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Centara Villas Phuket
Ranked #31 of 132 Hotels in Karon
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I have just returned from a stay at Centara Cliff Villa Resort in Karon which was a fabulous experience. The location is perfect, away from the hustle bustle of Karon. The staff, the spa and the restaurant breakfast and dinner gets 10 out of 10, it really was a beautiful experience. The hotel is for people that is looking for peace and quiet and good service.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We've just returned from our second stay at the Centara Villas Karon, and I'm just as impressed as the first time. This time we holidayed with another couple (in laws) who had also previously stayed here at our recommendation

For us the Centara offers the perfect combination of privacy, seclusion & resort ammenties. For sure it doesn't have a gym, tennis court rah rah rah. But it does have an atmosphere you can't get staying in a normal high rise hotel.

Although the price of the food at the resturant for evening meals is more expensive than (some) places in town, the quality is outstandingly consistant, both Western & Thai. They have happy hour at the pool bar from 4-5pm & main bar at the resturant from 6-7pm.

The grounds are all rainforest and immaculately kept, anything else wouldn't be in keeping with the style of villas. Don't get me wrong, there are steps - and a lot of them, but what else would you do if not walk around and enjoy where you are staying. For us, this was an added element of pleasure. The pools are beautiful, with a waterfall following the natural contour of the hill to connect the 2 both over looking the ocean.

The rooms are fantastically roomy - each with their own private balcony. We have enjoyed this on both occasions - having an outdoor space. The bathrooms are amazing. Rain head shower head and a huge shower recess under natural light skylights. The beds are on the hard side, but the pillows are great. We found we slept better on our resent stay compared to our first, I'm not sure if the beds had changed or we just knew what to expect.

One new thing they have, which they needed was internet access. Wifi in the resturants & pool area and broadband via LAN in the rooms. It cost us 500bt for 7 days - unlimited, this worked out well for us.

We loved the walk track down to the beach, and would walk that in the evenings and tuk tuk home after a meal/shopping. We also ultilised the free shuttle into Patong into Patong, although its best to ring half an hour before and just confirm so there's room, it fills up pretty quick. Tuk Tuk from Karon to Villas - 200bht, Patong to Villas 300bht. If you miss the shuttle to town,walk up to the road and either get them to flag you a tuk tuk/taxi or flag one yourself, they'll stop for you. Hiring a taxi through reception will cost you an average extra 100bht

The staff, oh the staff! They are wonderful! Absolutely all of them. Most of them were the same ones we had in 2009. They are beautiful & friendly- true Thai's. They have a pretty good understanding of English and what they don't get, they truely try to.

We can't wait to come back to Phuket, and we'll definately stay again at the Centara Villas. I would recommend for couples, single and friends. We travelled with another couple found the layout perfect. We only really appriciated this hotel the on the second visit and after seeing the other hotels in the area and what they offered compared to the villas.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

My husband & I went to Thailand for our honeymoon and this was the place we stayed in at Phuket.Away from the highly commercialized Patong beach,this resort is located at Karon from where you can conviniently cover most of Phuket.The food at Centara is delicious,the villas are beautiful allowing you great privacy and beautiful view of the sea.But I want to make a special mention about the staff, each one of whom is highly efficient,most of them speak decent enough English and those few who don't don't let it come in the way of getting you whatever it is that you are looking for.We were very impressed and touched by the level of service provided by some of them.We never went to the resort beach so can't comment on it though it has one.I had read about mosquito problems in TripAdvisor reviews but don't know if it was the weather(March 7 to 10) or what but we didn't face it much,had carried repellent along anyway.Highly reccommend renting a scooter the first day you get there,taxis can work out slightly expensive and it's more fun on the bike...also you will discover places which are not on the tourist map but will take your breath away.

Room Tip: Each room is an independent unit,full privacy.We stayed in a sea view room.I think all the rooms are...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

This place is the best place iv stayed. We stayed at two hotels during our hunnymoon both in Koran & this one was by far the best it was also the cheaper of the two. Centrara villas staff are amazing very kind, nice & never out to rip you off. The other hotel we stayed we were harassed by staff to buy stuff from them at centra villas you get the 5 star treatment & are treated like people not a cash machine. The staff are incredibly helpful & the took took & bus driver are the nicest people. We went n a free city tour ran by them & loved it. The food, location, facilities all fantastic, not one complaint. The hill helped to burn off the 2 for one cocktails during happy hour so no problems there. It is your own tropical retreat, if your on a hunnymoon stay here you will not regret it. Waiking up to the smell of the rain forest not pollution is amazing. Based only on centra villas we will be back next year, as this hotel should be a 5 star & the other one we stayed cost more but was at 3 star standard.. Will never stay anywhere else again whilst in Thailand :) thank you for the hunnymoon of our dreams

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We booked this hotel based mainly on the wonderful reviews.

