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 A weekend for the memory book!

Aug 8, 2020 jayo2708 Bangkok, Thailand

What a perfect paradise this place is! The staff is absolutely fantastic! Genuinely friendly, attentive and caring! Special thanks to K.Gift from the pool bar who has treated us like queens 😊 The rooms are beautiful and spacious, perfectly clean, the food is fabulous and the team is more than willing to go out of their way to accomodate special… Read more
What a perfect paradise this place is! The staff is absolutely fantastic! Genuinely friendly, attentive and caring! Special thanks to K.Gift from the pool bar who has treated us like queens 😊 The rooms are beautiful and spacious, perfectly clean, the food is fabulous and the team is more than willing to go out of their way to accomodate special wishes and dietary restrictions. The pools are great, the beach and the whole hotel area is clean and simply beautiful! We are blown away and will make this our new weekend getaway spot! Thank you all!! Read less
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Aug 2, 2020 TsakSakul

This hotel has really unique Thai style and nice garden. It also locate on the excellent location, about 1 km from malls and many seaside restaurant. I visited the hotel after long hotel closed due to COVID-19 outbreak. There weren’t many customers there. My room has a great garden view and cozy bed. However, there was some dust under the door… Read more
This hotel has really unique Thai style and nice garden. It also locate on the excellent location, about 1 km from malls and many seaside restaurant. I visited the hotel after long hotel closed due to COVID-19 outbreak. There weren’t many customers there. My room has a great garden view and cozy bed. However, there was some dust under the door and one broken umbrella that always closed itself. The most impressive thing is how they concern about Virus spreading. I saw the officer clean everything we touched in gym and everywhere all the time I stayed there. Breakfast was divided into 4 rounds in order to avoid crowding , 1 hr each. Each table have enough distance to others and you have to tell the waiter to pick a bakery or food for you. I bet, it’s inconvenient, but it’s safe!! Although there was some error about room cleaning, but it really minor when compare to the great location and the way they treated us. I will recommend my friend to stay here if they come to HuaHin. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beach front hotel with big gardens

Jul 31, 2020 unggoonm Bangkok, Thailand

The beach in front of the hotel is clean and well preserved, also are the private gardens.Many trees are cut and trimmed into cute shapes reflecting the traditional Thai gardens which are rare at present due to the land and maintenance cost.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great stay with my toddler

Jul 29, 2020 lalana2020

all facilities kept us busy everyday. staff were friendly and helpful. great location. this hotel is great for all age groups. From young kids, couples to elderlies. With its huge area of tress, grass, gardens, its very nice to spend all day at the hotel. 2 big pools with kids club were very helpful for tired parents who run out of ideas how to… Read more
all facilities kept us busy everyday. staff were friendly and helpful. great location. this hotel is great for all age groups. From young kids, couples to elderlies. With its huge area of tress, grass, gardens, its very nice to spend all day at the hotel. 2 big pools with kids club were very helpful for tired parents who run out of ideas how to entertain their kids. Read less
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Jul 27, 2020 giatkongthamp Bangkok, Thailand

I had stayed in the Premium Deluxe on the ground floor of Garden Wing, the room features with 2 double beds with high ceiling and colonial design the bathroom is specious and clean, there is the large dressing area, this is one of the first resort in this country but they maintain the room, ground, public areas in the good condition, no defect in… Read more
I had stayed in the Premium Deluxe on the ground floor of Garden Wing, the room features with 2 double beds with high ceiling and colonial design the bathroom is specious and clean, there is the large dressing area, this is one of the first resort in this country but they maintain the room, ground, public areas in the good condition, no defect in the room at all (no dust, clean and well grouting in the bathroom & cool A/C) Service at the front desk, club lounge and reception are world’s class, staff are courteous and always welcome the guests and visitors with genuine smile, this really represent Thai Hospitality. We met the director of rooms Mr. Kitti in the club lounge and ask for feedback during stay which I gave some points which the resort can be improved. The breakfast offer wide range of selection although was quite busy but staff kept calm and did the great job. The charm of this hotel are many things such as the historical colonial design, 4 big pools including public pool in Villa Side, beautiful garden which gardener look after well, but the great asset is your staff. I will definitely come back very soon, this is one of the best hotel in Hua Hin and one of the best memory in my life. Thank You Centara Hua Hin Team, keep doing the great job Read less