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Hello.

I'm staying in pattaya next month for 2 months. I'm looking for a 1 bedroom apartment, centrally based, out as far as 3rd rd. I will be working remotely from the apartment (i'm a software engineer), so it's imperative that I have decent, reliable internet (mainly for vpn into customer sites).

 

Does anybody have any recommendations?  My budget is approx 20,000 per month + bills.

 

Many thanks.

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Make sure that you have a MiFi/unit that can create a HotSpot in so that you will have something on which to fall back.

You can purchase a monthly unlimited up to 4Mbps package for 650 baht + VAT or less with any of the networks.

 

You have varied options for apartments. 19k  for 54 sq. m. on Walking Street. 20k for 78 sq. m. a bit further back....

 

 

 

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There are 3 new highrise condo complexes on Pattaya Second Road you might consider:  The Base, Unixx South Pattaya, and Centric Sea.  All 3 have very nice amenities--at least 2 big pools each, gyms, nice lobbies, garage parking, sauna, etc. The Base and Centric Sea also have sky lounges and sky pools.  Baht buses right out the front door and Unixx also has its own shuttle bus.  Should easily be able to rent a 1 bedroom seaview condo within your budget.  Good luck.

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56 minutes ago, newnative said:

There are 3 new highrise condo complexes on Pattaya Second Road you might consider:  The Base, Unixx South Pattaya, and Centric Sea.  All 3 have very nice amenities--at least 2 big pools each, gyms, nice lobbies, garage parking, sauna, etc. The Base and Centric Sea also have sky lounges and sky pools.  Baht buses right out the front door and Unixx also has its own shuttle bus.  Should easily be able to rent a 1 bedroom seaview condo within your budget.  Good luck.

 

 

Why not link to a few?

 

You should point out that while they might have good amenities, the apartments themselves may be tiny.

 

A 29 sq. m room claiming to be a one bed apartment is surely a joke. Some as small as 22 sq. m., so beware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, newnative said:

There are 3 new highrise condo complexes on Pattaya Second Road you might consider:  The Base, Unixx South Pattaya, and Centric Sea. //

Except that many apartments in these condos have shared WiFi Internet...

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OP, most condo's and internet contracts are a minimum 3 mouth contract, so for a 2 month stay you will be limited to a hotel or serviced apartment and whatever internet is included. Depending on location you may be able to use telco wifi from the street or hotspot cellular internet.

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11 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

OP, most condo's and internet contracts are a minimum 3 mouth contract, so for a 2 month stay you will be limited to a hotel or serviced apartment and whatever internet is included. Depending on location you may be able to use telco wifi from the street or hotspot cellular internet.

 

Of course this is not true. I don't have any idea as to why you would post such inaccurate info.

 

There are many options for monthly rentals for when it comes to apartments. 

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1 hour ago, JamJar said:

 

 

Why not link to a few?

 

You should point out that while they might have good amenities, the apartments themselves may be tiny.

 

A 29 sq. m room claiming to be a one bed apartment is surely a joke. Some as small as 22 sq. m., so beware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 projects I mentioned all have 1 bedroom rentals available of at least 34sqm with good floor plans. Yes, they are small but I think the good locations and the great amenities help to make up for the small size.  The OP mentioned he will be working from his condo; if he wants a break from his work each of these projects offer nice pools, gyms, lounges, etc. for him to use without having to go far.   I'm sure the OP would welcome other condo project suggestions for central Pattaya that are in his price range.

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1 hour ago, JamJar said:

 

Of course this is not true. I don't have any idea as to why you would post such inaccurate info.

 

There are many options for monthly rentals for when it comes to apartments. 

At least one of the condos recommended so far , The Base, has a minimum stay of 3 months.

 

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Its not incorrect information, a large percentage of apartments and condo's have a minimum 3 month stay, especially in low season.

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

At least one of the condos recommended so far , The Base, has a minimum stay of 3 months.

Yes you are right for The Base, but in theory only...

In practice there are many owners who rents for 1 week or less!

And some other owners who now complain because of these groups of Chinese tourists who are regularly staying there for just a few days.

 

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4 hours ago, Pattaya46 said:

Yes you are right for The Base, but in theory only...

In practice there are many owners who rents for 1 week or less!

And some other owners who now complain because of these groups of Chinese tourists who are regularly staying there for just a few days.

 

 

 

He is not right at all, even in theory. One swallow does not make a summer.

 

Another ad for the base shows that much shorter periods are offered; http://www.renthub.in.th/en/condo-listings/the-base-for-rent

 

In reality, owners can scant afford to insist on three/six/twelve monthly minimum contracts. The reality is that they simply ask for  more money for a shorter period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, newnative said:

The 3 projects I mentioned all have 1 bedroom rentals available of at least 34sqm with good floor plans. Yes, they are small but I think the good locations and the great amenities help to make up for the small size.  The OP mentioned he will be working from his condo; if he wants a break from his work each of these projects offer nice pools, gyms, lounges, etc. for him to use without having to go far.   I'm sure the OP would welcome other condo project suggestions for central Pattaya that are in his price range.

 

Naah..... most of them are less than 34 sq.m.

 

http://www.renthub.in.th/en/condo-projects/the-base-central-pattaya

 

Even a 34 sq.m  space is not much better than a shoe box. Some projects, instead of a separate bedroom,  use a transparent sliding door to separate the bed from the living/kitchen area and then deem to call it a one bedroom apartment. A joke. Some won't even have any outside space in the form of a balcony. Others will have wonderful views of your neighbours opposite

 

Often a claimed 34 sq.m. apartment shrinks to a 30sq.m apartment with a balcony.

 

For me those are not places to live, but perhaps a place that a businessman would use whilst working away from home or a holiday apartment.

 

That's why I suggested links within budget, as your suggestion that he will find  a 34 sq.m. seaview apartment at The Base, a little glib.

 

So perhaps you can point him to one or two as it is so easy.

 

I too like the facilities, but not at the expense of the accommodation.

 

 

A typical review about the Base.

 

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Horrible rules and experience here. Over 1000 units and only 6 loungers at the rooftop pool. And the loungers are only in the sun and bolted to the floor. Also, 2,000 baht fine if caught with any food or drink at the pool or lounge areas??? So can't even have a bottle of water there. - No wifi in most of the rooms. So you have to go to public areas for wifi. - wifi in public areas not working most the time.

 

 

They love the rooftop, but 1112 units and six sunbeds??

Many concurring about the small rooms and I'm sure that these are short term stays. Staying there for months probably akin to living in a prison.

 

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Try AirBNB, lots of nice apartments available in your price range.

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I think you are the one who is mistaken.  All the 1 bedrooms at Unixx with balconies are at least 34sqm.  They have studios that are smaller.   The 1 bedrooms at Centric with balconies range from 32sqm to around 41sqm.  Average is around 35sqm. The Base 1 bedrooms are 29sqm and 35sqm.  You are right that there are more 29sqm units but the OP can certainly find a 35sqm seaview condo at The Base--I used to own one so I know they exist.   Whether a 35sqm condo is too small for a 2 month visit, only the OP can decide.  I could certainly  live comfortably in one and enjoy all the nice amenities these 3 new condo projects have. 

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I stayed at Yensabai for one month at 15,000. Excellent internet, though it was wifi.

Room had a balcony with partial seaview, but I have no idea how big it was in meters- large enough for me anyway.

I liked the location, near Tukom and walking distance to Walking St.

Many restaurants nearby and supermarkets at Tucom and Friendship.

Was quiet when I stayed, and seems well maintained. Has a pool.

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