Centara Kata Resort Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

For a budget bolthole, Centara Kata Resort has a lot going for it. Its location, range of boldly designed rooms, and family-oriented treats all defy the price tag. This means it’s become a favourite for savvy travellers wanting to see Phuket without paying for all the bells and whistles of the fancier resorts. A small hotel, it sits near the shops and restaurants of central Kata, a free shuttle ride from the white sands of Kata Beach; and that’s what most stay here for. But families spending a day back at base are welcomed with three pools, trimmed with a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, aqua beds, and water slide, as well as a fitness centre, kids’ club, and all-day Thai and International dining.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Situated within walking distance to Kata Beach on Phuket’s south-western coast. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

163 rooms and suites. All with individually-controlled air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, flatscreen TV with International channels, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities and safe. Deluxe rooms offer garden views from a furnished balcony with either 1 king-sized bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board/Full Board options: available at a supplement.

Deluxe Poolside rooms offer views of the swiminng pool and hotel gardens from a furnished balcony with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Deluxe rooms offer views of the swimming pool from a furnished balcony, 42 sq m of living space and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Deluxe Poolside rooms are the same as Family Deluxe but are steps away from the swimming pool. 

One Bedroom Family Suites offer 79 sq m of living space with separate living room, self-catering facilities, balcony with gardens or pool views, 1 king-size bed and double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Family Suites are larger with 119 sq m of living space, dining area, well-equipped kitchen, terrace or balcony and 1 king-size bed, twin beds, plus a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Seasons Restaurant (all-day dining; Thai and Asian cuisine), Waves Restaurant and Pool Bar (casual dining venue; lunch), Emerald Pool Bar. 3 swimming pools with the main pool complete with its own swim-up pool bar, Jacuzzi and water slide. Fitness centre. Sports centre with volleyball, table tennis and snooker. Kids’ Club (Camp Safari and E-Zone). Complimentary shuttle service to Kata Beach. Babysitting service*. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi access available in the resort.

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 Honeymoon in Thai

Jun 10, 2020 ntrampampam Lobnya, Russia

It’s a nice hotel with good spa center, buy massage here. Good kitchen, delicious breakfast, big rooms with nice pool view. Nice room service, I liked fruit compliment from hotel. Not far from the sea, near 10 minutes. If you have only BB room, near hotel many little restaurants and bars, souvenirs shops. One minus it’s a lizard what one time was… Read more
It’s a nice hotel with good spa center, buy massage here. Good kitchen, delicious breakfast, big rooms with nice pool view. Nice room service, I liked fruit compliment from hotel. Not far from the sea, near 10 minutes. If you have only BB room, near hotel many little restaurants and bars, souvenirs shops. One minus it’s a lizard what one time was discovered in our room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average hotel - nice pool for the children

May 9, 2020 anneo505 Oslo, Norway

We stayed here for three nights in December 2019. Room situated at ground floor, close to pool no 2. Nice to just walk five metres and jump into the water. The main pool has several activities for the children - very popular. Breakfast in the restaurant with so many people, so be prepared for waiting time. We arrvied after at week in south… Read more
We stayed here for three nights in December 2019. Room situated at ground floor, close to pool no 2. Nice to just walk five metres and jump into the water. The main pool has several activities for the children - very popular. Breakfast in the restaurant with so many people, so be prepared for waiting time. We arrvied after at week in south of Phuket, a very silent and nice place without too many tourists, so it was a chock to come to Kata - with so much noise and people.... Kata Beach is just a short walk away. Someone told us that Kata Beach Noi (Little beach). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Needs some TLC

Mar 30, 2020 LondonChrissy London

This was our first visit to this hotel. We had booked a standard room but on arrival they gave us a poolside terrace room. The room really needed renovating. The runner that held up one of the drawers came off on the first day. It was repaired very quickly to be fair. Then the flush broke on the toilet which took 2 visits to fix. The restaurant… Read more
This was our first visit to this hotel. We had booked a standard room but on arrival they gave us a poolside terrace room. The room really needed renovating. The runner that held up one of the drawers came off on the first day. It was repaired very quickly to be fair. Then the flush broke on the toilet which took 2 visits to fix. The restaurant was quite small and at busy times things ran out quite quickly. Having stayed at Centara in Karon we really noticed the difference. Don't think we would stay again unless it had major refurbishment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic service

Mar 30, 2020 KlmMoretto

Really Nice hotel close to Everything. The staff is fantastic, and you will feel welcome from day one. Very good breakfast and the pool area is amazing, with 3 pools, 1 for adult only and a big one for hole family with slides and one relaxing pool.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still a Nice hotel with Nice staff, but maintenance is needed

Mar 19, 2020 FrankieAdk Copenhagen, Denmark

Stayed for 5th time at Centara at very same room. We enjoy the service, the friendly staff, the morning buffet, the lady chef cooking eggs, the towel-and the pool. Our lovely hotel is however getting older and now need some mainenance as also we experienced a terrace-door sliding off and the A/C getting exhausted. All insidents however were fixed… Read more
Stayed for 5th time at Centara at very same room. We enjoy the service, the friendly staff, the morning buffet, the lady chef cooking eggs, the towel-and the pool. Our lovely hotel is however getting older and now need some mainenance as also we experienced a terrace-door sliding off and the A/C getting exhausted. All insidents however were fixed at once. Read less