Service Apartments vs. Hotels
In the travel and leisure industry, service apartments are fast becoming the new trend for both corporate and leisure travellers who want the comfort of home wherever they travel to. When you are visiting a new city, your room becomes your home, your hang out place, your workspace. In this regard, service apartments are an ideal alternative to Hotels hich are expensive and Guest houses where you don’t get many services. Mostly located in residential localities, they provide peaceful environs and a chance for the traveller to soak up the culture of the local area.
Service Apartments are fully furnished apartments with all amenities just like any 3 Star or 5 Star hotels. Service Apartments come in various room sizes and tariff plans. They are suitable for every person’s needs & requirements for short stay or long stay
Service apartments are similar to hotels in that guests can reserve rooms by calling or mailing the proprietors, a check-in and check-out schedule is followed and services like housekeeping, 24X7 security & surveillance, maintenance and utilities are not charged extra. They are also equipped with television with cable connection, telephone facilities and nowadays internet connectivity too.
However, service apartments are usually less expensive compared to hotels. Since they are mostly meant for guests staying for a longer duration which results in higher occupancy ratios they allow for reasonable prices for longer duration stays. They are also spacious and enable families or groups travelling together to stay in one apartment. As opposed to a hotel, service apartments come with an attached kitchen that is equipped with all modern cooking appliances and allows you to prepare a home cooked meal if desired. This is especially advantageous for guests who have special dietary needs as well as those who have very small kids.
The overall ambience of Service apartments is cosier and friendlier. They are the optimum choice for the discerning business traveller, vacationing families, relocating executives, NRIs and just about everybody!