Budget Servied Apt

Jun 12th, 2017, 05:17 PM
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Budget Servied Apt

Hi Folks,
Any Recommendations for a serviced Apt on Sukcomvit near Nana in BKK.Adelphi has gone way up in prices.
Looking to stay 4 months my budget is $1200 US a month 1 bedroom.
Thank you!
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Jun 12th, 2017, 07:23 PM
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Maybe Fraser Suites, Citadines, who both have places near Soi 11. Otherwise, Airbnb may be a good starting point. Not used them in Asia but found them excellent when were were in South America
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Jun 12th, 2017, 09:35 PM
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I've done Airbnb in Bangkok and it has been great. It should be less expensive than a serviced apartment as I also stay in serviced apartments and hotels while in Bangkok.

Happy Travels!
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Jun 12th, 2017, 10:02 PM
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Thank you!
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Jun 13th, 2017, 06:07 AM
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the Omni on soi 4 sukhumvit
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Jun 13th, 2017, 02:00 PM
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When will you need this place? Now during low season or around December high season?

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You can still get a budget hotel in the US $20 - $40 nightly range. (Rooms with A/C, hw, TV, etc.) Stay a few nights in a hotel and check out some recommendations in person. My preference for a final place is one not too far from a Skytrain station.

Some places on this link are under $40 a day. Not sure if electricity and water is included.

http://www.letsbookhotel.com/en/thai...ts-studio.aspx

I have used cheap hotels in the past. They paid for the electricity running the A/C, provided the linen, TV, security and daily cleanup. (I bought my own coffee pot and hot plate.)



Up to you.
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Jun 14th, 2017, 08:38 AM
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Hi...
I will need room mid Oct thru end of Jan or Feb.
Looking for a home base.Near Nana area.I will be traveling as usual
In and out as required by my Visa.
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Jun 14th, 2017, 10:07 AM
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You might want to look at Adelphi, very close to Nana. I'm not sure if it is in your price range or not.

Why not get a longer visa rather than going in and out, which may attract the attention of immigration. One can easily (and cheaply) get a 90 day tourist visa.
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Jun 14th, 2017, 11:09 AM
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A good part of your visit will be during high season. From above link in my first post there are some places in your price range. Christmas - New Years holiday period probably higher priced. (Cheap hotels may give you a good rate for long stays. I did my long stays in nearby Pattaya.)

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Visa. Are you planning on entering with the free Visa Exemption stamp you get at the airport or with a tourist visa you apply for at home and later you extend it? For the "free" 30 day Visa Exemption stamp your first check-in airport back home may ask you to show a flight out of Thailand within 30 days. This is called "proof of onward travel." Google up "proof of onward travel - Thailand" if you are not familiar with this requirement.
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Jun 14th, 2017, 02:34 PM
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check out the new visa rules, especially about in and out travel
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Jun 15th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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Thx for the Visa info.
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Jun 22nd, 2017, 08:07 AM
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I'm going to go to LA to get a retirement Visa any thoughts?
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 09:24 AM
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"..I'm going to go to LA to get a retirement Visa any thoughts?.."

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Have you ever been to Thailand before? If not visit first with a tourist visa that you can extend. Talk to other expats and get their opinions. Don't burn your bridges behind you!

If you do retire Thailand my advice is to open up a couple debit card accounts in your hometown and set in place any financial dealings before leaving home.

In Bangkok the US Embassy used to assist US citizens in verifying their income for Retirement Visas. I personally wouldn't put every cent I have into any Thai bank account!

Years ago when I lived in Thailand off and on I used regular visas with border runs. Things are a little different now with some restrictions on border runs. Now I just enter with the free 30 day visa exemption stamp at the airport.

Below Thai Visa "expat" forum will have more information for you to look over.
https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum...-work-permits/

Embassy:
https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

* Some expats live off ATM withdrawals for spending money. Keeping just a small amount of money in Thai banks. Two debit card accounts doubles the amount of money available per day and if one account screws up you have a second one for income. I have 2 debit card accounts through credit unions, each one allows 1 $500 withdrawal per day. Two accounts = $1000 per day. I can do a Bill Pay transfer between my bank and credit union accounts. My retirement checks go to my US accounts. There are fees when you use an ATM in Thailand. My CU's pay for some of my withdrawal fees from non CU ATMs. No annual fee with a CU debit card.

Good luck.
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Jun 26th, 2017, 07:16 PM
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Yes I have been to Thailand many times. I was detained twice last yr.at the Airport.
Coming in from Cambodia and Luang Probong. I was in each country for two weeks.

I was in Thailand last yr for 4 months.Not that easy now to go in and out.
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