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Merlyn Court Hotel - London

2 star B&B London

2 Barkston Gardens - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 50 .00
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Handily located in the heart of London, right in Kensington, the Merlyn Court Hotel is a family-run bed and breakfast offering excellent value in a friendly and quiet atmosphere.

The property is located within walking distance of many bars, cafes, and restaurants and is well served by public transportation and the underground network, providing easy access to all the main attractions, entertainment, theaters, and shopping districts of London.

The Merlyn Court Hotel B&B offers comfortable accommodation to suit to all budgets, a TV lounge, a cozy breakfast room, and, above all, attentive service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

The hotel does not allow pets.

 
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Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 214 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Staff very helpful and location great. Excellent choice for London stay.

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Breakfast at Merlyn Court Hotel

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Merlyn Court Hotel

  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Internet/Email services

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Check-in: between noon and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


Guests must notify this property of their anticipated arrival time in advance. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.This property does not allow check-in after 11 PM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Merlyn Court Hotel is also known as

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Hotel Merlyn Court

8.1

Clean

8.4

Location

8.0

Quiet

6.7

Spacious

7.6

Service

Merlyn Court Hotel reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very clean and tidy and seemed to be very efficiently run. Very well located and pictures and amenities were very much like advertised.

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Toilet door has gap. Basic breakfast, hot but no cereals. Need to climb alot of stairs, no lift. Very near to underground tube at Earls Court.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Worth it's price; more like a B&B than a Hotel; a bit old-fashioned - depends on your liking that; bathroom facilities could be more up-to-date; good location; quiet; friendly & personal; beeing redone (room by room) also with WiFi; breakfast offered is continental only; no weekly rates; book at least two months in advance, it's always full; I will come again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

i was very very satisfied. The place is friendly, homely, clean, simple, peaceful, simple, cheap. Highly recommended

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great stay made our trip really good owner is very friendly and enjoyable Rooms are small but clean and serve really well for people like us that are Always on the go

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

We had a really nice stay at the Merlyn. Everything was really like we had expected it, it is very family friendly, clean and cosy with a wonderfull British atmosphere. It would have been nice if we had been prepared for the sober breakfast ( toast, marmelade and tea or coffie) and only wifi at the ground floor. We would definitly come back again here.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

directly on the line from st pancrass station, close to the city center and in a very peacefull place.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Myself and my family stayed at the merlyn hotel as our granddaughter was singing on the royal Albert hall. The staff were so friendly never minding giving us information and directions whenever asked. We would definitely stay here gain and thanks again. The armbruster family.

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Very nice hotel (bed & breakfast) with helpful staff, clean rooms and fine surroundings. We got a room on the second floor and the stairs had high steps which made it rather difficult to walk in. But overall we had a good stay and we can highly recommend the hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Only had over night stay but for a B &B was as indicated and expected.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Either you like, or you don't. I liked it very much. Reasonable quiet, and nicely decorated building. Breakfast just toast with tea or coffee, but everyhting is clean and the staff is very friendly.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I appreciated the staff competence,the quietness and the location of the house very much.It was a wonderful stay!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

The owner was very welcoming and helpful and the environment of the hotel was basic but clean. Having a front room I was kept awake by kids in the street until 2 am but this I guess is somewhat beyond the control of the management. Minor gripe was that the pressure in the taps was very weak. The breakfast was very poor. Most would be prepared to pay an extra quid or two for some real coffee, decent bread and butter rather than margarine,

7.5 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Location is very central and good starting point to explore London. Rooms are clean and nice ( old fashioned style ), service and staff is very friendly and helpfull. But : Expect no luxury! No A/C, Breakfast very poor.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

The only thing that could be better for that price was the breakfast. Two toasts with jam per guest is not enough, especially not for teenagers.

7.9 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Very nice staff and friendly atmosphere

5.2 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I think it was overpriced but it is London so I guess everything is overpriced in London.... not impressed with breakfast-bit of toast, marmalade and tea/coffee is all - although the lady who does the breakfast is very pleasant and helpful. Room was fine. Small and Clean. Had to go upstairs to bathroom-bit of a pain. For an overnight stay was ok. The building itself is very nice.

