When planning a week-end break or even a business trip, do you automatically start searching for available hotel rooms when it comes to finding accommodation? Booking a hotel room is the standard practice, but there are other alternatives, which might suit your needs better. Have you ever thought of booking a serviced apartment instead of a hotel for your next trip? This alternative form of accommodation offers a number of advantages and just might suit your needs better.
Advantages of a serviced apartment stay:
- Cheaper than a Hotel – when booking into a hotel you pay per person sharing versus a nightly payment for an apartment. The cheaper rates for booking into a serviced apartment of similar standard is because savings can be passed on to customers due to fewer staff numbers required. Bookings and the check-in and out process can be done online or via a phone call, so no staffed reception desk. There is no daily room service provided as in hotels. Linen and towels are changed weekly or following check-out if staying less than a week. There are no staff to provide room service. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens where food and beverages can be stored and prepared. These are savings which are reflected in the price. Most serviced apartments don’t have a restaurant, a breakfast buffet or a public lounge area. This all cuts down on costs, which can be passed along to you in the form of a cheaper rate.
- Self-Catering Convenience – One of the best things about staying in serviced apartments is that they have kitchen facilities, which allows you the option to cook your own meals. This can add to the relaxation of your break particularly in the mornings, when you want to be able to make yourself breakfast without having to change out of your pyjamas.
- Privacy and spaciousness – Renting serviced apartments is great when traveling with children, as they will still be together with you in the accommodation but will have more of their own space. You can spend time together in the common areas but have your own bedrooms to retreat to at bed-time. You will have enough room to relax comfortably and enjoy your holiday together. Whether travelling with children, friends or as a couple. it is difficult to get this sort of personal space in a hotel room, even if it is two rooms joined together.
These are just a few of the advantages that staying in serviced apartments can offer over a hotel room. Perhaps this type of accommodation might be the best bet for your next trip. If you are planning a leisure or business trip, Cotels have serviced apartments in Milton Keynes, Northampton and in Luton. All are accessible via rail or road links with airports located close by too. Visit Cotels website for details on all our serviced apartments or call to make a booking.