"Not all that cracked up to be"
The pictures you will see online are not a true representation of this place. The rooms are a good price to rent but that is about where it ends. There are only a few villas that really will have a good view of the ocean. It is true that they face the ocean but i would say about 80% of the views are covered by trees. The restaurants which there are […] two are too pricey. If you decide to get a villa here get breakfast included. It is a very good variety and they add some lunch into the offerings. The plus side about being there was how close it was to karon beach, maybe a 7 minute walk but if you are not back by 7pm they lock the gate (which you can just jump over 3 foot fence). There are a lot of places to eat at really good prices and there are some good bars there too for bar hopping which includes a lot of good live music. The party beach which they run a shuttle 10 mins down the road twice a day at 1030 and 1730 is not a bad place to go. The mall is there and is nice to get out of the heat. There are a lot of places to eat and drink and at night time with bangla about 600 meters from the mall is a good place to get drunk and i mean drunk but go with open mind because of the gogo nature not for children. if i had to choose again i would still pick a place near karon beach because more quiet and it is not that far for a taxi 10$ give or take a dollar. I do not suggest this place for a family and is more for the quiet atmosphere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"quiet and peaceful"
A private resort that is quiet and peaceful. We love this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice private individual Villa rooms"
I liked this place, it was very quiet and private. It was 120 steps from our villa to reception, i did not mind but husband never stopped complaining. I liked the fact you could get to Karon beach by the pathway, however did not like the fact that the road from hotel to Karon about 4km was too busy to walk so had no choice but to get a taxi after 6 […] pm when they shut the gate to the pathway. The staff were on the whole nice but I felt rushed at breakfast and afternoon pool bar. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice staffs, great view but pain the butt to go to our room, we had to wait for the minicar.Genuine Expedia guest review
"it is more like apartment in a village"
it should be classified as apartment (residence) more than hotel. phones, bars, restaurant too expensive compared to other similar hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was great romantic get away. The resort is built into the cliffs near Karon Beach and away from the hustle of the tourist area there. It provided a great view of the Andaman Sea and had lots of tropical plants through out. The villas were private and had great windows for viewing the sea and surround resort. The service was very good. The spa also […] had great setting with a view of the sea. The staff at the spa was very accommodating and the couples massage was great. It was 5 min walking distance to the beach and you could walk from the beach to places to eat. The resort also provided shuttle service to Karon and Patong beach areas where there was plenty of shops and restaurants. You would have to pay for a cab back however it was not expensive only 200 TBH. You also need to set up shuttle service with the Hotel from the Airport and it cost 1200 TBH. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing views, great privacy!"
Hotel is amazing, and you are guaranteed seclusion and privacy, especially if you stay in a pool or spa villa! The tuk-tuk is really convenient to take you around the hotel, but push yourself to get some exercise. Food service was the biggest disappointment. The food is good, standard breakfast buffet we had in all hotels in Thailand. But they are incredibly […] slow, don't come to your table for an hour or more at a time. Do yourself a favor and when needed, just walk up to the bar and tell them what you need. Also, order just beer or wine - the bartenders are incredibly conservative, to the point where I think all our drinks may have been virgin. Other than that, the only annoyance is they may not clean your room until 3 or 4. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for honeymooners"
We stayed at the hotel for 3 weeks for our honeymoon and thought it was the perfect place for us. It is a great location to relax poolside and enjoy happy hour. Located between Patong and Kata, it is easy to head in either direction for a night out. We participated in the Thai cooking class that the hotel offers and enjoyed that. The Food and Beverage […] Manager also allowed us to learn how to make two cocktails when we asked if that was possible. The hotel staff really made an effort to meet every need we had. Maxime and Ti, especially, made it a great and memorable trip for us. There is an office within the hotel that arranges day trips. We really liked Phuket Adventures and would recommend them. However, we would not recommend using Anda Tours for the elephant ride/ATV ride/river rafting. They were a bit unorganized and it just wasn't that great of an experience. We went to the spa located at the hotel twice and enjoyed both visits. Staff there is very nice and professional. It was well worth the money we spent there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Make sure to reserve an ocean view room!"
