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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

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8.1

Excellent

3,242 reviews

3,242 reviews

View51
Beach47
Breakfast22
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Ao Nang Beach 330 m
Railay Beach 1.3 km
Noppharathara Beach 2.1 km
Phra Nang Cave 2.5 km
Poda Island 5.8 km
Tup Island 7.3 km
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) 15.3 km
Hong Islands 42.0 km
Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot) 49.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Pai Plong Beach 50 m
Monkey Trail 140 m
Ao Nang Beach 330 m
Khao Hat Pla Tok 410 m
Doctor 630 m
Tonsai Beach 690 m
Wee's Climbing School 750 m
Khao Ao Nang 770 m
Chillout Bar 840 m
Friend Art Gallery 1.0 km

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand, 81180 - See map

Make your best journey to Krabi with the promised standard of SHA Plus, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Ao Nang part of Krabi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Poda Island as well as Ao Nang Beach nearby. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

140 meters to Monkey Trail

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from guests with at least one dose of the vaccination. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information."

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Kids club

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Krabi every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport18.7 km

Rooms available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Villa One Bedroom Private Pool Ocean View - King
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed
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Premium Deluxe Ocean View - King
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden View - Double Double
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 2 double b...
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Deluxe Ocean Facing - Double Double
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 2 double b...
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Deluxe Garden View - King
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Ocean Facing - King
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Deluxe Ocean View - Double Double
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 2 double b...
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Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing Room
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  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Villa One Bedroom Private Pool Beachfront - King
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  • 1 king bed or 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Ocean Facing Room
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.

How much does it cost to stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 700 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Krabi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus). There's an additional charge of 1048 THB for adults and 610 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like desserts is served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood is Ao Nang which includes popular restaurants such as Hagi, Suan Bua and Lotus Court Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Located in the Ao Nang area, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) is close to great shopping choices like Ao Nang Night Market.

What are popular attractions near Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Ao Nang neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Ao Nang Mosque, Dao Art Gallery and Friend Art Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)’s Ao Nang neighborhood also includes Ao Nang Beach, Noppharathara Beach and Ao Phra Nang.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)?

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) is located within Ao Nang, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Monkey Trail, Khao Ao Nang and Krabi Scuba Club.

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What people love about Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "We had a great stay at the hotel."

    Zac

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    June 25, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Beautiful property, friendly staff, big rooms, great food!"

    Nichole

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    June 19, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Excellent location, extremely helpful staff, good rooms."

    Avichal

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    June 9, 2022

Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
2,789 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
Beautiful location, lovely and warm welcome staffs
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More about Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus)

Wake up to the wonder of Krabi with a stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus), located only minutes from the heart of the city. Grab some beach time with a stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus), just 780 m from Ao Nang Beach.
The facilities and services provided by Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Krabi.
Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar and casino.
If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus). The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like non-motorized water sports and wind surfing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus).
In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the dart board, yoga room and badminton court in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and games room. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Krabi. Spend a day on an ocean adventure with an easy trip to Poda Island located 5.7 km away.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Beach

129 mentions

Food & Dining

73 mentions

View

49 mentions

Swimming Pool

44 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Croatian
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Badminton court
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Casino
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Exercise area
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Hair salon
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Hagi

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Menu: Buffet

Lotus Court

  • Cuisine: International, Thai
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

COAST Beach Club & Bistro

  • Cuisine: Grill/BBQ
  • Menu: Buffet

Suan Bua

  • Cuisine: Thai, Seafood
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand, 81180
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
    18.7 km 37 min drive
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    58.4 km 2.3 hour drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Doctor
    630 m

Shopping

  • Ao Nang Night Market
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • Family Mart
    1.1 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Ao Nang Beach
    330 m
  • Railay Beach
    1.3 km
  • Noppharathara Beach
    2.1 km
  • Phra Nang Cave
    2.5 km
  • Poda Island
    5.8 km
  • Tup Island
    7.3 km
  • Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
    15.3 km
  • Hong Islands
    42.0 km
  • Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
    49.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Pai Plong Beach
    50 m
  • Monkey Trail
    140 m
  • Ao Nang Beach
    330 m
  • Khao Hat Pla Tok
    410 m
  • Doctor
    630 m
  • Tonsai Beach
    690 m
  • Wee's Climbing School
    750 m
  • Khao Ao Nang
    770 m
  • Chillout Bar
    840 m
  • Friend Art Gallery
    1.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Private Boat Transfer Services To Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi:
    The property can arrange a transfer with a private boat for individuals, couples, families or groups. Charges between the property and Noppharat Thara Pier are as follows:
    • A local longtail taxi boat between the property and Noppharat Thara Pier is THB 800-1,500 net per way per boat. (maximum 6 persons)
    • A private speedboat between the property and Noppharat Thara Pier is THB 4,500 net per way per boat. (maximum 20 persons)

