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Review of Centara Karon Resort Phuket

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Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Ranked #17 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Centara Karon is the most amazing resort. Our room was perfect, the bed was comfy and we had an amazing view. Exactly what I pictured it to be. The buffet breakfast was great offering a wide variety of different cuisines. All 3 pools were spotless and the water was a perfect temperature for the hot Thailand sun. Centara Karon is in a perfect spot! Not to far a walk from the beautiful Karon beach and Karon restaurants and market. Will definately be returning to this place whenever I go to Thailand again and would recommend to anyone including families. The friendly staff were also a massive bonus. They would go out of there way to help you out and the swim up pool bar 'The Terrace' had the most amazinfg bar staff. Overall had an amazing experience and one i will never forget :)

Room Tip: We had a Deluxe Seaview Apartment on the corner of level 6 which ment we had a massive side window w...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Brittany P
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Management77, On behalf of General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Sawasdee Brittany P
Thank you 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, your suggestions will help readers to make an informed decision on their next holiday destination,the experience you described it is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for every day. We hope we can welcome you back in near future!
Take care,
Pook
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Grandmother, mom and dad, and 6 yr old grandson ... something for everyone here. Comfortable rooms w view of Big Buddha on the mtn, nice pools (ea with swim-up bars), SUMPTIOUS breakfast buffet and tranquil pools, close to the beach, plenty of walking shopping. Everything promised in their publicity was as advertised. Grandson esp loved the children's pool.

A mix-up on our rooms when we arrived was the only glitch, but resolved the next day. We ate incredible Thai food in one of their restaurants, felt safe in the tranquility of the resort, enjoyed the spa massage. Their drivers took us to Big Buddha, a tour of the city (our requests met), and a spa we wanted to visit, and of course the airport excursions. One night the bed was lovingly decorated with Happy Honeymoon, written with rose petals and greenery. Oops. Wrong room....but we loved it.

Room Tip: I must have hit a special deal on my late booking as my room was considerably less than my daughter...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank B B
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Sawasdee BB,
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Wonderful to read so many positive comments as well as our recovery from an error was rectified quickly!
Safe Travels
Darren
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed at the Centara Karon Resort from 31/03/13-10/04/13 and had a fantastic time.We stayed in the tropicale rooms on the 3rd floor, each room had two big double beds ( which without a doubt are the most comfortable beds i have ever slept in) a big balcony and good size bathroom.
Overall we had a fantastic stay at this hotel, the staff were all friendly and helpfull, the breakfast buffet was really tasty and plentiful and the spa is out of this world.
My only slight negative is the prices at the pool bars, a chicken burger was 350b which at an exchange rate of 40b-£1 works out at nearly £9!!! but this is only a very minor negative and i'm already looking forward to staying here again but hopefully in a cabana room next time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Mrmatt71
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Management77, On behalf of General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Mrmatt71,
Thank you for taking time to provide to review on your stay at Centara Karon Resort. It was a pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciated your commendation regarding the price at the pool bar, we will take it under consideration. We apologize for any inconveniences that disappointed you. We all look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
Kind regards,
Pook
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Have just returned from our third stay at Centara. As always had a great time and will definetly return for a fourth time. There was a problem with our toilet but they came to fix straight away and when it turned out to be major shifted us with no problems. This could happen anywhere any time so no issue. The location is great for us. We usually spend most of the time at the Terrace Pool as we didn't have children with us. I would love it if they could make it a kids free zone as there are two other pools more suited for them. Only thing that could be improved is the staff's attitude. A lot of the staff really don't look very happy. The first couple of times we stayed the staff around the pool bar were great and funny made us keep buying drinks and enjoyed our time, however only went for a couple of drinks this time as the staff didn't seem to want to interact with guests and it didn't give us any insentive to drink there.
Had the BBQ buffet one night which was lovely and the band that played was fantastic. Stayed till they finished as they were so enjoyable to listen to.
Hopefully be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank GSMMEchanical
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Management77, Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Sawasdee GSMMEchanical, Thank for staying with us for a third time and for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. Im delighted you appreciated our BBQ buffet and found the live band fantastic, as well as the swift action our staff took when you had some problems with the room. For pool bar I appriciate you comment so that we can improve our services
Safe travel and looking forward to welcome you back on your fourth visit
Anders
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midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The welcome at reception was excellent, were were asked to take a seat, offered a drink and cold towel and I didn't expect this from this type of hotel. This was better than the welcome at the Hilton Karon beach!
Stayed in a room on the 5th floor with a sea view, although we never sit out on the balcony but it was lovely.
Didnt use any of the hotel facilities as we love the beach and eat out but it was centrally located and our room was nice and quiet. The hotel is very large and there are lots of facilities for all to enjoy.
I would recommend this hotel and definately go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank medeakin
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Management77, Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Sawasdee Medakin,
Thanks for staying with us and sharing your thoughts on this forum. Great to read your comments about your welcome experience exceeding expectations and how lovely you found our resort.
Safe Travels and looking forward to welcome you back
Anders
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We are family with 4 years old girl. We are so happy to choose this hotel. It's good for kids. We enjoyed playing tennis, using swimming pool. Mostly staff are nice, friendly and helpful. Just a bartender at lagoon pool that not too friendly, no smile. Maybe they have a bad day (so many bad day) Anyway, If I go back to Phuket again, I will stay at Centara Karon. The hotel has special Seafood market night when you can buy and pick your seafood then the chef cook them as you order, it is so good quality and good value for your money. Breakfast are great!!!! The hotel is not too far from Patong.

Room Tip: If you stay near Lagoon swimming pool, it might be a bit noisy but very close to the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maew M
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Management77, On behalf of General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Maew M,
It was a pleasure to read your review and know that you enjoyed stay with us at Centara Karon Resort. Thank you for your feedback for our staff as important for us to improve our shortcomings We hope we can welcome you and your family back in the near future!
Kind Regards,
Pook
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Good location...only took a few minutes to get to anything you wanted. We stayed on the 6th floor of the Terraces with ocean view. Room very clean and looked after well by the maids. Swimming pools were very nice and not too noisy
Breakfast only meal included which was good, had a problem on the early starts, restaurant opens bang on 6.30 but they never turned the hotplate on for the omelettes so both days we turned up early we were unable to have omelettes but we certainly didnt starve as everything else was lovely and fresh
Local area was lovely, market on Tuesday and Saturday was good, spring rolls from old lady were excellent. Beach was beautiful and wonderful for a walk. Taxis and tuktuks very expensive compared to Bangkok and Chiang Mai
Trips to Phi Phi, James Bond Island and White Water Rafting were highlights of the holiday.
Booked a minibus transfer back to the airport and it turned up on time and got us there with plenty of time for 400 baht instead of the 700-1000 baht for a taxi

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Sp00kyB
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Management77, Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Sawasdee Sp00kyB,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. I happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our terrace ocean view room and that you were well looked after. Yes the breakfast is a real treat with the large selection available. Some great comments on Tours for readers Im sure will be appreciated.
Safe Travels and looking forward to welcome you back.
Anders
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Property: Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Address: 502/3 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Beach Resort)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > 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:
#5 Business Hotel in Karon
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#10 Spa Hotel in Karon
#15 Family Hotel in Karon
#16 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#18 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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