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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very unique stay!

Apr 10, 2024 John S

We enjoyed staying at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas. The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful. They made our stay so enjoyable and comfortable. The hotel had great facilities, and the pool and beach areas were amazing. The resort has an immaculately manicured 28-acre garden with animal-shaped hedges. It’s worth a stay just for… Read more
We enjoyed staying at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas. The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful. They made our stay so enjoyable and comfortable. The hotel had great facilities, and the pool and beach areas were amazing. The resort has an immaculately manicured 28-acre garden with animal-shaped hedges. It’s worth a stay just for the garden, in my opinion. The rooms were spacious, clean, and well-maintained. The beds were very comfortable, and the amenities were great. The location was perfect - close to the Hua Hin night market and Soi Bintabaht walking street. The breakfast was delicious and had a great variety of options. The hotel was beautiful, and the decor was period-themed yet still felt modern and comfortable. We had a minor issue during our stay and management was very professional and attentive in solving the issue. We would highly recommend it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Two families, 5th stay in pool villas

Apr 7, 2024 lucindad963 United Kingdom

Our fifth trip to Centura Hua Hin in the pool villas. We had 4 villas, for two families, all together in a quiet corner, some had a sea view. We first came here in 2004, then 2016, 2017, 2018 and this year. We had another wonderful stay at this resort and the staff are phenomenal. D on Villas reception was an absolute joy! Ann who looked after us… Read more
Our fifth trip to Centura Hua Hin in the pool villas. We had 4 villas, for two families, all together in a quiet corner, some had a sea view. We first came here in 2004, then 2016, 2017, 2018 and this year. We had another wonderful stay at this resort and the staff are phenomenal. D on Villas reception was an absolute joy! Ann who looked after us in our 4 villas was a dream and nothing was too much trouble. Nom in the railway was delightful and we caught up with Aoi in the railway on the last day who has always looked after us in the villas (so well) on previous trips. We missed Su who was the villa manager for years who has retired. The club service is not as good now at the villas as it was, especially as there is no breakfast on the villas side and the bar and food to the villa side in the day is very slow. The fruit, cold towels and big jugs of water have stopped too. The choice of drives at happy hour is reduced too. However saying that this hotel is still one of the best places we stay in the world. We are a little anxious to see how the villas will turn out after renovations and it’s sad we won’t ever visit as they are again after 5 times but it’s a reason to go back and try out the new ones and the hotel promised breakfast will be back at that side again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kevin & Denice stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Apr 5, 2024 DK171984 Canberra, Australia

Another excellent stay at this great hotel. A big thank you to Jan and his hotel staff who were simply outstanding in all that they do. A special mention to Mon, Pim, Sanim and Nim for their exceptional service in the Elephant Bar. Also for Nid in housekeeping and the staff who look after us during breakfast, great service. Staying at this hotel… Read more
Another excellent stay at this great hotel. A big thank you to Jan and his hotel staff who were simply outstanding in all that they do. A special mention to Mon, Pim, Sanim and Nim for their exceptional service in the Elephant Bar. Also for Nid in housekeeping and the staff who look after us during breakfast, great service. Staying at this hotel is a magnificent experience, can't thank you enough. Regards Kevin & Denice Read less
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Apr 3, 2024 Steve M Fareham, United Kingdom

I our opinion, this is undoubtedly the best hotel in Hua Hin for location, amenities, quality and outstanding service. We could not find fault with any aspect of this hotel. The food was superb, the amenities excellent, the rooms outstanding and the staff professionalism and attention to detail faultless. Set in large grounds with 4 pools, the… Read more
I our opinion, this is undoubtedly the best hotel in Hua Hin for location, amenities, quality and outstanding service. We could not find fault with any aspect of this hotel. The food was superb, the amenities excellent, the rooms outstanding and the staff professionalism and attention to detail faultless. Set in large grounds with 4 pools, the whole hotel was maintained at a high standard. there were plenty of sunbeds around the pool with staff on hand to support your needs. All adjacent to the beautiful safe beach and a few hundred yards to the quaint town with plenty of bars and restaurants. Definitely recommend this hotel and Hua Hin. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded expectations with amazing attention to detail and support during my stay.

Apr 3, 2024 Barshef

Exceeded expectations with amazing attention to detail and support during my stay. Unfortunately, upon my arrival at the hotel I was not feeling well and needed urgent medical attention. The hotel team were all very supportive and assisted me with everything I needed to make my stay extremely comfortable. Concierge were very caring, making sure… Read more
Exceeded expectations with amazing attention to detail and support during my stay. Unfortunately, upon my arrival at the hotel I was not feeling well and needed urgent medical attention. The hotel team were all very supportive and assisted me with everything I needed to make my stay extremely comfortable. Concierge were very caring, making sure I was ok on a daily basis. There are 250 bedrooms at the hotel and you certainly feel like you are treated as an induvial guest and it never seems to be overcrowded even during busy times. There are beautiful gardens (like paradise listening to the bird song and strolling around the spectacular elephant and bird topiaries) to explore and spacious pool / beachfront areas. With a number of dining options to choose from. My room was very spacious and had all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Housekeeping is exceptional with lovely touches such as evening turn down with a delicious, sweet treat to surprise you on your return to your room in the evening. Breakfast service and the superb array of fruits, pastries, smoothies, continental, cooked and Asian offering with chef available to cook fresh eggs of your liking and omelettes. Great selection of drinks available including cocktails and the local wines from Thailand's own vineyard Monsoon Valley, which is defiantly worth a visit being only 45 mins drive from the hotel. The hotel can make arrangements for a wine tour and lunch at the vineyard. At the Ocean Beach Club restaurant, I thoroughly enjoyed many dishes. The prawns, scallops and mango & pomelo crab salad dishes were so fresh and flavorsome. I also enjoyed the Thai dishes and the Seafood BBQ on the Saturday evening. The Museum is a special place to enjoy afternoon tea or just relax with a wonderful selection of herbal teas, coffees and homemade cakes all produced by the hotels talented pastry chef... I did try a few! I would also recommend having a treatment at the hotel spa Cenvaree, a totally relaxing experience within peaceful surroundings. You will pay more than the massage offering within the Hua Hin town but there is no comparison to the experience and level of treatment you will receive. The hotel's location is excellent being beachfront, extremely secure and easy to walk to the local restaurants, shops and night market (or just 5 mins in Tuk Tuk/Taxi) I can see why there are so many guests that have returned to the hotel over the years, and I will most certainly not hesitate to stay at this exceptional hotel again. Read less