Ratings are averaged based on 148 reviews.
Our first time in Phuket and we were very happy with our choice of accommodation.
Would stay there again.It suited us very well.
10th visit to Phuket, best hotel
Loved the hotel, we have been to Phuket many times this was the best hotel we have stayed at. A little out the way but really the rooms staff and service could not be faulted. We really both enjoyed our stay. If we were ever to go back we would stay here again.
We didn't enjoy Patong as a family with young kids probably should have gone to Karon or Kata beach instead but this hotel was a 20 minute ride in to town with no other option for food and drink so it doesn't offer cheap meals. Tuk tuk to town is 300 baht each way if you don't take one of the scheduled ones from the hotel. Resort is lovely but the craziness of the town of Patong and the distance to other options ruined it for us.
Great resort with fantastic facilities. Food was ok, drinks were great, especially at happy hour. Plenty of room around the pools for everyone. Our room was great, very comfortable. Staff were very friendly.
The staff at the Merlin all went above and beyond to ensure your stay was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. The resort is fantastic, we went during wet season and the resort offers great open spaces to accommodate for lots of guests inside, you can walk around the resort without getting wet. Plenty for the kids to do with air-hockey, pool, table tennis, a water slide, kids club and even offers a butterfly sanctuary. Free wifi was great and good signal throughout the resort.
This was our fourth visit and we weren't disappointed. Since our last visit, the resort has been renovated and renewed. We found the service and the staff excellent as expected. We found the breakfast to be wide ranging and great value. There are four restaurants and personally I'd only recommend the Thai restaurant. The Italian, Seafood & Thai Kitchen were passable but not outstanding. The rooms were very clean and serviced everyday.Overall I'd rate the resort worthy of another visit.
Resort is out of Patong in a nice secluded area. It has 3 wonderful pools. The gardens and setting are beautiful. Hotel Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms were a good size, and beds were comfortable. Buffet breakfast was delicious, with a large variety to choose from. This hotel has something for everyone.
We have a 4 year old so to be 10 mins away from the noise of Patong beach we thought the hotel and the service was excellent.
The hotel has recently been refurbished and is of a good quality.
We used every restaurant on site and the kids club all are of a high standard and highly recommended.
We spent two weeks at this resort and never got bored. There are so many facilities to suit all kinds of people. We loved the variety of pools,places to eat, kids club and all the extra activities ( yoga, butterfly tours, batik painting,movie night). The quality of service was outstanding especially all the F&B staff during the breakfast buffet. We were taken care of by Pang,Kelly, Sup and all the others. We had a great holiday at this resort. Many Thanks.
We Stayed for two weeks and loved every aspect of this hotel! The three pools, the awesome kids club,the many activities, places to eat and the staff! We particularly loved the breakfast buffet service and were taken care of by Pang and Kelly ! Would recommend to friends and family ! Thank you
Marriott Resort Merlin beach was great overall catered to all our needs...but it was the staff that made our stay excellent and most memorable..
They we all so helpful and very gracefully well mannered..
Pure at the front desk ... Thank you !!!
You handled all our concerns promptly and always with a smile..!!!
Tanny our waiter your a gem !! Perfect !!! service every time and to all the staff at merchant kitchen bless you all..
You all work tirelessly with impeccable manners..Awesome !!!
Girls at the day Spa ..!! The massages were heavenly..
To all the staff we encountered during our short stay your an excellent asset and credit to the Resort ..Your the ones that make a fantastic holiday ...
!!! TRUE MAGIC..
So appreciate travel agent Laura for walued support in organizations my family's holiday!
A FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO PATONG ALL DAY WOULD BE GREAT
We stayed at Merlin Beach with a large of family & friends, We were very impressed with all aspects of our stay. The kids had a ball in kids club, staff were so kind and helpful, room we spacious and clean, We ate most meals at the hotel, great variety, great prices. Kellie at breakfast was amazing, so friendly and kind. We have missed her smile since we have been home. We will be back!! Thank you to all the staff at the Marriott!
Our stay was wonderful, very clean facilities, staff were lovely and very attentive, great location with amazing views. Overall an incredible stay.
