Our apartment in Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai Lodge

There is really no rent in Thailandproblems, at least in Chiang Mai. There is always a choice, both in terms of distance from the center and in the equipment of certain items. However, if you are going to rent a house in Thailand for a long time, it’s still worth a little more to see for yourself on arrival or to read reviews about apartments, and not the sites themselves.

For information: read our two informational posts - Overview of 30 apartments in Chiang Mai and Tips for renting apartments in Thailand. My booking instructions can be found at the link: How to book a house in Thailand - 5 ways.

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And housing for a short period can be searched throughsearch engine hotels and guesthouses, where thousands of hotels, there are reviews on them, and you can book in advance while looking for an apartment. We also have our own Guesthouse overview Chiang Mai.

Apartments in Thailand are called condos orapartments. And they are located in several storey buildings by type of hotel. The difference is that, as a rule, you have to pay separately for water, electricity, Internet, and, well, prices for a long period are lower.

Initially, we wanted to settle in a provenus a condominium Chai Mansion, but there were no places. Since they were sick, they didn’t search for anything else and settled in the nearby Chiang Mai Lodge for at least a month, and then we'll see.

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The cost of living in Thailand at Chiang Mai Lodge

(course 1 baht = 1 rub for November 2010)

Just a studio room with a minimum of furniture, shower and air conditioning:
24 m2 - 5,500 baht / month (if you rent for 3 months or more, the price will be 4,500 baht / month)
40 m2 - 6,500 baht / month (if you rent for 3 months or more, the price will be 5,500 baht / month).

If you want in addition a little more furniture, cleaning the room, linen, internet, then:
24 m2 - 8,000 baht / month (if you rent for 3 months or more, the price will be 7,000 baht / month).
40 m2 - 9000 baht / month (if you rent for 3 months or more, the price will be 8000 baht / month).

Deposit - the cost of the month rent.
Electricity - 7 baht / unit (minimum 150 baht for 20 units).
Water - 25 baht / unit (minimum 150 baht for 6 units).

Internet Wifi - 500 baht / month 2 m / bit.
Internet Lan - 700 baht / month 1 m / bit.
Laundry - 20 baht per wash.
Electronic key, elevator, gym - free of charge.

the Internet

We connected Wifi Internet. The reception is very good, since on each floor there are 5 routers in pieces. But, the problem is that the Internet is distributed to all, therefore, it periodically becomes dumb and does not download the torrent at all. It is also inconvenient that one login - one computer. And either buy a second login for 500 baht, or use a network cable to transfer Internet to the second comp. We do not have a cable, so we will go to look for it in the city at our leisure.

Our apartment in Chiang Mai

We rent a room of 24 m2 for 5500 baht, sinceremoved only for a month. We have a bed, a wardrobe, a table and a bedside table. As well as a fridge and TV. In principle, all that is missing is a microwave, it would change on the TV.

our room

our room

our room

our room

When we arrived started a transposition, and pushedthe room has everything to do two jobs. The problem was that there was only one table and one stool. Initially, they even stuffed me with a laptop in the closet, but somehow it turned out to be a bit dark.

One option is a workplace in the closet.

One option is a workplace in the closet.

Bathroom usual for Thailand - no bath and shower tray. We also have a small balcony and a stunning view of the mountains.

Bathroom

Bathroom

View from the window to Chiang Mai

View from the window to Chiang Mai

View from the window to Chiang Mai

View from the window to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Lodge outside

In general, we like these apartments for the price andfor everything else, except for small things. Everything is clean, neat. It may well be that we will stay here after we try to look for other options.

Our condo outside

Our condo outside

Another significant advantage is the gym,which is 10 meters from our room. True, there are only 3 simulators, but we still have enough. Now it will be difficult to get out of a healthy lifestyle, which we advertise everywhere.

Gym

Gym

Laundry

Laundry

Here is here we have housing in Thailand was found the first time. Maybe the following will be even better.

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