As a travel agent this property is my preferred choice of hotel in Patong Beach and this was also my third stay, I have stayed at other properties but this gets my attention mostly due to its location at the south end of Patong Beach. I can walk out the rear of the property and there are money exchangers, chemists, markets and Circle K shops for supplies. 100m up the road is Hard Rock Café and then across the road from there is the night markets with a plethora of gazebo mini bars for the adventurous who wants to meet the locals.
Out beach side of the property in Patong Beach itself across the road (similar to Kuta Beach) …I am not a fan of swimming Patong Beach, if you ever get up early enough in the morning on low tide you will also agree. This takes me back to the Resort, several swimming pools and all very large and there is never an effort trying to find a cabana to soak up the sun and by the deluxe area you have the swim up pool bar which is a must in my eyes for any Asian resort.
I always grab the Superior Pool View rooms, great size balcony and the room are a generous size too… if you can upgrade yourself to the Deluxe Pool View do this as the room are more modern and a little quieter however you need a pack lunch to get to them, there are also Pool Access rooms in this same wing.
Breakfast is good with a large variety of foods from local to Western, dinners are themed most nights but they still also have Al la carte… not many guests seem to dine at their hotel like most other properties due to the amount of options on Patong Beach. Bangalore Road is a 15 minute walk from the hotel if you want to see all the crazies… get yourself to the Tiger Bar Phuket for more locals. On the western side of Thanon Ratuthit Road in the middle of Patong Beach there is a shopping mall that would take a day to explore, if you’re not into haggling this is the best place to shop for quality goods… check out Burger King here, I have had the best Whopper here anywhere in the world.
Overall I would recommend this resort to anyone, it prices well! Staying from 01APR through to 30OCT room rates are generally spay 1 stay 2 (e.g. stay 12 pay 6) but this is the norm for most properties during the low season, travelling outside these dates will see the costing rise significantly due winter in Europe and the flood the Thai market especially the Russians. If you are a family of 4/5 then you will need 2 rooms and I have never had an issue with requests for interconnecting/adjoining rooms.
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- 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