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What Makes a Good Bangkok Condo?

Bangkok Highrise CondoOne man’s palace may well be another man’s hovel of a habitat, but there are certain aspects of the condo lifestyle that the majority of Bangkok’s expats will be looking for when searching for their new home.

Just as the cheapest dwelling might not always offer the best value for money, the same can also be said for the most expensive too. In this piece we look at what makes a good Bangkok condominium.

Highrise, Low-rise, Location, Facilities?

Without any question of doubt, some of the city and river views offered by Bangkok’s highrise condominiums are absolutely breathtaking. But highrise is not everyone’s cup of tea, and nor is central city living.

Depending on whom you are and what you like, will determine what type of accommodation you opt for and where. Some of the typical items to have on a checklist include:

  • Condition
  • Neighbourhood
  • Location
  • Price (rental / purchase)
  • Proximity to transportation network
  • Age of building
  • Nearby attractions

There are or course many other things to factor into consideration, but the above items are usually on the top of most home hunter’s shortlist.

In this blog post we briefly look at five condominiums which are popular choices for expats living in Bangkok (at the time of writing), and  point out why it is that they are popular choices.

These Residences include:

  1. My Condo 81
  2. Roof Garden
  3. Nusasiri Condo
  4. The Ivy Ratchada
  5. The Address 42
  6. The Empire Place

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My Condo Sukhumvit 81

My Condo Sukhumvit 81

This is one of the popular low-rise condominiums in Bangkok’s On Nut area. It’s a single tower construction of just eight floors housing a total of 148 well designed units of varying sizes. There are plenty of shops and local facilities in the immediate vicinity.

Rentals: Studios at My Condo 81 start as low as 8,000 THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: elevators, fitness centre, laundry service reception Area, 24 Hour Security.

Proximity to On Nut BTS: 6 minutes’ walk (about 430m)

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The Roof Garden On Nut

The Roof Garden On Nut

Perhaps one of a tiny handful of little-known highrise condominiums in Bangkok, this hidden gem is located in a very quiet side street and had unblocked views of the surrounding area. The rooms here are also a good size starting at around 68 SQM for the one bedroom units.

Rentals: One bed condos can be found for around 21,000+ THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: covered parking, elevators, fitness centre, reception area, swimming pool, 24 hour security.

Proximity to On Nut BTS: 8 minutes’ walk.

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Nusasiri Grand

Nusasiri Grand

This is a 28 story highrise in the Ekamai area of middle Sukhumvit. It’s a two-tower construction of 28 stories. The number of impressive studios, one, two, and three bedroom units housed is 303.

Rentals: A 37 SQM studios here start at around 18,000+ THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: CCTV/ keycard access, elevators, garden / BBQ area, gym, parking, swimming pool, internet access, 24 hour security.

Proximity to Ekamai BTS: Less that a minutes’ walk.

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Ivy Ratchada

Ivy Ratchada
This three-tower, eight story low-rise condominium that is located in the Huai Khwang district of Bangkok. The complex has a modern design, some nice facilities, and situated in a nice neighborhood of the city.

Rentals: A 30 SQM studio here starts at around 11,000+ THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: covered parking, elevators, fitness center, internet service, laundry, swimming pool, 24 hour security.

Proximity to Sutthisan MRT: 5 minutes’ walk.

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The Address Sukhumvit 42

The Address Sukhumvit 42

This is a smart, well maintained, low-rise Bangkok condominium. It was developed by AP Development and completed in the year 2009. The project area is 3,200 SQM. This is a two-tower construction of just 8 floors housing a total of 214 modern one and two bedroom units.

Rentals: One bedroom, 45 SQM units start at around 25,000 THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: ADSL / fast internet / Wi-Fi, cable / satellite TV, CCTV / keycard entry, elevator, fitness center / gym, garden / BBQ area, sauna / steam room, swimming pool, 24-hour security.

Proximity to Ekamai BTS: 4 minutes’ walk.

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The Empire Place

The Empire Place
This is a highrise condominium completed in year 2008. It is a single-tower construction of 45 stories housing a total of 493 very nice one, two, three, and four bedroom units. The residence is conveniently located in the Sathorn district of Bangkok.

Rentals: A 65 SQM one bedroom unit here starts at around 30,000 THB/Mo.

Some of the building features include: aerobic room, BBQ area, CCTV / keycard access, concierge counter, fitness center, kid’s club/game room, landscape gardens, multi-purpose room, parking, private lobby, sauna / steam room, swimming pool (deep pool and child pool), 24 hour security

Proximity to Chong Nonsi BTS: 10 minutes’ walk.

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If you would like to know more about what makes a good Bangkok condo to suit your specific needs, then please get in touch using this form or call direct: 087-704-8950


About Amorn S

Amorn Suramongkol is passionate about Thai real estate and writes useful and informative articles for aimed at helping Bangkok's expats find homes and settle in to the capital.

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