7.7 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good location, clean room, no lift with several flights of tiny stairs, broken window frame and mirror w/no indication of intended repair (just a smiley face), good shower. Most rooms have shared bath & toilet - must specify private bath.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Lovely experience, excellent welcoming and professional competence of the staff. Wonderful kindness of Mrs Lucy and Cristina. We will surely suggest this hotel to all our friends! London for us will have only one hotel accomodation...in Merlyn Court!! Many thanks to Lucy!! We hope to come back very soon ;;)) Ale and Adri

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

staff is very kind, silent and comfortable room(place), I really enjoyed staying London!

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Very good 2-star hotel for London. Very good welcoming by staff. Family atmosphere; we got the feeling that the people who manage this hotel really feel concerned about the well-being of their guests. Breakfast very simple (coffee/tea with toasts and marmelade) but quite good. Nicely situated, 200 meters from 'Earl's Court' Underground station.

7.4 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

They offer a good price vs quality, they're not expensive so I didn't expect the world. Very good location, closed the subway. In that respect it's perfect. The bed was rather hard, but I'm ok with that. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only minor thing was that they servered only 1 type of Jam for breakfast, a little variation would be welcome. Breakfast is simple, but again it matches the price. If you're not a princes and don't want to pay to much this might be your spot.

1.7
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Desayuno muy basico. Café y tostadas frías. No podías repetir desayuno. La cama no la hacían todos los días. Ni cambiaban las toallas. staff muy antipático.

7.8 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Korea

Definitely much better compared to the price. A little far from the city center, but well- connected with tube and bus. Less than 5 minute walk from the tube station and bus stop. There is also a big Sainsbury within 5-10 minute walk. The area is quite safe even late at night. I know some people complain about complimentary breakfast, but it was better than nothing!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This hotel is ideal for the type of traveler who doesn't need to be pampered and who remembers to bring their own shampoo. The rooms are small and the breakfasts aren't much, and the bedding is fair to middling. But if you just want a very clean, mostly quiet crash pad for not a lot of quid, this is your hotel. The location is outstanding (very close to the Tube and a short ride to Kensington, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly, etc), the neighborhood charming (with many, MANY restaurant and pub choices nearby -- I recommend The Blackbird on the corner of Earl's Court and Barkston Gardens), and the staff very attentive if you meet them halfway. Good luck finding a nicer private room for the same price.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

good place, good location, good service, two-place bed too short.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was only toast but this was fine; it set me up for the day and I could have as much as I wanted, I also got a pot of tea to myself. For the price, this hotel was very good value.

7.6 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

wifi was down and had been for months even though it states on website they have wifi, the breakfast is toast and coffee/tea only. Building has charm and feels like a bed and breakfast place. Location is excellent as it is 2 blocks to the Earl's Court underground. We were in the front of the building and could hear cars and people walking by.

7.6 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Very old building with no lift. Would be difficult if traveling with heavy bags. Small rooms, but clean and nice for the price.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay here. It was no frills but given the price, the value was very good for a clean and comfortable room. We were well taken care of by all the staff.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Italian style and kindness. My room has a really little bathroom but very well organized so you can forget it. Much better that hundreds of other 2 stars hotels

7.8 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We were here for a short stay. It is optima for such a travel. easy to reach by tube, close enough to centre. Rooms are clean and quite confortable. Actually the breakfast can be improved.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

in strategic point of London.Simple but cleaned.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Gran Bretagna

the hotel was nice and clean, the tube is right on the corner, it's very easy to go all over the city. breakfast was very poor, just a cup of coffee and a slice of tosted brad, if i will go to london again i will choose Merlyn court as well, it's situated in a strategic place.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The pros: clean and most staff are friendly, good location The cons: breakfast is very poor - only coffee and white toast. When I asked for brown toast, they said there wasn't any. Also I don't think serving breakfast for 1 hr. (8 - 9 a.m.) is realistic. For the price we paid, I don't feel we got value for our money. We also stayed nearby and for less money had a full breakfast that was available for 2 hrs. and had more services, ie. fridge in the room.

