I've stayed many times at the Grand Hyatt Erawan, and I really love the place. The location is right in the center of Bangkok's shopping district, steps from the Skytrain, and close to most Embassies. The lobby somehow manages to be both monumental and soothing. The staff are friendly, energetic, and helpful. The rooms and bathrooms are comfortable and often beautiful. There are fresh-cut orchids everywhere, and there's usually a basket of tropical fruit in the room. The gym is well-equipped, although it's often crowded, and there's an inviting pool that's big enough for swimming laps. There are several good restaurants and lounges, including one of each in the main lobby and the pleasant and inexpensive "You and Mee" noodle house in the lower lobby.
The only reason I don't stay at the Hyatt even more often is the price. The standard rate is in the $300 range. Most other Bangkok hotels that start out in this range (the Conrad, Le Meridien, Plaza Athenee, Millennium Hilton, and others) often have discount rates under $150, but this is rare at the Hyatt.
My most recent stay was my first ever on the "executive level". I used a Hilton Honors Diamond suite upgrade; it was nice to have a living room, but the bedroom was pretty much the same as the other rooms in which I've stayed at the Erawan. The "Grand Club" was nice enough, and the evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres there were good, but the breakfast buffet in the Club is not as extensive as the truly impressive one in the lobby restaurant. And the Club, although it is on the 17th floor and has nice views, nevertheless has a more crowded feel than the restaurant in the main lobby. So the executive level does not add a lot to the already excellent Erawan experience.
I have noticed only two small areas for improvement: First, the door to the covered ramp that connects the hotel to the Skytrain does not open until 10 a.m. and then closes at 9 p.m., so guests at the Hyatt who want to use the train during earlier or later hours must leave the hotel and walk to one of the outside stairways to the Chit Lom station. Second, the live music in the Spasso lounge on the lower level seems to be of the loud-for-the-sake-of-loud variety; this not only makes the lounge itself an unpleasant place to be after 10 p.m. or so, it also means that hotel guests on lower floors may hear the music and/or feel its vibrations in their rooms until the early hours of the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Bangkok's business and commercial district, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is a five-star luxury hotel with resort-style amenities. The hotel recently introduced newly renovated guestrooms and suites designed by Tony Chi, offering residential ambience to ensure that guests feel at home. Enjoy a rejuvenating experience in one of our six residential spa cottages after a gruelling day of business meetings or corporate events. Indulge your palate with our dining options, such as Tables Restaurant, Spasso Restaurant & Bar, and Erawan Tea Room. Immerse yourself in Thai culture by visiting the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha and the Silom District. You can also drop by the Chatuchak Weekend Market, home to more than 2,000 stalls selling various knick knacks and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Grand Hyatt Bangkok
- Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
- Hyatt Bangkok
- Bangkok Hyatt