My husband and I stayed here over Christams and New Year and had the best time. Fantastic location and views (which make the resort) and lovely pleasant staff. Yes the resort is hilly but I knew this before I came as I researched the resort first, it also adds to the ambience of the place. Two lovely pools not massive but it was busy and full while we were there and we still had no trouble getting sunbeds and towells.
Breakfast choice was excellent and fresh, the coffee from the machine was better than the jugs though. My husband loved the omellettes and egg station, best out of the three hotels we stayed in.
Food in the restaurant was really good, not the cheapest but not that expensive without tuk tuks and very well presented. Service and staf again excellent. New Years Eve was fantastic, spread was out of this world for choice and quality, lovely tasteful entertainment (unlike previous year/reviews). We also pre ordered our wine and got free bottle of Moet at 11.45pm for New Year. Effort from all staff couldn't be faulted.
The walk down to the beach is short and easy, and the beach is quiet and clean but busy further down. Kais restaurant and staff was cheap and food good. After visiting several times for lunch got free sunbeds in the afternoon. Joa was lovely and knew more about English football than you would believe, results, positions in league etc even about my husband's team "Middlesbrough".
Didn't use Spa at hotel but had fantastic massages at salon in Karon near "Red Onion" (which we didn't visit unfortunately) Ladies had pink t shirts on.
We walked up to Kata which was nice, both Kata and Karon are very busy and commercial but we then went back to our lovely secluded villa. We were also upgraded free of charge to a spa Villa after a few days, the staff are so eager to please. We would definately return here if we visited Phuket again. The location to tour island was really good and we did visit some much nicer beaches further up but they were much less accessable.
All in all you will not be dissappointed at Centara Villas, it is not a brand new 5* hotel but an established resort that is a haven amongst the more commercial areas of Patong and Karon.
Bangla Road in Patong is defiantely worth a visit if only to people watch, and shopping there is good but that is about it. The free shuttles from the hotel are good, we used them several times and making our own way back was not a problem. We considered hiring mopeds but after seeing several accidents decided against it and settled on tuk tuks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Found where lush jungle meets serene sea, Centara Villas Phuket is a romantic hideaway almost lost within a luxurious natural tropical backdrop, yet still only steps away from the sweeping expanse of Phuket's Karon Beach. Each totally private Thai-style villa, nestled within its own screen of green, directly faces the sea from a dramatic inclined perch, ensuring that views are endless and the quiet all-pervading. Some of the villas even offer the choice of either a private pool or Jacuzzi. This unique tropical oasis boasts a complete array of facilities and services including a swimming pool, two restaurants, bars and a SPA Cenvaree, making this a romantic hideaway just made for couples or small groups. With its relaxed pace and warm welcomes, this is a place from which to escape from the every day and find serenity, relaxation and the inner tranquillity that only natural beauty can bring. And all of this is just one hour's drive away from Phuket International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centara Hotel Phuket
- Centara Resort Phuket
- Centara Villas Phuket Karon