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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Ranked #4 of 108 Hotels in Ao Nang
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“BEAUTIFUL - BUT NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED”
Reviewed May 2, 2010

First of all I have never felt strongly enough to write a review - this time I do.

What's good:
- beautiful location
- nice welcome from Luke the Resident Manager on arrival
- great weather if you like it really hot
- nice rooms
- beautiful views
- monkeys on the beach and in the trees (great fun)
- plenty of sunbed space on the beach and in gardens
- general staff are very nice and helpful (other than Basil)
- prices are reasonable (Singha beer £2 small can and £5 for some cocktails) for this level of hotel but drinks can be bought much cheaper outside. Spa was also reasonable for this level of hotel but you could get a massage for £5 to £10 outside

What's not so good:
- mosquitos were unusually prevalent and had a very healthy appetite
- buffet food isn't protected (ie with nets) against ants etc. So ants in breakfast cereals and heavily represented on tables in the evening (outside)
- general concerns about the processes for hygiene and health and safety (see below)
- only one restaurant was air conditioned properly (Haki)
- pool is very nice BUT pool 'area' is too small so sunbeds around the pool are very close together
- lots of steep steps up to most rooms (more than 140 to ours) but keeps you fit so really its a good thing you might tell yourself

Other observations:
- the monkey trail is steep but manageable
- generally this did not feel like a 5 star hotel - particularly compared to the other hotels of a similar level we've visited in Thailand and Malaysia

What was our real problem?

When you encounter problems you expect action and support from the senior management - but we and others did not get this from the General Manager or indeed the Head Office of Centara

The first point:

We found a paperclip baked into the bread of a chicken sandwich which my child nearly bit into and could have swallowed.

We presented this to the General Manager who did not even apologise or provide any explanation for how paperclips could get even close to an area where dough and bread is made - despite seeing him a number of times following this. The restaurant staff, however, were very apologetic and helpful.

The second point:

In our first week a note was sent to our room (and all others) saying that guests needed to stay out of the sun because they were suffering from sunstroke and a small amount of cases were suffering with vomiting and diarrhea. This was surprising given the level of intelligence and experience of the guests (you'd assume).

We also received a note during our second week. However, in our second week, as we were also suffering from violent vomiting and diarrhea we noticed the dining rooms and even the pool area was incredibly quiet. We found that almost all guests we spoke to were suffering from this and a number were taken to doctors and even hospital.

The hotel had a very extensive dose of NOROVIRUS - which, after lots of wasted time in denial, the General Manager eventually acknowledged that it was quite prevalent in the hotel and area at this time of year (thanks for telling us).

Around 20 to 30 guests had two meetings with the General Manager on one particular day who was particularly unhelpful and, even by giving him helpful constructive suggestions to improve hygiene and slow down the problem (eg send out an honest note to guests, clean surfaces, get staff to serve guests with hygiene gloves, ask guests to use antibacterial gel before entering restaurants), the General Manager chose only to say 'what more can I do, what more can I do'. At one point he said if you don't like it then why don't you leave the hotel - a surprisingly Basil Fawlty from Centara Towers moment. It took the Resident Manager to step in and take over as guests were getting particularly frustrated

By listening and acting the Resident Manager reassured the staff and measures were put in place that weren't perfect but helped.

Some guests, including ourselves, wrote to Centara's Head Office and to the best of our knowledge like us no one received even an acknowledgement.

These things happen and its no one's fault - but what you expect is action, reassurance and respect as guests of this level of hotel. They failed.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

