There are massive differences in what you can get these days in Thailand in terms of accommodation. I was in a hotel last weekend here it is http://www.hotelmusebangkok.com/ it was amazing! On the way out, I happened to see the prices for all the rooms they had available – and its was quite shocking! I have never seen a hotel room before for £1000 a night, and I am sure there are many, but for me that price blew my mind!
I know of friends here in Hua Hin who would be able to pay the rent for about 1 whole year for the price of one night in this luxury penthouse suite in lower Sukumvit – yes, 1 whole year.
I am sure the room does get rented out a lot as whilst I was there, I saw many flash cars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis, so there was massive money here as all cars are about 3 times the price than over in the UK – its just the import tax you see.
So you can stay in a top end hotel in the centre of Bangkok and blow a years budget if you like, or on the other end of the spectrum, you could rent a 2 bedroom house on the outskirts of Bangkok for 4000b a month – there really is that much of a difference in this country.
I myself have stayed in the same place for a year to the day now, and its to a western standard in my eyes – it has a full size oven, breakfast bar, private swimming pool, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom and its fully furnished – I could live in this place for almost 3 months for the price of one night in the penthouse suite at hotel Muse.
So people, make sure you mind up for yourself, even if you had the money, would you really want to blow almost £1000 on one night in a hotel room? I’d want to spend no more than £100 in Bangkok myself and I am even thinking about getting a cheaper place to stay here as I feel that £340 is too much and also far, far too big for me.
My perfect place these days would be a 50 square meter 1 bedroom apartment within walking distance to cheap public transport – or even within walking distance to a taxi rank so that I did not have to drive into town when I felt the urge for a quick beer or 10. I would also consider a house as well, providing again that it ticks the transport options – I dont want to get in trouble with the law out here for being over the limit (which I think is only 1 bottle of beer!).
All I need to be happy these days is air con, fast internet and the ability to be car free when I go for a beer.