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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Oct 23, 2020 s0mmartn London, United Kingdom

I really impress hotel location and staffs they are very good service untill houseclerners good assistance I have offer score for Merriott Resort 10 /10 , I will be back vistis your hotel next year and awesome breakfast.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A resort with many activities.

Oct 13, 2020 PoonnapatXu Samut Prakan, Thailand

The environment of the hotel is very neat. There were many activities available at the resort. There is not much variety in the food there, but there Iced Thai Tea is very good. Free wifi is available there.
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Sep 28, 2020 917stephenp Bangkok, Thailand

A really very nice resort in a peaceful location, secluded beach and snorkeling are great. I would highly recommend this hotel. Staff were so friendly and helpful and everything well organized in these difficult times. Restaurants on site were serving high quality food throughout our stay. I would definitely return here.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best holiday ever!

Sep 26, 2020 279linda279

Myself and 11 family members visited Marriott Merlin beach (first time in Phuket) for my 30th birthday 11th Feb for 9 days and The Marriott did not disappoint! I travel around the world as a long haul flight attendant and as you can imagine I have stayed in hundreds of hotels over the years and this place is by far one of the nicest hotels I… Read more
Myself and 11 family members visited Marriott Merlin beach (first time in Phuket) for my 30th birthday 11th Feb for 9 days and The Marriott did not disappoint! I travel around the world as a long haul flight attendant and as you can imagine I have stayed in hundreds of hotels over the years and this place is by far one of the nicest hotels I have stayed. The huge pool is Great for kids , my 3 year old also enjoyed the activities for small children; jelly making , baking , tie dye , bracelet making , free ice lollies by the pool! The evening 241 drinks at the rum shak on the beach is fantastic. If you don’t want to pay big prices for a hotel massage , walk down onto the beach where there are ladies in small huts where it’s cheaper .. There’s a small shop just outside the front of the hotel which is great for cheap drinks & snacks . And turning left out of the hotel and up the hill are some really lovely family run Thai restaurants! The Staff really make this hotel, they are the friendliest and nicest people I’ve ever met! Every single one stops to say good morning/good evening , they all made a fuss of my daughter and made her feel so special..even the cleaning ladies knew my daughter by name by the end of the holiday . I phoned reception for an extra pillow one evening and it was brought to my room in a matter of minutes. The only couple criticisms would be that the breakfast could have been a higher standard (omelettes weren’t cooked enough and other food choices were quite repetitive ) .. .. And there wasn’t much evening entertainment; the few nights that there was, it was fire dancers etc .. Any entertainment was usually about 6pm and finished no later than 7pm . Maybe some music for the children or something abit more lively and family focused in the evenings would have been better. I asked for a karaoke evening and the manager giggled at me haha ! 😆 I think the Marriott is perhaps too posh for that lol . 😂 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best family hotel ever in Phuket

Sep 9, 2020 chatiros phuket

We arrived with a warm welcome. Everything here was nice, atmosphere, food and service. Special thanks to Khun Kate (Receptionist supervisor) For outstanding service I really love her smile and hospitality. We will definitely go back Room 1110 11111 and 1112