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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible stay, amazing place

Sep 22, 2020 AdeAmg Rome, Italy

Everything is high quality. The building, a historical one from 1923 has a lot of character and is hidden in an amazing garden, beachfront. Elegant pools and facilities that will satisfy even the most exigent guest. Excellent food at all of its restaurants and incredible breakfast buffet.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great traditional hotel

Sep 15, 2020 visionbyrm Bangkok, Thailand

It‘s a great hotel, very well maintained with fantastic great associates! The rooms are very traditional, don’t expect a modern style! But the way it‘s designed it‘s fabulous. I see some older and newer rooms, that’s great some renovations are ongoing! The garden is amazing set with animal sculptures made of the trees. Direct access to the… Read more
It‘s a great hotel, very well maintained with fantastic great associates! The rooms are very traditional, don’t expect a modern style! But the way it‘s designed it‘s fabulous. I see some older and newer rooms, that’s great some renovations are ongoing! The garden is amazing set with animal sculptures made of the trees. Direct access to the beach, i still believe it‘s the nicest beach part in Hua Hin area. Food I never tasted, i can not judge it. Service is top! Cleaning top! If you want to stay in a traditional Hotel, thats the place I can recommend! Relaxing! The gym is very good set as well! Clean and tidy! During the current month they have some very good deals on agoda or booking.com! An great opportunity to use it! Thanks for taking care after us! We really enjoyed our stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Feel Home & Feel Special

Sep 9, 2020 Sathaporn M Bangkok, Thailand

Our family really love and happy with this hotel, there are very kind staff who making us feel special quest and all places herein are clean and feel like home. We walk on the beach front of Hotel every morning, sunrise on this beach is so beautiful and it is the signature of Hua Hin.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good memories of my vacation

Sep 8, 2020 ton893644

It is the best hotel in my vacation. And I will be back again, the service of the staff is excellent, the breakfast and dinner is delicious. The atmosphere of the hotel is shady and has a private beach. The pool is adequate for all needs. There is a beach bed next to the sea.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Belated first year wedding anniversary

Aug 31, 2020 DavideD962

A superb resort full of charm and history, staff was very kind and attentive and they remembered about our anniversary, bringing us a cake with a note. The property is huge and feels very relaxing, ideal for a break from the frenetic Bangkok life. I personally love the colonial style and the combination with tropical indoor-outdoor living. Highly… Read more
A superb resort full of charm and history, staff was very kind and attentive and they remembered about our anniversary, bringing us a cake with a note. The property is huge and feels very relaxing, ideal for a break from the frenetic Bangkok life. I personally love the colonial style and the combination with tropical indoor-outdoor living. Highly recommended Read less