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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Ranked #3 of 144 Hotels in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 8, 2012

I planned to go with my friend, so booked the villa with its own pool, but my friend got flu before departure, and I had to...go by myself...
What a pity! It was a so nice and romantic resort, the room was decorated in white, together with bright yellow tower and blue swimming pool, felt fantastic! The hotel offered free before-the-dinner drinks and beautiful cakes. The beach was not exclusive, but still nice walking on it. I've been to Hua hin several times, Marriot and this Sofitel are the best hotels I've stayed!
Highly recommended for couples.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

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A truly world class 5 star hotel.

Spotless,comfortable,excellent service,good food and particularly relaxing.

TOP TIPS.(hotel)
1. Go 'Club' well worth the extra.
2. Menu prices are plus 10% service plus local taxes. The food is well worth it however.
3. Request Club room on ground floor. They open out facing the pool.
4. The 5pm-7pm cocktail and canapes in the outdoor Club area, dont miss them.
5. Mosquito repellant is essential, the restaurants will provide if you have forgotton. The hotel sprays the magnificent gardens once a week and this seems to keep the numbers down. Only seem to be a problem in the evening, they are not particulary 'poisonous' but if you are susceptable they are a darn nuisance.
6. Room service is prompt, and will bring ice to room Free within 5 mins, likwise for the 24hr room menu ( plus cooking time of course)
7. The smart casual dress code is observed and appreciated in the heat ! Tailored shorts order of the day.


Top Tips Outside the Hotel

1. Take your golf clubs.The golf is excellent, pre book for best rates.
2. The transfer from Bangkok is about three hours....of purgatory. But well worth it when you get there ! Would suggest that a short stay at the hotel is not practical.
3. Many good eating houses outside in the Town on an evening ( and some not so good)
I can Recomend 'Prime' steak imported, and a walk down to the sea front through town to the
beach area for very good sea food. 'Moon' seems to be the better and most popular, alfresco dining with a cooling sea breeze. Some of the street side venues are worth a bash aswel for authentic Thai.
4. You wont want to be walking too far in the evening heat and humidity, tuk tuk and taxis are cheap.
5. Hire a scooter .. about GBP £6 per day, a great way to get around... not for novices on the road !
6. Evening market, all the usual, not particularly cheap be prepared to banter hard.
7. Not a lot of good day trips in this area, we did the boat trip to Monkey Island. Wouldn't go again its a toil. There are no Temples as such that are touristy, I would suggest that this area is for enjoying a very very good hotel with a lot of Sun and relaxation !

Would we go back ... definately.. but for a little longer.
Hope it helps !

Room Tip: Club rooms beggining with a number one. ground floor and pool side

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin on your recent visit to Hua Hin, and for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read from your review that you enjoyed the tranquility of our location, service from our staff as well as the Club benefits. We truly hope you will be able to enjoy a longer stay with us on your next visit!

Thank you again for your kind review of our resort, and we certainly do look forward to being able to welcome you back to Centara Grand Hua Hin again in the future.


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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I spent one night there, on the way to Bkk . The place is a true dream!!! Luckily I got an excellent price so the dream was more pleasant! My villa was beautiful, with pool and garden. All there was like in a fairy tale... The cottage was so cute and perfect!!! Only a little bit small ... But considering outside, with private pool and garden... It's perfect! The dinner at the Thai restaurant with a perfect and kind staff...was unique, as the breakfast ! The villas are the perfect venue to rest and recharge battery!!!! I was visiting also the other part of the hotel, very nice too and so full of charme! Normally the staff is so kind...only a lady at museum bar was bored serving me an English tea... But never mind... All was so perfect , so i forgot she in One second. Beautiful gardens both the hotel, amazing swimming pools , the beach is great from the traditional hotel, closed by curtains at villas because there are local people renting chaise longs, so the sea view is

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame.

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin on TripAdvisor, which is very much appreciated.

We were delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Please rest assured that your comments about the service at the Museum have been shared with our Director Food and Beverage and the appropriate action has been taken in order to avoid of incident in the future.

With our reiterated thanks and we all look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the next time your travels bring you this way.

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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Fantastic place to stay. Everything is perfect: immaculate gardens, spacious pools where you will always find a sun bed ( 3 pools !), excellent food and amazing breakfast.
And fast internet that you are happy to pay for since it does work!
A true 5 start experience. We were picked up from our other hotel in hua hin so didn't have to worry about a transfer. They have put so much attention into making sure no one is ever bored, so many activities scheduled for the day.. yoga, cooking class, golf for beginners etc etc..some are paid some are free, nice to have a choice.. This is definitely one of the nicest places we stayed in.. Love the colonial feeling, similar to raffles in singapore and definitely compares to the best hotels in the world.. a gem in hua hin that we discovered by accident..

