Grand Tower Inn Rama VI Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
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This hotel is located in the middle of nowhere and as if it is a standalone building. It's about 45 minutes from the airport. Not ideal for tourists. The nearest tourist attraction is the Jatujak weekend market which is about 3 km away. If the taxi driver is honest and use the meter it will cost about 45 baht. But most taxi drivers will charge 150 to 300 baht. There some security as one must use the door access card to gain access to the respective floor corridor. The rooms are spacious and clean. Unlike some of the bad experiences by other reviewers, I didn't experience much delay while taking the elevator to my room at the 15th floor. The lobby restaurant setting was nice but the staff were inattentive although there were less than 15 customers. Stir fried noodles was peppered with red and green Chilli and bunch of green pepper. Too hot and spicy for my liking. Breakfast cost 200 baht at the 2nd floor Coffee House. The buffet spread of local and continental dishes is limited. Surprisingly the coffee was good. I cannot understand why we were asked to pay 120 baht to use the sauna located at the 23rd floor while usage of the swimming pool and gym are free. Although massage was indicated in the website and advertised on the elevator wall, there's no massage service in this hotel. The free wifi was so unstable that I hardly could use it. Hopeless. I left behind my carrier containing 4 passports and wallet with about 15,000 baht at the lobby restaurant. When I realised it after 20 mins, called the hotel and was relief that the waitress had handed the carrier to the hotel receptionist. Everything intact. I must applause the honesty of the waitress. Please take note: 1. Beware of the RCI staff who stationed next to the reception counter. They will approach you the moment you stepped into the hotel to welcome you and start to brief you on what are the package tours and personalised services available. Do not fall into their hard selling. They claimed that RCI has provided a vehicle at my disposal for free to the temples but I must pay 120 baht per person for "heritage tax" to the driver on top of the entrance fee to the temples. Smelling something amiss, I decided not to take the offer. The 2nd day, when we came out of the elevator, they approached us again to entice us to use the free transport provided to the Jatujak weekend market. When I accepted the offer, I was told that the driver will bring us to the GEMs Factory first before going to the market. Also, she requested nicely whether I can pay the driver 100 baht as tips. I was appalled by such tactics and told her I was no longer interested in her service provided to us. 2. Almost all the taxi drivers that we encountered do not know where this hotel is despite we showing the hotel name card to them. The drivers also do not understand English. Please remember you have a hotel calling card with you whenever you are out. 3. The taxi driver will use the meter only upon request. And even after you have agreed on the taxi fare, the driver will want to increase if there is traffic jam which is common in Bangkok. Some taxi Drivers refused to turn on the meter and charge almost 3 times higher than the metered fare. Also, they will literally beg for tips which I find such behaviour a sad state of Aggie as I have good impression of the Thai people who are mostly very hardworking and has pride.
Running down condition but is still acceptable. Too far from downtown that most Taxi wouldn't want to go or asking for extra charges. Plenty of hotels at Bangkok and obviously this is not the first choice.
I stayed at the Grand Inn last week for a work trip. The rooms were pretty decent, very roomy and the beds were actually soft and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and house cleaning came in every day to organize and touch up the rooms. The breakfast buffet on the second floor was decent. Mostly Thai foods but they had an omelette station, fruits, and yogurt so you don't have to eat rice every morning. The restaurant on the first floor, however, was not as sanitary as the buffet on the second floor. The restaurant had roaches crawling on the tables and drinking glasses stand. I should mention the restaurant's doors (the front of the hotel) are always open so that's where the bugs might come from? They only have 2 elevators that travel up and down 24 floors, which was a slight inconvenience when many people were trying to go up or down. At one point I waited 10 minutes before the elevator got to my floor and when the doors opened, it was full. Go figure. They do offer toiletries and water. The rooms have a mini fridge and a television. The hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the nearest MRT station and the MRT trip to Asiatique took is about an hour. There's a free ferry from the station to Asiatique. The nearest 7-11 is about a 4-5 block walk away. Not the most convenient location but the conference rooms are decent, spacious, and offer teaching tools like projectors and microphones. The staff are also really helpful and friendly. The hotel has a nice pool on the roof top. I probably wouldn't stay here again if it were by my own choice because of the location.