Very friendly staff, we started coming to this Resort when it was Merlin Beach, we have had four trips in the last ten years prior to the Resort name change to Marriott, this being our fifth trip to the Resort this year in June 2017, the Resort has been renovated and looks beautiful, Buffet Breakfast is amazing, we ate in the Italian, Thai and Merchant Kitchen Restaurants, the food was lovely staff very attentive, and price wise very reasonable,the pools are huge plenty of room to swim and not be on top of other visitors, we noted this time round there was not the language barrier we had noted in the past, the only thing we could suggest is a few more shuttle buses daily, and perhaps not charge guests for buses later in the day we feel it should be included for all guests, our overall experience was fantastic, love this Resort we will be back next year.
Wonderful place to stay with families as there are numerous pools, pool tables, kids club so plenty to keep them occupied. Close enough to main shopping of Patong whilst being able to get away from the noise of it. Massage places on beach were great. Service was very very good, nothing was a problem and every query answered. Strongly recommend this resort.
Wouldnt stay anywhere else hotel beautiful staff great very clean fantastic
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing, stay. The facilities were fantastic, from the wonderful poolside room, excellent array of resort restaurants (Thai Pantry was unbelievably good!), wonderful staff, and shuttle service to nearby Patong (shopping was only 10mins away!) . In room dining was reasonably priced (menu felt a little limited), there are some local restaurants nearby, but with only 10mins to Patong it was easier to dine in town. Breakfast in the resort was excellent and a great way to start the day. The room was excellent and fresh pool towels was a nice touch
Great spot if you want something away from the hustle and bustle, lots of free activities, own private beach, our room had been updated but still looked a little tired, great service, kids club was amazing, breakfast buffet was fantastic, we stayed here ten years ago and on welcome you were seated, given a welcome drink and a cold towel this has unfortunately been replaced with the just stand and queue for your room.
We had a 7 month old and it was the perfect place! Best accommodation if you have a family
Wow a great location for our daughters destination wedding. They know how to look after you and everything went off without a hitch! Wedding coordinator was sensational, she is so professional a beautiful lady!
This is a great resort if you are looking for a family friendly holiday. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the resort was recently renovated and very clean. The managers and staff asked several times for feedback and it was obvious that they were trying to do their very best to accommodate all of our needs.
The staff at the kids club were fantastic and we booked baby sitters for our baby, who were all wonderful. A special thanks to Pen, Jubjang, Amy and Fon for taking such wonderful care of our children!
The resort pools are great, particularly for kids, and the nearby beach is beautiful and good for a fun snorkel (but do bring some reef shoes as there is a lot of coral on the beach). Tri Trang beach is a 15 minute walk away and has a good restaurant and is a nice sandy beach for swimming. Patong is only 10 minutes away by car and is fun for an excursion. There is a great restaurant just a few hundred metres away from the hotel up on the cliff by the beach-called Tiger- and serves great local Thai food. The crab was delicious! There are several massage places on the beach by the hotel- The place called "family massage" was my favourite.
The only criticism I would have of this hotel is that it is a little too secluded and it would've been nicer to have a few more local restaurants around within walking distance. But this is only a minor point and I would definitely come back!
excellent but i thought the meals were a bit expensive
The accommodation was supported by a lovely friendly staff, the location was 10 minutes from Patong Beach which was no problem. A quiet area with excellent facilities and food. We had a poolside room which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for a memorable stay. All the best for the future as the change of ownership transpires. I trust it will continue to provide a high standard of service. Colin & Ann Foster
Beautiful pools, friendly and helpful staff - the room was well maintained and clean but the bed was very uncomfortable - it was the only negative.
Love the location of the Merlin Beach Resort, buses into and return from town are a great free service,staff very helpful. We found a fantastic little restaurant that over looks Patong Beach on our last trip, its just up the hill to the left of the motel about 5 minutes walk the best food and great ambience.
Our third time at Merlin Beach Resort, twice with children and once without surprised to find the family owned motel has been sold.
Merlin Beach is a wonderful, spacious resort a short bus/taxi ride away from the action of Patong. Our children loved the gigantic swimming pools. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
We have stayed here 3 times, the rooms are always clean, staff are friendly and provide excellent service, easy check in and out, situated in a quiet location, hotel provides free shuttle service but only a 5 minute tuk tuk ride from Patong. Would highly recommend.
