The Merlin Beach Resort offers a real taste of Thailand, with tropical pools, cookery classes, and a restaurant serving traditional local dishes.
This hotel is set in tropical gardens and anchored alongside Tri Trang Beach, a quiet stretch of white sand. It’s a peaceful spot, but you’re less than a 10-minute taxi ride from the nightlife in Patong.
In terms of what there is to do here, families well are catered for, thanks to 3 pools and a packed activities programme.
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Facilities ► View all
Main outdoor pool
With three outdoor pools you'll be spoilt for choice. One comes with a swim-up bar and hydro-massage jets. Sun terraces with sunbeds are edged with palm trees for that bit of extra shade.
As part of your holiday make sure you pay a visit to the spa with a range of de-stress and detoxing treatments, you'll leave feeling fully revitalised. The spa offers massage treatments for one or two with a variety of treatment rooms, one including a whirlpool. It's also recommended to take a dip in the steam bath to fully cleanse your skin before treatments, so arrive early for your spa appointment and avoid missing out.
This restaurant serves up a good selection of Thai favourites for dinner.
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premium twin room with sea view and balcony
These premium twin rooms have a bright feel and sea views. There’s 1 extra bed and a balcony for even more room. And air-conditioning is also available.
family room with pool view and balcony
These family rooms are spacious and come with air-conditioning plus views of the pool. There’s a double bedroom, twin bedroom with interconnecting doors and 1 extra bed. Plus there’s a balcony outside for that extra bit of space.
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Terrible pool and beach
Dirty pools. Overpriced food and drinks and non existent beach. The only great thing about this place was the breakfast buffet and the clean rooms... Which I must say, showers leak and caused much hassle and unecessary wet towels after every use. The Thai dinner was amazing and staff were super friendly. Another pointer... They ask for credit card for a "hold" but as soon as you exceed this amount, they want you to pay your bill? What gives? Front desk is very helpful with assisting for rides and taxis to anywhere you wish. Shame the pool was so filthy. More
Sandra W, 155019
First time to SE Asia
After a long flight from Sydney we arrived at the Marriott Merlin Beach The staff are so friendly and helpful The resort is about 45min from the airport and a 10min ride by tuk tuk from bustling Patong beach. The hotel has everything you need from spa treatments to massages on the beach. Family massage are awesome! The buffet breakfast is amazing and Nenny, Kelly,Sup and Su are super helpful and friendly Chai at the pool bar is a wiz behind the bar. Great place to stay. More
Remarkable - will visit again!
Firstly, do not be concerned about the negative reviews on here! I was worried after reading such mixed reviews but found that the things people were unhappy with were minor or easy fixed. Accommodation - amazing! The bed and pillows were the comfiest I've had in any hotel to date. We had a nicely renovated room near the Nham Tok pool that was just lovely. The air conditioning and flat screen tv certainly deserve a mention as they were much needed to escape the weather and my partner was overjoyed to have a TV the same size as the one we have at home. The pools are beautifully maintained and honestly every time we walked back to our room it seemed that the tiles in the walkways were being cleaned! I could not fault the cleanliness of the resort. Also, the complimentary toiletries in the "thann" brand were amazing and restocked every day as needed which was a nice touch. The beach - I have no idea why anyone would knock this beach it was beautiful! The only point is that you have to swim at high tide (which is between 10-2 anyway) to avoid walking on the coral. This had to be our favorite part of the Marriott resort as we found ourselves snorkeling every day! So many colourful and exotic species of fish so close to the shore we were mesmerized. We didn't need to leave the resort to the busy and sometimes dirty beaches found in the centre of patong as a result! The service - was impeccable! Could not fault anyone, even if English was a slight barrier for some they did their best to please. A special shout out to Cherry at reception for making sure our needs were met, Id and Kely in the Merchant Kitchen who made our buffet breakfast extra special each day and they were honestly so helpful and offered such a great service and banter. Also shout out to Ae in the pool bar who was great at making cocktails. Mr Bond was also very helpful on the concierge. There was also a lovely staff member at the beach grill but never got her name. All round could not fault the level of service offered. Food and drinks - really delicious, great variety in the