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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Ranked #3 of 136 Hotels in Hua Hin
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“Beautiful building in beautiful grounds, staffed by beautiful people”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a great stay, the grounds are delightful and you can enjoy yourself walking through them finding something different and new every time. A good location with easy beach access, with 3 main pools allowing plenty of space and sun beds at all times of the day. The room was excellent, clean and spacious with our own balcony overlooking the magnificent gardens. The breakfast buffet was well stocked but nothing special very standard hotel offering, but always plenty to choose from. The evening meal options were not great, very expensive and favoured the buffet style of dining with different themes ie., Thai, Steak etc, we are not fans of buffet dining and it would seem that nor were the rest of the guests as all the restaurants were very quiet, so little or no atmosphere or ambiance and not enough turnover of food so everything was kept warm resulting in soggy vegetables.

Without this disappointment we would rate the hotel 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear BerlindaSurrey,

We appreciate your kind review of your recent stay with us and we are happy that you had a wonderful time.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay at Centara Grand Hua Hin and we look forward to your next visit, we remain,

Tour sincerely,
The Management
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Not going to point out the obvious that everybody has noted before. :)

- You feel that you are in an oasis after stepping onto the hotel grounds - you literally believe that you have left the noises of the streets of Hua Hin behind you.
- The landscaping in the common area is excellent and extremely well maintained. The animal-shaped trees, and the two old rickshaws, are spots where you can take endless photos.
- Despite the fact that one supposedly gets free wifi only in the common area, once you sign up to being a Centara The 1 Card member, you get free wifi in your room as well.
- Breakfast is excellent, with excellent fruit offerings. If there is any fruit that you don't see on the buffet table, feel free to ask the wait staff to bring it to you. We asked for pomelo, mangoes and passionfruit every morning and other guests were doing the same.
- Despite the massive size of the hotel and the number of rooms, because there are three swimming pool areas, you don't feel that it's crowded at all. However, for hard core lap swimmers, the pools may not be "long" enough.
- Took a walk into the villa area. There is an additional pool there, but the pool is much smaller compared to the other three pools on the main property. The villa side of the property is towered by Hilton Hotel next door and you actually don't get the feeling of exclusivity - you feel claustrophobic instead.
- Arranged for a car for the day and for a private car transport to Bangkok with B&T Travel right outside the hotel entrance (literally in front of the hotel main gate across the street). They are highly reliable and pricing is decent - no need to use hotel transport.
- For those of you who prefer not to eat at the hotel, Centara is within walking distance to the night market and there are a number of open stall restaurants which sell high quality seafood. Ate at Moo Seafood two nights in a row.
- The hotel had a Xmas Eve gala. They promptly closed the event by 11pm so guests whose rooms face the beachfront did not get disturbed. I am really impressed that by the next morning when I woke up, all the 100 tables were cleared and the suntan chairs were back where they were supposed to be !

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear zhaobao,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your feed back after your stay at Centara Grand Hua Hin. Your very kind comments are much appreciated and will be relayed to the team.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we all looking forward to be again of service to you in the future, we remain,

Sincerely yours,
The Management
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I cannot say enough positive things about the Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas in Hua Hin. It exceeded our expectation in every way. My wife and I work and live in New York City and planned our international wedding with guests from around the world. On the biggest day of our lives we wanted everything to be perfect, and it was.

Ms. Narawadee Warit (Kun Joy), the Sales and Event Manager at the Centara, communicated with us by email and Skype to plan literally every detail of our wedding. She was always remarkably responsive, provided impeccable service, guidance, and thoughtful considerations from the moment we first reached out to the hotel until the conclusion of our wedding ceremony and reception. To give an example, when it came time to select the wedding cake, flower arrangements, and colors for table settings, Joy would send us emails with many options to choose from. If anything needed to be modified, she was extremely helpful and flexible to meet our requests. Through our emails and Skype conversations we had a feeling that the wedding would be spectacular, and we approached the big day with confidence. Joy would even anticipate things we never even thought of, which was very much appreciated. Everything from the playlists, seating arrangements, wedding program, coordination of the proceedings, wedding officiate, dinner, dietary requirements and drinks were exceptionally well coordinated. In short, as the review title states our wedding was perfect.

In addition to Joy, all of the management welcomed us upon our arrival, and followed up with us throughout our rehearsal and during the wedding day to ensure our every need was attended to. When the big day arrived, we learned that the hotel had unexpectedly upgraded us to their Executive Suite! It was a beautiful two story room with a balcony, and created an amazingly charming space with ambiance for the pre-wedding photographs as my wife got ready. In addition to being a hotel that is both historic and remarkably beautiful, the landscaping and hotel grounds were exceptionally well maintained also. There is always an element of risk involved in planning a wedding at a location that you've never been, but after this experience I can't imagine a more beautiful location or qualified staff.

