Initially, we came to Bangkok for 2 months, but we liked the classes at the local North Light center (Daria is already writing an article about him) and we decided to stay for another month. Unfortunately, our apartment on the 29th floor did not want to renew, so I had to move. Actually, I was not looking for new housing, the agency that rented our first apartment to us itself offered an option in the condominium opposite. Apparently they have their own personal agreements with the owners, otherwise no one would give us anything for 1 month, we would have to live in a condo hotel for more money (overview of apartments and apartments in our area.
Our apartment in Chewathai
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The apartment in Chewathai is smaller than the previous one and more «empty». This is usually the case, there is only furniture. But we have already made enough good, so we transported it with us: dishes, a slow cooker, a kettle, a blender, bed linen and towels. So there are no problems with this 🙂 It's a pity that we won't be able to carry it to Krabi, it just won't fit into our suitcases, and there, after all, this, too, most likely will not be in a rented house..
What kind of apartment we have
- An apartment with an area of about 40-50 m2: living room + kitchen (stove, microwave oven, refrigerator) + 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom + small balcony. Air conditioning in each room (3 pcs), two TVs, DVD player.
- Small pool.
- Good fitness with exercise machines.
- Air-conditioned lobby on the ground floor with tables, sockets, free Wifi (10 / 0.5 mb).
- Vodomat, coin-operated washing machines on the 6th floor. There is also a room like a library, where you can work.
- Rent - 22.000 baht / month
- Deposit - 44,000 baht, returned at the end of the term
- Electricity - 5 baht / unit
- Water - 18 baht / unit
- Internet - no, it can be done only if you live here for at least 2-3 months.
- Pool and fitness are free for all residents.
Apartment with «design» and very nice: everything is clean, new furniture, good plumbing, laminate flooring (it is softer to fall on it than on tiles). In general, we like everything. There are only three real drawbacks: the lack of internet, the sunny side (you have to curtain the windows and turn on the air condos) and low furniture. The latter, in general, suggests that this is a kind of bachelor's apartment, completely not sharpened for a little boy who is happy to climb into all the drawers and throw everything off the nightstands. Of course, you can still find fault, and include here: a small refrigerator, a cramped kitchen without a table, a glass dining table, no personal washing machine. You quickly get used to good things 🙂 On the other hand, the apartment assumes that you have been living here for a long time, and you yourself acquire the furniture and household appliances you need.
But in general, I am still amazed by the love of Thais for ineffective, angular and sometimes too bulky furniture - just a round glass coffee table is worth something. We thought all day where to stick it so that no one would drop it, in the end we tied it up altogether. The ill-conceivedness of some things also finishes off: the doors bump into each other, you turn around in the kitchen of figs, there is not a single shelf on the wall (so you want to drill holes and hang something), not rational use of space. This applies not only to our current apartment, but in general. Although, for sure, this is not only the case with Thais.
Our condominium has good fitness. Yes, this is not a full-fledged gym with barbells and a full range of equipment, but very good. I personally have enough 🙂 I can't say anything about the pool yet, I'm not a fan of swimming, but I hope that the water will be there without cooling, otherwise Egor will not want to go into the water again, as in the previous apartment.
Now we live on the 9th floor, and the phone picks up much better than on the 29th. Although, 3G by Dtac for some reason he does not like these heights either. I checked it on the 6th floor and everything is in order there. And since we do not have a fixed Internet (too short time), we really need a mobile Internet. So far we have found an option in temporary use Internet from True Move.
There is also an internet in the lobby on the first floor. But it is kind of strange: it works for about 20 hours, and during the day the laptop also does not always connect, you have to completely delete the memorized wifi and create it anew. And mosquitoes in the lobby! Hordes are straight, they do not bother me very much during the day, but in the late afternoon you sit right in the cloud. Hello islands!
Chewathai Condo. Read more about the condo.
Chewathai Condo. Read more about the condo.
P.S. In this condominium it is not possible to rent an apartment through the reception. Therefore, two options, or go to the agency, which is located below condominium Complete Rajaprarop, or look for hosts on classified sites. How to look for an apartment in Bangkok, I already wrote.
P.P.S. After leaving the apartment, we were charged 1000 baht for cleaning, this also includes washing the master's bed linen.