Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Scotland
Lovely hotel, good situation, very good facilitiesPosted Oct 3, 2014
Pros: Rooms, gardens, on the beach.
Cons: Can't think of anything! No other Brits staying when we did although not sure if this a plus or a minus!!
Location: Quiet location, on the beach a few shops and restaurants within walking distance. Reasonable taxi fare to Khaolak.
Stayed for 5 nights, lovely hotel and gardens good for a quiet getaway. Nice beach.
by Julie Staggfrom Australia - NSW - Sydney
Posted Sep 13, 2014
Pros: The spa had promotion of 30% off for 1st visit then 50%. excellent value
Cons: Bees floating around while trying to eat breakfast
Location: Near transport
Value: Acceptable price;
by Koketofrom 東京
中国人専用ホテルみたいです！Posted Oct 20, 2013
for Everyoneby Jack
Four days of bliss on the beachPosted 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.
by A verified traveler
Ok but not wowPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Velcome to Khao LakPosted Oct 22, 2012
Pros: 4 glorious swimming pools in amongst the trees - beautiful - great bar too
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!
for Everyoneby Boris/Bimbofrom Walpole, MA, USA
Exelent stay!Posted Mar 4, 2012
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.
by A verified traveler
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for Couplesby A verified traveler
Ein Urlaub wie er sein sollPosted Sep 12, 2011
Wir haben drei Wochen von Ende August bis Mitte September 2011 im KhaoLakMerlin Resort verbracht und es war unser bisher schoenster Thailand Urlaub. es hat einfach alles gepasst.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Great beachfront park and ample spacePosted 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"