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin on tripAdvisor.

We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed with our facilities as per your positive rating. We hope we will be well recommended to your relatives and friends as an ideal place to spend their holidays and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Thank you once again for your kind comments about our resort, and we sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to our resort in the future.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is the best hotel that I ever stayed in Thailand. We choose to stay here for a night because we quite curious with the explanations given by many guide books that this is the landmark of Hua Hin, I was like how come a hotel can be dubbed as the prominent landmark of one particular city? So we decided to stay here and the first impression appeared when the we are welcomed and served by the receptionist. We enjoyed our welcome drinks. The service, I would say very high standard, all the stuffs will greet you whenever they pass by you. This hotel also have the fantastic settings,spacious garden and very grand architectures. One of the stuff also leads us to 'The Museum' restaurant as we would like to have tea time that time. Surprisingly, by the time we checked out, they gave free service to fetch us to the train station. It is very hard for me to describe thoroughly how fantastic this hotel was, no words can describe it and you have to experience it by yourself. We very enjoyed it and definitely will stay here again whenever we want visit Hua Hin again in the future.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, and for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us on TripAdvisor, which we will relay to the entire team.

We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly all our "actors". They are indeed a great team and we will cultivate this cooperation spirit as much as we can!

Thanks again for your kind review, and we look forward to welcome you back again to our resort in the future.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We are lucky enough to have visited some of the most beautiful places in the world (Sri Lanka, Maldives etc) and stayed in some terrific hotels, and this is undoubtedly one of the best. We spent 5 days here in the middle of Feb 2012 and absolutely loved it. We stayed in a pool villa and were delighted with the quality of the accommodation and the seclusion it offered (we were in 514). We just wanted to relax having been in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and we found this hotel the perfect place to do so. Membership of the Millesme Club was included and was great to have. Buffet lunch (called, for some reason, Afternoon Tea) is available 2.30 - 4.30pm, cocktails 5 - 7pm, and all with no need to keep an eye on the bill. We ate in both Salathai (terrific for breakfast) and The Railway, but obviously food is more varied and much cheaper in Hua Hin. The hotel is located on the beach and is a very brief walk from the very centre of Hua Hin itself. We rented bikes for the princely sum of 100 baht (£1) per day and pedalled all over the place. Great fun.
The grounds of the hotel are both extensive and beautiful. We loved our time at the Centara in Hua Hin and would happily recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Pool villas are expensive but very much worth it
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, and for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the relaxed environment, staff service and our facilities during your stay with us as per your positive ratting.

We are always very happy when we know that our guest are relaxed and have enjoyed their stay with us. We also very much appreciate your continued support and patronage of our resort, and recommendation on TripAdvisor.

With our reiterated thanks and we all look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the next time your travels bring you this way.

Best regards,
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Superb resort in colonial style, with all the modern facilities. Very quiet, big gardens, three swimming pools, along the beach, but less than five minutes on foot from central Hua Hin. All the rooms are very good equipped and have a big balcony or terrace facing the garden or the sea. Fantastic buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2012

Dear Sir / Madame,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review of our hotel on TripAdvisor, which is very much appreciated. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed during stay with us.

On behalf of all the staff here at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, we profoundly hope that we will have the opportunity to be able to welcome you back to our resort again in the future.

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Additional Information about Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Address: 1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Hua Hin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hua Hin
#1 Business Hotel in Hua Hin
#2 Spa Hotel in Hua Hin
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hua Hin
Price Range: $159 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin 5*
Number of rooms: 249
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin first opened its doors in the early 1920s at a time when Hua Hin was still a sleepy coastal village. This five-star beachfront resort was built along the classic lines of that era, with phenomenal gardens and beautifully spacious rooms and suites (up to 170 square metres) with high ceilings, polished hardwood flooring, period furniture, and the warm tones of Thai silk. The resort is also home to 42 single-storey villas that offer privacy and space (up to 120 square metres) and the choice of a Jacuzzi or plunge pool on the terrace. Beside Hua Hin’s gorgeous beach, a stone’s throw away, and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy to the full, the resort also offers plenty of leisure options for adults and children: four swimming pools and children’s pools, a superb spa, a fitness centre, tennis courts, Muay Thai and Tai Chi classes, and two kids clubs. Plus, the town is outside our door, and some of the best golf courses in Thailand are within easy travelling distance. The dining venues include a colonial style café and all-day dining restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a Thai restaurant located near the villas, and the modern COAST Beach Club & Bistro. With its setting on the beach and its elegant atmosphere, the resort also is the perfect setting for a dream wedding. ... more   less 
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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Hotel Hua Hin
Centara Grand Beach Resort And Villas Hua Hin
Sofitel Hua Hin
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