If you’re like most people, you’ll automatically start looking for available hotels when you’re booking a city break. But sometimes it’s best not to be like other people, and this is one of those times. Instead of settling for your carbon-copy hotel room, here’s why you should book a serviced apartment.
One of the best things about serviced apartments is having access to your own kitchen. If you don’t want to spend a fortune going out to eat each night, or if you simply prefer making meals that fit around your own dietary requirements or tastes, having a fully-fitted kitchen on hand is going to appeal.
Most hotel rooms suffer from a serious lack of space. In fact, most of each room will be taken up by a pair of double beds. It makes sense for hotels since they need to accommodate lots of people at once, but it isn’t ideal for the guest. If you fancy having a little more space at your disposal, look to serviced apartments.
Even if you want to get out and explore a new city, you’ll probably want to come back to accommodation that provides all the comforts of home, and hotels are never going to match serviced apartments in this regard. From free Wi-Fi to music systems, you’ll have everything you’d enjoy in your own home, and an apartment certainly feels more homey and welcoming.
Hotels let you come and go as you please, but you’ll still need to put up with housekeeping visiting throughout the day, and you’ll have to put up with eating only when the hotel restaurant is open. When you stay in a serviced apartment, you enjoy complete flexibility to do as you please.
Few things are as important as location when you’re picking out accommodation. The problem with hotels is that they have to be quite large, and larger properties are usually built outside of city centres. It’s best to be right in the middle of things, which is right where a serviced apartment should put you. They’re almost always converted from period buildings that are right in the centre of town.