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Merlin Lodge
Ranked #789 of 892 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The location is good but also bad. It's near bts station, but so far away from any attraction, not easy to find food. I stayed in triple room, with my lil sis and our friend, the room is good but small, the toilet also good. But they never clean the room while we stay there, so we have to throw the garbage in our room by ourselves. The owner, Ken is really nice and friendly. He allowed us to do late check out with free of charge.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Bedroom was dirty when we arrived. Grime on the floor and surfaces and dirty footprints on the wall next to the bed. Sheets and pillow cases smelled bad and the duvet was stiff and smelly like it had never been washed. Hot water in the shower didn't work, drain pipe in the basin leaked, and there was frequently no water at all for several hours at a time, meaning we couldn't have a shower, flush the toilet etc. No fridge in the room. Very close to BTS but really far out near the edge of Bangkok, nothing to do in the area and a long ride into the city. We wanted to check out early because there was no water, but we had paid in advance and the owner refused to refund us for the remaining days. We ended up finding another hotel anyway just so we could have a shower.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

The location was alright, very close to the metro! Ken was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, and needed sheets and blankets, the pillows were VERY hard too.

Breakfast was not worth the price, you didn't get a lot!

Overall it was average, but it would be better if they fixed the little things!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank PresPJ
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

we confirmed a price with owner by e-mail, and upon arrival (and carrying our heavy bags across the city) the price increased by 100 baht per night over and above what he quoted to us by e-mail. We showed the proprieter the e-mail he sent us, but he would not acknowledge it, even though it was there in black and white. We were not comfortable dealing with the proprieter if he was not going to be honest with us. We stayed elsewhere, closer to the center of the city at a similiar price. The lounge area was filled with clutter. A very disorganized establishment.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank RobinRockin
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

The establishment is clean but very untidy. The entrance looks like a recovery from a natural disaster. We had dust on surfaces in our room and water marks on furniture from bottles/glasses. There was no soap or shampoo and when we asked for some, received a shampoo/conditioner bottle - impossible to rinse from the body. When we asked to buy water from the fridge in the common area, the staff did not have the key. That was the bad. Ken is a very helpful individual who is full of good advice, willingly given. He has a wealth of knowledge that proved correct and useful on each occasion that we asked. The access to the Skytrain and bus system is excellent and convenient.

Room Tip: Spartan but acceptable 2-Star accommodation
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

i was there in the Bangkok for three nights and i stayed in this hotel and its was excellent in service and cleanliness ...I always advice this hotel for the people who like to spend their time in bangkok , as it is the best hotel with Good haspitality with lowest price

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank chsamuelreddy
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I stayed here for 5 nights and the owner Ken is a wonderful guy! Very basic in accommodation but you are only in your room to sleep anyway...Ken is refurbishing the downstairs area, so it will be great when it is all finished....the BTS is right outside the door and McDonalds and Subway is just a walk up the road! Ken even gave us dinner on our last night! What a fantastic host, always ready with maps and information....thanks for a great stay Ken!

Great for the cost and its location!

Room Tip: Stay on the 2nd floor as the steps are quite steep and lugging your bag up and down them may be a pa...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Terrorbull12
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Additional Information about Merlin Lodge

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 64 | Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10260, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #789 of 892 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range: £17 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Merlin Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MERLIN LODGE is a small 20 rooms hotel for budget travellers Located in Bangkok's Sukhumvit road next to the BTS (skytrain) station. Its Cafe'and restaurant serves fast food, french bakery, and a minimart - all open 24 hrs. "3 star accomodation at 1 star price" ... more   less 
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