Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Hua Hin, Thailand

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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

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

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


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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel with excellent service

Jul 5, 2022 Hotchipper

My family and I have stayed here many times and it is always fantastic. Right in the heart of Hua hin and on the beach. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the service is always excellent. The hotel itself is from another era, with beautiful buildings and gardens. We always take visitors from overseas to stay here. Never dissapointed!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another relaxing and peaceful holiday

Jul 4, 2022 SteveC33 Egham, United Kingdom

We have just returned from our 15th holiday here since our first stay in 2008. The grounds and pools are as enchanting as ever, as is the high level of customer care provided by all the lovely staff and hands-on management team. Very well done to all especially having to endure the past Covid-19 pandemic. We have already booked our next visit this… Read more
We have just returned from our 15th holiday here since our first stay in 2008. The grounds and pools are as enchanting as ever, as is the high level of customer care provided by all the lovely staff and hands-on management team. Very well done to all especially having to endure the past Covid-19 pandemic. We have already booked our next visit this October and are very much looking forward to returning! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great hotel to feel home away from home

Jul 3, 2022 bear_n_honey Saarbrucken, Germany

The hotel is located directly at the beach and only some walking minutes from downtown Hua Hin. Even in the claws of the strict Thai Corona restrictions there was a perfect five star service. The quality of restaurants, the garden, the pools, the hotel bar, cleaning - absolutely nothing to complain. But the juwel you will find in the charme of the… Read more
The hotel is located directly at the beach and only some walking minutes from downtown Hua Hin. Even in the claws of the strict Thai Corona restrictions there was a perfect five star service. The quality of restaurants, the garden, the pools, the hotel bar, cleaning - absolutely nothing to complain. But the juwel you will find in the charme of the historic building and in the extraordinary friendliness of the staff and managers - important reasons to stay there again. Read less
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Jul 2, 2022 josephinesN2020IZ

l would like to say that this resort is exemplary..from the fantastic staff to the Managers. This establishment is nearly 100 years old and has soul. The kindness they all showed me when l needed help... to the amazing flowers l was given and to die for fruit bowl.. The breakfast is fantastic and staff attentive to any extras you may require..… Read more
l would like to say that this resort is exemplary..from the fantastic staff to the Managers. This establishment is nearly 100 years old and has soul. The kindness they all showed me when l needed help... to the amazing flowers l was given and to die for fruit bowl.. The breakfast is fantastic and staff attentive to any extras you may require.. they go to great lengths keeping food fresh and the resort is very clean...nothing is too much trouble. The restaurants and food are of a high standard. The Managers taking the time to chat to guests ..checking if all is ok. Beautifully landscaped gardens building and settings to die for. Great pools with attendants and a great little club serving drinks and food. l found it so peaceful and relaxing.. l highly recommend and hope to come back one day..definitely a special place.. 🌹 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good and perfect resort.

Jul 1, 2022 shaul k Kefar Rosh HaNiqra, Israel

During june 2022 we made a trip to Thailand. one of the sites we stayed for a few days was Centara grand beach resort Hua Hin. The room was very big and clean, the personal very friendly and helpfull. the location was beatifull. I recomend.