Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was the best resort we've ever stayed in. Really great location, private beach and tons of fun stuff to do onsite. Upon arrival the boat only access was a surprise, but it turned out to be super fun.
The rooms are lovely, clean and a great value for the money. Their customer service is lacking. They were unhelpful in answering questions both before we arrived and once we got there. The restaurants were ok but expensive. The ferry service was inefficient and the airport transfer was poor.
Awesome pools (2), right by private beach (better than some nearby beaches we visited on islands). This was my belated honeymoon trip and 4 nights was perfect. We mostly relaxed in our rooms and pools and had one private island tour during the stay and that was enough to experience this area!
Hotel is completely isolated. Very difficult to get to, but worth it when you get there. However, that also lends itself to the fact that you will be eating many meals at the resort - which means you will 1) be spending much more money than you would traditionally pay in Thailand for comparable food and drink (roughly $3 US for a can of soda at the resort, etc) and you may get FOOD POISONING. I got very severe food poisoning on my last day at the resort after eating my previous three meals there. As I looked through other reviews I saw many other people report that they had food poisoning from the resort as well. They clearly have some problems with food preparation!!! Prior to getting food poisoning, my wife and I were saying we would recommend this hotel to anyone - can't say we can do that now.
This is a beautiful hotel that is on the beach but completely surrounded by cliffs. There are only 2 ways to get to the hotel: by boat or the monkey trail. There is no car access. If the ocean is choppy or if there is a storm the resorts cancels the boat transfer service to and from the resort. This leaves only one way to get to the resort - the monkey trail. This is basically a bunch of makeshift planks which helps you climb up the mountain that separtes the resort from the town, Ao Nang. It is treacherous to say the least and definitley not safe. It is however true to its name. There are monkeys all around the trail and the resort for that matter. The monkey trail is steep and the planks not all that sturdy. You definitely have to have a sense of adventure to stay at this resort. My wife and i are young (early to mid 30s) and in good shape and climbing up and down the monkey trail was still a challenge. The resort is beautful and has all the amenities one would expect of a 5 star hotel. However, restaurants and things to do reside in town which makes the commute to from the resort a focal point. Overall its a nice hotel in a stunning location hotel but they really need to figure out access to the hotel. That is why i have an average rating for the location of the hotel. If it were not for the access issue this would be a 5 on the location grade scale.
Ao Nang Beach is a short stroll from Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi, and other popular attractions like Nopparat Thara Beach are within a mile (2 km). This 192-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. On the beach, the resort is also close to Ao Phai Plong and Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium.
There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Lotus Court, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Suan Bua Restaurant with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi's 192 rooms are air-conditioned and provide furnished balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities.
Guests of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle during limited hours for THB 824 per person one-way, as well as an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 3462 reviews