Chain hotels are almost always cheaper than serviced apartments, but the old saying is true; you get what you pay for. If you’re looking at accommodation for your next break, you should really cross any chain hotels off the list and look for a serviced apartment instead.

Here are just four reasons why.

  1. Personal Service

You’ll seldom find service lacking when you visit a chain hotel, but you’re unlikely to be blown away. In fact, you’re unlikely to even end up speaking to the same person from day to day. A serviced apartment doesn’t usually involve much interaction with staff members, but you’ll find your concierge ready and waiting to be of assistance whenever you need it.

  1. Attractive Rooms

There might be some people in the world who can see the beauty in the room of a chain hotel, but those people are very few and far between. Chain hotels don’t invest a lot of money in how their rooms look and feel – it’s really all about practicality. Every room will look more or less the same, and you’ll probably notice the odd bit of damage. In stark contrast, serviced apartments are unique, and you’ll find yours decorated to a high standard.

  1. Added Space

Hotel rooms aren’t very spacious. When you get right down to it, their bottom-line is about accommodating as many people as possible each night, not making you as comfortable as possible. As such, most chain hotel rooms will provide a double bed and very little else. If you’re going to be spending any amount of your waking time in your room, you’ll appreciate the added space that comes with a serviced apartment.

  1. Perfect Location

Again, chain hotels are very focused on money, so they tend to build larger establishments that are outside the city centre. That might be a great way to reduce costs, but it isn’t very advantageous for guests. Being outside of the centre is inconvenient, and the cost of public transportation adds up. Serviced apartments are usually right in the city centre, so they make the smarter choice for most travellers.