Why Book An Apartment

With the variety of hotels available, it is almost an automatic assumption for most that they will be staying in one for the duration of their holiday or city break. However, what a lot of people are unfamiliar with is the concept of a serviced apartment, or aparthotel as it is often referred to.

A serviced apartment is exactly that – a spacious, furnished apartment, available for short or long term stay which provides a regular maid service throughout your holiday. Apartment rentals have steadily increased in popularity over recent years for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, especially in current economic times, a serviced accommodation can be up to 30% cheaper than a hotel room - a significant saving. By foregoing things like in-house restaurants for fitted kitchens, it means that you aren’t paying for any internal running costs and charges, as well as being able to prepare your own food if you wish.

Whilst hotels can indeed be luxurious, it is usually only the 5* establishments that provide you with a room bigger than a shoebox. An aparthotel gives you all the space and freedom you could want from a holiday base. You will have plenty of space to relax, work and entertain as you so wish, and the kitchen and lounge means you’re free to spend time in your apartment cooking or just unwinding in total privacy, without feeling claustrophobic!  And don’t think apartment rentals aren’t as comfortable as hotels – you are able to choose from a wide range to suit your budget stretching from basic to luxurious.

A lot of people choose to book a serviced apartment when they are looking to stay for slightly longer as they like the notion of being home from home. All amenities are provided to ensure you are well catered for in your temporary abode, including a kitchen area which allows you the option of self-catering meals during your holiday. You are also afforded a lot more space with the addition of a lounge area, a luxury only found in the most expensive hotel suites, which enables you to spread out and truly relax in ultimate comfort.

For families, the space and freedom of an self-catered apartment means children are able to be indoors without feeling restricted and confined – there will be plenty of room for indoor games and activities if the weather outside is not so favourable on a particular day. Hotels generally are not very pet-friendly, so if you wish to travel with your animal, a serviced apartment will usually give you the opportunity to do so.

And don’t worry about keeping the apartment clean, as with a hotel, there is a regular maid and linen service to keep your holiday rental tidy and the sheets and towels fresh. However, it is best to check with the particular apartment you’re staying with for the frequency of this service.
All in all serviced apartments from City Centre Apartments, aside from the obvious benefits, provide you with more than just a place to sleep. It will be all-embracing of the local culture and a welcome change from the typicality of most hotels, for a great price!