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Grand Hyatt Bangkok (Erawan) REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Grand Hyatt Bangkok (Erawan) REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

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The following thread and its wiki provide all the information one needs to know about taking a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport: Catching a Taxi at BKK and general Thailand taxi discussion [SEE WIKI FIRST] The wiki discusses the breakdown of taxi fares from the airport to central Bangkok where Grand Hyatt Erawan is located, and addresses the possibility of being slightly overcharged by a taxi driver.

Alternatively, Grand Hyatt Erawan offers airport transfers in its own fleet of silver Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans. The price of this service is THB 3,000 (net) per one way transfer to or from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Guests using this service will be greeted by a representative at the airport, assisted with their luggage, and escorted to the waiting car.

For an additional charge, the hotel can also arrange "Fast Track" (VIP lane) immigration clearance, as well as the option of being met at one's arrival gate by a buggy and escorted through Fast Track immigration. This service is available for THB 1,600+ 7% vat per person, or THB 2,400+ 7% vat per person to include Golf Cart and porter services.

AOT (and perhaps other companies) also provide transfers from and to the airport. Various vehicle types are available at different price points: Camry (THB 1,200 one way), Mercedes E-Class (THB 2,400 one way).

I always use http://www.limousine.in.th for my car needs in BKK incl airport transfers. 1050 THB from BKK to the city, 900 THB city to BKK (incl tolls).

UBER no longer operates in Thailand. Instead, use GRAB. Similar to UBER, prices will vary. On my trip, I was able to get a GRAB for 364 THB from BKK.

Taxi should run between 400-500 THB. If going from the hotel to BKK, the hotel will quote 500 THB. I had to wait for a few taxi's as the first two didn't want to do unless I paid 750 THB.

Grand Club lounge hours
  • Open: Daily 6:30am-11:00pm
  • Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am; Saturday-Sunday 6:30am-11:00am
  • Happy hour: Daily 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Information as of 11-Apr-2019
Restaurant breakfast
  • "The Dining Room" (lobby restaurant) breakfast buffet
  • Hours: Daily 6:00am-10:30am
  • Available for guests on relevant rates and for Globalists
  • Information as of 11-Apr-2019
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Old Jan 24, 15, 1:51 am
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I bumped into the mirrors ... twice!

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Ouch! Hope you were OK!
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In the past, even when selecting points, they always left a bowl of fruit or some cookies in teh room. This time, just a note and a tiny floral thingamabob (don't exactly know what to call it!).
I always seem to get 3 bananas and couple of oranges. Not the greatest assortment but eminently reasonable for a complimentary bowl.

Not sure I've gotten the floral thingamabob or any whosagotchas.
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Old Jan 25, 15, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
I always seem to get 3 bananas and couple of oranges. Not the greatest assortment but eminently reasonable for a complimentary bowl.

Not sure I've gotten the floral thingamabob or any whosagotchas.
Just returned on the shuttle from Hua Hin ... was a bit of a bumpy ride! High speed and lots of bumps in the road! We made it in less than 2.5hrs!

Am enjoying a cup of tea and some cookies in the lounge while they get my room ready.

Wonder if I will get a floral thingamabob or some bananas!!! Either way, I'm quite happy. I will ask for the points in any case.

Now to decide where to go for dinner tonight ....
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Old Jan 25, 15, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Brituchenite View Post
Just returned on the shuttle from Hua Hin ... was a bit of a bumpy ride! High speed and lots of bumps in the road! We made it in less than 2.5hrs!

Am enjoying a cup of tea and some cookies in the lounge while they get my room ready.

Wonder if I will get a floral thingamabob or some bananas!!! Either way, I'm quite happy. I will ask for the points in any case.

Now to decide where to go for dinner tonight ....
Two mini bananas and two small oranges
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Old Jan 27, 15, 11:19 pm
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The world must have come to an end because the GM didn't contact you.....really?

I didn't expect Mr. Fuller to bow down before me. I just thought a fellow area vice president asking a fellow GM would have someone be in touch. A week later, his secretary sent me a Grand guide for Bangkok.

It is a great property but that to me is bad service.
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Old Mar 22, 15, 5:31 am
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The property's website seems to have no photos of the suites. Do any FT'ers have photos from any recent stays?

We usually stay the StR and am trying to decide for a future stay.
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Only VFTW is for the renovated suites.....
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
The property's website seems to have no photos of the suites. Do any FT'ers have photos from any recent stays?

We usually stay the StR and am trying to decide for a future stay.
Photos here of our last stay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...7643408990134/
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Thanks all.

The suite looks rather uninspired compared to the StR.
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Old Mar 23, 15, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
Thanks all.

The suite looks rather uninspired compared to the StR.
Our Astor-type suite at the St.R was twice as big with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the polo club: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...7628777073793/
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Old Mar 23, 15, 5:57 am
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Our Astor-type suite at the St.R was twice as big with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the polo club: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...7628777073793/
Yes, we've stayed at the StR in the same suites. The properties don't look comparable.
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Yes, we've stayed at the StR in the same suites. The properties don't look comparable.
But in my experience, the Hyatt staff and their soft product is much superior to that of the St.R
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But in my experience, the Hyatt staff and their soft product is much superior to that of the St.R
Anantara Siam Bangkok (ex Four Seasons) and GH Erawan are much better hotels than St.R. I say this even though I may be mving into a St.R residence...
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Old Mar 24, 15, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by MikeFromTokyo View Post
Anantara Siam Bangkok (ex Four Seasons) and GH Erawan are much better hotels than St.R. I say this even though I may be mving into a St.R residence...
Sorry to drag the thread off topic but the Four Seasons has been reflagged? I still have memories before the hotel was built.
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