buffet for breakfast and dinners. The food and drinks were expensive given that it is thailand but really translated quite similarly to what I would expect to pay in Australia. And it was nice and trustworthy which I didn't mind paying for. We also made a few trips to little tiger on the hill which is not affiliated with the hotel but it had really delicious cheap authentic Thai food. Small things - the smokers!!!! It seemed like they were EVERYWHERE! They had set smoking sections which I felt were a bit too close by but failed to see where else they could put them anyway. But regardless of the short walk to the smoking areas, it seemed like this was not enough for some people and they would smoke directly poolside or at the beach grill which I found was very rude (mind you a lot of children at the resort as well!) and not so much the hotels fault. Me and my partner were quite diligent in letting them know where the smoking sections were, however it would be good if the staff were a bit more on the ball with enforcing this, as it seemed like they were able to fly under the radar unless I told them where to go. I understand smoking in Thailand is a lot less restrictive than what I'm used to in Australia, but found it very rude when people would light up right next to others and children and not in the designated areas. Also just be sure to let the reception know from the outset what is included in your package as we found other reviewers have also advised. We had a minor mix up whereby our spa treatments which were included were charged additionally, however this was an easy fix with reception. Overall, I really could not speak highly enough of this resort, and our overall experience. We found it honestly so difficult to leave the resort! It had everything that was needed and more. Loved the pools, beach, pool bar, room and staff. We joined the Marriott rewards program and will not only be back to this resort in the future but will be staying in Marriotts again! More
All inclusive not ...
I am sat here right now by the pool which is just beautiful staff all so friendly and very helpful its a very clean hotel the food is nice love the Tia pantry and the Italian resturants borh very tasrt although on obe occasion the Tia pantry dod not have some items on the menu. The lady on the trip desk just the most polite person I've ever met. a beautiful hotel BUT ........ the all inclusive it is not ......the food the menus don't have a wide range on offer and it's not all included in the all inclusive package if it's got a triangle on it you have to pay this way not made clear to us on arrival it took a few days to realise this . there is only one toast machin at breakfast which can mean a bit of a cue but it is ok we have managed NOW THE DRINKS ....you cant have a drink on the all inclusive package untill 11.am so if your are an early riser and fancy a beer you will have to pay if it before 11.am I only drink rosea wine or Malabo and neither are included within the package and they don't do a local one thats i can have so this means it's a Alcahol free holiday Or I've had to pay. Oh and by 11.pm NO MORE FREE DRINK ALL INCLUSIVE ENDS There is a wellbeing bar which do ice teas and the most amazing fruit smoothies but guess what all inclusive WE HAVE TO PAY and that's just a bit of fruit and mike I mean really SNACKS...what snacks there are none And your bill it says contribution of 30 bhat a day this is for the coral so be prepared for this on your bill. So just please be aware all inclusive at the marriott merlin beach resort phucket means be prepared to pay for things that you thought would be included with your package More
Home away from home!
The location of the resort is great, as it is very quiet and away from the crowds, however only 10min with a shuttle bus to all the main areas in Patong. I cannot compliment the staff enough, they were always very friendly and helpful and did everything they could to make our stay great. If there was anything we needed, all we had to do was ask and they would happily take care of us. They always greeted us with a smile, asked how we were, what we were going to do with our day etc and always said if we need anything, we should not hesitate to ask, and as always, they did so with a smile. It was nice of them to always make sure we were ok and enjoying our stay. I have to say a special thank you to an amazing masseuse Joobjang who gave me the best massages ever ;). I cannot fault the hotel a single bit, from the facilities and atmosphere to the staff, it really is a 5 star hotel. It felt like home to us and we were very sad to leave! I have stayed in many hotels, but none like this. We were treated very personally and it really made us feel comfortable and appreciated. I have so much more I could say about how amazing our stay was but words are not enough, it really was an experience you have to have. Thank you, we will definitely be coming back in the future!More
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