My partner and I stayed at Centara Villa's in a Spa Villa for 5 days in September / October.
I thoroughly researched our hotel before we arrived, and like other travellers, were expecting the stairs and prepared to be quite isolated.
As this was our final leg and we arrived the day before our ten year anniversary, we were looking forward to relaxing and enjoying our remaining time in Thailand. There were a few hiccups.
The hotel had issues with supplying hot water throughout our villa and we couldn't fill our spa or even have a hot shower, as the water ran out after a few minutes of running.
We asked the hotel to look at it for us multiple times but there wasn't any improvement although they tried very hard to fix it. Eventually they agreed there was an issue and moved us to another spa villa. Unfortunately, we had similar problems here, which was a disappointment, as we never had a chance to enjoy our spa.
The language barrier proved a little awkward at times. The staff were always lovely and happy to help but one night on the way to dinner, we saw a snake slithering around on the villa walkways and tried to let the staff know so no one would get bit but they couldn't understand us. Thankfully, it had gone when we returned!
The other disappointing moment was that on the night of our anniversary, I had made a booking a few months prior to our visit for the best table on the evening for a romantic dinner. When we turned up, they had no record of my booking and just popped us where they had a spot.
I know this isn't a huge deal and the food was great but it was just one of the things that put a dampener on our visit.
That being said, the view from our villa was amazing and we really enjoyed the walk along the beach track to Koh Karon every morning after breakfast and again in the afternoon. A great way to burn those cocktails and beer off :)
Overall, we had a good time and the staff were lovely but I don't think we would stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Centara Hotel Phuket
- Centara Resort Phuket
- Centara Villas Phuket Karon