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It took about from the airport to get to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. The closer we got to the hotel, the worse traffic got.
Upon entering the small circular driveway to the hotel, we were stopped by security where the underside of the car was inspected for possible bomb threat. Once cleared, we were warmly welcomed into the hotel.
The entrance to the hotel is an open concepts, but does feel a bit cramped as there are many tables and chairs throughout the lobby.
After speaking with the front desk, I was asked to follow one of the employees for a more formal check-in the Club Lounge. Check-in was smooth with all amenities clearly explained.
The Club Lounge is on the small side. It is fairly wide but narrow. There are drinks and snacks available throughout the day.
We were escorted to our Grand Executive Suite King, as I had used an expiring Diamond Suite Upgrade for this trip.
Upon entering the room, there is a large open living room with a sofa, a lounge chair, a small dining room/work table, a coffee table and flat screen TV.
There was a fruit amenity waiting in the room consisting of bananas, grapes, oranges and jambu.
A Welcome Letter explaining the hours of Grand Club was also provided.
The right side of the living room when first entering has a side board, with coffee maker, and snacks including banana chips, coconut and Tom Yum almonds.
The mini bar was also loaded with things to eat and drink, but came with a fairly hefty price tag.
There are also bowls of instant soup if hungry.
Upon entering the room, there is a half bathroom with toilet and sink, an oddly a vanity mirror is also placed there.
The bedroom has a large flat screen TV with another vanity mirror.
The bed is comfortable with night stands on either side. There is also plenty of walking space around the bed, so feeling cramped is not an issue.
There is also a lounge chair in the corner of the room.
All of the windows and lights can be controlled at the night stand. There are also outlets which do not need an adapter, which is greatly appreciated.
The closet has a large area to store your luggage. There is also a safe in the closet.
The bathroom is large with double sinks and ample counter space. The tub is deep, but is made out of fiberglass so it has a tendency to look “dirty”.
The bathroom also had a toothbrush and other toiletries, but also showed a list of what could be borrowed, given away or purchased if something was forgotten.
The toilet is in an enclosed area.
As is the shower.
Breakfast in the Grand Club consisted of fresh cut up and whole fruit, smoked salmon, salad, yogurt, cereal, bread, pastries. There were hot dishes that rotated, but eggs, and a meat dish were always provided.
We had an extremely late flight, and the hotel graciously let us stay past the 4 PM check-out and allowed us to use another room until 9 PM to freshen up and relax before our departing flight.
Although conveniently located, traffic around the area can be a nightmare.
The staff are extremely friendly, warm and helpful. I would definitely consider staying here again in the future.