1. Are they expensive?
You get more for your money compared to a hotel room so serviced apartments work out cheaper! Utilities, Wi-Fi, TV licences etc. are included along with a completely equipped kitchens and much more space than a hotel room could ever offer.
2. What is included?
The vast majority of serviced apartments include maid service, concierge, a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, Utilities, amenities such as a washer/dryer and ample living space as a minimum. Others have additional services such as meeting/ conference rooms, gym and restaurant facilities available. This makes them perfect as temporary accommodation when relocating staff or for business trip.
3. What is the difference between a hotel room and a serviced apartment?
Hotels sell rooms and that is what you get. Serviced apartments offer additional rooms including lounge and kitchens so serviced apartments are always a winner for long stays as opposed to hotels. In fact anything over a few days and sack the hotel idea! Also money is saved and people are happy when they can relax and feel at home.
4. Why use an agent?
Agencies (or booking websites) have worked hard to source all the best accommodation and at the best rate. You probably have a million and one things to do so save the hassle scouring through multiple websites when the experts can do the hard work for you for free. Also as agencies list so many different properties, they are unbiased so can offer what really suits your needs.
5. What’s the best way to book?
For short term bookings of a few nights, it is easiest to simply book online. For longer stays you can either enquire about a particular apartment or book online and for those of you who want the easiest option – simply give an agent your date, budget, location and number of guests and they will find the best options for you to choose from. So they do all the hard work and you get what you want!