After staying at the Patong Merlin 4 years ago, we thought we would give the newer Merlin Beach a try. We stayed for 10 nights with our 21 month old son.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the staff were friendly and wonderful. The resort accomodates families very well. We had no problems getting a cot, highchair, and playtime. Our son loved the Bam Bam Club and playground. The pools were devine, spoilt for choice which to spend all your time in. Pool 3 is ideal for couples as it was much quieter in that area of the resort.
The only minor downside is the distance from Patong (if you feel the need to leave the hotel). The 200baht Tuk Tuk or taxi each way can soon add up. We did use the resort shuttle several times. You could easily spend your entire time at the resort, the food and drink prices are what you would expect to pay at a resort.
We indulged in an afternoon of pampering at the Merlin Spa, which was just heaven.
The "Goodview" restaurant up the hill from the beach was great, we ate there several times.
Shopping in Patong we found that prices at the Otop (Rat-U-Thit rd, behind the Holiday Inn) were cheaper than along Thaweewong rd (the beach rd), but I guess it depends on what you're looking for. Three restaurants that have excellent food and are cheap were: Song Pee Nong (soi Kepsup, off Rat-U-Thit rd), More Ma's (at the Otop), and Number One Seafood (off Bangla rd).
Overall we loved Merlin Beach, were sad to leave, and can't wait to return!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amongst 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, the resort boasts its own reef and stylish accommodation. Our resort is 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. Our resort has an outstanding activity program for all ages offering extensive options for the most discerning traveler. ... 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