Great hotel which is closing in July and reopening in November as a Marriott.
All staff happy and very helpful.
Loved our pool access room.
We had a great holiday.
Four years ago I was stranded in Singapore with a cruise ship cancelling its journey and a stranger turned my life around and helped me arrange a 6 night holiday with my husband to Merlin Beach, Tri Trang.
We have been back to this hotel since three more times. So l guess you could say we are
We paid this last time for a swim up pool room. When we first booked for October 2016 we were told a price ....to be later told it would be $3,000 (Aust dollars) more due to a renovation going on and resort name change. We wanted to celebrate my husbands birthday, due to price increase we rebooked for May before alterations commence,
The staff very polite, helpful but need better English skills.
Our room was disappointing on arrival in only one way. Flakey paint beside tv coming off wall in
Large area..fixed when I complained. I took before and after photos.
One waitress bar staff person shone Kavalee..amazing personality, service, vg English and a huge benefit to ant organisation.
Overall we found staff very good.
We would consider staying again but not if prices escalate beyond our means. $3,000 is a joke and many guests we spoke to said they would go elsewhere if prices sky rocket out of there reach.
The beach front is great, water sports hire facilities excellent, thai restaurant and massage girls on hill top left so friendly and great with there craft. Shuttle service to downtown could be more hours but adequate
Buffet breakfast excellent, but lots preservatives in things.
I donate gifts when I come over and seeing the happy faces is very .uplifting.
I hope my review is helpful to others
It has been a pleasure to take the time and write this review. Time will tell if we come back for fifth visit and costings.
Regards Joylene & Tezza. NSW 2463 AUSTRALIA
Merlin Beach Resort is definitely the best of the best in the area. This was my second time returning to the resort and third time for my brother and his friends. The service, facilities, amazing pools, private beach, bars, restaurants and more couldn't be more perfect. Only negative would be that it's a little further away from town than other hotels but totally worth it!
Great place to stay, caters for everybody from Families to couples who want a romantic time. Staff are very welcoming & friendly. There is a seperate pool area for families with kids. A seperate pool area with a pool bar. A seperate quiet pool area for couples. Merlin beach has their own private beach. Awesome beautiful place
An enjoyable stay. The only criticism I have is that the WiFi was so poor so as to be useless. I bought a tourist SIM and paid 200 baht for 1.5Gb of data which was enough for us for our needs for the week.
Beautiful resort and vey friendly staff.
Over all an enjoyable stay. Staff could be difficult and un helpful at times.
We had a ball. Its not the first time we have stayed but this time was the best. We booked a standard superior room but we were upgraded to a pool side room, absolutely brilliant. The staff are incredible, cant do enough to help. We would not dream of staying anywhere else when we return. Thank you so much for making our holiday so special
The resort is great for families as the pools are awesome! The dining options were good especially the outdoor buffet bbq that varied each night. Breakfast had plenty of variety too.
We loved the private beach that the resort fronts, not so much for swimming but for massages, hair braiding and laundry.
I would definitely stay here again. It was peaceful and laid back, great choice of restaurants. 3 large pools with a kids pool as well
Merlin Beach resort is a lovely resort! We like the fact that it's not in the hub of Patong which is quite busy and noisy and definitely not family friendly in the evening.The private beach is lovely, you can have massages, hair braiding etc. Overall a great resort for a family trip
Just a fantastic holiday
The resort was fabulous. Thank you for the package
If you are looking for a comfortable resort away from the Madness of Patong Beach, this is for you.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and service is good.
On the downside. It is a light on for Children's activities and the Kids club is just a small baby sitting service with limited activities only really relevant to very young children.
If you are looking to go into town there is a free shuttle that is good to get into town, but not very useful to return. Also the times are not convenient for and evening meal.
None of our group of 50 plus people used it for return trips. So in reality it will cost you about 500-600bht each time you want to go into town.
The Lobby is open and has no aircon so sitting in the bar area or main lobby waiting for transfers is uncomfortable. There is limited airflow throughout the lobby. At the bar you might be lucky enough to sit in front of a portable fan but this is about the only relief you will get.
