Serviced Apartments Melbourne Could Save You Hundreds
Accommodation in Melbourne is often the most expensive part of any city break and can be the barrier between you and your dream trip.
The continual rise of Airbnb has unquestionably shaken up the hotel sector, they have lower prices and the number of apartments and rooms available in the big – and sometimes even the small – cities across the world, including Melbourne. But for those people who don’t want to stay the night in a stranger’s bed, nor shell out on hotel fees and meals out every night, there is a wiser option entirely.
Enter the serviced apartment – a concept usually focused on the business travellers but increasingly being used by holiday makers as a centre for city stays. The serviced sector doubled in the end of 2017, so here we weigh up the pros and cons, and compare what it’s like to stay in a serviced unit opposed to a hotel.
What Are Serviced Apartments?
Mainly, a fully furnished serviced apartment is like any other holiday apartment rental, with one or more bedrooms, but you get the extra little home comforts that are usually found in hotels, such as toiletries, fresh linen and room cleaning, and views.
You check in at a front desk or a remote check in, and there is support staff 24/7.
What’s The Difference Between A Serviced Apartment in Melbourne And A Hotel Room?
Firstly, you get a fully self-contained equipped kitchen. This means, you have the option to cook for yourself, saving money on eating out all the time. In addition, with room cleaning, you’ll still feel like you’re on holiday.
The cost varies are quite substantial, and serviced apartments can be much better value than a hotel of the same standard. Our CBD 27 Little Collins Street, with amazing city views, which sits on-top of the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne. A stay during the week in a two-bedroom apartment for $200 per night and a hotel room from the Sheraton is $315 per night. This is for four people without breakfast. Apartments Melbourne Domain apartments are also generally 30% bigger than hotel rooms, so you are receiving a lot more space for your buck.
So Which Should I Choose?
For those travelling in groups or as a family, or visitors staying in one city for extended periods of time (five days or more), our apartments can be fantastic value and shouldn’t be shunned as only for business travellers.