A serviced apartment is a fully furnished and equipped accommodation with extra services to live comfortably in Bangkok. Unlike a condo or apartment, there is no need to buy furniture, kitchen equipment or take care of utilities. Basically, a serviced apartment comes with similar services as you would stay at a hotel but with a few extras. Usually, the rooms are more spacious than in a hotel and more suited towards medium or long-term stays. For example there is a laundry room or machine included and a fully equipped kitchen plus dining room.
A condo is quite similar to a serviced apartment, the most important difference is the flexible lease that you get with a serviced apartment. Condos are rented out with long-term leases but a serviced apartment can be rented daily, monthly or even yearly. A serviced apartment tends also to be more private because often those places exclusively offering this kind of rental type. Therefore, you won't have that much movement or noise of people as in a busy hotel. When you are searching for your serviced apartment, they are generally categorized into luxury and standard grade. Luxury grade apartments are often offered by hotels and include their five-star amenities such as Jacuzzi, limousine service, private lounges and gyms. Standard grade serviced apartments are operated by real estate developers or local businesses.
The rate for a serviced apartment in Bangkok depends on your length of stay. The longer you stay, there will be a discount. Daily rates starting about 2,000 Baht, monthly you can expect to pay from 18,000 Baht to over 200,000 Baht. The price depends on size, equipment and facilities, services and the location. One of the prime locations is a serviced apartment in Sukhumvit, other areas are Silom and along the BTS or MRT lines or near the Chao Phraya river. Generally speaking, the closer the location to public transport or other landmarks such as offices or malls, the more expensive it will be.
At Lohas Residences, you also have options of your own laundry service, body fitness facilities, rooftop bar and swimming pool. You also have free breakfast and even a business corner.