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Grand Twin Room at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok

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For our last night in Bangkok we returned to the Grand Hyatt Erawan because 1) I needed Hyatt stays 2) the corporate rate was fantastic (again, no request for proof of eligibility) 3) I had such a fantastic stay the first time. And since we weren’t arriving at 2AM this time, we had more time to explore the hotel and enjoy what it has to offer.

But first — our room! This time we were checking in on a Saturday and there was no upgrade to a Grand Executive Suite. Instead we were placed in a recently remodeled Grand Twin, which was perfectly fine. In fact, the furnishing reminded me of the Park Hyatt minimalist style.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Grand Twin Room

My one complaint was that the room was really narrow. With two folks and all our vacation luggage, it felt like we were on top of each other most of the time. Efforts had been made to mitigate it, it had a sliding panel into the bathroom probably to open the room up. I for one am not a huge fan of things like that though. I prefer for the bathroom to be as private as possible. Especially when traveling with a non-significant other. Actually, come to think of it, also especially when traveling with a significant other.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Grand Twin

The bathroom itself was pretty cool, although the tile pattern early in the morning could be a bit overwhelming 🙂 There was a full size tub on the left next to the sliding panel with the shower and a toilet room on the right. Again, the only issue was the glass wall between the toilet and shower area that had a really pretty fabric insert. Well turns out that insert is basically transparent when looked at directly. Eeek.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Grand Twin Room bathroom

We were a huge fan of the sitting area by the window that helped create more space.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Grand Twin Room seating

Having settled into our room, we took advantage of the hotel’s central location. It’s connected to the BTS Skytrain station, Amarin Center and Central World and easy walking distance to other major shopping areas. On the way back we perused the offerings in the hotel, stopping to buy some macarons from the bakery and check out the appealing restaurants/bars.

Macarons Bakery Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

If we were getting free evening drinks in the club lounge, we definitely would have taken advantage of the very generous happy hour special which runs noon to 10:30PM at Bar@494.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Restaurants Bars Happy Hour

We had an early flight out the next morning so were leaving that hotel at 4:30AM before breakfast opened in the lounge so we qualified for the free room service breakfast. We went with the American Breakfast option, and like all my experiences with the room service breakfast, the amount of food was overwhelming. I think one breakfast order would have sufficed for both of us!

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Room Service Breakfast

This is where the narrowness of the room was a huge disadvantage. I wound up having to sit on my bed Indian style to eat and my friend pulled up a chair as there was only a few places the table would fit.

But all in all a great stay, especially for $120. The service is impeccable and if you need two beds and don’t plan to spend much time in the room, I think you’ll be happy.

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2 Comments

  1. carol

    April 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    now some of the corporate rate rule at Erawan has some sort of discouraging policy. I am going in May, not sure if i should risk it as I have to book a few rooms. Did you notice this when you booked yours online. I am also a diamond member, maybe they won’t ask for proof. IBM CORP ***DO NOT BOOK*** Per IBM policy all travelers are required to make their reservations via the online booking tool or through the authorized Travel Agency This company has a volume pricing agreement with specific Hyatt Hotels -Rate includes Breakfast Buffet -Rate includes Internet access in room -6 pm cancellation

    • Keri Anderson

      April 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Neither of the times I stayed there was I asked for proof of my corporate affiliation, though I had my business card ready just in case. Different matter at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

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