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 Very comfortable and friendly

Sep 28, 2021 TimKT Bangkok, Thailand

We had a lovely time. The staff were universally friendly and helpful, from the guards at the gate through to reception, café, pool and room attendants. The property has more character and history than the other resorts in Hua Hin. A real highlight was the grounds - there were plenty of places to sit, even on rainy days, and the topiary garden was… Read more
We had a lovely time. The staff were universally friendly and helpful, from the guards at the gate through to reception, café, pool and room attendants. The property has more character and history than the other resorts in Hua Hin. A real highlight was the grounds - there were plenty of places to sit, even on rainy days, and the topiary garden was beautiful and a bit different from the usual. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Centara grang huahin 1st stay

Sep 28, 2021 pjinnies Bangkok, Thailand

this is a first time for us with Centara grand huahin. It's a very good place, fresh air, nature, very quiet area , close to a beach, good food, and good staff service mind. Overall stay is over expectation but some point is under expectation such as breakfast buffet is not variety.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a good place for Birthday celebration

Sep 26, 2021 adhiratanaj Bangkok, Thailand

Every year during my birthday, I prefer to come back here. I feel very home away from home. I was very impressed with evry single steps i walk by. I had stayed in a villa where surrounded by greenery and tranquility with a very warm welcome by lovely security guards and a very helpful lady upon our check in. CHBR never disappointed me, i look… Read more
Every year during my birthday, I prefer to come back here. I feel very home away from home. I was very impressed with evry single steps i walk by. I had stayed in a villa where surrounded by greenery and tranquility with a very warm welcome by lovely security guards and a very helpful lady upon our check in. CHBR never disappointed me, i look forward coming back every years Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place to stay by the beach

Sep 25, 2021 thepn Bangkok, Thailand

If you love beach and good room style and great service do not miss this one. However in Covid-19 situation you need to vaccinated at least 1 vaccine after 15 day. Beach walk in the morning after breakfast (I like is cheese and egg Benedict, croissant also recommended.)
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Sep 24, 2021 chareenard

This hotel is one of the most beautiful hotel that I have visited with heritage and colonial style. The room design is very clean and impressive with a very good view. The staff are lovely and very active. Really recommend if you are finding some place to spend a peaceful holiday.