How to enjoy the comforts of home while travelling

Need space? Need something different? Hate eating from a tray while sitting watching TV on your bed? Well, there is the chance to change your business travel habits. How would you like to wake up and have a bowl of cereal or a slice of toast as and when you fancy it without taking time out of your day to go to the hotel restaurant? Any business person spending days, weeks or months away from home may yearn for home comforts and a place to sit with your feet up while watching your favourite TV program or sports channel without feeling cramped. If you are looking for something cosier then why not book into a serviced apartment when next travelling on business ?

What a serviced apartments offer when travelling on business

Many blue chip companies who look to accommodate employees for long-term assignments are turning to the serviced apartment industry to offer staff home comforts in return for motivated, hard working individuals with good, positive output. Kitchen in serviced apartment for travelling on business comforts

Not only are serviced apartments generally bigger than the average Hotel room with more privacy, they also come fully equipped with an oven, stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, iron plus ironing-board. There are also separate living and sleeping areas. You can eat at a dining-room table before retiring to the lounge and curling-up on the couch with a good book after a long day in meetings. Essentially you can live a similar style to what you would in your own home. And, booking into a serviced apartment is just as easy as booking into a Hotel. You are also likely to receive a more personal service when making a booking.

The UK Institute of Travel and Meetings has reported that serviced apartment usage is growing with 77% of business travellers in the UK staying in serviced apartments up to five times per year for up to a week at a time. Of those staying in an apartment, 79% said they preferred it to hotel stays.

It is all about different products addressing different needs rather than the serviced apartment industry taking over the existence of the Hotel industry, although their market-share is being squeezed.

If you want to stay in any UK city you are likely to have to pay close to double for a Hotel room of an equal standard relative to an apartment stay. At the Vizion serviced apartments in Milton Keynes you would pay from £71 per apartment versus £169 per person for a stay at one of the popular Hotel chains. If you check-in at 10pm at a Hotel, the chances are the restaurant will be closed for the day so no option of room-service where as you could nip down to a near by supermarket or convenience store to grab a few items and prepare a meal in your very own fully-equipped kitchen.

If you are travelling on business to Milton Keynes, Northampton or Luton and want home style comforts, then contact Cotels or visit our Cotels website ( for full details on our apartments at all our different locations. Bookings can be quickly and simply made either by booking on-line, calling 01908 802853 (direct line – no lengthy phone menus) or via e-mail