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Offer for Bangkok Condo Renters!

Offer for Bangkok Condo Renters!

Special Offer for Bangkok Condo Renters!

Are you living in Bangkok, but will be gone for a holiday? Do you want someone to take over your property just for a holiday? Would you like another source of income while your room is just sitting empty? If any of these questions apply to you, let RoomFilla help you!

Now, don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. We have an expert team in Bangkok to ensure your property gets attention in the short term market. If your condominium is available for at least 30 days, just talk to us and we will […]

8 Steps to Run a Successful Short-Term Rental

8 Steps to Run a Successful Short-Term Rental

8 Steps to Run a Successful Short-Term Rental

Running a short-term rental is not as difficult as you think it is! Here are a few steps you can take to ensure you have a successful business.

Find a good quality cleaning service.

You can do it yourself, too, if you’re sure you can get every inch of your property clean. Everyone loves cleanliness. EVERYONE.

Know when the popular dates, like big conventions or holiday season, are.

Make sure you have your property available and ready for guests.

Take great pictures!

You need to make your profile as attractive as possible. Since pictures are the only things your […]

Considering running AirBnB in Malaysia?

Considering running AirBnB in Malaysia?

Considering running AirBnB in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a very popular traveling locations with its beautiful scenery, amazing food, and history that dates back a long time. With tourism comes accommodations, and AirBnB is gaining popularity really quickly. Travellers, especially from the United States and Europe, are now turning to AirBnB instead of conventional hotels as it provides a more local, homelike experience and lower budget, which is why Malaysia would be an amazing place to run AirBnB!

Although staying at a hotel seems like an easier choice, there is a unique attractiveness of staying in someone else’s home. People tend to feel […]

Our Guide To Bangkok

Our Guide To Bangkok

Bangkok, BKK, Krungthep. Thailand’s capital city, Asia’s transport hub, and your gateway into everything the country has to offer. When it comes to planning your stay here, there are countless possibilities, from the traditional tourist routes, to the local tips and tricks we can give you. Here is our short guide to Bangkok

Arriving at the airport

Depending what time you get to BKK Suvarnabhumi airport, you will be presented with different routes. If you plan ahead enough you can try to get to grips with the underground train routes which you can take to pretty much anywhere in the city (To […]

How to Avoid AirBnB Fraud

How to Avoid AirBnB Fraud

AirBnB is a great platform. It gives you a way to rent your property out without having to worry about marketing. The site allows you to build relationships with potential guests and convince them to book. Some host-guest relationships end up being seriously strong with friendships created. There is also a sinister side to it and you need to ensure that you, as a host are careful about who you accept and look at ways to prevent fraud from happening.

As we continue to expand our portfolio, we are sadly seeing more cases of guests who are booking via fraudulent means. […]

Resort listing, Why list my resort with roomfilla?

Resort listing, Why list my resort with roomfilla?

Increase Your Marketing Reach

You are probably thinking, my resort runs as a resort and doesn’t need to be marketed on channels which are traditionally popular with vacation rentals and short term properties. Well sure, if you are managing to fill your properties then why bother fixing what isn’t broken. If you do however have such things as beach bungalows or unique properties which are often not full during the busy periods or even more importantly the low season then looking at these channels can be super interesting for you.

One thing that listing on all of these different sites does for […]

Buy Or Rent In Thailand?

Buy Or Rent In Thailand?

Life in Thailand is generally easier. Everything is cheaper, slower, and the weather is better. Investing in property is something that many do, and many succeed in, but buying here is not without risk. Let’s look at whether it is better to buy or rent in Thailand.

The law is not set out in favour of foreigners, as we are not legally entitled to own land. We can however own the house that is built on the land, and a lease for the land, but what good is that in the long term as an investment if the Thai owner can […]

6 Hobbies In Thailand to Pick Up

6 Hobbies In Thailand to Pick Up

Coming to Thailand for work or pleasure? Great! It is a wonderful country to spend some time. There are a lot of things that you can do and you may be thinking how do you spend your daytime. Well, look no further! There are hobbies in Thailand that you can pick up rather quickly. Here are just six for you to look at and see if anything takes your fancy!

1. Language

Learning Thai can be as hard as you make it, and taking it at your own pace is key. You will pick up phrases naturally, and when you manage to […]

Guest Services for Short Term Rentals are Here!

Guest Services for Short Term Rentals are Here!

Over at Roomfilla HQ, we have been working hard over the past few months and thinking about how we can make our guests feel even more comfortable when they come to stay in one of the properties that we help to manage. We then thought back to our own experiences travelling and well, the first time in Bangkok. We got caught up in the taxi scams and ended up paying a lot more for the fare than we thought!

Now we know this doesn’t happen to everyone but there is definitely some anxiety when arriving in a new place and not […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Thai Food

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Thai Food

Cultural Curry Pot

My impression of Thai food from restaurants in the UK was pretty naïve. For one, my geography is shocking so I didn’t realise how big Thailand was or how many countries it bordered. I would say there are actually 5 different cuisines within the country.

Central Thai – Famous curries, Pad Thai, Stir Fried Holy Basil, Som Tam Thai.
Isaan – Spicy food from the Northeast. Grilled meat, fresh vegetables, and very strong flavours. This is a lot like food from Laos, funky and vibrant.
Chinese – There is a huge Chinese populace, with it has come many firm Thai favourites. […]