    Terms and Conditions:
    • Shuttle speedboat services is subject to a first come, first served basis.
    • Advance booking is necessary and receive your ticket at the Guest Service Desk.
    • Please be ready at the jetty/pier at least 15 minutes before the boat departure time.
    • The services are subjected to tides, weather and sea conditions; the property reserves the right to change or cancel without prior notice.
    • The property retains the right to change the route where weather conditions and/or the obstruction of waterways render this necessary.
    • Shuttle speedboat services are provided based on the time scheduled shown in the timetable only. Additional transfer costs applicable shall be charged to the guest at time of booking.
  • This property is accessible only by boat. Transfer service is available at no additional charge from Nopparattara Pier between 09:30 AM to 10:00 PM and from the property between 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM.
  • Airport transfer is available at an additional charge between 09:30 AM to 10:45 PM.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee700 THB
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1048 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges4
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 192
Property announcements

Hagi Restaurant is open from 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM and from Friday to Saturday.

All staff working at the resort have been fully vaccinated.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from guests with at least one dose of the vaccination. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff, including but not limited to enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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Cleanliness8.3
Facilities8.4
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.3
Value for money7.9
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9.0
Exceptional
Jyoji from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Lovely isolated location, private beach.”

Lovely room, Good Food, isolated location, private beach.

We decided to spend a night at the Centara Grand before flying back to BKK after our stay in Ko Lanta as the trip between Lanta and Krabi Airport is quite time-consuming and tiring. Took us about 3hrs via private transfer, which needs to board 2 car ferries. It's actually the queue time that kills, ferry ride is short. The Centara Grand had an isolated location, though in the Ao Nang area, it can only be reached via shuttle boat or via the monkey trail. We took the hotel shuttle boat from Nopparathara Pier and it's only a short 10-15min boat ride. Approaching Centara, you can see that it's caved in it's own bay with a private beach and looked really good as we approached. We stayed in a Spa Deluxe ocean facing room and had an absolutely gorgeous view. The outdoor spa jacuzzi tub facing the ocean is worth every extra. The shower water strength and temperatures were spot-on and the large king size bed was very comfortable. Swimming pool was nice with a cheeky cave section behind the waterfall. We did order Tom Kha Gai and Phad Med MaMuang through room service and it was good. Dinner at Hagi Japanese restaurant was even better but be prepared to spend a fair bit. We had teppanyaki and sushi. Being a japanese, I was surprised as it tasted better than I expected. Deep Blu bar had a lovely entrance and aquarium. Overall we can only say, we will be back at the Centara Grand again in the future!

Reviewed August 28, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Erwin from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Holiday/Honeymoon Choice”

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Located away from the hustle and bustle, the exclusiveness of being surrounded by cliffs with your own private beach makes Centara Grand special and glamourous for an extremely affordable price. We decided to pay a little extra for club lounge membership and it was the best decision! Though the Thais are generally friendly and cheerful, the staff at Centara Grand are top service providers. We were there during the monsoon season and even though the boat shuttle service were occasionally cancelled, we ALWAYS enjoy the hike on the monkey trail that takes us straight to Ao Nang Beach! If you prefer staying in, in-room dining is just as great with a wide variety in the menu. Beachfront dining at On The Rocks during sunset has got to be our favorite! Choose Centara Grand Krabi!

Reviewed July 29, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Paolo from Italy
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Unfortunately only three days!”

