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Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

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8.8

Excellent

406 reviews

406 reviews

Beach2
Food & Dining1
Breakfast1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.03 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park 1.8 km
Similan National Park 4.0 km
Ton Chong Fa Waterfall 7.3 km
White Sand Beach 13.7 km
Coral Cape 13.9 km
Bangsak Beach 16.7 km
Lamru Waterfall 24.4 km
Koh Tapu 47.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Khaolak Jaroenthong mauy Thai Gym 510 m
Ton Pring Waterfall 860 m
Ton Pling 860 m
Khaolak Tourist Information Centre 1.3 km
Tsunami Memorial 1.6 km
Family Mart 1.7 km
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park 1.8 km
Lamru National Park Viewpoint 1.9 km
Nang Thong Beach 2.2 km
Andaman View Point 2.5 km
Newly renovated

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

7/7 Phetkasem Raod, Lumkaen, Thaimuang District, Khaolak Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand, 82210 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Khaolak Beach part of Khao Lak, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Sauna

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Khao Lak every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport56.0 km

Rooms available at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Pool Access Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed
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One-Bedroom Villa
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  • Room size: 131 m²/1410 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Poolside Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Deluxe Double Room with Pool Access
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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One Bedrooms Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 103 m²/1109 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 103 m²/1109 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Natural Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1800 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Khao Lak with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Full american breakfast is available for guests. Children can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 500 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Your special occasion or event can be hosted at one of the 2 versatile venues. Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations and flower petals are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 400 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Restaurants including Rasoi Restaurant, Khaolak Yaya Restaurant & Bar and JoJo Bar Khaolak are popular in Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood which is known as Khaolak Beach.

What popular shopping places are close to Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Shopping options in Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s Khaolak Beach neighborhood include VIKING TAILOR HOUSE and Merino Khaolak Tailor House.

What are popular attractions near Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Khaolak Beach neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tsunami Memorial, Andaman View Point and Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery.

What popular beaches are close to Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s Khaolak Beach neighborhood also includes Nang Thong Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s nearby natural sights include Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Ton Pring Waterfall and Ton Pling located in the same Khaolak Beach area.

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What people love about Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Great breakfasts."

    Peter

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    June 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The best hotel in Khao Lak area"

    Uthen

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    June 1, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "We stayed 4 nights and the whole family loved it."

    Florian

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    April 18, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 228 Khao Lak properties
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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Location score
8.5/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Cheapest price score
Better than
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of Khao Lak properties
Better than
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Better than
75
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of Khao Lak properties
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Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
406 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.5
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More about Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

More about Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Put yourself into a special and relaxing space near to Khao Lak city center at the atmospheric Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus).
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Khao Lak.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals and canoes provided by Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus).
Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the dart board, ping-pong table and tennis court at Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Khao Lak while in the city. Keep your vacation simple, with a visit to Pak Weep Beach just 16.4 km away, where the ocean breeze makes you instantly feel relaxed.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 81% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 84% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Beach

8 mentions

Swimming Pool

5 mentions

Breakfast

4 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Tours
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Tropical Garden

  • Cuisine: Asian, International
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Veranda

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Grill/BBQ
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
7/7 Phetkasem Raod, Lumkaen, Thaimuang District, Khaolak Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand, 82210
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    56.0 km
  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
    99.5 km

Public transportation

  • Khao Lak Bus Station
    8.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Rakya Pharmacy
    3.9 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park
    1.8 km
  • Similan National Park
    4.0 km
  • Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
    7.3 km
  • White Sand Beach
    13.7 km
  • Coral Cape
    13.9 km
  • Bangsak Beach
    16.7 km
  • Lamru Waterfall
    24.4 km
  • Koh Tapu
    47.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Khaolak Jaroenthong mauy Thai Gym
    510 m
  • Ton Pring Waterfall
    860 m
  • Ton Pling
    860 m
  • Khaolak Tourist Information Centre
    1.3 km
  • Tsunami Memorial
    1.6 km
  • Family Mart
    1.7 km
  • Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park
    1.8 km
  • Lamru National Park Viewpoint
    1.9 km
  • Nang Thong Beach
    2.2 km
  • Andaman View Point
    2.5 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Please note that children under 12 stay free if using existing bedding (maximum 1 child per room). In addition, there is a compulsory breakfast charge of 550 THB per night per child which is to be paid directly at the hotel.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee1800 THB
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

The property

  • Local Tax ID/ Rental LicenseDPK, SPK

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 THB

Reviews of Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.6
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.4
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (21)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
Time of the year
Mar - May (28)
Jun - Aug (23)
Sep - Nov (21)
Dec - Feb (31)
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10.0
Exceptional
Roni from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Beautiful resort with jungle feeling9”

Fantastic experience in this (sort of) eco-tourism resort! Hotel rooms, cottages and magnificent pool are built in a jungle environment. Restaurant and cocktail bar on same grass area. Breakfast is amazing, in fact, it's also a sort of warm lunch.. Area nearby offers some small but authentic restaurants on walking distance. They look 'simple' but offer great food. Sunbathing loungers freely available in sun or shadow under very old trees. The resort has direct access to the beach. And what you expect from Thailand, staff are friendly, attentive and professional.

