If you’re planning on visiting London, whether you’re from just outside of the city or from an entirely different country, you’ve probably heard a bit of talk about London serviced apartments. Well, if you’ve dug any deeper, you might have figured out that they are a little more expensive than hotel rooms. That might make you think twice about booking one.
However, we implore you to think twice.
A London serviced apartment might cost a little more, but it offers a lot more. Here are some of the reasons we think London serviced apartments are totally worth the higher price.
1: Fully Furnished
When you rent a hotel room, you do not get a “fully furnished” living area. You get a bed thousands of other people have slept on with little more than a sheet change, a tiny shower room, and maybe if you’re lucky, a microwave and a TV. That’s not exactly livable unless you just need a place to sleep for the night.
A serviced apartment is completely different. You get a fully furnished luxury apartment.
By “fully furnished” we mean that you get a full kitchen, living room, private bedrooms, bathroom, and more. Every room you’d expect to have in a full apartment is present, but they have luxurious twists. Not only that, but all the things you need to accompany those rooms are there. Do you want to wake up and brew coffee? There’s a coffee machine. There are also all the other kitchen stables. Need extra towels? Don’t worry about calling the owner. It has everything you need.
This is a huge step up from a hotel.
As we said, a hotel is tiny. You barely have enough room to sleep and take a shower. Most of your daily activities will need to be done from your bed because there simply isn’t enough room for you to have dedicated spaces for other things.
With a serviced apartment, you have way more room. If you’re on a business trip, you can easily set aside a cozy part of the living room to use as an office. If you want to cook, you have a full kitchen to work in. The rooms are all spacious, separate, and private. If you’ve ever stepped foot into a large luxury apartment, that’s what you get with a serviced apartment in London.
This can make a huge difference if you’re traveling with your family or staying for an extended period on a business trip.
3: Flexible Booking
Try to book a hotel room for a year. The desk professional will probably laugh you off. Hotels just aren’t designed to house people for long periods of time, and it cuts into their profits. At most, you might be allowed to stay for a few months during the slow season at a reduced rate.
A serviced apartment isn’t like that. You can book it for as little as a single night or as much as a year and a half.
This greatly improves the flexibility of serviced apartments. If you’re just looking for a couple’s getaway, you can book that stay. If you need to have it for a long business trip or while you attend one of London’s prestigious schools, you can do that, too.