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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Jan 27, 2020 mirnam1991

Amazing stay at centara Kata, highly recommend this hotel to families with children. Food in seasons restoran is amazing and very big portions:) special thanks to Tina, Ines and Robin who make our stay even better with lots of activities during the day. If you want nice hotel with good entertainment definitely choose centara kata.
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Jan 25, 2020 nicholasmK2594TI

Lovely stay at the centara , food was amazing, better than expected. Highly recommend the hotel for couples and family’s. And unexpected bonus was the entertainment company Love Carpe diem run by 2 bubbley ladies Tina and ines and the sidekick Robin who brought joy to adults and children.
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Jan 23, 2020 thereseviderberg

Everything was wonderful. The staff was always nice and helpful. The poolareas were amazing and the restaurants had a lot to offer. If we are back in kata, we will definitely stay at centara again! We loved it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great resort in a great location

Jan 23, 2020 Kelli2803 Gold Coast, Australia

Stayed here for the first time in November with my partner after a deal on deals.com. $599 for 8 nights. Including breakfast daily. 3 lunches or dinners at the resort and one hour of unlimited drinks each at the pool bar. Which apparently equates to 6 margaritas for me. 😁. Excellent variety at breakfast and the lunch and dinner buffets were… Read more
Stayed here for the first time in November with my partner after a deal on deals.com. $599 for 8 nights. Including breakfast daily. 3 lunches or dinners at the resort and one hour of unlimited drinks each at the pool bar. Which apparently equates to 6 margaritas for me. 😁. Excellent variety at breakfast and the lunch and dinner buffets were delicious. Free shuttle to Central Festival in Phuket which is handy on Friday and Saturday nights because its then an easy walk to Naka Markets and then back again in time after shopping there for the return free shuttle back. Did i mention its free? Lol. Rooms are lovely and with three pools to choose from plenty of choices to lounge around and chill while having another margarita. If you have kids there is a great kids club and pool area and for the bigger kids a well equipped gym and an adults pool area. Would definitely recommend Centara Kata as a great place to stay in Kata being centrally located and an easy walk to all the great little bars restaurants and massage places in the area. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 ma_akarlaf

Very nice hotel, stuff is very friendly and helpful. We stayed here for 10 days and couldn’t be more happy with the room, pools and food. The beach is 10 min waking from the hotel but they also provide transportation every morning for free. Me personally enjoyed sport activities in the morning. They have pilates, yoga and aqua gym. Thanks to… Read more
Very nice hotel, stuff is very friendly and helpful. We stayed here for 10 days and couldn’t be more happy with the room, pools and food. The beach is 10 min waking from the hotel but they also provide transportation every morning for free. Me personally enjoyed sport activities in the morning. They have pilates, yoga and aqua gym. Thanks to Tina, Ines and Robin, entertaintment team who provide all off the activities. They also have a lot of activities for the children. Definitely coming back with my own kids one day. :) Read less