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“One of the best in karon. Excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Centara Karon Resort Phuket
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   502/3 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 72 Hotels in Karon
Melbourne, Australia
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“One of the best in karon. Excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights on our first stop in phuket. The hotel is located just of the main street and minutes to the beach. The staff were always polite and the main restaurant is 5 star class. We only ate at the restaurant at breakfast and there is a wide choice for every one.. We love the pool party night and had fun with other guests in activities like water polo and boxing.. Excellent vibe with live bands and happy hour drinks. We stayed at the terrence ocean view room and used the terrence pool. However there are other 2 pools which we also located one kids and the other a mixture of everyone.. As a young couple in their mid 20s we did find the crowed a bit older and at times much much older.. While we injoyed our stay it would be nice if the hotel did atrract some younger travellers and not just families and retirers.. Overall great value and would return again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Sawasdee Bobbywrx,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. Im delighted you enjoyed the pool party and the atmosphere with band, activities and happy hour. Our market does change in all demographics depending on the time of year ie school holidays is strong with familes. Winter Season is popular with Scandinavians etc
I appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon!
cheers
Darren
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I stayed at Centara Karon in Nov 2012 for 8 nights. Staff were excellent, the hotel is central. 5 minutes walk from karon beach can also walk into Kata.
rooms are modern spacious and clean to a high standard daily. fresh bottled water delivered daily.
hotel is couple and family friendly.
Breakfast is all you can eat and plenty of choice, fresh fruit, hot food, pastries.
taxis can easily be booked through the hotel, the hotel is security gated for guest safety. I never seen any crime in this area.
markets on sundays and lots of local stalls, shops.
Happy hour and regular BBQ around the pools are good.
Restaurants are okay, found better places 2 minutes up the street.
free hour wifi daily.
I did not get the chance to use the spa but it looked amazing!

Room Tip: We chose a sea view room on floor 18.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, On behalf of General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Love2Travel254,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review on your stay at Centara Karon Resort. It was a pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay and have provided readers some quality information in determining their next holiday location.

Take Care
Pook
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here for one night in February 2013.

The room was small, especially once they added the additional bed for my child. The bed is quite hard and pillows too flat. Bathroom was clean and cozy. The view from the hotel balcony was spectacular. The staff were all polite and willing to assist. The hotel also offer 20 minutes free WiFi which was really useful. We only visited the one pool which was sparkling blue. Breakfast variety was good.

The main downside for me was the distance to the beach and the area around the hotel. I would not recommend for old folks and parents with kids.

Room Tip: Book another hotel close to the beach
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Sawasdee Riaz_Ali,
Im please you were able to overnight at our property. Its great to get a review but Im sorry that, in your one night stay, we didnt impress you sufficiently. Im pleased you loved your breakfast, your room view was spectacular and our staff were polite and willing to assist. Actually we do have quite a large property and other areas (Lagoon) are very suitable for families. Im sorry you didnt get to spend much time here.
Next time perhaps.
Best Wishes
Darren
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

weve just returned from a stay in the centara karon resort phuket.and loved it the hotel was central to karon,the staff were welcoming and very cheerful.we stayed in the terraces,and found them clean and comfortable.it was a return visit and would certainly come back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Sawasdee 29101944,
Thank for staying with us a second time and for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. Im delighted you appreciated our staff and found the accomodation to your liking.
Best Wishes
Darren
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Me, my husband and 7yr old son stayed in Centara Karon for 5 nights. I must say the resort is very beautiful,facilities are nice,very clean rooms but not very muslim friendly food. My son loved the lagoon pool. No issues with check in. Very close to beach. I would reccommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Sawasdee Sara M,
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. Im delighted you, your husband and your 7 years old son enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your comments on Muslim food, perhaps you can let us know pre-arrival next time and our Chef can organise some items as well as a list of dining options nearby.
Safe Travels
Darren
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed at this resort for 5 nights at the end of our holiday in Thailand with an ocean view room - just perfect for watching the sunset! The staff here are fantastic and very helpful and the rooms and pools all lovely and clean. We didn't eat in the restaurants (bit pricey compared to what you can get 5 mins walk away - but that's just resort prices), but the breakfast was awesome - so much choice! Although this is quite a family sort of resort we found it big enough and quiet enough, with a pool that was a bit quieter too, for us to enjoy a couples holiday. Would stay here again :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Sawasdee BuxNZ,
Thanks for staying with us. Im delighted you enjoyed your stay and found so many positives.
I note your comment on too pricey however I recommend to get Baht Bonanza at check in and check out our daily specials.
Hope to welcome you back again soon.
Safe Travels
Darren
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Adelaide, Australia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

6 of us stayed here and absolutely loved it. Staying in Karon was a lot quieter than Patong :)
Its not the flashiest place but still is very good, and would definitely stay again.
There are 3 pools, one for families with children, another big one with a swim up bar, and another small one with a swim up bar which we spent most of our time at.
A big thing for me going to Thailand was getting sick - but we ate everything on the menu and didnt get sick (of course still drinking bottled water).
If you venture out for dinner, you MUST go to Harrys steakhouse in Karon for their Fajitas, delicious!
Also, we booked all of our tours not in Australia, we booked them through the lady directly accross the road from Centara at a tour place.. a lot cheaper that way! Phi Phi Island by speedboat is a must!! but DO NOT go see Fanta Sea - absolute rubbish.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Sawasdee Winniewoo_11,
Thanks for staying with at Centara Karon Resort and Im pleased you had a good time. Great to see you ate with us plenty of times and enjoyed your meals. I recommend be careful with some small tour desks, great to save a few dollars however to many issues.
Thanks for sharing your comments.
Safe Travels
Darren
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Address: 502/3 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Beach Resort)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Karon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#6 Family Hotel in Karon
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#7 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#10 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Centara Karon Resort Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 335
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