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Art the homefinder's spot of the week

Art the homefinder's spot of the week


Finding a reasonably priced apartment can be a challenge, but this place scores

Photo by:  WILL BAXTER
The living room is nicely furnished and well lit, while the bedroom is quite spacious.


 

The kitchen is somewhat spartan, but has lots of room.  WILL BAXTER

Atmosphere:
★★
The first floor balcony provides a pleasant view of the local neighbourhood and is an ideal spot for relaxing in the cool of the evening. It’s located in a quiet area of town.

Utilities and service:
★★
Standard fees apply for electricity and internet is available on request. The owner, however, only charges $5 each for cable television and water.

Security:
★★
There are no security guards, but the apartment is in a safe area and most expat residents experience few problems.

Location:
★★
This lovely apartment is centrally located close to BKK1. It is only a short walk from a Lucky supermarket branch, local markets, restaurants and shops.

Value:
★★★★★ 
This is great value. The owner is only asking for US$270, which is cheap for an apartment in this area. It is well laid out and nicely furnished, and a bargain for that price.

Furnishings:

The furnishings are the highlight of this place. The dining and living rooms have many chairs, some cushioned, and a dining table. There is a gas stove, refrigerator and adequate storage space in the kitchen, while the bedroom contains a solid timber bed, wardrobe and air-conditioner.

Maintenance:
★★★★
The owner has just had all appliances checked and everything is in full working order. Maintenance is simply a matter of ringing the landlord.

As always, my rating system is based on an innovative five Star rating system.

Art Hong Ly works independently as a home finder in Phnom Penh. If you want to look at the spot of the week or other available apartments, villas or offices, he can be reached during standard business hours by calling 012422126 or email [email protected]. For other questions related to this column send an email to [email protected].

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