After a business trip in Bangkok, my family and I went to Centara Villas for a few days and it exceeded ALL our expectations. We rented 2 bungelows and they were next door to each other.The property is on the top of a hill overlooking the Adaman Sea. The rooms are not fancy and they have a bungelow/cottage feel to them. They are on an inclining hill and you can either walk on the main road or take the interconnecting paved pathways that go up and down the hill to get to the restaurant and hotel lobby. I would describe the rooms as very nice, extremely comfortable and you have the feeling of exoticism due to the decor and the amazing views. There is a huge front porch directly outside of your front door, with lush trees and, again, amazing views. The rooms have airconditioning, ceiling fan, mosquito nets (which are not needed if you are running the air at night), tea/coffee pot, TV, large bathroom with a walk in shower and a comfortable bed. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and you can walk down to the beach. The walk to the beach is cumbersome because it is not paved, so be careful. The most amazing thing about this hotel is the SPA. We went every day we were there and got everything from a Thai massage to a deep tissue to a Sweedish massage. The prices are very reasonable ($100 for 2 people!) and you can see and hear the ocean waves crashing up against the rocks and hill from your message room. The whole experience is just amazing and nothing like I have ever experienced prior. We arranged for transportation through the hotel for all our travel needs and it was reasonable and reliable. The restaurant at the hotel is also good; however, I would recommend taking a taxi or tut tut into Phuket and experiencing the restaurants there. You can inform your taxi driver what time you would like to return to the hotel and they will come back and get you. REally great service! I had a taxi driver take me to go pet the baby elephants at this place down the road from the hotel. He waited on me to finish petting and feeding them; again, great service. The hotel is approx 7-10 minutes from downtown Phuket by taxi or tut tut. Karon beach (the beach directly below the hotel) is much nicer than the beach in Phuket, so I would not recommend going into Phuket just for the beach. Phuket is good for eating Thai and Seafood and that is it. The shopping is nothing to brag about! (not very good deals). I recommend Centara Villas and will definitely stay there again. Advice: if you have difficulty walking up and down steep inclines this may not be the place for you. However, they do have a golf cart type vehicle that can transport you to and from the hotel lobby and adjacent restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in lush tropical greenery and overlooking Karon Beach and the Andaman Sea, the four-star Centara Villas Phuket is a romantic hideaway located steps away from the sweeping expanse of Phuket’s Karon Beach. Each romantic, private villa, nestled within its own screen of green, directly faces the sea from a dramatic inclined perch, ensuring that views are endless and the quiet all-pervading. The minimum villa size is a generous 46 square metres and some come with the option of a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi. The large two-tiered swimming pool, with its fabulous ocean views and shady spots, is the epicentre of relaxation. For another form of relaxation, Spa Cenvaree is a refuge for the senses offering a choice of therapeutic treatments including traditional Ayurvedic methods and Thai foot and body massages. The resort also offers hands-on Thai cooking classes, and two restaurants and a bar that boast sublime ocean views. For those who wish to venture out of its oasis of serenity and tranquillity, the tour information desk will be delighted to arrange activities such as island-hopping, bungee jumping, and family treks. For a change of pace, a complimentary scheduled shuttle service connects the resort with the fabled nightspots of Patong and Karon. Centara Villas Phuket is just one hour's drive away from Phuket International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centara Hotel Phuket
- Centara Resort Phuket
- Centara Villas Phuket Karon