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 A good hotel in a golf package

Jun 15, 2020 Denia1956 West Sussex, United Kingdom

Booked this up with a golf package. Arrived at the hotel late and we were shown to a room on the left as you drive in near the main entrance. Had a few drinks and went to our room. The local club over the road finished playing very loud music at about 4am! Not happy, went to reception and they changed our room, to a good room in the old part of… Read more
Booked this up with a golf package. Arrived at the hotel late and we were shown to a room on the left as you drive in near the main entrance. Had a few drinks and went to our room. The local club over the road finished playing very loud music at about 4am! Not happy, went to reception and they changed our room, to a good room in the old part of the hotel on the 1st floor. Lovely building with some interesting history. Breakfast was good, Gym was good and I was able to hire a very good set of golf clubs. Swimming pools and surrounding areas were clean and tidy if a little crowded. The only thing I would say is the majority of guests at the hotel were German and you have to get up VERY early to secure a sunbed in the shade! My wife who does not play golf was not impressed! Bars were good staff very helpful, beach area was beautiful and there is a beach market about 400m away that is worth a visit. Overall the place was good, we had not been tipping in Thailand but in this hotel the porters wanted a tip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect as always

Apr 5, 2020 Pat A Phuket, Thailand

Love everything about this hotel. The villa, the beach, the trees, staffs just perfect! Clean and beautiful well maintainance. Even in this difficult situation but this place still calm and made me much more relax and recharge my energy.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating still amazing

Apr 5, 2020 GoPlaces217792

The colonial style is magnificent, also the staff! You feel at home with all the gardens, the pools, the restaurants. Also the location in town and still at the beach is perfect. Go and try, it is worth it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved our stay!

Apr 3, 2020 doudou5995 burlington, ct

We stayed for 8 days in a pool villa. It had the charming feel of a cape cod beach cottage, high ceilings, large window which made the room very bright, The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom quite rustic that retained a cottagy feel. Inside shower was pretty small, but we enjoyed the private outdoor shower. Our private pool area was the… Read more
We stayed for 8 days in a pool villa. It had the charming feel of a cape cod beach cottage, high ceilings, large window which made the room very bright, The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom quite rustic that retained a cottagy feel. Inside shower was pretty small, but we enjoyed the private outdoor shower. Our private pool area was the perfect place to hang out after a whole day at the beach. With the pool villa came special services such as a free cocktail hour at the club, which served a nice array of hors d'oeuvres from 5-7. A nice breakfast was served at the club as well as at the villa campus' poolside. Great little buffet and eggs and pancakes to order. The hotel has beautiful grounds, plenty of different pools to suit everyone. Service was superb throughout our stay. The hotel has a large campus with green lawns, cool topiary, great little restaurants and bars. It felf very separate from town, but is actually adjacent to town which is easily walked to.There were plenty of sunbeds at the pools, but the hotel doesn't supply sunbeds on the beach. This proved to not be a problem because there were private areas that provided beds and drinks and amazing thai food for a very reasonable fee. We shopped around and wisely chose to use the sunbeds at Madame bPOO's which is in the #6 slot. Madame Boo is a great cook and a warm and welcoming host and made us feel special and pampered. She and great staff made up of a married team of Phio Phio and ၿဖိဴး ၿဖိဴး were so friendly and kind and were fun to get to know. We stay in touch with them on FB. We plan to visit again next year and will definitely choose to stay in the pool villas and spend our days at the beach with wonderful Madame Boo at station 6! Highly recommend Centara Grand! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Hotel

Apr 2, 2020 sydneygirl2015 Sydney, Australia

We stayed for 5 nights in a Deluxe Club Access Room . The room was lovely with a big balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens with the pools and sea in the distance . The staff were wonderful . The hotel is grand but very relaxed and comfortable . We made good use of the Club , which had an indoor air conditioned area and a lovely shady outdoor… Read more
We stayed for 5 nights in a Deluxe Club Access Room . The room was lovely with a big balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens with the pools and sea in the distance . The staff were wonderful . The hotel is grand but very relaxed and comfortable . We made good use of the Club , which had an indoor air conditioned area and a lovely shady outdoor area. We had breakfast there the first couple of mornings , but preferred the larger breakfast restaurant. During the day a light lunch of soup and panini was offered , then later on afternoon tea . From 5.30 -7pm wine , beer , cocktails etc were offered with canapés / snacks ...needless to say there was rarely a spare seat ! We enjoyed the lovely gardens , the 3 pools , the beach , being located in the centre of things with a short stroll to shops , restaurants, massages, markets etc. Easy to see why this hotel gets a lot of repeat holidaymakers. Read less