Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Hua Hin, Thailand

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3368 reviews

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
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre
  • Golf

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

For an addition supplement why not ugrade to Premium which includes the below benefits as well as the Club benefits (Club Rooms only):

  • Tailor your stay preferences and in-room check-in by host (butler)
  • VIP arrival amenities to include tropical fruit, flowers and freshly squeezed juices or sparkling wine
  • VIP turn down amenities each night
  • Exclusive PANPURI toiletries
  • Exclusive à la carte breakfast service in Rajapruek lounge
  • Colonial afternoon tea at Rujapruek lounge or poolside
  • Pre-dinner cocktails with canapes and full open bar at Rajapruek lounge
  • Bath menu provided in the room with special tonics to treat for stress, relaxation, sunburn
  • Reserved seating and refreshments at the Garden Pool including cold towels, sunscreen, fruit etc, cabana or daybed
  • Exclusive luggage unpacking and packing service on arrival and departure
  • In-room Nespresso machine and upgraded tea service
  • Complimentary use of mobile phone with applications
  • Laundry - arrival pressing service plus increased to 6 pieces per day to launder/press
  • Late check-out guaranteed to 3:00pm

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3368 reviews

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Feb 20, 2019 Elephanteyes

We were unsure if the centara would live up to the photographs shown on their site and in the brochure, we were not disappointed. The hotel has the elegance and grace of a 1920's colonial establishment with service and style that goes with the grand setting of the hotel. Gardens are beautiful and so relaxing. We would recommend it to any visitor… Read more
We were unsure if the centara would live up to the photographs shown on their site and in the brochure, we were not disappointed. The hotel has the elegance and grace of a 1920's colonial establishment with service and style that goes with the grand setting of the hotel. Gardens are beautiful and so relaxing. We would recommend it to any visitor to Hua Hin. Read less
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Feb 19, 2019 Andywilks18 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Loved staying at centara villas, staff amazing, their helpfulness and friendliness made our stay even better, Kuhn lat on breakfast is just great, thank you so much, it is such a lovely peaceful oasis.
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Feb 13, 2019 May T Petaling Jaya

Very comfortable hotel. The Afternoon tea was good at The Museum with a beautiful garden view. My family really enjoyed the happy hour of cocktails, wines at the poolside and weI liked the Elephant Bar too.
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Feb 12, 2019 japplet0n Warrington, United Kingdom

I can not tell you how excited we are at returning once again to this hotel, we have returned to this hotel many times since our first visit in Feb 1997 and will always continue to do so, it is stunning, gorgeous and one of our most favourite places to go to anywhere in the world. We love it so much that my Husbands Sister is joining us from 1st… Read more
I can not tell you how excited we are at returning once again to this hotel, we have returned to this hotel many times since our first visit in Feb 1997 and will always continue to do so, it is stunning, gorgeous and one of our most favourite places to go to anywhere in the world. We love it so much that my Husbands Sister is joining us from 1st April 2019 for 17 nights and we are so looking forward to it, the last 2 times we were given the same room (222) which was lovely and we absolutely love the sea view rooms in the Colonial and Garden wings, the views are stunning and so quiet, I cant express how lovely they are. The whole hotel is a fantastic place to be and is in a brilliant location. Cant wait to be there again, see the staff and enjoy the fabulous surroundings, food and hospitality. Read less
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Feb 12, 2019 Noodles786

Centara is a dream come true. A great location in Hua Hin with helpful staff available 24 hours. Breakfasts have something for everyone and make sure to do yourself a favour and do a cooking class (they can cater to vegetarians/vegans.) Centara is luxurious, romantic and unforgettable. Our room facing the beach was the highlight of our stay!