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18 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Penang City Hall
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.)
    17 min drive

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03 7724 9556
  • Studio, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Studio (Twin)

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Family Studio

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
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About this area

George Town

Merlin Hotel is located in George Town's Downtown George Town neighbourhood. Gurney Drive and Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Penang Times Square and Gurney Plaza. ESCAPE Adventureplay and Kidland Penang are also worth visiting.

Visit our George Town travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 3 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 4 min walk
  • Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal - 6 min walk
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque - 9 min walk
  • Prangin Mall - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Sungai Petani Station - 60 min drive
  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive

About this property

Merlin Hotel

George Town hotel in Downtown George Town, walk to Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal
This hotel features a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a corner/local shop. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a front desk safe and a vending machine. All 7 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and LCD TVs. Other amenities available to guests include safes, showers and desks.
Merlin Hotel offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Family friendly

Corner/local shop


Front-desk safe
Corner/local shop
Vending machine

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Room amenities


Air conditioning


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)



Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 17


Check-out before noon


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Merlin Hotel Penang
  • Merlin Penang
  • Merlin Hotel Hotel
  • Merlin Hotel George Town
  • Merlin Hotel Hotel George Town

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great find, clean and comfortable and good value

Merlin guesthouse was great, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, they checked each day if we wanted our room cleaned. The room was a good size, with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was a wet room, but kept very clean. Location was good, short walk to many bars/restaurants and the hop on hop off tourist bus had a stop just round the corner.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2018


Convenient location

This is an OK hotel - nothing outstanding about it and nothing really disappointing about it. The location is convenient and quiet. The staff friendly and helpful. The room is generally Comfortable and OK. There was no minibar but there was a cold water dispenser in the hallway. Bed was comfortable enough. Internet connection was OK. The hotel didn't appear to have any lifts, but the guest rooms seemed to all be situated on the first and second floors, so not too bad really.

Pros: Quiet

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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