Our stay in Phuket was a relaxing end to a six week journey traveling in China and Thailand. It was off season when we were there so it was not too crowded and we could always find a chairs by the pool. The beach is a short walk away and but you could not really swim in the water because of the strong rip tide. Other beaches we went to were better for […] swimming but the beach (Karon I think) by Centara Villas was really empty and beautiful. I am not sure how you build a resort on cliff directly on the ocean and not have all the rooms have ocean views but our first one did not. The first room we received had a little window that faced the ocean and the view was covered by foliage. The deck faced the street where the tuk tuk's drive people to and from their rooms. We asked to see other ocean facing rooms and the only ones that were available were one that did not have much privacy and a spa suite with a jacuzi on the patio and amazing ocean views. Both were more than we paid for the original. The spa was twice as much. We opted for the spa suite, even though we were a little tight on cash. There were a lot of stairs at the resort but was not a big deal, and the tuk tuks will pick you up if you need a ride. The spa was amazing! Probably best massage I have ever had. Overall the resort was great, just make sure you know what room you are getting. We saw a lot of other guests trying to change their rooms as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Though the hotel is good but the location makes it more challenging . Due to being in between 2 town, the transportation is not so easy and have to spend money to go anywhere . The hotel charges for bikes is also bit expensive .Genuine Expedia guest review
The views from the villas were stunning. Staying in the pool villas was so calm and relaxing as going to sleep at night was too the sound of the waves smashing against the rocks. But in all was very peaceful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"stunning views great service"
We stayed in villa 208 complete with hot tub on the balcony. On arrival we were met with a welcome drink .The villa a clean wellappointed air conditioned villa with spectacular views and a reliable wireless internet connection. Now views at the resort do come at a cost, steps. We are fit so not too much of an issue and the reception will send a truck […] to pick you up. You can walk to Karon during the day with a shortcut to the beach. This is an interesting walk and not for those unsteady on their feet. There are daily free transfers to both Patong and Karon Beach - that they went out far too early in the evening and we were rarely back in time to use them. The breakfast provided was of good quality and plentiful. We only ate once in the evening and whist the food was good it was a little pricey when compared to local restaurants. the same goes for the drinks. The hotel did give us a daily treat of a free cocktail and canape which was a welcome surprise. We used the spar on one occasion. the spar is fanatically well laid out and I think it seems to be the newest part of the hotel. The 3 hours we spent their were heaven. Overall we really enjoyed our time here. The staff were very attentive, led well by the General Manager. My only concern is that the hotel does need a little TLC as some repairs that have been made are not of good quality. This is a good quality hotel and I would happily stay there again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great spot between towns, good leg workout"
Check-in took awhile since we arrived at midday, but once taken to our room was happy with the location and quality. Unless you want to wait for a courtesy vehicle to pick you up and drop you off to your room, would not recommend this place to anyone with poor fitness or ailments (Hotel is on the side of the mountain, and everywhere is quite a steep […] gradient). Staff were on the whole quite pleasant, especially the day manager who despite the number of guests knew us by name and greeted us personally every time we met. Restaurant and bar was great quality, but expect it to be more expensive then going down into town. The hotel has shuttles running into Karon and Patong twice a day for free which is nice, and Karon is only a short walk along the beach and a Tuk-Tuk 100baht one way. Great views of Karon and the sea beyond, which I believe you would get from pretty much every room. Although we didn't get one, rooms with a spa on the balcony looked spectacular. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A perfect stay"
Beautiful location, exceptional service and a wonderful stay in paradise. A special thanks to Pok for going above and beyond and for always making the effort to remember our names.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wouldn't stay again in view of the number of steps and the fact that we had to taxi every night. However, breakfast and staff were very goodlGenuine Expedia guest review
We booked our room through hotels.com and we got an oceanview villa with spa and the room was excellent. When we reached we were welcomed with coconut water drink which was very relaxing for us as the atmosphere was hot on that day. We really liked all the room amenities and especially enjoyed the spa and the oceanview was really amazing. Staff was […] really corteous and polite to us. Our checkin was fast and smooth. The food was excellent. I would definitely come again to this hotel next time I visit to phuket. Thanks hotels.com for cheapest rate for this hotel and making our experience enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and collegues visiting to phuket. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Secluded villa in a tropical paradise"
The view from the villa is breathtaking, as it is high up on a hill. The room is comfy and clean, the staff are very friendly. The beach is a short distance away. The breakfast is ok but there is limited selection. Overall a good experience, I'll highly recommend it to couples looking for a secluded beach holiday :)Genuine Expedia guest review
A return stay at Centara Villas, Karon Beach. Such a relaxing environment - beautiful garden landscape with a stunning view across the ocean. Yes there are many stairs given the hillside location but the view more than makes up for it. Rooms are beautifully appointed, well-designed and exceptionally clean. Service professional and friendly, really welcoming. […] Cliff restaurant has beautiful, elegant Thai food - very reasonable prices for a hotel restaurant. We'll definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful setting, fabulous people."
