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Chiang Mai Carrot - Apartment Hunt

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Hey TFishes,

    After a brief stint in Langkawi, and quite a bit of time in the south, I'm now checking out what the north of Thailand has to offer. I'm pretty much resolved to investing a month in Chiang Mai, and that means getting a decent apartment/motorbike for the next 30 days.

    I've heard Doi View is one building/area where expats hunker down, and then there's this place for 6500 that seems okay.

    My budget is about 5-9k for the month (incl bills) and I'm after a nice big comfy double/queen bed with wifi, air con and a hot water shower. Any suggestions on where to look besides the above 2?

    #1 Posted: 2/6/2011 - 16:25

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  • Captain_Bob

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    Cranky, check out Smith Residence. Not the cheapest in town (7-10k) but a very good choice in most respects and all-inclusive. Two locations - check 'em out.

    #2 Posted: 3/6/2011 - 23:23

  • CrankyCarrot

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    7-10k sits just fine with my budget, C Bob.

    After traipsing around the old town all afternoon yesterday being told everywhere was either full for the month, or cost 21k and would only come with 2 single beds or something weird like that, I was pretty much ready to bog off to Chiang Rai

    ...or back to Phuket, where there is an ABUNDANCE of clean, new 1 bedders for around the 6-8k mark (if any of you Phuket-bashers spent more than 2 seconds there you'd eat your words about it being a rip off, then ask for seconds - believe that)

    Anyway, back on point - thanks C. Bob, I'll give Smith Residence a look.

    #3 Posted: 4/6/2011 - 13:27

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Hey Bob, which one's better - Smith Residence or Smith Tower residence?

    #4 Posted: 4/6/2011 - 16:57

  • CrankyCarrot

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    Nevermind - I think the Smith building near CM gate and that night market looks pretty schmick. Cheers a billion for the tip, Cap'n. :)

    #5 Posted: 4/6/2011 - 21:16

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