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Patong Merlin Hotel

44 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, 83150, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Table tennis
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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17RonnieRutt wrote a review Dec 2023
South Shields, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
Staying here at the moment has been totally refurbished by Marriott.Best hotel in Phuket for location and cleanliness.Special shout out to Kang round the pool big personality always smiling and always on hand to serve that special drink 10/10
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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washyles wrote a review Dec 2023
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom35 contributions10 helpful votes
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Arrived 3 days after the re-opening, for 2 weeks holiday. Shame the beach restaurant and bar wasn't finished but the rest of the hotel was lovely. The abundance of greenery gave a really nice tropical feel. Always looked forward to the breakfast. Plenty to choose from and I had to try the various Thia dishes to go with my bacon, sausage and eggs!! The stand out part of the hotel, has to be the staff. Everyone we met were so friendly and always had a loverly smile to give. Special mention to the pool bar staff and Fern in particular, who always had time for a chat and a good laugh. Thanks also to our room maids, Keaw and Deena who looked after us and made cute elephant,s, rabbits and a penguin out of towels. Nice touch. The only reason I didn't put 5 stars rating was for the fact for the hidden service charges and VAT that are added to the food and drinks. Would I recommend this hotel ? Yes but just be aware, it can get quite pricey.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Getaway32615150655 wrote a review Aug 2023
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The 3 pools with swim up bars exquisite. The greeting drink on arrival a nice touch. Staff good not much ennglish though. Resort a bit tired surrounds and shopping near by and convenient Jim and Mary Brisbane australia
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Mandybb21 wrote a review July 2023
Australian Capital Territory, Australia39 contributions59 helpful votes
We have stayed at the Patong Merlin with our family 7 times. We have built many fond memories there, our kids playing hide and seek throughout the grounds and many pools, playing games while enjoying happy hour at the bar looking over to the beach. It is a wonderful family hotel. The rooms were a decent size, beds are a little hard for our liking (my husband would always pay housekeeping to put an extra topper or two on the bed). Breakfast was always good with a huge variety of food from different cuisines. Hotel is across the road from the OTOP markets which is great, but a fair walk away from Bangla Road and Jungceylon (but both within walking distance) I’m hoping that this hotel is now being taken over by the Marriott that they do not make the hotel too pricey to stay at once it reopens layer in 2023. I highly recommend the Patong Merlin.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jos R wrote a review July 2023
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Hotel is great location with an easy walk to patong beach, restaurants and bars. This was the best feature. The hotel itself is quite rundown but still ok for us. The entrance from the beach road looks like an abandoned site and has no security and anyone can just walk in and use facilities etc Most of the Staff are definitely not friendly or helpful. They were abrupt , rude and just did not want to help. Food was not good at all. Most foods were inedible, and the smallest portions. Breakfast was ok but nothing to boast about. We tried lunch a few times as it’s too hot to go out but just not good. Overall we enjoyed the pools even though the trees block the sun shining through and water cold quicker than it was. Hoping the new renovations and the new brand name will also bring a new standard to the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Christine P wrote a review June 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our booking was cancelled and transferred without any notification. Our holiday experience was terrible as we were transferred to a isolated location which cost us an extra $400 in Taxi's and a lack of food options.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Lee M wrote a review Apr 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom42 contributions45 helpful votes
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Absolutely loved this hotel, location was excellent - two minutes to the beach and a few minutes to the bustling bars and restaurants of Bangla Road. We were in room 6308 which was on the top floor providing a pool and sea view. The hotel left a spare card in the room so the air con was on all day, of all the places we stayed the air con was by far the best and much needed in the April heat. The hotel was getting ready to close for refurbishment so was very quiet which suited us fine. Staff were great and regularly checked if you needed anything whilst lounging by the pool. We had two 3/4 double beds which were extremely comfortable, plenty of space in the room, decent size fridge and a balcony with two chairs and a table. Would definitely stay here in future. Thank you for a lovely stay
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vanessa M wrote a review Apr 2023
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I was debating writing a review given the hotel is about to close in 1 day but here goes…. Well, we were was a little hesitant about coming given some recent reviews of late but I was pleasantly surprised. Upon arrival, the staff were kind and helpful. Actually throughout the whole stay, we have no huge complaints. We had a dodgy shower with poor power/flow but we reported it and it was fixed the same day. Like wise with the aircon having a few issues, it was fixed within 24 hours. Yes the hotel is somewhat dated but we really enjoyed our stay and will plan a return for next Easter very soon, even if it’s under different management and name. The location is fab, close to shops and restaurants at the end of the bay (at the south), away from the noisy Bangla road etc… We were unlucky in the week we went (from 31st March) as Patong beach was experiencing ‘black water’ from the nearby canal which was not inviting to swim in. We simply took a tuk tuk (200 bht) right up to the end of the bay and swam and snorkelled there – it was great, so many fish close to the shore! Other times we took a long tail boat (No. 23) out from the bay to Freedom beach – now that is really something else, picturesque. We did B&B and breakfast really was fine, no complaints at all. The pools were fine, not dirty at all and the boys killed hours there. We stayed in an adjoining family room and the space was greatly appreciated, we’ll definitely be doing that again. We were on the fourth floor of block 4, excellent view of one of the pools and away from the noise of the Hard Rock Café. Thank you Patong Merlin for making our stay a brilliant one. We will be back next year, even if the hotel is called something else…. Sending love from England and hope to see you all Easter 2024.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Donna S wrote a review Apr 2023
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Took a package holiday here, Hotel is very tired, The rooms itself were clean. Beds very warn, well used... Pool side furniture broken, sometimes to the point of not usable. Seriously run down, needs lots of TLC. Pool itself was good, 3 to choose from. Breakfast was OK, always the same an rather budget like.. I would not stay here again..The location is good if you are after the bar scene though!. Needed to do some more research on it before I booked the package from Australia.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Jay A wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia67 contributions47 helpful votes
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The Patong Merlin was sensational. Fantastic location with access to Patong beach front or via one of the main shopping streets. The interconnecting family room with pool view was spacious, beautifully appointed, clean and great value for money. The pools with swim up bars were crystal clear and clean and simply sublime. Pool lounges were available everyday under the shade of coconut trees. The buffet breakfast was good. The omelette station was not part of the main breakfast room and was not made clear there was a separate section for this. However overall the breakfast was great. The room balcony was a little rusted with peeling paint but overall a great a space to sit and relax. Found the the staff friendly and approachable. There was renovations happening while we stayed however were not impacted by any noise. I don't know if the hotel will close for renovations but overall a great stay and would highly recommend the Patong Merlin.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Patong Merlin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Patong Merlin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include David Jone Fashion (0.2 km), Universal Fashions and Tailor (0.1 km), and Cashmere Suit Tailor Phuket (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Patong Merlin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hern Coffee And Bistro, Coco Copper Bistro and Beachbar, and Bubbles Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Patong Merlin Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Patong Merlin Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Patong Merlin Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Patong Merlin Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Patong Merlin Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.