we a family of six loved the hotel. found the monkey trail good fun and certainly worked up a appetite. we found luke helpfull and always around. not an office hide away manager by any means. staff all great, and pool staff were not lazy. the list of the days things to do was available for everyone to join in if this wished, but at the end of the day we were staying in a five star hotel not butlins, if people wanted that kind of regimented holiday they picked the wrong hotel. it wasnt the hotel at fault. the speed boat ride to and from the resort was fun as was the wibily wobberly jetty. one of our party tried it in high heals, didnt make it of course.all staff went out of their way to make it enjoyable stay and no request seemed to much. The downside. Luke and his team would not face up to the fact they had a problem within the hotel. guests were given letters saying the sickness etc were down to to much sun.. when guests are going down like flys and staff as well. it was quite obvious it wasnt to much sun. its possible like one person wrote that the virus or whatever it was was brought in by a visitor, however the hotel had a duty of care to nip the problem in the bud and by pretending it didnt exist just prolonged the no of people who got ill. so in this case i do blame the hotel. Each member of our family were ill. the nurse being called to three of us. my partner was told he had a fever. at this point (when i fealt better) i went to to luke and at this point he agreed their was a problem and he said he was very concerned, (so were we) he said he was going to call in a specialist team. we were told by other guests that a meeting had been called between guests and managers. but when we asked staff (the young dutch?german man who worked in the breakfast room) we were told he new nothing of any such meeting. a meeting did go ahead with about 15 guests, but we were not their because we didnt know it was going ahead. our illness lasted 2 or 3 days, however one member of our group was ill on and off for the entire stay. we wrote letters to virgin holidays via pacific world , however on our return to uk virgin had had no notification from either centara hotels or pacific world that their had been a problem. we tried to move hotels but because we were their during the thai new year celerbrations we were unable to move.

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Reviewed April 30, 2010

Alright,
So I've been reading up on all the sickness related news about this hotel, and for those worried about visiting this hotel, I say, double check before booking and worry not!

I think its been bad luck and bad timing for those who suffered.

My husband and I came to Centara Grand in September 2008 for our honeymoon - and it was the best 5 days ever. Granted, we were exhausted so having a hotel tucked away and built into the cove was the idyllic, non-touristy place we needed to just sleep, eat, swim and relax!!
The resort itself is beautiful - amazing views of the sea and cleanliness is key!
Lovely main pool with infinity view.
Food and drinks were delicious but extremely expensive - would recommend hopping onto the complimentary shuttle service that goes at fixed timings to the main shopping/eatery strip off the resort - you must book in advance though as seats are limited! Food off the resort was equally amazing - a fraction of the cost' especially if you're a sea food lover like I am!

Now the way to the hotel is like this:
You get off at Krabi airport and are taken on a good 20-25min drive to this little area where you're offered refreshing drinks and are asked for reservation and passport details.
After this you're taken to a boat which speeds you to the resort, where the reception staff just reconfirm bookings within 10 mins and take you to your room.
As far as the rooms are concerned - we loved it! Booked an ocean facing room which was up a steep hill (didn't make a difference to us).
The room was massive with a separate area for breakfast and a terrace with jacuzzi. The bathroom was equally spacious, toilet was separate.
One tip - beware of monkeys!
Breakfast was varied and yum!
Went to the hotel spa once; and although it was lovely - it was extremely pricey and my husband and I got an equally good, if not better massage in one of the parlours off the resort; on the main shopping strip - at a fraction of the price.
All in all the perfect getaway after months of stress and exhaustion!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

Another comprehensive review from me so be warned!

BOOKING: with Kuoni - impressive service in Bangkok and Krabi. All private transfers - very efficient staff throughout the trip.

AIRLINE: THAI airways - absolutely RUBBISH. The flight from Heathrow to Bangkok approx. 12 hours. No seat back entertainment, one screen at front which we couldn't see and obviously no choice of what you could watch. Cabin crew were lovely but will use Emirates next time. Would NOT recommend unless guaranteed re-furbed plane.

HOTEL ARRIVAL: Got the shuttle boat to resort. Took about 5-10 mins to transfer. I'm not too good with boats but this was fine. Cold flannels and drink waiting upon arrival. Took about 30 mins for room to be ready but that was ok as we were kept informed about the timing.

THE MANAGER - Luke. I agree with other writers Luke may appear efficient and friendly but does not appear to do much - except walk up and down to the jetty on his mobile phone. He doesn't appear to give staff any direction or "manage" them. Except for the obligatory hello on the jetty he appears to avoid customers but given the "virus" (more about this later) he perhaps didn't like to risk being contaminated!

THE JETTY - is ok so long as the sea is not rough. We had no problem upon leaving or going. However, we did see people fall over on the jetty, we did see staff and clients "surfing" on rough days and it is dangerous on these occassions. Other reviews are correct this resort is not good for anyone disabled or with poor mobiity particularly if you want to use the daily boats into Ao Nang. That said this is not the hotels fault. They cannot build a jetty due to the tide and some restrictions placed on them by the national parks authority.

