29th October 2018

What is a Serviced Apartment and what are the benefits of using one on a holiday?

Recent changes in the way people travel and arrange accommodation has greatly altered the landscape when it comes to hotel and holidays. Internet start-ups like Airbnb and online accommodation review sites like Expedia and Booking.com mean the power is increasingly being put in the hands of the consumer. The increasing choice when it comes to holiday accommodation has given birth to the ‘serviced apartment’.

These apartments are becoming increasingly popular for both city escapes and summer holidays. The space and greater flexibility that they offer is making them popular with both families and couples. Here are some of the situations where a serviced apartment will benefit your holiday or weekend break.

Offsite vs Onsite Managed Apartments

Serviced apartments can be differentiated by the kinds of management that they adopt. Onsite-managed apartments will usually have a reception and onsite staff while an offsite management apartment will have no staff. Depending on what type of stay you want both options have their benefits.

Aparthotel vs Residential Serviced Apartments

Aparthotels attempt to bridge the gap between hotels and serviced apartments. They offer not only onsite staff but also the amenities typically associated hotels and other catered accommodation options. Naturally, these types of serviced apartments are usually a more expensive option.

Residential serviced apartments are typically located alongside lived in accommodation. These are best suited to those who are looking for a more long-term option; potentially those who have temporarily relocated for work purposes. These types of serviced apartments are popular in the ‘sharing economy’ world of Airbnb.

Single Property Serviced Accommodation

This type of apartment offers the most privacy out of the available options. This would make a very good choice for large families that are going for an extended holiday. It would also be cost effective for those who are going on a group holiday with a large number of guests.

The Benefits of a Serviced Apartment

The larger floor space offered by two bedroom suite apartments is one benefit over a traditional hotel room. The spacious living areas and amenities means that you will be better able to enjoy time with the family without having to jump in between hotel rooms. This will help to reduce any fragmentation you may have if your family is too big to fit into a traditional hotel room.

Whilst the room charges for the space offered may be more than a typical hotel depending on the star rating it may be possible to save money on laundry and cleaning charges. Understandably, there are many people who suffer from OCD, there is a high probability that you might not be satisfied with the level of cleaning. Nevertheless, you always have an option of hiring cleaning companies Red Deer or wherever you have taken up the serviced apartment, to get the apartment cleaned your way. Such things make serviced apartments usually cheaper than a stay in a hotel of a similar quality level and price range.

Serviced apartments are usually also much cleaner than hotel rooms, especially in higher rated apartments. Hotel staff are usually rushed to clean each room within a certain time, meaning dirt is often missed. Have you ever been to a hotel only to find your bed is full of bed bugs? Vile! Serviced apartments, on the other hand, have more time to clean between guests. The owners are usually more able to stay on top of cleaning and will call in exterminators in nebraska or wherever they are at the first sign of bed bugs. Serviced apartments may also ask you to tidy up before you leave, meaning they have more time to do a deep clean instead of having to take out your rubbish.

Service Apartments and Your Stay

If you do choose a serviced apartment for your business or holiday needs you should be able to find one that best suits your needs in terms of size and location. The variety of options available from Urban Creation at Beech House will suit different people and be perfect for those staying in or near Bristol.