Great location, Excellent rooms, Great service

We are an Italian family of 4, 2 adults and 2 girls aged 6 and 10. We spent here 3 days before Christmas 2013. Unfortunately we booked too late and from the 22nd the hotel was fully booked, so we had to move to another place. We all loved our stay at Centara! The room didn't have a view, but it was really spacious, with 2 big beds, a very nice huge balcony and a fantastic bathroom with both shower and bath tub. Everything in the room was very well maintained, clean and functioning. The room was up the hill behind the main lobby and was surrounded by lush vegetation, so quiet, but without any mosquito. The pool is really nice and clean. The beach is well kept, fine sand, even if not white talc powdery. The water is clean with a green color. It is not crystal clear transparent also because the bottom is dark sandy, but it's clean and warm and above all it is not shallow, so you can swim! The breakfast restaurant is nice and the buffet is ok, good enough for us which are mainly concentrated on a continental breakfast. At the resort we always ate at the beach bar and restaurant. The dishes we ordered were good quality even if double price compared to any restaurant in Ao nang, but this is normal for an hotel, especially when is isolated from possible competition! I really recommend to do the Monkey trail to cross from the Centara Beach to the big beach of Ao nang. Preferably do it at sunset. I've never seen so many monkeys all together, especially baby ones and I have to say that it is suggestive to see them running out of the forest to go to play on the beach. Pay attention though, because they can be aggressive. All together we loved our stay at Centara beach Resort and we really recommend it.

Reviewed February 01, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Espen from Norway
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

High standard hotel with beautiful surroundings”

private beach area

The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas is an exclusive and classy hotel situated just outside of Ao Nang. The hotel offer complimentary boat transportation to Ao Nang, but can also offer good and quality restaurants at the hotel area. Quite expensive for Thailand standard, but better quality than Ao Nang restaurants in general. Nice pool and SPA and a fitness room with necessary equipment for light holiday workouts.

Reviewed April 15, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Vinsensius from Indonesia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Fabulous Resort & Excellent Service”

Beautiful landscape, very pleasant & helpful staff, good food!

Going to Krabi was sort of a last-minute plan that my family came up with, and we chose Centara based on the beautiful pictures and great reviews we viewed on Agoda. And when we got there, everything was even better than we expected. We booked the hotel's shuttle van (Baht/passenger) and a Centara staff member was already waiting for us the moment we cleared immigration. The shuttle van took us to the jetty, which is some 15-20 minutes away from the airport, to board the shuttle boat. There was a little bit of a wait at the jetty, but overall everything went smoothly. When we got to the resort, we were greeted by the front desk staff at the front foyer. Each guest/group was greeted by a different greeter, which made the check-in process very quick and efficient, and we didn't even have to go up to the check-in counter at all since everything was handled by their front desk staff! As Centara is quite a huge resort where you might have to walk a bit to get to your room, buggy service is readily available within the resort for guests that need it. While the service is free, it would be nice to leave your driver a little tip. Our room was spacious and beautiful with a great view facing the ocean. The design is interesting and we could tell that the hotel was very well maintained. There were some minor flaws in the bathroom, but they were still within a very acceptable state. The breakfast was great and the other restaurants serve exceptional food that, in my opinion, is very reasonably priced. The only downside to the resort is that it is rather isolated and it can be quite difficult to get out to town. You will need to book the shuttle boat in advance or you'd have to walk through the monkey trail, which can't be a good option for non animal lovers. The hotel staff are very approachable and helpful. Overall, it was a very pleasant trip and we truly felt like we were in good hands our whole stay at Centara. This is the resort you'd want to pick in Krabi!

Reviewed August 25, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Jessica from Canada
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Fantastic hotel and service with a smile”

Big rooms, perfect nature environment and peaceful

I stayed in Centara for 3 nights with my 2 young children and a 12 months baby. The resort is just too lovely, we were surrounded by the nature environment (beautiful landscape). We were on our own world! The only inconvenient things is that we have to take the free speed boat and change to taxi in order to go to the main street (Ao nang) where you can find all the restaurants and shops, which is a bit troublesome if you are travelling with a baby. Otherwise, the resort is just perfect! It's good for a couple... However, we enjoyed our stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas.

Reviewed December 09, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Karen from Singapore
Group
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Great beach front resort!”

Private beach, 101% attentive services

The stay at Centara Grand Krabi is definitely a fantastic experience. The private beach all to the resort is the best catch if you like quiet and non-cluttered beaches. Service staffs are 101% attentive to every needs. Room services were prompt. The in-house restaurants serve a good variety of food, from international breakfast buffet, Thai food, Jap food and western food. This is a very thoughtful arrangment for the guests to enjoy their stay at Centara without worrying much. The resort provides free boat shuttle services to Ao Nang and Nopporathara beaches. Awesome job!

