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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Mar 9, 2019 jacquelinef_03 Vasterhaninge, Sweden

The hotel was amazing. The breakfast was something to die for. The service was great. The best was the TUI guides and the entertainment Sandra and Beta. The entertainment made the kids love them even tho they didn’t understand the same language. They had these smal competitions there kids and grownups could win prizes so as 20% of food and ice… Read more
The hotel was amazing. The breakfast was something to die for. The service was great. The best was the TUI guides and the entertainment Sandra and Beta. The entertainment made the kids love them even tho they didn’t understand the same language. They had these smal competitions there kids and grownups could win prizes so as 20% of food and ice cream, soda and more. The TUI guides was to great help to see and explore the area around the hotel. They knew everything we needed them to know (Sami, Gustav and Simone). I would totally recommend this hotel to others and I would totally stay here again!!! Read less
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Mar 6, 2019 CFons Paris, France

Good holiday center, away from confusion but with everything at hand (supermarket, shopping,massage,restaurant...) 15 mn walk to the beach. Three swimming pools, one especially for the children with lots of activities proposed by the staff for the whole family (games, sport, handcraft...). Very good breakfast and restaurant. The best part for… Read more
Good holiday center, away from confusion but with everything at hand (supermarket, shopping,massage,restaurant...) 15 mn walk to the beach. Three swimming pools, one especially for the children with lots of activities proposed by the staff for the whole family (games, sport, handcraft...). Very good breakfast and restaurant. The best part for family is the animation, Sandra and Beta turn the holiday of our two daughters a fantastic week with fantastic souvenirs. Great energy and personal investment in doing their job! It was a pleasure to see them every day. The personal at Safari Camp (Kids Club) were also very kind. Our daughters kept asking to come back. Read less
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Mar 4, 2019 JyoF London

Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was excellent with lots of variety. Rooms were very clean with towels changed daily. The guard at the barrier was extremely friendly and helpful and he even went out of his way to get us a taxi. Loved the area as there are lots of bars, shops, restaurants and massage places.
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Mar 4, 2019 Lspil Liverpool, United Kingdom

Lovely place , great pools in lovely grounds. We had a studio apartment for 2 adults and 1 infant which was great. The reception staff are great really helpful and the entertainment staff seem to be great although our little was a bit small to join in, the cleaners are all lovely too. The resort is a little old but to be honest it still looks… Read more
Lovely place , great pools in lovely grounds. We had a studio apartment for 2 adults and 1 infant which was great. The reception staff are great really helpful and the entertainment staff seem to be great although our little was a bit small to join in, the cleaners are all lovely too. The resort is a little old but to be honest it still looks great the only issues we had was the bar staff and bar prices so of staff in pool bar are less then helpful and prices high. Would I stay again? yes it’s a great resort right in mix you can walk for food and drink or the beach not that you’d know it’s very tranquil inside the resort wish we could stay longer. :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel with great activities

Feb 27, 2019 JussiKool Helsinki, Finland

We spend 2 weeks here and really like it. Hotel was ok condition, but Carpe Diem -entertainment group made our vacation superb! Special thanks to Beta, who was great yoga/Pilates and even cupcake coach. We will definitely come back next winter