We stayed here for two weeks in April . We were very happy with the hotel, the room was nice , well equipped with hairdryer , safe , fridge although we could have done with more space for hanging clothes but we managed. Cleaned every day with beach towels left too as well as toiletries etc. Bed was a bit lumpy , think the mattress topper just needed a good shake out ! And the air con was a bit noisy but we had to have it on it was just too hot otherwise.
Our room was quite high up and a little way to the beach, we didn't mind but if you have a trouble walking up stairs them you may struggle a bit.
Breakfast was lovely, different things everyday in the hot area as well as the egg counter for omelettes and poached eggs etc. lots of bread and cakes too as well as cold meat and cheeses. Staff all friendly and helpful.
Free wifi in lounge area , only used it a couple of times .
We ate in the hotel when we arrived and also at the Thai buffet night which was lovely as we could try lots of different foods which were all delicious.
Lots of little restaurants around the hotel, we like Pete's bar and restaurant, turn right along the beach and you come to a little row of restaurants right at the end . The food was great here so much choice and the taste and quality was brilliant along with the prices, £12 for 2 courses each with 2/3 beers each.
The beach was beautiful at the Merlin, lovely walks in both directions, during our second week the high tide was very high and the waves came crashing right up to the edge of the hotel grass. The rest of the time it was fine for swimming in, so warm and clean.
The fact that no sunbeds are allowed on the beach makes it much nicer . There were plenty of sunbeds available in the hotel grounds, if you couldn't get an umbrella it was just as easy to move the sunbed under the many trees for some shade. Nicer actually as the umbrella s were all a bit on top of each other really.
We had a lovely relaxing chilled holiday here and would recommend this hotel. Not many children either !!
- 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