6.3 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The breakfast was really poor. No choise

6.6 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

No frills hotel. Clean. Location - nice and quiet, but close to Earl's Court facilities. Don't bother with breafast pot of coffee and 3 pieces of toast, butter and marmalade - lots better on Earls Court Road if you want. No communal facilites - ideal for use for short stay business or sight seeing when you don't expect to use the hotel except to sleep in.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Denmark

Let's be honest. The Merlyn Court Hotel is based perfectly at Earl's Court. Short walk to tube, pubs etc. When that is said, for a group of three guys the rooms are just too small, the toilet would only flush every, say, 20 minutes and the breakfast A COMPLETE DISASTER! Toast (oh well, and butter) and tea, that's is just not my take on the term "continental breakfast", but I may be wrong. If the main purpose of the hotel is to just sleep - I would recommend the Merlyn Court. But I don't think price and room corresponds. Nice staff though. Recommendable for couples definitely.

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Really nice, quite, relatively small, in the middle of a very dynamic, vibrating and pleasant area. Ideally positioned, near tube, pubs and other amenities. I used a single so I can't tell about how would be to stay with my whole family. For me was exactly what I was looking for.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

It is true that breakfast is only toast, but this is an excellent value for the price. The staff was phenomenal and was willing to give me a flexible checkout time, which helped my travel plans. The rooms are incredibly quiet. The furniture is all antique, giving the place a quaint feeling. There are even books and magazines placed around the hotel. It is only a short walk from the Underground, and I felt safe walking the area after dark.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Merlyn Court. The breakfast is sparse as noted by others, so just go to one of the nearby stores and pick up some milk/cheese/fruit to supplement and the staff will be happy to store it for you in the refrigerator. Don't be put off by the "rules", there are those who seem to need a reminder to be considerate of others and respect their surroundings. Enjoy your stay!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

excellent small, clean B&B, great location

6.2 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

We could recommend this B&B for travellers who do not need spacious and quiet rooms. Yet the staff is very friendly and helpful,the rooms and bathrooms are clean and fill basic needs.

6.2 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

the room was on the 3rd floor, no lift... the breakfast was not enough important : only toasts, butter and marmalade, no orange juice... Well situated for the underground Good explications to find the hotel

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Breakfast a bit more various

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

This Hotel is very clean and very well placed in London ( near Victoria Station by tube) Our room was large and the owners so friendly ! All was perfect ( except the breakfast ... but it's not so important)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

perfetto x pochi giorni, la proprietaria,italiana,è molto gentile e disponibile.la stanza piccola ma pulita,quasi incredibile x gli standard a basso costo londinesi.la posizione perfetta x gli spostamenti.

5.8 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Excellent location and nice personnel. However, we found that quality of service was poor, due to the building's overall features: breakfast area in the basement, no lounge... Our room was spacious and reasonably quiet but antiquated, and we had to climb up 4 stores to reach it (no elevator). There was a problem with the mechanical ventilation system too: it went on everytime we turned on the light in the bathroom, making it very noisy (especially at night).

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

I stayed in London just for the week-end so i didn't have much chance to meet anyone

6.4 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

clean, quiet, plain and in a good area easily reached by bus and metro. Ok for family groups.

3.1
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Photographs in the web were taken long time ago. Breakfast poor, and cleanliness very poor.

7.5 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

spent 4 days in London with my son. B&B is clean and, also if basic services are provided, I am overall satisfied considering prices present in london. Breakfast is not very various: the or coffee, toasts or cereals. only orange marmelade/butter provided.

5.0 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

Good location, close to the tube. Clean toilet and bedroom. Simple breakfast (toasts,tea or coffee, butter, jam). Staff is not friendly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

great place to stay. clean, friendly, quiet, nice location

4.1 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The hotel is old and is rather down-at-the-heels. Room was stuffy in the warm climate. Difficult climb to the top floor without lift. Welcoming staff seemed sullen. Some problems with shower. Breakfast room was a bit grim. The owner was very nice and helpful about the shower, however. The location was convenient to tube station and on a nice street.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

great hotel: the street is very nice, with gardens. hotel is very simple, but quiet and clean. breakfast was simple also, but fine. the owners and employees are italian and absolutely charming. i will stay there again when i come back.