Walking in and receiving a beautiful coconut drink set the scene for the rest of our stay. Even though it rained when we were there, the resort and staff were 5 star. The idyllic secluded setting was perfect for romantic nights and relaxing days. The staff were even better. Nothing was a problem and always quick to great you with a smiling face. Was […] more than we could have expected. The Thai basil and lime cocktail served at the cliff bar was out of this world. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very enjoy my stay"
staff very friendly and give us good service...very relax villaGenuine Expedia guest review
staff very friendly and give us a good service ...all along their face is smile.make us feel very happy.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel suits couples and romantic stays. The villas are superb as is the view from the cliff bar and restaurant. I would highly recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
couldnt really fault this experience,We had an amazing time, the service is fantastic, the cleanliness and up keep of the rooms are far better than other places I've stayed in Phuket at the same price. 5 star all around good work Centara Villa. See you again soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of stairs but great hotel"
Great views from villa. Fantastic stay for couples. Hotel is set on a cliff so (like everyone else has written) be prepared to climb a lot of steps to get to breaky in the restaurant up the top. 10 mins to patong for 300bt. You can walk to Katon (30 mins) via the beach. Food was ok, pools were very nice and the day spa was excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Honeymooning But Slept On Twin Beds"
After reaching the hotel which was situated between Patong beach and Karon beach. I was taken aback by the hotel as i could not see any buildings or cottages, but then i realized that the villas are located on the sides of the hill which was breathtaking. The view of the Andaman sea was refreshing. Since the bellboy was not there the reception lady […] took part of our luggage which was really nice. Reaching the villa was a daunting task as we had take a lot of stairs downhill. The tuk tuk inside the hotel could take you to a particular point but from there you had to take stairs. The room was decent, i wouldn't say great compared to the price we paid. First night we came checked in and went to our Villa wishing to crash on the bed when we realized that the Air Conditioner of our room was not working. It was 11 Pm and we went to the reception to get this resolved. They had sent their engineers but after an hour they still could not resolve it. This was our first night of honeymoon and after a lot of discussion the reception people intimated us that there is no villas available except one with twin beds!!! This was supposed to be our honeymoon and we slept on twin beds. All thanks to the hotel. The experience was decent but it could been better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice room but isolated"
Internet was limited to the reception area. My room was in the lower area so the walk up the hill got tiring if you wanted the internet or to travel somewhere, you could call for a tuk tuk and they would pick you up when available. The main restuarant on the cliff was closed for renovations. Paid for breakfast but still had to pay cash for my partner. […] People at reception made many mistakes and and were quite rude. Everybody else in the hotel were very nice and most helpful. The rooms were nice and clean. The distance of the hotel room to the reception put me off and was sick of it after two days. The hotel is isolated so you just cant walk to a shop, you have to drive or ride a bike. This place is good for someone who hasn't been to thailand before and just wants a nice view. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The view from our villa across the sea was such a welcome treat after spending time in Bangkok and it was the same view from the restaurant.The food was very good with plenty of choice for breakfast and dinner. The pool was well designed on two levels with a waterfall in between. There were lots […] of steps as it is on a steep hill but we only had to phone reception and they sent transport to take us up to the restaurant. We were sorry that we had only booked for three nights. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel and people"
Staff are fantastic despite occassional language problems. The Spa is unbelievable - such nice friendly people. Rooms were cleaned well every day and they even put a cake in my daughters fridge on her 17th birthday!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastically romantic place for a couples break!"
Wonderfully exotic and private holiday spot, felt like we were on our own in the middle of the jungle! Room was luxurious and stylish, and our terrace with Jacuzzi completely private! Also the staff were exceptionally friendly and nothing was too much trouble, restaurant and bar were also exceptional with incredible views! Only (tiny) downside is it […] was about 300 steps from our room up to the reception/bar/Restaurant, but SO worth it, and if you're feeling particularly lazy they will come and pick you up in a Tuk Tuk and take you up the hill. Karon beach is an easy 5 minute walk away and is stunningly beautiful, plus a 10 minute tuk tuk ride and you're in the madness of Patong, with some excellent restaurants and nightlife. All in all, a beautiful, luxurious, quiet piece of paradise! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect getaway for couples."
