About This Listing
High-rise luxury 1 bedroom condo , with 90degree stunning views of the Bangkok Skyline.
Located 100 m from the excellent, diverse nightlife and dining of Sukhumvit Soi 11. Making it walkable and close, yet away enough to avoid the noise and traffic.
*** YOU'LL LOVE THIS PLACE! ****
+++ NOW WITH TRUE VISION GOLD CABLE. BROADCASTING HUNDREDS OF CHANNELS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD+++
++Personal Lockable Wardrobe complete with hanging rod, trouser rack, shelf space, and locakble and regular drawer.++
LOCATION-This luxury Condo complex is called Circle Condo. It is located on New Phetburi Road, directly behind the end of Sukhumvit and Soi 11 (across the little canal) Nana BTS, Phetburi MRT, and the Makassan Airport Link are all approx. 700 meters away and have complementary tuk-tuk service to and from the stations from (phone number hidden) hrs. The water taxi that runs beside the canal is directly behind the building. Taxi’s can be called for by the reception 24 hours a day. While this condo is conveniently located, it is yet apart from the hustle and bustle should you choose to avoid it.
The building complex houses two towers; Tower 1 which rises to 30 floors and Tower 2 which rises to 50 floors. This particular unit is on the 24th floor in tower 1.
SECURITY – The condo has 24 hours receptionists and security guards throughout the complex. Key card access is required to enter the building and elevator. The building has CCTV surveillance on all floors and all common areas of the building.
The apartment is 47sq m.
The bedroom is a 12 square meter room with a western queen sized bed. The room is for 1-2 guests only with options for extra guests on the sofa at an extra charge. The apartment is on the 24th floor and boasts large 90 degree views of the Bangkok skyline through large glass windows. The room has a desk and a wardrobe and a baggage table. There is also room to spread out a yoga mat and meditate next to breathtaking views of the city. The room can be locked with a separate key. Bathroom is outside the room .
The apartment is air-conditioned and you're free to set it to any temperature. The living room and bedroom have separate a/c units. If you are not an air-con person, a standing fan is available too.
The wardrobe is locked with a few of my belongings.
Housekeeping done every 4 days. Extra cleaning can be arranged at a charge of 250 per time.
RECREATION- On the 8th floor nestled between the two towers lies the resort-like swimming pool, with 3 smaller pools, 2 outdoor Jacuzzis, a sofa like lounge area, a smoking section, and reclining chairs.
Inside in the separate changing rooms is a steam room, a sauna, an indoor Jacuzzi, and an ice-water pool, showers with basic toiletries.
The 8th floor also houses the gym room, a theater room (available for private use in 2 hour increments free of charge, but subject to availability), and a work room with 3 computers to use. WI-Fi is available throughout the lobby and recreational areas and in the apartment. The 8th floor facilities are available from 7:00 am to 10:00pm everyday free of charge.
Dry-cleaning and professional laundry at extra charge. Contact Reception.
•Complimentary access to the 8th floor recreation facilities, which include 3 swimming pools, 2 outdoor jacuzzis, steam , sauna, an ice pool, indoor Jacuzzi, gym , theater room , and work room.
•Free WiFi, (printer and scanner available at extra charge. Please request in advance.)
•Free use of washing machine and drying area. Detergent provided free of charge.
•Smoking in the balcony area only.
•Free unlimited filtered drinking water.
•Body and hand towels provided.
•Option of Air-conditioner or fan.
•Free tea and coffee.
•Free use of hairdryer and iron.
•Kitchen and kitchen utensils, refrigerator, microwave, blender, and dining areas.
•Cable TV (40 inch LED),3D Blu-Ray DVD player with Samsung Smart TV and All-Share Capabilities. USB drive capable of playing movies, music, and photos on Hard drives up to 1 Terra Byte.
•Complimentary Bangkok map.
•Free travel advice from the well traveled owner;)!
Interaction with Guests
I travel a lot, so most of the times won't be around in person. But , will actively be on Whatapp, email, (website hidden), etc.
