Grand Mercure Phuket Patong


Large family friendly resort close to city

Night_30-04-2014_006 _editHi_ResizeA classic design mixed in with lots of bells and whistles, the Grand Mercure Phuket Patong resort looks to be a resort best for those who don’t mind the hotel layout and abundance of other guests. You’ll find lots to do at this location, with activities happening throughout the day, great for those who like to accomplish a good amount during their vacation. If you’re a traveler looking for a private romantic holiday, you might feel a little lost in your quest due to the size of this resort.

With 314 rooms in total, split into 8 different room categories, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the one that fits you the best. It also shouldn’t be difficult to find a few activities to partake in as there are lots of options available within the resort’s bounds. Families find themselves at home with many different amenities suited for children, even young ones, as there is a playground, kids club and swimming pool. Adults will also find tons to do both within the resort and in town as the resort is conveniently located, only 1km away the city center.

Rooms/suites/villas: 314
Area: Patong
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Superior 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe 1 King Bed- Pool Access
  • Suite 1 King Bed with Balcony
  • Executive Suite 1 King Bed with Balcony
  • Pool Villas 1 Bedroom
  • Family Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
  • Superior 2 Singe Beds
  • Deluxe 2 Single Beds- Pool Access

Special room features

  • King sized bed
  • 40′ LCD satellite TV
  • Sofa
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pool view
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Video games on TV
  • Work desk
  • Coffee/tea maker

Rates

  • High season online specials from US$127 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$105 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Bubbles restaurant
  • Bounce bar
  • Craft bar

Resort features

  • Golf
  • Mini golf
  • Fitness center
  • Babysitting
  • Children’s Club
  • Video game area
  • Wedding facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Pool
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/ironing
  • Children’s playground
  • Steam room

Spa information

The spa provides signature Thai massages.

Nearby activities

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Jet skiing
  • Boat excursions
  • Pedal boats
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Dining

Distance from Phuket International Airport

37 km / 23 miles – 41 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews are mixed, some great while others not so much. As far as the good is concerned, most guests rave about the large outdoor resort pool, stating that it is beautiful, clean and plenty big enough for large groups of resort guests. Those staying with kids also rave about the pool as their kids have enjoyed it as much as they have. The resort staff also gets high marks with many travelers feeling that they are both helpful and conscientious, making the stay even more enjoyable.

However, there are some guests that feel that although the rooms are nice and comfortable with room to walk, that the balconies are less than desirable with only enough room to hang clothes. Food on-site was also stated as being a bit overpriced for what you get and beach lovers were a little surprised at how far the nearest beach is- about a 10 minute walk. However there is a shuttle that runs both to the beach and mall a few times a day, making a walk unnecessary. All in all, the resort is considered a great stay, with many enjoying the location and feel of the resort and its rooms.

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