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.

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 Amazing resort with fantastic staff that accommodated our engagement.

Apr 5, 2020 nicolecleaton

This was our first time staying at the resort and first time travelling to Thailand and Centara lived up to all of our expectations! We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We arrived at around 5/6am in the morning and after travelling for almost 18 hours we were feeling pretty tired. We were greeted with… Read more
This was our first time staying at the resort and first time travelling to Thailand and Centara lived up to all of our expectations! We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We arrived at around 5/6am in the morning and after travelling for almost 18 hours we were feeling pretty tired. We were greeted with drinks and fresh towelette to freshen up with and taken straight to a fantastically air conditioned room, which was very well received! The hotel knew we wanted to get to our room. Despite the fact that check in wasn't until the afternoon they got us in within the hour. ROOMS: We stayed in a Cabana Room which was perfect! The lagoon plunge pool was our favourite bit by far. They were cleaned beautifully everyday, alongside a turn down service. POOLS: We were a travelling as a couple so spent all of our time at the adults only pool, which the staff were very good at respecting the 'adults' aspect. The children's pool was far enough away to not hear the kids club and music etc. This pool had a fantastic swim up bar which was maned by Mr Pu, who was AMAZING!! He easily made the experience so memorable. He couldn't do enough for us, from making the best cocktails ever, to giving us advice and guidance for the local towns, he was amazing! He even got my partner a pint of milk to soothe the heart burn after consuming far too many of his fruity cocktails during happy hour. What a man! FOOD: We very rarely ate at the hotel unless it was a little light snack at the pool during the day as we liked to explore during the night. The food was also fantastic and very reasonably priced. Mr Pu would order the food for you and brought it to you beside the pool or at the swim up bar. STAFF: All of the staff were phenomenal, all very attentive and caring. We got engaged whilst at the hotel within the first few days and my partner says the staff were incredible. They made sure every little detail was down to perfection. They set us up a romantic meal with our own personal chef and waiter. They spent HOURS setting it up with candles, flowers, petals etc. They even got us some bugs spray for our legs as we were getting nibbled! LOCATION: The location is fantastic. It a little hidden gem at the end of street. Its surrounded by lots of pubs, clubs, restaurants and massage places. However, this didn't impact on the noise pollution of the hotel, it was so peaceful. Oasis is around the corner and run by a man called Paul, he's got great Western European drinks as well as Thai classics. Two chefs is a 2 minute walk away, that is fantastic, one of our favourites. All in all this resort is fantastic because its got everything you need and more. The staff, rooms, pools, location is all superb! We are looking to stop by on our honeymoon for a few days!! Read less
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Mar 31, 2020 sjp-sjp1957 Sydney, Australia

We got to stay at this great resort before the Corona lockdown, I have been to a number of resorts in Thailand but this was one of the BEST. What a great place for the kids, the lagoon pool was great with a slide and they had activities for the kids three or four times a day, they had disco's and all sorts of things. The restaurant's were great,… Read more
We got to stay at this great resort before the Corona lockdown, I have been to a number of resorts in Thailand but this was one of the BEST. What a great place for the kids, the lagoon pool was great with a slide and they had activities for the kids three or four times a day, they had disco's and all sorts of things. The restaurant's were great, the theme nights were delicious, the staff were excellent. Its a short walk to the beach but the three pools were more than excellent. Going back when the lockdown lifts. Read less
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Mar 30, 2020 LondonChrissy London

This is our second visit to this hotel. On arrival we were given a lovely welcome.They asked what room we had last year and arranged for us to have the same room again. We were in a corner room in The Terraces with a sea view and a large window overlooking the forest. We had B&B only and had breakfast at the Azure restaurant which was a lot… Read more
This is our second visit to this hotel. On arrival we were given a lovely welcome.They asked what room we had last year and arranged for us to have the same room again. We were in a corner room in The Terraces with a sea view and a large window overlooking the forest. We had B&B only and had breakfast at the Azure restaurant which was a lot quieter.We sat around the Adults only pool which is lovely.The hotel was not as busy as last year due to the virus. The staff were all lovely and couldn't do enough for you.Always had a nice chat at breakfast with Mae from the entertainment team. She was so lovely. Thinking of you all in these difficult times. Thanks for a great holiday. Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 jackiesB1716AP Nottingham

Stayed 6 march what a lovely hotel staff are so lovely friendly rooms are spotless stayed in 1301 terrace room food very good I would recommend this hotel the best I have stayed in Thailand hopefully to be back in the near future
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Mar 29, 2020 cpdunn Cairns, Australia

Another great stay at Centara. Even with the Coronavirus happening all around the world. The staff at this Resort are always so friendly and welcoming, there smiles are amazing. The ocean view room was wonderful as always. The adults only swimming pool is a great place to relax and visit the swim up bar. I must say a big thank you to Gun, Knun,… Read more
Another great stay at Centara. Even with the Coronavirus happening all around the world. The staff at this Resort are always so friendly and welcoming, there smiles are amazing. The ocean view room was wonderful as always. The adults only swimming pool is a great place to relax and visit the swim up bar. I must say a big thank you to Gun, Knun, Nik, Wut and Goung from the swim up bar, you are all wonderful. We miss you already. Hopefully we will be back soon Read less