Why Choose a Self Catering Apartment in Prcanj, Kotor Bay, Montenegro?

Prcanj is a fairly large village made up of beautiful old stone houses in the Venetian style stretched out along the coastal road that hugs the shores of Kotor Bay. The scenery is stunning with towering mountains of black rock circling the crystal clear waters of what is Europe’s southern most Fjord.

The water is a lovely temperature for swimming and the best snorkelling spot is the area is just off the Pension Riviera in Prcanj.

Just 4 km away and you’ll find Kotor Old Town, one of the best preserved Medieval centers in Europe, a maze of cobbled streets hiding ancient churches, fashion boutiques and open air cafes. The ban on vehicles makes it wonderfully relaxing to wander around. To get a birds eye view of Kotor and the bay, it is possible to climb the steps that make up part of the ancient fortifications to a fort at the top, the climb makes the already breathtaking view that much more… breathtaking.

The turbulent and colourful history of this newly independent country has left too many historic sites in the region to do justice to in this write up – a Google search on Montenegro monastries and history will reveal all.

So why else would you choose Prcanj…?

- 15 minutes to Tivat airport which now has direct flights from Gatwick and Luton airports.
- 20 minutes to Lustica Peninsula with it’s olive groves and secluded coves.
- 20 minutes to a huge choice of beaches (there are 117 beaches in Montenegro to choose from)
- Nightlife in Kotor for all ages and just a EUR3 taxi fair.
- Prcanj is renowned for having a special micro climate and air quality that attracts people from all over the world who suffer from asthma and allergies.
- Even at the height of summer it is much quieter than the southern coastal towns such as Bar and Budva which become very crowded and though they are worth a visit, it’s nice to be able to escape the hustle and bustle at the end of the day
- There are some great restaurants and Bars in Prcanj as well as shops, fruit and veg stools and a bakery and all within a few minutes walk
- Within an hours drive you could be exploring the ancient city of Cetinje, walking through the peaks of Lovcen National Park, or enjoying the peaceful nature of Skadar Lake.

And why would you choose a self catering apartment?

- The freedom to come and go as you please any time of the day or night
- By shopping at the open market outside the gates of Kotor Old Town every morning you can eat the freshest organic food cooked just how you like it
- Compared to local Hotels of a similar standard you can save a lot of money and have that much more space
- Some apartments come with a pool so you don’t even need to leave the complex
- You have the entire place to yourself so you do not feel like you’re trespassing and can simply sit all day on the balcony sipping your favourite drink and taking in the gorgeous view should you choose to do so
- Some apartments in Prcanj are pet friendly too

Indeed, for anyone considering a holiday in Montenegro these serve as good reasons to choose a self catering apartment in Prcanj, the best choice for accommodation in the best choice of location.

Condominiums Around Asoke and Phetchaburi Rd

Sukhumvit 21, aka Soi Asoke, is the busiest business district in Bangkok after Silom. It’s also a hub of social activity offering shopping, fine restaurants, hotels, and lots of choices in accommodation. Renting a condo in Asoke gives resident access to one of the most centralized locations in the Thai capital.

With both the MRT and BTS lines running through the Asoke intersection, this makes it a highly convenient and desirable location in which to live. Asoke is a retail, commercial, and residential district of Bangkok, and as such there are many desirable options in homes to choose from. Competition is fierce, fortunately, as this makes the choice of condos and apartments in the vicinity both wide-ranging and attractive for those seeking accommodation here.

In this article we will highlight three of the best condos to rent in the Asoke area. The first one is a relatively old favourite of ours, The Wind 23, or the Wind Asoke as it is also called. The Wind 23 is a well-appointed, modern styled luxury condominium complex. With large windows, open spaces, and a tropical feel to the place, this is a very comfortable and attractive condominium.

The Wind Condominium, Asoke

The Wind Asoke was a favourite for expats back in 2011. Now that the building is just over two years old, it has established itself as one of the most popular and attractive condos in the Asoke area for its type and it’s not hard to fathom why.

Condos at the Wind 23 Asoke are finished with some superb fixtures and fittings. Attention to details is impressive, and touches like built-in wardrobes, storage rooms, and concealed air-conditioning compressors, show just how well thought out these units actually are.

The Wind 23 Asoke – The Conclusion

This is a luxury tower condominium complex, and even though it’s located in the heart of Bangkok, it’s also situated in a quiet part of Asoke. The units are beautifully designed, and the building itself is just 200 meters from the BTS and MRT Asoke intersection. The facilities include:

  • Reception area
  • Swimming pool with infinity edge
  • Children’s pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Sauna

These things and more all contribute towards making the Wind 23 a top pick for the area.

The Address Asoke Condominium

The Wind is not the only attractive luxury condo in Asoke. The recently constructed Address Asoke condominium is fast offering a range of units to rival the Wind. Located just a two minute walk from both the Phetchburi MRT and the Makkasan airport link stations, the Address Asoke is conveniently located to take advantage of the Bangkok Metro system.

