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What is an apart-hotel? Reasons to choose a serviced apartment

Whether you travel often or infrequently, it makes sense to know as much as possible about all the different options for accommodation out there. While many experienced travellers find themselves returning to apart-hotels such as The Lawrance again and again, other tourists and business travellers are less familiar with what an apart-hotel, also known as a serviced apartment, actually is.

As you might guess from the name, an apart-hotel combines the best parts of a hotel with a luxury apartment. Your apart-hotel will be outfitted with a generous kitchen and living space to make it really feel like a home away from home. So if you’ve ever stayed in a regular hotel and yearned for more than a travel kettle and instant coffee sachets, this could be the option for you!

So why should you consider an apart-hotel for your next trip? There are all kinds of common use cases that have helped serviced apartments to skyrocket in popularity over recent years:

  • Business travellers are looking for somewhere to hold meetings and conferences, as well as work and relax throughout their visit to the area
  • Travellers for business or leisure find constantly eating out to be too expensive or too monotonous, especially when travelling alone, and so they would rather have a fully equipped kitchen to cook in
  • Families with children are looking for all the comforts of home, in a place where everyone can have a separate room as well as shared space
  • Colleagues or friends travelling together require their own bedrooms as well as shared lounge and kitchen areas.

Every apart-hotel is different, but they usually boast great options for kitchen use with a stove, oven, full sets of crockery and cookware, and dishwasher. They also possess an abundant range of entertainment options, usually with multiple flat-screen televisions, DVD players, iPod docks and more. Business travellers will also find dedicated working and conference space in their suite which are perfect for meeting local contacts or just getting on with a productive day’s work.

Featuring multiple bedrooms where needed, these accommodation options offer something much more spacious and homely than the usual ‘bed and bath only’ option that many guests find limiting, but which is nonetheless the standard deal even at high-end hotels.

You would come to appreciate the advantages of this ‘home away from home’ even more on longer stays. If you were planning to stay in an area for a week, a fortnight, a month or more, you would likely feel hemmed in with only a bedroom and a bathroom to call your own. An apart-hotel will afford you much more space to spread out along with the essentials for longer stays such as laundry facilities. That’s not to mention that serviced apartments are more cost-effective than a luxury hotel over the longer term as generous discounted rates are offered on multi-day stays.

If serviced apartments sound like they could be just what you need for your next trip to Harrogate or York, do take the opportunity to book online or ask us about our rates and facilities. We hope to become your first choice for luxury stays in Yorkshire.


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