Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Stylish simplicity is the hallmark of this quality family-friendly hotel. Located directly on peaceful Tri Trang beach, minutes away from Patong, its three lagoon pools are particularly impressive, winding around the picturesque gardens. There are four restaurants and four bars to suit everybody's taste. The rooms are contemporary and well appointed and there is a family wing with spacious accommodation and plenty of activities for the younger ones.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Babysitting service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

On a small beachfront at Tri-Trang. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

414 rooms. All rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, IDD telephone, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer and large bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower. Superior Rooms have private balcony and pool views, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option includes:

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in Bhukit or Tri-Trang (6:00am-10:30am or 8:00am-10:00am).

Lunch: A la carte (a choice of appetiser or soup, main course and dessert) in Bhukit, Cafè Delmar Pools and Sabai Club (12:00pm-3:00pm), live lunch (cooking station) in Bhukit and Pool 2 (12:30pm-2:30pm), set menu (set dine around menu) in Bhukit (12:00pm-3:00pm). Drinks - house wine (by the glass), spirits (gin, vodka, whisky, rum), local beer, juice, soft drinks and drinking water in all pools bar 1,2,3, Bhukit, Sabai club, Lobby, Cafè Delmar, Zea Bar (11:00am-6:00pm). 

Dinner: A la carte (a choice of appetiser or soup main course and dessert) in Bhukit, Chang Thai, La gondola and AT SEA (6:30pm-10:30pm), set menu (set dine around menu) in Bhukit, Chang Thai, La gondola and AT SEA (6:30pm-10:30pm), weekly buffet (following to the weekly schedule and location) (6:30pm-10:00pm). Drinks - house wine (by the glass), spirits (gin, vodka, whisky, rum) local beer, juice, soft drinks and drinking water in Bhukit, Sabai club, Lobby, Zea Bar (6:00pm-11:00pm). *Except Lavaza coffee, room service and mini-bar.

*Other periods for beverage service will be available at your own expense.

Half Board Plus/Full Board Plus options: A la carte restaurants: Guests will be entitled to most food items featured on the menu at Bhukit, La Gondola, Chang Thai and At sea restaurants. *Others items from the regular menu will have a supplementary charge. Please check with individual outlets for full list.
Buffet outlets: Guests will be entitled to the entire all theme buffets according to the publicised theme buffet rotation as weekly basis.
Beverages: Consumption of up to two drinks per meal per day per person to choose between: alcoholic and non-alcoholic, cold and hot beverages, house pouring wines, local beers, juices, soft drinks and drinking water.

Deluxe Rooms have the same facilities but are larger and have a pool view and partial sea views, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years).

Pool Access Rooms are similar to above but with a private terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premium Beachfront Rooms are similar to Deluxe Rooms with the addition of a DVD player and beach views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years).

Superior Family Rooms are 2 interconnecting rooms sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children (under 12 years).

Deluxe Family Rooms are 2 interconnecting rooms sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children (under 12 years).

La Gondola (Italian fine dining, open for dinner), Chang Thai (Thai cuisine, open for dinner), At Sea Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine, open for dinner), Bhukit Coffee Shop (buffet breakfasts, International dishes, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Café del Mar (coffee and snacks), Sabai Club (snacks, billiards, and darts, live sports on TV), lobby lounge (live entertainment). 3 swimming pools. Kids' pool and splash pool. Health spa*. Fitness club with land and water aerobics. Table tennis, darts, floodlit tennis, snorkelling and snooker. PADI dive centre and deep-sea fishing available nearby*. Daily guest activities programme* including Thai cookery* and batik painting*. Kids' club* (4-12 years), playground and kids' menu. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. Complimentary shuttle service to Patong Beach and Phuket Town.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Swimming in the sea at low tide is not possible due to the coral reef.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Beach Holiday

Jan 24, 2020 DeneVanR

The staff were very friendly and outstanding throughout the resort. It was my daughter's 14th birthday and they arranged a personalised treat in our room as a surprise and a personalised cake in the restaurant. Bedrooms & bathrooms were spacious and modern (Premiere Pool View) with all amenities you could need. Beach was powdery soft & clean.… Read more
The staff were very friendly and outstanding throughout the resort. It was my daughter's 14th birthday and they arranged a personalised treat in our room as a surprise and a personalised cake in the restaurant. Bedrooms & bathrooms were spacious and modern (Premiere Pool View) with all amenities you could need. Beach was powdery soft & clean. Sea wonderfully warm - I suggest beach shoes especially at low tide. The reef is a big advantage as you see abundant marine life walking during low tide. We ate at Merchant Kitchen a la carte as well as themed buffet plus the pool bar and Beach Grill, in the Lounge and also at DOCG which was outstanding (we did also eat outside of the hotel within walking distance and in Patong and were never disappointed). The breakfast buffet was enormous - you could not need anything else and after 9 days I was still trying new things from it! The themed buffet Carnival evening on Christmas Eve was fabulous! Swimming pools were always clean and enough loungers & fresh towels to go around. Entertainment schedule with aqua volleyball in the pool etc was great but also plenty else to do table tennis, foot pool, snorkeling, kayaking etc. The teens did a resort diving course & reef dive from the hotel which they loved. The only suggestion is to add bright lighting around the bedroom mirror - keep the ambient lighting in the rest of the room but perhaps brighten up the mirror light at the dressing table area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect getaway

