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The benefits of Serviced Apartments Vs Hotels

Everyone enjoys a great, refreshing vacation, where you get the chance to relax and unwind with friends and family. Allowing you to enjoy that well-earned, quality time, is certainly an important consideration when planning your holiday, as choosing the wrong accommodation can be a recipe for disaster!  It can make you uncomfortable and stressed and can often ruin a trip, due to lack of space, comfort and price.  So after you have selected where you want to visit, take a little time to select the accommodation that is just right for your needs and budget.  The benefits of Serviced Apartments Vs Hotels

If your intended destination is a large city like London, then you may think that a hotel stay is the only option. Yet hotels are very impersonal with little or no atmosphere. Cramped rooms, especially if you have a family, can make you feel claustrophobic and stressed due to their lack of space.  What’s more, hotels can also be incredibly expensive for what you get, which isn’t much!  Somewhere to lay your head, yes, but little more!

As an alternative, many people are fast becoming aware of ‘serviced apartments’. These are now a very popular choice for both holidaymakers and business travellers alike.  They make the ideal solution to your accommodation needs, especially if you want something far more than just a place to sleep.

So what is a serviced apartment?

They are fully furnished apartments which can be made available for both short/long-term stays.  They’ll not only provide all the facilities that hotels do, but give you private, more comfortable surroundings with that ‘home from home’ feeling, which is so popular amongst travellers who intend to stay longer term. Typical apartments will include high quality soft furnishings and self-contained kitchens, along with services such as housekeeping, concierge, etc included in the rent.

If we haven’t yet whetted your appetite regarding serviced apartments as opposed to a hotel stay, then why not consider some of the other benefits listed below?

1. Price

Probably the major difference between a hotel stay and that of a serviced apartment is price. Many people mistakenly believe that a serviced apartment is expensive compared to a hotel and therefore look no further, considering them to be for the elite!  Yet did you know that most serviced apartments are at least 30% less expensive than an equivalent standard of hotel?  You’ll get luxury accommodation at an affordable rate, so you’ll avoid that huge hotel bill.  What’s more, you’ll also save because serviced apartments come equipped with fully fitted kitchens, allowing you to cut down on eating out, which can be expensive.  This could make a huge difference to your holiday budget and for longer term tenants, will represent huge savings. Additionally, telephone, broadband, VAT and utility bills are often included within the cost. With all the conveniences of a hotel room yet with far less expense, renting a serviced apartment makes far more economic sense.

2. More Space

A typical city hotel room can often be particularly cramped, hardly ideal if you are holidaying with children who need space to play.  Serviced apartments, on the other hand, are considerably larger, (bedrooms often being over 1/3rd bigger than a standard hotel room), with a spacious living area to rest, recuperate and unwind in your own comfortable, secure private surroundings, making them the ideal solution if you are travelling with others.  They also include a kitchen, living room, along with the bedroom area, which can be part of a studio space or in a 1/2 bedroom apartment.  So to avoid that ‘shoe box’ of a hotel room, where you can’t move without falling over somebody, opt for the roomier alternative of a serviced apartment.

3. All the comforts of home

Another important reason why people opt for a serviced apartment over a hotel stay is that they get that ‘home from home’ feeling.  We all know there’s nothing like the comfort of your own home, although a stay in a luxurious serviced apartment comes very close!  Instead of being greeted on your arrival with a cold, impersonal hotel room, with a serviced apartment you’ll be able to relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere, with all the comforts of home.  Comfortable, luxurious furniture enables you to fully relax and unwind after a hard day sightseeing, whereas having all the facilities on hand in one stylish space, like a fully fitted kitchen, chic bathroom and high tech entertainment systems, means that your stay will be superb, instead of just the mediocre experience you’ll receive at a hotel.  Added to this better security and far more privacy, and you have a win-win situation!

