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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Ranked #6 of 111 Hotels in Ao Nang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2006

We stayed 4 nights in Mid-Oct, in the Spa Deluxe room.

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- Excellent room: Very impressive - great size/ layout, cleanliness and plenty of balcony space for lazing around. We stayed on the top (3rd) floor of our block and get plenty of sunshine on our balcony/ jacuzzi. An excellent room to relax in...

- Deep bathtub: really deep and larger than the average tub, providing an excellent soak. Bring bath foam/ oil!

- Exclusive: restaurants/ pool/ spa/ sea sports/ day tours booking can all be found at the resort. Free boat trips to Ao Nang (peak season) and Noparat Thara (off peak) also available.

Dislikes:

- Noise: caused by the generator used to supply electricity to the resort. The generator was right next to our block, creating a constant background noise loud enough to drown the otherwise soothing sound of the ocean waves. What a shame...

- Beach: narrow beach with below average waters. However, any boat trips out will take you to the several excellent beaches, with super clear waters and good snorkelling sites. There are some snorkelling sites in Krabi within swimming distance from the beach - great for kids (e.g. Poda island)

- Food: great service but serves average food in our opinion. Head out to Noparat Thara/ Ao Nang if you love your food (especially seafood)

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

Great hotel with lovely pool and rooms!!!! - We also tried several of the restaurants at the hotel and they were all very nice!
The only downside about this hotel is the few transferboats if you wish to go to Ao Nang to shop or eat. They only leave every two hours. However, there is a path over the hill to Ao Nang, but the path is made mainly for the staff and not for the guests and it therefore of quite poor condition.
Nevertheless, I love this hotel and would love to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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16  Thank Baekke
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

Great resort. Yes the jetty is very dodgy in rough weather, as when we arrived, but I believe that is being sorted. What they should tell you, but they don't, is that they're are monkeys on the resort. Mean ones. We know, they raided our room. The GM said we were the first. They ate our food, Were we offered compensation? Just another room closer to the beach and further away from the jungle ( and the minkeys!) All adventure of course. But, if you have a baby asleep while you're enjoying a romantic dinner, (you may have locked the front door but left your balcony open and why not?) You're on the second floor afterall and feel it's safe, it could be an awful disaster. SO CENTRAL KRABI, TELL PEOPLE THERE ARE MONKEYS HERE! AND MEAN ONES, GREMLINS, SO LOCK UP FOLKS!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank carlossus
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Reviewed September 17, 2006

Stayed: September 2006
33  Thank Williams3112
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Reviewed September 10, 2006

The rooms are great but my goodness, having to climb the hill because they can't use the boat! Why have they not thought of a prevention before opening the resort? I had my 10month old baby with me and its just not safe.

What a disappointment! Looking for a total sheer quality time turns into a stressful holiday.

Not safe for children or elderlies.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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10  Thank AnneKlein
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Reviewed September 4, 2006

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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21  Thank vmimartins
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Reviewed August 29, 2006

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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16  Thank luxuriousliving
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Additional Information about Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Address: 396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, | Amphur Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#3 Family Hotel in Ao Nang
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range: $177 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi 5*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden away in secluded Pai Plong Bay and surrounded by emerald waters and a luxuriant national park, this five-star beachfront resort is a tropical paradise for those seeking a romantic hideaway or a relaxing stay with their family. The resort instils an air of understated luxury with generously-sized rooms and private villas ranging in size from 72 to 399 square metres and offering the option of garden or ocean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi, or a plunge pool. Designed in modern Thai style, with high ceilings, spacious living areas dominated by wooden accents, stone features and soothing colours, the rooms and villas are calm oases. Accessible by boat only, the resort offers an abundance of opportunities to relax and explore. To name a few: unwind with blissful spa treatments at Spa Cenvaree, savour Thai, Japanese, and International cuisines at one of the four restaurants, enjoy complimentary water sports (kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding – the first hour is free), lounge by one of the swimming pools while the kids are kept busy at the kids clubs, enjoy carefree days on the white sands of Pai Plong Bay. With warm waters with extraordinary underwater visibility, beautiful coral formations and an exotic marine life, the Andaman Sea is a tropical paradise for diving enthusiasts and those with a longing for more holiday thrills. The experts at the resort’s PADI dive centre provide everything that is needed for beginners, those with medium skills, and expert divers. Krabi International Airport is 40 minutes away from Nopparatthara pier which is approximately 15 minutes from the resort by boat. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hotel Ao Nang
Centara Grand Beach Resort And Villas
Centara Grand Beach Hotel
Centara Grand Beach Krabi
Central Krabi Hotel
Central Krabi Bay Resort
Central Bay Resort Krabi
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