Arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport, go to Level B1 take Airport Raillink to last station Phaya Thai 45baht 30 minutes, then follow the crowd go down stair or take lift if with luggage, cross over to N2 BTS Station Phaya Thai buy ticket to Ari, 20bath 15 minutes.(Remember to exchange coins at service counter) Get off Ari, go to Shell station side (nearer to hotel), take a taxi to Grand Tower Inn 45baht Printed local wording map show driver, tuk tuk around same price 50baht. 5 minutes journey. Whole journey around 45-50 minutes. Taxi no jam around 200-300 baht 45 min, peak hour could be 1-2 hours journey, pay 300-400 bath due to jam.
Check in Grand Tower Inn is fast, arrive around 2pm, check in done 230pm, deposit 2000bath. Requested connected room non smoking floor granted.
New 32 LCD TV, refrigerator, clean, free 2 bottle air daily, breakfast complimentary is great.
Swimming pool open 8am till 10pm, size 15 meter x 30 meter, deep 98cm to 205cm. Very windy and nice view.
Gym in good condition, only short fall is open 8am till 10pm. Recommended start 7am, because of traffic, mostly people need to get out off the hotel early morning for sightseeing.
Hotel entrance (face the highway and river) turn right hand side 10 meter local convenient stall open 630am till 7 or 9pm, not sure. 7 Eleven turn left hand side walk 400 meter. 2nd 7 eleven further down 400 meter along the road, with local morning market, further walk in 100 meter, start early morning 6am. Small size of Chatuchak is there.
By foot to Ari Station is around 1.8km, 30 minutes walk (not recommended). Go right from hotel, after the local convenient stall turn right again, walk 900 meter along road, can see other hotel and residence inn at end of the T junction, see train track ahead at T junction, a lot of motorcycle taxi on the right, turn left to Saphan Khwal 700 meter, turn right another 800 meter to Ari, along the way see bus station, hospital, 7 Eleven, before Shell station, mean reach Ari Station. Can take train to Chatuchak 20 bahts, 10 minutes.
To Siam Station 35 baht, 25min. When reach Siam Station. Go one floor up exchange to National Stadium Station to MBK, free of charge.
Chatuchak weekend market 1500 stalls World Biggest Flea Market, make sure print or bring a map for 1st timer, follow the crowd, cross over a pedestrian bridge, can see many van and taxi. If afraid of get lost can always set a meeting point at the clock tower inside the market. Everything is there, for tourist and local.
Ask around with map can take van to Future Park (shopping mall near Dream World) then taxi to DW, direct taxi to Dream World 220 bahts 25 minutes. Please allocate at less one full day for Chatuchak market (Start 9am till mid nite). Siam Central, MBK things are all here with better bargain. Total around 1500 open and some air cond and fanned stalls. Similar to but bigger compare all these market, Petaling Street in KL Malaysia, Singapore Kreta Ayer, Ho Chi Min Pho Mua Sau night market. Hong Kong Women Street, Beijing Wang Fujing Street etc.
Hotel good service, check out early ask for luggage deposit in front desk. Tag identification was given for bag owner. Convenience to stop taxi at road side, because of Main Street. But not recommended to walk to Ari, single traveler, can take Motorcycle taxi cost 60bath because no jam. Family, taxi or tuk tuk almost same cost to Ari Station 50bahts.
Over all stay pleasant, 4 days 3 nights, Couple travels with young kids. 9 and 13. Front desk understand English, and bell boy can understand and speak simple English. Best location to Chatucha (1.6km) and Dream World (22km) direct taxi from MoChit Station with highway toll 85bath taxi fare 220 baht, 20 minutes can reach Dream World. Worth to pay a visit, 500baht order online via Hotel2Thailand (value for money compare to Spore Universal Studio, Sing Dollar 75, Malaysia Sunway Lagoon RM 120, well maintain park reasonable price food stall)
Easy to visit other places, especially northern Bangkok, normally after sightseeing tour bus need to stuck in jam at town area for 1 hour before reach hotel. Get up one hour to avoid the jam and get off the town. Not much jam in these area, compare to take a taxi to Siam or Silom peak hour 45 minutes or more, good place to take BTS train to Siam or National Stadium on cost 35bahts, 25 minutes sure reach not jam. Vice Versa, back from train to Ari 20bahts just take a taxi 45-50 bahts 5 minutes reach door step of Grand Tower Inn.
Over all great hotel, great facilities value for money.
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