There are significant benefits for business and leisure travellers who choose to stay in serviced apartments instead of hotels. As well as being able to make a considerable saving on accommodation costs, serviced apartments provide more space, flexibility and privacy.
The average one bedroom serviced apartment is around twice the size of the average hotel room, giving you the space to live your life as you would at home. All serviced apartments have kitchen facilities and a living area, so you have separate areas for cooking, sleeping and unwinding.
Most serviced apartments are located in the heart of many tourist destinations, as well as important business districts, and can be found in every major city throughout the world.
At home you can eat what you want, when you want. It's the same in a serviced apartment. Kitchen facilities mean you can cook whatever you feel like making, whether it's a midnight snack or a three course meal. It's far easier to entertain guests when you have your own space. This means you can hold meetings with clients in your living room, or work at the apartment. You can also have your friends and family to visit.
Serviced apartments involve fewer extra charges and are usually 30% cheaper than hotels for a number of reasons. All serviced apartments have either a kitchen or a kitchenette, cutting costs on restaurant and room service bills. Some hotels also charge for internet, but in a serviced apartment it’s often provided free of charge. What's more, the longer your stay in a serviced apartment, the cheaper the rate will be as the VAT drops from 20% to just 4% after 28 nights.
Most serviced apartments include a weekly maid service, instead of a daily clean that you would get while staying in a hotel. With fewer intrusions, guests feel more comfortable. If you would prefer a more regular maid service, that can be arranged too. Having kitchen facilities also gives you the option of eating in the privacy of your own accommodation. As nice as eating out every night might sound, sometimes you just want to eat in a relaxed environment, without worrying about what to wear or feel conscious about dining alone.