Reviewed November 04, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
TAY
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2011

Beautiful hotel within nature”

The pool, the staff, and room was great

it was my husband's and my first trip to krabi, thailand and we were glad we had booked centara grand beach resort & villas to stay. we were literally 'blown away' by the hotel's infamous floating jetty. the room was perfect (though would suggest the hotel to provide in-room slippers) and ours came with the ocean view. its backdrop was the hill and we were surrounded with greenaries. watching the sun sets by the pool was excellent. its thai restuarant (rim saai - hope i got the name correct) is a must-try! breakfast at lotus court is not fantastic but there is room for improvement. do island tour (at least 1 day). it is worth to spend every penny in the hotel and to relax and enjoy the joy of being served and pampered silly. a place we will visit again i am sure!

Reviewed May 16, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Ashish from India
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Mindblowing Location and superb Resort Hotel”

Location, Food, Rooms, Beach

This is the best beach resort hotel,at least for us, that we have ever visited. Excellent in everything that they do here. The location is brilliant - there is no one around you as this property is on a bay which is touching Ao Nang area of Krabi Islands through the other side of the cliff.This resort actually takes care of its guests right from the moment you step on to the islands.They have a private yatch which takes you to the Ao Nang market area and beach every hourly,without any charge. It goes there as late as 11:30 in the night which is a superlative effort from the hotel. Superb beach and an inhouse complimentary kayaking section which allows you to wander alone and go upto the magnificient limestone cliff emerging out of the sea which has become the iconic scene of the beaches in Krabi. It is a new hotel so all amenities within the rooms are modern and in sync with a beach resort.Great lounging areas in your room.

Reviewed June 22, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Rae
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Great hotel but few ammenities”

Good service, good food, decent room condition

With a part of the Ao Nang beach almost exclusive to the resort, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas is like a private enclave on its own. Had a fantastic experience and getaway during our stay, although for those who prefer to be closer to the bustling strip of Ao Nang beach, this resort might not be to your preference since it is only accessible by trekking through the monkey trail (which we didn’t try so I’m unable to comment further) or the free shuttle boat. The shuttle only takes about 10 minutes but guests will have to book their seats in advance and collect the tickets before boarding; the floating platform (with no handrails) leading to the shuttle boat is an exciting adventure in itself as you stay balanced while the platform moves along with the waves. You won’t have to worry if you are catching a flight because the hotel will automatically reserve a seat for you on the day of your checkout. We stayed for 2 days and the breakfast buffet was good enough for us; unlike some hotels which stick to the same menu everyday, the one at Centara changed the offerings during our stay so that was a thought we welcomed. The condition of the room is good enough for us to want to stay in or just get a tan at our balcony or bask in the sun/under the stars in our jacuzzi. The only downside perhaps is that the various rooms are only accessible via stairs/ramps so it might not be so convenient for the older people (whom I guess could approach the hotel staff to get a buggy ride up to their rooms?). Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas.

Reviewed May 21, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Varapote from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

Beautiful, secluded hotel perfect for romantic hol”

great location, caring and attentive staff

First impression - you cannot ask for a better combination of sea and mountain because this hotel was majestically situated right between the cliff and a fine, private beach. The environmentally friendly floating pontoon was fun to walk on. The staff was there to greet us with Thai smiles and hospitality. I have been to many hotels around Thailand and I must say that the standard of the services and manner of the staff here is exceptional. They are pleasantly polite and attentive. Our room was spacious, clean and modern and it had a great view of the ocean - a magnificent view at sunset. All in all a memorable, and very special first impression. Traveling to Ao Nang - the monkey trial was dangerously exciting. It takes 15 minutes to cross that small hill to Ao Nang. It is an adventure but really not for elderly people or those with knee problems. DO BRING A TORCH (and insect repellent) - u will need it even if there are lights along the way. Another option is to wait for the low tide and walk across across the beach to Ao Nang - this is an easier option, but again, a torch is a must. We were walking across a knee-level sea water at 7pm; it was very dark and we've never been scared before in our lives! but this adds to the fun tough. Perhaps for those who are less adventurous, you may want to take the hotel shuttle speedboat to Ao Nopparatana and take a 10-min taxi-ride to Ao Nang. On the way back, you can go back to Ao Nopparatana and get the hotel's shuttle speedboat back - do check the schedule of the boat and book in advance. Things to do - you should visit the 4 islands tour, you can buy it either from the hotel (which is understandably more expensive) or you can go to Ao Nang where there are lots of travel agents to choose (between 800-1500 baht). There are both private and group one-day trip you can buy and the price varies accordingly. The price also depends on the type of boats u want - a long tail boat is generally less expensive than a speedboat.