The beach not the best as it mainly rocks and broken reef fully exposed at low tide...so beach activities are very limited.
Resort prices are reasonable by Australian Standards .... but work out the happy hours to get best value.
The breakfast buffet (included in our package ) was well worth it.
There are a handful of local services operating from the beach area so this gives you some options close by. You can get a massage on the beach for 300bht (for an hr) and your washing done for 70bht per kilo.
If you are a couple...spend the extra few dollars and get a swim up poolside room. This pool offers a lot more shade options and privacy.
Overall happy with the holiday considering we received 7 nights free with breakfast and 10% of food and drinks.
If you are going to this hotel track down Mr Mood from the "cab rank" out the front. He was good value and help us with all of transport and trips at reasonable prices.
My room was very comfortable but there was a strange musty odour in the room which did not go away, apart from that very happy with the hotel, staff and facilities. Thank you, will come again.
The Merlin Beach Resort was a really lovely place, service was always there staff were really helpful would certainly stay there again, the only down side to staying a little further out of Patong was the tuk tuk got a little expensive after a while when you had no choice to catch one most of the time.
Rooms were fantastic, bed plush and comfy and bath so big. The facilities were great and the pool amazing. Food bit pricey at the hotel but a great little restaurant up on the hill from the beach or otherwise we got the free bus into town to eat. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Only draw back was the distance from town. The free bus only goes in a couple of times a day and comes back only a couple of times so got a bit costly in TuK Tuks but overall the hotel was fantastic.
We Have been there 6 times and also looked at other Hotels but you cant beat the Merlin Beach Resort. All the staff are very friendly and the Hotel is very clean and nice. Breakfast is a dream compared to other hotels and the Polls are just amazing.
Little bit far away otherwise good
I enjoyed Merlin beach very much. The poolside room was amazing (except I think 8pm is a little early to ban people from swimming in the pools - and yes there are cameras and pool-cops). Our pool room rarely had kids nearby (given you can't have kids <12y/o in the poolside rooms) which made for a nice getaway from the main pools. Good variety of places to eat onsite which were all quite good. The Italian was a stand out. The restaurant service (everywhere but the Italian) was a little slow and uninterested, we were a part of a very large wedding group and didn't feel we were treated particularly well given the amount of $$$ we were spending there! The waiters could have made much more money for the hotel (and in tips) by being more attentive. The swim up bar was particularly great, many Pina Coladas were consumed. The resort itself is just a short tuk-tuk ride (300 Baht) to the Patong strip and there is a permanent taxi rank outside the resort, we never had to wait for a cab. The hotel staff were also helpful organising larger taxis (for the hens party). All in all, a great place to stay with kids or without.
My kids and I had a fantastic time. Perfect resort for kids and parents. Everything was there for you and we were well looked after. Staff were great and helpful. Food was good, the Thai restaurant was amazing and fantastic breakfasts and buffet.
The pools were perfect and safe and fun for all.
Would go back
We don't have a bad word to say about the Merlin Beach Hotel. The staff are friendly, helpful, and good to have a joke with. The pools are clean, and the rooms are clean too, looks like they have recently been renovated. Highly recommended.
I have stayed at Merlin beach resort 4 times love the place and the service I receive.
Good getaway service was okay was much better before
We had a wonderful holiday at the Merlin Beach Resort. This was our 3rd stay at the resort. We love it there and plan to go back again within the next 2 years. The service, the food, the staff, the room and the cleanliness is top rate. It's almost like coming home. A great feeling.
Enjoyed a recent 7 night stay. Lovely pools, good restaurants, great weather. Enjoyed breakfast and Little Tiger up the hill from the beach. Would like to have had more options with times with shuttle into town. Had a great holiday.
We had a vey relaxing stay, the pools were fantastic, enjoyed the swim up bar. The restaurants were great and the breakfast every morning was excellent catering for every taste. We will definitely be staying again.
Great stay - the facilities were fantastic - very enjoyable.
