Grand Tower Inn Rama VI Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We checked in on 26 Dec 4pm and it was smooth. It is true the hotel is located middle of nowhere but luckily with the Grab Taxi around, we can still move around quite easily except that we find ourselves paying for a bit more travelling. The room is spacious and clean, but our shower is not that hot. My children's rooms were short of kettle, mineral water and so on, given our check in time at 4pm, it shd not happen. The breakfast is reasonably well prepared with sufficient variety. Overall will not choose this hotel in future.
We were a bit worried about staying here because of my wife's disability (short distance walking only, not good on stairs). The pictures of GTI all showed multiple steps at the front! On arrival our taxi (400 baht from Sathorn Holiday Inn Express, probably 2x what a taxi should cost) drove us around the base of GTI to the "Taxi Stop", where there was a ramp. Great. The ramp was very steep, but with a bit of a runup I was able to get my wife up there. (I am 60+, reasonably fit, my wife is reasonably small). Once inside lifts were great if a bit slow at rush hours (22 floors, 2 lifts). Because we had booked timeshare through DAE we dealt with the Timeshare lady, who was EXTREMELY helpful. Our room was spacious as per picture on left, and my wife could navigate her way round in wheelchair. The bathroom was a bit tired, and had a step down which my wife could negotiate. Hot water was only on 4pm - 9pm but we found it was warm enough most mornings to have a good shower. There was a microwave (for heating food, not cooking). Pillows were very hard. Restaurant in hotel was good, breakfast was expensive, dinner very reasonable. Getting places cost around 150 baht by metered taxi, which was the best way to get around. Long way from central Bangkok ... but Saphan Kwai village was about 20 minutes away even with wheelchair, and quite a good shopping centre. There was a BTS Skytrain station here but it did not have disabled access. Neither did the one at Ari. However the subway (MRT) has a stop a bit further up the road at Katuchat Park (also scene of a fantastic weekend market) and all MRT stations have elevators (but not at all exits, so you might come up on the wrong side of a road). Crossing roads with a wheelchair is hazardous, even (especially?) on pedestrian crossings. So we had a very enjoyable week, didn't get round to using the facilities on top floor. Bangkok is a challenge, especially with a wheelchair, but we survived and enjoyed.
Please trust the comments here. It’s true! I booked 4 nights (time sharing) and I can’t wait to checkout! (Today is my second night, am checking out tomorrow FOR GOOD) 1. Staff can’t speak English. 2. The room have weird smell coming from the old chair 3. Called FO and told them my laptop is having a problem connecting their WiFi. And guess what. They ask me to go downstairs. I’m a lazy guest and they are paid lazy staff 4. Ask if there’s any car rental and they ask me to go down again. Why? Cause there’s one lady at the lobby who would like to hard sell me tour packages! And she does that whenever she see me! That is SO annoying! 5. The hotel REALLY REALLY need some renovation 6. There’s not much things around the hotel. Is like a hotel out of no where 7. Travel by Uber. It’s easier 8. Don’t let the word “massage” trick you when you see the word in the lift! Is a LIE! I asked them if they could arrange a massage for me, and they told me they don’t have. And suggested me to walk outside and find. 9. Don’t bother asking them anything. Not like they can help thou
Not a bad stay,not much in the immediate area but handy for Don Muang airport.Big spacious hotel,big rooms and publicareas,some great views of Bangkok from the room and good value.It's an older style mid range hotel.
Room was comfortable but very dated. No taxi service and theres a security deposit of 2000baht which was not indicated in profile. Not suitable for elderly or guest with walking difficulties. I didnt eat there as theres no halal food but theres a halal indian restaurant called Abu Ibrahim about 15 mins walk away... You can take bus to various historical and places of interest...
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.
- 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. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning 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 116 reviews