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“Another great stay at the Merlin”

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Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Ranked #17 of 328 Hotels in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is our 2nd stay at the Merlin. How can you go past 300bht massages (approx $9) on the beach, 190bht ($6) cocktails or $3 at happy hour and live music nightly. It has a great atmosphere for kids and the housekeeping staff make a cute, different animal with the towels each day. Breakfast has everything you cold want. I like the fact it's a little out of the hustle of Paltong. They do offer a free shuttle or tuk-tuks are readily available for 250bht each way in to Patong. If you are looking to do Phi Phi/Phang Nga Bay I highly recommend Sea Simba trips. Our drink/food bill for 6 days was less than $200!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed at the Merlin for one week in April 2012. The rooms are spacious but they did smell mouldy at first as aircon had been off. We found the staff friendly but sometimes a little casual. The room service plates left outside rooms for example took a while to be cleared away, and this attracted the stray dogs to fight outside the rooms.
The biggest concern that we had was when there was a Tsumami warning the staff panicked and fled the hotel, no warning to the guests and evacuating!! We were fortunate enough to be staying at the Laguna Beach Resort at Bang Tao beach, which they evacutated the hotels and on returning supplied a free buffet in the lobby.

Room Tip: 3rd or 4th floor incase Tsunami as you dont get alerted!!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We returned to the Merlin Beach. The staff were very helpfull and we enjoyed our time there. The pool access rooms were great (as we were upgraded).
The Tsunami alret through a spanner in the works for a trip into Patong. While is did seem a little disorganised the staff did a good job a getting everyone up high and brougth us water.
Given that Patong was closed it was a great relief that the resort put on a fabulous buffet dinner for all those there - it was a great example of a team working under extreme pressure. And to top it off there was no changre. Just come done and eat - Great Job.
The service at times was lack lusture (the pool bar), even in the resturant. The staff around the pool and other areas were always happy and willing to please.
Overall a great relaxing time. - Will go back there again

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank KevinHols
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We visited Merlin for the fist time for a family wedding.
Check in was easy and the rooms were large and well lit. Lots of different lights, so if one of us is reading the other can sleep.
All rooms have a view of some description, whether it's one of the 3 pools, or the beach. We were in one of the rooms on the second level overlooking the "cow pool". I'm not sure what they call it, but it was sort of a second pool to the main pool. Very quiet - more a couple's pool, but it's only a short walk through the resort to the main pool which has a swim up bar, food service at the bar and is more sociable.
The beach is nice, but for personal reasons we didn't swim there. Family said it was lovely, with lots of fish and coral.
The only down side (which is also a plus side!) is that it is a little out of town.
It means that you're secluded, but if you want to step out for a bite, you either have to get a shuttle bus (they fill up early - make sure you book a place!) which never run near meal times, or get a taxi. 250-300 baht gets you into town. A lot of the drivers are not keen to take you up the hill on the way home, so make sure you set the price before you leave town. Watch out for a dodgy trick with their fuel gauge - if they tell you they've "run out of petrol and you have to give more money". Don't!!!
Overall, very nice resort, staff were friendly and we had fun.
If you can afford it, or you can get a good rate, go for it!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

Definitely the best hotel i've stayed at in Phuket! The rooms are spacy, the service is great and really friendly, and the view from the seaview rooms are great. The restaurants were also lovely. A great place!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Additional Information about Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Address: 99 Muen-Ngoen Road | Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Formerly Merlin Beach Resort)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Patong
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#12 Spa Hotel in Patong
#12 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#15 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#15 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range: ₹ 6,873 - ₹ 25,440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 414
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst forested mountains and lush, tropical landscaped gardens, serenity awaits at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. Located on a beautiful secluded stretch of white sandy Tri-Trang Beach, the resort boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation. Our resort is the ultimate destination for individual travelers, families, weddings and MICE. Three beautifully appointed swimming pools, modern fitness facilities, kids club, Spa & a wide variety of food & beverage. Our resort has an outstanding activity program for all ages offering extensive options for the most discerning traveler. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Merlin Beach Hotel Patong
Merlin Beach Resort Phuket
Hotel Merlin Beach
Beach Merlin Resort
Beach Merlin Phuket Resort
Merlin Beach Phuket
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