Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jack

Four days of bliss on the beach

Posted Aug 25, 2013
Great location if you are looking for a relaxing getaway though not if you have come to Thailand to party. My wife and I arrived thinking we would have a bit of an explore, but ended up spending four glorious days sitting by the beach, body surfing then cooling down in the afternoon at the pool bar. I'd read some reviews stating the food was a bit dodgy, but everything we ate was good to great apart from the fish dishes. The linen smelled at little bit musty in the room, but the room was otherwise spotless and the staff were terrific, and for what we paid per night the value was incredible! This is the place to go if your looking for great value for money and a really relaxing, zero-stress holiday. Loved it.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Ok but not wow

Posted Aug 14, 2013
Pros: Water slide for our son
Cons: Free wifi only in one location
Compared to other resorts in the world Merlin would rate highly however compared to other Thai resorts it was rather disappointing. Decor, garden, pools and water slide all great. However food menu, breakfast, service and friendliness of staff were not as pleasing as we've encountered at the many other resorts we've been to. Also to not have free wifi everywhere in a resort of this standard is frankly not good enough these days.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Velcome to Khao Lak

Posted Oct 22, 2012
Pros: 4 glorious swimming pools in amongst the trees - beautiful - great bar too
Cons: menu
Location: Quiet - not for clubbers- Thank goodness
Khao Lak is where we are going, that is what we told everyone, and no one had ever heard of it. Why? we wondered? because it is the German place to go on holiday... That does not mean we didnt enjoy our time there, Merlin is about an hour away from the airport and an hour and a half away from Phuket Town if you plan your holiday for sitting on the beach and looking through a few souviner shops and maybe buying a tailored outfit then Khao lak is definately for you as there is not much else around but it is beautiful, there are elephants that you can ride (if you like that kind of thing) places to walk, and beaches to explore. Many trips are extremely expensive here such as trips to Phi Phi at 3000 Baht! - we decided to stick with the beach we had. The food at Merlin is boring, its ok if you want lunch after spending the day on a beach but the room service, bar and restaurant menu are exactly the same and the choice is limited. they were doing work to the hotel while we were there, they did the best to make sure this did not disrupt anything. my partner was stung by jelly fish - not the merlins fault of course - but be wary - also remember the sun is much much stronger than it feels. as I said earlier its a very German area, each morning the Thai staff greeting with Guttenmargen or however they spell good morning in Germany, and they all spoke very good German, their English is poor. although I cant complain too much - my Thai is not great either!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Boris/Bimbo from Walpole, MA, USA

Exelent stay!

Posted Mar 4, 2012
Pros: Breakfast
Cons: massage
Location: exelent location
We went in February.This hotel i amazing! Very good location and service.You wont be wrong to choose Khao lak Merlin Resort.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great beachfront park and ample space

Posted Aug 17, 2011 on Hotels.com
At this price I was a bit dissapointed about the room as it did not have a view, and felt simple. However, the amenities were great, the bed good and the bathroom was super. The staff was polite and attentive and I could see a relax holiday in this resort just lying on the beds on the grass lane near the beach. With a location 2 km. from the center of khao Lak (over a mountain = 15 mins.) it is not central... but quiet. The buffet breakfast was a bit dissapointing - the highlight was that there was an "egg station"