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

  • Excellent (3299)
  • Very good (644)
  • Average (154)
  • Poor (64)
  • Terrible (38)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed with Guest service center

Jan 22, 2021 ssangrudee

6.03 pm khun Duangporn pick up call then I asked for the wedding package. She just hang up my call and she already knows that what I asked for. So I called back again 6.04 pm and no answer. I start cont. called and I again. khun Duangporn also pick up and she know is the it a same person that she hang up call. I asked the same question for… Read more
6.03 pm khun Duangporn pick up call then I asked for the wedding package. She just hang up my call and she already knows that what I asked for. So I called back again 6.04 pm and no answer. I start cont. called and I again. khun Duangporn also pick up and she know is the it a same person that she hang up call. I asked the same question for wedding package. She said no sales right now. All is go home and I thought 6.30 pm is a time for leave office and I asked it just only 6.04 pm no one there? She answer only ‘’ka’’ and will asked sales to contact u back. I asked her why u cut my call while we’re talking. Well she didn’t excuse me from any reasons. I have a screenshot of call that I really call in that time. If you want to see please drop the email and I will send it! Thank you Centara for a excellent service :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great deals, great facilities!

Jan 8, 2021 BoardingPass272292

Overall this was a clean, quiet, comfortable place to stay the buffet was awesome. We didnt want to leave. The kids were busy at the kid zone and played in all the pools for hours. Club level is nice for all the extra perks, well worth it. We loved it!
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Jan 2, 2021 brookesik

An historical hotel with beautiful ambience, great rooms, excellent facilities and an unbeatable location. The restaurants are excellent and the breakfast is a fantastic selection of world cuisine. The gardens are a delight and the beach location in the heart of town made our stay very enjoyable.
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Dec 30, 2020 CaroDrumm Bangkok, Thailand

The Centara was a lovely place to stay in a good location- an oasis of tranquility. The facilities met our expectations and the staff were courteous. We booked a Premier Club Pool Villa which was perfect for 2 adults and 2 children. The villas are a short walk from the main hotel where the restaurants are located. The hotel boundary comes up to… Read more
The Centara was a lovely place to stay in a good location- an oasis of tranquility. The facilities met our expectations and the staff were courteous. We booked a Premier Club Pool Villa which was perfect for 2 adults and 2 children. The villas are a short walk from the main hotel where the restaurants are located. The hotel boundary comes up to the beach and the hotel has pools, outdoor chess, Jenga, darts, badminton and pétanque so there are plenty of options for the children. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good service and good COVID-19 protection practice. Buffet line is excellent.

Dec 29, 2020 nuankanoka

Quite, sweet and peaceful. The garden surrounded the hotel is beautiful . The hotel is perfect for stay in all day and night for many day. Foods are great. Breakfast is delicious. In room dinning ( angus beef steak) also great. Spa is so relaxing. Staffs is so friendly and super nice.