Marlyn Lodge - What is a Serviced Apartment?

A serviced apartment in London is often joked about as one of the hospitality industries worst kept secrets because so many people are seeing the benefits of a serviced apartment in London to save them money when compared to hotel stays and you also get more space, more privacy and more freedom too – but do you know what a serviced apartment is?


A serviced apartment is known as different things around the globe, for example some Europeans know a Serviced Apartment as a Corporate Apartment or an Apart-Hotel while Germans know a serviced apartment as a Boarding House and French people know a serviced apartment as a Residence – but here we call our serviced apartments in London exactly that, serviced apartments in London.


As much as the name may vary from country to country the idea is still the same, a serviced apartment is an alternative to a hotel room as an option for accommodation. It is ideal for long or short stays on business or leisure and can offer more space and more rooms than a hotel room, while offering better value for money too.


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You’ll often find that serviced apartments are studio style apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and eating area, a separate bathroom and a lounge area where you can just relax after a busy day. Serviced Apartments always come fully furnished and they are suitable for all budgets.


Within a serviced apartment you’ll find that you get some of the hotel benefits too, including a daily or weekly cleaning service and laundry service as well as a reception desk where you can get your keys, check in and have any queries answered. With a serviced apartment in London, instead of a hotel room, you’re getting the best of both worlds as you have the space and money savings of a serviced apartment with the added bonuses that a hotel can offer.


Serviced apartments in London are ideal for business trips, romantic getaways and tourist stays as they are normally located in much better places than hotels. You will find you are near to essential transport links but also the hustle and bustle of London throughout the day and night meaning you can really experience what London has to offer, if you choose to. 


However, if you’d rather just get your head down after a long day or in preparation for a long day, you can do that too. You’ll have no noisy neighbours waking you late at night or early in the morning, no annoying cleaners vacuuming the hallways while you’re trying to sleep and no other residents trying to use their key in your door as they forget their door number – which very often happens in hotels.



Through a serviced apartment you gain the freedom and space you need, not in a cramped hotel room, you’re in your own apartment where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. 


Why not call/email us now to find out more about our serviced apartments in London?