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Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Ranked #17 of 131 Hotels in Karon
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic! We loved every minute of our stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

We have just returned from a 3 week stay at the centara, love, love, love everything about it, and can't wait to head back next year! All staff are very friendly,

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Michelleisaac
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, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 22 June 2012
Sawasdee Michelleisaac,
Thanks for your comments, cant wait to welcome you back soon!
Darren
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

This was our first time to Phuket, however second time in Thailand (4 adults in party). I chose Phuket because of the opportunity to do the Phi Phi Islands which is an absolute must if you go to Phuket! The boat trip was absolutely fantastic and even though we were early in the Monsoon season we managed to do the trip on the speed boat which I would highly recommend. The day was perfect, and the weather matched! Be warned though, June to October is Monsoon, and there is a risk of heavy rain - we had 2 continuous days of rain and wind, which was a shame as we were only in our first week of the holiday however it did pick up and became very sunny! We chose the Centara Karon as it had been highly recommended when looking at Phuket, and we were not disappointed. Staff were extremely friendly, the room cleaned to a high standard, and the grounds of the hotel maintained to a very high standard. Breakfast is lovely, lots to choose from, cooked, cereal, fruits etc, and pleasant area to eat in! We had the Terrace Ocean View room in the main tower, which was great and the Terraces Pool was fairly quiet during the day. The location was fantastic, although the bars and restaurants were just around the corner, the location of the hotel still made it quiet in the evening. The beach is only 10 minute walk away, however we have just come back from a 2 week break, and you could not get in the sea for a proper swim, very rough current and a little windy on a cloudy day, so if you want calm sea waters, June is not the time to go! Food and drink you can make as cheap or as expensive as you want, there are a mixture of restaurants catering for all food tastes. Karon has a couple of "louder" bars and you can pick and choose how you wish to spend the evening, Kata Beach is only a short Tuk Tuk ride, approx 100 baht, again mixture of restaurants and bars. Patong beach is only 15 minutes away by TukTuk, approx 300-400 baht! This is much more like Pattaya (went there 11 years ago), more bars, shopping mall, a wider mixture restaurants, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Italian etc, and of course the Ping Pong Bars!!! It has a real buzz about it in the evening! The Thai people are some of the nicest in the world I think, and Phuket Island and what it has to offer is one of the nicest places I have visited and I would like to say I am well travelled. Centara Karon and Centara as a Hotel group I would highly recommend and we are thinking of using Centara on our next Far East adventure!

Room Tip: We had the Ocean View Terrace Room in the tower, and the pool at the back mainly catered for adults...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Samantha B
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Sawsdee SamanthaB,
Thanks for writing such as comprehensive review!
Im pleased we welcome you back on your next Far East Adventure!
Safe Travels
Darren
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

This was our first visit to Thailand and our first resort holiday and I must say that we were very impressed with the Centara Karon resort. The rooms were nicely finished and cleaned spotless every day. Although we were there during the off season and did not get to experiance all the resturants the ones we did were of a good standard, with options for all tastes including good Thai food. The included buffet breakfast was awesome.
The part we enjoyed the most about Centara Karon was the friendly helpful staff. Even though we lucked out with the weather with it raining non stop for 4 days it was hard to feel bad when every time you saw a staff member you were greeted with a "say wat dee" (hello) and a smile that felt genuine.
Overall we had a great time and would definitely recommend the Centara Karon resort.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark F
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Sawasdee Mark B,
Thanks for taking the time to provide comment. Im pleased to read you thought our "buffet breakfast was awesome" and "rooms were nicely finished and cleaned spotless every day". It was a pity to have so much rain over those few days but so glad you enjoyed anyway.
re Restaurant Closure, I assume you are referring to some restaurants in town as our resorts restaurants are open. Whilst it is off season we are running at high occupancy.
Safe Travels and hope to see you again!
regards
Darren
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012 via mobile

I am still coming to terms with the fact that I am not in Thailand anymore.
Centara Karon staff are beautiful people on all levels from reception, pool caretakers, hospitatilty staff, house keepers right across to the security guard who made me feel like royalty with his salut and greetings as my partner and I walked by (checky smile was just the icing on the cake).

On this trip we again had an awesome time with the Centara team - the highlight has to be taking part in tak bat.
For a person very new to the culture surrounding monks the staff made both my partner and I feel involved and relaxed as we made our offering of food.
The blessing returned from the monks was humbling and special.
I highly recommend this.

Unfortunately the weather towards the end of our stay was not great - but those ample smiles from all the team at centara certainly did not let the rain dampen the days.

Stayed in the tower this time - housekeeping was awesome and no different in service experienced at tropicana last year, even down to turn down service, yes the rooms are slightly more tired but we could see renovations and tidy ups were underway.

Thanks again Centara team - look forward to being back next year!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ACJMc
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Sawasdee ACJMc,
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. Fantastic to read "Centara Karon staff are beautiful people on all levels......" and also thank you for your comments on Takbat. We have adjusted the time with the Monks to visit our resort at 7.30am each Friday so hopefully more guests can experience this. Its just a small introduction for our guests into Buddhism and Thai life. true, it was a pity to have so much rain for those few days but congratulations to you both for having a great time regardless!
Safe Travels and I hope we can welcome you back again in 2013!
Darren
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

This was my families first visit to Phuket and with 2 small children under 4 yrs we wanted to make sure that where we stayed would not only be safe, clean and most importantly fun for them and us. The Centara Karon was all this plus more. With a very warm and friendly welcome, they promptly upgraded us as our room was not ready and we had arrived early . All of the staff from front desk to bell boys and housekeeping were always friendly willing to help and always offered us the best travel advice and where to sight see around Phuket..
The resort facilities were fantastic and with 3 awesome pools to choose from , one with 2 water slides and in pool bars who could complain.
The buffet breakfast was the most tastiest, freshly cooked and prepared buffet that my family has ever had. You had all your main facilities in the resort and great baby sitting facility also. The restaurants in the resort were also great with fresh and tasty food. Having the option of a personal driver for the day from the resort was something that we loved and found to be of great assurance. I would definately recommend this resort to anyone traveling to Phuket. Cant wait to see you all again next year.

Room Tip: Rooms near the Lagoon pool area are amazing and in a quiet area of the resort.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank marisa m
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Management77, General Manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Sawasdee marisa m,
Thank you for your review, It was a pleasure to read such nice comments and our team members will really appreciate your feedback.
I hope we can welcome you back soon.
regards
Darren
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Additional Information about Centara Karon Resort Phuket

Property: Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Address: 502/3 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Beach Resort)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Karon
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#10 Spa Hotel in Karon
#15 Family Hotel in Karon
#16 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#18 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,019 - ₹ 8,184
Hotel Class:4 star — Centara Karon Resort Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 335
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