4. Family Friendly

If you intend to have a family holiday when visiting our glorious capital, then a serviced apartment will take much of the stress and hassle out of your stay.  With ample space available, you’ll avoid that ‘cooped up’ feeling of hotel accommodation, allowing the kids to have their own space to chill out.  As well as the entertainment systems mentioned earlier, you can also have the peace of mind that your children will be totally secure in your own self-contained space.

5. Central Locations

Many of London’s hotels are centrally located, although at a hefty price!  Some of the cheaper hotel options, however, will result in you having to travel further to London’s central attractions.  Yet obtaining affordable accommodation, close to the centre, can add great enjoyment to your London experience. Having all of the city’s most iconic landmarks on your doorstep, not only reduces travel expenses, but enables you to be in the hub of all the vibrancy of central London.  Euracom’s well renowned serviced apartments are based in all of London’s true hotspots, giving you the flexibility to do whatever you desire.  From shopping in the very best boutiques, to visiting museums and famous buildings, all our centrally located serviced apartments are very affordably priced- much less expensive than any central London hotel! 

6. Excellent Services

Hotels will provide a daily cleaning service and ensure your beds are made/towels are changed, although that’s about it!  Yet in a serviced apartment you’ll not only be able to stay in comfort and luxury whilst away from home, but you’ll also receive the added benefits of great housekeeping/concierge services. Cleaning, along with a daily linen and towel service is standard with serviced apartments, so you’ll want for nothing.

7. A Personalised Stay

Serviced apartments provide a stay that is tailored specifically to you.  Whatever your needs a customised service makes your stay a truly memorable one.  Such personalised service cannot be achieved in a hotel stay, unless you pay top dollar! From providing starter packs of groceries on your arrival to stocking some of your favourite snacks in the kitchen, serviced apartments are often accommodating to such requests.

8. Suitable for Business or Pleasure

Serviced apartments provide both convenience and practicality to travellers, whether you are a family who want that ultimate holiday, to business and corporate jetsetters who want an alternative to a lonely hotel room, which is cold and impersonal.  Whilst hotels will simply provide the basics for business travellers, the amenities of a serviced apartment mean that all your needs are covered to enable you to do your work in comfort, with the facility to make conference calls and meetings online. What’s more, if your business means a longer stay, then the serviced apartment option can give you the option to stay for longer periods at a far better rate than a hotel stay.

Summary

So a serviced apartment is definitely an excellent choice for every discerning traveller… no wonder so many people, from families to corporates, are turning from hotel stays to these much more affordable options.  Interest in these cost effective alternatives is therefore soaring for both short and certainly longer stays, albeit at the expense of the bog standard hotel! The benefits mentioned above are certainly worth bearing in mind, so why not give these Euracom serviced apartments detailed below a try in favour of a hotel?  You won’t be sorry!    

Luxury corporate serviced apartments London Bloomsbury Tavistock Place, WC1

These luxury five-star serviced apartments provide great accommodation in London, for both leisure & business travellers looking to rent for a longer stay.  They provide the perfect central location to enjoy London’s many attractions and are only a stones-throw away from the City of London for our corporate clients.  Situated in a beautiful Georgian building and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, with designer furniture, all apartments include, wi-fi access, DVD/ CD player and Freeview TV.  Some feature a balcony or terrace area, whilst many have fully equipped kitchens & en-suite bathrooms.  If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in London for a long-term stay, then these serviced apartments are for you.

