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Merlyn Court Hotel

2 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EN, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great central location, very small room, no tv...all ok so far, but the wifi advertised is only available from the lobby, so not convenient, and the other bad surprise was the breakfast in the stark basement room without ambiance nor coffee; you must wait for the waitress to boil the kettle to make instant coffee, and serve you dry toast,... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

probably the italian people have different standard about 3 stras hotel. the room was small,and not really clean.the barthroom was really old and without any recently maintenance.staff enough professional. in general not good

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As an emergency I've used this kind of B&B in London. The location is quite good, but is really a cheap solution. No elevator available than if you're unlucky (like me) you've to reach the third floor with your luggage in a really narrow staircase. Is almost clean but all the accomodation is cheap and needs retrofit. Good tihing about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really clean room, very friendly and warming staff. Breakfast was nice, fab location 3 minute walk to tube station..everything you need from leisure to food is walking distant away! Definitely recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Right by Earls court station which is on the piccadilly line and is a straight train to Heathrow. Ample food to be found around the neighbourhood. Got upgraded to a quad room even though I booked a single. Small ensuite and unusable window. Warm shower works well. Beds are thin and springy. Good for an overnight stay.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I first stayed at Merlyn Court in 2005 and again the first week of September this year. It's a lovely old world sort of place and I don't think that you could find a better value anywhere in London proper. The rooms are eclectically furnished, each one has it's own personality. They are cozy and warm, and you can actually... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It was a nice hotel, helpful people, but there wasn't a lift and walking upto the 4 floor with a toddler and being pregnant was a task, the room was really nice and clean though we didn't have a tv or tea and coffee making facilities. The shower was lovely, easy to get to the right temp.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

London is not cheap. So if you want a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel that is very conveniently located to an underground station (Earl's Court), then Merlyn Court is a good choice. Very friendly, helpful staff; rooms are comfortable and clean. This is not the Hilton by any means, but it's a matter of context--convenience and affordability--and the Merlyn scores well... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Downstairs en suite room definitely better than upstairs. Wi-fi available only on 2 chairs in downstairs hallway. Nice people. Need to upgrade the beds and rooms. Location couldn't be better. They could also do with some heavier drapes. Tough when the sun comes pouring in at 4am don't expect an English breakfast- crispy toast and jam, coffee and tea covers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Merlyn Court is a small and cozy hotel we definitely look forward to come back to. It is very simple, clean and comfortable. The bathroom is small but not in a bad way, since we found it was the best bathroom we had in Europe and it fitted well a family of 4. The shower was really nice, with good... More 

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