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Patong Merlin Hotel

Patong Merlin Hotel Review

Note: The hotel has been closed for renovation and is now reopened as Courtyard by Marriott Phuket, Patong Beach Resort. Story to come soon!

Patong Merlin Hotel is a long-established popular hotel by the beach road of Patong Beach. The hotel is big but spacious, with large rooms and vast swimming pools in large central areas, so it does not feel crowded. The hotel benefits from an excellent location with the beach just across the street, and the vibrant nightlife of Bangla Road is just a short tuk-tuk ride away. You can even walk there if you don’t mind a casual walk as there are many restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy on the way.

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While the front of the hotel is just across the street from the beach, the back is very near the popular OTOP Night Market, where guests can enjoy fun shopping and cheap but good local food.

Quick Hotel Summary

The Beach:

The beach is superb, with loungers, food, massage but can be quite busy.

The Hotel:

 4-star resort, including some pool access rooms.


5 restaurants and 4 swimming pools.

What's Around?

So much to enjoy around! The beach on one side, a night market on the other, Bangla Road and Jungceylon are a walking distance.

Who is it for?

Anyone who want to enjoy everything Patong has to offer.

Worth Noticing:

The swimming pools are immense.


Reasonable for such strategic location.

Readers Ratings:

4.3/5 - (14 votes)
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The Beach

Patong Beach

The beach is just across the street from the hotel and offers plenty of beach chairs with umbrellas, drinks and snacks as well as beach massage. During the high season, the beach can be quite busy.

The rooms

patong merlin resort pool access

The hotel has been around for decades but was renovated several times and is well-designed. The rooms are large enough and well prepared. We stayed in a pool access room, and it was an excellent choice with 38 sqm and a nice pool in the back, with large wooden decks and more privacy than the other immense central pools.

patong merlin bedroom

The two main positive points of Patong Merlin pool access rooms are that, contrary to many hotels in Patong, 1) the rooms feature a small but comfortable terrace and 2) the sliding window is not facing a busy walkway and therefore offers more privacy. Access to the water is easy, and the water is always warm, making it a perfect place to enjoy after the beach or even on an occasional rainy day.

patong merlin bedroom pool access

The rooms and bathroom are well equipped with all the basic facilities you can expect to find in a 4-star hotel, including a large and very comfortable bathtub.

patong merlin hotel phuket

Remember that the mini-bar is empty, as it is now standard in 4-star hotels. Luckily, several convenience stores are nearby, so don’t forget to buy the drinks you wish to enjoy by the pool. Another interesting fact: in Thailand, You can only buy alcohol between 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to midnight. So don’t be surprised if the cashier refuses to take your bottle.

The restaurants

There are three restaurants and two bars in Patong Merlin Hotel. Note that not all the facilities were open at the time of our visit.

Cafe del Mar

Cafe del Mar is located on the beachfront road, a perfect spot to drink at any time of the day and have a cocktail before dinner. It has nothing to do with the beach club of the same name located in Kamala Beach. The restaurant serves Thai and Asian cuisine from 11 am to midnight. There is a little coffee shop and bakery attached to it.

Patong Merlin Hotel Restaurant

Coconut Coffee Shop

Coconut Coffee Shop serves international cuisine and is where guests will enjoy an impressive breakfast buffet from 6 am to 10.30 am.

patong merlin hotel cafe

Seaside Terrace

Seaside Terrace is a beachfront buffet next to Cafe del Mar, open from 6 pm to 11 pm.

patong merlin resort bar

The Pool Bar

patong merlin pool

Lobby Lounge

patong merlin resort lobby bar

Open from 8 am to midnight


patong merlin resort fitness


Patong Merlin Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers looking for a spacious and comfortable stay in the heart of Patong Beach. With its vast central pools, pool access rooms, and prime location just across the street from the beach, the hotel offers everything you need to enjoy your vacation in Phuket. The well-equipped rooms and various dining options make it easy to unwind after a long day of exploring the nearby attractions.

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Patong Merlin Hotel Info

Location: Patong Beach
Address: 44 Thawewong Rd, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 349 888
: 24 hours
Rooms: 448


⛱️ Main beach nearby:Patong Beach
⛱️ Distance to the beach:across the street
⛱️ Beach condition:good
⭐ Range4-star resort
🏊‍♀️ Swimming pools:4
🍴 Restaurants and bars:5
🛍️ FacilitiesSpa, fitness
🚙 Distance to Patong center (Bangla):1.5 km
🚙 Distance to Phuket Town:14 km
✈️ Distance from Phuket International Airport:36 km
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FAQs about Patong Merlin Hotel


  1. Q. How far is Patong Merlin Hotel from the beach?

    A. Patong Merlin Hotel is located just across the beachfront street of Patong Beach.

  2. Q. What are the main attractions around Patong Merlin Hotel?

    A. Some of the main attractions around Patong Merlin Hotel include Bangla Road, Jungceylon Shopping Center, OTOP and Malin Plaza Night Markets.

  3. Q. Are there any restaurants and facilities in Patong Merlin Hotel?

    A. Yes, Patong Merlin Hotel offers multiple dining options, including 5 on-site restaurants serving international and Thai cuisine. The hotel also has facilities such as 4 swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a spa.

  4. Q. How far is Patong Merlin Hotel from Phuket Town, Phuket Airport, and Patong Beach Nightlife?

    A. Patong Merlin Hotel is approximately 14 km from Phuket Town, 36 km from Phuket International Airport, and 1.5 km from Bangla Walking Street where the nightlife is.

  5. Q. What time are check-in and check-out at Patong Merlin Hotel?

    A. The standard check-in time at Patong Merlin Hotel is after 2:00 PM, and check-out time is before 12:00 PM (noon).

  6. Q. Does Patong Merlin Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    A. Yes, Patong Merlin Hotel offers free Wi-Fi for guests.

  7. Q. How many rooms are there at Patong Merlin Hotel?

    A. Patong Merlin Hotel features a total of 448 rooms for guests to choose from.

4.3/5 - (14 votes)