Room is good size for 2 kids and 2 adults. Carry your breakfast or buy locally. Use uber if you are 3 or more members as it works out cheaper than bts for hotels not close to bts or mrt. JJ market is very close by.
If you are travelling to Bangkok, there will be lots of other hotels to choose from. Definitely not this. 1. The rooms are dated. It really need a complete refurbish. 2. The bathroom looks creepy. It's old and quite dirty, and the lighting is really dim, make the whole bathroom dark. Couldn't spend more time in there. 3. The location is really not strategic. The only way out from hotel to Bangkok city is taxi. 4. The breakfast buffet is ok. But everyday is mostly the same choice, only 1 or 2 dish will be different. Ended up spend the remaining days eating outside. 5. The check in/check out process is really slow. Wouldn't recommend to stay here. A lot of nice hotel available in the city, that are near with the MRT and attractions.
I spent almost a week at this hotel before my friend arrived so if you are planning to stay at this hotel here are a few tips. It's a little far from the centre of town (Central World). I couldn't get a taxi back. The drivers didn't want to drive out to a place that was so far away. I had to pay a flat rate 300 bhats. After waiting an hour I didn't argue. The next time I used the skytrain (47bhats). It is the second to last stop going towards Mochit. Use exit 3 and get a taxi to the hotel. Should cost about 50 bhats. Some will say 100 bhats. 20 minutes to walk and there is a supermarket near the train station called the Big C. I had a one bedroom suite so it was spacious, although the decor was pretty basic. You can get a breakfast buffet for 240 bhats. RCI members get a better rate. They also have a concierge that will help you with the tours you want to book. The Ayutthaya tour was great. You go by bus one way and then cruise back and have lunch. You can go on your own, but walking to the site takes time and so... hot. I think you can rent bikes to make it easier. I also went on the river Kwai tour and it also included a bamboo ride and an elephant ride. It was ok, but I felt sad for the elephant who was not happy. I think he was too hot. Go to Chiangmai if you want to do elephant trekking. There are about 15 companies that offer different kinds of experiences. The ladies at the concierge are great, get them to write the places you want to go to in Thai so it is easier for the taxi drivers. KS
The hotel is old and needs a major refurbishing. For example, there were only two elevators and they were extremely slow to say the least. We were there for 8 days with RCI. The biggest problem though is that the hotel is way out in the middle of nowhere. Options for getting into Bangkok proper were basically three -- walking 25 minutes in 30 degree centigrade weather and then taking the skytrain, taking a tuktuk or taxi to the skytrain or taking a tuktuk or taxi all the way into the city. All in all, it took at least an hour. Getting back was the same but more difficult -- it was impossible to find a taxi or tuktuk willing to drive way out to the hotel and the skytrain was packed and we had to stand. When we took a tour outside the city, the tour company had to send a van or car to pick us up separately and then take us into the city to meet the rest of the tour. For one tour which we took to the Floating Market and River Kwai, the van came to pick us up at 6:10 in the morning for a tour leaving the city at 7:30. Coming back, we arrived in Bangkok at 5:30 pm and then had to wait there for the extra van to take us to our hotel in rush hour. We arrived back at 7:15 pm. Because the hotel is out in the middle of nowhere, there are few restaurants around. You need to either take a taxi, again, to a restaurant or walk and walk to one where English is not spoken and the food is mediocre at best. Food in the hotel itself was poor. After one breakfast at a ridiculous price of 200 baht a person, we decided to buy goods for breakfast at the nearest (ten minute walk) Seven Eleven. Not much choice there but we managed. On the fifth or sixth day we discovered a supermarket near the skytrain. The room did have full place settings of plates, bowls, cups, glasses and silverware as well as a large hot water thermos that kept the water hot. We had dinner once in the hotel and it was truly tasteless. The room, while large, was very old fashioned. The tv had one English channel, a documentary channel advertising the virtues of Thailand. My side of the bed had a spring pushing into my back. The air conditioner worked well. Water in the shower was hot and strong but the towels were very thin. I should add that if you wanted an extra blanket, pillow or towel, you had to pay for it. The first day the Internet did not work in the room but we complained and they fixed it and from then on it worked quite well. The pool was located on the roof and was very pleasant with long opening hours. But worst of all, on our last day at the hotel, we checked out in the morning and left our luggage in a roped off open luggage area with supposed supervision. Only after a long flight home, as we unpacked, did we discover that many of our belongings were stolen from the carryon. Silly but expensive items like two pairs of eyeglasses and a makeup case. We have been using timeshare from RCI for many many years and this is by far the worst hotel we have been to. Bottom line: stay away from this hotel
