If I was going to stay in Patong I would pick the holiday Inn. It has a great reputation and location. I prefer to stay out of Patong so I would go for centara. I hear it is fantastic for kids.
Always Karon. We love the hustle of Patong but love it even more when we get a tuk tuk back to Karon. Karon offers an easier pace and the shopping is maybe not as broad but find the markets and you will get good prices , as long as yu barter. The beach at Karon hasnt the activities that Patong has but then it has a safer feeling. Patong is only a 12-15 minute ride away but Karon is more serene. If that is possible in Thailand. Oh 2014 is our 5th visit to Karon. Hope this helps.
Centara Grand resort right on the beach has superb family facilities, yes it is a bit away from busy part of Karon but the absolute beachfront location plus facilities a great choice
Thanks for all your info.Really appreciate it.Looks like Karon might be better suited for us.Any other suggestions for good resorts,walking distance to shops and very close or on beach??
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