Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Leicestershire

Great setting, on the beach, nice and quiet.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Pros: Individual villas, staff are very attentive and cannot do enough to help.
Cons: Modernising in places, new air con, TV in room etc.
Location: Not loads to do nearby, but minibus into key towns provided by the hotel provide easy access at very cheap rates.
This is the second time we have been to Centara and we enjoyed it even more the second time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 20, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for the kind comments. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel for the value

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Cons: WiFi was pretty spotty and sometimes not existent... but it was nice to be unplugged once in awhile
We stayed at Centara Villas for 7 days and had a great experience. Our room (all of which are private little huts) was nice and clean, if you take an option of taking a green day and skipping room cleaning, you get 150 baht incentive in return. The location was great for us, away from happening Lamai, but only 15-20 min scooter ride away from all the amenities if you wanted them... The hotel is also less than 5 minute walk to at least 3 restaurants and the Cool Bar (3 min walk on the beach). As other reviewers mentioned, the food, drinks and spa at the resort are on the higher side comparing to what you get outside, however, that's how it usually is anyways... Overall, cute little resort. Definitely recommend it!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback and the kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will find time to visit again very soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Ahhhhh

Posted Sep 30, 2017
Great spot, away from the hustle of Lamai and Chaweng. Pool, beach, accommo and food all great
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for the kind comments and we hope you will find time to visit us again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sheffield

Lovely hotel, staff are brilliant

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Staff are brilliant at centara villas they made you very welcoming always had a smile and would go out of their way to care for you. Villas are lovely and clean when you dont want your room cleaned you can have a green day and get a nice little surprise from it all in all a great place for a relaxing holiday.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Daniel Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from England

Holiday of a lifetime

Posted Jul 14, 2017
Pros: Lay out very good. Nice little chalet rooms lovely beach
Location: Not a lot nearby a couple of restaurants and two bars, but had mini bus to take you to a couple of livelier place. You had to pay but very cheap.
Very relaxing excellent food, lovely friendly staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Sue, Thank you for the kind comments, we are delighted you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.
4 out of 5
by Jason

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 4, 2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from perth,australia

Relaxed

Posted Apr 14, 2017 on Wotif
What a tranquil place this truly is. There are a few steps around but it's not hard. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the rooms are clean. Beach is calm and clean and the waters having differing bottoms across the bay from sand to coral rock. Great for kids. Free kayaks and snorkelling. The staff can even help you to catch a few fish and then cook them. It's close to cool bar and blue drinks. We made it to three, some have done 23. Wow. Go there to no know the full story, it two minutes from the hotel Pool along the beach to the left. The pools are great, three of them and endless drinks for the bar all day with food. Loungers adorn the beach and umbrellas. It's quiet it's Tranquil it beautiful and the scenery is what you expect on an island. Shuttle buses to other areas are almost free.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia

Great location, brilliant food, relaxed atmosphere

Posted Mar 11, 2017
Pros: The best parts of this resort are watching beach meet the ocean fifteen feet from you at breakfast & plunging into your private pool villa at night
Cons: The resort is getting updated over time, it might look dated but is no worse that most long established resorts, especially for Thailand
Location: South side of the island
Our experience was a most pleasing one. After getting in quite late to the island, then realising the taxi from the airport was 1200 Baht, the pool villa we were allocated wasn't ideal. The next day we shared our concerns with the hotel staff who were upfront about options and we managed to move to a different villa where we completed our stay. I enjoyed the friendliness and respectfulness of the staff immensely. This resort does have brilliant wifi, you just pay a flat rate for it. The island is geared towards tourist attractions picking you up from the hotels as well, just be aware that you often get dropped back at your hotel last as this one is a long way out at the south side of the island. Great gym facility as well. The head chef makes a brilliant green curry by the way.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 20, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson, Hotel Management
Dear Brett, Thank you for taking the time to review out Hotel and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

lovely peaceful villa

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Pros: everything .
Location: A few local restaurants that served excellent food. lovely beach
We spent a lovey six days here . lovely villa 3 nice pools .staff were very helpful & polite.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 20, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review out Hotel and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington, DC

Get a room with pool and view

Posted Mar 5, 2017
Pros: Isolated from the tourists to give peace and quiet vacation.
Cons: To know when the housekeeping service would arrive each day. One day it was in the early morning and then the other two days it was in the afternoon.
Location: The local restaurants within walking distance are superb (Big Coco, Fisherman's Place, and Big Barracuda). Bring flashlight walking for dinner.
A true getaway resort. I believe this hotel's biggest feature is that you don't want to travel outside of the hotel. If you plan on seeing the island of Samui, this might not be the hotel for you b/c it's about a 20-30 minutes drive back to the touristy beach places. We had no interest in being with the tourists as we'd already done our touristy visits of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai. We wanted to root our belongings for a couple days and do nothing (e.g., hang out either by the beach, pool, or personal villa's pool). I recommend getting your own pool if you'd like to have some peace and quiet. We were in room 300 where the view was amazing. However, this villa's location is the farthest from the Reef Cafe (where breakfast was served), but it was the closest to the reception and sundries store. We made use of the spa and enjoyed our massage services. The facility is a little small, but modern and lovely (not a lot of rooms and you can't lounge around if you arrive early - we arrived an hour early thinking we could, but instead waited in the waiting area). The small facility is due to the small staff of 5. So book your service early if you plan on taking advantage of the spa. Lastly, we chose this hotel because it was close to another hotel that was holding a friend's wedding. We don't think we would have chosen this hotel if it weren't for the wedding. In the end, glad we landed here for a couple days.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2017 by Tim Rawlinson, Hotel Management
DEar Traveler G Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.