Expat Holidays Thailand

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin first opened its doors to welcome guests in the early 1920s, at a time when the new railway line to Malaysia was transforming the sleepy fishing village of Hua Hin into Thailand’s first beach resort. Our hotel, originally named the Railway Hotel, was built along the classic lines of that era, and today is regarded as one of the grand hotels of the East. Sensitively extended and renovated, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin retains its air of that bygone age of elegance. Set on the beachfront, with a wide expanse of gardens perfect for strolling and enjoying the sea breezes, and with a prime town centre location ideal for exploring and shopping, the resort hotel is a prime destination for couples and families.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World.

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Set on the beachfront, with a wide expanse of gardens perfect for strolling and enjoying the sea breezes, and with a prime town centre location ideal for exploring and shopping, the resort hotel is a prime destination for couples and families.


Room Name Size Description
Superior Room 37sqm Colonial influences meet modern-day comforts and soothing views are to be had of the swimming pools or the gardens with the Superior rooms, each designed to evoke the spirit of the 1920s. The Superior rooms offer 37 square metres of living space, including a furnished balcony and interiors decorated in cream hues and accentuated by fine wood, high ceilings and rich fabrics. Perfect for couples or small families, accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, the Superior rooms feature the choice of a king-size bed or twin beds, a work desk, and bathroom with shower and bathtub in most rooms.
 Deluxe Room 50sqm Tastefully decorated with dark woods, Thai silk and rich fabrics, and with views of the pool or lush gardens, the Deluxe rooms are exquisite, intimate retreats.  Scattered across the Railway and Deluxe Wings, and with up to 50 square metres of total living space, the Deluxe rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with the option of a king-sized bed, twin beds or two double beds, and are appointed with a furnished balcony and large bathroom with shower.
Deluxe Club Room 58sqm Your comfortable oasis overlooks the beautiful gardens or one of the swimming pools, and is elegantly designed with a light décor and fine period furnishings that create an inviting and warm atmosphere. Living areas of 58 square metres include a furnished balcony, perfect for lazy moments, and you will enjoy exclusive Club benefits such as complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the Club Lounge. 
 Junior Suite Room 70sqm With a spacious balcony overlooking the gardens or one of the pools, total living space of up to 70 square metres, and spacious interiors that evoke the charms of a bygone era, the 10 Junior Suites provide an idyllic retreat for couples with a longing for tranquillity, and families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Sleep in colonial comfort. The bedroom has a plush king bed, a sitting area, and opens to the balcony. The large bathroom with touches of marble features both shower and bathtub.  Guests have access to the Club Lounge and its signature benefits including complimentary wireless internet access and daily food and drinks presentations.
Deluxe Suite 72sqm The Deluxe Suites are graciously styled, with the warm hues of wooden flooring, and elegant furnishings and drapery evoking an earlier and more leisurely period. With living areas of 72 square metres, including a balcony with garden view and partial ocean view, an airy bedroom and a tastefully decorated living room, the Deluxe Suites are perfect for couples and families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower.
Duplex Suite Room 72sqm The Duplex Suites enjoy abundant daylight from the floor-to-ceiling windows and present a colonial feel, accentuated by high ceilings, polished hardwood flooring and period-style furniture. Each Duplex Suite has a total living space of 72 square metres with a balcony looking out across the gardens or one of the pools, a bedroom with king bed sleeping up to 3 adults 2 adults and 1 child, and a bathroom with shower. Guests have access to the Club Lounge and its signature benefits including complimentary wireless internet access and daily food and drinks presentations.
Two Bedroom Duplex Suite 130sqm Experience classic elegance in one of the two exclusive Two Bedroom Duplex Suites, each featuring separate sleeping and living areas elegantly decorated with cream and white tones, period-style furniture and Thai silk and rich fabrics. Living areas span over 130 square metres with two bedrooms equipped with a plush king-size bed and two double beds and two bathrooms catering to families and groups of up to 4 adults and 2 children. The balcony and large picture windows highlight the garden and pool views, adding an air of spaciousness.
Crystal Suite 170sqm Elegant in style, and truly colonial in inspiration, the Crystal Suite is located in the Colonial Wing. With the resort’s most indulgent living space at 170 square metres, this is a fabulous retreat for couples and families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. The airy king bedroom features high ceilings and its own garden-view balcony, while the generous living and dining area expands onto a balcony that boasts views over the Gulf of Thailand. Decorated in soft tones with period-style furnishings and polished hardwood flooring, the Crystal Suite has a bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Deluxe Spa Villa 61sqm Unwind in privacy and with personalised service from your own villa host. Set amid the extensive park-like gardens, the Deluxe Spa Villas with their ambient lighting and blend of white and rich-tone woods bring an instant colonial feel to your holiday in Hua Hin. The villas offer couples and honeymooners living areas of 61 square metres, including an enclosed garden with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a cosy bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with free-standing bathtub and shower.  Wireless internet access and Club benefits are provided with our compliments.
Deluxe Pool Villa 76sqm Gracefully designed to a colonial décor that blends soft colours, wood accents and high ceilings, each of the 16 Deluxe Pool Villas is a tranquil oasis with living areas of 76 square metres. Surrounded by lush gardens that enhance the feeling of seclusion, your Deluxe Pool Villa has a spacious terrace with a plunge pool, perfect for cool dips and to unplug in grand style. The bedroom has the choice of a king-size bed or twin beds, thereby sleeping up to 2 adults and 1 child, and the bathroom has a shower and freestanding bathtub. You will enjoy Club benefits, including concierge services, exclusive access to the Club Lounge and complimentary Wi-Fi, for a truly carefree stay.
 Premium Deluxe Pool Villa 25sqm Colonial indulgence starts with relaxing on your own terrace, enjoying the comfort of an outdoor sala and the luxury of having your own plunge pool. The 22 Premium Deluxe Pool Villas are elegant retreats, each with living areas spanning over 120 square metres and offering complimentary concierge services and Club benefits including Wi-Fi access.  Indoors, the separate living room with two sofa beds and the bedroom with king-size bed are dominated by hues of white and wood accents, and each villa accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Facilities and Services

  • bar
  • restaurant
  • salon
  • tours
  • bicycle rental
  • shops
  • babysitting
  • facilities for disable guests
  • poolside bar
  • fitness center
  • hot tub
  • outdoor pool
  • tennis courts
  • garden
  • kids club
  • pool (kids)
  • massage
  • spa
  • golf course (within 3 km)



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