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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise !

Mar 29, 2020 Chelmer32

Self-isolating at home on a cold and windy Sunday, my husband and I, to cheer ourselves up, looked at our holiday photos from our recent stay. The memories flooded back; we had spent two weeks in paradise. The Centara is a fabulous place, lovely, spacious accommodation; amazing, extensive gardens; the food (especially the breakfasts!) and The… Read more
Self-isolating at home on a cold and windy Sunday, my husband and I, to cheer ourselves up, looked at our holiday photos from our recent stay. The memories flooded back; we had spent two weeks in paradise. The Centara is a fabulous place, lovely, spacious accommodation; amazing, extensive gardens; the food (especially the breakfasts!) and The Club – a delight to visit. Long sandy beaches with warm sea, The best thing of all, however, were the staff; ever friendly, helpful and always smiling. Thank you, Jan for the memories; we will be back next year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good inspite of Corona

Mar 27, 2020 m0ebibus

It is the most charming hotel I know, very good service, best management ever ( Mr. Weisheit ), friendly and mostly competent staff, it`s an oasis in the middle of the town, very, very beautiful gardens.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A 'Garden of Eden' - Awesome Resort - Outstanding

Mar 26, 2020 Albaauchleuchries Ellon, United Kingdom

We found this resort 10 yrs ago & have just returned making year 11 on the bounce. It is an outstanding gem of a resort that has broken our 'travelling rule' we made of never to go back to the same place. It's service, food, accomodation & extensive grounds, makes it special, in away it becomes 'Home from Home.' It's not a 18 - 30 resort. If you… Read more
We found this resort 10 yrs ago & have just returned making year 11 on the bounce. It is an outstanding gem of a resort that has broken our 'travelling rule' we made of never to go back to the same place. It's service, food, accomodation & extensive grounds, makes it special, in away it becomes 'Home from Home.' It's not a 18 - 30 resort. If you seek P & Q where everyone is there to relax, this is a MUST on your tavellering list. You are made to feel your every need is catered for. See you next year god willing after this pandemic is sorted. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Timeless classic hotel

Mar 25, 2020 sombatintaratat

It's my first time here even I know the historical story of this hotel once I was the university undergraduate. My experience as guest did not make me disappointed. Welcoming guest, service, condition of room make me feel confident of my choice with the money I paid. Breakfast is great and variety of food. Not to miss the opportunity to take… Read more
It's my first time here even I know the historical story of this hotel once I was the university undergraduate. My experience as guest did not make me disappointed. Welcoming guest, service, condition of room make me feel confident of my choice with the money I paid. Breakfast is great and variety of food. Not to miss the opportunity to take photo around the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Perfect Place to Stay

Mar 25, 2020 533howardb Oakham, United Kingdom

Just had two perfect weeks at the Centara Hua Hin. I don’t use the word perfect lightly – but it was. The hotel itself, it’s location/facilities (lots of space and next to both the beach and the town), are second to none. What makes it exceptional, however, are the ever smiling and efficient staff and the way the hotel is run. From the minute… Read more
Just had two perfect weeks at the Centara Hua Hin. I don’t use the word perfect lightly – but it was. The hotel itself, it’s location/facilities (lots of space and next to both the beach and the town), are second to none. What makes it exceptional, however, are the ever smiling and efficient staff and the way the hotel is run. From the minute we got there nothing was too much trouble. We had our wedding anniversary whilst we were there; they found out and treated it as is it were their own (flowers, decorated bed, sparkling wine, anniversary cake and other things). None of this did we ask for, it’s simply their way of doing things. Finally, when we decided to leave a week early because of flight cancellations due to Covid 19, they made the whole thing so simple. Jan, the Resident Manager and all his staff are exceptional (too many to mention individually). If you’re going to Hua Hin, this is undoubtedly the place to stay – we will be back next year! Read less