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Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

Wirral, United...
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Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

We arrive in Karon on 6/11/17 and are staying at the Centara Karaon resort! We have Read mix reports regarding the baht bonanza, exactly what times of the day can you NOT use this?

What is the current Baht rate to the £ in resort? Currently I can get 42.07.

How much roughly for a taxi from Karon to Pattong/Kata beach.

Thanks

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Motherwell, United...
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1. Re: Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

Use this site for the latest exchange rates in Thailand https://daytodaydata.net

We've used the baht bonanza in a few Centara hotels and never had time restrictions on it. Remember that you lose what you don't use though.

Taxi costs I don't know. It's Phuket so whatever the taxi mafia charges !!

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Baht bonanza, restrictions are on some activities and not to be used for happy hour.

I think it depends on how many people are using it, how long you are staying for, what you are using it for....I have stayed at Centara Karon twice, being 2 adults, 5 children. We used it the first time, stayed 14 nights and had baht leftover, we used it for drinks by the pool (back then you could use it for happy hour) and lunches. This time around in July we were happy to not take up the offer, for our family it was cheaper to purchase our lunches, drinks and massages outside the resort.

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We recently stayed at centara Karon and also were not sure whether to take that deal so glad we did not as there are so many other places to eat and drink outside hotel.

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4. Re: Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

Sounds like a gimmick.

Bedford, United...
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5. Re: Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

Of course they want you to spend your money in their hotel

Berry, Australia
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6. Re: Centara Karon - baht bonanza! Plus...

It is not a gimmick, it is a great program, especially for those with kids.

We stayed 14 nights, deposited about $1000, received a bonus $700 credit.

By doing that, everything at the hotel effectively became a similar price to items outside the hotel.

It meant we could have 1-2 massages/treatments everyday in luxury, kids could get ice creams/kids club activities/snacks etc without the need to carry cash around the resort etc.

At the end of the stay, we still had about $100 left in the account when we went to check out. They advised that there is no refund on leftover amounts, and they proceeded to offer us anything we wnated from their gift shop/mini bar etc to use the amount. We ended up getting about 4x1litre bottles of alchol, meaqning we did not then need to buy any duty free.

It is not for everyone, but for families and people that prefer to mostly spend their holidays within the resort (and there are many people that do not venture out too much) it is great.

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