11 things about Service Apartments you may not have known
1.What’s in the name
Service Apartments are also known as Apart-Hotel, Apartment Hotel, Extended Stay Hotel or Suite Hotels. As the name suggests they are Hotels with accommodation size and style of an apartment.
2.Accommodation- Studio, 1 bhk/2bhk
They provide a generous area and include a kitchen, living room, and bedroom area. This can either be all in the same studio space or in a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment.
3.Stay Options- Tenant or Guest
While you are a Tenant for Rental Apartments that can be leased for a long stay starting from a year, the service apartments can be booked for as short as a single night and the person staying is a Guest
Service Apartments are organized and oriented to provide service to help the guest and improve their stay experience
Service Apartments are commercial establishments, and have high probability of being close to Business Hubs, Tourist places or Center of the City. They also usually have good access to public transportation system
6.Safety & security
Most of the serviced apartments also have guarantee high safety and security with well-equipped security devices like videophone, CCTV cameras and defined entrance areas to monitor all activities in commonplaces.
Apart from the accommodation, includes regular housekeeping, on call maintenance, bathroom and bed linen, Television subscription and free Wi-Fi. Some may or may not include utility bills and meal packages
Service apartments or Apart Hotels are designed with aesthetically furnished spaces and spatially efficient equipped kitchen. Some may have a washing machine or a laundry service available. A few might have an onsite restaurant as well. A front help desk is a common feature in a well-planned enterprise
As service apartments or apart hotels are commercial establishment, the utility bills might be higher. But when compared with rental apartments that usually involve an agent hence incurs substantial brokerage charges.
These Apart hotels comes to be way more pocket friendly than a hotel in terms of discounts they offer for a stay more than a week or a month. The above pointers make it equivalent to a Hotel except for its home away from home feel
11.Why not airbnb
Some Service apartments or apart hotels are also on B n B ( Bed and Breakfast Model) and are compared with Airbnb. However, Unlike regular Airbnb, serviced accommodation are in the business of providing accommodation for lots of guests on a daily basis. Hence these can be relied upon providing consistent experience for guests.