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Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Greater Melbourne...
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Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Hi All

We have booked a week in the Bangsak Merlin from 26 December.

I am worried it will not be ready in time for opening on 20/12/16 as advertised.

Does anyone know if it is close to completion? Should we book something else?

Thanks for your help,

JE

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

The website says Soft Opening on 20th December which if that happens only leaves a week for all the testing of services and systems that a Soft Opening is intended to take place and any bugs ironed out. Recent new developments in Khao Lak have not had a good record of being completed in time with often landscaping not established. It is a risk and you should have at least a Plan B if it transpires that it is not completed as you are booking Peak Period when much accommodation will already be fully booked for all or part of your stay.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Do hotels not offer quite good discounts for soft openings? If not getting one then perhaps its better to look somewhere else.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Yes they do but whether that compensates for booking a holiday in an unfinished or untested resort is up to the person booking. When I looked at prices on various booking sites they didn't seem to be "bargain" prices to me.

Greater Melbourne...
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4. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

The prices certainly aren't bargain. I think it may be best to book something else.

melbourne australia
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5. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

At $ 220 per night, I think you can find something lets say, established..

Greater Melbourne...
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6. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Thanks everyone for your replies.

I think we will re-book elsewhere. It's not work risking it at Christmas time.

Belfast, United...
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7. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

Is Bangsak Merlin Resort open now and has anyone any comments.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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8. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

The website says Open in 2017 and earliest bookings seem to be from mid-January.

9. Re: Will Bangsak Merlin Resort be open by Christmas 2016?

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