Jan 23, 2020 467kevinr Long Valley, New Jersey

There are not enough stars to describe our experience at the Merlin Beach Marriott resort in Phuket. The staff was absolutely incredible. But if it could get any better than that the room that we were upgraded was over the top wonderful. Everything about our stay will leave lasting memories. A sidenote to any titanium elite Marriott members. This… Read more
There are not enough stars to describe our experience at the Merlin Beach Marriott resort in Phuket. The staff was absolutely incredible. But if it could get any better than that the room that we were upgraded was over the top wonderful. Everything about our stay will leave lasting memories. A sidenote to any titanium elite Marriott members. This is where you want to go for five star treatment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10/10 - Superb Resort; Excellent Service and Quality

Jan 21, 2020 moej1995

Stayed here for a week for our one year anniversary. Upgraded the room upon check-in and we were given a free dinner which we used and ate the greatest seafood platters. The beach was exclusive and private with plenty of coral. Freedom Beach is minutes away with Maldives like water. The staff are all warm and welcoming. Always smiling, opening… Read more
Stayed here for a week for our one year anniversary. Upgraded the room upon check-in and we were given a free dinner which we used and ate the greatest seafood platters. The beach was exclusive and private with plenty of coral. Freedom Beach is minutes away with Maldives like water. The staff are all warm and welcoming. Always smiling, opening doors and being helpful and kind. The resort is large and was to full capacity at our stay; but because of the setting, many restaurants and quality, it did not feel full or busy. Had a 2 hour body scrub and Thai massage at “The Spa” - it was better than any other we have been to. The room was newly renovated, super clean, firm king bed, ceiling to floor shower head and subtle ambient lighting complimented by a well sized balcony with views of 1 of the 2 (connected) mega pools and the sea view. Superb 5-star resort, will definitely recommend to all and will without doubt return. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 razvansmk Phuket, Thailand

I m sorry that Tripadvisor has only 5 stars max. rating,because thise place is a minimum 10. First visit here, bur surely not last. Went here with family for a week -they gave us 2 rooms with doors between them . Very very big rooms and an awesome view. They cleaned them every single day. We ve chosen this hotel for they international food and was… Read more
I m sorry that Tripadvisor has only 5 stars max. rating,because thise place is a minimum 10. First visit here, bur surely not last. Went here with family for a week -they gave us 2 rooms with doors between them . Very very big rooms and an awesome view. They cleaned them every single day. We ve chosen this hotel for they international food and was not disapointed-5 restaurants i think and very good food. The italian restaurant has an italian chef- very authentic food( we re from europe and know the italian kitchen very well). Everybody was very kind and made us feel like home. Those two pools make you feel like in paradise. The beach is very nice,you have a bar where you can admire the sea and have a drink of snack- tip:it s a rocky beach so good for snorkling or scuba. We will come back for sure. Thanks again Marriott Merlin Beach! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing holiday stay with a young child

Jan 19, 2020 heff3ll

We stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks, on b&b basis. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. The room was very clean and spacious, with service every day, clean towels and coffee and tea refilled. Special regards to Kwang. Bath robes, slippers, beach bag and flip flops supplied. Nice toiletries in the bathroom, i think the brand was THANN. … Read more
We stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks, on b&b basis. There is absolutely nothing to complain about. The room was very clean and spacious, with service every day, clean towels and coffee and tea refilled. Special regards to Kwang. Bath robes, slippers, beach bag and flip flops supplied. Nice toiletries in the bathroom, i think the brand was THANN. We dined at all of the restaurants in the hotel and we could not fault the food at at. The happy hour was a great deal, especially at the Rum Shack as we both like rum. Then continued in the hotel lobby where we received outstanding service from Noi, such a lovely guy! The cocktails we really good too. Breakfast was delicious. This included continental, bacon, eggs etc, plus noodles (ramen style) where you chose all your ingredients and a chef would cook it for you. There were also curries, both thai and indian, also delicious. Lots of fruit and ice cream! Loved it! The kids club was very good too, pizza making being the best as my daughter loves pizza. We didnt have many lunches as found bfast so filing, we only took some fruit for a snack in the afternoon. We did order from the pool bar occasionally and it was lovely too. For dinner we went to the hotel restaurants, to Patong via free shuttle bus (pre booking is needed), Little Tiger restaurant just off the beach or Sea Lay restaurant further up the street. There is a small shop 5mins walk from the hotel where you can get essentials. We were a bit concerned that Patong is not child friendly but i would say it was fine before 8pm. We didn't really stay there much longer. It gets dark very quickly in July, i'd say about 7pm is pitch black. Weather- we had one day of rain and it was our last day. Pool area nice and clean with staff walking around offering a piece of fruit or a cold towel scented with essential oils. The beach is lovely with little hermit or ghost crabs. The water is clear blue but rough and rocky to start with, not for weak swimmers. Once you pass the rocks, it's brilliant for snorkelling. At check-in time we were asked to provide with credit card however we do not own one as we don't need to take credit from banks, ever. We have been told that we would have to pay off the daily balance in cash which was fine as we did not charge anything to the room but paid with Debit card or cash. We were also told that a daily direct debit would need to be set up for £90 but we absolutely refused as we would not use that much during the day. I understand that the hotel is looking for a little security but possibly this should have been explicit at the booking time (we booked the hotel with TravelRepublic). I'd highly recommend the hotel to anyone.Thanks! Read less