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 Garfield shines

Jul 27, 2020 DesperateDanPenrith Bang Kruai, Thailand

Was here for 3 days and sadly, on day 2 my wife became ill and ended up in hospital! Day 3 now and it looks like she’ll be in for a few nights yet! The team at the hotel were so good, from Ploy on the front desk, who I approached for help at 5 am to Robin who kept making sure we had everything we needed. The staff were all very kind and I wish I… Read more
Was here for 3 days and sadly, on day 2 my wife became ill and ended up in hospital! Day 3 now and it looks like she’ll be in for a few nights yet! The team at the hotel were so good, from Ploy on the front desk, who I approached for help at 5 am to Robin who kept making sure we had everything we needed. The staff were all very kind and I wish I could have found the name of the maid who cleaned our room. She was exceptional in dealing with the initial mess from the illness. Maybe the management can trace her and give her a small bonus! The star of the show for me was Garfield! This lady chef was so genuinely welcoming at breakfast, remembering the strange way I liked my eggs, and making every guest, young and old, feel extra special. This lady is wasted cooking eggs, in a hotel this big she should be way up the line in hospitality! Read less
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Jul 8, 2020 551marian Bonnybridge, United Kingdom

Stayed here in a swim up room. Staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Our room was spacious very clean with good WiFi Connection. Breakfast there was a great choice on offer. Had dinner here twice and again couldn’t fault the food or service. Can’t wait to visit again.
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Jul 3, 2020 Mark_Hindmarch Newton Aycliffe

As you would expect from a marriott this hotel was excellent. The pool is superb and the beach is really nice but a little rocky when the tide is out. The rooms are excellent as is the service. Breakfast was good but a little disorganised, filling in a form rather than just providing a room number was a little strange. Just outside the hotel… Read more
As you would expect from a marriott this hotel was excellent. The pool is superb and the beach is really nice but a little rocky when the tide is out. The rooms are excellent as is the service. Breakfast was good but a little disorganised, filling in a form rather than just providing a room number was a little strange. Just outside the hotel front and round to the left was a small row of bars and restaurants, to the right a family mart, so every thing you need is on the door step. Would definitely use again and we are looking forward to coming back. Read less
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Apr 12, 2020 RLUK123 Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We absolutely loved everything about this hotel especially the staff. The private beach and the swimming pools were great to spend the daytime. And in the evening the various onsite restaurants offered excellent quality food. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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Mar 31, 2020 TaiCheung Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

After a long and tiring flight, we arrived at hotel about 6.30am, only to be told that check in time was 3pm, so it was not worth paying extra for a private taxi transfer. Additionally, we were toldif we upgrade we would get room earlier, not convinced, we were told beds and room would be better.as check in time was 3pm, repeated several times.… Read more
After a long and tiring flight, we arrived at hotel about 6.30am, only to be told that check in time was 3pm, so it was not worth paying extra for a private taxi transfer. Additionally, we were toldif we upgrade we would get room earlier, not convinced, we were told beds and room would be better.as check in time was 3pm, repeated several times. thought about upgrading as it would be a long 8 and a half hour wait in the lobby, but when shown the upgrade was the room that we should have been given in the first place, we declined the offer, it seems tui and hotel have got their room description wrong. I would advise you to take photos of package including room that you will be getting as a record. After waiting for two hours went back to reception to see any progress, being a different member of staff, i explained we were very tired and unwell and needed washing after such a long flight and time difference playing a part, unlike the previous staff, she explained to us the situation and showed a lot more compassion, she showed me the facilities we could use while waiting and would try to get the room as soon as possible and would come tell us when room was ready, which she did. The second disappointment was the small size of the room, being three of us they stuck a extra bed right up to the balcony doors, leaving no space for anything else. The good things about the hotel is that it is very relaxing place to stay, you need to know the times of high/low tide to enjoy the beach, There are three swimming pools all very nice not too crowded, you also have waiter service(drinks charged to room), free refreshing fruit and cool face towels throughout the day, facilities and food was excellent, Most staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Location was a bit secluded, had one convenience store and a few restaurants up the hill, they were ok. The Hotel did provide a shuttle bus to Patong, free in the morning but charged 200 Bhat per room in late afternoon, free return back. Taxi outside hotel are expensive, they charge same price as hotel, very little room for haggling. If you plan and book from tour and travel shop in Patong it would work out cheaper, especially booking 5 hour tour slot of your chosen points of interest, rather than point to point. Overall the hotel is ideal if you just want to enjoy the sun and chill out, but close enough to Patong(15-20 mins shuttle ride) for food, shopping, massage and tours for a bit of everything.Plan your days out as taxi/tuk tuks can add up. Read less