Patong Merlin Hotel
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Well it was a very relaxing first 24 hours in Phuket. All of the logistics of getting from Sydney to Patong Beach ran flawlessly, including the Bangkok Air flight and 40 minute taxi ride to the hotel from the Airport, although the tail gating at speed did become a bit much so I opted for the view out of the side window! A long warm bath, followed …
Got up at 6.00am to go to the airport.
We flew at 09.45am and arrived in Singapore. Had a 5 hour lay over. Luckily we were able to go into the business lounge where we could get onto computers and play games.
The time did not drag bye too slowly.
Arrived in Perth just after midnight, only to be stopped by customs. They …
Today was the last day in which we could do what we wanted. The weather was pretty good.
We stayed at the Hotel and swam. A little later, my mom and sister went to have their nails done. My Dad went to go and watch the Wallabies play the Springboks at an Irish Pub.
During this time, Steven (my brother) and I played pool at our …
Our driver, Cat, was waiting for us in the hotel parking area. We all got into his Tuk Tuk and headed off to his "special" destination.
We travelled for close on an hour before arriving at the spot that he was taking us to. It appeared to be a big drop off area for scooters. There were hundreds of scooters all parked under a shedlike …
After breakfast, we headed out to the Patong Beach road where we looked for a Tuk Tuk. One has to bargain with the drivers to get them to give you a good price.
We were looking to going to the Big Buddha and to spend a day at Kata Beach.
The driver that took us was really nice and could speak pretty good English. He took us to a Jewellery …
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This hotel is in the perfect location right in the middle of everything, with only a very short walk to the shops, beach and main attractions of Patong.
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Fantastic hotel, me and my boyfriend travelled around Thailand for 8 weeks and decided to stop in Phuket for 5 days before travelling onto Krabi, to put it straight we ended up extending our stay to 7 nights and then travelled onto Krabi, we didnt like Krabi at this time of year and decided to go straight back to the Patong Merlin Hotel for an extra 5 nights, I give it 10 out of 10.
PATONG MERLIN IS THE BEST RESORT IN PATONG... My Family stayed there for a month and by god would do it again. The staff are ACE without a doubt, you have the BEST and BIGGEST buffet breakfast everymorning, three pools that are just fantastic considering they are clean and having pool boys come around all the time serving you with pina cooladas and whatever else of your choice! The rooms were just superb very clean and were attended to everymorning by housekeeping, coming back from the pool and having everything spotless and personal belongings untouched is just fantastic!!! Patong Merlin is situated in the best part in Patong, central to EVERYTHING!!!! I cannot stress how good it was, i was there for a whole month and everyday was superb! I dont know how to say thank-you enough to the people at Patong Merlin they were just fantastic KA POUN KA!!!. Its a fun and AWESOME resort!! I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT TO EVERYONE!!
My boyfriend and myself are in our early 20's and we stayed at the Patong Merlin Hotel at the beginning of this year for 10 nights. We have no complaints what so ever. Our room was fantastic and was cleaned immaculately everyday. Breakfast was excellent, with a wide selection of breakfast food being available.We personally loved the omlettes which were cooked to order! =) When we eventually are able to go back to Phuket we wll definetely be coming back to this hotel. Just one tip though, take advantage of the taxi drivers who are in the hotel. They are employed by the hotel and offer great friendly airconditioned service at the same rate as a tuk tuk or taxi outside the hotel. They are situated in the lobby and are able to take you anywhere you want. One more thing, take advantage of happy hour at the lobby bar, buy one get one free between 6-8pm every night.
Best hotel on Patong Beach!!!
I stayed at the Patong Merlin Resort for 11 nights, and I cannot complain about a single thing. The service was first class, and the food served by all the resturants was exceptional. The themed buffet was a favourite of mine, but with so many other choices of cuisine outside of the hotel, you would be silly to not dine anywhere else.
The rooms were small but nice, and when you go to a place like thailand all you do in your room is sleep, in which the room cattered nicely for.
The hotel has 3 stunning pools, and it is situated across the road from the beach. I cannot recommend this hotel enough, as it exceeded all my expectations, and it is great value for money.
Simply the best
My wife & I have stayed at the Patong Merlin on 4 occassions in the last 5 year's and love every minute of bieng there. The pool's and ground's are fantastic, as are the staff who are so friendly & helpfull. The breakfast's are great and a will keep you going well into the day. The rooms are a bit tired looking but clean and well attended to. We are looking forward to our 5th visit in 10 day's time, and cant wait to get back to a lovely hotel in a great location...Ronnie.
Myself and two friends stayed at the Merlin in July 2005. It was fantastic! The staff were super friendly and always on hand to help, the resort has been restored beautifully after the Tsunami, the room was great and the grounds were amazing!
Three gorgeous pools to choose from in palm tree heaven! Fantastic location - 5 minute wall into central Patong and 2mins to the beach but its own oasis. You would think you were on your own island. Didn't eat dinner at the hotel but the buffet breakfast was amazing and happy hour cocktails by the pool so cheap!
We are coming back next year and we will be staying here. Fantastic value and can't thank the staff enough for our wonderful holiday.
I stayed at the Patong Merline in July 05. I can say my time there was nothing short of fantastic. The grounds/pools were amazing, the hotel staff were so friendly and helpful and bent overbackwards to provide service. The rooms were clean, comfortable and above the standard that i was expecting.
In terms of location - this resort is an oasis in the heart of Patong. You would think you are on your own island, yet you are a 5 minute walk to town and 2 mins to the beach.
I thoroughly recommed people stay at the Merlin and i for one am going back next year!
The grounds and pool at this hotel were fantastic however everything else was terrible! The rooms were old and worn. There was a damp, musty smell in the room (2204). Reception also smelt musty + damp.
The resort has 3 excellent pools and plenty of sun lounges. Preferred to swim here than the crowded Patong beach.
The airconditioned rooms were good with private balcony.
Staff were friendly and helpful which makes this hotel worth the stay.