Grand China Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed at the Grand China for four night , hotel is pleasant with friendly and helpful staff, the rooms are a bit shabby , and bathrooms need updating, it's in the middle of China town so very busy area, would stay again .
My family & I have been travelling to Bangkok, Thailand for many years, however, we had never stayed at the Grand China Hotel before (we were 4 adults & 2 children - 15 & 11 year old boys). We made the booking & then after reading some of the reviews on here, we were a little nervous as they were not great!!! We arrived at the hotel where we had booked a twin room & a family room & we were very glad that we had stuck to our booking. The twin room was reasonable size & was very clean whilst the family room was very large in size & was also very clean. If you wanted to go out of your way to find a negative, you could say that the rooms were slightly "dated", however, this is only to try & find a fault (we stayed on the 15th floor). We had buffet breakfast included which we found to be very good (the breakfast caters for both Thai & Western people). I must admit, it did take us a day or so to work out exactly how things work (with the omelettes, etc), however, there was a wide range of food. The location of the hotel is absolutely fantastic, right in the centre of Chinatown on Yaowarat Road. Easy access into all areas of Chinatown & then you can carry all your shopping back to the hotel rather than carry it around. A couple of great positives for the location of the hotel: Of a night time, there are so many local food stalls & outdoor restaurants within 10 minutes walk of the hotel, the food is so cheap & absolutely beautiful. There is a Super-Rich money exchange, a Tesco Lotus supermarket & several 7/11 stores only a couple of hundred metres from the hotel within easy walking distance. There is also a Starbucks Coffee store on the ground floor right beside the hotel reception. The hotel has a revolving restaurant at the top level (we did not use this) as well as a swimming pool. The pool is not overly large in size, however, is nice. This hotel certainly suited all of our needs & the location is amazing,. We will certainly be staying here on our next visit to Bangkok, Thailand.
Over the years I have stayed many times at this iconic hotel in Bangkok’s Chinatown on Yarowat Rd.. I have always had a friendly reception by staff at check in and the room attendants have always refreshed the room every dayto perfection! Centrally located in the heart of a vibrant part of the city, it is surrounded by a plethora of restaurants,street food stalls, laneway markets and a stone throw from Ratchawong pier ( for using the riverboats and then transfer to the metro system to get to most destinations). There are some balcony rooms which give a commanding view of Bangkok and all rooms have great air conditioning and very comfortable beds. I have stayed in more expensive and also smaller hotels, but the old Grand China Princess keeps luring me back!
My husband and I heard about the revolving top floor bar from some friends - it sounded like a great way to view the city so we popped in for a few drinks. It has a lot of potential but right now I really can't recommend the experience, at least at night. Perhaps the atmosphere is different during the day. First - the staff. Maybe it was very busy when we went - the tables were not full that I would see but the circular room means you can't see everything. I am used to brusque service, that doesn't bother me. But the atmosphere felt more like the staff felt they had better things to do than wait on us. They dropped menus and walked away without a single word twice (drinks and dessert), looked past us when we attempted to get their attention and never came back with requested information (it was just the wifi password since the whole trip around is about two hours, which shouldn't bother me but the reaction was a kind of vacant agreement/dismissal and then she walked off never to return). So, it didn't have the vibe of 'we're busy right now but we want you to enjoy your time' this was more 'you're wasting our time just being here'. Again I have no idea what was actually going on, maybe they were really swamped but didn't want to appear in the weeds. This was just the feeling. Second - the music. I understand the desire to have some background music in a bar like this. Set the tone, soften the mood and give people something to listen to. It was just SO. LOUD. There are speakers set into every window column so you are always directly under or within five feet of one as you rotate. There was a live singer and electric piano player playing into microphones. I don't know if this is a special thing or every night but it was so loud you could not hear the person sitting across from you. It was impossible to carry on any kind conversation except commenting on how loud it was. You know - the kind of conversation you have at a club at 3am over 1$ beers. Something was definitely blown out in the speakers so there was interference and rattling added to the intense volume - for two hours. It felt like they were trying to drive us out. We ended up leaving because we just couldn't take it anymore. Finally - some things I am sure they can't change but also hurt the experience. The windows were quite foggy due to some film they put on them. I assume this is to limit the sun which must get incredibly hot in the day. Also they have these very bright lights on each side of each window column which shine directly onto the glass and reflect back in your face. So what could be a nice, romantic two hour trip marveling at the city becomes squinting through the glass, shouting over the music until your ears hurt and trying to get service so you can pay 20$ for two drinks and a slice of pie. It was impossible to enjoy the experience mostly due to the music. I wish it had been great, I wish I could recommend it because it has the potential to be so much fun but I just can't.