THE BEDROOMS - Stunning! Our bed looked out across onto the mountain and the trees. We couldn't see the sea due to the foliage etc but that really didn't matter waking up to the view was fantastic. Air con really good and effective along with ceiling fans. Balcony really big. Showers and bath area really good. Toilet small and hot (which did matter when you were struck down with the dreaded virus and had to be in there a while!) complimentary coffee etc stocked up daily. Mini bar available but pricey - buy your own!

THE RESTAURANTS AND FOOD - we were bed and breakfast. There was so much to choose from at breakfast which was buffest style. I have to agree tho that screens are needed for the food - the fresh fruit often had little flies on it and the open bowls of yoghurt and boiled eggs, ham, turkey slices etc had bigger flies on them which was off putting. All hot food was covered though and eggs cooked to order.
We did eat lunch at "On the Rocks". Food was good quality although a bit pricey. On average £20 pounds for 2 people which included one sprite and one ginger ale (£3 for a can - be warned!)
Evening Meal - once again really tasty, well presented. Average £50 for 2 with two beers. HOWEVER, similar meal in Ao Nang same taste and quality £15.
DEEP BLU BAR - lovely surroundings, fish tank is really great in the wall and the entrance very grand. No one in it tho!!!!!!

POOL AREA - really lovely pool. We chose to sunbathe in garden area which had natural shade. Loads of beds (but this was perhaps due to half the hotel being ill!). Beds around the pool and on beach front. Buzzers attached on umbrellas for service - so no need to get up! The pool boys i think could have done more around the pool area. The shower was starting to get green from use - they could have cleaned this daily to stop this occuring - as well as some of the other communal areas, e.g. tiles i felt they were quite lazy and should have been managed. Given how hard the other staff work they had an easy life really - they could have even cleaned some rubbish off the beach. One morning at low tide we went for a walk and picked up about three pieces of glass - i handed it to them to dispose of - they said "thanks!" I would expect more from a 5* resort i.e the pool team to take care of the surroundings not just hand you a towel!

PRICES - as all ready said the mark up on drinks is disgraceful. 80 bhats for half a litre of water = £1.50 - in Ao Nang 20bhats = 0.40pence. we used to bulk buy and put it in our fridge. Same with coke and sprite. Perhaps more clients would use the bars etc if the prices were more reasonable.

THE VIRUS - upon arrival we were not told of any problem at the hotel. It was purely by accident that i read the letter on customer services desk. It stated that in the last 24 hours clients had become ill - this was false as other people later informed us they had it the week previous! I do not blame the hotel for the illness but what i do take exception to is the lack of honesty about the virus.
Within 24 hours of arriving both myself and partner had the virus as did everyone else who arrived at the same time in fact nearly everyone arriving had the bug within 24 hours.
Management stated that it was rife in Europe, had been brought in by customers that had ate in Ao Nang,and that it was regional - maybe. We did not hear of anyone at any other hotel having this virus or indeed within the region!
The hotel did provide hand sanitizer at the restaurants and in the loos but this is pretty useless against the norovirus which is what the virus is - it is really virulent and will be there for some time unless they take drastic action and quarantine it or shut it and scrub it down!
Fortunately the virus only lasts around 24 - 48 hours (although really unpleasant and awful when you both have it at the same time!) - we didn't need medication (actually we didn't know it was on offer). As another reviewer stated customers were asked to inform reception if we were ill. We did this and were made to feel like idiots - it did appear that no-one cared and couldn't work out why you were informing them!!!!! (although they did send extra bottles of water to the room).

ATMOSPHERE - none. Although the hotel is really lovely there is no atmosphere at all. The hotel seems to lack a central area where guests can mingle - I am not sure if it was due to the illness that people didn't want to go out in the hotel but there really is no "fun" in this hotel.

ACTIVITIES - ZERO. There is an activity list put up every day but i never saw any. There was no one going round asking if you would like to join in pool pilates, aerobics etc which you would expect and when i went to the pool there was no one there!

GYM - the gym was ok. treadmills x2, cross trainers x2, some dumbells in lbs i think not kg and a couple of other machines. There is a CD player but take your own CD's unless you like the Venga Boys Greatest Hits!

