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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Ranked #4 of 144 Hotels in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We spent a few days here just before Christmas, it gave us just what we were looking for - a relaxing, high end resort experience. The facility is well designed, with lots of open air features, particularly the lobby. Our room was spacious, with a nice balcony view of the beach. The pools are well designed - I was able to get a couple of 2,000 m. swims in with no problem. There is also a staffed and functional fitness center. Wifi service around the property was excellent.

Despite the premises and the service, the highlight for us was the dining. We have never encountered such a varied and high end selections of buffets before.

A great place to go unwind and feel pampered for a few days.

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

Dear tomnpatti,

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback regarding your recent stay with us.
We are overjoyed to learn that you had a great stay with us.

We trust to welcome you back soon again, we remain,

Yours sincerely,
The Management

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had 12 nights at the Centara at the end of November.

After a hectic year we just wanted somewhere luxurious to relax and this fitted the bill perfectly.

Lovely building, nice bedroom with a huge balcony (we were in the Colonial wing overlooking the sea) and friendly and helpful staff. My only issue was the underwhelming water pressure in the shower but this is an older hotel and it would be petty to mark them down to 4 stars because of that.

The buffet breakfast was extremely varied and anything not on display was available if you asked (For some reason there was no mango on the fruit display but we asked for, and received mango every morning). My husband loved the smoothies made to order and became addicted to watermelon juiced in front of him every day.

The pool areas were very well organised. No waiting or searching for sun loungers. Staff greeted us as we entered the area, showed us to loungers and made sure umbrellas were up or down as we wanted. Cold towels and fruit offered periodically was a really nice touch.

The hotel is in an ideal location. On the beach but in the centre of town with numerous restaurants and bars (and the night market) within a few minutes walk.

We rarely go back to the same place twice as there is so much of the world to see but my husband is already suggesting that we look at rates/availability for the same time this year.

Room Tip: Sign up for a Centrara One card online to get free wifi everywhere including the bedrooms.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear MandDWLondon,

It was great to have you with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at the resort. We highly appreciate your feedback as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services and our hotel’s facilities and we have already been conveyed to the team.

We look forward to welcoming you for next visit, we remain,

Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We recently stayed at the resort for the second time. The last time was about 5 years ago. Interestingly, many of the same staff are there. They are friendly and efficient. It's a real shame that my Thai is soooo poor that I couldn't communicate better. It is quite expensive, but well worth it.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

was there for christmas and new year, very friendly staff, excellent pools, nice gardens, beautiful pools but way to cold!
great hotel for golfers couples and families with older kids. not much to do for young kids. ovation is perfect, right in town. the new years dinner was fantastic. the rooms are well equipped, large balcony. Don't expect to much from the beach. It's a small public and very crowded beach.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear 221May_Enne221,

We are delighted that you had a great experience at the Centara Grand Hua Hin and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdviosr.

We really appreciate your feedback. It will be our pleasure to welcoming you again and show you the superb service, we remain,

Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you hanker after the grand European resorts of Pre WW1 Europe, in Venice, south of France , Brighton, then Centara is for you. What has disappeared from Europe or is out of your budget is located in Hua Hin, with the added benefit of Asian weather, a half decent beach and wonderful Thai service.
Centara does not disappoint . The building and grounds are superb and are a destination in itself. Hua Hin is just outside the walls but feels one hundred kilometres away.
There is plenty here. Plenty of space, plenty of pools, chairs,food,choices,smiles.
This is a grande lady indeed, still in her prime.

Room Tip: Every room has a balcony and a pleasant outlook.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Roger M,

It was a pleasure to have you with us recently and thank you for your feedback about the overall holiday experience at the resort.

We hope to have a chance to welcome you back again in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
The Management,

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Visited the Centara to attend a family wedding, held on the beach next to the hotel.
The hotel itself has a splendid colonial style and feels very different from the usual tower blocks. Staff very friendly and attentive, with added touches such as the harpist playing at breakfast.
Excellent pools & beautiful grounds with very large topiary.
Wedding facilities superb, including set up on beach & reception in the grounds.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Mike T
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Mike T,

Thank you for your very nice message which I will relay to the entire team. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us during your family wedding.

We hope to welcome you back, we remain,

Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights just before Christmas and enjoyed our stay. Beautiful room (deluxe) with large balcony with view on the colonial pool and the beach. I loved spending time there watching the many birds and squirrels on the branches just in front of our balcony.
Comfortable bed.
Good, well organized breakfast.
The hotel is large and surrounded by a beautiful, well kept garden. 3 Swimming pools. Only complaint about the swimming pools is that the water was much too cold so almost no swimmers there,
Wifi was free in the lobby and library but I think that for the price you pay for the room, wifi should have been free of charge in the room as well.
Prices of drinks in the hotel, at the swimming pool etc. are ridiculous. Much too high. Especially with so many much cheaper and good options in the immediate vicinity.
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Location of the hotel was very good; right in the centre of Hua Hin, at the beach. Plenty of good restaurants and bars closeby.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank zeeland Z
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Qmgr, Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Zeeland,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our resort and will relay to our team.

It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we are looking forward to a possible future visit.

Yours sincerely,
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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Hua Hin
#1 Family Hotel in Hua Hin
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Spa Hotel in Hua Hin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hua Hin
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hua Hin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hua Hin
Price Range: $131 - $375 (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 And Villas Hua Hin
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