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Patong Merlin Hotel
Ranked #32 of 328 Hotels in Patong
Reviewed January 15, 2011

This hotel is in a perfect location, over the road from the beach, and in amonst the shopping strip, but secuded and not noisy. Easy to get to any attactions and the staff are always eager to please. It is clean, and has three huge pools, and if it took your fancy you wouldnt even have to leave the resort. The breakfast is included in price and is truly amazing. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

I went with my wife on our honeymoon to the hotel mid December, we had an awesome time, good food (nice buffet dinner option), swimming pools plenty & good condition.
Situated next to 7/11, markets, beach, restaurants & tuk tuk’s. Staff very friendly, English not that good, room was very nice (pool view room), would if liked separate shower to bath.

Drinks bit expensive & they must still learn to make cocktails the right way. In essence – great hotel, very open, friendly & nicely situated. Recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

Close to the beach and the action.
resonably price and the breakfast buffet is amazing. Access ++ to amazing markets, nightlife, resturants.

Speaking english to the front of house staff and service attendants can be difficult depending on who you encounter. The rooms are of a basic nature, but are clean, free from bugs, and has several nice pools. There is the more exclusive side of the hotel as well, is it worth it i dont know, but looks nice. We stayed in a double room. The first room we were ofered was on the very small side and had cats walking past the ground floor deck. We were then upgraded to a larger room (not sure if an upgrade) but on the oppossing side of the complex and several levels up that provided a little more privacy when sitting on the deck....and no cats.

Be careful of mossies at night, take your repellent before you leave home (and maybe before bed).

** Caution** there are a lot of aussies, engligh, and other foreigners that will approach you on bikes and ask you to scratch a card for a prize. This is canvassing for the 'Absolute Hotel' brand. People travelling in a group will always win a star prize at the alarming and quite animated shock of your new found friend. Don't get sucked into the 90 minute presentation, this will take 3 hours plus, be dragged out, and then in typical fashion be quesioned why you dont want to invest into your holidays and then the salemen turn nasty ***

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

have been to merlin 3 times now and in that time it has overpriced itself .the rooms have leaky doors when the hot wind blows the showers are cold 2 out 3 times the air conditioner drips on the floor.when we had to use our card for the door to open we had to physically blow into the lock then use our card .do not use room service unless you have the correct money you would like to pay as you will not get any change also if you would like to be answered with what do you want when first picking up the phone .the travel agents have this hotel on their list and in my mind it is approx $60-70night overpriced pools and breakfast good. front counter should rotate with floor staff to get some manners. there are other hotels with better updated decor in patong i suggest you look at 4 to 5 star for the same price as this hotel is only 3 maybe 3.5 stars at best .also do not go there at christmas new year as there is a surcharge of $190.food was good but you have to buy your own drink eg beer spirits.spend your money elsewhere

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

My husband and 2 late teenage children stayed at the Merlin for 10 days and had a great time. We had 2 seperate rooms (pool view) that interconnected and found them both to be clean and very comfortable. The rooms were serviced each day and the staff were courteous and friendly. The buffet breakfast was great with fresh food and a large variety to choose from.The pools were always clean and the gardens well maintained. The position of the hotel was perfect as it was situated well within walking distance of the shopping and food places.We could not fault anything with this hotel and will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

Our family (my husband, myself and 4 young adults ranging from 18-24yrs) holidayed in Phuket in November and stayed at the Patong Merlin for 11 days. Our experience of the Patong Merlin was very positive. When we first arrived we were welcomed by friendly staff, a cool drink and facewashers and we were checked-in in no time. I found the process to be much more welcoming and faster than in Singapore where we later travelled to.
We didnt stay in the new part of the resort but were happy with our rooms as they were clean, comfortable and had a Thai feel with the wooden decor. We loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff were helpful. The location of the resort is excellent - close to shopping, the beach and close enough to walk to where the action is. On the other hand if you wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of Patong, you could stay in the resort and relax in quiet or catch a tuk tuk to the neighbouring peaceful beaches such as Karon and Kata.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

Have stayed here 10 times in 21 years and have always received the best of service. The staff are always very helpful and the pools are great. Very well located for shopping and also across the road from beach.

Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Patong Merlin Hotel

Address: 44 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, 83150, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access 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:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#19 Spa Hotel in Patong
#22 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#23 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#37 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range: $87 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Patong Merlin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 448
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Patong Merlin Hotel is an international holiday resort in the heart of Phuket's exotic Patong Beach. Nestled amongst acres of swaying coconut palms and flowering gardens, the Merlin weaves its way around three beautiful aquamarine sculptured swimming pools in a labyrinth of curved walkways and meandering paths.There is easy access to the sparkling sandy beach and the quaint street markets.An enchanted ambiance and smiling attentive staff ensure your visit to Phuket's playground in the sun is as memorable as it is magical. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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