I stumbled upon The Grand China whilst researching hotels for the first two nights of the overseas leg of our Honeymoon and it seemed like a sure bet. Well priced and of course the pictures looked stunning. This was my first time booking international accommodation and tools like “reviews” were unknown to me.
The Grand China, as already mentioned is located in Bangkok’s China Town – a filthy area that captivated me for all of twenty jetlagged minutes. In truth I was wonderstruck for quite a bit longer than that but the point I’m trying to make is that staying there would be a mistake.
The Grand China shamelessly manipulates pictures and falsely advertises wonderful looking rooms as well as views. What we found were dated rooms, décor and facilities. The concierge was friendly and warm, possibly the best part about the hotel for us. Breakfast was another 1970’s affair and nothing “Western” tasted truly genuine and the amount they ask for it is ridiculous in terms of what food in Thailand should and does cost. There didn’t seem to be any cafes nor breakfast nooks nearby so we spent quite a lot on transport in the two nights there.
Review by Vaughan McShane.