List of Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur: Our Top 8 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur

Are you looking for a serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur?

Whether you are planning for a business or leisure trip, a serviced apartment is a flexible solution that offers you a comfortable and convenient living experience.

Read this article to learn more about our top 8 picks serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur. We compare them according to their unit size, rent span, duration of stay, location, amenities, and services.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur

The first benefit is that you don’t have to necessarily commit to a long term contract, let’s say 6 to 12 months. The same also happens in other cities such as Singapore and Bangkok, where serviced apartments companies are open to a shorter rent span.

Second, bills such as electricity, water, and internet are usually included in the rent. Also, most serviced apartment companies offer a free housekeeping service as 2 to 3 times per week.

Finally, a serviced apartment provider usually offers “luxury” facilities and services, such as a swimming pool, gym, spa, business center, transportation service, and babysitting service.

Serviced apartment rents in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, and it is also one of the busiest cities in the world.

Thus, the city has a well-developed hospitality industry; at the same time, accommodation prices are usually higher when compared to other cities in Malaysia, especially when it comes down to hotels.

According to Numbeo, the average rental prices for a “normal” apartment in the city center is around RM 2,300 per month; however, a studio suite in a hotel usually costs RM 200 to 500 per night (that is RM 6,000 to 15,000 per month).

Conversely, a serviced apartment offers a relatively lower rental price that ranges from RM 90 to 350 per night (or RM 2,700 to 10,500 per month) for a studio suite.

Note that, you can get up to a 20-40% discount if you decided to book a room for more than a month. This is common in many Asia countries, while Hong Kong is one of the exceptions.

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List of Serviced Apartments in Bangkok: Our Top 7 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

Are you moving to Bangkok and looking for a suitable serviced apartment?

Bangkok is one of the busiest business and tourist cities in Southeast Asia, this is also reflected in the wide choice of serviced apartment companies that operate here.

A serviced apartment represents a flexible option, whether you are planning to travel to Bangkok for business or vacation purposes.

In this article, we list 7 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span, unit size, minimum duration of stay, location and facilities.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Bangkok

First of all, serviced apartments are different than traditional apartments, as you don’t have to buy furniture or kitchen appliances, as they come fully furnished and equipped.

Most of serviced apartment providers offer free laundry, housekeeping services, and even the tuk-tuk service. The rent usually includes utility bills such as water and the internet, which means that you don’t need to worry about setting up utility accounts or pay the monthly bills.

Also, in 2018 Thailand government passed a law that, according to many interpretations, makes AirBnB stay illegal when staying less than a month in an apartment.

So, even though the situation is not entirely clear and AirBnB seems to still operate in the country, if you want to make sure that you comply with local laws, you might want to avoid Airbnb.

Besides, if you decide to stay in a serviced apartment owned by a reputable company, you will most likely get a rental contract in both English and Thai language, which is especially handy in case there are any problems.

Also, most of the established companies will not try to keep your deposit without a valid reason. This is not a given when dealing with landlords that only own a few units.

Serviced apartment rents in Bangkok

In this article, we cover serviced apartments with a wide range of prices.

You will find that the rent might vary greatly, from THB 5,000 to THB 180,000 per month, depending on the location and the facilities offered by the building.

According to Numbeo, average rental prices for a “normal” apartment in the city ranges from:

  • THB 21,000 per month for a studio in the city center; THB 10,000 per month outside of center;
  • THB 65,000 per month for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center; THB 29,000 per month outside of center.

Thus, serviced apartment prices are quite competitive in Bangkok.

Note that, when booking a serviced apartment in Bangkok, you will usually get a discount of around 30-50% if you choose to stay for at least one month.

This is also common in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, while in Hong Kong there is no such an opportunity. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Bangkok: Our Top 7 Picks

List of Serviced Apartments in Hanoi: Our Top 6 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Hanoi

Are you looking for a serviced apartment provider in Hanoi?

In Hanoi, most of the serviced apartment buildings are located near the business districts such as Tay Ho District, Cau Giay, and Hoan Kiem District.

Serviced apartment companies provide a variety of solutions and you should be able to find a suitable one.

In this article, we list 6 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span, duration of stay, location, amenities, and services.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Hanoi

Most of the serviced apartment companies in Hanoi offer a short-term stay, from 1 day to 30 days, according to the company. Thus, the first obvious benefit is that, if you don’t want to sign a long-term rental contract, a serviced apartment is probably the best solution for you.

Note that, if you decided to commit for more than a month, as also happens in Ho Chi Minh City, you can get up to a 25-50% discount.

