We spent 10 fantastic days here and I would recommend it to anyone! So thank you to everyone at Centara Villas. It was our 50th birthdays (5 days apart) and we were given cakes, Birthday cards and a bottle of bubbly! A real nice touch. I think I’ll start by commenting a few negative comments posted when I looked at booking the Hotel. The breakfasts were excellent, plenty of choice, fully stocked, have no worries about them. There has been a recent change of management I believe and Pok, the Restaurant and Bar Manager, was exemplary! He always chatted to all guests, made you feel very welcome and went out of his way to help in any way he could. He has got his team working efficiently, attentively and always with a smile. Their level of service was excellent. A special mention must go to two young trainee boys that my wife took a shine to, Vee & Nan. They worked tirelessly, always smiling! Centara, you should make sure you employ these two!
The second point are the stairs. You can’t have great views on the side of a cliff without having to walk up some stairs! Those with Villas lower down near the pools just need to call for a tuk tuk to take you up to reception and the restaurant, walking down is no real issue.
We stayed in Villa 102 which was near to the reception and restaurant, which was an advantage as you had no steps to negotiate to get to the breakfast etc but you had to walk down to the pools! The room had fantastic views, was always cleaned to a high standard and the air-con worked, probably too well as it got too cold at times!! The bed was lovely and firm. The whole room was a great size and just great.
The restaurant and bar has marvellous views, having breakfast over-looking Karon Bay and beach it just so relaxing! It’s just the same for Dinner. We had four wonderful meals here. Barbeque nights on Thursdays are great, plenty of selection and eat as much as you like! Well worth it. I did find the wine a touch pricey though.
The Hotel is conveniently situated, not far from Karon, a few minutes (200 Baht taxi / tuk-tuk) and just a bit further in the other direction is Patong (300 Baht). Therefore you can enjoy the liveliness of both towns then come back to the tranquillity of Centara Villas.
All the staff were just fantastic and like some other reviews, a special mention must to go Thong. He’s a really nice man, helpful and genuine.
So to wrap up this review, don’t have any worries about booking Centara Villas in Karon. We would go back and I think that says it all.
Tip – to get free internet in your room if you are not in one of the Pool Villas (by the way, a Pool Villa may be nice but the do you really need one when there are 2 pools?!) just join up to Centara’s The 1 Card / membership. It’s free! Then tell them your membership number and they will put it in your room. It has good speed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in lush tropical greenery and overlooking the Andaman Sea, Centara Villas Phuket is a romantic hideaway located steps away from Karon Beach. Each private villa, nestled within its own screen of green, directly faces the sea from a dramatic inclined perch, ensuring that views are endless. The villas (min 46 sqm.) offer the option of a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi. The large two-tiered 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 massages. The resort also offers hands-on Thai cooking classes, and two restaurants and a bar that boast sublime ocean views. The tour desk can arrange activities such as island-hopping and family treks. A scheduled shuttle service connects the resort with the fabled nightspots of Patong and Karon. The resort is just one hour's drive away from the airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centara Hotel Phuket
- Centara Resort Phuket
- Centara Villas Phuket Karon