Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Travel Blogs from Hua Hin
Saturday 29 August 2009
A very lazy day today. Paul and Imogen went for a pre breakfast swim whilst Ella and I lounged around in bed. Breakfast was good – on a par with the Sheraton breakfast in fact, which is praise indeed. We all ate far too much including fresh waffles and loads of fruit and a proper latte (something which has …
Von Ko Tao ging es mit dem "High Speed Catamaran" zum Festland. Diese Fahrt werden wir unser Leben lang nicht vergessen...wir hiengen alle drei ueber der Reeling, nahe am k... und gottenfroh als endlich das Land in Sicht war!!! Scheinbar wackelt's auf einem Catamaran viel mehr als auch einem normalen Boot! Dann fuhren wir mit dem Bus nach Hua Hin …
Day 85 - Tuesday 18 November Up for 8am taxi. Same 4 wheel drive jeep for trecherous crossing back to pier. 45 minutes alter arrive in town bustling with farang. Tout selling tickets informs us that the only fast boat to Chumphon which seats 35 is fully booked. This is the first day of their season on which the fast boat has sailed. Quandry. Do we …
... the boats were moored. I had arrived at the right time as there were thirty plus boats unloading their catch then refilling the hulls with crushed ice. It was a hive of activity with men from the boats sliding plastic buckets full of fish from the boat along gang planks to men waiting at the other end who would empty the fish from the buckets into crates which were then loaded into the back of a constant stream of trucks. At the opposite end of the loading bay I could the sound ...
I played with Tom in the swimming pool. Mum and I went into town and I played pool with an Australian guy and a German guy. They showed me how to use the pool cues. We have had lots of fun in Thailand. The bet bits; -the friendly Thai people - the friends I made from different countries - swimming every day - Thai massages Next stop; ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Step back into the past
When you arrive at this colonial style hotel, situated in the middle of Hua Hin, but directly on to the beach, you feel you are stepping back in time - not as far as the facilities or service is concerned, but as relates to the environment - it is almost colonial. When we stayed there recently there were number of vintage cars parked outside the front door.
In all respects, this is a wonderful hotel, superb food, attentive staff, immaculate service, and if you are a golfer as we are - an excellent golf desk, taking care of everything, even packing up the clubs for our return journey.
My wife and myself find this hotel wonderful we have returned every year the rooms are very comfortable the staff friendly and warm the breakfast buffet is a feast the 3 pools are fantastic there is plenty to entertain us during the day and a wonderful white sandy beach in front of the hotel we have stayed here 4 times and is the only hotel we have returned to more than 1 time it is excellent we have never had 1 complaint about anything a real 5* hotel with great facitities relaxing grounds good food lovely swimming pools all in all our favourite beach hotel this is a hotel which we recommend to our friends and familys who visit us because everybody who stays here comes back
I reserved this hotel for my wife.
Excellent as usual
We have stayed here several times - one of the very few places we keep going back to. Everything was excellent again. The deluxe rooms are spacious and well serviced. The staff are extrmely pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is superb. Breakfast is a feast of variety and quality, and the Thai buffet diner at the poolside, with Thai music and dancing was brilliant and great value. We will return!
This place is amazing!!
The sofitel is in a great central location and set in beautiful gardens that hide the hustle and bustle of hua hin. We spent most days by the garden pool which was really quiet and peaceful. There are other pools for families which are shallower etc.
The service is fantastic and the room was fine although it seemed a bit dark due to all the wood.
I truly enjoyed the Sofitel Resort Hua Hin. The lovely hotel is beautiful and the grounds are whimsically manicured. The trees and bushes have been shaped into all different animals. We had two deluxe rooms with large balconies. The rooms are elegant, well-appointed and the service is good. This is a colonial hotel that has been kept up very well. Our rate was about US$135 per room including tax and breakfast; an excellent deal considering the level of this hotel. It's much more interesting than say the Hilton or Hyatt. Plus the location is excellent for wandering around this relaxing seaside town.
We are dealing here with the Sofitel hotel and not the central village, although the central village is a part of the Sofitel hotel, it can't compare to the hotel.
The Sofitel at Hau Hin was very nice, but a long way from Bangkok (3 hours) although we booked a sea view and they gave us a garden room. the hotel was set on a very busy beach with horse riding, massage and food all thrown in. I recomment the beach massage very cheap. The hotel itsself was very pretty with beautifull gardens. The food was excellent, especially the afternoon tea (tradional English). The entertainment on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve was supurb as was the food, our only complaint here was they spent days setting it all up in the hotel grounds which made it very noisy (banging etc). After the Tsunmi they did there best to ensure we had a good time. The Tailor at the hotel Classic Collection gets five stars, we had loads of clothes made, they were patient, understanding and very reasonable, everyone has commented on the items we have worn. This was out fourth visit to Far East, it is real value for money
A world class hotel in every way.
From the time you arrive in the beautiful lobby and to your wonderful room with French doors to your very own private garden balcony you are taken care of in every way. 3 pools to chose from and shopping as soon as you leave the gates. The beach was nice too. I will be back for sure. I was originaly at the Marriott, but checked out becuase it was old and way to many kids. The only other Sofitel I have ever stayed at was the Beverly Hills Sofitel. What a great hotel chain it is.