Reviewed September 08, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Linda from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Beautiful Hotel, Amazing Views”

Beautiful room, Amazing views, Good Food

my daughter and i stayed at the centara grand beach resort & villas last week. we had an amazing, relaxing, pampering experience. the rooms were beautiful overlooking the ocean. the view was amazing. we relaxed with the beach in front of us and three pools tiered behind us. it was great to easily hop back and forth between them. great food with three restaurants to choose from. we never left the resort. i would certainly return. i highly recommend staying at the centara beach resort in krabi!

Reviewed November 15, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Konstantin from Russia
Family with teens
Stayed 9 nights in March 2008

Memorable stay at Centara”

Before going to Krabi I read a lot of reviews (including TripAdvisor) and was amazed at the number of negative reviews. Main complaints were: shaky pier, hazardous walkway, expensive food, lack of service, unfriendly non-English speaking staff, slow drainage in the bath, to name a few. After being there I would say that we have been in a completely different place with good service, excellent food, clean rooms, etc.There some limitations which result from hotel's locations, for example the walkway - but it is like climbing up and down the stairs - no difficulty at all (I have not read a single review with complaint on central stairs of the resort - going from lobby to rooms in the upper raw - and that stairs are steeper than the walkway.) The main problem of the hotel is that some arriving guests do not quite understand where they are going and specifics of the hotel's isolated location - insufficient information both on website and on spot like it is done say in Ravadeeya for example.The hotel's prices are 2-3 times higher than in Ao Nang, but you definitely get the quality of services and food for that money. Quality of service is much higher than in most European, Mediterranean 5 star resorts, not to mention the UK and can be compared to other 5 star resorts in Thailand. The hotel in my opinion definitely lacks a proper lobby bar.

Reviewed April 06, 2008

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8.0
Excellent
Antonio from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Great beach, beautiful view, Thailand at its best”

Decent restaurants, beautiful setting, interesting floating pier, great rooms

What can I say about Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas other than it is a wonderful place to relax. Only accessible by speed boat (transport included in the room fee) from Krabi, or a treacherous path that anyone in his/her right mind would avoid, the place was truly an escape from reality. The resort features a beautiful triple-level swimming pool overlooking a gorgeous beach with an amazing rock pillar jutting out of the ocean that makes for great Facebook profile photos. My fiancee and my arrival to the resort is truly something to remember. Because of permanent structure restrictions in Thailand, the resort features a floating pier that moves freely with the ocean waves. Scary at first but safe. We went back to the pier at midnight to run the length with the waves. What an adventure! We stayed in a Deluxe Garden room which was a bit far from the main grounds, but the resort isn't too large so walking to the pool was no problem. If you are lazy, pick up the phone. They will offer you a ride on a golf cart anywhere you'd like to go. The room was very nice and romantic. The bed was a large double with flowers and a nice note welcoming us "home". The shower and bath were very clean and spacious. If I had any complaint it would be that the room was a bit dark and smelled faintly of mildew, two things I noticed at every hotel we stayed at in Thailand. The staff was very helpful and pleasant at the resort. Everyone we talked to spoke English well enough. They were very quick about meeting our requests, which is very rare in Thailand. The best feature of the resort is the view of beach from the poolside. We spent most of our time sipping cocktails while lounging around, wading in the oceans waves, or splashing around in the pool. I noticed that the place was very family friendly, but it is still very nice for couples. If you are looking to relax in paradise, then Centara is a good option. It is NOT for party goers or shoppers.

Reviewed August 17, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Exceptional”

We stayed at 3 resorts in the Andaman Sea last month (February 2018), and the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi was far and away the best value. The room selected for us was absolutely perfect, the best of our trip. The grounds and the setting of the resort were unbelievably beautiful. Their staff was outstanding even for Thailand (which had amazingly friendly and helpful staff almost everywhere).

