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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Mar 22, 2020 jamesrE1631NM

Thank you so very much for the holiday that your resort and your staff gave us. Was our first time to Thailand and will not be our last. Every staff member is a credit to the company and are amazing. 🙏 James and Kim 4243 🙏
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Mar 18, 2020 bigkev88 Bedford UK

We stayed for last 2 weeks of Feb 2020. First time in Thailand but will not be the last.. Hotel set in beautiful grounds all planted with large and small trees and bushes. The whole width of the beach front was lawned with gardens kept neat and tidy the whole time. Plenty of sunbeds, trees and umbrellas for shade. Loads of room no crammed in rows.… Read more
We stayed for last 2 weeks of Feb 2020. First time in Thailand but will not be the last.. Hotel set in beautiful grounds all planted with large and small trees and bushes. The whole width of the beach front was lawned with gardens kept neat and tidy the whole time. Plenty of sunbeds, trees and umbrellas for shade. Loads of room no crammed in rows. No problem getting a sunbed but of course if you want prime spots you have to get in early. The beach (no sunbeds allowed) one of the cleanest I have seen only the odd piece of seaweed and very occasional plastic.. Rooms are set back in blocks 2 stories high. We had a standard room above a swim up room I wonder if it is worth paying extra for one of those. Good size room, very good aircon, kept clean. with a sunken bath. We were AI cannot fault the food good choice at breakfast We mainly ate buffet style in the evening large choice. Some buffets you go to the food sits around for a while after all the good pieces have been taken ,not here served in small freshly cooked amounts and replenished swiftly . I must mention the lunch menu in the veranda restaurant good choice very well cooked my favourite was the temporra prawns and the fish and chips. OK a bit englishman abroad but don't know what the fish was but it was spot on. All the staff were friendly and efficient no complaints there. It is the land of smiles. Evening entertainment was very low key so not a lot going on which was fine for us but others might find it dull Short walk out of the hotel various shops (supermarket pharmacy tourist shop a couple of taylors ) bars and restaurants. We usually stopped for a nightcap in the Tigar Bar. good drinks sit and watch the world go by. Caught a taxi a couple of times to the main drag 250B each way . I hope that the current virus doesn't do too much damage to the tourist industry here, We will be back as soon as the problems gone Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 S6353YVdavidj United Kingdom

Loved this hotel,really peaceful even though quite a few people in hotel ,lovely gardens with fish in the stream.we had swimming pool to ourselves most days .The private beach was amazing,if you walked along it there where huts ,were you could get an hours massage for only 300 baht. about £ 10 great value ! Really enjoyed our visit here ,will… Read more
Loved this hotel,really peaceful even though quite a few people in hotel ,lovely gardens with fish in the stream.we had swimming pool to ourselves most days .The private beach was amazing,if you walked along it there where huts ,were you could get an hours massage for only 300 baht. about £ 10 great value ! Really enjoyed our visit here ,will definitely stay here again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd visit - just as good

Mar 6, 2020 ClareW227 London

Staying here for second time , last visit 4 years ago and the Merlin is as great as we remembered. Clean, well designed rooms with balcony with lovely view over the jungle gardens. Amazing service from all the attentive staff, organised airport pick up with them & would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break. The village has… Read more
Staying here for second time , last visit 4 years ago and the Merlin is as great as we remembered. Clean, well designed rooms with balcony with lovely view over the jungle gardens. Amazing service from all the attentive staff, organised airport pick up with them & would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break. The village has many bars & restaurants with huge choice for the evening. Lovely beach , including massages & beach cafes. Excellent stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic holiday!!

Mar 4, 2020 819davidu Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We visited the Merlin resort for two weeks returning on the 29th Feb. Firstly I’d like to thank the hotel staff for the most amazing holiday, attention to detail was wonderful. Quality and variety of food was excellent and although we only had a standard room this was certainly more than adequate, very clean with the most enormous bed!! We will… Read more
We visited the Merlin resort for two weeks returning on the 29th Feb. Firstly I’d like to thank the hotel staff for the most amazing holiday, attention to detail was wonderful. Quality and variety of food was excellent and although we only had a standard room this was certainly more than adequate, very clean with the most enormous bed!! We will most definitely be returning!! Read less