Facts about serviced apartments for business or leisure stays

Serviced apartments are a Hotel alternative used for business, relocations, temporary accommodation or leisure stays. They are generally booked for stays of a week or more with most providers offering flexible booking arrangements and discounts for extended stays.

This is not a new concept but for those who have never stayed in a serviced apartment you may not be fully aware of what they provide. Put quite simply, a serviced apartment offers self-contained, independent living with bedrooms separate to the living area. They are inclusive of a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table which doubles up as a functional space to work.

So what exactly are serviced apartments?

Many compare a serviced apartment to being like home. But, there are no bills to take care of or domestic chores to be done as they include a weekly maid service with linen and towels provided. They offer a functional space and if you like the outdoors, look out for one with a balcony when you make your booking.


Inclusive of a fully fitted and equipped modern kitchen. This doesn’t just mean a minibar and a kettle, but the full works, just like you’d have at home: oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. This offers guests the opportunity to shop out and eat in, (a great way to make substantial savings on your travel budget and to have a healthier eating plan).


In the kitchen you will also find a washer/dryer as well as an iron and ironing board. So there is no excuse for turning up at that important meeting in a crumpled shirt or for running up massive hotel laundry bills. You can travel light and still have a fresh outfit everyday!

Dining area

Added to the spaciousness of a serviced apartment is a dining area with table and chairs that can double as a work area, a space to entertain friends or colleagues, or just for you to relax at the start and end of the day. You can dine in with style!


And, while we’re talking about relaxation, there is a living area with comfortable sofas and a large screen TV with lots of channels to choose from.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Bedrooms are spacious and functional with a comfortable bed and fresh linen, most Master bedrooms have the added benefit of an en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink & shower in addition to the main bathroom with bath and shower facilities.

Free Wi-Fi and Parking

To complete our description of a serviced apartment, there are some important finishing touches. Unlimited Wi-Fi is included as is a parking space for one vehicle.

Serviced apartments offer spacious, independent accommodation at a nightly rate less than a hotel of equivalent standards. It is similar to renting a flat in a residential development but the difference is that there are no contracts to sign, no deposit to pay and no utility bills or extra costs to take care of.

Cotels have serviced apartments located in Milton Keynes and Northampton – all close to amenities and major travel links.

If you would like to find out more contact our friendly Reservations Team on 01908 308310