"Formerly the Hua Hin Railway Hotel, one of the classic hotels of the East, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was constructed in 1923 and has fully retained its air of old-world elegance."

In 1922, Thailand’s King Rama VI was the catalyst for creating a more comfortable and convenient holiday experience for Thai tourists and the result of his efforts was Thailand’s first resort, built with some resemblance to the Marukhatayawan Royal Residence in nearby Cha-am.

Centara Hotels & Resorts acquired the lovely old property in 1985, and with sensitivity towards its original sophistication has extended and upgraded the hotel which stands on 16 hectares of beachfront land amongst topiary gardens that are one of the greatest local landmarks.

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Our rooms and suites reflect the living heritage of our hotel and its era, with their high ceilings, polished hardwood flooring and period furniture, softened by the rich, warm tones of Thai silk and other natural fabrics and lit with plentiful natural daylight. At the same time, the accommodation provides every modern convenience for the 21st century traveller, in the same way we did for the traveller of the 20th century.

The accommodation is spread across the three wings of the main building, with different configurations to meet the needs of singles, couples and families. Spaciousness is a feature with every room category, with our largest suites providing a living area of 170 square metres.

Located in a quiet area of our huge expanse of gardens, and served by a separate swimming pool and children’s pool, we also offer 42 single-storey villas. With a décor dominated by the hues of tropical hardwoods and soft natural fabrics, the villas offer privacy and space, the largest being 120 square metres in area. There is the choice of a Jacuzzi or plunge pool on the terrace, and the villas have their own concierge services, providing a bespoke holiday experience for you and your partner, or for the family.

For an extra enhancement of your stay, Club benefits include exclusive access to the Club Lounge, a relaxing venue offering complementary collations served daily.



With its location on the beachfront, the hotel is perfect for swimming and boating, and just for lazing on the beach. Two putting greens, four swimming pools, two tennis courts, a snooker room, badminton, table tennis and a fitness centre offer superb opportunities for leisure and keeping fit, and there is a children’s playground, four children’s pools and two kids’ clubs for the youngsters. With the spacious tropical gardens forming a backdrop, SPA Cenvaree offers a full range of luxurious massage and body treatments combining ancient Asian therapies with modern technology that detoxifies and re-mineralises the body and soothes the mind. The Royal Hua Hin Golf Course opened in the same year as the Railway Hotel, and has in recent years been joined by several other international standard courses, making Hua Hin a prime destination for golfers.

  •          4 Pools
  •          Local golf courses
  •          Spa
  •          Business Centre
  •          Fitness Centre
  •          Conference rooms
  •          Beauty Salon
  •          WiFi
  •          Kids Club
  •          24 Hour service
  •          Babysitting 
  •          Information Desk
  •          Playground
  •          Shop
  •          Tennis Court
  •          Library
  •          Badminton
  •          Valet 
  •          Volleyball
  •          Giant Chess
  •          Transfers
  •          Petanque
  •          Laundry
  •          Dry cleaning
  •          Medical Services
  •          The Club
  •          Foreign Exchange


The restaurants and bars reflect the gracious era from which the resort dates. The Palm Pavilion is a classic evocation of 1920s luxury and adjacent Palm Terrace is an outdoor restaurant in which every table is within a few steps of the sea. Salathai features authentic Thai cuisine with recipes gathered from the four regions of the country while the Railway restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and is the resort’s all-day dining venue. Hagi serves traditional and seasonal Japanese specialities, with its sushi and sashimi greatly popular amongst local residents. A favourite rendezvous is the Museum Coffee and Tea Corner, renowned for its afternoon teas. The Elephant Bar lobby lounge is another popular meeting spot.


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Hua Hin was chosen by the King of Thailand to be the royal resort due to its excellent weather and climate. The region has one of the lowest rain falls in the whole of Thailand, and receives a lovely sea breeze making it an ideal destination all year round. The cool season runs from November to February, when the average temperature is around 26°C. There is still plenty of sunshine, but it is not as strong as later on in the year. Tides and high winds can also be expected in the afternoons. The hot season lasts from March til June, with daytime heat reaching 35°C and above. The rainy season lasts from July to November, but Hua Hin does not experience the same monsoon showers found in the north and south of the country.

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