Stayed here for the last two weeks in January. The only two meals we ate in the hotel were room service and they were of a decent standard. We had crockery and cutlery supplied so we self-catered breakfast with cereal and milk. There was a good selection of street food and restaurants within a ten minute walk on Pradipat Road. The housekeeping staff were very efficient, both towels and bedding being changed every day and rooms cleaned. Fresh bottled drinking water was also supplied daily. Free WiFi was available in the room and by the roof-top pool. The only real criticism was the TV service which didn't have any English language satellite channels, not even CNN. Would use again.
When i visited to bangkok in February 2016, i choose Grand Tower Inn Rama VI because it locate very near to my wife hospital. So I booked from booking.com for 3nights. Its was one of my mistakes of choosing this hotel. CHECK IN when I arrived to hotel, no waiter, so I have to carry my luggages myself and climb to their step. When I reached in front of reception, waiter was sitting and using phone, even not a look to me. Only two receptionists, one can speak english well and the other one talk to me with broken english. After filling a lot of form at reception, I got room key card and then I have same experience of carrying my luggages myself to my room. ROOM room is quite clean and bed is comfortable. In bathroom, except shampoo and shower gel, no more things eg, toothbrush,...MEAL breakfast buffet is awesome, plain rice with two to three currey, fruit, bread.. very limited choosing which cost 240bath for each person. LOCATION, nearest BTS aries is 5min drive with taxi which cost 50bat and downtown is 30-45min drive, cost 200bath. It is diificult to get taxi from the front of hotel in night and if you go back to hotel, you have to request many taxi to transport ypu because they don't want to go there. 7/11shop is 15min walk, no other shop near it. At night, not suitable to walk alone nearby hotel because you cannot meet even a living one. STAFF terrible, not helpful, poor language except some. LIFT, only two, u have to wait 15min in morning and evening. CHECK OUT they will phone to you at 10am to prepare for check out. I have to carry my luggages myself again to taxi but security old man is helpful and he helped me to lift my luggages into taxi. PRICE 1500baths without meal forbone night. I can get more comfortable hotel eg. Bangkok City Suite 1000baths, Holiday Inn 2500bath in downtown with good service, great meal, pleasant accommodation. Finally, I would like to advise to choose other hotel except Grand Tower Inn when you have a plan to visit Bangkok. Dr.Tun
simple & small hotel - clean, all staff is very efficient especially housekeeping and maintenance department. Security personnel was also very kind , friendly and helpful eg. to flaf down taxi for me... Breakfast buffet was just a very basic food which price at THB 200 . RCI counter staff - Madam Oye & Kanun is very2 kind, helpful & friendly to asst me with infos to travel around especially arranging taxi to shopping malls and when going back to airport for return home. So overall , my holiday was a pleasant trip ...God The LORD was with me....ha2
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Chatuchak within 2 miles (3 km) of Chatuchak Weekend Market, Grand Tower Inn Rama VI Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Vimanmek Palace. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 316 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a health club. Suan Pakkard Palace and Pratunam Market are also near this Bangkok hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.
The 316 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, free bottled water, and phones. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Desks and free toiletries are other standard amenities.
At Grand Tower Inn Rama VI Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for THB 1700 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.
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48% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 109 reviews