Great value for money!!! Loved the private beach
Great resort for my wife and I as we do not like the hustle and bustle. Nice and quiet if you want to relax and enjoy the sunshine. If you want busy stay closer to Patong. Facilities and food were excellent, not worth spending 300 baht to go to Patong to eat as it can buy you a meal at the resort. We liked the location from busy Patong.
We hope to be back with our children and grandchildren same time next year.
Cannot fault the service & the resort caters for everyone. There is a family area & a non children area for a peaceful stay. Food was great & the staff are very friendly.
Merlin Beach resort was absolutely fantastic for our family of 4.
It was good to be 3 km out of town and away from hectic Patong and with our own private ocean beach.
Setting and staff were great.
Breakfast buffet was excellent and the 3 pools luxurious.
As with all hotels the food prices and tour desk costs were much higher than could be obtained from outside.
Overall, we cannot wait to return to Merlin Beach resort.
Wished we could have stayed longer
Had a fantastic holiday very impressed with the resort beautiful setting, room was good, was cleaned every day, good facilities, Buffet breakfast was great with a big range of food to choose from. Hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. Pools were awesome the massage places on the beach were great and the little tiger restaurant on the hill the food was fantastic. Although it was a little way out of Patong the only downside was you had to pay for a tuk tuk to get in and out as the shuttle had limited runs. I would highly recommend this hotel we had a fantastic stay.
We stayed here while we were also having our wedding here, the place is amazing. However due to being that little bit further out of town I found we ate at the resort more then I wanted to due to convenience, however I soon got over the hotel food and didn't find it to be too crash hot.
Other than that, the room was amazing, the resort was amazing, cannot fault one thing with our wedding, everything went perfect!
I am definitely looking forward to returning very soon.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Merlin Beach Resort, I would recommend it to anyone, who is thinking of staying. Rooms are nice and big, location is good, it is a little out of town, but it is good.
being out first time to Phuket we really enjoyed staying at the Merlin beach resort.
Everything was beautiful could not fault anything. Just note the beach on the Merlin is not ideal for swimming because there is a lot of reef and rocks in the water. That's not to say sitting by the beach is quite nice
Had a fantastic time
Beautiful resort, away from the hustle and bustle of busy Patong.
The shuttle bus is useful but has limited times available so a tuk-tuk is required for trips into town.
Great pools, rooms and quality food and service!
The Merlin Beach Resort Tri-Trang beach is a great place to stay to relax. Service is good - language difference creates a communication challenge - but in general pretty good. Different venues for dining were good and variety of tastes - and reasonable prices. Proximity to Patong excellent
This is our 4th time back to this resort and we love it. The staff are very friendly and the room was great.
Absolutely love our stay .. We had a pool room . The staff very very friendly and very helpful. We ate at all of their restaurants and enjoyed every meal.
Our fourth trip to Thailand, we met family from the UK here as it was their choice of hotel. I was a bit apprehensive because of the location, as I like to be in the mix of Patong beach. The resort was beautiful, large and open. We upgraded to superior room and it was worth it. Nice view of pool 3 and the ocean, large and open with nice decor.
The luxury of 3 large swimming pools is handy as it's never crowded in either. We preferred pool 1 near our families room as it was quiter and no children.
Buffet breakfast was great, only dined at hotel once as we preferred to go down to Patong. The service is mixed for me. Reception, lobby and porters are lovely and friendly. Pool bar staff were quite blunt and un-helpful. Overall it was a lovely stay, would I stay there again no. Purely for location. Would I recommend it to friends and family most definately!
Had a fabulous stay at Merlin Beach Resort, have been before and will go back again. Great staff, great service, great facilities and great location - away from the hustle and bustle of Patong and only short Shuttle bus/tuk tuk ride when you do want to go into Patong for shopping or dinner.
Lovely resort on a private beach. The beach itself is nice enough but very rocky when the tide goes out and not very good for swimming. Couple of massage huts on the beach which were very good. Little tiger restaurant is up the hill from the resort, accessed from the beach, and is a great place to eat, very nice food and cheap. Restaurants at the resort were nice but a lite bit pricey and they add a service tax to everything. Stayed in a pool access room which was absolutely beautiful. Staff were fantastic and all spoke good english. Shuttle service to Patong several times a day. There is a taxi rank across from the resort as well. Very relaxing beautiful resort, would definitely stay again.
