Benefits of staying in a serviced apartment
A serviced apartment (also known as a service apartment or an extended stay apartment) is a fully furnished apartment available for short-term or long-term stay. They provide hotel-like amenities like room service, housekeeping, a fitness center and laundry rooms. Most are equipped with full kitchens, provide free Wi-Fi and in-apartment washers and dryers.
Serviced apartments offer facilities much like an apartment hotel but provides more space, convenience and privacy. They have private cooking facilities, sometimes a kitchenette but sometimes a full-size kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, living and sleeping areas that are larger than most standard rooms, and often having access to gyms, restaurants, meeting space, concierges and other hotel-like services
Stylish apartments in great locations
Location, location, location! Serviced apartments offer an accommodation option to stay in a local Sydney apartment close to local attractions. Situated in the heart of many tourist destinations as well as important business districts allows serviced apartments to cater to their customers whether they are travelling for business, leisure, alone or in a group.
Fully furnished with amenities
Facilities of serviced apartments often include gyms, pools, concierge, restaurants and bars often rivalling what hotels offer. They are also able to cater to travelers needs and often have a lot of recommendations they can offer to their guests. Having access to these amenities can be great for families, providing them with in-apartment facilities they can use without having to travel out.
Great value, longer stays
Serviced apartment prices can be up to 30% less than hotel rates of the same standard. There are no hidden extras like mini bars or room service to be paid for either. Many serviced apartment providers also accommodate for long term bookings, meeting the needs of corporate guests, also offering even more savings for extended stays.
Staying in a serviced apartment gives you the room to work, cook, relax and sleep and on average you can expect to enjoy 30% more space than an equivalent standard of hotel. As serviced apartments are often renovated city apartments, a typical one-bedroom service apartment is around twice the size of the average hotel room not including easy access to amenities and facilities.
Serviced apartments are more than just places where travelers sleep. Unlike a hotel, serviced apartments also offer the comforts of a home so that you can fully relax as all your living needs are catered for. Serviced apartments also offer kitchens which allows people to cook their own food as opposed to solely eating from restaurants or hotel food. Washing machines and dryers also offer people the option to do their washing in their own time.
Guests are free to come and go as they wish, enabling them to do things based on their schedule. The availability of the facilities in the apartment mean you can cook whenever you wish, work whenever you need to work, and there’s the added space to entertain guests or hold business meetings all within your own private space and at times that suit. You can often find apartments with several bathrooms and bedrooms which branch off from one central living area, this can work well for families, colleagues or groups travelling together.
Serviced apartments are also flexible in that they are charged per room and not per person so that people may stay together with their colleagues or family. People may even invite friends or other business colleagues in the area to visit them.
Cooking and washing facilities
Having access to a kitchen is convenient, cost effective and perfect for people who have special dietary requirements as you can easily make your own meals and self-cater to your individual needs. Being able to do your own washing also offers a convenient and cost-saving option.
Often with serviced apartments, you have the option of choosing from an array of different apartments such as the choice of location, city or sea views, balconies or even multiple stories and penthouses. There are often apartments catered to all sorts of budgets and they also offer a fully equipped kitchen, high quality bed linens, towels and toiletries. Home entertainment facilities are usually also included, giving you access to in-apartment entertainment.
Some serviced apartment providers offer additional services like room cleaning and washing of bed sheets and linen. 24-hour concierge services also help to assist guests with individual travel and social arrangements. Armed with inside knowledge of the local area and its transport links, delivery services, theatre showings and restaurants, these stress-busting helpers will help to make your stay a piece of cake to organize.
As a standard, most serviced apartment providers offer free Wi-Fi to their guests as a standard.
Some serviced apartments offer onsite meetings rooms or can assist you in booking external spaces as needed for small business meetings. They can also be held in the foyers or in the space within the apartments.
Privacy and security
Serviced apartments generally offer a greater degree of privacy. Apartments allow you to bypass the formalities and, in many cases,, you simply can let yourself in and make yourself at home. By their very nature, serviced apartments are private, self-contained accommodations. In addition, you will find that they’re complete with 24-hour CCTV, secure entry and often around the clock security staff.
Easy to book
Most apartments are available via online booking systems making it easy and convenient to book. They may also have specialized service agents to help you through the booking process if you require assistance to book online. Booking directly from the providers website may also offer a discount.
Home away from home
Serviced apartments give you the home from home experience that you do not get in hotels or guest houses, you have the space, the room and the flexibility which is perfect for leisure or business travellers. Serviced apartments are less restrictive as to renting private property in that they do not need the residents to commit for a minimum period. This means that travellers are welcome to book for as long or short a period as they want to coincide with the periods of their business trip or holiday. Staying in a serviced apartment is an exclusive, customised experience like nothing else. Special requests such as calling ahead for secure parking and stocking the kitchen cupboards with your favourite treats all add to the above-and-beyond attitude of an apartment stay.
As your temporary home, you can expect the apartment to be stocked with essentials such as tea, coffee and toiletries on arrival because it’s all about feeling comfortable, relaxed and free to do what you want when you want to do it.