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7 / 7 Phetkasem Road Lamkaen, Taimuang, Khao Lak 82210 Thailand
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#18 of 95 hotels in Khao Lak
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Tuuli T wrote a review Dec 2
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this resort. The jungle garden is beautiful,m and there is plenty of space. So even if the resort was very booked, you didn’t feel jammed with people in a small space. It’s well maintained. Only downsides are that pool sides are not cleaned in the evenings so there would be dirty glasses and cigarettes in the morning. And the location: there is all the basics within a walking distance but for pharmacy, diving, etc, you need to take the 10 minute tuktuk or car to Khao Lak. One downside when traveling with kids is that there’s no kids club / park inside, so when it pours down rain, the kids are limited in activity. If you are not traveling with kids, this is probably an upside. 😁
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Plan one or two days to just hang out at the resort. It’s really nice.
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Lindsay wrote a review Nov 2022
Portishead, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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The hotel is lovely and the staff are fantastic. Considering it’s a 4 star hotel the 2 restaurants you can eat in were fantastic! Very clean, the food was delicious and well cooked. The a la carte restaurant gave a different menu for lunch and dinner, we stayed 2 weeks and felt there was plenty to choose from. The pools and grounds are very well kept and the staff are so polite and gave a brilliant service throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone who likes a quiet winter sunshine vacation!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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GLOBETROTTERS170 wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom163 contributions148 helpful votes
Not forgetting to mention friendly & enthusiastic service from well trained & clearly motivated staff ...then look no further than Khaolak Merlin resort hotel ! We last stayed here over Christmas & New Year 2013 / 14 & knew we would return . Krisda is still the General Manager & Weera the restaurants manager & the hotel is run extremely efficiently . We have a modern de-luxe room which appears recently renovated & has all mod cons & is very spacious & comfy. The hotel food is wonderful & plentiful with a mix of buffet & a la carte dining options . The 2 restaurants are spotless & the food is presented perfectly throughout. Service as everywhere else is attentive & friendly. We love the easy going ambiance in all areas of the resort & the absence of loud music which so many beach hotels seem to think is required by their guests ! There is some live entertainment in the evenings but this is low key & not intrusive so you will easily find quiet areas to relax with a drink etc . So if you want a vacation that requires no effort on your part to have a restful & enjoyable break then we would highly recommend the magical Merlin set in its own rain forest type surroundings . Details of local amenities etc seem to have been well covered by previous reviewers but I'm happy to try & reply to any specific queries.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robert F wrote a review Nov 2022
South East England, United Kingdom29 contributions10 helpful votes
All the staff here are so friendly, and they can't do enough for you . Very nice beach and clean Food is very good and they adapt our food as my wife can’t eat any eggs or dairy products. Selection of AI drinks a little poor could do better bigger choices of cocktails needed. Entertainment not so good for the youngsters, but we were lucky to see the fire show this week, there first show in 3 years due to Covid , which was excellent. Nice location and rooms was very nice and In secluded area over looking small pool.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MB76PTN wrote a review Nov 2022
8 contributions11 helpful votes
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Stunning hotel run and staffed by the most amazing people. Our 4 th trip to Thailand and can say without fear or favour the best hotel we had stayed in. An energising blend of top class accommodation, superb food and a setting that immerses you in nature and beauty. This unlocks something that’s much needed this day and age. A slight mix up with rooms on arrival was quickly resolved and every effort was made to make sure we were happy. Rooms a great spec and kept spotless by the hardworking staff. Water plentiful and tea and coffee available. Beds comfy and linen of great quality. Pool access a plus but you are drawn to them each and main pool pretty quickly. The 2 bedroom bungalows by the beach are superb ( we had one for the latter part of our holiday ) and the kids ( 14 YO) loved the extra space and pool. Can only heap praise on this element of the hotel. Food is exceptional. Through breakfast , lunch and dinner we were all wowed by the offerings. Throughly enjoyed the dinner buffet in the mai restaurant and tried some exquisite Asian cooking. We also are off menu at dinner and again was top class. This also helped our picky eaters (kids) who could choose more western style dinners. Puddings were again amazing with a vast choice and top quality. Breakfast brilliant. Huge range to choose from and presented brilliantly so never felt too busy. Lunch’s were at the beachside bar / restaurant and never disappointed. Hygiene and safety top drawer. The effort into the design and implementation of this hotel is very impressive. You can be at certain points in the ground and other than a pool or hint of a balcony forget you are in a hotel. The lushness of the flora and fauna cascades around you. Wildlife a plenty and a massive nod to the grounds staff who work tirelessly to keep the botanists dreams going. Pools and beach both awesome. Loved swimming in the sea as a family and felt safe at all times. Guests did there but keeping the sands clean and hardly saw a bottle or plastic waste our entire time. Not replicated everywhere on this stretch ( 2km) but you can see an effort going on to keep things tidy along the entire beach. Plenty of Sun loungers and space to relax. No need to reserve anything. Rock up and find a spot. Staff - simply brilliant. Hard working and with a smile. Nothing too much trouble. Credit to you Merlin. Special mention to our man on reception - you know who you are 👍🏼 Plenty in the vicinity to keep you ticking over. We came here to relax and re-charge. This place did that and more. Thank you team Merlin KL ….. simply awesome !!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Merlin Group, Sales at Khaolak Merlin Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a fabulous rating! It's nice to read that you were impressed with our facilities, delicious food, peaceful nature along with our excellent services. Your kind words wil serve as a great motivator for our staff to maintain a high standard of service. We thank you for choosing our tropical forest resort. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, The Management
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Sarah A wrote a review Oct 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel, friendly people. Lots of local shops and bars very nearby (3 minute walk). Had an amazing time and would definitely go again. When you first drive up to the hotel it doesn't look like much, but wait until you get inside. The pools are amazing and the grounds are brimming with wildlife.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Merlin Group, Sales at Khaolak Merlin Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our resort and sharing your excellent review. We are so glad that you had a positive experience with us! We hope you come back for another exciting holiday in our tropical paradise. Best regards, The Management
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NottmSalsadiva wrote a review Oct 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom20 contributions33 helpful votes
Hotel was beautiful and in an amazing setting It is a very clean hotel and the bedrooms are lovely the only negative thing was the lack of English Chanel’s on the TV you probably don’t go on holiday to watch TV but when it rains all day there’s not a lot more you can do unless you go to the bar The food here is absolutely amazing all gourmet meals apart from a buffet style breakfast and all cooked fresh The staff here are so friendly and cannot do enough for you The only other negative thing is no entertainment at night all it needs is a bit of music and we would have been happy we were promised live entertainment 3 nights a week but we never had any The most exciting part of our holiday was seeing a slow loris it literally fell out of a tree right next to where we were having our evening meal even the staff were exited to see it Would definitely recommend this hotel The only thing that spoiled it for us was 10 days of rain out of 14 but that’s one thin you can’t change
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want a hotel with lots of entertainment this isn’t the place to come But if you want to...
