Why Choose a Serviced Apartment Instead of a Hotel?

Serviced apartments have been increasing in popularity over the last decade, especially with business travelers who are looking for a home away from home instead of a hotel room.  They are designed to be rented for longer periods of time than a hotel and come with all of the amenities that travelers need.  They are also usually conveniently located making navigating easy.  Here are some additional reasons to consider a serviced apartment over a hotel.

It’s More Cost Effective

As mentioned above, serviced apartments are usually rented for longer periods of time than hotels.  As one example, Bangkok Garden, a great serviced apartment Sathorn has a minimum rental period of one month, with the option to extend this to six months if required.  Because of the lengthy rental period, serviced apartments are cheaper on a per-day-rate than hotels.  This is particularly good news for business travelers as well as those traveling with family.

Local Concierge

Both upmarket hotels and serviced apartments tend to have a concierge service, but in serviced apartments this works a little differently.  While a hotel concierge will point you in the direction of the best attractions in your location, a serviced apartment concierge will be able to help you in other ways.  They can book taxis from the building to your office, advise you on the best places to take clients out for dinner, and help you navigate in the easiest way possible.  They know their turf and will be more than happy to share their knowledge.

More Space

Hotel rooms, especially in large cities like Bangkok and London, tend to be on the small side.  In fact, we’ve even seen hotel rooms that are no bigger than a pod, without windows!  Serviced apartments, on the other hand, are large.  They typically feature a living area, a kitchen, a decent sized bathroom, and a separate sleeping area.  They’re ideal for those who need a separate space to work, as well as those who need extra space for entertaining.

More Private

Serviced apartments are also more private than hotel rooms.  If you’ve ever tried to work late at night in a hotel room and found yourself being disturbed by noisy guests, you’ll know how important this can be.  There’s no need to visit a hotel’s computer room to get some peace if you’d rather work from the comfort of your sofa with a glass of wine in hand.  You also won’t be disturbed by maids and housekeeping services in a serviced apartment.

Housekeeping is More Convenient

Finally, talking of housekeeping, it’s much more convenient in a serviced apartment.  In a hotel, the housekeeping team usually begins work early in the morning and finishes up around 2pm.  However, in a serviced apartment you can discuss your needs and arrange for a housekeeper to clean your room and replace your bedding on a schedule that suits you.  You still get the same great perk but without the often-inconvenient schedule.

Can you think of any more reasons to choose a serviced apartment over a hotel?  Let us know in the comments.

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