SERVICE - Varied. some staff good, some ok. Nat the waiter at On the Rocks deserves a mention - he was excellent. our room girl was also great.

MAINTENANCE - during our stay we had a blocked toilet and leaking air con. both were reported to reception and within 10 mins maintenance were there. On one occassion it was 23.00. They were excellent and cannot be faulted.

THE STENCH - at certain spots in the grounds there was a really bad smell. the water surrounding the restaurants were stagnant due to the lack of rain - i think this should be addressed as i am sure it is not healthy! Saw on another review about raw sewage but i didn't see any.

THE INFAMOUS MONKEY TRAIL - we chose this option to get into Ao Nang The hotel does not endorse this trail and i don't blame them! You really do need to be fit and able to get up and down the uneven wooden slats (not steps, slats). Take your trainers and change into sandals on the other side. You do end up on the beach and walk along the beach to town. I really liked it - although you couldn't get dressed up and look the same when you got to the other side! you do get hot and sweaty - i took a hand towel to wipe myself down. At night the trail is really well lit but if there is a storm the electrics can sometimes fail! take a torch and do not forget to reapply insect repellant!

THE MONKEYS - these are great. NOT tame. We saw them one day on the monkey trail and one day around 50 - 60 all walked across the beach - it was brill - although they did do a smash and grab of food at the restaurant! You are not guaranteed to see the monkeys but if you do it is a bonus.

INSECTS ETC - nothing in our room. Mozzies outside - yes - but you are staying in a forest! take loads of repellent and you should be relatively ok. i was bitten x4 in two weeks and i used the monkey trail at night!

Ao Nang - two streets full of street sellers etc. Barter and you get bargains for stuff you wouldn't dream of buying at home!!! good fun though. Buying designer handbags and purses a couple of leather shops - i got a jimmy choo bag and purse for a good price!!! just haggle (ok they may not be real but they look and smell real!!)
Loads of sea food restaurants - my favourite was Tanta's - Thai and choice of pizza, spaghetti etc. the Thai food is great though and at about £10 a head for starter and mains great prices.

Trips - must do - hot springs, emerald pool and forest walk and elephant trekking - make sure the elephant place is part of the society for the protection of elephants.

SUMMARY - although i seemed to have whined on about this resort it is in a beautiful location and cannot be faulted for its postion. However, i personally do not think Luke is an effective manager and other staff were more focussed on customer service and satisfaction - i do not know his name but he was a young bloke - German or Dutch - was always around and exceptionally efficient and attentive.

My partner and i both regretted booking this hotel as we did feel (not the hotel fault at all) we would have preferred to have been in Ao Nang to dress up a bit more and eat out without boats or trails - we didn't realise at time of booking how this would effect us.
i wouldn't recommend to a friend as i think that although the location is stunning there are better places to stay that are closer to town and have more effective management.

If you do want a holiday in an isolated place and not to really get out and about this is for you - so long as you take into account the prices in this hotel for food and drink and you will be ill unless they sort the virus out.

Would i go back to Thailand - ABSOLUTELY!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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sutton coldfield
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

We have recently returned to the UK after an interesting trip to Thailand. Red Shirts in Bangkok, Sickness and vomitting bug in Centara and unexpected stop over in Dubai courtesy of the volcanic eruption. Has it put us off - no way.! we has a fantastic stay at the Centara resort and all the descriptions of it are accurate. Yes you have to get wet when exiting the long tail boats, yes the pier moves when the sea is wavy and yes the monkey trail is a bit rickety but thats all part of the fun. Our rooms were both clean and roomy and the view was fantastic. Every morning when you wake up you could gaze staright out at the ocean. the price to be paid - you have to walk up quite a lot of steps but then we knew this before we went.
As for the sickness and vomitting bug I doubt whether this was anything to do with the hotel. When we left the UK on the 1st April hospital wards were being closed to visitors ivo the Nora virus/winter vomitting bug. My wife came down with it for 36 hours in Bangkok, 12 hours after arriving. Myself and my daughter both had exactly the same symptoms but we didnt get it until we were at the Centrara. I heard that 80% of the guests had it at one time. My theory is that we ie. a tourist probably brought the bug in and then in the heat and humidity it rapidly multiples. I agree the management initially said it was sunstroke but i knew this wasnt the case from the start. they appreared to be doing all they could to contain the outbreak and we didnt let 36 hours ruin our holiday.
We have been to Ao Nang/Krabi area twice and this is definately one of the best hotels in the area - dont be put off going.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

we had a spa deluxe with ocean view and its worth paying for the club benefits too as very good value especially as drinks are free every evening and you alos get lunch and afternoon tea and canapes etc.
Getting to town is easy by free boat or walking over the path but dont have food with you or the monkeys will attack!When we were there a tummy bug had hit the whole area we had dinner at the Sheraton and everyone there had had it too .Centara nurse was excellent and dispensed free pills which cleared up the symptoms within hours so did not spoil out holiday