From beginning to end we loved our experience at Centara Villas. We loved that we felt like the only guests until we went to breakfast. We loved the gardens with the jungle feel. We loved that our room was always cool when we went back to it. The many steps around the resort did not worry us but we could see how others could not handle this. We only […] used the resort cart to get our luggage to our room and back to the lobby and it was quick each time so can't comment on how it is on a daily basis. Breakfast was lovely and the wait staff were very attentive with the coffee and tea. Great variety of foods and the egg station was quick with orders. We did not want to stay right in town so this suited us perfectly, however if you want to be in the middle of restaurant/massage/markets this is not the place for you. The walk to the beach took us 10-15 mins at a leisurely pace and then 10 mins along the beach to the nearest shops. Great little place on the beach at the bottom of the steps with cold beer and really nice food. Cheap too. Perfect getaway! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing luxury you can afford"
We stayed at the Villa for 2 nights and were absolutely blown away by the beauty of the place. We had a pool villa and the entire complex overlooks the sea. It is very picturesque. It took about an hour by taxi to get from the airport to the villa and once there Patong is a further 10 minutes away by car/shuttle. The rooms here were wonderful and clean. […] We had a thai cooking class there as well on the balcony overlooking the ocean which was amazing. The staff are very friendly and eager to please. The only downside for some may be that there are LOTS of very steep stairs to climb to get to the lobby, however they do have a complimentary mini bus that you can call and request which collects you from your villa and drops you at the top, on a plus the exercise is good for you and there was no better way to work up your appetite. The spa services were wonderful, we were very sad that we had to leave and will definitely be making our way back in the near future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Remote location, felt trapped there."
Nice hotel, but definitely NOT on the beach, in practical terms. At the top of a very steep hill, impossible to walk up to it from nearby Karon beach. Sells itself as being on the beach.....There was a cockroach in the bathroom, which was slightly disconcerting. Breakfast buffet was good, but it was well-nigh impossible to get a cup of coffee from a […] waiter / waitress, who were practically never there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Truly a great place to relax and take a break ..."
We really enjoyed the calm and piece the hotel has to offer along with superbly nice staff. To complement this, spending a day at the spa (must try) with its mind blowing view of the andaman ocean was terrific. For all those with kids, plenty of space for them to adventure around in a safe environment. Thank you Centara team for making our stay so […] pleasant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a wonderful holiday. The resort was gorgeousGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples"
Great hotel for couples, out of the way but close enough for a short cab ride to either Patong or Karon. Food was just "ok" and very little available for vegetarians, lots of better options available in the local towns. Staff were great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Centara Villas, Phuket - Time to relax :)"
A wonderful place, superbly set out, wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff, great rooms. The only thing I'd say is that you will need to be mobile to get around as the villas are set against a cliff. That said it makes for superb views from your balcony.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
An excellent hotel - except for the steep stairs which connect every villa to the roadways and up to the lobby. Room was beautiful with a nice view of the sea and Karon beach, which is 10 minutes walk along a jungle track from the hotel. The bed was big and comfortable with nice linen. The bathroom was a joy with a big open shower area. Breakfast […] was excellent at the restaurant which has aspectacular view. Pools have a real resort feel, were very clean and the water refreshing. An excellent hotel and good value if they have a special deal on. We would have stayed longer but it was booked out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Kan kun anbefale dette hotel. Lækker mad, service, pool. Ligger dog lidt uden for byen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Phantastic - for visitors who want a relaxing area"
Very quiet - friendly staff. Just great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
아기자기하고 이쁜 빌라들, 숲속에 들어온것같은 나무들, 멋진 해변전망, 환상적인 식당 뷰 모두 만족스러웠습니다. 자체 툭툭이 있지만 객실에 따라서는 계단을 좀 걸어야 하는 곳도 있습니다. 까론 시내쪽으로 나가는게 걸어서 가기엔 좀 그렇지만 반면에 조용하고 아담하니 좋습니다Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Min punt, als je om 16.00 aankomt dat je pas om 17.00 op de kamer kunt omdat deze niet schoon gemaakt is!!! Vanaf 14.00 kun je op de kamer!!!! Is ook normaal dachten wij maar dat ging echt de mist in jammer. Maar voor de rest ontbijt, diner en service en locatie geweldig! Zeker nog eens terug!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff not nice"
Hello, I love so much Phuket, but I did not stay any more in Centara. It is only business. People that work over there just think about money. We had dealed to pay the breakfast in the hotel. When we were there, before we get to eat they bring the bill. One day before we leave, they put the bill in our room. I travel some much, I have never seen a hotel […] that bring you the bill onde day before. I do note know what they are think about. Maybe, I think, We were spending in the bar and dinner and I think they thought that we did not have enough money to pay. Anyway, the hotel is nice but I do note like this kind of rules. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
belle vue pour les villas avec vue mer, heureusement que les tuks tuks vous montent aux restaurants car très pentu. Personnel charmant qui fait son possible restauration chère et pas au top comparée aux restaurants extérieurs. Accès à la plage un peu difficile mais bon....dans l'ensemble j'ai passé un excellent séjour et je pourrai y retourner.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Mycket bra hotell!"
