Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Hua Hin, Thailand

The hotel

The Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin boasts the most enviable location along miles of pristine beachfront and within walking distance to Hua Hin town. Originally named the Railway Hotel, the resort opened its doors in the 1920s and is one of the classic colonial hotels of the Far East. Situated on a fabulous beach and spread over several acres of beautiful gardens, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin offers a wide choice of luxuriously appointed guest rooms and private villas, as well as a choice of restaurants and bars, four swimming pools and a wonderful Spa Cenvaree. There are also six golf courses nearby, which should keep enthusiasts of the game more than happy!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

Where is it

In the centre of Hua Hin overlooking a 4-mile stretch of beach. Transfer time from Bangkok Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

209 rooms and 42 villas. Rooms are spread across the three wings of the hotel all with views across the manicured gardens or of the swimming pools or ocean. All rooms have balcony or terrace, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, flatscreen TV with International channels, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Deluxe Rooms have pool or garden views, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner, with themed buffets in all outlets and special à la carte menus at the Railway, Suan Bua and Hagi restaurants.

Premium Deluxe Rooms offer more living space, with 1 king-size bed, twin beds or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Deluxe Club Rooms (The Club), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Rooms (The Club) have spacious balconies and enjoy either garden or pool views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Suites (The Club) have a living area and garden/partial ocean views with 1 king-size bed plus extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Duplex Suites overlook the gardens or one of the pools, with 1 king-size bed in bedroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Spa Villas (The Club) are enclosed in private gardens, have their own villa host and outdoor Jacuzzi and 1 twin bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Pool Villas (The Club) with spacious terrace and private plunge pool and twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults .

Premium Deluxe Pool Villa (The Club) with seperate living area, outdoor sala and private plunge pool, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Club benefits include:

  • Unlimited WiFi and high-speed Internet access in room and at The Club
  • Personalised express check -in in the privacy of your room or at The Club Reception
  • An exclusive breakfast venue in the dining room or at the outdoor patio from 7:00am-11:00am
  • All-day non-alcoholic drinks at The Club
  • Tea/coffee and mid-morning snacks at The Club from 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Luxurious afternoon tea daily from 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Evening cocktail and canapés at The Club from 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Complimentary use of The Club computers (30 minutes per session, subject to availability)
  • Daily newspaper
  • Daily laundry of two garments per room (cannot be accumulated)
  • Daily turn down service with the Chef’s sweet dream treats
  • Express check out service according to your needs
  • Late check-out until 4:00pm (subject to room availability)
  • Free access to The Club's library and DVD selection
  • Unlimited local calls in Hua Hin city (excluding mobile phones)
  • 10% discount at Spa Cenvaree

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Stunning colonial-style hotel

Beautiful, landscaped gardens

Directly on Hua Hin's beachfront

Walking distance to Hua Hin town

Great choice of accommodation including Club Rooms and Private Villas

COAST restaurant (International and Asian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Railway Restaurant (International and Thai cuisine), Suan Bua located at the Villas pool (authentic Thai cuisine), Hagi (Japanese cuisine, open for dinner). Elephant bar. The Museum Café. 4 swimming pools. Spa Cenvaree*. Fitness centre. Tennis courts, badminton, volleyball, putting greens and bicycle hire*. Kids' Club*. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the resort.

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

No check out permitted on 30-31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegance, Majesty, Luxury Hospitality

Apr 11, 2021 Nana-Ipo Bangkok, Thailand

This elegant, old-world hotel is a romantic and nostalgic Thai experience. The rooms are large and luxurious with large verandas looking over the beautifully maintained, and vast gardens. A perfect respite for rejuvenating and escaping the energy of Bangkok. Clearly, the staff is proud of the property and radiates their respect with 5-star… Read more
This elegant, old-world hotel is a romantic and nostalgic Thai experience. The rooms are large and luxurious with large verandas looking over the beautifully maintained, and vast gardens. A perfect respite for rejuvenating and escaping the energy of Bangkok. Clearly, the staff is proud of the property and radiates their respect with 5-star service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good experience in Huahin

Apr 6, 2021 Curious57365258746 Ko Kret, Thailand

Worth for spend your holiday with family I think Centara is the best location hotel in Huahin so far. Suggest if you come with family and want to spend your time with relax environment and good service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place for long stay with good environment and historical experience

Apr 1, 2021 Ratchada2021

Excellent view of Thai beach Superb and professional services and caring Variety of activities such game room for children, spa, Thai massage and sports Convenience to town and local places such as local market, palace, night life
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Truly a GRAND hotel!!

Mar 29, 2021 Raintree_Thailand Bangkok, Thailand

We've stayed at Centara Grand Beach Resort several times and always find it enjoyable and relaxing. The old architecture and style of the place is very appealing to those of us who appreciate tradition. The gardens all around the grounds, dotted with amusing topiaries are fabulous. Service is generally very good. The breakfast buffet is… Read more
We've stayed at Centara Grand Beach Resort several times and always find it enjoyable and relaxing. The old architecture and style of the place is very appealing to those of us who appreciate tradition. The gardens all around the grounds, dotted with amusing topiaries are fabulous. Service is generally very good. The breakfast buffet is top-notch and food at the Coast restaurant is excellent (the pomelo salad is superb)! We did miss the special they used to offer of buy one; get one free craft beer, that seems to have disappeared. Especially disappointing because their normal price for beer is excessive. If we have any complaints about the facilities, it is that the rooms are lacking in overhead lighting and thus are darker than we like. Their TV channel selection is rather poor with respect to English-language channels. We were also slightly disappointed that we weren't given late check-out or a room upgrade as in the past, but we realize we shouldn't expect such perks everytime. The Centara seems to be doing well during the pandemic because they offer excellent facilities and service for a fair price. We also felt confident in their procedures and practices to safeguard clients against COVID. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel with poor stuff .

Mar 28, 2021 NoteT5

Overall are poor If you are Thais note!!! They treat foreigner better than Thais Not recommended The old lady at the coast restaurant was rude while he talk to me her eyesight is killng me because I asked her for seafood dipping sauce at lunch.