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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Dear Roni, Thank you for your excellent rating and for sharing your lovely experience at the Khaolak Merlin Resort. We are very glad that you liked our tropical forest resort and that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as excellent service from our staff. I will pass your comments on to our team, it will serve as a great incentive for them to consistently deliver excellent customer service. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, The Management

Responded April 15, 2022
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
10.0
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Fantastic hotel”

Fantastic hotel with amazing jungle type gardens on large sized land which leads to a great beach . The hotel has a great tropical feel and many pools. Really enjoyed my stay here and will stay again. The rooms were nicely decorated and the staff friendly. I have stayed at a few different hotels in this area and this is my favorite. If you like the tropical relaxing vibe this hotel is definitely worth considering.

Reviewed February 24, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
One-Bedroom Villa
Stayed 5 nights in April 2021

Amazing and Beautiful place!!”

We had a pool villa and it was amazing!! The grounds are beautiful with wildlife just outside your door. It has to be the best place to stay in Khao Lak. I would definitely recommend!!

Reviewed April 23, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Soravit from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2021

Jungle and the sea”

Big spacious jungle-seaside resort. 4 pools, wide beachfront, wildlife animals, cheap food and clean rooms. Recommend!

Reviewed April 19, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Catherine from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2021

Excellent resort!”

The best service staff I've ever seen. Beautiful resort and beautiful beach. We would love to go back if we have the opportunity.

Reviewed April 14, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Florian from Thailand
Family with young children
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

Nice to stay”

We stayed 4 nights and the whole family loved it. Staffs are welcoming and nice. Rooms are good. The beach is nice. Breakfast is really good. There are nice activities around the resort (if you have a car).

Reviewed April 18, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Uthen from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Exceptional”

The best hotel in Khao Lak area

Reviewed June 01, 2022

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing the Khaolak Merlin Resort. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, The Management

Responded June 20, 2022
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 5 nights in June 2022

Exceptional”

Beautiful gardens, Excellent accomodation. Great breakfasts.

Reviewed June 17, 2022

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our resort and leaving your excellent rating. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our tropical environment as well as our extensive breakfast. We look forward to your return visit soon. Best regards, The Management

Responded June 20, 2022
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
10.0
Exceptional
Chayanee from Thailand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Hotel like a jungle”

Hotel like a jungle

Reviewed March 08, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Philipp from Austria
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Stunning”

A great resort where customer satisfaction counts!

Reviewed October 20, 2020

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Dear Philipp, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Khaolak Merlin Resort and taking the time to share your experience. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our hospitality. We have shared your appreciation with the team for their personalized customer service as comments like yours are our ultimate reward. We immensely value your patronage and look forward to your continued support. Best Regards, The Management

Responded October 29, 2020
Khaolak Merlin Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
9.2
Exceptional
Natha from Thailand
Solo traveler
Superior King (sole use)
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

The best service with nice vibes ”

Really friendly staff and very nice hotel

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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6.8
Good
Chollada from Thailand
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

Staff !”

I can say about the location is very good,quite,beautifully just relax at 100% ! Meanwhike , as we are in Thailand and my wife is Thai , always as i know Thailand is the land of smile , unfortunately i didn't find that in Khaolak Merlin Resort...got feeling we aren't welcome . As the staff were like i didn't want stay couples days more. Is pity! Anyway i wish you all the best.

Reviewed February 15, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Anne from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Lovely hotel, with excellent service”

location, beach, lots of different swimming pools, plenty of places to sit and relax in the shade, felt intimate, but really quite large

i loved my stay at khaolak merlin resort and would come back and stay if i ever get another opportunity. it was easy to find, the staff were all positive and friendly and welcoming and accommodating, which was just lovely. i loved the way the resort was in blocks which were easy to navigate and focusing towards the various pools, which were surrounded by lovely mature trees and birds, lizards, and squirrels. the pools each offered a different attmosphere, some with waterfalls, some with jets, some with rocks, some with bridges, all unique. the beach was incredible for walking and splashing. we enjoyed a massage while listening to the waves on the beach, and the sea breeze. the breakfast and lunch restaurant was lovely down by the beach, and the lounge upstairs with wifi was very welcoming and comfortable to socialize in. the beach chairs on the grass by the beach was lovely because of the grass, the shade, and the view. all in all..... wonderful, and i will recommend your resort to my friends!!!

Reviewed October 13, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 5 nights in May 2011

Luxurious stay right from the start. ”

The pools and setting right on the beach. Even though resort was busy for low season, we had plenty of time and space to ourselves exploring the numerous pools throughout the estate

We arrived late as the aircraft broke down and we had to be rescheduled nearly two hours. Arriving in the dark by car was daunting but the Merlin is well signposted from Phuket Airport. We were welcomed in the lobby and a drink and cool towel were just the right thing after our hour plus drive. Our room was to a very high standard and clean. It was clear after the first nih\ght that my wife was not handling the 17 steps to the second floor well, so we asked for a room change to a ground floor unit. We were offered two immediately and assisted to move across. In all we stayed for five nights and found the service and breaksfast great. We had a car but there was ample SongTheow transport to Khaolak if you needed it. There are restuarants and shops, minimart nearby. We tried a first for us... late night room service and it was prompt and delicious.

