Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Looking for Apartments to Stay in Bangkok or Pattaya?

So I've been getting a lot of request for info on apartments. Yeah, I know a lot of serviced apartments can be expensive. There are many budget apartments in Pattaya and Bangkok with limited service meaning you'll have a maid come in and clean once or twice a week.

Though these types of Thai apartment won't have a reception desk manned full time by staff. Though there should be one or two security guards watching the place 24 hours.

So what are the benefits of staying in any of the apartments I recommend below?

First off the rules for inviting Thai hookers to your room are totally different between hotels and apartments. Hotels typically allow only 1 guest even if it does have a hooker friendly policy.

Apartment rules are usually more relaxed. Meaning one, two or three is doable. You may be able to stretch the numbers of hookers you want in your room but I wouldn't go to crazy. However, you'd have to pick up your ladies of the night personally near the elevators because nearly all modern apartments in Thailand require key card entrance given only to the occupant.

Most modern Thai apartments in Pattaya and Bangkok are typically big too. Usually a studio room at least 30 square meters with a balcony, hot water for showering, free wi-fi, television (with limited channels though) and of course air conditioning.

For example a place one of my buddies from Japan stay at whenever he is in Bangkok is an apartment complex in the Chatuchak area called Plim Place. He pays about 800THB a night ($25USD as of writing). There's no free breakfast but there is a cafe in the office reception area. And there is also a 7 Eleven next door open 24 hours so he can make a beer and condom run quickly.

In Pattaya, another friend from the UK stays at the AG Apartment in central Pattaya. He always books a standard king room with air conditioning. And I've been there a few times and seen the rooms and it's big. And he usually books the AG Apartment 3 weeks at a time and pays about 600THB per night ($19USD as of writing). Not exactly a modern apartment but clean enough and serves the purpose of any guy who loves to have threesomes in Pattaya

The only drawback I can say about Thai apartments either in Bangkok or Pattaya is they are a little far from the red light districts.

For example the Plim Place in Bangkok requires a 80THB to 90THB taxi ride from Nana and Soi Cowboy. However, if you are familiar with the city's mass transportation, you go to the bus stop next to Plim Place, hop on a bus to the MRT or BTS trains which are not far at all and reach either red light district in about 30 to 40 minutes all under 50THB one way.

AG Apartment in Pattaya requires you to hop on the buses and only cost 10THB to Walking Street's go go bars and also the freelancers on Beach Road. But most everyone I know who visits Pattaya rents a motorbike.

And paying for buses, trains and taxes is a small price compared to paying a higher amount of cash for long stay at a full serviced hotel near go go bars.

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