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Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Ranked #20 of 137 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 24, 2010

excellent value for money, great breakfast and service. restaurant is great value too and top quality, better than the local places.

my only complaint would be that the kids club was not what we expected, basically just a room with a bored attendant inside. our kids refused to use it after 2 goes, and looking at the sign up sheet other kids felt the same as they only had 6 or 7 kids in there per day for short 2 hours sessions.

luckily, our room was in front of the kids pool and our kids happily played in the

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2010

I have just came back from an incredible 10 day vacation at Centara Karon Resort. Well, what can I say? I have been to Thailand 2 times, but it has been this time I fully experienced exceptional Thai hospitality. To begin with, we had an ocean view superior room which is located in the main building. Everything was just fine, pretty good for a 4-star hotel. The room was bright and spacious with a beautiful view of the resort and the Andaman sea. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Everything is done in a respectful manner with a smile. We have tried the hotel Spa, and did not regret. It was a real good value for money, since a promotion included body scrub, body massage and face massage, all for 1300 baht per person. Me and my girlfriend had a birthday the same day, so a surprise was awaiting us in a room - a beautiful cake with candles and a postcard with the wishes from a front desk manager. I found it very sweet and touching, since they really didn't have to do it, but the attention was paid and it was so much appreciated. I felt like the staff has made our stay very special. I am definetely coming back and bringing some friends with me.
Regarding food, there is a handful of restaurants along the streets, so we tried many of them, and our all time favourite was Karon Seafood, nearby the junction.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for 8 days. It is a lovely hotel, it was clean and most of the staffs were friendly towards me (they don't seem to treat Asian female with as much respect as they do the Euro-male). It was all fine until day 3. As part of our stay we were allowed access to a breakfast every morning. On the 3rd morning, my partner and I came down to get some breakfast. The waitress who served us every morning (never acknowledge me before) told my partner that I was taken in from the street therefore he has to pay for my breakfast.
Needless to say I was very upset and demand the manager. The waitress decided to lie to the manager about what she said but there were other guess that backed me up. I have never felt so humiliated. Apart from this, the wifi was super expensive and not all that fast.
For such a high class hotel, they should have trained their staffs better. I had better service at a 2 star hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

Great hotel that looks after everyone well. Beautiful natural gardens. Big and comfortable rooms especially if you book the Lagoon view family deluxe rooms which can take 2 double beds in each room. Lovely buffet breakfast. Kids were happy with pool. Also the kids club which kept them busy for an hour while adults took a much needed nap! Had a wonderful massage at the spa - ask for Nid, she's 1 of the best masseuse I ever had. Friendly and helpful staff everywhere,from Supaporn our reservations manager to Rai our driver. Located 5mins walk to Karon beach which is a lovely beach with soft white sand. Lots of shops & restaurants outside the hotel . Only problem are the mosquitoes but using insect repellent helps. Would probably stay here again next time we're in Phuket.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

If you're going to Phuket to go to Patong beach, stay in Patong Beach. It's a 20 min ride and can get expensive if you wanted to go back and forth.

The hotel is incredible! has everything that you can want. It is, however, more family oriented than for the young single crowd. Lots of families, lots of kids!

If you have children, I would recomend it. If you're a single traveller, and want the night life, Karon beach is not for you.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Well what can I say, for a family who is just starting out on their overseas adventures we have already found a jewel! Centara Karon is fantastic. We arrived after a very long flight with a young child who had travel sickness all the way from Singapore and on arrival the staff just made us feel like family and this continued for our enitre stay. The resort is like a sanctuary it had everything you needed as well as the friendliest and most helpful staff who would point you in the right direction every time and they were fantastic with the kids. Our room was clean and the beds were very comfortable ( and both myself and husband are not good sleepers ) the breakfast every morning was awsome, it was close to everything you wanted to see and if you needed to go further just ask at the information desk and they arranged everything for you and for a good price. There are some fantastic restaurants around Centara Karon as well, The Red Onion you can not got past this place it doesn't look much from the outside however the food was outstanding. Another favorite was Bamboo the decor was beautiful and the food was sensational and also great prices. The hardest thing for us was getting the kids out of the pool to go and explore what Phuket had to offer. Like I said before I can't wait to go back and we will definately be staying back at Centara Karon.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

It's a very very nice hotel. Quite even in the heart of city, near the bach and the best part is food.
Yumm sea food and the entrance to restaurant is it self beautiful. One small shop of traditional thing is there. but bit expensive. Staff is very friendly. market is at stone throwing distance and nearby also nice restaurant you will find easly. We sent 2 Nights here; this hotel is dived in two. One big building and other side resort type double story. we were there in resort, but major staff is in big building. staff are very friendly and happy to help.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Karon
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#11 Spa Hotel in Karon
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#12 Family Hotel in Karon
#18 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#19 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $57 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Centara Karon Resort Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 335
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Karon Town, with an abundance of eateries and entertainment options at its doorstep and Karon Beach a short stroll away, the resort is perfectly located to experience the many facets of Phuket. As a destination in its own right, Centara Karon Resort Phuket fulfils every holiday aspiration, from pure bliss at Spa Cenvaree to active holidays and family fun with activities galore, yoga sessions, three swimming pools, waterslides and a kids’ club. This four-star resort, laid out within beautiful gardens backed by green hills, is comprised of four very distinctive residential zones. Couples and small families will find the rooms and Honeymoon Suites at the Terraces a comfortable retreat, and enjoy the option of ocean view or a private outdoor Jacuzzi; while families and groups of friends are spoilt for choice with spacious guestrooms set moments away from the waterslide and games of the Lagoon pool. The generously-sized one- and two-bedroom Cabanas feature a private terrace with a plunge Jacuzzi. As a fun place for families, the resort has a kids’ club with daily activities and three expansive swimming pool areas complete with three children’s pools for the younger ones to splash in, two waterslides and pool games. Pool parties are held regularly, and other activities include tennis and football. The resort also has two restaurants, a sports bar, and three swim-up pool bars A scheduled shuttle service takes guests from the resort to Patong, and Phuket International Airport is reached in less than one hour. ... more   less 
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