7.4 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Difficult to comment on price as I don't know London prices. For a budget room it was very clean and the staff were nice. The breakfast was basic - some jam would be good. The inability to make a hot drink was frustrating - but I did know that in advance. The showers were good but a times the toilets got smelly.

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We finished our trip with a return to London. Our first hotel was not available for this leg of the trip (4 nights), but we were able to find Merlyn Court through Venere. It offers clean, basic accomodations. The rooms are quite small. No lift. Staff was kind. I got sick during the trip. The staff made it a point to ask how I was doing, offer advice and helped when necessary. Location is good - very close to Earl's Court station, M&S, and a Boots (and fast food, if you like). Even more important, very close to a couple of pubs! As 30-somethings, we liked the age range of the neighborhood. A few minuses - We had to move rooms during our stay. This meant we couldn't really settle into our room because we knew we had to move after 2 nights. They helped with the luggage thankfully, because we moved UP another floor! No TV, radio, or alarm clock in the room. Could be a good thing, especially on vacation, but I definitely felt out of touch with what was happening in the world. But I suppose that's what the metro publications are for! Lots and lots of rules posted - including no luggage on the beds. The rules made the hotel seem more "hostel-ish" than the other hotels we stayed out. Even with all the rules posted about not dragging luggage up/down the staircase in order to not disturb others, each morning we had kids playing in the hallways. **If you pay by credit card, it's an extra 5%.** Another good thing - easy access to Heathrow via the tube's Piccadilly line. Even with a lot of luggage among the 3 of us, we managed to make it to LHR no problem and relatively cheap!

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Such a surprise to discover that the owners are italians! They where really nice and gentle, even when a little problem happened to us on the tube...and it's Italy to be known for thieves! The hotel is very comfortable: there's no tv or wireless, but we knew it and we didn't care, because we only needed a place to sleep, rooms are really clean (in the bathroom you could still smell the cleaner!): on the moquette you could see the signs left by the vacuum. Then they've just refresh the most of the place. As for the rest, the tube is very close (less then five minutes by foot) and there are two lines: Piccadilly and District. The first is the one that takes you to/from Heathrow on one side and towards Piccadilly Circus (almost the center), and farther on, on the other, crossing over the town. We were five of us, divided in one double and one triple, and decided to come back there if we'll go back to London.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

We were very pleased with our stay. The room was not spacious, but tidy and compact. Besides some minimal hallway noise the room was perfect! Staff were not only lovely people but also incredibly helpful and welcoming.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Recomiendo este bed&breakfast, nuestra estancia fue perfecta. Trato muy amable del personal, instalaciones limpias, buena ubicación. Lo único negativo tal vez el espacio de las habitaciones, la nuestra era un poco pequeñita pero todo lo demás muy bien.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

Nice area, nice staff, a very good place to stay!

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

This small B&B offers what its money worth, considering its position in a nice and quiet area, close to metro. Our room (3 adults) was clean and spacious enough. Breakfast (toast, jam, butter, coffee, milk, musli) was OK. Lucy, the owner of the bussiness, was friendly, helpful and competent. All in all, a pleasant 4-days stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The room and the bathroom were not large but functional and clean. Hot water always and clean every day. The breakfast was essential but healthy and abundant: toasts with butter and marmelade, tea, coffee and milk. We were very well and the personal was very kindly. The price (we were four) was very cheap, especially in London. The subway is nearby and close there are many great ethnic restaurants!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Insider tip in London, I'll come back again. Beautiful old building, clean toilet and shower on the floor, near earls court underground.

7.5 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Merlyn Court was close to the Tube which was very convenient for getting around. There were plenty of pubs and resaurants in the area. The room was very small, but this did not bother us as we were only there to sleep. One thing that did surprise me was the lack of towels. My husband and I had only one towel to share between the two of us for the first two days. There are many stairs to walk to get to your room, so if you have trouble with this, I would ask for a room on the lower floor. The directions on how to get to Merlyn court do need to be modified. I cna't remeber exactly, but I think the directions had us going an extra leg on the tube when it was not necessary.

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

The hotel is conservative managed, i.e. the breakfast is not a buffet and the guests are educated to sparingness: The toilet-flush works only every 20 minutes. It seems to me, this doesn't fit to the price.