Our experience at Merlin Beach was awesome, especially for the kids. will not disappoint.
just out of town which was great free buses to get you in to town. We ate at the resorts restaurants most of the time great value. Pools were great free breakfast, service, rooms all good, would go back again for sure
We loved our stay at the Merlin Beach Resort it was clean and beautiful. The kids absolutely loved the amazing pools.
A very relaxing place to stay.
Excellent Place for everyone!
Excellent place to stay. Ideal for Families. Service was as good as you could get.
We will definitely be booking again next year, this resort has everything and the best bit is that the rooms and view are amazing (beds very comfy) but the staff go above and beyond for their guests. The food was also amazing :-)
Our holiday to Phuket was for the first time and we thoroughly love every minute of it staying at the Merlin Beach Resort. It is so beautiful and relaxing everything you imagine an island holiday to be, service food everything was wonderful thankyou so much.
Merlin beach resort was a wonderful place to stay. Service was outstanding, the grounds were beautiful and the pool access room we stayed in was perfect. It was about 10 min drive to main patong town which was perfect as it was away from the busy noisy area but not too far. Would definitely stay again. Though the food was expensive it was always delicious, if it wasn't for the price we would of ate at the resort more often. In all it was a perfect resort.
This resort was amazing. Nice clean large room for 4 people. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The pools were beautiful and the kids loved the kids pool. The food was really good, especially the buffet breakfast. I would definitely stay at this resort again.
We had a great time at the Merlin, this was our second stay there and was fantastic, the only downfall is the bus schedule into town, the times are always great, but doesn't allow a fun ride in a tuktuk.
We again enjoyed our stay at this resort. Thank you for your hospitality.
We had a great stay, as it was low season the resort was pretty quiet which suited us, being a family. the pools were excellent, the resort was very clean and well maintained, far enough away from the craziness of Patong to make you think you are on your own island, the staff were fantastic. The restaurants were good without being outstanding. You can walk out onto the private beach and get a great thai massage from very friendly locals for $10 for an hour. We will definitely being going back to this resort. Wi-fi worked reasonably well.
Big clean very good
Love staying at merlin beach resort ideal resort for families would recommend it to anyone accommodation and facilities excellent and staff are wonderful
great holiday, great resort, resort is 3ks from patong beach.
Loved the fact the hotel was separate from the hustle and bustle of Patong beach! The resort was amazing, the staff were so helpful and accommodating! 8 nights wasn't long enough and we will be back to bring our three children! Only thing watch the guy that mixes the cocktails at the pool bar, he short pours! LOL
A lovely resort not too far from Patong but far enough to be in a world of its own
I spent 11 days at Merlin Beach Resort and it was fantastic! The people were so friendly and so helpful. The room was always clean and tidy. There were three pools and they were always clean and inviting! The food was to die for! I would recommend everyone to stay at Merlin Beach.
Our 2nd stay in this resort, and the location of our wedding. Was amazing as always although a couple of changes from the year earlier with a few services lacking but still great.
This resort was fabulous, so glad we were away from the hectic pace of Patong Beach but only a few minutes in the free shuttle when we wanted to visit. Fantastic holiday from start to finish!
We stayed here 3 years ago and liked it so we went back again. Thought the standard was still maintained at a very high level. Staff friendly and efficient, nice rooms, great pools and good restaurants with reasonable prices together with happy hours.
It was Easter and school holidays and the hotel was fully booked but we never had a problem getting lounges around the pool or felt crowded
We got upgraded rooms which was appreciated.
No hesitation in recommending this hotel.
resort smaller than I expected , room and view great . Not quite 4.5 quality as I had expected. But great value for money, meals and drinks very reasonable
Beautiful hotel with wonderful facilities including three pools and its own private beach. The room was great as was the breakfast buffet every morning. The restaurants were alright, there were better nearby though for lunch and dinner. Location has pros and cons - the positive being it is far away from the neverending nightlifte of Patong but getting to Patong when you want to is limited to their free shuttle service 4 times a day or just paying taxis everytime. Overall we had a wonderful time staying at Merlin Beach.
We had a fantastic time at Merlin Beach Resort.
