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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

396-396/1 Moo 2 Amphur Muang, Krabi Town 81180 Thailand
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Hidden away in secluded Pai Plong Bay and a luxuriant national park, this beachfront resort is a tropical paradise. The resort features generously-sized rooms and private villas (72-399 sqm.) with the option of garden or ocean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi, or a plunge pool. Designed in modern Thai style, with high ceilings, 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: a spa, Thai, Japanese, and International restaurants, water sports (kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding), 2 swimming pools, 2 kids clubs. 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.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Mohammed R wrote a review Feb 2024
10 contributions7 helpful votes
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The resort is in a secluded cove accessible only by boat, or by trekking across a hazardous wooden trail through the mountain. The hotel has its own beach which is lovely, and the sunsets are beautiful. However, being quite remote you don’t have easy access to town, which can be a positive or negative depending on what you’re looking for. The resort looks a bit tired and dated, with limited WiFi and old TV in the rooms with a handful of Thai channels, along with a few news channels. You cannot access any smart features as it’s not connected to internet. The hotel provide 4 bottles of complimentary water in your room each day (2 in fridge & 2 on countertop). On the first day we arrived we went to town and stocked up on some snacks and drinks. I noticed the next day the hotel only gave 2 bottles of water in our room, which I put down to a mistake. But when it happened again the day after I had to raise the issue with them. I assume the housekeeping didn’t put any water in the fridge as we had some of our own drinks in there, but I don’t understand why they didn’t leave it on the countertop where there was plenty of space. The cynic in me feels this is so they can sell you more water at their highly inflated prices, which are 3-4x the rates you’d pay in bars/restaurants in town. The other annoying thing is they have a notice on the water bottles in your room warning that the glass bottles are not to be taken down to the pool for “safety reasons”. However, they’re very happy to sell you drinks in glasses around the pool(!). Staff also seemed miserable and looked like they didn’t want to be there (with a handful of exceptions). When I’m paying this kind of money to stay at a luxury resort, I expect better. If you’re looking for the best resort in town, Centara Grand Beach Krabi is not it. I would try Amari next time.
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and we highly appreciated your kind understanding. Please rest assured that we have taken your recommendations into consideration for further improvement. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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sanyakbajaj wrote a review Feb 2024
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Sorry to mention it, stop using previous days food in your hotel It can jeopardize the health of guests The rooms could be bigger instead of outside sitting area with tons of furniture plus beach viewing area has no use when you are a beachfront resort
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and we highly appreciated your kind understanding. Please rest assured that we have taken your recommendations into consideration for further improvement. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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christelwit41 wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Staff member walked in the room while both my partner and I were fully naked no insident report was made and when raised to the manager we recieved an apology but no compensationmade for this. We were both left behind by the shuttle boat (us and 4 more guests) as they over booked and preferred to take check in clients instead so rude, entitled and no communication at all of what was happening or why were we being left behind, my partner got pushed away by staff members and we we td to return to the pier although we were already walking towards the boat, in compensation of this we had 1 courtesy ticket for PhiPhi Island and and 1 5am shuttle boat. The shuttle boat was at the same time in compensation to the missleading information about the resort having vompimentary boats and no advising it only coverded from 6am onwards, we already had to pay for our own boat to take us into the resort and now we were asked for $1500bht to pay for a boat on the way out. Spa was so dirty it was obvious it wasn't cleaned from the previous guests, we had to ask the cleaning crew to please wash it as it was so dirty. Last day we got given 1 broken and 1 shredded towels after doing housekeeping it felt as if we were staying at a hostel, dirty room. Birthday cake arrived 45minutes late. This sums up a terrible stay without even mentioning the disbelief of having had someone walking in our room while both of us were naked and this was not raised up or followed up by an incident report or a formal compensation. Both of have travelled so many countries around the world over many years and this, unfortunately has been our worse experience by far. Only about the being left behind by the boat incident the manager agreed on sorting our transport for the resort to the airport (boat shuttle and car transport) as well as 1 ticket for phiphi islands, however in the next day he backtracked and took away his offer by saying the resort would only cover the shuttle boat to the pier and the 1 ticket to phiphi Island but we had to cover our transport to the airport. The incident about the staff walking in the room while we were naked was not taken as a serious incident at all and all we received was a I'm sorry that happened, no further action or compensation was taken. Very disappointing. We stayed at one of the most expensive rooms available, sadly the only perks of the stay was the view. The resort alone would've been a pretty average experience.
