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What is a serviced apartment?

If you’re an avid traveller, you might see the phrase ‘serviced apartment’ popping up during your search for accommodation now and again. Some travel sites have even gone so far as to categorise serviced apartments independently from hotels and other more traditional forms of accommodation.

August 21, 2019

What is a serviced apartment?

If you’re an avid traveller, you might see the phrase ‘serviced apartment’ popping up during your search for accommodation now and again. Some travel sites have even gone so far as to categorise serviced apartments independently from hotels and other more traditional forms of accommodation. Without a doubt, some of you might be wondering ‘what is a serviced apartment?’. Here is just a bit of what you can expect when you book yourself a serviced apartment.

Amenities

Unlike hotels, serviced apartments are designed for longer stays, so you can expect a living space that’s not just comfortable and well-curated, but also highly functional. Serviced apartments are generally fully-furnished for personal and professional use. This means multiple rooms with tables and chairs, substantial closet space, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom facilities, and reliable Wi-Fi. Whilst hotel rooms are designed specifically for sleeping and very little else serviced apartments invite you to really live in your space and to share your space with others. This innate functionality is one of a variety of the benefits of serviced apartments over hotels. 

Central locations

Long-term accommodation can be quite diverse, but a defining feature of serviced apartments is that they’re generally found in central locations. The majority of serviced apartments are located in urban centres like the Melbourne CBD, making them ideal for tourists or travellers who are looking to explore their surroundings and engage with their destination’s local culture. And in a serviced apartment of your own, with the entire city at your doorstep, it’s only a matter of time before you start to feel like a local too. For those of you who are through with traditional tourism, the independence of serviced accommodation allows you to feel less like a tourist and more like a resident.

Flexibility

Serviced apartments have been growing more popular over the last decade for a number of reasons, some of which we’ve touched upon. But the most important quality of serviced apartments has to be their flexibility. Quality serviced accommodation will be able to provide you with an array of extra features at your request, from kitchen appliances and additional bedding to areas specifically for entertaining. Their central locations, flexible options, and reasonable pricing have also made serviced apartments ideal hospital accommodation for rural residents who’ve had to travel to be closer to their unwell loved ones. 

Whether you’re travelling as a tourist, working abroad, or are simply looking to be closer to a loved one in need, chances are there’s a serviced apartment that’s perfect for you, or can be adjusted to provide whatever you might need. 

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