With a name in Thai meaning to “give happiness”, local property concern Pansook finally unveiled in May 2015 the long-awaited second addition to their Chiang Mai real estate repertoire, Pansook The Urban Condo. Showcasing a modern-contemporary architectural and interior design style with earthquake-resistant construction, the low-rise Pansook The Urban has proven a deservedly popular pick of short- and long-stay living arrangement among foreign visitors seeking a comfortable, safe and competently managed condo in a perfectly positioned setting.
Hidden out of the way down a small undisturbed soi [lane or side street] off one of the principal thoroughfares in Chiang Mai, Huay Kaew Road, Pansook The Urban Condo basks in an air of blissful quietude and a sense of glorious seclusion yet, far from isolated, is expediently situated just seconds from the thriving main drag providing residents with effortless access to untold everyday amenities, conveniences and must-see city attractions. Indeed without even leaving the soi, are “Clean UP” and “Morning Laundry” serviced wash facilities, “N & A” bicycle rental, “Fix & Tailor” for all your clothing and linen repair needs, the aptly titled “The Living Room” travel agency as well as the cosy and relaxing “Noi’s Place” organic coffee shop within The Dome Residence hotel-cum-serviced apartment. For the foremost all-you-can-eat Thai barbeque buffet venue and reputedly the largest restaurant in the entire municipality, the aircraft hangar sized Su Khon Tha Mu Katha (sometimes written as Sukontha Mookata) lies less than 500m from Pansook The Urban Condo; open Monday to Sunday from 5PM to midnight and representing astonishing value for money at a mere 209 baht per person, diners can gorge on a near overwhelming –and regularly replenished- selection of mouth-watering fresh seafood and shellfish, meats, vegetables, mushrooms as well as dozens of pre-cooked dishes, Thai salads, seasonal fruits, dipping sauces, desserts and even non-alcoholic drinks.
At a comparable walking distance from the condo and en route to the nearby northwest corner of the historic ‘Old City’ is the
supremely pragmatic Kad Suan Kaew, one of Chiang Mai’s very first malls and, though now almost a quarter of a century old, remains well-trafficked especially with Thai folk; sheltering several hundred shops and restaurants, the mall also anchors a Central department store, branches of Tops supermarket and IT City, a trio of food courts, a gym, a bowling alley, private karaoke booths as well as a seven-screen multiplex cinema (though these days precious few films are shown in English) and, thrice weekly, the utterly delightful open-air night market Kad Sum Murd with its pop-up stalls and mobile food trucks supplying an array of temptingly good domestic fare in addition to bargain price apparel. For the very latest retail experience and reachable in a mere 10 minutes on foot from Pansook The Urban Condo is the futuristic-looking Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre and, directly across from which, fashionable Nimmanhaemin Road (dubbed affectionately as Chiang Mai’s “Hip Street”) with its eclectic medley of chic bars, eateries, cafés, boutique outlets, co-working environments and art galleries. Continuing in a westerly direction is the 3 square kilometre town-like main campus of Chiang Mai University backdropped by the immensely picturesque Ang Kaew reservoir and, scarcely beyond which, the verdant forested slopes of the mountainous Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.
Besides the visible presence of uniformed security guards stationed 24 hours a day at the only entranceway to Pansook The Urban Condo, CCTV surveillance cameras constantly monitor both outdoors and in while admittance to the single residential building is controlled by means of a personal-issue electronic key fob; as an extra benefit, personable, accommodating and professionally-minded staff within the juristic office are on duty between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM every day of the week. Likewise on the ground level of the premises is under storey designated parking enough for 15 cars and as many separate bays for motorcycles and push bikes along with three coin-operated, self-service washing machines. Despite the complete absence of on-site leisure and fitness amenities, there exists a modestly proportioned but bright communal lobby outfitted with newly introduced seating ahead of which is the lift (elevator) and stairs to the higher floors. Free shared WiFi is distributed throughout the complex or else residents can easily organise –at their own expense- installation of high-speed fibre-optic broadband care of the Internet Service Provider, Sinet.
Featuring 60 air-conditioned, balconied and, for the most part, fully furnished and move-in-ready residential units, the 7-storey Pansook The Urban Condo incorporates studio rooms along with 1 and 2 bedroom units collectively ranging from 30 sq m up to 80 sq m of habitable space and configured in an open-plan living/dining/kitchenette layout. Units are simply decorated but smartly specified, finished to a high standard and functionally equipped with all mod cons.
Now ranked in Booking.com’s top five of the best holiday (vacation) let properties within Chiang Mai, Pansook The Urban operates equally –and far more cost-effectively- as a permanent base for a multinational cross-section of occupants consisting of roughly 60% western residents, a third Thai citizens and the remaining demographic of Oriental descent.
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