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Centara Villas Phuket
Ranked #31 of 134 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good quiet place”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights beginning of October. The 6th time to Karon, the first time to Centara Villas.
A bit mixed feelings about this resort, for us it has it’s pro and con, the main con being that the resort is too isolated (and yes, we did our research in advance but still it took us by surprise).
Nice room, stunning view overlooking the sea and Karon Beach (we stayed in 119). The resort is built on a cliff (we knew that beforehand so that was not a problem) and offers a shuttle minivan if you do not want to walk the steps – however, some rooms (like ours) cannot be reached so you do have to climb some stairs.
Nice pool area, but could do with some more sun screens.
Breakfast was good, plenty of choice. We had lunch at the Bay View restaurant every day, Thai and Western,  this was very nice (excellent beef burger btw). We dined 2 times at the Cliff Restaurant (again, stunning views), 1 time it was excellent (they serve a mean Massuman Curry) and 1 time it was terrible (worst pizza ever, microwave-kind). The cocktails are very good (we tried several).
The staff (at the reception, bar, restaurant, pool) is very friendly and helpful.
All and all, we had a lovely stay and good value for money (we paid 50 euro/night) but our favorite resort is at the other end of Karon where everything is within walking distance.
 

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Sawasdee Krub Khun Schotted,

Greetings from sunny Phuket!

First of all, thank you very much indeed for selecting our resort for your 6th time here in Karon and we truly appreciated your constructive comment given in TripAdvisor.

Regarding our resort location, we may not be able to make any changes but we will try our best to advertise and improve our resort entrance to be more visible and attractive to travelers. For the stairs, you are absolutely right that some of villas are not accessible by a shuttle mini-car and certainly, the only way to walk up and down to where a mini-car is running by. In light of sun screen, we already added in 2013 Budget to purchase new pool umbrellas and perhaps some romantic cabanas if expenses allowed.

We are glad to hear you enjoyed lunches and a dinner at our restaurants. Your kind comment on a pizza was addressed to our Executive Chef to urgently improve his service standard. We are sorry for this mishap and we would not like any other guest to repeat the same experience.

Khun Schotted, once again thank you for complimenting our staff and confirming that you had a lovely stay and considered our resort is value for money. Even though we are unable to win your heart this time but hopefully, we would have other opportunity to welcome you back to stay with us again in the not too distant future.

Sincerely yours,

Sam & entire staff at Centara Villas Phuket
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at The Centara Villas as the last leg of our holiday to Thailand. This hotel is superb and we thoroughly enjoyed our 8 days there. The rooms are spotless and huge. The food is excellent especially the seafood buffet ! The staff are ALL so friendly and helpfull every single one ! Our friends from Perth joined us and we had a ball ! If you are considering this hotel just go for it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Sawasdee krub Khun Chikatilo,

Warm greetings from sunny Phuket!

It is such a great pleasure to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your 8 days with us. Thank you so much for choosing and recommending Centara Villas Phuket to your friends and TripAdvisor’s fans.

We now look forward to your returned visit. In the meantime, we wish you joys and happiness.

Warmest regards,
Sam & entire team
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Redding, California
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Very tranquil place with stunning views from our room. Large comfortable room with complimentary bottle of water, love the fish in our bathroom, clean, good housekeeping.
The staff is all very welcoming and friendly. We loved the food and took advantage of the delicious pineapple mojitos and the great array of choices during breakfast. The pool are is nice and if we didn't feel like walking back up to our room, the golf carts shuttled us around. If you're reasonably fit, you can walk all over the resort. There is a fab little very casual restaurant if you walk down to the beach, great people watching and excellent low price food. My friend and I also utilized the spa and had the most relaxing massages. We took tuk tuks into Karon and Kata each night. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Sawasdee krub Khun Sandradot,

Greetings from sunny Phuket!

It is a great pleasure to hear you brought back home fond memories about your recent holidays with us. Thank you so much for choosing Centara Villas Phuket as your accommodation and we are very happy to learn that you found your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

We are already looking forward to your returned visit. In the meantime, we wish you joys and happiness.

Warmest regards,
Sam & entire team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here a few nights at the start of our trip & it's still my favourite place so far! It was slightly over our budget, but we wanted to start out somewhere beautiful, and this is it!
I love everything about this place, the design, service, attention to detail, amazing gardens, views, and the fact that they didn't just have fruit I recognised in the breakfast buffet!
On our final day we had booked a transfer to phi phi island through an eternal travel shop. The driver unfortunately turned up 1 hour early, just when a had ordered lunch!
My boyfriend was trying to explain to the wait staff, who didn't seem to understand any English, that we wanted to pay because we had to leave, but that we wouldn't be able to stay and eat our lunch...
The manager just happened to overhear us, and explained to the staff what was happening, and told us not to worry about paying!

This was such a kind gesture! And demonstrates why this place is so good! Because the manager is!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Sawasdee Krub Khun Serenitycat,

We read your reviews with big smiles on our faces. Thank you for choosing Centara Villas Phuket to begin your holidays. We are happy to hear that you love everything about our resort and particularly to learn that Mr. Maxime Gillard, our F&B Manager had promptly assisted his staff solving a matter inconvenienced you. He is now focusing on improving English skills of his team as a first priority to ensure that our guests will receive a best possible service at all time.

Khun Serenitycat, we all look forward to welcoming you and your loved one back to stay with us again. In the meantime, we wish you both happiness and endless love.

Best wishes,
Sam & entire team
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Nice staff. Always giving the best service with a big smile. I have visited several Centara resorts. But this hotel was the best. They 100% deserve the winner of the travelers choice of the trip advisor 2012!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Sawasdee Krub Khun Mike2983,

Warm greetings from everyone at Centara Villas Phuket !