Luxury corporate serviced apartments London Bloomsbury Tavistock Place, WC1

Features include;

  • Baby cot / high chair (on request)
  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom (En-suite bathroom in some)/ Toiletries provided
  • Daily or weekly linen change /Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs/ Central heating/ Welcome pack available
  • Fully equipped kitchen(Dishwasher in some)/ Iron / Ironing board/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Meet & greet arrival service/ Safe/ Self check-in
  • DVD player /Radio / Alarm clock/ TV / Freeview /Wifi

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Luxury serviced apartments London Buckingham Gate, SW1

These luxury serviced apartments are just minutes from many of London’s finest landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.  If you’re seeking a fully equipped, luxury serviced apartment near Buckingham Palace, then these are the apartments for you.  Costing from £4914 p/w, each beautiful apartment overlooks a magnificent central tree lined courtyard.  With luxurious decoration and furnished to an impeccable standard, these serviced apartments range in size from deluxe junior suites sleeping 2, to lavish superior 3 bedroom suites sleeping 6.  These apartments also boast a fully equipped gym and a wonderful in house restaurant. They are close to a vast array of cafes, shops, restaurants and a wonderful roof garden.

Luxury serviced  apartments London Buckingham Gate, SW1

Features include;

  • Central heating/ Secure storage facilities/ Welcome pack available
  • Breakfast available/ Onsite restaurants / bars/ Room service available
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Conference room available/ Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area
  • Daily /weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs
  • Kitchen( Dishwasher in some)/ Tea / coffee making facilities/ grocery starter packs available
  • En-suite bathroom in some apartments/ Toiletries provided
  • DVD player/ Satellite TV/ Telephone/ Wi-fi
  • Spa / health club in building or nearby

If you are looking for luxury apartment rental in London, look no further, call us today to rent one of these luxury apartments.

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Corporate serviced apartments London Camden Road N7

For those on a tighter budget, (prices start from only £728p/w), these newly refurbished corporate serviced apartments are for you.  Only one stop from Kings Cross, you’ll have easy access to all of London, great for the business traveller.  Situated close to Camden Town, with its eclectic bohemian character and vibrant night life, these apartments are perfectly located, offering something for everyone.  They are the ideal serviced apartments for those wanting to live/work in London on a reasonable budget.  The Studio apartments provide accommodation for up to 2 people and have been built with pioneering modular technology, making them really energy efficient.  There is a private garden for the resident’s use, along with fully equipped kitchens and newly fitted bathrooms. These would be ideal for those living/ working in London, or for those seeking a temporary stay.

Corporate serviced  apartments London Camden Road N7

Features include;

  • Bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Self check-in
  • DVD player/ Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi

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By Rob at 9 Feb 2018

Spectacular Events in London this January

If you are on a budget, and let’s face it many of have to cut back a little at the start of the year, after all the expense of buying Christmas gifts etc, then London in January is one of the best months to make a visit to our wonderful capital.  Not only will you find a multitude of items to buy during the January sales, where you can pick up vastly reduced bargains, but you’ll also be able shop in relative comfort, without the hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas shoppers jostling for any space available.  London's top shopping destinations such as Harrods and Selfridges are still resplendent in all their glory, albeit a little quieter after the Christmas rush.  So why not enjoy that long awaited stroll through London’s streets and see if you if you can bag yourself a real gem of a bargain?

Rent a luxury serviced apartment in London and enjoy the best of January shopping in the capital.

Now is certainly the time to make the most of London’s quieter areas.  Many of the city’s attractions are much easier to gain entry to, and are less busy during January and February, so why not take the time work off that Christmas bulge, get out and about and indulge in a meander around our capital city’s lovely museums.  You won’t break the bank at many of these spectacular venues, as many of them have free entry, but you’ll also avoid the usual long queues that you’ll get at other times of the year! A win-win situation!

London’s Museums
Take the Natural History museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museums, all based in South Kensington, as prime examples.  These superb, ‘hands on’ attractions are fantastic for a day out with the children.  They boast a plethora of activities and wonderful displays, although at many times during the year are so popular that that queuing is inevitable.  Yet, if you want to see more without feeling squashed like a sardine, then January is the time to go.