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and we highly appreciated your kind understanding. Please rest assured that we have taken your recommendations into consideration for further improvement. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Meryl W wrote a review Feb 2024
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The Centara grand was the 3rd stop for us of our honeymoon through Thailand. To say this hotel was a disappointment, is an understatement. Our travel agent made it clear to us that it would be the least expensive of our trip, and the reviews on TripAdvisor made it clear that there were many flaws. We wish we had listened to these reviews and recommendations! If you are planning to stay here for your honeymoon, DON’T. If you are handicapped or have difficulty walking, DON’T. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with attentive staff, DON’T! We took a speed boat taxi from the pier to the hotel, which is about 15 minutes. This is the only option for traveling from the hotel, besides for the Monkey trail. The staff did not greet us upon disembarkment from the taxi boat- we all followed one another into a HOT and unairconditioned room, where we were checked in. Our room was not ready for 2-3 hours from this time, but no staff communicated this to us. We had to find our luggage in the storage room, again with no help from staff. The idea of the hotel is cool, nestled in the jungle trees with monkeys nearby, but it is very inconvenient. As mentioned, the taxi boat is one option to get to Ao Nang beach/town, or the monkey trail. The monkey trail is not sturdy, and is steep and difficult to walk on. The hotel requires you reserve the taxi boat, which is difficult to make plans around and one night they didn’t have our reservation and gave us a difficult time. Our travel agent set up a surprise romantic dinner on the beach, that the staff failed to mention to us until after the dinner would have happened. They rescheduled the dinner for us the next night, the canopy was not set up at the time of the reservation, the staff member they set us up with did not speak English, and did not review the menu with us, which made the experience less than ideal. We went out of our way to find full day plans to not be at the pool that was swarmed with young kids. The hotel felt like an all inclusive resort based off of the clientele that was there- young families and young 20 something year olds on what seemed to be spring break. If we could go back in time, we would NOT have stayed at the Centara and probably would have skipped Krabi all together.
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Dear Merylw, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and we highly appreciated your kind understanding. Please rest assured that we have taken your recommendations into consideration for further improvement. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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James B wrote a review Feb 2024
Nanaimo, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
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I would recommend and I would stay again. It is expensive to eat here, main meal average 350 to 500 Baht per person with tax and Service charge on top. Meals are excellent quality. So higher price for better quality. Larger portions. My wife and I shared the Japanese dinner at 2,300 the show was excellent. This hotel was built in 2006 and is starting to show some wear. The towels were thread bare. Great hot water Clean Staff are very friendly Front desk is excellent Very quiet not a resort with load music. Massages are expensive 2,000 and up for 1.5 hours but the massage was excellent Kayaks need improvement, you can rent in town cheaper and superior quality with seats. Monkey trail is fun 15 to 20 min but not for people with mobility issues They are repairing the trail so should be better When busy there are bottle necks at the step stairs. This is a boat access only resort so pre book the free 12 min shuttle beside ferry terminal
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Michaela W wrote a review Feb 2024
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
The hotel is located in a beautiful bay with a private beach. Other tourists can visit the beach by climbing over the "monkey trail" - the beach was however not crowded by outside visitors. The staff is very friendly and helpful in case of questions. We had some stairs to climb to our room which might cause problems for people with certain disabilities.
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Dear Michaela, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Katharine C wrote a review Feb 2024
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Comfortable beds, great staff, beautiful resort on its own private island. Excellent meals. Gorgeous views of the sunset. Only thing that was a bit frustrating was getting to and from the island, but it is a private island, of course. A good resort for families, but a lot of couples there, too.
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Dear Katherine, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Reedie176 wrote a review Feb 2024
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I have stayed at this hotel some years ago and it is still a lovely hotel in a beautiful position. However, the guest bedrooms could do with some refurbishment as they are beginning to look a little tired.
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Dear Valued Guests, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Mariusz B wrote a review Feb 2024
Warsaw, Poland7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Amazing place for rest. Very friendly staff tamhat help You with all things You need to do or have. Food, drinks and facilities are very nice and in good condition. The only thing hotel staff has to look after is the bad habbit of putting towels to reserve sundeds. It didint make any problems to find one but it looks finny and totally amazing that in such hotel people still do such things.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Remeber its a lagoon hotel so Yiu need to get to it by boat. And You cannot go back after 23:00....
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Dear Mariusz, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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386mariusz wrote a review Feb 2024
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Amazing hotel. Wonderfull Pool Oceanview apartament. Amazing experience. The service is nice and outstanding. All You need is here. All You need can be done. Food is great. Only one thing must be changed the bad habbit to reserve sunbeds. Its really 21st century and some guest behave like in early 20’s :)
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us. Your positive highlight to the team members is highly appreciated. We will happily share your kind comments with our teams. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again for a more delightful experience. Sincerely yours, Sathish Narayanan Resident Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Which popular attractions are close to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Nearby attractions include De' MARCO Fashions-Tailor Krabi Aonang (0.7 miles), Boss Tailor Krabi (0.7 miles), and A.K Fashion (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Conveniently located restaurants include CRU Kitchen & Bar, KAZE' Japanese Restaurant, and Tandoori Night's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi have airport transportation?
Yes, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.