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.
- Alberry Place
- Jitrapar Mansion
- Frasers Hospitality
- The Kaze 34 Hotel
- Thavee Yindee Residence
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