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Response from Merlin Group, Sales at Khaolak Merlin Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and food along with our friendly service. Thank you for your feedback on TV and evening entertainment. We will share it with our team for future improvement. It's wonderful to hear that you were lucky enough to meet a slow loris! We are working on a slow loris conservation project with the Love Wildlife Foundation, and we believe there are currently four slow lorises living at the resort. Even so, not everyone will encounter slow lorises during their stay. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, The Management
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Dani P wrote a review Oct 2022
Berlin, Germany20 contributions22 helpful votes
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Been here several times before. Always loved it. Staff is very friendly and helpful!!!! I like the effort of going " green", less plastic, more information on the beautiful maintained garden, the animals and huge trees Even on rainy days, the rooms and balconies feel very comfortable . On sunny days the beach and pool areas are very clean and nice The breakfast is fantastic!!! The entire staff makes us feel at home
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Merlin Group, Sales at Khaolak Merlin Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2022
Dear Guest, Welcome back! Thank you for staying with us again!! We appreciate your patronage and for your trust in our services. We are glad that you enjoyed our jungle like tropical garden and our rich breakfast. It's also nice to hear that our staff made you feel at home.   Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, The Management
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Penguin wrote a review Oct 2022
Croydon, United Kingdom47 contributions28 helpful votes
When I booked I stupidly didn’t think MONSOON! We stayed for two weeks and although humid, it didn’t actually rain much, but when it did wow…. As it was out of season the hotel was quite quiet but the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Food was great, just check the chilli levels. You can chose blow your head off to very mild, but ask. The hotel prides itself on its eco setting, which is fantastic. From finding a monitor lizard on the path to breakfast to hearing the frog chorus when returning from the live guitar show of an evening. Lovely , comfortable and relaxing
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 1, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our resort and leaving your excellent review! We are so glad that the rain did not spoil your holiday and that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us. We hope you come back for another relaxing holiday in our tropical paradise. Best regards, The Management
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Ry Hughes wrote a review Oct 2022
Farnborough, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
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Myself and my partner have been here for almost 2 weeks. We were staying in a deluxe room with a pool view. This hotel is beautiful, has lovely rainforest vibes. The grounds are always immaculate and the staff are very friendly. Unfortunately for us we wouldn’t stay here again (although I’ve given a 5* review) the reasons for this is it’s too quiet, there’s not really much of an activities schedule and what was there like Thai due you need to pay for, there is a very small games area which was a life saver really, as in the evenings after 6 you practically see no one. This hotel isn’t really that great for families, there is a kids pool with a slide and a small park for children. There is no kids club. We came in monsoon season so it was very quiet. Staff seem to be standing around lots with phones in their hands but they do work incredibly hard to serve you. The beach bar is advertised to open at 11am but some days it didn’t open until much later. You’ll notice after 11pm you can’t get a drink or any food, this site basically closes at 11, and the staff begin to make you feel slightly unwelcome at around 10:30 as they start to close things down. (Again not a nag, I get that they work all day and they just want to get home like all of us after a hard day) the room cleaning is very good, never had any issues there at all. You can’t really lounge on the beach as the beds are in the garden area due to the tide being high at night. The beach is beautiful and clean, sometimes the tide would bring in rubbish but when I come out I’d collect this. Overall a great site for people who just want to chill and do nothing, or even use as a base hotel to do other things.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Not really for families Lacking activities Beautiful surroundings Lots of pools
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Response from Merlin Group, Sales at Khaolak Merlin Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for rating us 5/5! Glad to know that you and your partner had a pleasant stay at our tropical forest resort . We are sorry to hear that the rainy season made your stay boring with little entertainment. We appreciate your feedback and hope for the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Best regards, The Management
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$72 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ThailandPhang Nga ProvinceTakua PaKhao Lak
NUMBER OF ROOMS
236
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Which popular attractions are close to Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Nearby attractions include Why Not Bar (0.2 miles), Black Jack Bar (0.2 miles), and Arts and Crafts Emporium (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Siam Turmeric, Outdoor Bar & Grill Khao Lak, and Roy Yim.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Khaolak Merlin Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Khaolak Merlin Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Khaolak Merlin Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Khaolak Merlin Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Khaolak Merlin Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.