Type: Studio and two bedroom apartments
Price: Studio – 18,000 baht/month (US$ 500) for 31 sq. m +18,000 baht (US$ 500) deposit. Two bedroom – 27,000 baht/month (US$ 750) for 58 sq. m + 27,000 baht deposit.
Location: Kalapapruek Road, Bangwa, Phasicharoen, Bangkok, 10160 — a short 3km shuttle bus ride and a 15 minute sky train ride to IH centre.
Metropark is a beautifully constructed development which is just a 3km shuttle bus ride and a 15 minute sky train ride to the door of the school. Click here to see a map. Metropark offers modern apartments (both studio and 2-bedroom) that are fully furnished and set within acomplex that offers a standard swimming pool, lagoon swimming pool, gym, sun decks, restaurants, bars, 24 hr security and, of course, 7/11!
Each apartment comes with a fridge, TV, DVD player, microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and offers excellent value for money. These rooms also have a connection for you to be able to use Hi-speed internet with your laptop included in the price. Apartments are fully-serviced weekly and included in the cost is a linen and towel change. Water and electricity bills are extra, but usually do not exceed 1,000 baht (about $30) over the month for a studio apartment.
Our apartments at Metropark are very popular with our trainees so please remember to book early.
The following list of accommodation provides a further selection of the choices available to trainees. The fact that the centre is located centrally, within easy reach of both the business and entertainment districts, means that hotels tend to be fairly expensive, especially those that are at the top of the range. From personal experience, mid-range hotels, as you’ll see in the notes below, tend to be expensive for what they actually offer, but tend to have the advantage of being well located. Guesthouses are a second option, bargains can certainly be had and for the teacher-in-training-on-a-tight budget, the roof over your head may be all you require. Personally however, I might be tempted to go for the Bangkok & Board package – it gives you value for money and the privacy the apartment allows gives you peace and quiet for that out-of-course-hours study. The quiet ambience and the free internet ensure a convenient, hassle-free environment to undertake the study you’ll be required to do.
If you want to be a little more central, there are many apartments, hotels and guest houses available within easy reach of our CELTA training centre. Here are a few of them:
The Victory Executive Residences
Price: 25,000 baht/month (32 sq.m plus cleaning service) +25,000 baht deposit and water charge 300 baht for 1 person, 500 baht for 2 people.
Location: 37 Soi Lertpanya, Sri Ayutthaya, Ratchathevee Rd, Phayathai, Ratchthevee Bangkok 10400 — a 15 minute walk to BTS skytrain station then 15 minutes by skytrain to IH centre.
Enjoy all the privileges of modern living in a tranquil atmosphere with the city centre at your disposal. Each room comes with a sofa, dining table, a microwave, fridge and kitchenware, There is also a roof garden and swimming pool. From here you have easy access to Victory Monument BTS station, buses, roads, expressways and mass transit services.
Silom Avenue Inn
Price: 1,200 baht (single) 1,900 baht (deluxe twin double bed room) per night
Location: 284/11-13, Soi Silom 22/1, Silom Road – a 15-minute walk from the IH centre.
The hotel has cable TV and was probably once one of the better hotels in the Silom area. As many mid-range hotels in Thailand are however, the carpeted rooms and furniture are showing signs of their age.
Price: 12,500 baht per month
Location: 1034/36-37 Soi Saphan Khu, Rama IV Rd, Bangkok 10120 – 5 minutes by subway from the training centre plus a 15 minute walk before you’re on the subway.
This guesthouse offers single rooms at a reasonable rate. Rooms have TV, are clean but are pretty cozy at 16m square.
We are unable to confirm any vacancies at this hotel in advance due to high demand availability can only be confirmed by the hotel 2-3 days ahead of arrival.