Vi bodde här i två dagar men önskar att vi hade bokat några fler. Utsikten var jättefin, bra service, god frukost och fina rum. Vi har ingenting att klaga på. Var en liten promenad till stranden men den tog bara några minuter. Varje dag fick man nytt schampoo, balsam, lotion, solskydd osv. Toppen hotell!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel très confortable mais loin de tout"
La vie dans l'hotel était excellente mais c'est loin de tout: pour aller à la plage, c'est 10 minutes à pied par un petit chemin fermé le soir; pour aller dans un restaurant en dehors de l'hotel ou tout simplement aller dans le centre ville de la plage, c'est taxi obligatoire. Le taxi est d'ailleurs beaucoup plus cher que dans toutes les autres villes […] de Thailande. Ne demandez pas d'aide de l'hotel, les taxis qu'ils proposent sont même encore plus cher qu'en les prenant soit même. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
酒店清潔，服務態度好Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1月下旬に滞在をしました。 気候は暑すぎず湿気ず風が気持ち良くとても快適に過ごせました。 ヴィラは自然に囲まれた崖の斜面に造られており、下にあるビーチまでは思ったよりは簡単に行けて、同じセンタラグループホテルのビーチパラソルとチェアを利用することができました。プールも利用できるとの事でしたが家族連れの方が多く今回は見送りました。ホテルにはマッサージやエステなどのメニューも多くあったのですが、到着したときには翌日まで既に予約が埋まっていました。希望されるなら到着前に予約をしておいた方が無難かもしれません。仕方がないのでcentral grand hotelにてマッサージを受けましたがこちらの方が料金はやや高額でしたがサービスはとってもゴージャスでした。 今回はカップルで行ったのですが、あまり日 […] 本人に知られていないのか他に一人もおらず、とてもリゾート気分で過ごすことができました。ヴィラズは大型施設のホテルと違ってスタッフが何処にでも居て構ってくれるわけではありませんが、逆にその点が返って私にはよかったです。静かにバカンスを楽しみたい方で英語が少しできる方にはとてもオススメです。またいつか機会があれば訪れたいと思います。 Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
确实是独栋的小VILLA，确实是带私家大阳台的面海独栋，视野很好，酒店布置也别致很整洁，除了床单像用了很长时间，有磨起球的现象，但秉持环保的原则就没有换，不知道是否普遍现象。卫生间很大，面海别墅没有浴缸，自来水，几个小时不用，刚打开时有黄色锈水的现象，开几秒钟就好了。很大的落地窗，躺床上也能欣赏海景。服务也算贴心，前台和泳池有专门的黄色浴巾可以借，本来只住2天，但mm感觉太好，就没去pp岛，继续在这住到假期结束（延住的时候找前台要3800b，后来还是从hotels订，便宜了不少）。适合在酒店附近走走或者发呆型的度假。 周边完全没有配套，外出一次确实不太方便，到karon海滩确实可以走小路去，10分钟，但有一小段十分的脏乱差要有心理准备。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Villa with Excellent Privacy"
We stayed in spa villa and the jacuzzi was excellent. No one could see into the room and balcony. We could also use to the swimming pool of Centara Grand Beach Resort, which locates downhill near the beach with oneway shuttle service. A public walkway is also linking the beach in less than 10min walk, but closed in 6:00pm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel, amazing view"
Compare the money you paid, it's abviously great. I have booked 3 villas for family vacation, each villa has amazing see view. Everyone enjoy here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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