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33 Chyachaowalit Rd, Betong 95110 Thailand
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#4 of 9 hotels in Betong
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See why so many travellers make Betong Merlin Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Betong. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Betong Merlin Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with wifi.

A pool and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special.

While in Betong be sure to experience local dim sum favourites at Seng Dim sum.

Should time allow, World's largest mailbox, Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat, and Wat Kuan Im are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Betong Merlin Hotel as you experience all of the things Betong has to offer.

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Pek Jenny wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore385 contributions25 helpful votes
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Hotel room is huge but has mouldy smell. Found 2 dead cockroaches in the toilet. Made a call to the receptionist to clear the dead cockroaches and went off for dinner. They did spray freshener in the toilet but never cleared away the dead cockroaches. Have to call them again to removed it. We went off early for our day tour the next day. After came back, the bed is made up half way, with the sheet on the table (forgot or expect us to put ourselves). And during night time, when I shower, I realise the towel looks dirty and with holes. The worst part is the towel (looks more like rag to me) is smelly, as if someone had used it before and never wash (suspect they purposely give us used towels / cleaning rags because of last night incident). Too bad I forgot to take the photo to attach here. I was so angry and called them to replace the towel immediately after my shower. Towel replaced was very clean and smell nice this time. And during the night, 1 cockroach fly onto our bed and disappeared under our bed while we try to catch it! Highly recommend not to stay in this unhygienic hotel. Where as for breakfast buffet, only few varieties and not enough for the guest!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Durio wrote a review Aug 2019
Lismore, Australia64 contributions35 helpful votes
Excellent bed, hot water, & view but detritus in drain, no sink plug, dust on TV table, no bath tub though stated there is, no hot water jug. Charge like a bull (1500 baht) for what is now a budget hotel. Price is stand alone reason for 'poor' review.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Jack Saini wrote a review Oct 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia113 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a old hotel. Probably the modern hotel very long ago but time has taken its toll on this building.. The rooms are spacious.. Can't take the smell of the carpets.. Situated in the town and many shops nearby walking distances.. Also have nightclubs and kar aoke downstairs..prices are high but guess there are other budget hotels nearby which are new, Clean, and much cheaper..
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jack Saini wrote a review Jul 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia113 contributions23 helpful votes
One of the oldest hotel in town so the rooms and especially the carpets is abit smelly.. Good for those who prefers to walk.. Surrounded by all the pubs.. Bike rent is available, just ask at the counter.. Book the behind rooms as it will be facing the mountains..
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alvin S wrote a review Dec 2016
Malaysia7 contributions1 helpful vote
when the on our merdeka day (malaysian national day)31st aug ...the room is ok for us guys but the curtain n floor carpet are a bit musky needs to be washed of cleaned more often..n also security at the carpark need to be aware for theives ...its dingy at the basement carpark ..
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kamalavy wrote a review Jul 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia33 contributions20 helpful votes
A friend booked this hotel since it was holiday season (Hari Raya - a Muslim festival). and most other hotels in Betong were full. It was a big mistake. We were charged baht 1500 (abt MYR150) the first night including breakfast. It was horrendously expensive and the room was certainly not worth the money we paid. The reception staff do not speak english, were rude and obviously do not know the meaning of customer service. The hotel is old and badly maintained. Lobby is unimpressive. Everything in the room is old and the toilet was ancient with a disgusting bathtub. We could not locate the tap to the toilet and later realised it was located under the sink counter and can only be turned on by reaching your hand under the sink ! My first such experience !! The room itself is so-so, old carpet, torn mattress cover and box TV. As we were there for 2 nights only, we decided not to change hotel. The price reduced to MYR 115 the next day as most of the tourists had checked out. But when we went for breakfast, we had a shock, no breakfast. Seems they reduced the rate and took away breakfast. Most annoying was that the reception did not bother to tell us. We would have definitely changed hotel had we known. Only plus points - good air cond and shower. All else not worth the money we paid. Will not ever recommend this hotel. There are a few other smaller hotels in the vicinity that are much cheaper and cleaner.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you must stay here, ask for rooms at the back - good view of the surrounding hills. front...
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Darren wrote a review Oct 2015
Cheras, Malaysia1 contribution3 helpful votes
My mother and I stayed here as we believe that it is very near to the nearby attractions. The positives of this hotel though are that it has quite decent WiFi connection (or it might be because of the lack of guests), decent enough toilet conditions, pretty friendly staff and amazing views from our room! On to the negatives; 1. The room was dusty and unkempt! I am not sure whether it is reflecting the Western style of wearing shoes indoors, but the floor was really dirty and you can see scraps of paper everywhere. The room had a really weird smell as well. 2. The bedding was the worst part of the room. My bed had a few ants crawling around, but I still slept okay despite the loud noises coming from the pubs down below. However, my mother was less fortunate. She woke up in the middle of the night with bites all over her lower body! She opened up her bed sheets to see that there was a bee corpse there which attracted an ant colony! This was absurd but we did not complain to the management as we were already on our way out of the hotel. Reevaluation is needed on the methods of which the staff checks out a room. All in all, the hotel was just a place to stay overnight in this quiet border town before we move on, but this experience was a major downer for our trip. We will not recommend this hotel to anyone!
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Suthatta S wrote a review Sep 2015
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The hotel located at middle of the Betong city town with a mountain view. From the hotel you can walk around for clubbing at night, find Chineses food at restuarant or you can take a body massage (Thai ancient massage) at the 2nd floor at hotel. The cost per night is 750baht for low season with a bathub in a room.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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raymondtee48 wrote a review May 2015
kuala lumpur24 contributions32 helpful votes
Betong Merlin Hotel is just an average hotel,with average facilities.. The frontline staffs are quite helpful,but its a pity they dont really speak or understand english,to get information and direction on places of interest is next to impossible,there are no brochure available,guess the Thai Tourism is not interested in promoting the border town..
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tan H wrote a review Nov 2014
Penang Island, Malaysia425 contributions92 helpful votes
Checked into the hotel on 17 November , the current rate for a King sized bed room is 975 baht or RM 99 where you can choose to pay in either currency . Bear in mind that this rate is for room only without any other extras . Car Parking is very limited and is at the basement and OMG there is no lift , you have to walk up to the Lobby ! I was given Room 1209 initially and upon opening the door , a strong mouldy smell greeted me , so I asked the bell boy to change room to 1207 which is better ! The location of the Hotel is good , everything is near , food , massage , pubs , KTV's . The insulation / the noise level is quite bad as at 5 am you can still hear loud music from the Discos in the area even from Level 12 . The receptionists do speaks English and Chinese Mandarin . The bathroom is small and badly maintained although cleanliness is good . I see no reason to return stay here as I can find better value elsewhere . The Hotel's Free Wifi although 15 feet away from my room is nothing short of SLOW ! This Hotel is now quite old and needs a total makeover but I do not forsee anything done as management could have decided to keep it basic and maintain pricing which is the only plus point . I think you can get better value elsewhere .
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Odd numbered Rooms face the back hills , Evens face the Town Centre
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US$18 - US$26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Betong Merlin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Betong Merlin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include World's largest mailbox (0.8 km), Phra Mahathat Chadi Phra Phutthammaprakat (0.8 km), and Betong Clock Tower (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Betong Merlin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Betong Merlin Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Betong Merlin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Betong Merlin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ta Yern Restaurant, Seng Dim sum, and Iam cafe’.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Betong Merlin Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Betong Merlin Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Betong.
Are there any historical sites close to Betong Merlin Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Betong Clock Tower (0.2 km).