Just returned from a wonderful 12 nights at the Merlin Hotel. It truly is a gem set in a jungle of fragrant flowers and with plenty of pools for all. The food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Khao Lak is a very beautiful resort with spectacular beaches which were very quiet whilst we were there. There enough restaurants locally to the hotel to offer a choice of venue and all were extremely reasonable in price - average meal was less than £8 including a couple of cocktails/beers. Only thing that is expensive is wine.
Excellent excursion prices if booked locally at the Khao Lak Elephant Trekking travel agency at far end of town - did the Similan Islands - stunning; elephant trekking and kayaking - brilliant and James Bond and kayaking - great but very touristy.
Overall this was a brilliant holiday booked through Best at Travel using the hotels taxi for transfers. Would certainly go back again.
- 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