Reviewed May 10, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
melvin from United States
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in July 2006

One of our favorites”

Great rooms, cool bathrooms
Not in the center of town for those who want quick easy access to many restaurants and shopping.

We loved the Khao Lak Merlin. We visited during the low season and they were repairing one of the pools but we had two more to choose from so it was no problem. Our rooms were great!! Nice, spacious, and great bathrooms. If you are looking for a quite place to get away from it all, please book the Merlin during the low season. It was ideal for a relaxing getaway. However, being away from it all, it was not as easy to get in to town for a variety of food options and shopping. The village area is several miles from the hotel. Still, we loved the hotel and had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed September 03, 2008

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7.3
Very good
Lynsay from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Nice clean hotel”

Clean, good food, great swimming pools

Just returned from a long weekend at the Khaolak Merlin Resort with very mixed feelings, on arrival we were very impressed by the quick friendly service by the front desk staff that checked us in. We were given an upgrade to a deluxe room which yes very spacious and clean with a beautiful bathroom. Throughout the weekend we really enjoyed the food, drink and service on offer until we received a message to go to reception to see the manager who then proceeded to inform us that we had more drink in our room mini bar than was there the day before therefore we must of stolen it from another room! This manager was very rude, abrupt and unprofessional. Although we were very unhappy and upset by this situation and the way the manager had treated us we continued to enjoy our holiday. We used the hotel taxi service to go to Phuket for the evening, the driver was really good he waited for us until 11.30pm and drove very safe. When it came to checking out yesterday we settled our room charges bill after breakfast although we stayed at the hotel until we left for the airport at 7pm, before departing we were confronted by the front desk supervisor who was extremely rude and aggressive towards us. She was shouting at my because she said we did not pay our bill despite the fact I had the receipt include my credit card receipt which clearly stated everything had been paid for. This hotel is really nice and enjoyable place but unfortunately the management really let it down, after a lovely stay we left with a very bitter taste! Would not go back here again purely for this reason, very disappointed.

Reviewed June 10, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Dilok from Thailand
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Love it, would come back again!”

1. Good price thru booking with Agoda. 2. Big comfortable bedroom. 3. Relaxing atmosphere

Taking a break from work, my family and I had a great weekend at Khaolak Merlin Resort. The room where we stayed has great ocean and pool view. I can see from the balcony my daughter enjoying herself with young children friend playing at the pool. And I have a relaxing and peaceful time either doing nothing or some reading. I would come back again for a longer stay.

Reviewed August 15, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2009

Luxury at a cut-rate price”

Beautiful beachside location (I'm an Aussie, so I know beaches) and pools, quiet, beautiful landscaping, friendly staff, superb room, wonderful breakfast.
Pricey add-ons (tennis, spa, drinks, lunch, dinner, taxi service), but you can buy these things much cheaper in the nearby village, so no big deal.

The Merlin is a luxury resort, and it feels like it. The resort gets all the big things right: the accommodation, the service, the food, the landscaped grounds, the beautiful pools (they really are creatively designed). If you just want to relax by the water, this is the place for you. In addition, the nearby village and family-run restaurants on the beach provide wonderful eating-out options, and mean that you don't feel trapped into buying resort-priced meals.

Reviewed December 14, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
Allen from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2010

A Delightful Stay ”

Lovely beach. Nice layout of hotel with well-maintained grounds. Excellent food, and dining facilities managed with care and efficiency.
Maids do not service the rooms until mid-afternoon. I would have thought servicing could be done earlier in the day. The hotel was not even half full during my stay.

I have been a frequent visitor to Thailand for over 25 years and have sampled almost every resort area. Merlin was one of the best, comparing very favorably to the more expensive Anantara in Hua Hien, whose layout it resembles. The hotel is very well managed. This is reflected in their dining facilities. At every meal the restaurant manager was on site monitoring and supervising, and the chef as well, checking that the buffet platters were full and well presented. I was very impressed.

Reviewed February 08, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
noraset from Thailand
Family with young children
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2010

Good place for a family ”

The best thing about this hotel is that it actually locates right by the beach with a big space for the restaurant for you to enjoy dining and sighting the beautiful sunset. Plus it has many swiming pools as well.
the only bad thing about this hotel is that they dont provide you the transportation. So you will apparently have to pay for taxi for picking u up and dropping u off apart and back to the hotel.

I think in general, this is defenitely one of the most relaxing hotel in khaolak. The room itself is spacious and the service is quite decent. Foods are also better than some other hotels around that i've been stayed. Overall i would give 4 stars for them.

Reviewed May 09, 2010

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