Staying in a foreign country
can sometimes be a bit jarring especially if you haven’t visited it before.
With the recent boom in booking services many are choosing to stay in boutique serviced apartments instead
of traditional hotels. If you are new to serviced accommodation, here are 5 top
tips to get the most out of your stay.
- Spend some time outside of your boutique serviced apartment
Unless you are on an
all-inclusive break one of our recommendations is to make sure you actually get
out of the serviced apartment. Take some time out to visit the city you are
visiting and soak
up some of the culture. It will make you appreciate your
boutique serviced apartment that much more when you are back from a busy day.
- Find an apartment near attractions you
want to visit
Leading on from our first
point, our second recommendation is to book an apartment near the attractions
you want to visit. Looking at what you want to visit online will help you work
out where the best location for your accommodation is in relation to the places
you want to visit.
- Do your research on the boutique serviced
Needless to say you will only
be able to find a well located serviced apartment if you do your research.
Google is your friend and the wealth of descriptions and images available will
help you find the perfect apartment for you. Have a look at the type of services
offered; do they take care of cleaning and food? This kind of information is
crucial if you are trying to work out what to pack.
From the information on the
services offered by the accommodation you can work out what you are going to
pack. Take into account the temperature, weather, terrain and apartment
location to ensure you are not caught short when you arrive.
- Take some time to relax in the evenings
and during the day
In contrast to our first
point, we also recommend you take some time to relax and enjoy your boutique
serviced apartment. This will help you recharge and prepare for the next day of
As stated, research is
essential when it comes to booking the right serviced apartment. Have a look at
the reviews, these will tell you whether or not the apartment you are looking
at is from a good provider or a poor one.