We chose to get married underneath a pagoda near the beach and Gulf of Thailand. There was a long walkway that created a magical scene when the ceremony began and my wife walked down the aisle. As expected, everything was on cue from the music to pacing throughout the day. Our reception was held nearby. Dinner was beyond delicious, and I can say that all of our guests were extremely impressed by how attentive the staff was. When a drink started to get low, the staff would fill it without anyone even needing to ask for it. When it was time for a special dance or speech, Joy and her team had it coordinated perfectly so there was never a pause in the proceedings and everything happened exactly as we'd hoped.

A special treat of the night was that 30,000 fireworks were lit off in celebration of the King's birthday just down the beach from the wedding. When I asked Joy to pause our reception so that everyone could watch them (even though it resulted in things going longer than we had planned that evening as the firework display was massive), she immediately agreed and didn't miss a beat. Our reception concluded around 11:00pm. Looking back on it, there wasn't a single moment that we would have changed or need that the Centara didn't meet for us.

As part of the wedding package (which is a remarkable value for everything that is included), we woke up the following morning to enjoy some spa treatment, a nice start to our married life. Joy and the management were there to say farewell when we checked out, and ensure that from start to finish, they did everything possible to make our wedding unforgettable. Our sincere thanks for everyone at the Centara for providing us with a dream wedding that we will never forget.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Adam S,

Thank you for your feedback of appreciation during your recent stay and wedding ceremony at our resort and we are happy that you had a perfect and unforgettable wedding arranged by us. It was always nice to learn that staff have been performing to their very best. Your message has been passed on to the team, of course particularly Khun Narawadee which they are highly appreciated about it.

On behalf of all staff and management, we would like to extend my appreciation for selecting us for the destination. Hoping in a short while, we will be able to welcome your back here again.

Should you require further assistance, please feel free to contact any of us at any time.

Yours sincerely,
The Management
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our 5 night stay here was superb. The room was fairly spacious and looked as if it had been recently refurbished. Service and facilities throughout the hotel were excellent. Breakfast was 'top notch'. My only minor criticism is that the hotel's limousine service to Bangkok was quite expensive. We have stayed at a few other Centara Hotels in Thailand and always found them to be very good. The Centara in Hua Hin is probably the best value.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Mark O,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to spend in rating your feed back after your stay at Centara Grand Hua Hin recently. Your very kind comments are much appreciated and will be relayed to the entire team.

Your comment regarding price of hotel limousine service has been carefully noted and share with Limousine Company for their next review.

Thank you once again for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Yours sincerely,
The Management
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Perth
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our second stay at this beautiful hotel did not disappoint us in any way. The room ( 314 ) was fabulous; overlooking the garden towards the beach. The bed was divine and the room offered everything we needed. This is a listed building. The shower is over the bath and the bath is small but very much in keeping with the authentic feel of the venue.

This hotel is very conveniently located close to the night markets and various excellent restaurants,which are within very easy walking distance. It is also easy to walk onto the beach if you wish to.

During our stay there was a resident harpist playing classical music and carols - the sound often drifted up to our balcony; as did the traditional Thai music. Thankyou.

We particularly enjoyed the Christmas lights in the stunning gardens.

The service throughout was exemplary. The food at breakfast varied, tasty and presented beautifully.

Just book it!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Dotty P,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Centara Grand Hua Hin recently. We are very happy to read that you were impressed with our hotel as such comments increase our motivation to do well.

We hope that we will be well recommended to your business associates and friends for their future trips to Hua Hin, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Yours sincerely,
The Management
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

In my opinion, it's the staff and the standard of service that make the difference between a good hotel and a great one; I found the service to be average at best,

It is a grand hotel with lovely rooms in a graet location but somthing is missing.

When I checked out, I told them what I had taken from the mini-bar and was duly charged for it. Then I returned to my room and had room service come round to double-check the contents of the mini-bar; and that I had not helped myself to robes/towels etc.

I found out when I got to my room that there was a charge to use the wi-fi; which was then waived as I joined the membership scheme.

I expected much more

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear John R,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review of Centara Grand Hua. It is through feedback such as yours that enables us to adjust and better our services and facilities to meet the discerning needs of our clients.

We have made a special note on the points did not meet with your satisfaction and shared with people concerned for future improvement.

Thank you once again for you comments. Meanwhile, we remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

Yours sincerely,
The Management
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

This is my first time to Hua Hin & I decided to select Centara Grand based on reviews from TripAdvisor. Our 2 bedroom Duplex Suite is jus perfect for me & my wife & 2 teenage sons. Overlooking the swimming pool & garden with a huge balcony, the suite is very comfy & we had a great stay. The Centara Club access is highly recommended, where we had our beautiful breakfast, afternoon tea & evening cocktails everyday.

Stayed December 2013
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Lester113,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of Centara Grand Hua. We are most pleased to read that you had a great time at the resort, and enjoyed our Duplex Suite room as well as the Club benefits as per you positive rating.

Thank you once again for the kind review and recommended our resort to anyone. On behalf of all the staff here at the resort, we sincerely look forwards to welcoming you back again in the future.

Yours sincerely,
The Management
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Property: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Address: 1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Hua Hin
#1 Family Hotel in Hua Hin
#1 Business Hotel in Hua Hin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Spa Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hua Hin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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