"Hua Hin's historic first hotel" Top 5 Page for this destination Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Tip by syllybabe

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Hua Hin: 1,996 reviews and 28 photos

  Sofitel Central Hua Hin
by syllybabe

Originally built as the Hua hin Railway hotel in 1923, this historic building was restored to its former glory in 1986 as a graceful colonial inn by the sea with teakwood stairs and high ceilings.

Comparable to The Oriental in Bangkok and Raffles in Singapore in terms of history and Asian hospitality, the Sofitel has an edge over the other two...more than 10 hectares of lush tropical gardens with flowers and palm trees with the heady scent of frangipani lingering in the air everytime the sea breeze blows.

At 4,700baht a night during the off-peak season, we couldn't resist.

For how we ended up here, see the next tip.

Unique Qualities: Several restaurants to choose from, 3 big pools, waking up to beach views or lush gardens, a spa for relaxing massages, and overall a wonderful experience.

Address: 1 Damnoenkasem Rd, Hua Hin
Price Comparison: most expensive
Phone: +66 3251 2021-38
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/chbr/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2003
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