What is a Serviced Apartment/Aparthotel?
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When looking for accommodation for a trip away, your first thought may well be to book a hotel. Nowadays, though, that isn’t the only option for a stay away from home. Many people, be it for leisure, business or something else, opt to stay in a serviced apartment.
Serviced apartments are similar to hotels, but offer a far more homely experience. In serviced apartments you’ll have access to many facilities, in a far more spacious and comfortable setting than the average hotel room, including a fully equipped kitchen, living area, bathroom, and more.
Here, we break down precisely what a serviced apartment is and why it might just be perfect for you.
What Exactly is a Serviced Apartment / Aparthotel?
Serviced apartments can be thought of as more premium, luxury apartments that have hotel-level service. Their key features are as follows:
- Most serviced apartments will be equipped with a kitchen, bedroom, lounge and bathroom, as well as other convenient facilities. What’s more, they’ll feature Wi-Fi, televisions, gym access, housekeeping and concierge services, all as standard.
- They offer a more affordable way of staying in luxury accommodation, particularly when compared to hotels and if you have a longer stay in mind.
A serviced apartment offers you the freedom of your own space, unlike a hotel, but with all the luxuries and amenities that the latter typically confers.
Why Choose a Serviced Apartment?
When Might a Hotel Be a Better Option than Serviced Accommodation?
Hotel amenities go slightly further than those offered in serviced apartments. For example, you will typically receive a catered breakfast, a mini bar, and room service, but you will pay a premium for those things. Hotels, in general, are a more expensive accommodation option especially in the case of long term stays, however, for shorter trips you can often find some good deals that make a hotel comparably affordable.
No Self Catering and Large Rooms
Serviced apartments come with the benefit of a fully-equipped kitchen, which may not be necessary for some guests. The large amount of space on offer in serviced accommodation may also not be required if it is simply a base to rest your head after a long day of sight-seeing.
Serviced apartments are suitable for a whole host of people, whether it’s a business trip, holiday, hospital stay or even a temporary home during a relocation process, this accommodation can meet your needs.
Offering a cost-effective, luxury place to retreat to, you’ll benefit from all the flexibility and freedom of your own home. Whilst hotels have their own benefits, such as daily housekeeping and room service, it can also lack the level of privacy you require and there are often additional costs.
Now you know what serviced apartments (and aparthotels) are, then feel free to contact us at Sanctum London to book your stay!