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
  • 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

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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Aug 21, 2019 993Kiwitraveller North Island, New Zealand

If you are wanting a 5star Hotel. Look No further this has got 2 be one of the best hotels in Thailand we have stayed in. Has it all. serve/food/comfortable/beautiful grounds/4 swimming pools/beach access/Spa.etc. 3hours easy drive from Bangkok.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A memorable meal

Aug 21, 2019 Strasbourg9

A hotel with great customer service and a good location in Hua Hin. Had an excellent dinner at the Coast Beach Club and Bistro - great food and staff, in particular Apple who was very helpful. All staff have been professional.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very poor service attitude!

Aug 21, 2019 ishatravel Kolkata (Calcutta), India

For a property that we have come back to for the third time in two years, it's a shame that the front desk staff and duty manager James are so poorly trained in guest relations. Our checkin experience last evening after a long day's travel from Singapore and then Bangkok, was really unsavoury. Not only were we given a horribly musty room with the… Read more
For a property that we have come back to for the third time in two years, it's a shame that the front desk staff and duty manager James are so poorly trained in guest relations. Our checkin experience last evening after a long day's travel from Singapore and then Bangkok, was really unsavoury. Not only were we given a horribly musty room with the wrong configuration, the front desk supervisor showing us our room( Fae) suggested she was giving us an upgrade, when in fact, it was the same category we had booked. Then she disappeared as we were following her, without even telling us where she was going or that we should wait! We spoke to the duty manager about it, but he too clearly lacks clear communication and human relations skills. What a terrible start to a short family vacation that we were so looking forward to! Luckily it was made up by a fabulous dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin - service par excellence and simply brilliant thai food! Read less
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Aug 21, 2019 jwelch269 Hong Kong, China

If you like a small beach feel and a top level hotel resort to stay in, then this is your spot. It does take about 3 hours of a drive from BKK if you didn't fly into the small Hua Hin airport but you can book a car from the BKK airport. The hotel staff are very friendly and willing to help you as much as possible. Breakfast has everything you… Read more
If you like a small beach feel and a top level hotel resort to stay in, then this is your spot. It does take about 3 hours of a drive from BKK if you didn't fly into the small Hua Hin airport but you can book a car from the BKK airport. The hotel staff are very friendly and willing to help you as much as possible. Breakfast has everything you could want and there are multiple pools to lounge around or swim in. Some pools are meant to quieter while the middle pool is great for families. The beach is clean and quiet and mostly empty of people. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating beautiful garden, and comfortable room, excellent service

Aug 20, 2019 keinatsui2019

I stayed at a garden suite of Colonial Wing for 3 nights. I had a very comfortable time in the corner room overlooking the beach and the pool through the beautiful garden. At the restaurant, I used Coast once for dinner and twice at the poolside, and the seafood, pizza and sandwich were all very delicious. I would love to stay again.