Second, serviced apartment companies are often more familiar with the local regulations. For example, Vietnamese landlords might not be aware that foreigners shall register their address to the local police station; however, a serviced apartment company shall be aware of this regulation and register you with the local police by default.

I still recommend you to confirm that the serviced apartment company of your choice will register you at the local police station, just to avoid any problems.

Besides, a reputable serviced apartment company shall provide a clear rental contract in both English and Vietnamese language. This will make your life much easier, in case there are any problems. Further, when you deal with an established company it’s less likely that they will try to keep your deposit without a valid reason.

Serviced apartment rents in Hanoi

In Hanoi, the normal rent in the city center starts from around VND 8,200,000 per month for a studio, and around VND 16,500,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

Even if it’s possible to find a serviced apartment advertised for similar prices on real estate listings platforms, in most cases, you will have to deal with either a local landlord that owns as little as a single property, or with an agent that manage properties from multiple landlords.

Conversely, if you want to work with a serviced apartment company that owns the whole building and provide most of the benefits we discussed in the previous section of this article, then you might have to pay a price that is at least 20% higher. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Hanoi: Our Top 6 Picks

List of Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City: Our Top 7 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City

Are you looking for a short-term solution in District 1 or a six month stay in Thao Dien?

In Ho Chi Minh City, serviced apartment companies offer a wide range of solutions, and you should then be able to find accommodation that suits your needs.

In this article, we list 7 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span – both short-term and long-term, minimum duration of stay, location, amenities, and other key factors.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Ho Chi Minh City

Even though most hotel’s receptionists and waiters can speak good English in Ho Chi Minh City, When it comes to local landlords and agents the situation might be quite different.

Therefore, the first advantage of choosing a serviced apartment is that you will be able to deal with agents and managers that have a good command of the English language.

This is not only important while you are selecting your apartments, but also later on, for instance in case of problems.

Besides, a serviced apartments reputable company shall provide two copies of the rental contract – one in English and one in Vietnamese language, – and, generally speaking, will not try to keep your deposit without a valid reason, once it’s time to leave the apartments.

Another important point is that in Vietnam all foreigners shall register their address to the local police office.

Now, when you stay in a hotel there is no problem, as hotels register you to the local police by default. When dealing with a serviced apartment company, you will normally be in the same situation, as they deal with a large number of foreigner clients, and thus must comply with local regulations.

Conversely, local landlords might not even be aware of such an obligation, which might become a problem for you, especially if you plan to stay in the country for more than a couple of weeks. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City: Our Top 7 Picks

List of Serviced Apartments in Singapore: Our Top 7 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Singapore

Are you looking for a serviced apartment in Singapore?

Singapore is a well-known hospitality industry city, and there are many serviced apartments today. Whether you are planning to travel to Singapore for business or vacation purposes, a serviced apartment would be a flexible solution.

In this article, we list 7 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span, unit size, minimum duration of stay, location and facilities.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Singapore

The first benefit of opting for a serviced apartment is that you don’t need to commit to a 6-12 month rental contract.

This is especially true for Singapore, where it’s possible to find a serviced apartment with a minimum stay as short as 2-6 nights, while in other cities – for example, Hong Kong, the minimum stay is generally set to 30 days.

Another important benefit of serviced apartments is that you won’t have to pay the agent fee, and that utility bills such as water, internet, and others are almost always included in the price.

Even if this might seem a small detail, in a city like Singapore this might save you SGD 150-200 per month.

Finally, service apartments are provided fully furnished and are usually located in a convenient location.

This will save you time both while moving in and during the daily commute to your job. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Singapore: Our Top 7 Picks

List of Serviced Apartments in Hong Kong: Our Top 13 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Hong Kong

Are you moving to Hong Kong or just looking for a place closer to your new office?

Whether you are looking for flexibility or you don’t have the time to embark on a week of apartment hunting through the alleys of Hong Kong, a serviced apartment might be the solution to your problem.

In this article, we list 13 serviced apartment companies, and compare them according to their rent span, unit size, minimum duration of stay, location and facilities.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Hong Kong

If you already did a search online, by now you will probably know that the rental market in the city is pretty “scattered”, and it’s often difficult to find a place unless you walk into an agency located in the neighborhood where you plan to live.

Even in that case, you will probably be tied up by a 6-12 months rent contract.

Conversely, if you opt for a serviced apartment, you can choose to commit for only one or two months.

Besides, you will save the agent fee, which is often 50% of one month’s rental, and the deposit won’t usually exceed one’s month rental.

Also, bills are usually included (electricity, water, internet), so the rent might initially look higher than it is. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Hong Kong: Our Top 13 Picks