Centara Karon Resort

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

The Centara Karon is a modern, light and spacious resort backed by emerald green hills and close to the bars, shops and restaurants of lively Karon. In a great location and with lots of exciting things to do for the whole family this resort is a great choice. For younger members of the family there’s the kids’ club, teenagers also have their very own E-Zone and then there’s the lovely spa for the adults or if you are a family of water babies the swimming pools offer a watery playground alternative to the beach a few minutes' walk away. The resort is comprised of four residential areas - the terraces which are ideal for parties of two adults, are situated in a separate building with nine floors offering views of the ocean and gardens, the lagoon offers spacious rooms ideal for families, the tropical area is ideal for guests seeking a more inclusive experience and then the cabanas, set in a garden position offering a more secluded premium location.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A short walk from Karon Beach. Phuket Town is 9.5 miles away although shops, bars and restaurants can be found within walking distance. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Hotel information

335 rooms in four residential areas: The Terraces, The Lagoon, Tropicale, and The Cabanas. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, cable TV with in-house films, telephone, WiFi access*, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). The Terraces Superior rooms have views over Karon Town and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast at Lotus restaurant (6:30am–10:30am) and à la carte lunch at Azure restaurant (11:00am–5:00pm) or a buffet or à la carte dinner at Lotus restaurant (6:00pm–10:30pm).

Full Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast at Lotus restaurant (6:30am–10:30am), à la carte lunch at Azure restaurant (11:00am–5:00pm) and a buffet or à la carte dinner at Lotus restaurant (6:00pm–10:30pm). 

 

The Terraces Superior Ocean View rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Honeymoon Spa Suites are situated in The Terraces and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Lagoon Deluxe has a larger living space and is ideal for families with either 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Lagoon Deluxe Family Studio has 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Tropicale Premium Deluxe Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Tropicale Premium Suites 2-Bedroom accommodations have 1 king-size bed and 1 twin room, sleeping either 5 adults, 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children (rollaway bed for 5th person).

Cabana One Bedroom Pool Cabanas are located in private gardens with private plunge pool and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Located in the heart of Karon town

Moments away from Karon Beach

A wide range of facilities and activities

p>Sumptuous Spa Cenvaree*

Lotus Restaurant (Asian and International cuisine), Azure Restaurant (Italian and casual fare). The Mix lobby bar. 3 pool bars. A pool area of 3000 sq m with 3 swimming pools and 2 kids' pools. Spa Cenvaree* with steam rooms and Jacuzzi. Sports centre with 2 floodlit tennis courts (equipment rental*). Gym. Internet access is complimentary service with limited speed in communal area including Lobby, The Mix Bar, and Internet Lounge Room. E-Zone for teenagers (10-17 years). Camp Safari kids' club* (4-9 years). Babysitting* (on request). Room service*.

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

No check out permitted on 30-31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel for couples or families

Jul 23, 2019 Jéssica L Florianopolis, SC

The facilities in the hotel are absolutely amazing. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. The rooms were always spotless and the pools were the best part of the holiday. The location of the hotel is perfect. Literally 5 minutes walk to all shops and restaurants and the beach.
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Jul 23, 2019 travelonandon2019

Wonderful people made all the difference. The friendly faces and warm hospitality (particularly Aoy and Yok) that greeted us every day made our stay truly enjoyable. Though the structure showed its age, the place was well maintained and rooms very clean. Breakfast was superb, beds really comfortable, shuttle to malls was great. Easy walk to… Read more
Wonderful people made all the difference. The friendly faces and warm hospitality (particularly Aoy and Yok) that greeted us every day made our stay truly enjoyable. Though the structure showed its age, the place was well maintained and rooms very clean. Breakfast was superb, beds really comfortable, shuttle to malls was great. Easy walk to eateries, shops and beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tranquil and relaxing holiday

Jul 23, 2019 Vacationer533604

The Centura at Karon was well located. The rooms Tropicale lagoon were spacious and comfortable. the beds were ultra comfortable and the rooms dark and quiet at night with block out curtains. All rooms had a balcony and pool view. We had interconnecting rooms. The staff were so friendly and happy and the breakfast buffet had everything Happy hour… Read more
The Centura at Karon was well located. The rooms Tropicale lagoon were spacious and comfortable. the beds were ultra comfortable and the rooms dark and quiet at night with block out curtains. All rooms had a balcony and pool view. We had interconnecting rooms. The staff were so friendly and happy and the breakfast buffet had everything Happy hour at the swim up bar was well priced. Just outside the resort there were stalls that led on to the main street 100 m away with ample restaurants that were well priced. A short walk from the beach and karon markets around corner. A good location for families. Three amazing pools. The only reason why the stay was very good and not excellent was that the hot water for showers didn't kick in until about 8:30 am in our room. The rest of our group had hot water. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great family holiday resort- relaxing affordable and safe

Jul 23, 2019 hotpig007 Sydney, Australia

We have just enjoyed a great two week holiday at the Centara Karon Resort Phuket. We love this resort because the staff are friendly and welcoming and helpful. The resort has three great pools including an adults only pool. The kids pool has fun slides. We stayed in the Tropicale rooms which we loved. The resort is not 5 star but is clean modern… Read more
We have just enjoyed a great two week holiday at the Centara Karon Resort Phuket. We love this resort because the staff are friendly and welcoming and helpful. The resort has three great pools including an adults only pool. The kids pool has fun slides. We stayed in the Tropicale rooms which we loved. The resort is not 5 star but is clean modern and safe and a fantastic affordable family holiday destination. Pubs massages convenience stores are just a two minute walk out the front gate. This is our 8th Centara holiday and we will be biking to go again next year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dissapointed on our 5th stay

Jul 22, 2019 Keggsta Perth, Australia

Well we arrived at the Centara for our 5th stay and our check in was great and the manager upgraded us to the Tropicale area. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there! Our first swim in the pool and our kids were laying on some pool toys that were left on the side of the pool (there was nobody else near these toys and presumed maybe… Read more
Well we arrived at the Centara for our 5th stay and our check in was great and the manager upgraded us to the Tropicale area. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there! Our first swim in the pool and our kids were laying on some pool toys that were left on the side of the pool (there was nobody else near these toys and presumed maybe someone had left them after there stay) Anyway, "Dear" from the Tropicale Swim up bar came yelling asking for our room number and that these were not our pool toys and even the other barman (didn't manage to get his name) was very rude! A polite explanation that they belonged to someone else would have been quite sufficient but to be yelled at on our first day was not a good start. A few of the gym staff were also extremely rude. Then there is the rooms, we could not have a decent shower as the water went from cold to boiling hot instantly without touching the tap (there is a sign saying "please be aware water temperature can change to be very hot") I complained but nothing changed, this is very dangerous and it happened in all three of our rooms. I really feel that this is just not good enough for a 4 star hotel and to put a sign there and not fix the problem is just poor management. On our last night there was a fault with the door bell and it kept going off whilst we were trying to sleep so at 2.00am i had to call reception for someone to come up and they cut all the wires to stop it. Also on 3 mornings during our 5 night stay the fire alarm went off around 7am. On our 3rd night, to top it all off, there was a leak through the ceiling and water dripped onto our bed for the next two nights. I am not one to complain and my review 2 1/2 years ago was the complete opposite to this one, however I feel your hotel is in need of alot of maintenance and some of your staff need an attitude adjustment. Unfortunately our stay was that bad we will not be coming back. Read less