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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essex
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Reviewed April 28, 2010

Having just returned from the Centara in Krabi, I feel i need to write a review after reading the recent comments on this hotel.
Please ignore all negative comments!! This hotel was absolutely amazing.
On arrival, we were greeted by Luke the resort manager and other staff. Our luggage was transported directly to our rooms from the speed boat by the porters. The jetty was nothing to worry about; whilst being slightly wobbly, it was at the same time very amusing and certainly different!
We were guided to the library area where we were each given a cold flannel and a refreshing complementary drink (which was much needed after lots of travelling and the intense heat!!) The check in process was very well organised and we were soon escorted to our room. It was a fair trek to our room, as we had booked a deluxe ocean view and it was located at the top of a steep hill, however this didn't bother us too much and there is always the option of getting a buggy up to the room.
Our room was #1114 and it was amazing. We couldn't believe the size of the balcony, let alone the room itself! All little touches that you would expect in a 5 star accommodation were there such as toiletries, hair dryer, coffee making facilities and mini bar. The view from our room was stunning, we believe this was one of the better rooms as our view was completely uninterrupted by trees and buildings.
The resort itself was of a very high standard and cannot be faulted in my opinion. It was very clean; hand santitizers were available everywhere! the pools were brilliant, they were never over crowded - in fact my boyfriend and i often found ourselves the only ones in the pool. The gardens were well kept and were very beautiful. We only used two restaurants during the 10 days - the lotus court and on the rocks; both were top class. We also used the Blu Bar once, once again brilliant.
My only concern was the price of food and drinks on the resort. It was rather expensive but you do get what you pay for. You could eat for a fraction of the price in Ao Nang, but i guarantee it won't be to the standards of the hotel. After all it is 5 star hotel and it is convenient to stay on site too.
We visited Ao Nang a few times. I would advise anyone to buy drinks & snacks from the supermarket and keep them in the fridge at the hotel - this will save lots of money!!
Ao Nang was very busy with lots of shops and restaurants. Never offer the asking price for gifts etc at the shops & stalls. You will easily get the price lowered by half!
We opted to use the monkey trail whenever going to Ao Nang, which was hard work! It was manageable but be warned it is dangerous and i would not reccommend children to take this route. We managed to get to and from Ao Nang in approx 10-15 minutes.
The staff on the resort were the best i have ever come across. From the porters to the reception staff to the management, i cannot say i have come across a team of more helpful and friendly people. Luke was an excellent manager, who made us feel very welcome and couldn't go further out of his way to ensure we had a nice stay.
...As mentioned in previous reviews, there was a virus issue which seemed to spread throughout the resort. Unfortunately ourselves and the majority of people we spoke to had caught the sickness and diarrea bug. It lasted no more that 48 hours and with assistance from the nurse, who gave us free antibiotics we were better and ready to enjoy the rest of our holiday. I do not blame the hotel at all for this bug, it was just an unfortunate problem which could have happened anywhere. It was not food poisoning as we had not eaten at the hotel by this time, and hygiene was definitely not an issue. The hotel dealt with it very proffesionally and it looked as though the problem was disappearing by the end of our stay.
Overall i have to say that this hotel is a dream and i couldn't have wished for more. I would definitely reccommend the elephant trekking at nosey parkers and a trip to the phi phi islands. I hope this review has enlightened any negative doubts that anyone may have had after reading previous bad reviews. And to anyone about to visit the Centara Hotel in Krabi, i wish you a brilliant time and am very jealous of you!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
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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
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#1 Spa Hotel in Ao Nang
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
#3 Family Hotel in Ao Nang
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ao Nang
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ao Nang
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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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