We arrivd very late as our flight landed in Phuket International Airport at midnight. The shuttle driver could not find the place. That should have been our first clue. There was one person at the reception at the time that did not speak very good English, and we were surprised to find out that we need to take the "mini car" to get to our room. Since we were travelling with another couple, they took them first and we were left waiting at 2 AM. Finally after about 15 minutes the mini car arrived to take us to our room. He was driving on very steep and narrow roads until we got to our villa. Then another surprise - 24 steps to get to the villa itself. The room was nice, but nothing special and it was quite small. The bathroom does not have AC. When we got up in the morning in time to catch breakfast we discovered that we have to take that mini car everywhere we want to go WITHIN the resort. What a pain. The breakfast buffet was OK, but nothing special.
The people at the reception during the day do not speak very good English either.
This place is totally isolated. To go to the beach in Karon you have to take a foot path for about 15 minutes and on the way back you have to climb and climb unless you manage to summon the mini car from the lower bar area. They have a shuttle to take you to Patong 3 times a day, but it is only one way. A taxi from Patong to the hotel is about 300 THB.
There is no free Wi-Fi like in any other hotels in Thailand we stayed at. You have to pay extra for internet access. We did not even bother.

After taking the shuttle to Patong, we decided to cut short our stay at the Villas and move to a hotel that is more accessible. They were nice about approving our early departure and even letting us take their shuttle to Patong with all our luggage. We had a really good experience with a manager called Apple.

In summary - if you are on your honeymoon, you are young and don't mind climbing in the stifling heat - this place is for you.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Evasion53, General Manager at Centara Villas Phuket, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear Guests,

We appreciate your review, but please do not blame the resort for the wrong choice you made.
We believe there is sufficient information available on travel websites and travel blogs including this one for our guests to select the right hotel based on their preferences.
On another note, Karon beach is only five minute walk away from the lower pool.
Thank you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

After reading a lot of this hotel, we decided to choose Villas (got also a good deal of 120€/night) where we spent 5 nights in February. It was quite difficult to find issues of the hotel which I would like to improve. Everything went smoothly and the expectations we had were mostly fulfilled.

Firstly, we found the location almost perfect. What comes to the steepness of the hill... We didn't even notice it. Climbing up some steps a day was just good training. Between Patong and Karon you could always choose where you wanted to spend time and hotel offered a free ride few times a day to both of them. We often chose to walk to Karon beach on the morning, cause it is a long beautiful beach suitable for jogging. One day we took the hotel's ride to Patong and rent a motorbike for a couple of days and exploring the Phuket island was more than easy and more than fun. When I returned the bike, I did walk back to the hotel and it took less than 30 minutes.

About the hotel... the room was very nice and large enough, even though it was the cheapest one. There was a small aquarium for instance! The view from the balcony was stunning, almost as nice as it was at breakfast terrace. Nothing to complain about the room - our room seemed to be renovated lately, specially the bathroom was great. About the TV I can't say anything because we didn't switch it even once on...

Breakfast was as good as it had to be and various enough. Omelette man and a chance to brew your own morning coffee was nice. Thumbs up for this. And for the lovely frogs at the pool as well. We loved to visit the pool fancying those little but noisy friends.

The minus points come from the misunderstandings of the staff. Some of them spoke fluent English, but if you happened to ask anything, the answers were sometimes funny so to say. Of course they were helpful and did their best, but the lack of English skills was something that made us cry and laugh at the same time. And typical Thai style, they never could admit they had misunderstood. For example when we checked out we told the receptionists that we had filled the feedback questionnaire but we unfortunately left it in the room. They nodded and repeated what we had told. It just took one minute and one of them came to me and asked if I had time to fill the questionnaire...... =P

All in all, lovely hotel, where we had perfect time to relax. Quite far from Patong's night life which in my opinion was nice. Highly recommend, because of Villas is somehow fresh and different hotel. We stayed few more nights in another hotel at Kata beach with a big swimming pool which we thought was a great mix of a successful holiday.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Centara Villas Phuket
Address: 701 Patak Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Formerly Central Karon Village)
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#21 Spa Hotel in Karon
#24 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#28 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#32 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Centara Villas Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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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