What is a serviced apartment?

What is a serviced apartment?

An apartment that comes equipped with furniture, self-catering essentials, bed linen, towels, utilities (electricity, water, internet) all provided and regularly cleaned and checked by a professional housekeeping service or apartment management company is a serviced apartment. 

They are self-contained (i.e without shared facilities) and have a private living area, a kitchen or kitchenette, bedrooms (except studio apartments) and bathrooms.

Serviced apartments are available in different sizes with different facilities and are also known as extended stay hotels, aparthotels, corporate housing and short term lets.

Serviced apartments are fully furnished and usually have:
  • Living area: sofa, armchair, coffee table, TV, TV stand, dining table, chairs, curtains, rug, mirror
  • Kitchen: fridge/freezer, hob (2 ring or 4 ring), oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink, bin, dishwasher, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils
  • Bathroom: towels, bathtub or shower, toilet, wash basin, mirror, towel rails, toilet roll holder, bin
  • Bedroom: beds, bed linen, pillows, duvet, side table, work desk/dressing table, wardrobes, night lamp
  • Utilities: washing machine or washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, hairdryer, fans

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