There are many reasons you might make use of a serviced apartment as a family. Perhaps you have renovation work going on at home and you need somewhere to stay in the meantime. Or maybe you are traveling for a holiday, or have family and friends visiting and you’re looking for somewhere you can all be together. Whatever the reason, serviced apartments make far more sense for family units than hotels or BnBs. Here’s why:
Space for everyone
Unlike hotels where you’re all sharing one or two rooms, a serviced apartment is just like a home away from home. Everyone gets their own room, there are living areas and your own kitchen. None of this being confined to one tiny space for the whole time. This is especially helpful if you are looking for somewhere for longer than a night or two – like during a renovation project. It’s so important to keep your routine as normal as possible, especially if your kids are still in school. Having somewhere with enough space for them to do their homework, relax and play will really help with the unsettled feeling of being away from home for a few weeks or months while you wait for your building project to complete. Additionally, having access to your own kitchen means you can keep up with familiar meals, and cater to everyone’s tastes for far less than it would cost you to order take out every night. Plus, you can bring your pets along too so even your furry family members will have somewhere to stay.
Better down time
As mentioned above, the living areas and separate bedrooms of a serviced apartment allow your kids to have their own space, but they will also give you the opportunity to have normal evenings to wind down. One of the big inconveniences of a hotel stay is with everyone being in the same room you’re either all in bed at the same time, or the grownups sit up in the dark for a few hours. No one wants that! With a serviced apartment you’re free to move around, watch a movie, cook a meal, work or enjoy each other’s company after your kids have gone to bed, without fear of waking everyone up.
Quality family time
With travel opening up again we know that there are many people who will be having friends and family visit for the first time in a very long time. It makes so much sense to maximise time spent together and there is no better way to do that than by all staying together in one place. That way you’re able to share meals and celebrations. You’ll have a base to move around from making it easier to plan outings. Plus, you’re not all crammed into a smaller home, tripping over everyone’s stuff at every turn.
There is a subtle, but important, difference between serviced apartments and self-catering accommodation. At Craven House we boast award-winning housekeeping, meaning that your apartments will be cleaned for you regularly and you don’t have to keep up with the housework. We’re happy to keep this contact-free, so that our housekeepers will come in while you’re out and about, keeping everything covid secure.
It’s safe to say that serviced apartments take the best of a hotel stay – beautiful interiors, housekeeping and the ability to spend time together, and combine it with the additional benefits of more space, separate living areas and your own kitchen, to create the perfect accommodation option for families. We’re so happy to help with anything from stocking the fridge before your arrival to suggesting outings and places to eat. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if there is anything at all we can do.
I look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to Craven House luxury serviced apartments. I’m certain you are in for a wonderful stay.
All the best,