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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Sep 16, 2019 Schwarzfamilyof5

Centara Karon is a great family Resort. We especially enjoyed the entertainment crew, Tin, Joe and Mei who were lots of fun and took the time to get to know all of us (especially the children). Separate to them was the Kids Club (Safari Club ) which we didn't use due to the lack of activities and the location was way too far away from the pool… Read more
Centara Karon is a great family Resort. We especially enjoyed the entertainment crew, Tin, Joe and Mei who were lots of fun and took the time to get to know all of us (especially the children). Separate to them was the Kids Club (Safari Club ) which we didn't use due to the lack of activities and the location was way too far away from the pool which our kids loved to use. Speaking of pools there are 3 and they are all amazing! One pool is adults only but kids were allowed one afternoon for a Reggae party with Tin, Joe and Mei (they thought this was very special). Great family holiday. Karon is much quieter than Patong. Heaps of things to do in and around the resort. Close to restaurants and the local street food is amazing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort but watch out for very noisy rooms and descriptions.

Sep 15, 2019 Soniaje Montreal, Canada

We stayed at this resort in August for a week and had a decent enough stay. We originally booked the "Superior" room but it should be noted that there is nothing "superior" about it. In fact these rooms are not in the sprawling part of the resort itself but in the main high rise complex where the reception is. Our room was extremely basic/bare… Read more
We stayed at this resort in August for a week and had a decent enough stay. We originally booked the "Superior" room but it should be noted that there is nothing "superior" about it. In fact these rooms are not in the sprawling part of the resort itself but in the main high rise complex where the reception is. Our room was extremely basic/bare with limited amenities but touted as having an ocean view, albeit very very far away. What was quite problematic however was that all the rooms in this building seem to be facing the main street which at night gets extremely loud due to the bar and night life. One night the music was so loud it was actually reverberating through the walls. As a consequence we had to move 3 times where they finally gave us a room in the other part of the resort which for them was an upgrade. While we are very thankful to management for doing this it should have been done much earlier. More importantly we were surprised that the hotel did not deal with the noise of nearby businesses proactively as not everyone is looking to party all night. Rooms in this part of the resort where better quality but some upgrades such as smartphone plugs etc are needed to modernize. Breakfast was very good and pools are very nice. More signage is required along the paths as the grounds are extensive and easy to get lost especially at night where you can go in circles for hours. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 Seaside497349

Excellent service food rooms entertainment the spa was amazing we had a wonderful holiday here and recommend this resort it is close to shops restaurants the beach and massage the people are very friendly
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I have been to Patong 21 times in the last 5 years. Centara Karon is the best by far.

Sep 14, 2019 butterflykyle

Centara has everything. You hardly have to leave the hotel. The beach is 100m. Family mart, shopping, massage, chemist, street food, world class dentist, bars, temple, markets, are all just outside. Big Buddha is only a 1000bht cab ride. The rooms are spotless and the A/C is ducted.(no noise) All the staff are delightful and would bend over… Read more
Centara has everything. You hardly have to leave the hotel. The beach is 100m. Family mart, shopping, massage, chemist, street food, world class dentist, bars, temple, markets, are all just outside. Big Buddha is only a 1000bht cab ride. The rooms are spotless and the A/C is ducted.(no noise) All the staff are delightful and would bend over backwards if you ask nicely. Read less
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Sep 14, 2019 G5430IJroberta Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Nice hotel quite location great staff but room credit system needs updating as no receipts for food or drink given and no regular updates supplied until final bill on check out when you have to take on trust as no record of your purchases