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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Apr 24, 2019 AnthonyAtkinson Quainton, United Kingdom

This was the most recent of our many stays in the Centara Hua Hin, and it seems to get better every time thanks to the outstanding service and attention of all the hotel management and staff. My wife and I continue to maintain that it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The buildings, atmosphere, service, and overall quality are… Read more
This was the most recent of our many stays in the Centara Hua Hin, and it seems to get better every time thanks to the outstanding service and attention of all the hotel management and staff. My wife and I continue to maintain that it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The buildings, atmosphere, service, and overall quality are outstanding. We have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone wishing to be pampered on a holiday in Thailand... Read less
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Apr 24, 2019 Maps44536390248

very nice stay and with easy access to outside facilities as walking distance to town If need time just for relax this is sure a place you will enjoy, and for family it's ideal as have activities such as badminton, table tennis etc.
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Apr 23, 2019 Sam L

I was in the Centara for 6 nights. We had a Pool Villa, which was worth every extra Cent we payed. The Villa is small, clean, has perfect AC and a very nice little pool. The beds are big and comfortable, the service excellent. The complete staff ist extraordinarily friendly - if you need your tickets booked for the bus back to Bangkok Airport or… Read more
I was in the Centara for 6 nights. We had a Pool Villa, which was worth every extra Cent we payed. The Villa is small, clean, has perfect AC and a very nice little pool. The beds are big and comfortable, the service excellent. The complete staff ist extraordinarily friendly - if you need your tickets booked for the bus back to Bangkok Airport or your bording pass printed or s/o to show you how to use a Thai Keyboard, they are there for you. The garden is wonderful. The pools large and clean and the area very quiet. No disco here, no music bothering you at breakfast, the beach is empty at nights. Just what I wanted. The beach is nice, but not private, and there are huge rocks in the ocean directly before the hotel. Directly next to the Centara is the huge Hilton hotel, and yes, they can look direcly into your private pool area, if you have the one close to the fence. This did not bother us, though. We would come here again without hesitation. As for the town: it is ugly, the night market very nice with good food, and you should visit Phraya Nakhon Cave and the Pala-U waterfalls. Read less
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Apr 23, 2019 Hugh M Inverness, United Kingdom

Just came back from the Centara Grand Hotel,really nice hotel, staff so friendly from the guys at the gate to the people who look after the gardens...The girls at front desk were very attentive, as you walked up and well before you had arrived at deck they had a smile and your attention it was so nice..the grounds were immaculate as was the pools… Read more
Just came back from the Centara Grand Hotel,really nice hotel, staff so friendly from the guys at the gate to the people who look after the gardens...The girls at front desk were very attentive, as you walked up and well before you had arrived at deck they had a smile and your attention it was so nice..the grounds were immaculate as was the pools area's there were four to pick from and none had a problem with getting a bed...the guys at the pool area would get your attention you pick where you want your bed and they will set it up for you then they will come round with ice cold hand towels for you, nice touch and so welcome...if you are a drinker the price of drink is not cheap (but remember you are in a 5 star hotel) little tip..they have happy hours at different times in the hotel so if you work it out properly your sorted...12am till 2pm at the pool area then 2pm till 3pm in the Elephant bar ( air con ) nice break from the sun.. then back to pool area..sorted lol ..the hotel has great location the longest part is getting outside the hotel, once outside your right into resturants and little bars....our room was a delux room big and spacious, huge balcony and our one had great views over the gardens pool area and the sea (130) and the rooms have the best air con i have had in a hotel so good..to find something wrong with this hotel you will have to be very very picky...the staff at this hotel are lovely and they work so hard...Anyone want to know anything about this hotel get in touch might be a little time before i get back to you..but will get back to you . Read less
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Apr 23, 2019 privatetour_tranfer Bangkok, Thailand

Wellcome to hua hin city.Outstanding location Great atmosphere, beautiful sea, clean white sand beach Happy to visit Please invite everyone to visit.The happiness of tourists waiting in Hua Hin.Thailand