As first time traveler's to Thailand and the first international holiday for the kids, we weren't sure what to expect. We found a number of friends had stayed at this hotel and all had given good reports. Arriving early we knew we would have to wait several hours before our two adjoining rooms were ready but the staff assured us they would do their best to have our rooms ready as soon as possible. We were supplied cool facecloths and welcoming drinks and information for our stay (10 nights) and were shown to our rooms shortly afterward and well ahead of check-in time. The cleanliness was excellent and we were surprised at how quiet and tranquil it seemed when we were so close to the chaos and hubbub of Patong Beach.
The rooms were the superior pool view rooms and were well appointed. My wife and I had the king sized bed and kids room had 2 singles. The bathrooms are a little small but functional. The view from the balconies was beautiful. We were on the 3rd floor of building 4 and found it to be a good position, although the wireless internet access in this location was poor and often inaccessible.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, well all but the old pool towel monitor. He looked like someone stole his puppy. His English was on par with his ability to act cheerful.
Room service is fast and pretty tasty. We spent a lot of time in the pool with the swim-up bar and also ordered lunch there several times.
The gym is OK and there is a ping pong table if you prefer that to the ping pong on Bang-la road. There is also a full sized snooker table above the internet lounge near the lobby.
The laundry service is bit expensive (even for Thailand) but just outside the hotel you will pay about 50 baht per kilo if you prefer the cheaper option. There are heaps of money exchange stations everywhere, just shop around for the better rate.
Breakfast was terrific with plenty of variety and eggs cooked before you to your liking. The restaurants are good although not as cheap as you will get outside the hotel. We were very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend the Patong Merlin to families and couples of any age.
- 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:
- Merlin Patong
- Patong Merlin Hotel Phuket