You probably are already convinced that a serviced apartment is a great choice of accommodation for modern-day travellers. And you probably want to stay in one for your next getaway. Just like any other travel accommodation choice, there are a few things you need to look out for before booking.
Below are six features you should check for before you book that apartment:
1) Regular and reliable cleaning service
Serviced apartments offer hotel-like services like room service and cleaning service. Make sure the apartment you would like to explore offers this service, and how safe, reliant and convenient it is, especially when you intend to book long term. Some apartments offer washing areas for those who would be comfortable doing their own laundry too.
2) Availability of complete cooking facilities
Serviced apartments offer fully equipped kitchens to facilitate easier preparation of homemade meals. It is important to check that they have all the kitchenware you will need, to avoid carrying things you might not use or getting disappointed upon arrival.
For those arriving using private means, ensure that the establishment offers safe and secure parking options. You should be able to relax and unwind with peace of mind, knowing that your car is safe and sound.
Find out the security measures put in place to protect guests. Do they have thorough checkpoints? Are there swift and reliable emergency measures put in place? Are the rooms burglar-proof? You deserve somewhere safe to enjoy yourself, forget your troubles and relax knowing that your property and life is in good hands.
5) Proximity to modern amenities
Most serviced apartments are located near city centres. The kind of up you will be having determines the location of your destination. A business trip might require you closer to the city centre for easier access to business meetings and luncheons. Close proximity to church, hospital, coffee shops, malls helps when you want to step out and explore for a bit.
6) Comfortable furnishings
Serviced apartments are fully furnished. They have all the amenities that make up a home. Make sure everything is comfortable. This could be a comfortable bed or sofa, clean bathroom, sufficient beddings, kitchenware and even fast and reliable internet connectivity.
At the end of the day, it’s all about comfort. Don’t just book a place because it’s cheaper or highly rated. Take time to do a thorough background check to avoid great disappointments.