Three Reasons to Choose a Serviced Apartment Over a Hotel
When you’re looking to book a trip away, whether it’s for a weekend break, a business visit, or a family holiday, it’s often easy to automatically opt for your usual hotel.
And, given that there are hundreds of different hotel chains to choose from and dozens on offer in most major UK destinations, that’s hardly surprising.
But, what if we told you there was a better, cheaper alternative to using a hotel? Although most people haven’t heard of serviced apartments, they can be a great way to enjoy a break away from home and are becoming increasingly popular.
Here, we’ve found three reasons why you should consider a serviced apartment over a hotel for your next trip.
What’s the difference?
Seeing as most people won’t have heard of these undiscovered gems, it’s probably best to clear up what they actually entail.
Serviced apartments are very similar to hotels, except you get a fully-furnished apartment as opposed to the one bedroom, one-bathroom setup of a hotel. They usually come with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room, as well as a range of amenities included in a hotel, such as cleaning, Wi-Fi, maintenance teams, and 24-hour concierges.
So, why should I choose one for my next holiday?
One of the main reasons to choose a serviced apartment over a hotel is the wide range of extra facilities on offer. Serviced apartments come equipped with a fully-furnished kitchen, laundry amenities, and all the mod-cons like a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, speakers, and more.
This gives you more independence and the flexibility to work around your own schedule, as well as providing a homelier feel.
In fact, according to Clarendon London, a serviced apartment provider, most people opt for a serviced apartment because of this. They said: “Many of our clients choose to stay in a serviced apartment because of the extra facilities, meaning you don’t have to work around hotel mealtimes or curfew hours, and can carry on your daily routine despite being away from home.
“People also love the facilities because they create a home-from-home. You can sit and relax on the sofa instead of feeling squashed in an impersonal hotel room, which can really improve the holiday feel.”
Another great benefit of serviced apartments is the space that comes with having a full suite of rooms. In fact, Condé Nast even suggests that you could get around 30% extra space.
This makes it the perfect choice for families and business people; not only do you have the facilities to maintain your stay in comfort, you also don’t have to condense your whole life into a small space and you can entertain friends and colleagues without any hassle.
You can eat, sleep, and relax all in different areas of the apartment, meaning you’re not perching on the end of a bed or tripping over your suitcase!
So, this must cost an arm and a leg, right?
Wrong. Serviced apartments often work out cheaper than hotels for a number of reasons. Because they don’t come with some of the facilities of hotels, such as on-site restaurants and room service, providers can reduce the cost of apartments.
And, because you can share apartments between multiple people, with the charge being per apartment, you can split the cost with friends, family, and colleagues. Plus, they often work out cheaper the longer you stay there so are especially useful for those relocating for business for a substantial amount of time.