Serviced Apartments Pros & Cons

A serviced apartment is a fully furnished apartment that you are able to stay in for a short amount of time or a more extended time, it is completely up to you. A serviced apartment is very similar to a hotel but they are not exactly alike. They are alike in some aspects, because serviced apartments and hotels both have room service, housekeeping, a gym area, laundry room, full kitchens, and WiFi. But the difference is between the two is that a serviced apartment has much more room than the average hotel room. A serviced apartment just feels more like home.

Pros

Home Sweet Home

If you decide to stay in a serviced apartment, it will feel just like your own home. A serviced apartment is much bigger than the average hotel rooms and has a laundry room, living room, separate bedrooms, TVs, movies, and free WiFi. In the kitchen area, there is tea, coffee, coffee pots, stove, dishwasher, microwave, cups, pots, pans, plates, forks, spoons, and knives. And in the bathroom, you can find toilet paper, towels, and washcloths. You will have everything you need in your serviced apartment to make you feel completely comfortable.

Cost

At a hotel, you usually get charged depending on how many people will be in the hotel room, but at a serviced apartment you only get charged for the apartment.you have and not how many people are staying in the apartment. Also, you can save more money if you decide to stay in a serviced apartment for a long time rather than a short amount of time.

Cons

Housekeeping

Unlike a hotel, where you can have fresh towels, clean room, fluffed pillows, and clean/made bed, a serviced apartment is a bit different. A serviced apartment does have housekeeping, don’t get me wrong, but not very often. It is usually only weekly, so you will have to do most of the cleaning on your own. If you want to have fresh towels, have your bed made, or to have your room cleaned, it might cost a bit extra if it is outside the normal days that they provide the service.

 

Amenities

Unlike a hotel, if you were to run out of soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, towels, or washcloths all you have to do is call, and hotel staff will bring them right up. But, at a serviced apartment you can be charged extra for obtaining more. 

Facilities

At a hotel, you usually have a couple of different facilities to use like a gym, dining rooms (meeting, or conferences), and sometimes even a spa area. At serviced apartments, because the apartment space you have is bigger than a hotel room and is made more to feel like a home, you won’t have many facilities, if any are available at all.