*As we recently moved to a brand new centre, MetroPark is now around 1-hour travel time. Due to the long commute to the new school, we have lowered the price by 30%.
Type: Studio and two bedroom apartments
Price: Studio – 11,500 baht/month (US$ 350) for 31 sq. m +11,500 baht (US$ 350) deposit. Two bedroom – 17,250 baht/month (US$ 525) for 58 sq. m + 17,250 baht deposit.
Location: Kalapapruek Road, Bangwa, Phasicharoen, Bangkok, 10160
Metropark is a beautifully constructed development which is just a 3km shuttle bus ride and a 45 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.
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:
Price: 46,500 baht/month (32 sq.m) – free electricity and water.
Location: Furama Asoke, 133/2 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
The nicest accommodation that we offer for the CELTA, this four star hotel is conveniently located only ten minutes walk to the training centre. There is everything you could need at the hotel with two jacuzzi pools on the roof, a gym, and sauna.
Price: 32,000 baht per month (38 sq.m) + 5,000 baht deposit + extra for water/electricity to be paid at end of month
Location: Mona Suite, 265/2 Sukhumvit 31 , Klong Tan Nuea . Watthana , Bangkok 10110
Mona Suite is another good option for candidates looking for a bit nicer apartment during their course. Normally an 8 minute shuttle bus with an 8 minute walk to the school (16-20 minutes total travel time), Mona Suite is a bit away from the busy hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit. This is a popular option so advanced booking is required.
Price: 14,500 baht for 32 sq.m or 24,000 baht for 64 sq.m + extra for water/electricity to be paid at end of month
Location: VP Tower, Rang Nam Alley, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
VP Tower is a cheaper option for your accommodation during the course. It is located in the popular Victory Monument area of Bangkok which is quite a cool place to explore outside of course hours. To get to the CELTA centre it is a 5-minute walk to the BTS, a 15-minute ride on the sky train and another 4-minute walk.