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Can anyone recommend a service apartment (or another place that has a kitchen) where I can stay with my wife and kid for about 10 days? Muang or Hangdong would be nice. So far I only staid in hotels and guest houses in CNX. Couldn't find any service apartments on the net.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers, X-Pat

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Take a look at Viangbua Mansion - cheapest rate per day is on a monthly rent, but they might cut you a deal for ten days depending on the time of year and how busy they are. The place is less than a year old.

Apartments come with a fair kitchen area - good-sized refrigerator and the cooking facilities are 2 hot-plates. As I recall, you only get given a fry-pan for cooking but it's not that expensive to buy a saucepan etc at the nearby Rimping supermarket. Coin-op washing machines and dryer downstairs. Very friendly and efficient staff. If there are three of you, you'll need to ask for an extra set of plate/mug/cutlery etc - but I'm sure they'll provide this with a smile.

It's located about a mile north of Chang Phuak gate (and north of Novotel) - generally too far to walk to the old city etc, so you'd really need your own transport or use tuk-tuks.

http://www.viangbuamansion-chiangmai.com/

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I second Viangua Mansion. We stayed there for a month and it was really nice. The only thing we ran into was that the dishes and pots/pans were scarce. They might have changed that by now.

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Thanks!

Viangbua Mansion looks good.

There don't seem to be a lot of service apartments in Chiang Mai. Funny. They're quite popular in Bangkok.

Cheers, X-Pat

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There is a brand new serviced apartment opening in about a week on the canal road near Hang Dong. I have a friend who rented a unit for next month for 12,000 baht. I can get the info for you.

:o

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Thanks!

Viangbua Mansion looks good.

There don't seem to be a lot of service apartments in Chiang Mai. Funny. They're quite popular in Bangkok.

Cheers, X-Pat

I think you're right - at least as far as short-term rentals go. I dug up the following link from my old list, but a] I think most are for long-term and b] it means contacting them individually.

http://www.chiangmai-thai.com/apartment.htm

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I second Viangua Mansion.  We stayed there for a month and it was really nice.  The only thing we ran into was that the dishes and pots/pans were scarce.  They might have changed that by now.

Hi!

I think there is also a monthly extra charge for electricity and water. Do you remember how much was it roughly?

Thanks.

MO

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Oh boy!

I just looked at the location map of the Viangbua Mansion and that's exactly where i do NOT want to be. I need to be either inside the city square or south of it, but not north.

Hang-Dong would be okay, too, since I have to do at least two trips to San Patong and Hang Dong.

@Sansai Sam:

Do you have any info on that new apartment?

Cheers & Thanks,

X-Pat

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I know a guy who lives in the Suites at the top of the Royal Lanna Hotel. He pays 4000 baht a month plus electricty. I think that his suite has a kitchen as well.

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Pooey is the guy who looks after the lettings.

his number is 016308096

I haven't the address but it is about 100-200 metres from the entrance of the night safari

going away from the city.

Sam :o

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I know a guy who lives in the Suites at the top of the Royal Lanna Hotel.  He pays 4000 baht a month plus electricty.  I think that his suite has a kitchen as well.

EOW

Are you sure he is only paying Baht 4,000 a month plus electricity? That seems way too reasonable for a suite at the top of the Royal Lanna.

I have never been in the place but from what I see on the internet it looks quite nice. Heck, they charge tourists half that amount per day. You could not mean 40,000 as that is way too much for a monthly, but 4,000?

If true I think that would be my choice for my first month back. :o

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I know a guy who lives in the Suites at the top of the Royal Lanna Hotel.  He pays 4000 baht a month plus electricty.  I think that his suite has a kitchen as well.

EOW

Are you sure he is only paying Baht 4,000 a month plus electricity? That seems way too reasonable for a suite at the top of the Royal Lanna.

I have never been in the place but from what I see on the internet it looks quite nice. Heck, they charge tourists half that amount per day. You could not mean 40,000 as that is way too much for a monthly, but 4,000?

If true I think that would be my choice for my first month back. :o

The Royal Lanna has one (or maybe two, can't remember) floors set aside for long-term rentals. The room I saw was on the 14th floor and with utilities the cost was right at USD $200 per month. This was back in mid-April. It was extremely quiet as most of the rooms were leased but no one there. The room I saw had no kitchen. Just fridge, 2 single beds, tv, decent bathroom.

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The Royal Lanna has one (or maybe two, can't remember) floors set aside for long-term rentals. The room I saw was on the 14th floor and with utilities the cost was right at USD $200 per month. This was back in mid-April. It was extremely quiet as most of the rooms were leased but no one there. The room I saw had no kitchen. Just fridge, 2 single beds, tv, decent bathroom.

Maybe EOW's friend got a special deal. Utilities should not be very high. Not so great a deal at Baht 8,400 especially if no kitchenette.

PT apartments would be a better deal perhaps.

http://www.chiangmai-thai.com/pt_apartment.htm

There are also some newish places inside the moat at around 4,000, but very basic.

If you do not mind being a little outside of the city you can even find nice small furnished 2 bedroom houses and townhouses for as little as Baht 1,000 monthly (even short term). I lived in one and knew of others up in Mae Rim area. Personally however I am thinking to be a bit more central and convenient to transportation when I return.

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Yes, when I go back to CM I'll be looking at the PT apartments also. The apartments at Viangbua Mansion look nice but the prices are way too high for CM in my opinion.

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Hi!

I have recently noticed a new and quite nice appartments building located just next to Lotus Hotel.:o Anybody knows about it? Are they for rent?

Thanks. :D

MO

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