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Majestic Grande Hotel Editor’s Review & Visit

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Travel Articles

Editor’s Review

The Majestic Grande derives its grandeur and ever-increasing popularity among guests from numerous factors.

Location

One is its strategic location only a few minutes walk from Nana and Phloen Chit BTS sky-train stations, not far from the various shopping venues, whether they be department stores or street stalls, and close to Nana Plaza (Soi 4), which will no doubt please nightlife tourists.

Accommodation

Regarding accommodation, it seems that guests comment on the Grande Superior and Grande Deluxe rooms the most. Guests are satisfied and impressed with the interior decor, comprehensive range of amenities and cleanliness of both types of room, but in terms of spaciousness, the Grande Deluxe was especially admired. While some guests complained about the room space available in the Grande Superior, both the bedroom and bathroom of which seemed to be quite small, they were not disappointed by the price, which they considered really good value.

Services and breakfast

However, what guests praised and considered the most impressive of all was the service, which was considered five-star. Guests said that they received an excellent and flawless welcome and service from hotel staff, whether in terms of their enthusiastic assistance or good interpersonal skills. These features all make this hotel attractive to new guests and an inspiration to former guests, who return again and again.

The breakfast service offers a variety of dishes and tastes, and may be described as totally delicious.

Facilities

On the subject of hotel facilities, guests are generally very satisfied, especially by the health and relaxation facilities, such as the fitness room, massage parlour, sauna and steam room. However, it would be impossible not to hear a few complaints, such as about the limited size of the swimming pool and space set aside for sunbeds. Nevertheless, we have to admit that the pool is beautifully-designed and offers a genuinely relaxing atmosphere. Having to pay for wireless Internet access was another complaint we heard, but the advantage was that after paying, guests were able to use the Internet anywhere in the hotel.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Great location.
  • Having to pay for wireless Internet access.
  • Impressive relaxation facilities, especially the fitness room, massage, sauna and steam room. All are free of charge, except the massage.
  • The breakfast is delicious and offers a variety of dishes and tastes.
  • Five-star customer service.
  • Editor’s Visit

    We would like to invite you to visit a hotel located between Nana and Phloen Chit BTS sky-train stations, the Majestic Grande. In the morning, we travelled by BTS sky-train to Nana station. Before we set out, we had received information from guests regarding which sky-train station would be most convenient to use and nearest to the hotel. Two stations were suggested: Nana and Phloen Chit.

    The road in front of the hotel is full of taxis awaiting guests.

    The Surrounding Area

    At a little past 10am, we arrived at Sukhumvit Soi 2, the location of the hotel. The surroundings are really quiet: there are no busy crowds and no shops, tour operators or restaurants as there are in other side-streets we have visited, apart from the large Phloen Chit Centre department store located on the right-hand side as we enter the street. The road is not wide, especially when there are cars parked on the side, making it look even narrower. After walking a distance of around 300m, we arrived at the hotel. If we consider the location of the hotel and calculate the time taken to walk from Nana BTS sky-train station, it would be around 10 minutes, a relatively long time. Therefore, we would recommend guests to use Phloen Chit station, which is nearer the hotel, a walking distance of only 5 minutes.

    In front of the hotel.
    In front of the hotel.

    The Hotel at a Glance

    From the exterior, the hotel looks new and is designed in a modern style, standing 25 storeys high. The hotel’s interior decor is contemporary, a perfect blend of modern and Thai styles. The oriental tones of orange, gold and red complement the design, whether it be the gold of the ring-shaped ceiling lamps; the genuine gold-plated fountain walls; or the yellows and reds of the orchids arranged in vases, which are majestic, in keeping with hotel’s name. If you look closely, you will notice that the orchid is the symbol of this hotel.

    Tables and chairs in the lobby area prepared for guests. Every evening a pianist provides musical entertainment.
    Front Reception
    Lobby Louge
    Genuine gold-plating on the rear wall of the fountain.

    Regarding the hotel’s size, I’d like you to visualise a rectangle, since it seems longer than it is wide. Besides looking luxurious and stylish, it also looks very clean.

    The Accommodation

    Before visiting the various different types of room in the hotel, the staff provided some basic information about the accommodation. The hotel offers 251 rooms, divided into two sections: the standard floors, from the 8th to the 19th, and the executive floors, offering deluxe accommodation at a higher price, from the 20th to the 24th. The Grande Wonder Suites are situated on the hotel’s top floor, the 25th. There are only eight rooms of this type, considered the highlight of the hotel. The first type of room we visited on the 17th floor was the Grande Superior. Since this room type provides an area of only 28sq.m., it was designed to cater to guests staying in groups of two. Inside the room is a plethora of well-arranged in-room amenities.

    The rooms on each side of the hotel offer different views. From accommodation at the front of the hotel, guests are offered good views of both the city and nearby hotels, but rooms at the rear offer views of the toll way, which is a beautiful sight in the evening due to the colourful lights of the moving vehicles.

