We enjoyed our stay at the Centara Kata Beach Resort. This laid back hotel is ideal for family stays. Connecting and family rooms are available and the pools make it a child’s paradise.
There are two separate pool areas; one which features a water slide to keep the kids entertained and a small shallow toddler pool with a mushroom water feature. The other pool area features 2 deeper pools. There is a weekly pool party with 2 for 1 drink specials, free ice cream and games (for adults and kids.)
There is a kids club with daily activities and a playground (with shade from the sun.) There is also a pool table and table tennis table. There are plenty of families at this resort so even only children (such as my own) are likely to find someone to play with on the water slide and in the pools.
Our room opened out onto the pool area with no fencing so ask for an upstairs room with no direct pool access if you think your little one might wander.
Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Our room was very clean and the air con was lovely and cold. In room TV had Disney channel for kids to watch during down time. Our room was quiet and we were perfectly happy with it.
Meals at the hotel restaurant were reasonably priced although as with most hotels higher than the surrounding local restaurants. High chairs are available. Breakfast was good with fresh fruit, yoghurt, eggs, waffles, pancakes, pastries, toast as well as a number of Asian options. (kids even have their own little table to serve themselves from at breakfast.)
There are food options within walking distance of the hotel (although none of the western fast food chains are represented right here so if you need those you will need to go further afield.) There is a convenience store right at the gate of the resort for purchasing water, snacks and toiletries. They did have a few basic baby supplies also.
The beach is within walking distance (around 5 minutes solid walking) the hotel also offers a shuttle to the beach so check the schedule with reception to save tired little legs. Taxis and tuk-tuks are available everywhere in the area.
Centara Kata is a good choice for families. There are an abundance of other families with kids around so you will never feel out of place. We made numerous friends around the pool. The pools are great and the rooms comfy. I’m looking forward to checking out other Centara hotels on our next visit. They seem like a very family friendly chain of hotels. Cheers to you Centara!