Hotels versus Serviced Apartments

Monday November 7th, 2011

When choosing accommodation for your next trip you may find yourself faced with a multitude of choices. For those who want a five star experience the options can be limited to hotels or serviced apartments. So how do these two accommodation options compare?
Part of the five star experience in hotels and serviced apartments is the great customer service. In upmarket hotels you can expect the best in this department. Serviced apartments often match this high level of service. You can also expect attentive 24-hour service as part of the serviced apartment accommodation experience.

Love the Location!

Location is everything and when you’re visiting vibrant cities like Sydney, you will want to be in the centre of all the action. It’s usually on the best hotels that offer accommodation in great locations in most city centres, but now serviced apartments Sydney are also located in the hub of the city. This makes getting to a city’s main attractions convenient. Centrally located accommodation is also a great benefit to business travellers who may have to do most of their business in the CBD of a city.

Where serviced apartments begin to really overtake the likes of 5 star hotels is in the area of value for money and facilities. If you want the best value for your money in a city like Sydney, serviced apartments will give more bang for your buck. In upmarket hotels you often pay a premium price for a standard room which will include a large bed (or two single beds) a bathroom and usually a table and chair.

Size Matters!

Apartments Gold Coast and other major Australian cities, on the other hand, can provide you with a large apartment with a bed, table and chair to work at as well as a living space with lounge chairs and a small kitchen to cook your own meals. Having your own kitchen space when you’re away from home can make a big difference to your health and budget on long stays away from home. A week or two of take away or rich restaurant meals can leave you feeling sluggish and even unwell.

Unlike hotel rooms, serviced apartments give you more than just a room to sleep in, you get space for living in. This is particularly valuable for longer stays, such as longer business trips or trips which involve going to conferences, training events and personal or professional development events. The additional space also gives business travellers the opportunity to use their rooms as a work space while they are away from the office.

Hotels are generally designed for short stays, whereas serviced apartments are designed to provide extra comfort and to minimize the disruption of being away from home for travellers. As well as the extra level of cosiness associated with serviced apartments, you can also have access to wireless internet, pay TV in your room as well as pool and gym facilities. All the facilities are there to help travellers unwind in their own space and stay refreshed for their business appointments or sight seeing itinerary.

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