Combining the comforts of hotels and self-catering accommodation, serviced apartments offer just that little bit extra for a family stay and are an ideal option for a holiday with kids. But why, you ask? Let us enlighten you with our tongue-in-cheek list of 5 reasons why serviced apartments are literally designed to provide the perfect base for a family stay.
Bedtime doesn’t mean snooze o’clock for the whole family
When booking a serviced apartment, you won’t just get one small room with a double bed, a desk and a chair all cramped into one tiny space. Instead most serviced apartments have their bedrooms separate from the living room and kitchen spaces. This makes bedtime so much easier and more like at home, as you can happily stay up, chat or watch TV in the separate living area while the little ones snore away behind closed doors. And even studio apartment options will still offer you that little bit of extra space to spread out and to stay up when the kids go to bed.
Roam freely with loads of space
We know that families generally don’t travel light and need a lot of space to spread out. Besides comfortable accommodation, serviced apartments have space for parking buggies and tired parents and plenty of corners for impromptu hide and seek sessions. Our 2-bedroom apartments at Royal Garden, for example, have 74 square metres on average which translate to 18 square metres per person! That is a lot of room for activities.
Prepare meals for even the fussiest eaters
It’s no secret that children can be a bit difficult with what they eat. One day it’s yay and the next it’s nay to broccoli – or anything that has the colour green. To cater for those with ‘specific’ tastes and preferences, serviced apartments include fully-equipped kitchens. They have a stove, an oven, a kettle, a microwave, kitchen utensils, crockery and even wine glasses for when the cooking is finally over. Basically, you’ll be able to enjoy a feast with the family without spending a fortune and whiny comments about how the risotto has too much rice in it.
Don’t stress over the mess
Once the feast has concluded, you won’t have to stress with the dishes. Just pop on the dishwasher in your serviced apartment and leave the crumbs to the Housekeeping Team. They will service your apartment daily and make sure that everything is sparkling clean by the time you return from your adventures. Muddy footprints over the carpet, toothpaste splashes on the mirrors and tomato sauce on the kitchen floor? Don’t fret, we’ll deal with it! Also, the washing machine and complimentary laundry detergent will come in handy if meal time has been a messy one once again.
Family pets welcome
Finding a dog sitter can be difficult and expensive. The perfect solution for all is to just bring your four-legged friend with you on the family holiday! Unlike most hotels, many serviced apartments allow dogs for free or a little extra charge. For our favourite balls of fur, we’ll even provide a dog towel, a little treat and a dog bowl.
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