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May 03, 2021
London has some of the most diverse room options for visitors to the city. The UK’s cultural capital attracts some of the highest global tourist rates every year: with hospitality provision ranging from a single bed in a shared hostel room, to the most luxurious 1 bedroom apartment for rent London has to offer. But how do you find the right location for your stay? You may have seen serviced apartments and apart hotels increasing in popularity recently, and there is a good reason for this. Since the global pandemic, the need for personal space when travelling is greater than ever, so these options are preferable to any hostel or B&B for the safety of guests.
What is a serviced apartment and an apart hotel?
A serviced apartment is a professionally-run apartment suite that is available for guests to rent for any period of time: whether on a week-long workation or a year of working abroad. This differs from a traditional rental property or house letting due to the fact it is “serviced”, meaning professional guest services are available to tenants throughout their stay: similar to that of a hotel. In essence, they sit midway between hotels and an apartment letting from an estate agent.
An apart-hotel is, in essence, the same thing. You’ll find apart-hotels use a booking platform that looks similar to a hotel reservation system, and allow you to check-in and check-out whenever is most convenient to you, instead of having to commit to a fixed-term contract.
In this blog, we’ll explain why you’re suddenly hearing about serviced apartments everywhere, what the benefits of staying in one are, and how to find the perfect 2 or 1 bedroom apartment for rent in London.
Why are serviced apartments becoming so popular?
Serviced apartments or “apart-hotels” are a relatively new phenomenon in the travel community. Since the pandemic, more and more hospitality providers are realising the value in offering more freedom to their guests: both in terms of social distancing, and the burgeoning trend for completely independent travel.
Serviced apartments allow guests to gain the benefits of independence, while benefiting from the myriad facilities of one of London’s premium five-star hotels. Kick back in your 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, with the independence to come and go as you please; space to settle into your surroundings; and all the room amenities you’d find at home. Simultaneously, benefit from the hotel’s 24-hour room service, on-site leisure facilities, concierge and guest services staff, and room service to clean your living space as often as you need.
Is a serviced apartment or a 1 bedroom apartment London better than a hotel room?
Serviced apartments afford far more independence for travellers because they are almost always self-contained, meaning they will provide the guest with their own cooking facilities, whether that is a kitchenette or fully-equipped kitchen, and cleaning utilities such as a dishwasher and laundry machine.
As you’d expect in any hotel, the room will also be equipped with the modern amenities the contemporary traveller can hope to expect: coffee and tea facilities, bed linens and towels, complimentary toiletries, WiFi and a smart-screen TV, inclusive utilities and daily housekeeping.
Finally, the serviced apartment offers guest relations services that could typically be expected at a five-star hotel: 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and laundering services, on-site bar and restaurant, leisure facilities including a barbers and spa, and a welcoming team of apart-hotel operatives at the front desk to field queries and issues at any time of day or night.
Where can I find an affordable luxury 2 bedroom apartment in London?
As you can imagine, the typical serviced apartment is more expensive than a regular hotel suite due to the extra facilities and floorspace. However, these are essentials for a longer stay or those wishing to minimise contact with others, and so it’s important to find the right sort of room within your price range.
Tower Suites is the newest apart-hotel in Tower Hill with sweeping views looking out over the Tower of London, River Thames and The Shard. Conveniently located in central London just mere seconds away from Tower Hill train station, this apart-hotel offers serviced apartments and suites to meet any travel budget.
Serviced apartments and apart hotels are the hottest new trend for independent travellers who wish to visit a city on their own terms, while still enjoying the luxuries and relaxation of a fully-appointed hotel suite. London’s apart hotel offering is growing every day, and Tower Suites is a great independent option for guests looking for a central London location with nearby options for transport and entertainment.
Visit our website or get in touch with us today to make your reservation, and see what special offers we’re currently offering to make your stay one to remember.
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