Serviced apartments are no new thing. They’ve been a popular accommodation option for more than a decade, providing numerous perks for business travellers and those staying for leisure.
As a leading provider of award-winning serviced apartments in Cambridge, we’ve been spreading the word and sharing the perks of staying in serviced accommodation since we began. Our apartments offer luxury living in a prime location – with the best rates and satisfaction guaranteed with every stay.
There are many advantages to choosing a serviced apartment, particularly when compared with hotels and hostels, yet many travellers are still missing out. Here, we reveal exactly what to expect from a serviced apartment stay with the following essential guide.
Introducing the serviced apartment
A serviced apartment is different from your average hotel room. It’s fully furnished accommodation complete with home-like facilities and a number of services that you’d find in the best hotels. Serviced apartments are essentially homes away from home.
In a serviced apartment, you have access to the complete package. Most include a bedroom (or multiple bedrooms depending on its size), fully equipped kitchen, living area, bathroom or ensuite facilities, and parking. WiFi and internet access, TV, washing machine and dryer, and linen and towels also come as standard. Some rooms also incorporate a desk or dedicated study space making them the best accommodation for business trips.
Serviced apartments shouldn’t be written off as self-catering studios. Housekeeping and room service are available. Access to additional facilities, such as on-site gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and meeting rooms, are also available at selected locations.
The benefits of going serviced
Serviced apartments come in all shapes, sizes and specifications, but having the freedom, flexibility, and space to enjoy your trip your way is the main plus-point for both business and leisure travellers. All these home and hotel-like facilities needn’t cost a mountain of cash either. Renting a serviced apartment is extremely affordable, whether you are staying for the short or long term.
As well as being more cost-effective, serviced apartments offer far more space than a regular hotel room. On average, a serviced apartment is twice the size of the average hotel room, guaranteeing greater guest comfort and privacy. Most serviced accommodation, including our centrally located Cambridge based apartments, provide greater convenience than hotels. With a serviced apartment, for instance, you have the freedom and flexibility to choose whether you want to cook for yourself or dine out at the many local restaurants on your doorstep.
Contrary to popular belief, serviced apartments are also extremely secure as luxury reference guide Condé Nast Johansens explains:
“By their very nature, serviced apartments are private, self-contained accommodations, separated from the hustle of bustle. In addition, you’ll find that they’re complete with 24-hour CCTV, secure entry and round-the-clock staff and service.”
Citystay – Cambridge’s premier serviced apartments
Finding the best serviced apartments in Cambridge is easy. We provide a portfolio of stunning serviced properties that provide the perfect long or short term base for all types of travellers. Choose a serviced apartment for your next city stay or business trip by contacting us directly or browsing our apartments online.