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

A few times earlier. A small room but clean and nice. No new towels in 4 days. A simple breakfast perhaps typical english. We enjoied our stay very much also because of nice weather and our son playing at the Proms in Royal Albert Hall.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

My staying was pleasant, the hotel is situated in a central area in a very quiet street. The Tube is just 2 min walking, as well as the Earls Court Venue. The rooms are very clean but they are very small. I was disappointed by not having my tea kettle in the room. I was also very disappointed by the breakfast. I was supposed to have a continental breakfast, but what I had was actually too poor to be even called continental. There was just marmalade and no hope of any jam, no yoghurt, no sweet, no fruits...

2.7
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Desayuno horrible. Café aguado, leche y un par de tostadas. Sin yogures ni cacao para los niños. Los huéspedes deben completarlo trayendo su propio colacao o mermelada. Increríble. Hotel muy caro para lo que se ofrece.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Well,my first time in London was very excellent, and the Merlyn Court was too. Very gentle people, very good welcoming, very nice place. Maybe, the breakfast shoul'd be more various, and like continental breakfast...even if like this is very english!so is good too.

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

don't expect more than what you are paying.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

I had a wonderful stay at Merlyn Court! I stayed for five nights and I was very pleased by the service and hospitality offered by the staff. They were kind and thoughtful and made my stay that much better. The area is lovely - just off the Earl's Court station in a quiet neighborhood - and the hotel itself is a calm, soothing environment. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and everything was in working order. I will definitely stay there next time I'm in London!

7.3 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

I stayed 3 nights w/ my 2 school aged children. The room was very small, but had clean beds and a bathroom, as well as a window with fresh air and plenty of natural light. I would say the biggest lack was in breakfast. I'm all for keeping things simple, but Muslix, toast & marmalade is a bit narrow 3 days running. Some croissants or a boiled egg to mix things up would be nice. Also, tea & coffee are not ideal beverages for kids. Staff was very friendly, but you just get the overall impression that they're doing the minimum to service guests, while pinching pennies. Location was fantastic - 1 1/2 blocks from the tube, walking distance to Natural History Museum, lovely!

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Quite and confortable and very nice staff in charge

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

London is expensive. This is a relatively cheap hotel. Good points: clean, quiet, hot water, reasonable beds. Bad points: breakfast is a piece of toast and tea, no TV, no radio, no sitting area. Best features: 5 minutes to the subway and nice bars/restaurants

5.5 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Really poor breakfast offering / 5% charged in extra if you pay by card the remaining nights / lack of professionalism overall

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great value for the money. Staff was friendly and accommodating - allowing me to check in at 9:30am after a long overnight flight and holding my bag for a few extra hours the day of check out. Due to a room mix-up (my room wasn't ready yet) they upgraded me to a private bath room at no additional cost. Hotel is right around the corner from the Earl's Court tube stop on a quiet pretty side street. Felt very safe there travelling as a single woman and would definately stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I stayed a few nights in this charming B&B hotel which is convenient to the Earl's Court tube station and several good places to eat. I especially liked the helpfulness and warmth of proprietoress. It is an excellent value.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We stayed at the hotel for a week. Service and assistance from Lucy was exceptional, and we were particularly grateful for her flexibility in rearranging our accommodations at the last minute. The rooms are definitely on the small side, but if you are out and about sight seeing for 10 hours a day they are as big as you need them to be. Breakfast every day was a plus. The location of the hotel is perfect- only a couple of minutes walk from Earls Court tube station which will whisk you in to the heart of london in a few minutes. You can also walk to a number of top attractions such as the natural history museum and the Victoria and Albert. There are a couple of dozen places to eat right around the hotel to suit all pockets. Great Hotel. Highly recommended. Loved it.

5.3 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

If they had a cettle and tea/coffee in the room, if they had a tv/radio in the room if the room was more heated and the windows wouldnt have let the cold wind in if they had served me not the endings of the toast if they had brown toast and more jams to choose from if they would have served english breakfast then the rating could have been better.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Basic accommodation. But clean, quiet, friendly, great location and good value. I plan to stay there the next time I am in London.

