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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to relax

Feb 26, 2021 travelling_avocados London

We went there on Friday night until Sunday night with the family, the hotel looks amazing, friendly personnel, food really good, make sure you book the gazebo for dinner viewing the beach. Walking distance to the market. Great for a relaxing weekend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was a wonderful family stay.

Feb 24, 2021 TW C Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

I took my family a long distance from home, from Nakhon Ratchasima, but I and my family were not disappointed. Good hospitality All employees make good companionship. The overall atmosphere is very natural. Must be the main hotel, beautiful, still classic when I get to the room. I book a Deluxe Pool Villa. My children love it. Enjoy the private… Read more
I took my family a long distance from home, from Nakhon Ratchasima, but I and my family were not disappointed. Good hospitality All employees make good companionship. The overall atmosphere is very natural. Must be the main hotel, beautiful, still classic when I get to the room. I book a Deluxe Pool Villa. My children love it. Enjoy the private pool. The rooms are classic and hidden in the middle of nature. As for the seaside, there are too many shops. But we were able to walk not far to a peaceful place. Another day we went to play the hotel pool and enjoy.But the children say the pool in front of the room is more fun than the food tastes good. This long trip is very worthwhile. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Big but small

Feb 21, 2021 Montse64 Bangkok

Big place but small corners for yourself.... we really enjoyed the fact that there are different atmospheres and spots where to disconnect in the middle of the huge compound., Direct connection to the beach and to the city center. Helpful staff and nice breakfast.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent, Quiet Retreat

Feb 18, 2021 DavidC228 Sheffield, United Kingdom

We received excellent service from the staff on the front desk on arrival, who contacted the booking agents on our behalf due to some confusion on the dates. The room was very comfortable, situated on the ground floor, and it was very quietly located in the colonial block. A lovely touch of including robes, flip-flops, bag, and a torch for our… Read more
We received excellent service from the staff on the front desk on arrival, who contacted the booking agents on our behalf due to some confusion on the dates. The room was very comfortable, situated on the ground floor, and it was very quietly located in the colonial block. A lovely touch of including robes, flip-flops, bag, and a torch for our use during the stay. Food quality and choice were superb, both at the Railway Restaurant, and during breakfast on each of the three days. Look out for the gems at breakfast, such as the sushi, and Chinese dough (which is great with a morning coffee or hot chocolate!) A special mention for Prew, who organised the last 'table for two' for us to enjoy a special Valentines meal near the beach. Service was excellent, given that all staff have had to change their routines due to the pandemic restrictions. The extensive gardens are beautifully maintained, and along with the library and museum, well worth spending some time to appreciate. We'd love to stay here again once the restrictions are lifted. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good for family but don't choose this hotel for your special occasion

Feb 12, 2021 BoardingPass575653

It's the best hotel for family trip but if you want to choose hotel for your special occasion, please look for another hotel because they will ignore your request. The other things are nice, staff are friendly