The main advantages to taking on a serviced apartment include the fact that they provide ’boutique’ level quality. Usually serviced apartments are fully furnished including kitchens stocked with all the basic utensils and appliances to ensure a comfortable stay. Services offered include weekly maid services, laundry facilities, broadband connections and secure parking. These services are available with hotels too, but at an additional cost and under their terms. Serviced apartments operate on very similar lines to hotels, with no deposit, no contract and with set rates from one night to several months.
The cost of staying in an serviced apartment is calculated per nights stay versus a hotel, which charges per person per night stay. This offers an additional financial advantage to corporates or private businesses sending staff on business trips as there is the availability of booking up to three people into a 3-bedroom apartment (or more where there are single bed options).
For business travellers needing accommodation, the availability of serviced apartments may offer the most ideal and flexible solution. With a choice of number of bedrooms, features and easy terms, this is a stylish and affordable choice worthy of a stay.
Surviving your first stay in a serviced apartment should not be too daunting as you will find it similar to booking a self-catering cottage for a leisure break or to just being at home – there is no need to sit on your bed to work, eat and watch TV. Instead you have a desk to work at, a sofa to sit on to watch TV, a washing machine to use as required and a kitchen to prepare a meal in plus most apartment buildings have 24-hour security! And why not book one with a balcony to enjoy a bit of the outdoors.