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 Great Hotel for Couples and Families

Jul 16, 2024 Doretta R Banbridge, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

A fantastic Hotel in the old Colonial style. Staff were all very helpful, polite and best of all friendly. The choice of restaurants connected to the resort all served delicious and very tasty food. The hotel is very clean and the grounds are stunning with lush foliages and topiary bushes. There are 3 different swimming pools, 2 of which are… Read more
A fantastic Hotel in the old Colonial style. Staff were all very helpful, polite and best of all friendly. The choice of restaurants connected to the resort all served delicious and very tasty food. The hotel is very clean and the grounds are stunning with lush foliages and topiary bushes. There are 3 different swimming pools, 2 of which are situated next to the beach. We have really enjoyed our experience here and we will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worldclass hotel and staff

Jul 15, 2024 peterwG3114WK Copenhagen, Denmark

This is a world-class hotel with outstanding staff who go above and beyond to ensure that the guests' experience is extraordinary in every aspect. We have stayed at this FANTASTIC hotel 9 times, and it is definitely not the last time we will visit.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our Happy Place

Jul 13, 2024 GoPlaces56636347300

This is our 3rd time visiting the Centara staying in a pool villa. It’s a fantastic place to stay, villas are perfect with a private pool, food is fantastic and the staff are fabulous. On arrival at our villa we received a beautiful cake and drinks to celebrate our anniversary. The bed was beautiful decorated with flowers and petals. We were so… Read more
This is our 3rd time visiting the Centara staying in a pool villa. It’s a fantastic place to stay, villas are perfect with a private pool, food is fantastic and the staff are fabulous. On arrival at our villa we received a beautiful cake and drinks to celebrate our anniversary. The bed was beautiful decorated with flowers and petals. We were so touched they remembered. We had a beautiful Aussie steak at one of the restaurants, it was cooked to perfection and we all enjoyed the gorgeous setting down by the beach. The Centara is a wonderful place to stay and we will be back. Read less
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Jul 12, 2024 Samantha O

Everything we had on our previous visits and more!!! 🥰 the suite was amazing, the staff just as fabulous!! I really can’t say anything bad about this hotel. It’s amazing!!! Well done Yan for looking after us!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Trip back to the 1920's!

Jul 12, 2024 vixandkae Bangkok, Thailand

We had a lovely 4 night stay at this hotel. Its so old fashioned and charming. I felt like I needed a new wardrobe to match it. King Ocean view room was lovely - so glad I didnt accept the suite offered when we arrived early. That room didnt have a good view of the sea and smelt like nobody had stayed in it for years. It had much less appeal than… Read more
We had a lovely 4 night stay at this hotel. Its so old fashioned and charming. I felt like I needed a new wardrobe to match it. King Ocean view room was lovely - so glad I didnt accept the suite offered when we arrived early. That room didnt have a good view of the sea and smelt like nobody had stayed in it for years. It had much less appeal than the room id selected, so even though it was a 4 hour wait for our room, it was worth it. Room service did deliver our food to the wrong room on our first order but the food was great when we did get it and all later orders were fine. Bed was comfy. Bath plug hole needed replacing as water seeped out during my babies bath. Toilets need bum guns! Haha hope they add that in renovations! Loved the turning down of the bed in the evening and the nice touch of leaving a sweet treat. Cute. Pool was great. Beach was great. Coast restaurant was good but the kids menu was a bit too fancy and didnt have many thai options. The breakfast was great. But they could help give kids plates and offer baby chair straiht away when they see families struggling with young kids. But fanastic choice. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much! Read less