Why furnished apartments?: If you are a corporate traveler, you’ll know the cringing feeling you often get checking into a hotel, especially for extended stays. Rooms are usually tiny, and no matter how beautiful the rest of the hotel is, all you have in your room. That is where you often need to be to finish work at the end of the day, all you have is a bed and bathroom.
Enter the furnished apartment
If you have never tried a furnished apartment, its way past time to experience the difference. Furnished apartments have the distinct advantage of feeling like home.
Space and Freedom
An apartment not only provides the space, which almost makes you feel like you’re at home, they also offer the freedom to cook for yourself if you wish. Apartments usually offer washing and drying facilities.
Even studio apartment feels much more spacious than a hotel. For families or groups staying together, two and three bedroom apartments usually come with a full sized kitchen and lounge (compared to the tiny kitchenette often found in hotel apartments).
The freedom to cook saves money and time in simple ways and provides freedom of choice. It’s nice to be able to make yourself some toast and coffee for breakfast instead of having to go to the same restaurant or same room service menu at the hotel…again.
Renting a furnished apartment does not need to mean you forego the facilities of a hotel. Many corporate apartments are within communities that include resort style pools, fitness centers, and restaurants. Quite often picnic and barbeque areas are also available.
Extended Stay Apartments
For longer stays, most furnished apartments provide a very reasonable monthly rate. Long-term apartment rental can help integrate new employees or provide temporary accommodation for contracts.
An extended stay apartment rental is an often seldom thought of, but a highly beneficial option for those in jobs that require shifting locations regularly. It can be both stress-free, very cost-effective, time-saving, and incredibly comfortable. It is often far cheaper than moving furniture across country or continent, and definitely much easier.
Costs of Furnished Apartments Compared to Hotels
The last surprising fact about furnished apartments is they are often actually cheaper than a hotel. You might have been thinking with all these benefits of extra space, surely there’s a huge price tag, but that’s not the case. Because you don’t have a 24-hour concierge desk and other such items a hotel needs to operate, a rented apartment can, in fact, be cheaper than a hotel. This is especially true for a long-term rental where owners or agents may have more incentive to provide discounts.
If you haven’t tried furnished apartments, for short, medium, or extended stays, look out for some of our options to experience the difference on your next location change.