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“Nice break from the sun, heat and crowds”

CentralFestival Phuket
Ranked #15 of 110 things to do in Phuket Town
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: CentralFestival Phuket The best international shopping & lifestyle destination in the heart of Phuket with its large range of products and services, the biggest shopping avenue has something for everyone from kids, hipsters, working people to chilled retired people from the ground to the top floor. Starting at the ground floor there’s Tops Supermarket with its wide variety of everyday products, both local and imported, such as fresh foods, grocery items, beauty products, beverages and more than most of the other retailers. In the vicinity of the supermarket, there are plenty of fast food and snack options such as Burger King, KFC, Farm Factory, Swensen’s, etc. Also on the ground floor for the fashionistas are a numbers of clothes, shoes and accessories shops including Dorothy Perkins, ZARA, MANGO, Guess, Lacoste, La Senza, CC-OO, LYN, H&M, Jaspal, CPS/Chaps, Aldo, Jim Thompson, The Body Shop and Hush Puppies. That’s along with local brands which can be found inside the Central shopping zone where booths of luxury outfits are placed together. On the second floor, the shopper’s delight has yet to come to an end as you will find even more clothes and accessories shops such as AIIZ, Portland, Bata, Roberto, Crocs, New Balance, New York LA, Playboy by Chic Club and Spice. After a hard day spent shopping on the lower floors. It’s time to relax with the good food and entertainment which is available on the third floor. Right in front of escalator, you will see the SFX Cineplex where the top of box office movies are available as well as Thai domestic films. The never-ending selection of food outlets serve diner with all the tastes you may think of. If that’s not enough, there are more eateries to check out on the first floor where some delicious pasta, pizza and steak await in wine connection, as well as great Chinese food at Urban Food, the popular Shabushi, the chilled-out Tablespoon with its great music during evening, tasty fusion food and a complete list of drinks. After filling your tummy with loads of nice food then it is time for beauty. On the fourth floor of the mall there are plenty of beauty clinics where you’re guaranteed to walk out looking healthy and skinning from head to toe, nail spas and many more. If you are looking for a place that serves all everyday needs for all age and types of customer, CentralFestival Phuket is the best answer! CentralFestival Phuket
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice break from the sun, heat and crowds”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Pretty much your standard shopping mall with branded clothes, restaurants, and a cinema as well. We made a pit stop here on our motorbike ride back from Phuket town just to escape the heat. Don't expect bargain hunting here.

The food court is worth a visit with reasonably priced selection of local Thai food. Seems to be popular with the locals working in the mall so you can be assured that you're getting authentic local Thai food that the locals actually eat instead of the "touristy" stuff that you get even from the street vendors at Karon or Patong.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good shopping mall for a break from the sun”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great mall with a mix of European, American and local stores. There's a nice supermarket and boulangerie to stock up on essentials and generally a good day for those a bit sunburnt, however this place is not good for bargains, for that you need patong beach or Phuket town

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Shopping”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you willing to pay the price you will find great things to buy at this mall. it is more like the average mall as opposed to Jungceylon.

Visited April 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“Interesting Mall if you want to be away from the crowds”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stopped at the mall today after our half day trip to Big Buddha etc. I found it better than Jungcelon Phuket as it was much more peaceful. The souvenir shop on the second floor in intriguing. We binged on Aunt Annie's pretzels and had some Wagamama style ramen at half the price. Zara store was a welcome find and Marks and Spencer's was a disappointment as its a small store inside the Central.
Transport back to Patong cost 500 baht so be prepared.

Visited April 2013
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Soenderborg, Denmark
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“Out-dated”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

When you have seen one mall you've seen them all - That was my first impression.

Judging from all the tourists sitting around the mall waiting for their tour busses to come pick them up again, I would say the that they felt the same.

Located on the main road, you might say it is convenient, but quite far from Phuket town.

Don't waste you'r time going there, unless you need something special - Go to the beach instead !

Visited March 2013
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