    The Grand Superior rooom

    The real advantage of the Grand Superior is in its price. There are a sufficient number of rooms for guests, but they are only suitable for those staying alone or in groups of two. We have heard guests complain about small room sizes, which may be in part due to the difference in size between Asian and European guests. For those who would prefer greater comfort and space, we would recommend the Grand Premiere. In terms of amenities, the Grand Premiere is no different to the Grande Superior, but what guests should consider is the price, which is slightly more expensive, since it boasts an area of 35sq.m. However, guests travelling in groups of three may find that they are able to cut costs significantly by staying in this type of room.

    King-size bed in the Grande Superior.
    In-room amenities.
    Large work desk.

    The Grand Superior Bathrooom

    The bathrooms are rather limited in size, but are clean and offer new, appealing amenities which look clean and of high quality. The bathroom also provides a hair-dryer.

    The Grande Superior Bathroom

    The Grand Deluxe rooom

    If money is no issue, the Grande Deluxe Room is able to provide comfort for many types of guests, whether travelling as families, groups of three, businesspeople, elderly tourists or long-stay guests. The in-room amenities in this larger room include a DVD player, sofa, and 34″ TV, all set in an area of 40sq.m.

    Grand Deluxe room
    Facilities in Grand Deluxe room
    Relaxing sofa.
    View from the Grand Deluxe room window

    The Grand Deluxe Bathrooom

    The interior decor of the bathroom is the same as that of the Grand Superior, but it’s larger and divided into bath and shower cubicle sections.

    The two type of flooring

    The rooms we have visited today would interest the majority of travellers, and are located on the standard floors. What is especially interesting about the accommodation on the standard floors is that rooms are furnished with two types of flooring: parquet wooden flooring is used for the area surrounding the bed while granite is used for outer areas.

    At a glance, this seems in keeping with the design concept of accommodation here, but in fact the hotel has also considered the issue of health. When we wake up in the morning, our bodies are unable to adjust immediately to the temperature of stone or tiled flooring, so providing a wooden surface for our feet to touch first helps our bodies to acclimatise. In addition, the windows are double-glazed to block out annoying noises from outside the building.

    To comment on the in-room security system, apart from the personal safe, the hotel also provides a double lock mechanism on the door: both a keycard system and an inside lock. This helps to increase security for guests.

    Another interesting feature we have been informed of is that guests are able to access the Internet either in their rooms or at various points throughout the hotel using a wireless internet system. If guests would like to use this service, they may register and request a user name and password at the Business Centre, located on the 7th floor.

    The Swimming Pool

    We must end our tour of the hotel rooms here, and proceed to the 7th floor, which encompasses all of the hotel’s facilities. Let’s begin with the swimming pool. The most outstanding feature of the pool must be the beauty of its carvings, whether it be the elephant sculpture, the orchid wall-carvings or various other areas which enhance the relaxation experience for guests. Guests may also use the whirl bath. Overall, it is a resort-style pool, albeit a little smaller in size.

    Swimming pool
    Swimming pool

    Other Facilities

    Another facility which is very appealing, and should be especially recommended for guests who like to exercise, is the fitness room, which offers a wide variety of modern, good-quality exercise equipment.

    Fitness Room

    The hotel’s Business Centre consists of small conference rooms with a capacity of around 15 guests. Another highlight of the hotel popular with guests is its relaxation facilities, especially the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, which are provided free of charge, with the exception of the massage services, which guests must purchase as a package.

    Steam Room and Jacuzzi

    The Dine@7 restaurant

    Something that really can’t be missed is the Dine@7 restaurant, which is used both as a coffee shop and international buffet service for three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The buffet breakfast is served from 6am to 10.30am. The restaurant offers a pleasing selection of cuisine, especially Thai fare, as its chef is very well-known. Every 3 days, the hotel changes the menu so that it does not become too repetitive or tedious.

    The Dine@7 restaurant

    The restaurant looks very spacious, and is able to seat around 80. Outside the restaurant and beside the swimming pool, there is also an open-air terrace for the enjoyment of guests.

    The Dine@7 restaurant

    The Sacz restaurant

    Finally, we will mention the Sacz restaurant, also considered a highlight of the hotel. The Sacz is an Italian-style restaurant situated on the hotel’s ground floor, with Mediterranean-style interior design and a purple theme. The restaurant is airy, comfortable and quite large. For those looking for a romantic atmosphere, we recommend you try dining here between the hours of 8pm to 10pm. There is live jazz music which the staff says is very popular with guests, and the restaurant is famed for its blend of Thai and Italian cuisine. I would especially recommend the pumpkin soup and fish steak, which we tried today as part of our meal.

    The Sacz restaurant

    We must bring our visit to The Majestic Grande Hotel to a close; however, we sincerely hope that our review will be beneficial for tourists looking for a place to stay in the heart of Bangkok. Most importantly, we would like to thank The Majestic Grande Hotel and hotel staff for allowing us the opportunity to visit, assisting our tour, and providing much helpful information.
    If we have printed any erroneous information, we apologize in advance.