Planning to go to another country for a long period of time? Well, then staying in a hotel would not be the ideal choice for you. Although a hotel can provide all the luxuries, comfort and security, a long term stay in a hotel would not be economical at all. The best alternative to a hotel can be a serviced apartment. These apartments are not only more economical, they offer amenities that can be better than some hotels. Previously, these apartments only offered basic services such as housekeeping and security. However, in order to meet the changing needs of customer, one can now find serviced apartments with amenities such as pools, saunas, parking, gyms and fitness centers.
As these apartments are more economical for a long stay, many companies are switching from hotels to serviced apartments to house their employees. Guests can also experience a more private stay with more freedom. Couples, families or people traveling in groups would find these apartments ideal for their stay. Fully furnished serviced apartments with daily laundry services and 24 hour security are just some of the services such apartments provide. Not only do they allow a guest to save cost on the hotel bill, but on food as well. The apartments come equipped with a kitchen where the guests can cook their food themselves. So if you are hungry in the middle of the night but too lazy to go out and eat, want to save money or want to experiment cooking the local food of the place you are visiting, it would be an ideal place for you to stay. However, not all serviced apartments come with a kitchen attached so be sure to have done your research before booking an apartment.
Advantages of Serviced apartments
• Many apartments come equipped with appliances and household utilities. An example can be the kitchen. Some even have appliances such as washing machines and home theatre systems with televisions sets and water heaters in the toilets. If you are not in the mood to wash your own clothes you can always send your clothes to the laundry service that these apartments offer.
• The biggest advantage of staying in these apartments is that they provide you with the ‘home-like’ feel so you do not need to worry about missing home during your stay away from home.
• Many hotel guests would have one common frustration- slow internet connection. Well, living in the serviced apartment allows you access to your own personal internet connection so you would never have to worry about slow or bad internet.
• Just like hotels, these apartments provide security for their guests so you would never have to worry about your belongings left in the apartment.
• Many of these apartments are located in the heart of city centers; therefore you would never have to worry about not being able to go shopping!
If you do not want an apartment which is in the midst of city centre, you can also search for apartments in a more solitude location. Basic apartments can also be a choice if you want a simple stay and are not looking on spending too much.