The right accommodation can be the difference between a memorable business trip and the stuff of nightmares. Anyone who has had to contend with an uncomfortable hotel stay can attest to how much it detracts from a trip. Here are three reasons why a serviced apartment is a much safer bet.
One of the biggest selling points of a serviced apartment is the size. Serviced apartments tend to offer much more space than a hotel room costing the same price would. While the exact difference between a serviced apartment and a hotel room will vary from location to location, serviced apartments are around 30% larger than hotel rooms on average.
More space means less stress throughout your business trip. Sharing a hotel with a number of other people and families can be very trying sometimes. But with a serviced apartment, not only do you get more space than you would with a hotel room, but you also get much more privacy. With a serviced apartment, you don’t have to worry about running into other guests every time you open your door like you would if you were staying in a hotel.
Serviced apartments aren’t just bigger than hotel rooms – they are available at a much better rate. You might pay more as a raw figure when you rent a serviced apartment, but if you break that cost down into /sq metre then the serviced apartment represents much better value for guests than a hotel room does. In fact, there are often discounts available for anyone staying 28 nights or more, after which time the VAT rate drops.
If you are going on an extended business trip and want to be able to stay in comfort without racking up a huge bill, then a serviced apartment is a great accommodation option. Plus, many serviced apartments have plenty of amenities such as a swimming pool, gyms, lounge areas (maybe with a Wine Dispenser Machine or two), wonderful views, and overall a great relaxing experience.
Hotels are built where their owners think they will make the most money. Serviced apartments, on the other hand, are built in the same places as regular apartments. That means that you aren’t restricted to the highly artificial parts of town, the parts where virtually no one actually lives. A serviced apartment can provide you with a much more organic experience and give you a taste of what it’s like to actually live in the place you are staying.
For example, Love Belfast is preparing to launch some sleek and elegant ‘Dream Pods’ in Belfast city centre. These modern serviced apartments come with full concierge services and will be situated in Bank Square, one of the most sought-after areas of the city.
Business trips can be hard going, especially if you have to end each day in an uncomfortable bed in a sub-par hotel. However, by choosing a serviced apartment to stay in during your next trip, you can enjoy all the creature comforts that you are used to back home. Serviced apartments have never been more accessible and affordable. After spending your next business trip in a serviced apartment, you will never want to stay in a hotel again.