Reviewed March 07, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
Suransi from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

Peaceful, easy, relaxing, brilliant”

Location, Views, Setting

We had a great stay at Centara Grand Resort and highly recommend the place. We live in Singapore and have been looking for a good hotel with which we can get away to for 3-4 days to relax and we'll definitely be back here to do the same. Though my girlfriend found it a little inconvenient needing to take the boat to and from the hotel/pier I didnt have an issue (it takes 10 minutes). It was a little annoying that the long boat to Ao Nang wasnt in service for any of the days we stayed however. The beach view and setting is brilliant and I thought the complimentary kayaks, paddle boards etc were a really nice touch. The food at breakfast and in the restaurants was good. Next time, I will be requesting a room a bit further up the cliff, as we couldnt quite see the ocean from our balcony.

Reviewed May 26, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 5 nights in March 2014

Great Relaxing Stay”

Private Beach,

We had a lovely 5 night stay at the Centara Grand Beach Resort. It is in its own secluded bay so boat transfer is required and can be organised via the hotel directly. There were plenty of shuttle boats and long boats that ran throughout the day to take you to Ao Nang & Railley Beach. The resort had a good variety of restaurants. Kids loved the fish ponds and spotting the monkeys, as well as searching for crabs and sea life in the rock pools when tide was low. The kids pool was a hit as well as the beach to make sandcastles. Kids Club available but our kids had too much fun at pool, beach & balcony jacuzzi to use it! Free use of water sports equipment was great. The resorts bar 'Deep Blue' ran great happy hour deals but was always so quiet on an evening- perhaps needs better advertising as was tucked away downstairs under the library!

Reviewed March 28, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2008

Absolute Heaven”

Private beach, private outdoor Jacuzzi tub, wonderful ocean/beach view.
The only thing I wish I had was free wifi in our suite....but I know this is uncommon for any hotel/resort.

We stayed at the Centara Grand at the last minute during our honeymoon. The hotel we booked in Ao Nang was not so great (Ao Nang Sunset) and after all it was our honeymoon! We loved being taken to the hotel by jet boat! The resort is lovely, staff and service was amazing. We ate dinner at the Thai restaurant within the resort - it was expensive for Thai standards but within reason for Americans - it was a great way to sample several Thai dishes prepared very well. The breakfast buffet was great too.

Reviewed October 06, 2008

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9.7
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Paradise in a Private Cove”

Location, Amenities, Privacy

We stayed at Centara with our 2 kids (age 14 and 12), and could not say anything bad about it. We have recommended this hotel to anyone traveling to Thailand, and are already thinking of going back for another stay. The only thing I would mention is that this hotel is in a private cove only accessible (from the airport) by a boat from Ao Nang Pier. We didn't know that when we arrived, so we were pretty nervous when we arrived at night, and the taxi driver took us to a pier instead of the hotel. Fortunately, their was a Centara staff member at the pier with our names on his clip-board, and he took care of us and our bags. We LOVED Centara at Krabi, and give it our highest recommendation.

Reviewed March 17, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

Fantastic views”

Peaceful resort, amazing views, fantastic location.

The resort is in fantastic location, with its own private beach, out of main view from Ao Nang. The resort can only be officially accessed by boat. However there is very old wooden trail (monkey trail), between main Ao Nang beach and the resorts private bay, but the hotel does not own this, nor recommend it use. We had a deluxe room higher up the resort, so had fantastic view looking out to private bay. I highly recommend sea view, as it’s nice to sit outside on the balcony and watch the sunset in the evening. One drawback of the resort being built into the hillside, the further up the resort your room is, the further and higher you have to walk up the steep walkways. In the hot sunshine, this can be quite tiresome. There are golf buggies to take people up, but for the 4 days we were there, we only seen the attendant once to catch a lift. The standard of accommodation is very good, with large spacious rooms with balconies, king size bed, power shower, etc. The facilities within the resort are also very good, but as you may expect, there is a premium price to pay for everything. Only the sunbed & towel at the beach are free! While we were there, there was a good mix between families and couples. We had a fantastic stay and would go back in the future.

Reviewed March 10, 2011

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