The 3 pools are magnificent and so is the private beach.
This was our second stay at the resort and we were welcomed as such.
Free Wi Fi was a bonus.
The peacefulness and tranquil ambience of the resort is most relaxing.
Just what any person needs to unwind and take a break.
Love the Merlin Beach Resort
Overall excellent, good advantage being up the hill away from noise and hustle. down side to this they only have a few free shuttles, so could do with more. 300bht each way adds up. $12au for 3km trip relative to everything else in phuket is expensive.
Great place for a family group
This was a fantastic resort our kids aged 2 and 4 loved it! The three pools are gorgeous!! Restaurants don't offer many choices but your so close to town you can just go in on the free shuttle bus and grab something!
Good quiet location a little bit away from the hussle and craziness of Patong. Great pools for kids and excellent restaurant on the hill called Little Tiger
We would definitely stay at Merlin Beach Resort again great property!
The resort was absolutely lovely just far enough away from Patong but still close enough to get into if you needed to. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were lovely. I would definately stay there again.
Fabulous service, great location and would highly recommend. Planning to return in the new year.
Great place, friendly people, unbelievable swimming pools.
My family and I recently stayed at the Merlin Beach Resort. The staff were incredibly friendly, the rooms were well maintained and serviced, the food quality and variety was excellent, and the location just perfect. Although the resort is about 5 minutes from Patong, this is actually the resort's biggest advantage. It's quiet, but close enough to the "action" in Patong if you want it. Just catch the resort's free shuttle bus, and the cost of transport becomes irrelevant. It's a fantastic resort for families, couples or groups, and a beautiful location for a sunset wedding. We would highly recommended this resort as the perfect "home away from home", with a lot of luxury and perks thrown in.
Everything went well the Hotel was great
Those pools are superb. Lived the dream at the gorgeous Merlin beach resort despite rainy weather. So many people were return visitors and we hope we will be too. Didn't see a better place to stay while we were there and the babysitters were gorgeous.
we really enjoyed our stay at Merlin Beach Resort. Pools were fantastic, staff very helpful.
Great quiet spot just out of Patong. Rooms immaculate, 3 pools divine. Great for families. Also awesome spot for weddings. Witnessed a few while there and was beautiful spot for ceromony and reception.
We stayed here for the second time and enjoyed it once again. We will be back!
Just out of Patong, the Merlin Beach Resort offers everything someone needs for a relaxing holiday from a selection of restaurants, great pools, lovely rooms, transport options and a little beach with hermit crabs which will keep the kids entertained for ages. Definitely recommend.
We all enjoyed the stay thoroughly.
This resort is excellent, the pools just gorgeous, three to choose from to suit different groups of people. Staff go out of their way to assist, rooms very clean. A great holiday. Close enough to Patong.
Interconnecting rooms for family of 5 were great and nothing to much trouble for the friendly staff. Highly recommended.
A beautiful resort
We had a wonderful 11 days and will definitely be back!!
This was my 6th trip back to the Merlin Beach and I enjoyed this stay as much as all the others. It is a wonderful resort and the staff are very helpful, truly an amazing experience.
cannot fault this resort or the staff.
Great pool area for those days of doing nothing. It's an older resort but clean and well maintained, very friendly staff.
A grand hotel with many good attributes, great staff , beautiful pools and tasty dinning , a lovely lobby area for casual drinks and music . Shuttle service was good also. Our second visit , and we were well pleased.
Could not fault this resort and it's staff in anything.
Absolutely magnificent Resort, beautifully kept, with a dream staff all around. Everybody is helpful, polite & makes you feel welcome.
Rooms are large & immaculate. Housekeeping staff is exceptional & to detail in their job.
Three huge swimming pools have crystal clear water & garden staff makes sure that not one bit of dirt or leaf floats in any of them.
Food served at breakfast has such variety, that it is mind blowing.
Restaurants downstairs, serving excellent, tasty, fresh & variety of international food, and at very reasonable prices.
Nothing is too much for nobody.
Your extra needs etc. are addressed immediately and with professionalism.
Front desk staff are dream to deal with.
Don't go anywhere else in Phuket (Patong), Merlin Beach Resort has it all.
