When you start to look at serviced apartments in an area, you'll usually find that you have numerous choices - especially if you're staying in a tourist area or a large city. This choice is great because it means that whatever you are looking for there will be something to suit what you're looking for - but it can mean that you'll need to do a little research into finding the perfect one to suit your needs.
So when you're looking for a serviced apartment, what should you be looking for? Here at Monarch House, we are used to dealing with many different requirements.
If you're staying in a large city then you might want to think about where your apartment is going to be located. The best thing you can do is to look at what you're going to be doing during your holiday, and find an apartment nearby the attractions or activities you want to see. You can sometimes find much cheaper apartments, but these can be further out of the way and you'll often spend more on getting around, which can be costly. The good news is that there is lots of information on Google, so looking up location and how easy it is to get around from the apartment should not be too much of a hassle.
Think about how long you're going to be staying at the apartment and how much space you'll need. You can get differently sized apartments so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle to find one to fit - but the last thing you want is to end up in an apartment that is too small for your needs. Make sure you have enough beds and sleeping space for people before you book - you don't want to be cramped and living out of each other's pockets while you are there.
Different serviced apartment companies will have their own features and benefits, so you'll need to research what is available to suit your needs. Most websites will have their details on their website, so finding out what they can offer you should not be too difficult. If there is something that you really need during your stay (for example WiFi), then make sure that the apartment you are booking has that facility, so you don't miss out while you are there.
Staying in a serviced apartment can often be much more cost-effective than you imagine, which means that people don't shop around because they feel that have already got a good deal. However there are different serviced apartment companies out there so you should definitely make sure you shop around and ensure you are getting the best value for money. Of course, don't just take price in consideration - you'll need to take the whole package into account (facilities, location, etc.) and weigh it up to make sure that you're getting the best package for the best price possible.
Look at the company's website to see if they have photos of the apartments available - so you know what to expect and what you are getting, before parting with your hard earned cash.
If you are in London and require a serviced apartment Kensington, Monarch House is a great place to start!