Thank you indeed for a brief but meaningful compliment in TripAdvisor. Our resort has been successful because of a perfect combination of both guests and staff who always exchange a good interaction, sincere and kind relationship and full of understanding, forgiving and love beyond border.

We will try utmost to maintain good things and develop the downside to save this resort as a happy home for all of us, always.

Sincerely yours,
Sam & entire staff
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The hotel is located on a cliff above the Andaman Sea and in the middle of a tropical garden. Each villa has stunning views of the Ocean. You can enjoy the view in the large porch of your room, which is covered with tropical trees and plants. The room was also very spacious with a large bathroom and you can see the ocean while lying on your bed.

Yes there were many steps to our room, since the hotel is built on a cliff. But I think this makes the hotel such lovely. It is designed in such a way that the villas have amazing views and all of them were really secluded by being covered by numerous trees and plants. There is also a shuttle if you have difficulties with all those steps.

The spa was excellent. It is located near the sea and you can hear the ocean while having an amazing massage during the sunset. The restaurant was also very nice. It is on the top of the cliff, with a view of both gardens and the ocean. The food was always delicious and the ambiance was very romantic.

The tour desk was a life saver. They really made our short vacation fantastic by accepting our last minute reservation. The tour company that they work with is really professional and I highly recommend you to book the tours with the hotel desk to make sure that you have a good and reliable service.

The staff was extremely kind and helpful. We found different flowers, decorations and notes in our room everyday, which made us smile and delightful for the attention to small details. Coconut juice in the check-in was also a nice touch.

The only drawback of this hotel is that it does not have its own beach. You need to walk from a short path to reach Karon Beach. But note that many hotels in Phuket do not have private beaches, so I think this is not a huge problem. Also they provide shuttles to the beaches as well. For me being in such location is an advantage rather than disadvantage, since you are close to both Karon and Patong, but far enough to enjoy the tranquility and relaxation in a tropical island.

Overall, you won’t regret staying at Centara Villas. It is the perfect place for a serene and romantic holiday.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Sawasdee Krub Khun Gulberk,

Warmest greetings from Centara Villas Phuket!

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share with us such a lovely review in TripAdvisor. My entire team and I, are delighted to hear you found everything provided delightful and memorable.

Your kind compliment is not only appreciated but also encouraging us to do better each day. This great support will definitely enhance new customers to our resort and save us from being unemployed for many more years.

We are very proud to have you both stayed with us and we already look forward to the immense pleasure of welcoming you back to Centara Villas Phuket in the not too distant future.

Yours,
Sam & entire team
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

What an experience but only 10 nights, wish it could have been for ever.. We arrived at half past midnight in a monsoon and were greeted warmly and with smiles that were to remain on all the faces of all the staff from the Manager right down to the gardeners throughout our stay.. A bow and a greeting in Thai with a huge smile every time we passed a member of staff...
Our beautiful villa was set just above the Swimming pool and the Spa, and with easy reach of the pool bar and restaurant, with a spectacular view of the sea right round Karon bay..Set amongst a forest of tropical plants, trees, and waterfalls teeming with beautiful butterflies and exotic birds..
A path of steps takes you down to the beach and round sandy Karon bay and round to Karon town ...
We ate in the hotel on many occasions and found the food very good and very well presented with a varied choice and of a reasonable price...
For a special treat I ordered a special breakfast for 2 which was set up on our balcony with amazing food and champagne and roses which I recommend..
The manager took time every day to greet us and the other guests...
We found the holiday very relaxing and will be returning for sure...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Centaravillasphuket, Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Sawasdee krub Khun nightowlEngland,

Warmest greetings from Centara Villas Phuket!

We all read your review with such a great delight! Thank you very much indeed for staying with us and for taking your valuable time to give us such a fantastic review in TripAdvisor. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the services and facilities extended and that you found the holiday very relaxing.

Above of all, we truly felt grateful for your kind patronage to our hidden and exclusive resort. Your feedback is not only appreciated by all of us but it also helps motivate us to achieve our goal of creating this resort a happy home for every guest and the entire staff to share profoundly happiness and love endlessly.

While we are waiting for your return, may we wish you happiness and great joys.

Sincerely yours,

Sam & entire team
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Property: Centara Villas Phuket
Address: 701 Patak Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Village)
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#21 Spa Hotel in Karon
#24 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#28 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#32 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Centara Villas Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in lush tropical greenery and overlooking Karon Beach and the Andaman Sea, the four-star Centara Villas Phuket is a romantic hideaway located steps away from the sweeping expanse of Phuket’s Karon Beach. Each romantic, private villa, nestled within its own screen of green, directly faces the sea from a dramatic inclined perch, ensuring that views are endless and the quiet all-pervading. The minimum villa size is a generous 46 square metres and some come with the option of a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi. The large two-tiered swimming pool, with its fabulous ocean views and shady spots, is the epicentre of relaxation. For another form of relaxation, Spa Cenvaree is a refuge for the senses offering a choice of therapeutic treatments including traditional Ayurvedic methods and Thai foot and body massages. The resort also offers hands-on Thai cooking classes, and two restaurants and a bar that boast sublime ocean views. For those who wish to venture out of its oasis of serenity and tranquillity, the tour information desk will be delighted to arrange activities such as island-hopping, bungee jumping, and family treks. For a change of pace, a complimentary scheduled shuttle service connects the resort with the fabled nightspots of Patong and Karon. Centara Villas Phuket is just one hour's drive away from Phuket International Airport. ... more   less 
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