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 Wonderful Hotel with very welcome staff

Jun 14, 2021 VirojEak Bangkok, Thailand

It's great time staying here. Hotel is very beautiful, nice decoration, very classic. Staff are very welcome and very service mind. The hotel is along the beach, very good view. There's little crab on beach in the morning. Especially this time, not many people, so making a wonderful staycation.
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Jun 14, 2021 GoPlaces217792

Centara is unique in its kind. The appearance of the buildings and the fantastic gardens let us take a deep breath with the feeling to be in another world. Right at the beach and still in the center of Hua Hin. The staff is most lovely, very polite and helpful and you always get a smile. Even the managers approach the guests and take care where… Read more
Centara is unique in its kind. The appearance of the buildings and the fantastic gardens let us take a deep breath with the feeling to be in another world. Right at the beach and still in the center of Hua Hin. The staff is most lovely, very polite and helpful and you always get a smile. Even the managers approach the guests and take care where needed or have a nice word. The restaurants are upper class with varieties for a pleasant change to everyday life. For us as we discovered this Centara Hua Hin in 2010, it is a "again and again" and we hope to continue many times more. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect View for Holiday&Work

Jun 14, 2021 thomasfI2013OR

My last Trip was Perfect .The service and the kitchen are excellent....... Management very present and hard-working. Anytime again in this hotel. The perfect combination of leisure and work in the villa......
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Jun 14, 2021 Mobile16050067054 Lisse, The Netherlands

The most wonderful hotel in Hua Hin with the most attentive and kind staff. With the beautiful big well kept garden the hotel is an oasis of tranquil in the city centre. When you visit the Museum restaurant and enjoy a nice high tea you can over look the garden. In one of the other restaurants Coast you have sea view while enjoy a delicious… Read more
The most wonderful hotel in Hua Hin with the most attentive and kind staff. With the beautiful big well kept garden the hotel is an oasis of tranquil in the city centre. When you visit the Museum restaurant and enjoy a nice high tea you can over look the garden. In one of the other restaurants Coast you have sea view while enjoy a delicious lunch. The Spa and Gym are also great Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely getaway from the city

Jun 13, 2021 Sonnenscheinkha Dresden

We had a fabulous stay at the Centara. We booked a Pool Villa that accommodated our whole family of 4. We were able to get away from the big city without putting our family at risk. To the contrary actually: the hotel is very well maintained and keeps everything very tidy and clean. We could avoid crowds and enjoy the privacy of our Villa, pool,… Read more
We had a fabulous stay at the Centara. We booked a Pool Villa that accommodated our whole family of 4. We were able to get away from the big city without putting our family at risk. To the contrary actually: the hotel is very well maintained and keeps everything very tidy and clean. We could avoid crowds and enjoy the privacy of our Villa, pool, beach, and hotel restaurant. The hotel grounds are lovely: huge gardens and green to stroll around. The hotel itself has a vintage flair to it which I love. The Villa had a Scandinavian feel, bright and spacious. Kids had their own little house but all safely connected and close to our own room. So everyone felt safe and kids enjoyed the “piece and quiet” a little away from the parents and vice versa. ☺️ And then we could all spend a lot of time together splashing about in the pool and enjoying meals out on the day bed. Staff even provided a table for us outside. So it was easy for all of us to work, do school (online learning) and/or enjoy some free time. We celebrated two birthdays one day after another and staff went above and beyond to make it special! Thank you so much! Can only recommend! Read less