People looking to book accommodation often find themselves choosing between serviced apartments and bed and breakfasts. There are a few benefits that come with lodging at a B&B, but here are just four reasons why you’ll probably thank yourself for booking a serviced apartment instead.
A bed and breakfast will often tout its ‘homey’ environment as an attraction. Problem is, a B&B will often feel a little too homey. You’re basically living in someone else’s home; even though you’re paying, it’s still hard to avoid feeling like a guest, and you’ll have little in the way of privacy. That’s just one reason why people staying somewhere more than a night or two generally prefer serviced apartments.
A bed and breakfast is going to have little in the way of amenities. They are designed for very short stays, so even a kettle in your room and the use of a washing machine isn’t guaranteed. Of course, a serviced apartment isn’t going to contain its own gym and Olympic-sized swimming pool, but you should at least have the amenities you’d expect at home.
You’ll usually find the local bed and breakfast a little out of the way. After all, they are normally run in more residential areas and cannot expect to generate the profit necessary for a central location since a few of the rooms will be occupied by the owners. Serviced apartments will almost always be located in the centre of town, so getting around will be both quicker and easier.
- Cooking Facilities
As you might have guessed, a bed & breakfast will usually provide you with your morning meal. That can be nice, but you’ll then usually have to either find a restaurant for lunch and dinner or pay extra to have your hosts cook something for you. In any case, you’ll generally be eating whatever is put in front of you. Expect two or three options at most. When you book a serviced apartment, you’ll have a fully fitted kitchen all to yourself. That means cooking what you want when you want.