This is an absolutely lovely place to stay in Khao Lak. If you're looking for something with a bit of character you will love this place. It has a very rainforest/jungle-like atmosphere and beautiful grounds. You can spot wildlife pretty easily living in the grounds such as geckos, lizards and we saw a snake! The staff are wonderful. Incredibly friendly, hardworking and approachable. Stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. Plenty of choice for breakfast, including some more 'unique' options mentioned in other reviews. We ate in the hotel restaurant for lunch/dinner on a few occasions and weren't disappointed. It was lovely. The rooms are beautiful, incredibly spacious (we stayed in a deluxe room with a bath and shower). It was decorated in a more modern style but very 'Thai' in style which was lovely. Very luxurious. Provided with toiletries and complimentary water which was replenished every day.
There is a big pool with pool bar (there are lots of pools) which was great. Plenty of sunbeds for all if you like sunbathing. Didn't use the spa as it was expensive compared to local massage places. Absolutely loved staying here. A very magical place.
Booked trips with Eco khao lak (rep in hotel reception) and he was brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Khaolak Merlin Resort is a deluxe resort with style inspired by Thailand's rich culture, situated approximately 50 minutes away from Phuket International Airport yet set amongst peaceful tropical forest landscape and tranquil beaches. It has direct access to 190 meters of Khao Lak Beach front and is surrounded by 15 acres of lush tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Khaolak Merlin Khao Lak
- Khaolak Merlin Hotel Khao Lak