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October 17, 2021



Whether you’re planning to visit a new place for tourism or work, you’re probably wondering which option is better, a serviced apartment or a hotel. We’d like to hear the opinion of Kasia, who travels a lot for our articles and often meets interesting people in different cities to conduct interviews. Here is her opinion.

“If you are considering the choice – a serviced apartment or a hotel, abandon the idea of booking a hotel room and choose instead an apartment, but with service. Serviced apartments give a lot of luxury, comfort and freedom, and a visit to such a place stimulates the senses.” Kasia says. Tourist apartments have become the best form of accommodation for many people, especially for those who travel in large groups. You can find the best apartments anywhere in the world and book them for a comfortable stay for as long as you want.

What makes serviced apartments growing in popularity as an alternative to hotels? Here are the differences between the two options and the answer to why booking an apartment is a good decision:




When you book an apartment for you and your group, there is always a lot of flexibility about how you use the space. A major difference between a hotel room and a tourist apartment, is the flexibility in terms of space. Living in a hotel room gives you limited space, no room for major changes here. But when you book a serviced apartment, the possibilities of using the space are many. Such a suite is like an apartment, with bedrooms, living room, kitchen, many times there is also a games room and a separate dressing room.


Another reason why tourist apartment are an advantageous choice is that they provide more privacy. Unlike a hotel, there aren’t a lot of other guests, tour groups or trainees loitering in the lobby and on different floors. There are no maids knocking on your room when you’ve just used the bathroom or decided to sleep a little longer than usual. Nor are there endless corridors in which you can get lost and which eliminate the feeling of cosiness and intimacy.


When deciding between an apartment or a hotel, it is worth considering that tourist apartment offer a choice of different options. Most often, each apartment is different in terms of decor and amenities. There is plenty to choose from. If you often travel to the same place, for example, you may choose a different style of finish each time you stay. This gives the impression that you are staying in a different place, while at the same time staying in your favourite location for the night. All you have to do is check whether the apartment in meets your needs in terms of comfort.


Living in a hotel for a long time can cost a fortune. So, if you want to save money and experience a comfortable stay, book a tourist apartment instead of a hotel room. The rent in a serviced apartment, if rented for a long time will certainly be much lower than the price of a hotel. The cheapest option is always a long term rental, in this case it’s for a longer trip rather than a short holiday.

Also, you can enjoy most of the amenities while living in an apartment, paying a pocket-friendly price. In most of the tourist flats, you can avail extra amenities like separate kitchen, laundry, housekeeping, TV with multiple channels, high-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, etc.

Pet friendliness

You don’t have to worry about where to leave your pet when you leave home. Many apartments are pet friendly. You can bring your pet with you and be happy with them for as long as you want. However, be prepared to pay a small extra cleaning fee that may be required at the end of your stay.


Nowadays, there are no logistical problems when it comes to booking an apartment. Today, it has become as easy as a piece of cake. You can book a serviced apartment online on the service provider’s website or travel portals and get to know the terms and amenities that the apartment offers. You can also take an online tour of the apartment or talk to the owner about the location, amenities, rent and other things. The convenience of booking is useful during the peak holiday season.

Serviced apartments are full of home comforts. Staying in them during the holidays is like living in a home away from home. If you like the idea of using this form of accommodation, it’s worth finding information and booking the most suitable apartment for you and your family or friends right away.

For long-term rentals, take advantage of the offer from our partner, luxury real estate agency Vilea Property Boutique.

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