Renting an Apt in BKK

Old Jul 24th, 2013, 05:03 PM
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We wanted a corner apt and this was the only one available for our dates.
Jasmine: http://www.theriversidebangkok.com/detailsjasmine.htm
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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yestravel - that's the condo right behind my condo (Supakarn Condominium)! It does not front the river because my condo is right in front but we, the tenant association of Supakarn condominium, allow the residents of Baan Sathorn to walk through a part of our property and allow them the use of our pier.

You can probably see the river from a high up unit.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Further to my comment above - it's around a 100 yards walk from the Riverside (Baan Sathorn Chaopraya) to the actual river and you will have to go through a rather deserted shopping centre and through my condo to reach the river. The Baan Sathorn building was originally designed as an office building but they didn't sell well so it was converted into a condo.

It's not a riverfront property but near to the river.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Our apt is on the 29th floor. Is that high enough for a view do you think? Photos of the apt show views of the river despite not being right on the river. The reviews i have read comment on the fabulous views. If the apt does not have views I'll be one unhappy tenant.
Guess it will be easy to have a GTG!
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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Just reading your second comment. Do you think there is a safety issue?
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I cannot tell if you will be able to see the river but I would definitely opt for a corner unit since my building, 34 floors high, is right in front. See map here: http://goo.gl/maps/u9DsW zoom in until you can see the building's name.

I just own the condo but I haven't live there for the past 13 years, apart from when my house was flooded a couple of years ago! Don't worry I will find a suitable place for a GTG.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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Pook, when I saw on the map where this apt building was, I thought it was right behind your condo building. Thanks for confirming that!
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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I think you will be safe and for the walk to the river pier at our condo there shouldn't be any problem.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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the apt is a corner unti. You do have me rethinking all this though.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 06:56 PM
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IMO not the best place to stay and if you want to be next to the river then you should really be right next to it IMO. There's one condo or service apartment sandwiched in between the Shangri La and the Mandarin Oriental but I cannot remember the name. That location looks perfect to me and it is right on the river as well.
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Old Jul 24th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Hmmm...going to give this all some more thought. I do appreciate your comments.
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 05:23 AM
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Ok, I really do want a true river view so I will reserve with the Chatrium Riverside Suites with a full river view hopefully. WIll still keep an eye out for any specials along the river that may be offered over the next months.
Again, thanks for the information -- it was invaluable.
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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I think you've made a good decision.
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 06:39 AM
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I do think you will be happier with the view.
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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I keep laughing at myself that I had so much trouble with this decision! If I took so much time for each hotel/apt, I would never get all my trip planning completed.
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for this helpful thread. We spent four months in Paris earlier in the year and have been thinking about doing the same thing elsewhere. BKK is one of the places we were considering and I'd had a quick look at vrbo but thanks to all of you for posting some very helpful links.

yestravel, clearly we're following in your footsteps, first Paris and now BKK Hope you have a fabulous trip!
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Old Jul 27th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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ask chatrium for an apt with a view up the river
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Old Jul 27th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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@rhkmk-thanks. Is the higher the floor going to be better also?
Hi well travelled...I've sent several friends going to Paris to your blog. Loved Thailand, you will too if you go.
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yes
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don't go to their Chinese restaurant... the breakfast restaurant is good
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