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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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 double room with sea view and balcony
These premium double rooms are bright and spacious. There’s 1 extra bed and air-conditioning. Plus outside there’s even more room with a balcony overlooking the sea.
deluxe twin room with pool view and balcony
These deluxe twin rooms are spacious and come with 1 extra bed and air-conditioning. Outside you’ll have a balcony overlooking the pool for that extra bit of space.
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Just as good as last year
We returned to The Merlin Beach hotel, now owned by Marriott, and found it to be a little refurbished, ie not finished, but still quite superb. Spotlessly clean, amazing staff and WOW, what awesome swimming pools. Thanks you all for an amazing 2 weeks. See you next year then... !!!!More
Lovely Vacation and Amazing Food!
I have been there for two weeks and had an amazing time. Quiet Zone was peaceful and perfectly relaxing. Absolute love for delicious Breakfast and excellent desserts! We were looking forward to each Dinner wondering which desserts are going to be on Menu. Strawberry Sensation made by Pastry Chef Colin Crowson was my favorite and one of the best desserts I have ever tried! I will go back to this hotel for sure!More
A Very Good Place for family vacation near Phuket, Patong
If you are looking for idyllic sea side resort with beautifully appointed swimming pools, private beach near Patong, Phuket, Thailand for a lazy family vacation and do not have too many plans of visiting other attractions, then this is one of the places we recommend. We stayed at this place for 3 nights/ 4 days on a family vacation (Myself, Wife and two young daughters 9 and 2 years old) and enjoyed thoroughly our stay. We still did some limited sight seeing though (Island Visit - Phi Phi). I started my research very late on the possible places to stay on my vacation plan and zeroed on this property looking at the property details, photo gallery, proximity to Patong, Tarriffs and ofcourse Marriott brand. Some how I missed out on reading the reviews of the property on Trip Advisor till I made the booking. Once the booking was done and when I went through the recent reviews my heart sank. This was a family vacation in two years and there were so many adverse reviews which put me in dilemma whether to go ahead with it or cancel the booking! The main reason that I could gather from guest reviews was, Marriott had recently acquired the resort, it was just being brought up to it's standards and it just opened in time for the holiday season of Dec 2016. So probably there many opening hiccups, though I was not still sure. There was hardly any time left for me to research new places and re plan the whole trip. Once again Looking at the property photos, positive reviews from some of the guests on Trip Advisor and more importantly with blind faith in the Marriott brand that they can't be so bad, went ahead with the trip. The other comforting factor was the responses for the numerous negative reviews on Trip Advisor by the General Manager "Trevor May" and I thought probably under him this property is settling down faster. Right from my pre arrival communication with Pai and Peng at the front office to Natty at the reception desk on arrival day, together the team ensured we had a flawless check in. Our room was ready on our arrival, as per our request and specifications. And we found the room and the upkeep to be very good and to Mariiot's standards. May be they had settled down by now (we checked in third week of January 2017) or because we were upgraded ( I bet on the former though) our experience has been spotless. Contrary to the reviews, we found the room service and house keeping also to be prompt and good barring a mix up on night service request for room upkeep on one of the evenings. Being vegetarians we had our own challenges on the food and we did not try many of the restaurants at the hotel for the same reason. The buffet breakfast could still be improved in terms of quality and spread. Again very few vegetarian options. I suggest the hotel to include couple of Indian vegetarian breakfast options in the buffet, if possible. Coming to the other amenities, as I mentioned earlier, if you do not have too many travel plans, going out, you can just relax and laze around the property. My daughters thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pools, which are big and well maintained. There are three different, beautifully laid out pools, catering to Chlidren, Families and Couples. We found the Beach Grill and Bar by the Beach/Chlidren's pool to be good and also the Poll Bar in the middle of the Central pool. Though the beach is private, clean, less crowded, the disadvantage is, it is small, rocky and because of the Corals you can't swim in the sea comfortably. You also need to watch out for the high tide/low tide times, if you want to spend some good time on the beach. One may have to drive out to Patong beach, if you really want to swim in the sea. The beach sport activities are available, but limited. May be because of the beach condition they can't add more. We found the Kid's lounge also to be good and safe place to let your children play while you have some private time with your spouse. The caretaker, whose name we forget to get, was very good and responsible. We appreciate her care and hospitality. The commute to to Patong town is still a challenge from the Hotel. Though the hotel provides two/three times complimentary pick and drop to/from Patong in shuttle bus, you still need to shell out THB 300 one way, if you hire a private Taxi, which is high for such a short distance. And unfortunately you have no other choices as it appears to be cartelling of local taxis. The Conceirge/Travel desk were ok (not greatly resourceful) in terms of information and arranging sightseeing/tours etc, but we found the tariff to be expensive than if you fix it with some reliable/local travel agent, which will always be the case with such Hotels. Overall we had a very good time staying at the resort and it was worth the money spent. Would like to thank the GM "Trevor May" and his team "Pai", "Peng" and "Natty" for helping us have a great Holiday. And I think the team under "Trevor" is doing a fantastic job and we could experience they have made numerous improvements based on the feedback that they have received from their guest which we had read on travel forums. We will surely recommend this place to our friends and family.More
I stayed there for 6 nights from 5th feb - 11th feb. Loved every bit of this hotel. Excellent staff. This is a very bful resort with 3 large pools and plenty of restaurants to chose from. i have previously read reviews about this hotel saying that staff are not good. This is not true. In fact the staff do everything possible here to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Major attraction of this hotel is the swim up pool. There are a lot of cocktails to chose from ans staff can make cocktails for you which are outside of menu as well. Not to mention the happy hour which starts from 4pm-6pm. This place is not far from patong. only 10 min drive would land you to the famous patong beach. Will be visiting this resort again next year for sure.More
Here now and it's stunning!
Day 2 and anyone who is concerned by the recent bad reviews, please don't worry. It's beautiful, clean and as the brochures describe it. Yes, it's very out of town. Yes some parts need updating. They seem to be the only negs up to now. They do try to charge a daily fee at check in. I just said I wouldn't pay it. I suggested that I settle any bill the following day (which I have done today with no issues) and that was ok with them. A special mention must be said to a very helpful man named Pure. He has been so helpful on a couple of occasions. He is an asset they hopefully will encourage to stay. Three spotless pools, all areas are kept exceptionally clean and tidy. Breakfast is very well stocked and caters very well for everyone in our family, even a strict vegan. Ate our evening meal last night in the hotel, priced approx. Â£80 GBP including drinks, wine & soft, for 3...So a little pricey but it was lovely and we really couldn't be bothered to go out after being awake for 24hours. By the way, the beds are superb, we have a family room with a king and two doubles and there really is enough room for 8 people. They also offer roll out beds if needed so one room could hold 7 at a push. If anyone has any questions up to 24th, let me know and I will try to get answers. I will also keep updating after trips booked. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, 2 day James Bond & Phi Phi Islands & a Phuket temples tour.More
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