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Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Ranked #16 of 334 Hotels in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was our 4th visit to Merlin Beach, and even though it hadnt changed much, it was still a fantastic location. Some rooms have been updated and a water slide added to the main pool, and they are also currently building a new water play area for the kids. Food at all restaurants was great and our holiday, with 2 small children, was fantastic. Merlin Beach is a short drive out of town which therefore gives you a break from the hustle bustle of Patong. Love this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The good:

The location is great - nice and quiet away from Patong Beach (only a 5 mins by taxi - dont pay more that 250 bht)
The setting is awesome - cliffs either side and a private beach (a few too many rocks though but that made for great snorkling as opposed to swimming)
Fantastic pools - kids pool has a great slide and some fountains. The swim up bar in the main pool is great
Great rooms - nice and spacious

The bad:
Thai hospitality and good service seems to have taken a holiday from the hotel restuarants - esp at breakfast where no one even smiles or can manage to pour you a coffee
At most of the restaurants the staff were disinerested and inattentive - (except the Italian)

Overall its a great place to stay but we've stayed at others where the service makes all the difference

Room Tip: Dont pick a room over the restuarant at the very back of the hotel overlooking the beach - wedding h...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Excellent resort for everyone. Good mix of couples, families, groups etc. Room was clean and comfortable. Wide variety of meals and drinks to choose from which were also well priced and delicious. Staff were very friendly and professional. Facilities were clean and well maintained.
My girlfriend and I had a body scrub, spa, massage and facial done (in that order) at the resorts spa, which was wonderful, however can I suggest that the massage be done last as the treatment beds were a little hard to lay on for an extended period during the facial. Cheaper massages, manicures and pedicures and a clothes washing service are provided by three stalls at the resort beach. The resort beach is clean, however there is alot of reef, so we did our swimming in the resort pool. Tours are easily arranged through the resort and are comparable to those organised outside of the resort. Transport into Patong and Phuket was easy to arrange with a couple of choices. These being the free shuttle bus with did a couple of trips a day into Patong and back again, the taxi's which the hotel organised or the taxi/tuk tuk rank out the front of the resort. All in all a very casual and relaxed atmosphere and great to come back to after spending the day and nights out exploring Patong and Thailand, and going to various tours and shows etc.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at the Merlin beach resort, and as it was our first trip to Thailand were a little apprehensive, but the wonderful staff put us at ease and the found the place to be comfortable, the rooms clean and spacious. The on site restaurants catered for most tastes and the food good especially the huge breakfasts! Well done Merlin!
The resort is a little out of town but in a good relaxing way away from the hustle and bustle of Patong, but close enough to get there quickly by hotel shuttle or taxi/tuk tuk.

I would stay there again, and heartily recommend the place to anyone.

Room Tip: we had a premium deluxe ocean view room - amazing view, quiet with a huge balcony.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank sunseekerL463
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 8 nights in october, we loved the place. It is a really fantastic hotel. However we did feel it was a little far out of patong and Taxi rides in and out are 250-300Baht which soon adds up. They do have a free shuttle bus but the times are either 10 or 11 then i think they are later int he arvo aswell.
The rooms were nice, clean and roomy we upgraded to the pool acsess room which is the best! and much quiter than staying upstairs.
The staff were nice enough but not as attentive nor friendly as other places.
The food is really good, we ate here alot at mostly the thai place and the coffee place the staff at the thai resturant are awesome and very friendly. Just be aware that there is a 10% tax on food everytime you order. If you dont want to pay it there is a awesome little resturant on the hill near the beach called little tiger resturant, this place does great food! Cocktails here are not so good!
Also our cleaner in our room was so nice and left little gifts for us like the towel animals and made us a little motorbike out of bottle caps.
Breakfast was very busy and the variety was ok.
We liked this place alot! And deffinatly reccomened it to anyone who wants a really relaxing holiday and wants to stay out of town a bit. However it is a fair bit out of town so take this into consideration.

Room Tip: If you have some money to spare get the pool acsess room, they are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and I have stayed in this hotel almost yearly for the past 6 years. This is a fantastic hotel with excellent amenties, awesome services and great surrounds.
THe pools are excellent with one specific to children. The choice of restaurants is great from Cafe style, thai, seafood and Italian.
The rooms are spacious and very clean and tidy. You are close enough to Patong but away enough to relax. The hotel does a courtesy bus into patong daily which is free.

The beauty day spa is excellent with some great deals

Room Tip: Try for a pool view room as you will be able to see the beautiful swim up bar etc. There are also po...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

On our first trip to Phuket friends recommended we stay out of Patong town if we wanted a quieter time. We chose this resort & weren't disappointed. Clean, spacious room, view over one of the pools, patio with clothes drier, comfy bed. Breakfast was scrumptious - plenty to choose from both hot & cold. With 2 pools designed for children & one for adults (which is the side our room was on) it was peaceful lying by the adult pool reading or doing a gentle lap around it. We had most of our evening meals at the resort choosing between their 3 restaurants & the food & prices were quite good. Make sure you have at least one meal at the Little Tiger (local restaurant up the hill from the beach) - good price & very yummy! Shuttle bus into Patong & Phuket town is very handy. Don't forget you can call into their 2 other resorts on the island if you need directions, taxi etc. We will be returning.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 99 Muen-Ngern Road | Tri-Trang Beach, Phuket, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Formerly Merlin Beach Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Patong
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#11 Spa Hotel in Patong
#13 Family Hotel in Patong
#14 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#15 Romantic Hotel in Patong
Price Range: $126 - $364 (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 among 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, our resort in Phuket, Thailand boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation. We are 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. Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach has an outstanding activity program for all ages offering extensive options for the most discerning traveler. The resort's own house reef offers guests colorful underwater adventures (snorkeling and diving) without ever leaving the property. It is also home to Phuket's first sanctuary for butterflies, a unique conservation project aimed at increasing the native butterfly population. ... 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
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach Patong

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