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

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel in Hua Hin

Jun 16, 2019 eyj_lfurp Reykjavik, Iceland

We just checked out and what a fantastic hotel this is. Services are top class and all hotel staff is great. Stayed in 2 floor suite with 2 children and space was well enough. We had club privilege and breakfast and afternoon drinks and snacks at the Club was really nice to have. We only used the garden pool which was nice and quiet. Our Napita… Read more
We just checked out and what a fantastic hotel this is. Services are top class and all hotel staff is great. Stayed in 2 floor suite with 2 children and space was well enough. We had club privilege and breakfast and afternoon drinks and snacks at the Club was really nice to have. We only used the garden pool which was nice and quiet. Our Napita was the best and always smiling and providing the best service along with her colleagues. Thanks again and we have found our place to stay on our next visit to Hua Hin Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The staff make this place

Jun 16, 2019 travelbugs_38 High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Great place - we stayed in the hotel itself and were pleased with this choice over the villas. Despite the Masters Golf tournament being on for the whole time we were there and the hotel being close to, if not totally full, we always received attentive service from the staff. We avoided being around the main public areas of the hotel when we knew… Read more
Great place - we stayed in the hotel itself and were pleased with this choice over the villas. Despite the Masters Golf tournament being on for the whole time we were there and the hotel being close to, if not totally full, we always received attentive service from the staff. We avoided being around the main public areas of the hotel when we knew the presentations etc were going to be, but apart from that it did. Or impact on us. We ate in Suan Baan and enjoyed the Thai food and had a complimentary seafood dinner at Coast restaurant which was excellent. We also tried Hagi, the Japanese restaurant and were not disappointed. Of course prices in the restaurants in the hotel were higher than most but we ate here The nights we arrived from UK or had been out and about and wanted to eat very close by. Breakfast buffet was excellent. We had a couple of spa treatments which again were pricier than elsewhere, but compared to the UK and a more pampering setting were definitely value for money. Easy walk into the rest of the town and tuk Tuks easy to find just outside. Happy hour at Coast watching people pose for photos on the beach should not be missed. Read less
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Jun 15, 2019 Me73andhim74 Perth, Australia

We have just stayed here for nine nights and couldn’t fault it. The Centara Hua Hin is fabulous, probably the best hotel we’ve stayed in. Fantastic grounds and pools. Loved it all. The ambience of the hotel is lovely. Very relaxing place to stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another amazing holiday

Jun 14, 2019 VoylartSwansea Swansea

Just returned from another 2 week stay at the Centara. We love this hotel all the staff are amazing. The staff at breakfast even remembered my husbands birthday the day we were leaving and sent him a cake to our room. We also had a complimentary afternoon tea which we very much appreciated. Hua Hin itself is great, plenty of restaurants and bars… Read more
Just returned from another 2 week stay at the Centara. We love this hotel all the staff are amazing. The staff at breakfast even remembered my husbands birthday the day we were leaving and sent him a cake to our room. We also had a complimentary afternoon tea which we very much appreciated. Hua Hin itself is great, plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, there is also the daily night market all within walking distance. The Centara is the best hotel we have stayed in and never disappoints. We will be back, see you in September. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful holiday!

Jun 13, 2019 Discover30132348593 Swanley, United Kingdom

A beautiful hotel in lovely surroundings. Wonderful friendly and helpful staff. The food was good, well-represented and delicious. Everywhere in the hotel was clean and well tended. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.