Hip Apartments in Thailand You'll Want to Call Home

Whether you want to be in the heart of bustling Thong Lor, or a calming reprieve in Phuket, these are the best choices
Whether you want to be in the heart of bustling Thong Lor, or a calming reprieve in Phuket, these are the best choices | Courtesy of The Residence on Thonglor by UHG / Expedia.com
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11 January 2021

Planning an extended stay in Thailand? Looking for freedom to cook your own meals? Renting an apartment is for you. This brief guide, covering different Bangkok neighbourhoods, plus a few regions further afield (Phuket, Si Racha), should give you a good idea of your options. These top-notch properties will enhance your travel experience by providing you with a restful place to kick back after a day of urban or beachside adventures.

The Residence on Thonglor by UHG

Thong Lor, in Bangkok’s Watthana district, has become the epitome of artsy hipness. The contemporary apartments – all with kitchens and some with verandas – put you in the heart of Thong Lor’s galleries, clubs and eateries. The rooftop pool, spa and fitness centre afford you marvellous views over the city. If you don’t fancy cooking in your flat, the on-site restaurant saves the day with a wide selection of Thai and Western cuisine.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace

Emporium Suites by Chatrium

This hotel, situated in busy Sukhumvit near the Emporium mall, puts you moments away from all of the shopping you could desire. Cheerful suites (thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows) come with kitchens or kitchenettes. You can even order different pillow preferences, from ultra-soft microfibre to massage pillows. While Thai food is delightful, if you need a break from the local fare, the Emporia Restaurant cooks Cantonese dishes, including dim sum lunches. For those who prefer liquid lunches, the pool bar will soon become their favourite haunt.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service

Balcony Seaside Sriracha Hotel & Serviced Apartments

Sriracha is a world-famous Thai hot sauce. Si Racha, on the eastern shores of the Gulf of Thailand, is where this fiery concoction comes from. The Balcony Seaside Sriracha – with studios plus one- and two-bedroom suites – is a superb locale to form your base. This apart-hotel doesn’t border pristine beaches, but rather a busy port where Thai culture and seafood abound. The property features a Japanese marble-tiled onsen, steam and sauna rooms, plus a state-of-the-art fitness room, enormous pool, as well as a playground for the little ones.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace

Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Sukhumvit is Bangkok’s chic shopping centre. If you book a place at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, you’ll be in the thick of things here. With 185 serviced dwellings (one, two and three bedrooms, plus penthouses), all come with fashionable living spaces, kitchens and washing machines. For a gastronomic treat accompanied by panoramic cityscapes, Above Eleven Rooftop Bar & Restaurant – on the 33rd and 34th floors – offers garden-inspired decor, with a creative menu, amalgamating Peruvian and Japanese cuisine.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge

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  • Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha

    Si Racha is known for industry, whereas its southern neighbour Pattaya is famed for its beach life. Nevertheless, Si Racha has its charms too, as does Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha. This apart-hotel features roomy flats, from studios to two-bed executive suites (all able to accommodate an additional bed). Guests have access to the launderette, rooftop pool and sauna. If you want to switch up your breakfast routine, the morning meal here leans toward Japanese food.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace

    Hill Myna Condotel

    Hill Myna Condotel – near Bang Tao Beach – offers a calming reprieve from the livelier side of Phuket. The on-site restaurant serves European, Indian and Thai cuisine, so your palate will never get bored. Studios and suites ­– all with dining and kitchen spaces – come with delightful green mountain views, which add to the enveloping appeal of this property, making you want to extend your stay.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Beach towels
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace

    14 Place Sukhumvit Suites

    Will Bangkok be home for a while? If so, these suites can be your home away from home. Clean, modern and conveniently located, this property is minutes away from Terminal 21’s nine levels of chic fashion boutiques and its abundance of local and international cuisine. Benjakitti Park is only a few blocks south, which is handy for a calorie-burning walk, jog or cycle around the picturesque city pond.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    In-room accessibility
    Express check-out
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on January 11, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.