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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charliemurless

Jan 24, 2020 CharlesMurless Dublin, Ireland

Great place. Colonial style buildings, directly on the beach and wonderful service and facilities. Selection of restaurants, all good and a welcoming bar as good as you would find in a 5 star European Grand Dame. Happy place spotlessly clean with wonderful gardens.
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Jan 22, 2020 Jackstuart1993

Our family have had holidays here for over 25 years. The hotel is completely unique to any other, party due to its 30 acre site, beautiful colonial architecture and stunning gardens. However what sets it apart from others is the staff and management. When we stay at the Centara we do not feel like guests, we are treated like family! No matter… Read more
Our family have had holidays here for over 25 years. The hotel is completely unique to any other, party due to its 30 acre site, beautiful colonial architecture and stunning gardens. However what sets it apart from others is the staff and management. When we stay at the Centara we do not feel like guests, we are treated like family! No matter where you travel in the world you can never seem to find anything quite like the Centara in Hua Hin! This hotel is one of the worlds greats and I look forward to many more holidays in the future. Book a room and see for yourself a magical holiday that you must experience! Thank you all once again for providing such an exceptional experience. Jack Stuart Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another excellent Holiday at Centara Hua Hin

Jan 22, 2020 james_lewis5460

This was our 4th stay at Centara Hua Hin and we’ve loved it more each time we stay. The hotel gardens, including the pool facilities, are beautiful. The service from the staff is first class. They are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The beach is beautiful too and is obviously well cared for by all who have a vested… Read more
This was our 4th stay at Centara Hua Hin and we’ve loved it more each time we stay. The hotel gardens, including the pool facilities, are beautiful. The service from the staff is first class. They are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The beach is beautiful too and is obviously well cared for by all who have a vested interest. There are many other positives about this hotel which include a very good selection of quality food and it’s in a great location close to the main shopping and night life areas. Only negative I can think of is that the rooms are getting to look a little bit tired. We hope we will come for a 5th visit in the not too distant future. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 michelvoyageur2018 Lausanne, Switzerland

No wonder 50% of customers have been here before. If you like the atmosphere at your first stay, you want to go back. The staff is perfect, very experienced. Beautiful gardens, nice restaurants. Within walking distance from this "paradise" to the real Thai life!
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Jan 19, 2020 47814

Centara hotel has unique historic charm and such a lovely and well maintained gardens! Rooms are nice, but already tired and need some renovation. Common areas and restaurants are well maintained. Staff and front desk is mostly friendly but some of them unfortunately pretty unprofessional. Hotel is overpriced and do not meet standards for 5 star… Read more
Centara hotel has unique historic charm and such a lovely and well maintained gardens! Rooms are nice, but already tired and need some renovation. Common areas and restaurants are well maintained. Staff and front desk is mostly friendly but some of them unfortunately pretty unprofessional. Hotel is overpriced and do not meet standards for 5 star hotel. Elephant jazzbar is very cozy hosted by super talented and amazingly friendly singer (Percilla?). Centara is full of retirees so most of the time we felt that we have booked a room from some kind of rest-home. Community of retired couples who has visited place every year since Jurassic time. Here you can hear all the best granny gossips during the tea time/cocktail hours 😂 Kids: If you have kids (even well behavied), you will meet lot of eye rolling here. Stay at the ”noicy” swimming pool (near kids club) to avoid any intervention with grannies/staff. Staff will remind you for sure if there is too much noice at the pool side or restaurant or breakfast and ask you to calm your baby (like there is some button for that). Read less