Hotel or apartment

Do you get tired of the hotel life? I do. Don’t get me wrong; I love room service and maid service. But after a while, I miss the comforts of home even if I have to prepare my own food or do the dishes after myself. I miss a refrigerator stocked with my favorite foods and a comfortable place to sit and work. For travelers who have extended stays in a single location, there are alternatives to hotels.
Serviced apartments often reside in quiet, residential neighborhoods where your neighbors may be permanent residents rather than transient hotel guests. If you are staying for less than one week and want to spend a pampered vacation, ordering room service and not even considering making a bed or preparing a meal, we suggest staying in a hotel. If you have always fantasized of one day living in a city, becoming one of the locals roaming the markets, sampling local specialities, lounging in a spacious environment, coming and going as you please without having to greet hotel personnel, opt for an apartment.

Apartments come replete with amenities from WIFI to cleaning service and cell phone rental. The representative meets you with maps and information, escorts you through the apartment, takes your deposit, and you have your own apartment. It’s a great way to feel like a traveler with benefits – like staying with friends but without the claustrophobia of staying in someone’s family home.
Furnished holiday apartments provide a more comfortable living environment as compared to a cramped hotel stay. Travelers have their own fully functional kitchen including refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave oven instead of the kitchenette found in most extended stay hotels. But sometimes families and even pets come along. Multiple occupants can share a two or three bedroom apartment and cut costs dramatically.

Serviced Apartments, for instance, offer many modern amenities and facilities that the majority of luxury hotels do not. Serviced Apartments provides you with fully equipped kitchens with self-catering facilities, single and double bedrooms, lounge area with pullout beds or single beds and attached toilets. One can find serviced apartments in any part of the world and will get the ultimate in privacy for his/her vacations.

There are a few limitations to apartments in comparison to hotels. Firstly, finding just the right place can involve more internet research than simply booking through a website that offers travel package deals. Secondly, most apartments don’t come with housekeeping facilities. The premises will be clean when you arrive but don’t expect anyone to come in and change your sheets every day; although a free weekly housekeeping service is available.
As you can see, there are pros and cons for both hotels and apartments, serviced apartments being with at-home environment, cheap price and self-catering facilities, have an advantage over hotels. Make sure to look around and collect all information about short stay or long stay accommodation before deciding where to spend the vacations.

Attila Szabo writes for