Such a shame.....
The location and staff are fantastic. The food is top quality and well presented. Plenty of sunbeds, lots of room. The monkey trail to Ao Nang is fun and very well worth it to be greeted by monkeys when you arrive. Ao Nang is lively and good fun - but you can't get there by walking along the beach as the tide doesn't go out far enough
Prices at the hotel are extortionate - all plus 10% service and 7% VAT as well
The whole resort needs some money spent on both maintenance and a refurbishment programme. It is showing signs of heavy "traffic" and inadequate spend on maintanance of the rooms and gardens
We went to the resort after Christmas and were really looking forward to the Gala New Years Eve dinner - what a dreadful let down
I'm trying to be fair, but here are some of the things that were wrong, wrong, wrong...
Start time much too early at 6:30 pm
No dress code so some in beach shorts etc
Welcome drinks not ready at arrival time
The worst band in the world, called ironically The Good Time Band
The Thai compere was even worse
No dance floor - just one couple tried to dance; but have you ever been to a NYE party with no dancing?
Kids allowed to sing with the Band. Not what I paid £130 each on top of £275 for the room to hear
2 prize draws with prizesbeing a night in another Grand Centara hotel somewhere else in SE Asia; totally worthless to a mostly European guest audience. Who is going to spend £2k flying to SE Asia for a free night ??
After we had gone back to our room to pack at 10:30pm (which was sad) we returned at 11:30.
As 12 o'clock approached it was clear that the hotel was not providing a sparkling wine let alone champagne at midnight.
I guess the final irony / disappointment was that AFTER 12 midnight the band played just one more song which was The Final Countdown !!!! After 12 o'clock; not just before......
We then went into the downstairs bar to find the lovely 3 piece, normally acoustic band, playing an electric set which was fun, even though they were having huge tech problems. Shame so many people had gone to bed by then
What a disappointment - the evening was a sad end to a lovely 2 week stay in Thailand and was really poor quality, and poor value
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- Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hotel Ao Nang
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- Central Krabi Hotel
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- Central Bay Resort Krabi
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