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“Thailand 2013” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Centara Karon Resort Phuket

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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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Thailand 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days in February. Absolutely a great place to visit! Situated in a quiet part of Phuket (Karon) but very centrally located. Would definitely be back one day! Very friendly staff and great facilities....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 ElroyT,
Thanks sharing your thoughts from your recent stay at Centara Karon Resort. Great to read all was good and you will return!
Safe Travels
Darren
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I stayed here with my husband for our honeymoon. All staff were super friendly, breakfast that was included in our accomodation price was excellent, the room was awesome, the pools were fantastic and everything else was great experience aswell.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
Sawasdee Dimple16,

It was a pleasure to read your review and know that you had such a wonderful stay with us at Centara Karon Resort. We are looking forward to welcome you and your family back in the near future.

Kob khun kah
Pook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last week. Had a lovely stay after a busy couple of days on bangkok. Warm welcome. We stayed on the terraces. Had to move to a quieter room due to noise till 4am from the bars on the street outside. All 3 pools beautiful. Breakfast a banquet of choice and variety. We found the restaurants were very reasonable especially the alacarte menu. We loved wok night! Eat as much as you like and after your choice they cook in front of you. All for only 350 baht!! Some of other themed nights were good to but much more expensive.

It's a shame that the Internet is a little hard to use. You only get 20 mins per room free per day and you can't both be on devices as it kicks one of you off. You have the choice of a 500 baht per week charge to have in your room. Which I think it a little steep.

We had a fab day out on the speed boat to the phiphi islands. Booked it with oasis tours just outside hotel on the left side. Knocked the price down really nicely.

We hired a scooter to really see the island. And it was well worth it if your brave enough.

We loved the hotel, it was a haven from the busy streets outside. 5-6 min walk from beautiful karon beach. If we returned though would probably be to kata. Has a little more sophistication to the place.
Thank you everyone at centara for making our stay so wonderful!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 Connie89,

We appreciate the time you have taken to provide TripAdvisor readers your thoughts on your recent stay. With so many readers on a forum such as this, feedback for both potential holiday makers and us the resort is important. Whilst we strive to improve our shortcomings it is equally appreciated to receive reviews re-enforcing our efforts, such as yours. I look forward to sharing your thoughts with the team.

Kind Regards
Pook
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Karon
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#7 Family Hotel in Karon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#9 Luxury 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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