Increasing numbers of travellers are turning away from hotels and towards furnished apartments. While traditional hotels still offer many benefits to certain travellers, furnished apartments provide a different type of experience and can be an excellent choice for students, business travellers, those visiting family and tourists who are planning long stays.
Serviced apartments have been used for several decades now and are most common in major cities, particularly around Sydney, Melbourne and other top Australian travel destinations. They tend to be located in prime locations that are close to dining, shopping, business districts and major attractions, and they occasionally even include service for the ultimate in luxury.
According to travel experts, more corporate and leisure travellers are beginning to seek long-term, cost-effective accommodations such as furnished apartment accommodation instead of hotels. These apartments are specifically designed for travellers who either need longer-term accommodations or who simply want a more spacious, comfortable environment for their visits.
If you are trying to decide between a hotel room and a furnished apartment for your next Australian holiday, here is some food for thought.
1. Will you be travelling alone or with a group?
Hotels can be cramped and inconvenient for larger groups of people. Serviced or furnished apartments can be found with one to four bedrooms that give everyone in your group as much privacy as necessary as well as group areas or a central living space that allow you to better socialize with your friends and loved ones.
2. Do you need more space?
Hotels are great choices for overnight stays, but you may begin to feel quite claustrophobic during longer stays. Furnished apartments offer bedrooms, living rooms, dining areas and other rooms that allow you to feel right at home.
3. Do you want to cook for yourself?
Holidays can be a great opportunity to explore a new city and all its culinary offerings. However, you may soon begin to crave your own favorite meals or want to enjoy a breakfast from the comfort of your own patio or dining table. Serviced apartments include kitchens that allow you to brew your own favorite coffee or create a delicious meal with locally sourced groceries from the city’s weekend markets.