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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Nov 16, 2019 SteinV_13 Trondheim, Norway

First time in Hua Hin , booked a car pickup at Bangkok airport, 2,t hours drive. Lived in the Villas area. Nice and quiet. Some noise from the ongoing renovation at Hilton next door. The beach right next to Villas and the city in walking distance. Nice place ,3rd Centara we tried.
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Nov 15, 2019 ph8181 niederösterreich

Just had a few drinks and some snacks there and we enjoyed the view and the perfect service near the beach All staff members have been so sweet and helpful tables have been spotless Thank you for a nice afternoon
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10 nights in old world paradise

Nov 15, 2019 Stacey A

Just returned from 10 nights in Hua Hin. Whilst the Grand Centara may not be the newest hotel in Hua Hin, the space, quiet rooms, ambience and service makes up for that. Located right in the heart of Hua Hin, it is only just a short walk to all of the restaurants, taylor's and massage shops that you need. Not far from the night markets and… Read more
Just returned from 10 nights in Hua Hin. Whilst the Grand Centara may not be the newest hotel in Hua Hin, the space, quiet rooms, ambience and service makes up for that. Located right in the heart of Hua Hin, it is only just a short walk to all of the restaurants, taylor's and massage shops that you need. Not far from the night markets and around a 15 minute walk to Market Village. Once you step inside the hotels grounds, the grand old luxury surrounds with large green gardens, 3 pools and a couple of restaurants. Breakfast every day was superb and always well stocked with excellent service. We stayed in a standard room that was spacious and overlooked the ocean and pool. Good sized balcony that was great to relax on in the afternoons. If you stay here make sure you seek out the Garden pool as this one was quieter and not as well freqented as the other two pools by the beach. The beach at the front of the hotel is kept very clean with lovely white sand. Would recommend this hotel, whilst it not as shiny and new as some of the other resorts in Hua Hin everything else that this hotel offers makes up for that. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 larsb94 Nuremberg, Germany

We will be back soon.The hotel is located in a beautiful garden, right on the beach. The food is excellent, the staff extremely friendly. Highly recommended are the club services. We stayed in a premium deluxe villa.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for everyone, who appreciates good old style, great service and excellent location

Nov 11, 2019 Discover222134

As I came to Bangkok after my visit to Hua HIn, it is easy to list out the best sides of Centara Grand Hua Hin - BIG rooms (Club) with good A/C, good and personal service, especially in Club Lounge and by housekeeping, enough of drinking water in your room, no lack of sunbeds by pool - you always get, what you wish, either in sun or shadow. Some… Read more
As I came to Bangkok after my visit to Hua HIn, it is easy to list out the best sides of Centara Grand Hua Hin - BIG rooms (Club) with good A/C, good and personal service, especially in Club Lounge and by housekeeping, enough of drinking water in your room, no lack of sunbeds by pool - you always get, what you wish, either in sun or shadow. Some points to be noticed by management = babies/toddlers should always wear a swimming napkin. Now you could see ”accidents” in children’s pool without pool being closed for disinfection even though it has straight connection to big pool. Besides this the cleanliness of both hotel rooms and other facilities is worth 5 stars. Read less