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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Citadines Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

Spaced throughout Sukhumvit road soi's near Bangkok's red light districts are a chain of affordable apartments for long term stayers called Citadines.

Citadines operates in the serviced apartment category of accommodations  Technically, all serviced apartments are guest friendly. But that doesn't necessarily mean you can go nuts and invite a platoon of hookers to your room.

A good buddy of mine who exclusively stays at Citadines brings back 2 to 3 bar girls at a time with no one from the hotel approaching him to pay up a joiner's fee. So if you're planning to have a threesome in the comforts of your own room, Citadines is a good option because it's already close to many places to pick up Thai working girls like Thermae Bar.

I ask a lot of people why they prefer staying at a serviced apartment such as Citadines or Centre Point properties, even though they are a bit more expensive then their hotel counterparts in Bangkok.

And the answer is there are better guests facilities and amenities. Serviced properties are typically equipped with coin operated washer and dryers, a well equipped kitchenette and well maintained pool and fitness facilities. And all Bangkok Citadine properties provide Wi-Fi internet access and new flat screen and appliances.

Studio Room at Citadines Sukhumvit soi 11
Those are all valid points, especially the laundry part. If you're staying in Bangkok for weeks at a time you will want to do your own laundry. I can't tell you how many times I've lost articles of clothing when I trust my soiled clothing to laundry shops on sois. Once it's gone, it's gone and good luck asking for compensation.

Currently, there are 4 Citadine serviced apartments right on Sukhumvit road close to Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza by walking distance. I'll list them first in order of preference:
  1. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 8
  2. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 11
  3. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 16
  4. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 23
The apartment buildings on sois 8 and 11 are both in trendy hot spots of Bangkok's nightlife. Though most of the nightlife establishments found there are mainstream with clubs, pubs and bars ticking with Thai yuppies, expats and tourists. From either one you can walk to Nana or Soi Cowboy in about 10 minutes.

The Citadines on soi 11 is close to Club Climax where many Thai hookers inside ply their trade in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel, which is also guest friendly.

Citadines 16 is the closest to Soi Cowboy, about a 5 minute walk. The last one located on soi 23 is also close to the go go bars of Soi Cowboy but require a 10 minute walk.

All of the properties provide a complimentary tuk tuk shuttle to take you to the entrance of the sois but the distances are easily traversed on foot.

Most of the people I know stay at Citadines on a long term bases, like a few weeks at a time. And they are all in prime location, close to shopping malls and supermarkets, and of course massage parlors, go go bars and Thai freelance hang out spots.

But even if you have just a couple of days to check out Bangkok's nightlife Citadines serviced apartments is a good choice guys looking to stay in Bangkok for just a few days.

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