Patong Merlin Hotel
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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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Best hotel in Phuket
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.
The rooms are beautiful, especially ask for the rooms in the block above reception as they are newly decorated in modern taste plus you get the glorious sunshine on your balcony most of the day, the only downside is the nighttime entertainment but there are plenty of other hotels with better entertainment at night but not offering the quality service and laidback grounds. I insist you book at this hotel, I will definately be returning next year.
Patong Merlin Best Resort in Patong without a Doubt!
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 staff were friendly but it took us almost and hour to check in (at 2AM!). We were charged a small fortune for using the phone in the room. Rates are not displayed so BE CAREFUL!
The location is fine however. Its just right across the road from the beach and its also at the end of the beach, away from the chaos of the bar/club area, yet its still central.
We didn't try the restaurant BUT all the food was cooked outside and when walking past we could see all kinds of insects crawling it.
Overall, I'd say that the hotel is ok but thats only based on the beautiful pool area.
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.
Great pools, but past its best
Stayed here as part of a Thai adventure in December 2003. Maybe we were spoilt by the other amazing hotels we stayed at in Thailand, but this was a slight disappointment.
The complex itself was pretty, if slighlty dated, but the corridors reminded us of prisons, and our room, while absolute fine, was worn and dated (although perfectly clean).
The pool complex was amazing though, and plenty of sun loungers around, in different areas. Patong beach is very crowded and busy, so you will probably want to stick around the pool if you want to sun bathe.
Patong itself seemed to be the Blackpool of Phuket - the lovely resort that my sister stayed at 7 or 8 years ago has been turned into Bangkok by the Sea. Only place in Thailand we saw any trouble, and when you are looking for somewhere to eat and are walking past McDonalds, KFC and Irish bars you realise you may have lost the plot!
Patong also very expensive compared to the rest of Thailand, so although there are more night markets here, expect to pay higher prices.
Basically, if you are going to Thailand, to actually get a taste of what it is about, no point coming to Patong!