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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average at best and staff are seriously rude

Mar 21, 2019 ericaroo Melbourne, Australia

We stayed in a lagoon room for 6 nights last week. Honestly there’s some good but a lot of average and bad things about this hotel. Let’s start with the worst. The staff! Honestly I have never met any ruder people than the ones working at this resort. Apart from the house keepers and gardeners almost all the staff were rude. Zero interest at all… Read more
We stayed in a lagoon room for 6 nights last week. Honestly there’s some good but a lot of average and bad things about this hotel. Let’s start with the worst. The staff! Honestly I have never met any ruder people than the ones working at this resort. Apart from the house keepers and gardeners almost all the staff were rude. Zero interest at all in the guests there. On more than one occasion we saw the staff on there phones playing poker?? Where I come from tips earned especially when you pay service charges and VAT so they weren’t plentiful at this resort. We were at the main pool bar and we waited 15mins to get served.. there was no one there. After that we were greeted with “what”? So rude. Especially when you have kids and spend a lot on room service and restaurant food. Management need to really look at this. Many guests were saying the same. Rooms- we were in the lagoon room off the main pool. It’s noisy during the day but quiet at night. The rooms are basic and bathrooms very much need an upgrade. Water is 2 bottles per room. (Not enough for a family of 4) and you often don’t get the right amount of towels but house keeping are to lovely they always accommodate. Check your bill at the end! We were charged twice for the airport transfers! On the upside... the main pool was brilliant. Slides were amazing and pool was at a great depth fit small children. Read less
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Mar 21, 2019 Matt P

Brilliant hotel with fabulous staff everything that I could hope for in my holiday My wife and I had a fantastic stay and could not wish for a better location and hotel Special thanks to bar staff lek and Paolo and gun
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Mar 21, 2019 carloslealfcp

BEST HOLIDAY EVER THANKS TO CARPE DIEM ENTERTAINERS!!! Billy, Tin, Kelvin and Maja. All of them we’re extraordinary, friendly, easy to talk to, helpful, funny, entertaining, everything was great thanks to them!! If you have a family with kids or even just adults they will make you have the holiday of your life. Congratulations Carpe Diem and… Read more
BEST HOLIDAY EVER THANKS TO CARPE DIEM ENTERTAINERS!!! Billy, Tin, Kelvin and Maja. All of them we’re extraordinary, friendly, easy to talk to, helpful, funny, entertaining, everything was great thanks to them!! If you have a family with kids or even just adults they will make you have the holiday of your life. Congratulations Carpe Diem and Centara on having such great Entertainers. Will miss you all. Read less
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Mar 21, 2019 Kenyamccleary Adelaide, Australia

Omg wow! We stayed for around 2 weeks with kids and the entertainers there were amazing Tin, Billy, Kelvin and Maja were the best addition to the hotel and made our experience so enjoyable and full of laughs
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - staff so friendly

Mar 20, 2019 Connector43646135113 Melbourne, Australia

Great resort hotel. We stayed in s spacious 2 bedroom tropicale apartment on the ground floor. The pool was just through the lush tropical garden. Great pool - spent a lot of time there. People do reserve their pool chairs by leaving towels - didn’t find this an issue as we did the same if we were going to be at the pool all day, otherwise there… Read more
Great resort hotel. We stayed in s spacious 2 bedroom tropicale apartment on the ground floor. The pool was just through the lush tropical garden. Great pool - spent a lot of time there. People do reserve their pool chairs by leaving towels - didn’t find this an issue as we did the same if we were going to be at the pool all day, otherwise there were always chairs later in the afternoon. A short walk to the beach past the shops. 15 min Tuk Tuk trio to Patong - if you want to head that way Read less