Visit London and explore some of the greatest Museums in the world this January, extend your stay renting a serviced apartment

January in the Parks
January can be cold in London, so ensure you wrap up warm when you are out and about.  Strolling in London’s parks and gardens during the winter brings its own beauty, especially if you combine this with taking refuge in one of London’s very attractive pubs for a hot toddy!  Alternatively, London has many heated roof top terraces to enjoy, where you can indulge in a hot chocolate whilst taking in a panoramic view of the city.

Go Skating!
There is still time to take in one of London’s temporary ice rinks, as many are still open until the end of January.  Canary Wharf’s ice rink is actually open until February, so there is no excuse about losing those extra Christmas pounds!

Lumiere London
For a lovely free festival, which takes place between 18 and 21 January, try ‘Lumiere’ London.  It’s the UK's biggest light festival, and returns for the third successive year, with more than 40 spectacular installations dotted around the city.  International and local artists are invited to create works that light buildings and public spaces, transforming the city’s skyline and changing the way we think and feel about public spaces. During the festival, large areas of the West End, including Oxford Street and Piccadilly are pedestrianised. The festival has attracted more than 1,000,000 visitors to the city in the past, and this year’s extravaganza is likely to be just as successful.

Visit Harry Potter
If you want a day filled with spectacular effects and wizardry, then how about exploring the Harry Potter film studios which have been transformed for winter at Hogwarts in the Snow? Running until 28th January, the magical makeover shows how film-makers create fire, ice and snow that never melts, as you embark on a journey through Hogwarts in the Snow.   You’ll witness some of the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for the festive season.  The Great Hall will be transformed, decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball.  Every detail of the Great Hall will be covered in dripping icicles and sparkling snow and the Gryffindor common room will be adorned in all its seasonal splendour.  There will be snow-covered Christmas trees, an orchestra of magical instruments. Many of which are painted by the Prop-Making department to match the silver of the Yule Ball.

Catch a last-minute panto
There isn’t much time left so make haste! A few pantos run until the end of January, although to avoid disappointment you will have to book fast!   Christmas in London isn’t complete without a traditional panto, and what better place than the West End’s legendary London Palladium to get you into the panto vibe?  Don’t miss out on the adventures of Dick Whittington, who is aided and abetted by The Spirit of the Bells, as they combat the dastardly Queen Rat. Amazing sets and costumes really come to life and make this well worth a visit.

Set sail for the London Boat Show
From 10th -14th January the new ‘re-defined and re-imagined’, 5 day London Boat Show celebrates everything you can do on the water. This year’s world-famous show is set to be better than ever.  You can spend time with some sailing legends, climb aboard classic boats, modern yachts and pick up the latest marine technology.  Bringing inspiration and exclusive deals, the London Boat Show 2018 will be packed with retailers and showcases vessels of all shapes and sizes.  Not to be missed!

Visit the London Short Film Festival
From the 12th-21st January why not celebrate the best in UK short film-making talent?  The LSFF is an annual event which for several weeks in January, takes over London's best independent cinemas and venues to showcase some great short films. Combine this with a mix of live music and parties and you have a marriage made in heaven!

The London Art Fair
Continuing the culture theme, from the 17th-21st January why not browse or buy, some of London’s contemporary British art?  Over the last 30 years, the London Art Fair has given us expert insight into the changing market. The fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by a range of renowned and up and coming artists.

Burns Night
On the 25th January London gets an excuse to celebrate Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. Annual Burns night festivities take place throughout the capital, with Scottish foods including haggis and tatties, a wee dram or two of whisky and everyone’s favourite, the bagpipes! From ceilidhs to a fully- fledged Burns Night meal, there's something which will appeal to everyone.

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Chinatown in London comes alive during the city’s huge Chinese New Year celebrations, which occur each year in either January or February. This year is the year of the Dog, and the event takes place on 18th February.  Expect dragons and floats full of exotic colour and noise, along with streets awash with Chinese lanterns, music and dancing, marking the start of the Chinese New Year.

