"Magic!" Patong Merlin Tip by thegirlfromnewy

Patong Merlin, Phuket: 1,444 reviews and 14 photos

  Veiw of the main pool
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  • Veiw of the main pool - Phuket
      Veiw of the main pool
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  • Twin superior room pool view - Phuket
      Twin superior room pool view
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We stayed for seven glorious nights at the Patong Merlin and loved every single minute of our stay.
We were booked in a twin pool view room. The view to the main pool was beautiful. it was nice to sit out on the verandah in the afternoon and just look at the view.
The room has fridge and TV. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were modern.
My only critisism, if you could call it that, was that the windows in the bathroom were frosted glass so if you were not sharing the room with someone close to you then you may see more of your roommate than anticipated. (Could be good or bad)
Bell boys were very help with our bags upon checkin and check out.
We did not use room service as there were many restaurants/cafes on site we wanted to try

Unique Qualities: Where to start........
We loved using the pool in the new wing.
1) it was quiet, the kids staying at the resort mainly used the main pool
2) Swim up bar
3) swim up bar!!!!!!!
The hotel has 4 pools to choose from, all have ample pool chairs and drink/food service is offered
We had the intention to use the gym but ran out of time. Although basic it has the minimum cardio/weight equiptment for a good work out.
We didnt use the laundry service. Even though it was cheap in comparision to home we chose to go across to the market stall opposite to the main enterance of the hotel. They do yr laundry for 60baht per 1kg. Drop it off one day and its ready the next afternoon.
Hotel taxis are more expensive than tuk tuks on the street but if you are going longer distance like we did (up to the big buddha) its was definately worth paying extra for a knowledgable driver and air conditioning!
The hotel has a spa that looks beautiful. the prices are a little more expensive than the venues outside of the hotel. We did notice on facebook that the hotel spa offers periodic specials so keep an eye out of the hotels facebook page if you are planning a trip to the Patong Merlin
The Hard Rock Cafe is next to the front enterance to the hotel and has an out door stage with bands nightly.

To walk up to Bangla Road it would probably take you 10 to 15 minutes without stopping to shop/massage (tempting I know)

Address: 44 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, Kathu District, Patong, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: The hotel spans the whole block. The road at the front enterance runs up to Jung Salong with markets on either side. Cross the road at the back of the hotel and you will find yourself on Patong Beach.
Phone: +66 76 349 888
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.merlinpatong.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 7, 2011
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