Khaolak Merlin Resort

Khao Lak, Thailand

The hotel

A deluxe resort, inspired by Thailand’s rich culture, Khaolak Merlin Resort also enjoys a divine rainforest location on a gently sloping hillside and is surrounded by well-manicured, lush gardens. Guests enjoy direct access to a private stretch of beach, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun. The facilities are great and will please all the family. As well as four swimming pools, there’s a kids' pool complete with water slide and a kids' playground. When it comes to dining, the aptly-named Tropical Garden is open all-day and serves International favourites as well as local fare. For something a little more romantic, head to Veranda, a beachside restaurant serving delicious seafood. The village centre is just a stroll away and offers more eating options, alternatively, take a taxi to the centre of Khao Lak for a wider choice. If shopping appeals check out Bang Niang Market, there are plenty of souvenirs to stock up on!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

In Khao Lak, overlooking the beach and a short walk from the village centre. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

236 rooms. All with air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, slippers, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms have garden and resort views, with either 1 king-size bed, 2 single beds or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: Is available May-Oct and includes: buffet breakfast, set menu à la carte lunch from Tropical Forest Restaurant or Veranda and set menu à la carte dinner at set outlets (these may change depending on day) and themed buffets three times a week on the Beach Lawn. Drinks include house wine, local beer, local spirits, juice, soft drinks, coffee/tea and drinking water in the Pool Bar, Veranda Bar, Beach Bar and Lobby Lounge (11:00am-11:00pm).

Half Board Plus/Full Board Plus options: Half Board Plus includes à la carte set menu dinner at Tropical Garden and Veranda or buffet outlets. Full Board Plus also includes lunch from à la carte set menu at Tropical Garden and Veranda or buffet outlets (including theme nights). Both include up to two drinks per person per meal (choose from house wines, local beers, juices, soft drinks and drinking water).

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and separate bath and shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Pool Access Rooms with direct access to the swimming pool and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (children under 14 years are not permitted in this room type).

Family Superior Rooms (interconnecting Superior Rooms) are also available, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children.

The Tropical Garden (open for breakfast and dinner; International and Asian cuisine), Veranda (lunch and dinner), Beach Bar (billiards and table tennis), lobby lounge (nightly live music). 4 swimming pools and kids' pool with slide. Sukko Spa*. Fitness room. Tennis court. Kids' playground. Souvenir shop. Beauty salon*. Babysitting*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Large Resort on the Beach

Apr 22, 2021 Dao1949 Chiang Mai, Thailand

The resort and grounds were very elegant with extensive gardens and water features. Our suite was located far away from the hotel lobby and close to the main swimming pool at the beach area. The room was very spacious and modern with many amenities for a comfortable stay. The bathroom was also quite elegant and large with an enclosed glass wall… Read more
The resort and grounds were very elegant with extensive gardens and water features. Our suite was located far away from the hotel lobby and close to the main swimming pool at the beach area. The room was very spacious and modern with many amenities for a comfortable stay. The bathroom was also quite elegant and large with an enclosed glass wall shower and bath tub. A fine restaurant on the hotel grounds was only a short walk from our room. Many fine foods at reasonable prices. We stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our experience ! However, I was quite surprised that the bathroom toilet did not have a sprayer for cleaning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful getaway

Feb 14, 2021 Nphong Bangkok, Thailand

The resort is located on the beach with a lot of trees. The resort promote sustainable environment while to do several "green" activities, especially for wildlifes. The resort is big and several low-rised buildings and 4 swiming pools and 2 large waterfalls. We stay at the nature wing near waterfall. The room is comfy with wood floor and good… Read more
The resort is located on the beach with a lot of trees. The resort promote sustainable environment while to do several "green" activities, especially for wildlifes. The resort is big and several low-rised buildings and 4 swiming pools and 2 large waterfalls. We stay at the nature wing near waterfall. The room is comfy with wood floor and good bed. All staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good. All other meals are at reasonable price and big portion. It's seems to be good family hotels with activities for kids with "Green" activities, kids pool with slider and large playground. Read less
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Jan 28, 2021 joelle-leona cha-am, thailand

Great location, lovely setting with amazing gardens Khun Gai (the owner) and ALL the staff members are so pleasant, friendly, welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble Very nice and spacious room with fabulous private pool Excellent restaurant with beautifully presented dishes and very good breakfast Stayed there in September and… Read more
Great location, lovely setting with amazing gardens Khun Gai (the owner) and ALL the staff members are so pleasant, friendly, welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble Very nice and spacious room with fabulous private pool Excellent restaurant with beautifully presented dishes and very good breakfast Stayed there in September and December 2020 and will definitely stay there again as soon as we have the opportunity Highly recommend, the best in the surroundings Read less
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Nov 7, 2020 Boton1980 Saraburi, Thailand

When I stayed here I felt like stay in the forest. The hotel surrounded by trees so the air is so fresh and peace. The beach is beautiful. The room is good decorated, comfortable, wide and clean. The staffs are very nice. And this hotel is friendly to environment.
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Apr 27, 2020 Jane H Salisbury, England, United Kingdom

We returned to the Merlin again this year( our 4th visit. ) We always said we would not return to the same place twice as it's a big world out there and so much to see but this hotel is amazing and as usual were not disappointed. It really is the best, the most beautiful surroundings, comfortable rooms, fantastic pools and fabulous food. The staff… Read more
We returned to the Merlin again this year( our 4th visit. ) We always said we would not return to the same place twice as it's a big world out there and so much to see but this hotel is amazing and as usual were not disappointed. It really is the best, the most beautiful surroundings, comfortable rooms, fantastic pools and fabulous food. The staff are all outstanding going above and beyond to ensure that the guests have a wonderful stay. We are so lucky to have been able to have our holiday as the lock down started while we were away. Some restrictions had started in Thailand by the time we left but the very high standards of the hotel remained at all times. We hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Be warned we have booked to return next year and are already counting the days. Read less