Should you book a short-stay serviced apartment for your work placement?

If you are looking for a place to stay on your next work placement there are a few different options available to you and all will provide you with different costs and benefits. Many will prefer to stay in a hotel for the convenience and familiarity, but this is often not a cost-effective option, especially if you are going for a longer period of time.

An alternative option is a serviced apartment. These offer some terrific value for money and can be a good way to get all of the home comforts that you are familiar with wherever your work assignment may have taken you!

In our latest blog, we take a look at serviced apartments and how they can help you improve the quality of life when on a work assignment in a different location.

Short-stay serviced apartments help you save money

The cost effectiveness of serviced apartments is great, particularly if they are ‘short stay’. This means that you can happily spend a few months in one without having to worry about the extortionate room prices that you may have to foot in a hotel. Okay so the company is probably paying for your accommodation but your boss may appreciate your frugality!

You have access to more living space

Another great benefit you get when staying in a short-stay serviced apartment is access to an increased living space. This can come in very handy and help you unwind after a long day at your work assignment. It also means there is more room for guests if you decide to have a party or small gathering.

You can spend time ‘living’ as opposed to staying

People often stay in hotels and often for a short period of time. When they ‘stay’ in the hotel, they do not really have a chance to bed themselves in and get truly comfortable. Sure all of the main areas are taken care of, the cooking, the cleaning etc. But these are costly and sometimes you will want to have the option of a serviced apartment that gives you access to a kitchen. This is why serviced apartments help you truly live whilst you are on a work assignment that has required you to relocate.

Make sure you rent a good quality short stay serviced apartment

The benefits listed above are great but you will only be able to reap them if you book a good quality serviced apartment. This means doing your research online and making sure that the listing for the one you stay in has plenty of good reviews and photos. All this will increase your chances of finding a short stay serviced apartment worth staying in and smashing your work placement!

Zoe Kickhefer