So there you have it- a feast of low cost, often free activities that won’t break the bank during the month when most of us tighten our belts.  Visiting London during the winter makes perfect sense, not only to avoid the crowds but also on the accommodation front too!  At this time of the year accommodation can be far cheaper than in peak season, which adds to the attraction of a winter break.

If you intend to make an extended stay in the capital, then Euracom’s range of affordable serviced apartments could be what you are looking for.  Why pay the huge expense of an impersonal hotel when you can have ‘home from home’ comfort in one of our sumptuous apartments?
Take, for example….Kensington Queens Gate serviced apartments, London SW7

Set within a beautiful Victorian building, these luxurious serviced apartments feature contemporary design elements and 4-star service within a spacious setting. With sleek wooden floors and fully equipped kitchenettes, these apartments retain many of the classic features you’d expect in such historical surroundings, yet are finished to a high standard with modern amenities.  Ideal for both business travellers and tourists alike, who are looking for a quality apartment to rent within central London, these apartments start from a very reasonable £185p/n.  Close to a wealth of museums, exhibition halls, theatres and London's West End, these apartments make the ideal base as everything is so close to hand. They have great transport access throughout London and there are a wealth of fantastic local attractions nearby, such as the V and A Museum, the National History Museum & the Royal Albert Hall. For ample space, great comfort and fantastic flexibility, these apartments make a good alternative to hotels, saving on average 25% compared to a similar standard hotel.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning/ Concierge / security / reception/ Conference room available/ Lifts/Lobby / waiting area
  • Bathroom/ En-suite bathroom in some apartments/ Toiletries provided
  • Complimentary grocery shopping service/ Grocery store nearby/ Onsite restaurants / bars
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some apartments/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/
  • Gym in building or nearby 
  • Satellite TV/ Freeview/  Wifi
  • Spa / health club in building or nearby

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Or, for a slightly less expensive option why not try…Flats to rent in central London, Spitalfields E1

For a nightly fee of £155p/n, these corporate serviced apartments are located in London’s Spitalfields, Bishopsgate, on the edge of London's famous Square Mile. This lively area is famous for its independent shops, boutiques, restaurants and trendy bars as well it’s most stylish markets. These serviced apartments offer flats to rent, comprising of modern and spacious 1 or 2 bedroomed accommodation that has been finished to a very high standard.  They are the perfect flats to rent when working or sightseeing in London.  Each offers floor to ceiling windows, contemporary furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen.  Some feature an en-suite shower room as well a stylish main bathroom. They offer the guest exceptional value for money. With close transport links throughout the capital, these apartments provide a convenient base to London’s shopping areas and cultural sites like St Pauls Cathedral.

Features include:

  • Central heating/ Desk / workspace
  • Daily cleaning service/Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Safe/ Lifts
  • TV / Freeview/ DVD player/ Telephone/ Wifi
  • Ensuite bathroom in some apartments/ Hairdryer available
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some apartments/ Iron / Ironing board

More about our Central London Spitalfields serviced apartments London ›

Our final featured apartments this month; the Corporate serviced apartment rentals London, Stratford E15 provide exceptional value at only £93 p/n.  With easy access to Central London, Canary Wharf, The O2, other exhibition venues and Westfield shopping centre, these apartments were designed by a top architect to meet the increasing demand for top-quality long-stay accommodation in London without the City price tag.  This development consists of 111 high-specification apartments, providing space and comfort to suit every guest's needs.  Each apartment offers premium quality fittings and soft furnishings throughout and is equipped with the most up-to-date technology including broadband, wide-screen televisions and high-specification kitchens and bathrooms.

Services include:

  • Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
  • Concierge / security / reception/Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Daily cleaning service/ Anti- allergy bedding
  • Dining table & chairs/ Desk / workspace/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • DVD player/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Iron / Ironing board/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Grocery store onsite / nearby/ Welcome pack available

More about our corporate serviced apartments Stratford London ›

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By Rob at 8 Jan 2018

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