Wanted to try something different in Bangkok and this hotel is definitely unique. Room was comfortable but lighting was pretty poor, especially over the wash basin. Breakfast could use some help for sure. Restaurant for dinner may be better off if they stuck to the basics of Chinese and Thai food rather than adding some very expensive 'unique' dishes. But ambiance is good and most staff really try to be helpful. But was not allowed to take my breakfast coffee to my room by a quite rude woman in the restaurant which was annoying.
The Grand China is in a great part of the city. Street markets and temples galore, and a short tuk tuk ride from the Grand Palace or world class antique shopping. The rooms were clean and comfortable if a bit dated, but the double bed was spacious and the TV offered international channels. The restaurant was good and the revolving 25th floor lounge had spectacular views. The toiletries could have been nicer, but the AC was fantastic.
One of the oldest districts in Bangkok, Yaowarat operates as an authentic, living/working Chinatown. Offering a high concentration of gold and pawn shops, the main thoroughfare of Yaowarat Road is also the place to tempt the palate with a variety of Chinese delicacies. Sampeng Lane is renowned for textiles, and the Thieves Market is antique heaven.
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