Soi 11, famous for its wide variety of nightlife and restaurants, as well as its street joints and bars is a mere 5 mins walk. There are several 24-hour convenient stores located within 2 mins of the building and a 24 hours grocery store about 10 mins away. The world –renowned Bumrumgrad hospital is a 15mins walk. Just outside the condo lies a mini fresh fruit market, that sells a wide range of fruits and exotic fruits at cheap prices. There is also a decent selection of street vendors around the condo on Phetchaburi Road.
Terminal 21, Emporium , Siam Square, MBK, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon, Platinum Mall, Pantip Computer Center and Big C are all with a 2-3 kms radius and easily accessible by the various public transportation options.
FREE TUK-TUK-Avaiable on schedule between the condo and the MRT, Airport Link, and to the BTS Nana.
BTS (Skytrain)- 500 meters away -10mins walk.
MRT/Airport Link- 500 meters away-10 mins walk.
PUBLIC BUS- Right outside the building.
CANAL FERRY- Right behind the building.
While, I would love for you to feel at home, please be respectful to the neighbors and to myself.
A copy of your passport and of every occupant is required upon check-in. This apartment accommodates 2 people. Any visitors above the allowed limit that stay overnight will be subject to an extra-person charge.
The person in-charge of making the reservation is responsible for the actions and damages if any of his other occupants and guests.
Check in is at 2pm (flexible if no prior guest). Checkout is noon, However, contact me if you're arriving early or need to leave late, I will try to accommodate you in every possible way. Check out's past 7pm are subject to full days rent. Security deposit of a refundable 4000baht.
*ABSOLUTELY ZERO-TOLERANCE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR!. Anyone caught consuming, or misbehaving due to the consumption of or for any other reason will be evicted immediately with no refund regardless of term of payment!
Nice, clean and comfy flat, with a beautiful view (especially from the bedroom) at night. Very well located, about 10-15 min walking from the MRT and airport link stations. We didn't met Rick but the communication was easy and he was really obliging about our check in/out time. We were just a bit surprised being asked to wash the sheets and towels but there is a washing machine/drier in the flat so it's easy. We would definitely recommend this apartment!
Must have been a bit of mis-communication. As you requested a late check out , I mentioned that I had to limit it to a few hours since I had to get the sheets and towels cleaned as the next guests were arriving later the same day. Cleaned by the cleaners not by you:)!. I was surprised to see them washed. But thanks! Safe travels and thanks for being great guests!
Comfortable, clean and well-equipped apartment. Stunning view from window over Bangkok, especially at night! Location is ok, secure building, quiet area, 7/11 shop nearby, some larger supermarkets 10-15 minutes walk. As a transport you can use taxi, tuk-tuk and express boat on a canal nearby. Check in and check out was easy, Rick is always ready to help. I enjoyed my stay and can recommend Rick’s place to anyone. :)
Apt was pretty much as described, but we would not stay again: no closet or dresser to use, resulting in open suitcases on the floor in an apt that doesn't have much free space; the very strong smell of a man's apt; only 1 set of keys; have to pay for pool towels (only 40thb but annoying); close to but not IN the busy/happening area (at least a 10 min walk out of building, out of back gate, along canal, across canal, then past several residential buildings/empty lots to where there starts to be street food, businesses, etc); laundry machine takes FOREVER to dry clothes; flimsy mattress; bed frame that is an odd height that we kept banging knees and shins; cabs are a little hard to get b/c of location across the canal; tuk tuk shuttle only runs every 1/2 hour and stops at 730pm.
The Pros: apt was clean; building is quiet; high end TV; super fast wifi; dvd player; helpful apt guide binder with channel listings and area yoga classes,food,etc; nice pool area (altho water is ICY cold!); large hottub (only hot in afternoons); convenience store outside the front gates; guards helpful in flagging taxis; lively and bustling 10 mins away; good curtains that mostly block the sun in bedroom; great view of night skyline; water filter in kitchen; fairly smooth booking and check in/out; never met host but seemed friendly enough.