Anyone renting a condo at the Address Asoke can easily be at Suvanabhumi airport within 15-20 minutes by taking the express train, or travel into town and be at Phayathai BTS station in around 10 minutes. Alternatively, residents can hop on the MRT underground train and be at Sukhumvit in only two minutes, or Ratchada in around five minutes. In fact, it is hard to find a condo in Bangkok with better links to the city than this one.

There is even an Asoke pier located just two minutes from the building from where residents can take the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat service. This is an incredibly inexpensive and convenient way to travel around the city along Bangkok’s Saen Saeb Canal system, but be warned, it’s not for the faint hearted!

The Address Asoke – The Conclusion

This is one of Bangkok’s newer luxury high-rise (44 stories) condominiums housing 574 units of varying sizes. One bedroom condos rage from 36-46 square meters and two bed options measure 65-75 square meters. With its perfect location and most comprehensive and impressive list of amenities in the city, The Address Asoke has easily earned its place on our best condos list of 2013.

The Circle Condominium, Asoke/Phetchaburi

Also found close to the canal and near to Asoke is the Circle Condominium complex, consisting of two high-towers. The building is located just a few minutes’ walk from Phetchburi MRT station and within close proximity to the airport link station at Makkasan. Anyone looking to rent a home at The Circle Condominium will be pleased to know that there is a choice of units available, ranging from smart studios, to one and two bedrooms.

There are a total of 901 units between the two towers. Tower I has 30 stories and Tower II has 43, which is ideal for those who like to live high up. Of course, the Circle Condo comes with the usual array of facilities you’d expect to find in mid to high-end accommodation around central Bangkok, including:

  • Swimming pool
  • Garden areas
  • Smart reception area
  • Fitness studios
  • Covered car-parking
  • 24 hour security

The Circle Condo – The Conclusion

This is a truly classy high-rise residential condominium. As well as all the expected features, the Circle also has a garden centred around a jungle theme (including a waterfall), a luxurious lobby area with free Wi-Fi, a world class fitness center, a library, luxury home theatre, natural style Jacuzzi/hot spa, Infinity edge, large swimming pool, and a children’s pool. Add to this the well thought out, super modern rooms, plus the condo’s proximity to Bangkok’s public transportation network, and you can see why The Circle is such a popular choice with Bangkok expats.

So, if you are looking for the convenience of a downtown Bangkok location, easy walking distance to BTS, MRT, airport links, and perhaps even the Saen Saeb Canal system, then Asoke is possibly the place for you. Very few locations in Bangkok offer resident both the convenience of the metro systems and the kudos of living next to some of the best shopping malls, boutique stores, and the finest restaurants in the city. All this and at such reasonable living costs too.

And that concludes the three most popular condominiums with the Bangkok expats as of 2013/14

Boutique Hotels Not to Be Missed Out

Boutique hotels in Amsterdam excel in their ability to provide comfortable, cosmopolitan and elegant settings. Many steps apart from their rather ordinary contemporaries, these boutique hotels offer a greater level of luxury as they are ready to serve the most distinguished of guests plying in from all corners of the world paying different price ranges. Their hospitality concept includes addressing the requests, demands and concerns of their customers in the best and most professional manner, ensuring each guest the most memorable stay throughout his or her vacation in the city of Amsterdam.

Lloyd Hotel is one of the most reputable boutique hotels in the core city of the Netherlands. It is situated behind the old center, within walking distance from the Amsterdam Central Station thus making it an ideal venue for easy access to the transportation network. It has been recently renovated into an environment more unique than the others, merging the latest Dutch architectural designs with some of the basic classical essence as portrayed in its rooms. Lloyd Hotel offers a wide range of rooms and its prices are in accordance to the interior furnishings, room dimensions and facilities, rating from one to five stars with Euros to match.

There is a hotel inspired by the London minimalism style known as the Dylan Amsterdam. This is a luxurious establishment that supports the concept of serving pleasure to its clients of which celebrities make the majority of the check-in crowd. As such, they also intend to preserve intimacy and confidentiality, staying firm with its admirable and thoughtful hospitality. The Dylan Amsterdam is located at the Emperor’s Canal, Keizersgracht in a 17th century mammoth building.

Joining the list of boutique accommodations is the Hotel Roemer, being one of the premium small boutique hotels in the city of canals, islands and bridges. It is located in a quiet side street of the Vondelpark, named as Roemer Vischerstraat. Hotel Roemer is definitely a place for relaxation in a modern yet quiet ambience. Within easy walking distance, you can enjoy some sightseeing exhibits in the vicinity of Museumplein, also known as Museum Square. In contrary to the norm, the College Hotel is a modern and stylish yet charming hotel located in an old school building. Its name stands for a dual meaning as it is being managed by the young college students of Amsterdam Hotel Management School. It has a strategic location, being situated at the elegant area of South Amsterdam.