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Pretty good stuff given the very low price.

4.8 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Really near the underground station, and near some facilities (restaurants, museums), but a lot of work to do to have a nicer place to stay. Breakfast was at the lower limit (toasted bread and marmelade, nothing more).

7.3 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Stayed in a single, basic (no bathroom) - clean and simple. Never had to wait for the shared bathroom. My room was adjacent to the street and the noise from outside was significant: those wishing a quieter room should request a room at the back of the hotel. No window to open, so I wished I could adjust the temp a bit sometimes, but it wasn't too bad. Overall a good experience, though: I'd stay here again as it's a good value for the money, in a location close to public transport. Staff was very cheerful and friendly!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very pleased. The hotel is in Earl's Court,so not in the center of the city. This distance from the center is made up for by the relatively low price, and the good quality of the rooms and service.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Major construction two doors down- otherwise, it was fantastic!

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

There generally appeared to be a good rapport between staff and guests. I found staff extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Ideal if you just want a bed for the night and a simple breakfast.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Singapore

Overall worth the money and excellent accommodation, very friendly person in charge, very clean; but lighting not so good at night, very high floor no lift and breakfast could have been better.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malaysia

Needed a convenient, clean and no-frills place to stopover for the night, and was most satisfied with what I got in Merlyn. May not have had much space, but did get friendly accomodating staff, spotless showers and facilities, convenience of leaving my luggage after check-out time while I went shopping in London, and great conversation and tea (Thanks again!) with the lovely Lisa who runs the place. Good luck with the renovations!

7.6 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Fantastic place! room spacious and very clean good welcoming! I recommend ths place for pleople who want stay in London in a good place with an honest price!

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Por poco dinero en Londres, un sitio céntrico, limpio y te tratan como en casa. Muy agradable. Sencillo y perfecto para no gastar mucho dinero y pasar un par de días.

7.3 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Helpful staff was able to contatct and arrange taxi service from hotel to airport in middle of night. Good location, near underground station. If not, in walking distance to Victoria and Albert Museum, about 1-2 miles from hotel. I felt safe around this hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

If you are looking for a budget hotel in a fantastic area, close to tube, restaurants but off the busy main road then look no further. However, this is London and for the price you pay you are getting excellent value but not the Ritz!. Breakfast is just cereal and toast but you are two minutes from a supermarket and restaurants so you won't starve!. We were meant to stay in a twin room but on arrival had been put into a large triple room for no extra cost so we were pretty happy. The ensuite is small but for the price you are paying for a fantastic location in London then one can have little to complain about!. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They let us store our bags after check out for the day as we had a late flight. The place was cleaned very thoroughly every day. Will definitely be back and highly recommend it for the budget traveller.

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8.6 Excellent
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

6.9 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

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Room Details

Merlyn Court Hotel has 18 guest rooms. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in pillowtop mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room

How to reach Merlyn Court Hotel

By airplane From Heathrow airport, take the Piccadilly line to Earl's Court. From the station, exit at Earl's Court Road. Cross the road, walk to your right and take the second left into Barkston gardens. The property is right at the end of the gardens. From Gatwick airport, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station. Then change to the District line and get off at Earl's Court. From the station, follow directions as mentioned above. From Luton airport, take the Midland Main Line to St. Pancras. Reach Kings Cross underground on foot and take the Piccadilly line towards Uxbridge. Get off at Earl's Court. From the station, follow directions as mentioned above. From Stansted airport take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Change to the Circle line to South Kensington. Then take the District line to Earl's Court. From the station, follow directions as mentioned above.

Distances from Merlyn Court Hotel

Earl's Court Exhibition Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Kensington Roof Gardens - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
London Natural History Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Imperial College London - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
London Science Museum - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Royal Albert Hall - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Albert Memorial - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Victoria and Albert Museum - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Stamford Bridge Stadium - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Kensington Palace - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Brompton Oratory - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Holland Park - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Kensington Gardens - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Beauchamp Place - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
The closest major airports to Merlyn Court Hotel are:
London (LCY-London City) - 16.7 km / 10.3 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 18.1 km / 11.3 mi

The preferred airport for Merlyn Court Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.