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Patong Merlin Hotel
Ranked #32 of 319 Hotels in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Never need to leave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had four nights in a superior pool view room in Block 1 overlooking the third pool. Very spacious room and loved the long shower. House maids are excellent, always smiling and willing to help. Breakfast great. Just loved all the pools and mature trees in this hotel resort. For the second four nights we upgraded to Deluxe Pool Access room in the newest block. Wow! These rooms are for returning guests only and usually cannot be booked in advance. What luxury being able to step out our door and straight into the pool. We could also just swim up to drink supplies we kept in our own room rather than use the swim up bar. A really friendly enclave for those in the pool access rooms. We spent most of the day in the pool or by it until going out in the early evening. Renovations to the original lobby do not interfere with guests at all. Once you have stayed at the Patong Merlin you will know why people keep returning to the same hotel year after year. Beds are good quality but hard, which is only drawback. We would again share our stay between Block 1 and Block 7.

Room Tip: Blocks 2 and 4 seem to have smaller rooms but balconies have afternoon shade. Garden view rooms are...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The countdown is on again, 4 weeks until we return to the Patong Merlin. Looking forward to seeing all the freindly staff again and especially "happy hour" at the back sunset bar and watching the passing parade. We have stayed here last 4 out of the five years of our stays at Phuket and Merlins location is fantastic, close to beach, OTOP markets and bars, as well as a large variety of places to eat too. Rooms are basic but the resort has been renovating bit by bit. The maids are always freindly and do a fantastic job. The live music and bands are always entertaining, but there hasn't been any shows out the back stage due to renovations.Always good to relax by the pool and there is always plenty of Aussies from back home to talk to and exchange tips and where to get the best meal / shopping / massages / tours etc.. Last year, it rained for nearly 5 days straight, front road was flooded, but we still managed to have a great time....CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed eight nights in the newer wing (deluxe room pool view 7303). It was everything we hoped for. The unit was roomy and spotlessly clean. A roomy bathroom that included a full bath and separate shower. Our outlook was directly out onto one of the hotel's four pools and blissfully quiet.
We had a breakfast included package and enjoyed it every morning. There was plenty of variety that changed slightly each day.......after all there are only so many dishes you can present for breakfast. The staff were very attentive with the coffee/tea and the dishes were readily replaced once emptied.
We tried each pool, and while the Merlin is right in town, when lying at the pool you could be lying on a deserted beach on a coral atoll!! No outside noise at all!
We have stayed for five years at a resort slightly away from the town but will be returning to the Patong Merlin next time we stay, just loved it!
Go out one entrance and you just cross the road to the beach, or head out the back way to attack the markets.

Room Tip: Renovations are under way and at the moment some of the older units appear tired. A deluxe pool vie...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rosebud, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Great ,four pools so plenty places to swim,and enough lounges to go around. Close to beach,restaurant and market walking distance to shopping centre.Room comfortable and been up graded new bathroom,nice pool view and staff very friendly.At the moment foyer being renovated but will be finished this year.

Room Tip: All rooms looking over pool are great
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Glenda B
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Gold Coast, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My girlfriend stayed at this hotel a few years ago, always raved about it & after staying there myself I have to agree.

The hotel has a fantastic beach front location.
Heaps of pools & day beds... so you never have to battle with other guests to get good spot.
Buffet Breakfasts were fantastic.
Shopping is right at your door.
The hotel in the thick of the action without being to close to Bangla Rd.

We stayed in a Pool access suite & it was unbelieve, worth every cent & I'd do it again.
However, we felt that the beds were a little hard for a room at that level.

The hotel reception area was in the middle of a major renovation at the time, but I look forward to going back to checking it out.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dan D
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Went on a trip with our friends & stayed here - was great! Lots of pool space! Close to restaurants & shops. Had buffet breakfast every morning which was lovely - eggs made on the spot to your liking - Great!!! Room itself was nothing super special but bed was comfortable & was a good size. Had a great few of the pool area! Housekeeping was great & staff was friendly. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sam S
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

.Stayed at Patong Merlin June 2014 with a group of friends. We had the newly renovated pool view rooms ground floor, beautiful rooms would definitely request these rooms again. Very disappointed with make shift foyer, not the same, missed not being able to sit and listen to the band that always played in foyer. But I guess next time I will be able to. If we were advised about these renovations earlier we would have probably stayed somewhere different.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Catta15
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Property: Patong Merlin Hotel
Address: 44 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, 83150, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#19 Spa Hotel in Patong
#22 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#22 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#37 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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:
Merlin Patong
Patong Merlin Hotel Phuket

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