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Merlyn Court Hotel

2.0 of 5 2 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There were 3 of us which can be very expensive in London, but this triple was reasonable. We did have to climb many stairs to get to our room, with large suitcases. Room was comfortable. Breakfast is just toast. Location is nice area and close to museums.

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Torino, Italia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I've spent five nights at the Merlyn in october 2013 with my mum and we had a nice experience. Extremely close to Earl's Court station and easy to reach from the airport, in a quiet place, close to pubs and restaurants, ensuite room a bit small but extremely clean and warm, breakfast good but a bit poor, staff always friendly... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It seems that reviews on this hotel are very mixed depending on what you want from a hotel. I went for a two-day, one-night stay with my 5-year old son to visit some London museums with him and, next time I go back to London I will definitely try to stay at the Merlyn Court Hotel again. The room we... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Reading the previous reviews I can only concur with their opinions. The place is a beautiful old building. The double beds are small the decor from the 50's but it is very clean and close to Earls Court and London itself, so it served its purpose. No TV's so a good quiet night sleep. You can find cheaper places in... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Recently stopped in this Hotel, my advice is DON'T, ok, it's in London and its priced keenly, but, if you want to stay in a Hotel that looks like it was last decorated just after the Blitz, then this is for you, bedding looked like it was from the 1930s towels would be better used to rub down rusty metal,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just needed a place to sleep for one night, so not looking for exquisite decoration - just good functionality that's CLEAN. And you get a comfy bed that's in a clean room here. Just sufficient room in the teeny bathroom. Asked for downstairs room due to bad back - got that. Nice and quiet - NO TVs, quiet, leafy street... More

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Address: 2 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Merlyn Court Hotel 2*
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It is family run, quiet, with clean bright rooms and totally no smoking. Our aim is to offer straightforward no frills fantastic value accommodation in one of the finest, green areas of Central London –there are several garden squares around us, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are close if you like walking, interesting old architecture and a couple of museums too! There are restaurants, cafés, shops (open late), banks, and a post office only 3 minutes awaySince 1947, Merlyn Court Hotel has been a family run bed & breakfast recognised by local & international tourism associations and guides. It is popular with leisure and business travellers for its central location and for providing excellent value in a friendly and quiet atmosphere.We have tried to retain the original features of the building to provide clean, bright and airy rooms. Most have private facilities but we have also kept some basic rooms for the needs of the smaller budget traveller. Large rooms with 3 or 4 beds are also provided for friends or those with families.This is a popular, good value, no frills, unpretentious B & B. Many universities, art institutions and museums and medical institutions use our hotel for their research students and professionals.A homely atmosphere with multilingual staff and excellent rates for prime London.Make your trip to London a memorable experience and a pleasant stay as well. All these attractions are at very close proximity with the Bed and Breakfast Hotel MerlynCourt. We want you to take the best and the happiest memories of your visit and we strive to make that a reality with our dedicated services. ... more   less 
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