Serviced apartments are fast becoming a popular choice for leisure and business travellers in London and major cities around the UK. If you're looking for a place to live rather than just sleep, they're the ideal accommodation solution. But what does a serviced apartment stay include and what are the benefits?
Service by name, service by nature... and most serviced apartments provide 24-hour concierge service. Assisting guests with individual travel and social arrangements, each concierge is a master of organisation. Armed with inside knowledge of the local area and its transport links, delivery services, theatre showings and restaurants, these stress-busting wizards help make your stay something really special.
Providing a secure, comfortable environment, serviced apartments offer a home-from-home comfort. Apartments often include separate living and sleeping spaces as well as all the entertainment equipment you could possibly desire: TVs, DVDs, music systems, free WiFi and a private telephone line.
A private fully-equipped kitchen
Especially beneficial for longer stays, an apartment's fully-equipped kitchen replete with cooker, dishwasher, fridge and washer/dryer is a godsend; for those with special dietary requirements too. For the times when you simply don't wish to cook but want to stay in, why not call upon the concierge to organise the services of a private chef who will cook and serve a meal just for you.
Bespoke accommodation and experience
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.
Privacy and freedom
Once you've booked your serviced apartment, that's it: you can work, play and relax at any given moment. There's no need to reserve a conference room for a meeting - just host it in the living room or dining room. And for when you're entertaining friends or family you can relax in the privacy the apartment guarantees with no fear of disturbing anyone else.
On average, an apartment has up to 30% more space than a hotel guest room. If travelling with the children or some friends, this is exactly what you need. Your sanity will remain intact!
Rates are usually charged per apartment as opposed to per person so when holidaying with several others an apartment can often be the most economical choice. Plus, beneficial rates are generally available for longer stays so you can enjoy the apartment with the satisfaction of getting value for money.
By their very nature, serviced apartments are private, self-contained accommodations, separated from the hustle of bustle. In addition, you'll find that they're complete with 24-hour CCTV, secure entry and round-the-clock staff and service.
Possibly the best part of a serviced apartment stay is that you experience the best of both worlds: home-style living with hotel service. Cleaning and daily linen service is a given so you don't have to lift a finger.
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.
So, the question now is: why wouldn't you choose a serviced apartment for your next break away? For a long or short stay, for business or pleasure. Enjoy the independence, space, privacy, 24-hour service and security, and most of all, having your very own front door in the heart of the city.