Overall a very enjoyable experience. The location of the property was fantastic in that it was a 5-10 minute drive out of the busy Patong Beach, but not too far to travel into Patong Beach for dining, shopping & entertainment. The resort provides a free shuttle bus to & from Patong Beach & Phuket township, regularly enough to make it easy. The meals at the resort were a little average and quite expensive compared to restaurants in town, however the complimentry breakfast provided by the resort was fantastic. We would definately stay at the Merlin Beach Resort again as we were very happy with our pool access room. The staff at the resort were always very helpful and courteous.
The Merlin Beach is a huge resort and I believe even if it was at full capacity you still would have the feeling that there weren't that many people holidaying there. Staff are really friendly and the 2 and somedays 3 Happy Hours are great.
Overall enjoyed our holiday very happy with the choice of hotel and all the arrangements went accordding to plan.
Fantastic resort close to Patong.
My sister and I stayed for 11 nights. The resort was perfect for us! Everything was very clean, the food at the restaurants were nice and had variety. Everyone that works there are very friendly and do their absolute best to keep guests happy.
I would recommend this to anybody wanting a tropical holiday, that is only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle.
I cant wait to come back again!
Been all over the world and nothing compares to this little place in Phuket, been 5 times now, and still would go back again. Perfect holiday, we love it here. Great restaurants, pool areas, beach. Everything you could want for a really lovely rest. Have seen a few weddings here too, they have been excellent. My favourite place.
Supurb location overlooking private beach. Spoilt for choice with 3 large pools for families with small children, a swim up pool bar and a more private/quiet pool for couples.
Rooms were clean, staff friendly and buffet breakfast well catered.
Merlin Beach resort was fantastic,I would highly recommend it.We had a great time and wow the pool was a sight to see.
Merlin Beach was beautiful!! It was quiet but the 'slum' next door was not a pleasant sight. All staff were very friendly and professional. A great vibe about the place.
We just had 10 nights in room 4132 (direct pool access room) and the entire experience was absolutely fabulous. We run out of superlatives trying to describe our stay. The resort itself is magnificent, the staff are extremely polite and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The food is to die for and the breakfasts are unbelievable. We have never seen so many and such big and fabulous pools. The fact that it is just out of the hustle and bustle of Patong is great - very cheap to get into town. Our rating 10 out of 10 Merlin Beach Resort.
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We had a great time The hotel was fabulous . We definitely reommend . The connecting room made life easier as we have 4 kids
menu was same everyday
It was our second time at The Merlin Beach Resort. It is a fantastic resort, great food and great location. It is close enough to Patong but also away from the hussle and bussle. Highly recommend for families.
We really enjoyed our stay and are planning to go back and stay in the same resort. The staff were really nice and our room was lovely and clean. I would recommend this place to everyone. I won't stay anywhere esle
amazing hotel, staff very friendly and attentive, will definately stay here again.
Amazing hotel, staff were so attentive and friendly, very clean,food good and ameneties excellent. will definately stay again.
went with 2 other couples who have stayed there 6 times, and i can understand why, service was excellent, food was unbelievable as far as choices, and it was nice that we were not in town in a resort, the tuk tuks were an adventure to come home in, I would recommend it to anyone
The Merlin Beach Resort is simply outstanding and suitable for both couples and families. The food was great with so much variety and both food and drink prices were very affordable compared to most other resorts. Our Pool Access Room was immaculate and modern. There are 3 pools (including a brilliant kids pool), 6 or 7 restaurants and bars. The shopping and entertainment strip of Patong is only a few mins away and the resort provides a free shuttle that runs a few times each day and night. The staff go out of their way to make you more comfortable - you are treated very well indeed.
We will definitely return one day and have no hesitation in recommending the Merlin Beach Resort as a great place to holiday!
Just a little from Patong and has a free bus to Patong. This was a great holiday and the service is first class. CHildren have a good area for the pool that includes adult swimming as well. We don't have children and liked that they had a seperate area to the bar pool which was great. Food is excellent I really can't say enough about how great it was. some who like to be close to town this may not suit but Patong Merlin looked just as nice bit older but very central. We are looking to book again for next year.