Enjoyed staying here for 2 nights.Whilst it is a bit of a tired looking place it actually ticks all the boxes for me.Right in the heart of Chinatown,it is in amongst all the great cheap markets and amazing eateries.Super close to the ferries which besides being a great Thai experience also are the best way of getting around to all the interesting sites.Great air con,super comfortable bed which allowed me to sleep like a baby and instant hot water from the shower.Scored a high balcony room which had a sensational view of Bangkok.The room was very clean when we arrived and the house keeping did a great job maintaining the status quo. For the price,this place is hard to beat.
i was in a wheel chair the boys on the desk looked after us very well i got a flat tier and they fixed it for me, rooms were ok but smelt of smoke, breakfast was manly for Asian guests ,i had a tour of 12 and we used vans from the hotel all went well with this, but i feel every one wonted to clip the ticket,i have always stayed here over the last 15years but not again has gone down in quality by half since i was there last 4 years ago.
I was skeptical about my first ever hotel in Thailand and so had paid £5 extra (I know...a huge price tag) to stay here instead of a hostel on my first and last night in the city. What a relief! The rooftop pool was just what we needed, and an AMAZING ROOFTOP VIEW of the city and the river was what made it so worth it. Go at sunset - it was just perfect. The revolving restaurant was an absolute shock to us as we had not realised that it was part of the same hotel- amazing fun and a real experience! Tuk tuks right outside the door, and Chinatown less than 2 mins walk away - this place was perfect for myself and my friend whilst we got our bearings. It cost us £500 baht from the airport to come here - I'm sure we overpaid, but I have no way to check that - either way it was ok for us, as Thailand is so cheap anyway. The taxi knew the place easily, which is a big plus. We didn't eat there, so we can't comment on that, but there was tea and coffee in the room which was a godsend, and bottled water. The beds were comfy and the air con worked. We were on the 15th floor and it was super quiet - apart from the insane family next door (be careful not to book a room next to a family room or joining doors as the sound was so loud! We got bitten alive on the first night there, and I believe it was because the windows may have been opened - be VERY careful when opening the windows (I did not realize that mosquitoes flew so high up - but they do! The loo smelt a bit yes, but after the rest of our trip, it was the best one we had! A really great stay for when you've been travelling and just need to sleep. Quiet, not overpriced, and a pool in the middle of the city. Just brilliant. Would go back any time!
ที่พักสะอาด การบริการดีมาก หลับสบายมากครับ อาหารเช้าอร่อย ถ้าได้ไป กรุงเทพ ต้องไปอีกครับ Good place, good service, sweet dream, breakfast very delicious, thank for everything. And I want to come again.
Don't go! It could have been a good hotel, with a good location......Unfortunately... They will crook you on everything.... and with no excuses whatsoever. Avoid the concierge desk and moreover their drivers....be very carefull
I just love this hotel, so much so that I have stayed here 3 times in the past year. And 13 times in 5 years. This time I stayed for a month.From the moment you walk into this hotel, the staff are respectful, courteous and friendly Nothing is to much trouble, the staff have a "can do attitude". The de-luxe bedroom on the 21 floor is large, very clean with change of sheets and plenty of soft,white, fluffy towels every day.Credit goes to the executive house-keeper who trains the room maids to a very high standard, akin to a 5 star hotel. The king-sized bed is pure luxury. with a spotless shower and toilet The Television is big with 131 channels to choose from. Next, the stunning brightly lit views of Bangkok city and the Chao Prayer river, as the boats, brightly colored lights at night chug along with the tourists aboard, viewing the amazing river life. The breakfasts are included in the price, and what a selection to behold from Western food and/or selection if Asian food. Breakfast is help your self, with the head chef cooking your eggs fresh and the way you like them. oh but, the spectacular and the only revolving restaurant, that I know off in Bangkok is on the 25th floor,the Sky View, which is 360 degrees angle and so brilliant of the city life below, and so cheap, At night the hotel has a pianist and a singer, who plays request music. There is a fabulous Chinese restaurant, very genuine food on the 8th floor. I surely love, the Corner cafe shop on the ground floor, next to Starbucks. and sit outside the large covered verandah and watch the many people walking by, after-all this is the heart of China town, with millions of market's and millions of outside typical restaurants to choose from, and very, very cheap.. And in your hotel room is the quietness, the yin and yang.
- Close to Wat Suthat and Wat Saket
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Bangkok City Centre, Grand China Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sampeng Market and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 155 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On a river, it's also near Wat Trimitr and Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including The Bloom, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.
All 155 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and desks.
Guests of Grand China Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 558 reviews