Overall the place fell short of our expectations for a "luxury" building/apt.
Thank you for your detailed review. First of all , I'd like say that you might have a slight misunderstanding between staying at a hotel and staying in somebosy's apartment. I was not too happy to see a weeks worth of trash with food, open food packets and food and make up stains on the sofas, bedsheets , and floors, again a bit more respect towards someones home. I will be more particular about a guests reviews an references and overall profile!
In the future , you might want to communicate more with the host during your stay , so they can elaborately work to resolve your situation and better your stay!
But for now let me address your concerns:
Regarding the storage, I have addressed the situation and will be getting an extra wardrobe space, but there is existing hanging and shelf space.
Regarding the man's smells, I'm not sure what that means, as I've not heard that before. The apartmeent is thoroughly cleaned by women ...sheets, towels, everything ,etc before every guests stay. There is a can a air freshner below the kitchen sink! Unfortunately I will not ban men from staying in my place!
The bed is a standard western Queen size, not Thai size, which means it's bigger than average here. I guess firmness is one's individual preference, but the one I have seems to accommodate the average guest.
The location of this condo is seen as a PRO because you would constantly be hearing noises of a 24-hour night life if you were right on a busy street , no matter how high up you are . You are yet able to walk there!
The dryer is the type of dryer found in most of Asia , and is not the huge tumble dry, but if not overfilled ,drys properly. That's why in this art of the world hang drying is quicker, as I mentioned in the folder.
The Keys-An extra set can be requested in advance, otherwise the reception is always there to keep the key for the absent person.
Regarding the pool towels, there are sufficient ones int he apartment, you simply need to take them to the pool with you.
Again this is an apartment not a hotel. The condo provides towels as an extra service!! THE BUILDING IS A LUXURY APARTMENT BUILDING NOT A LUXURY HOTEL!
Really nice stay, made my vacation in Bangkok great. Loved the building and also the unit. Very helpful host. I will stay there next time. The view is great and it was nice to be in a neighborhood that was close to everything, yet the building/location was quiet.
Rick was an amazing host! His place was well-equipped, and he left very clear directions about everything and anything we would need to know to have a wonderful stay. We were only in Bangkok for a short time, so we weren't able to take advantage of the sauna, jacuzzi, or pool, but we did enjoy the view! Whenever we had questions, Rick was responsive and attentive before and throughout our stay. He even sent us personalized directions so that we would be able to find the apartment without any trouble. Rick was also accommodating with our check-in and check-out times. Don't hesitate to stay at Rick's place if you find yourself in Bangkok!
Great place to stay. Nice, new and clean. Rick even managed to get me in with a few hours notice.
Unfortunately, I just stayed 2 days at Rick´s.The pool area is fantastic, the apartment very clean, nice decoration, the view you have is unbelievable and you have an apartment corner with 3 windows!!
Before coming , I stayed at Center point and for first time at Glow, but nothing compare with yours.
This is sincerely the place to be !!!20/20
About the Host, Rick
Hi there, I 'm from San Francisco and have been living between Hong Kong and Bangkok for the last 2 years for business. I left the corporate world in Finance a few years ago to start my own (website hidden) main business is in China, but I chose to live in Bangkok, due to the excellent standard of living, great weather (most of the time), and combination of western and eastern influences.
I have traveled extensively over 6 continents to over 105 countries in my 35 years for both business and pleasure. My travels have always been diverse ranging from pig-trucks to First-class and from bamboo shacks to luxury suites throughout the world...So, I hope my experience can assist you in your travels in some ways.
I am outgoing ,and love a good laugh. I love diversity in eating and can cook a strange variety of things. I work largely from cafes or by the pool when I'm home.
I thought I left the corporate world, but before this sounds like a job interview, I'll stop here...before I might fall asleep while typing!
Hope to meet up with you and be a part of your travels. I'll make your stay as comfortable as I can . I openly welcome and encourage any feedback. Looking forward to making new friends!