If you are looking for a place that resembles home, some great alternatives to the traditional hotel stay in Singapore are apart-hotels and serviced apartments. With handy amenities and facilities found in the vicinity, it offers similar hotel-style services like housekeeping that can cater to your needs.
While freedom and flexibility are some common benefits between the two, serviced apart-hotels and serviced apartments do have distinctions in various aspects. Here are the differences between an apart-hotel and a serviced apartment:
1. Room size and space
When it comes to accommodation, both apart-hotels and serviced apartments can cater to more guests as compared to hotels. They offer spacious areas for recreational purposes and are equipped with fully furnished rooms.
However, the major difference between them is that an apart-hotel has only one separate lounge area while a serviced apartment has various living and bedroom areas for guests to comfortably settle in privately while having the option of a common space to spend time together. With the options of 1 or 2-bedroom serviced apartments available, they accommodate large groups to bond and create memories together.
In the aparthotel or serviced apartment unit
In terms of unit facilities, serviced apartments are more well-equipped with a fully furnished kitchen. Washers, dryers, pots, pans, microwaves and rice cookers are all provided, allowing guests to conveniently clean and cook.
As for apart-hotels, they only consist of the basic necessities to facilitate the unit. Guests can only whip out a quick meal as kitchen equipment is limited. In addition, laundry facilities are usually found in the communal areas which come at an additional cost for usage.
In the vicinity of the unit
While there are plenty of facilities (restaurants, bars, pools and gyms) available for both options, a big difference lies in where these amenities are located. Individuals who are staying in an apart-hotel can often find these facilities right under their rooms, for greater convenience.
In comparison, guests are required to walk around the vicinity to access such facilities with regards to serviced apartments. However, considering that serviced apartments in Singapore are typically located in town areas, a wide selection of amenities is made available. This creates the perfect opportunity to source for amenities that are tailored specifically to the guests’ personal needs. Thus, this is a great advantage to those who are planning to rent long-term service apartments.
The cost of your accommodation is dependent on the number of guests you will be accommodating and the duration of your stay. Serviced apartments are the preferred, more cost-effective choice for long-term stays, catering to larger groups.
There are two key perks of staying in long-term service apartments:
- Flexibility in accommodation allows for an extension of stay
- Chances of discounts are higher in serviced apartments if guests were to stay for a longer period of time.
On the other hand, apart-hotels do not usually accommodate long-stay guests and will be subjected to availability upon extension of stay.
Overall, serviced apartments have proven to be a viable option that caters to larger groups of guests for long-term stays. With amenities and facilities found in the unit and area, guests may enjoy a smoother transition in adapting to life in Singapore.
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