Le Meridien Khaolak Resort & Spa

Khao Lak, Thailand

The hotel

The Bangsak Merlin, is a contemporary style resort which lies directly on the stunning white sands of Bangsak. Ideal for couples and families, guests of the Bangsak Merlin Resort will enjoy generous accommodation with spacious balconies and leisure facilities including the Sukko spa, three signature lagoon pools, kids' club and fitness centre. There is a good selection of food and beverage outlets with two onsite restaurants and three bars; particularly recommended is the Light Full Board option available year round or All Inclusive during the summer months. Alternatively guests can jump on the complimentary shuttle service to the centre of Khao Lak to enjoy the local shops and bars.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Children’s Playground
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Set on Bangsak beach, north of Khao Lak. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 90 minutes.

Hotel information

275 rooms. All with individual air conditioning, private balcony, satellite channel TV, telephone, WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms have 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option (available May-October): includes buffet breakfast, à la carte or set menu lunch and à la carte, set menu or buffet dinner. Selection of drinks include house wines, local beer, juice, soft drinks, spirits, coffee/tea and local drinking water.

Half Board Plus option: includes dinner, inclusive of two drinks with meal includes house wines, local beer, fruit juice, soft drinks.

Full Board Light option: includes one-course at lunch time from a set menu with one soft drink and three-course set menu at dinner or buffet dinner with one soft drink or one beer/glass local wine both valid only in the Nest main restaurant.

Full Board Plus option: includes lunch and dinner, inclusive of two drinks with meals includes house wines, local beer, fruit juice, soft drinks.

Deluxe Rooms are more spacious and have 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (2nd child in rollaway bed).

Superior Pool Access Rooms are on the ground floor with direct access to the resorts pool and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Deluxe Rooms offer ocean views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Nest (all-day dining restaurant) and At Sea (specialising in Thai and seafood cuisine). Pool bar. Lobby Lounge with music entertainment. 3 swimming pools. Sukko Spa* and beauty salon*. Fitness centre. Kid’s Club. Babysitting service available*. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi access through out the resort. Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the centre of Khao Lak (twice a day in the afternoon).

* Denotes local charge. 

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Aug 4, 2019 MyaR123 Oxford

We stayed here for one week out of our two week stay in Thailand. Arrived at the hotel very early. Room by the main pool and close to the beach was great. Had a great pool and sea view. Rooms are very clean. Bathroom was huge with both a bath and shower. Air con worked great. Tea coffee facilities in room. Gym is small but has all the equipment to… Read more
We stayed here for one week out of our two week stay in Thailand. Arrived at the hotel very early. Room by the main pool and close to the beach was great. Had a great pool and sea view. Rooms are very clean. Bathroom was huge with both a bath and shower. Air con worked great. Tea coffee facilities in room. Gym is small but has all the equipment to have a work out. Service at the restaurants and coffee shop is amazing. The food here is very good standard. Lunch by the beach restaurant was great. Beach bar has good selection of drinks and snacks. Hotel is very quiet and hidden out of the main attractions and town. There is nothing to do at night. The all inclusive stops at 11pm. There is a taxi service down the road. We used him for the week and he was very good at taking us to places. We didn’t actually spend as much time in the hotel as there is so much to see in Khao Lak. We booked the the taxi driver and asked him to take us to the places that we wanted to see. TUI don’t actually offer that many trips compare to the private experience through booking it yourself. Most of the trips we did we got there before all the other tourists so had a much more pleasant experience. Taxi down the road is much cheaper then hotel taxi. One thing I would also like to say and highlight to the hotel, the spa and massage at the hotel are very pricey. You can walk on the beach and have a massage there for a lot cheaper. The massage huts on the beach are better and you have great view of the sea. The ladies there work very hard. Over all we loved the hotel and it’s so peaceful. They should do more on the night if people do want to make an evening of it. Thanks to everyone at the Merlin. Read less
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Jul 29, 2019 859leilanil Khao Lak, Thailand

All I can say is it was an outstanding resort and a fantastic experience. The staff was extremely helpful, the resort is beautiful and if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, away from it all, you’ll find no better place. The rooms are exceptional, beautiful, spacious and very clean. Pool access from our room and towels readily available. The… Read more
All I can say is it was an outstanding resort and a fantastic experience. The staff was extremely helpful, the resort is beautiful and if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, away from it all, you’ll find no better place. The rooms are exceptional, beautiful, spacious and very clean. Pool access from our room and towels readily available. The various pools, bars, spa and other facilities are highly recommended. Food was wonderful and everything was available on the premises. The resort exceeded our expectations and I have no problem in recommending it to anyone looking for a wonderful experience. Read less
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Jun 18, 2019 TomSeath1 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4.5/5 Lovely hotel with AMAZING staff who went out their way to make you feel very welcomed. A special mention to hotel worker named ‘Smile’, did her job superbly, made us feel at home and even remembered our names to greet us each time we arrived for food at the restaurant, Smile is an asset to your hotel! Wonderful customer service. Pros; -… Read more
4.5/5 Lovely hotel with AMAZING staff who went out their way to make you feel very welcomed. A special mention to hotel worker named ‘Smile’, did her job superbly, made us feel at home and even remembered our names to greet us each time we arrived for food at the restaurant, Smile is an asset to your hotel! Wonderful customer service. Pros; - super friendly & helpful staff - lovely food - spacious, clean & tidy rooms - fantastic swimming pool - short walk to beach Cons; - very quiet, only a few other guests there (probably due to it being ‘rainy season’ - 20 min drive to the town centre (hotel offers a shuttle service) - no restaurants nearby - no evening entertainment (again probably due to it being the off season) Read less
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Jun 9, 2019 c0lin369 Melbourne, Australia

First the good. This is a very beautiful neat and well appointed resort. Great rooms, fantastic pools all set on a lovely beach. Great food at reasonable prices, fantastic restaurants and facilities. If you are the type of person who likes a quiet holiday just staying at the resort and relaxing this will suit you and you will be very happy. Now… Read more
First the good. This is a very beautiful neat and well appointed resort. Great rooms, fantastic pools all set on a lovely beach. Great food at reasonable prices, fantastic restaurants and facilities. If you are the type of person who likes a quiet holiday just staying at the resort and relaxing this will suit you and you will be very happy. Now the bad. Way to far from anything. 20 minutes to Khao Lak and 500 baht each way if you don’t use the hotel shuttle, which simply does not run enough. Very very little to do around the immediate vicinity outside the hotel, just a couple of small massage places and bars, if you would call them bars. So for us our 7 night stay Pre paid was not worth it. We checked out after 2 nights and went to Patong. It was just to quiet for us As I said though, it’s personal taste and just too quiet for us, if it is your first trip to Thailand and it is a family trip it may suit you. But if you are looking for even moderate evening entertainment then probably not. Good luck. Read less
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Jun 1, 2019 Daniale1980 Nonthaburi, Thailand

Stayed here 1 nights with my wife, we took the room with pool view and accidentally partial seaview. The room was very specious and clean, the bathroom was also specious and cosy. The resort had it own private beach which was clean and quiet, the beach was very nice to see the sunset in the evening. However, one minus point was that we have found… Read more
Stayed here 1 nights with my wife, we took the room with pool view and accidentally partial seaview. The room was very specious and clean, the bathroom was also specious and cosy. The resort had it own private beach which was clean and quiet, the beach was very nice to see the sunset in the evening. However, one minus point was that we have found less staff here which was not convenience sometimes. Read less