When you are planning your trip, you want your home away from home to be perfect. You’ve looked everywhere, and you finally found your apartment dream come true! But could it be too good to be true?
The pictures look great, and the agent gives you a glowing report. But sometimes, that pretty picture painted in your mind and reality are complete opposites. While the apartment may look perfect, does it offer you the amenities you need? Is it in the right location? Is there enough room? The questions start adding up.
Whether you will be staying long-term or short-term, some things should lead you to a firm “no,” no matter how perfect the apartment may seem. Today, we will take a look at the eight things you should avoid when choosing a serviced apartment.
1. Apartments Over Your Budget
Budget is one of the most important factors when choosing a serviced apartment. And when you make a budget, stick to it! It doesn’t matter how beautiful the apartment is or how great the view is if you can’t afford it. Plan ahead and work out your budget to incorporate what you need in an accommodation and do some research ahead of time to make sure you are being realistic.
2. Apartments That Do Not Offer the Conveniences You Want
One of the reasons why people choose serviced apartments over hotels is that they are more convenient and provide great in-unit amenities. So make sure that the apartment you choose is going to be able to accommodate you.
Before starting your search, sit down and list the things you need your apartment to have. Some questions to consider may include:
- Is it wheelchair accessible?
- Are pets allowed?
- Will I have access to a fitness centre?
- Is there ample parking?
3. Apartments That Aren’t in the Location You Need
Before choosing your serviced apartment, make sure that the location works for you. For example, if an apartment is a 2-hour commute from your worksite, or if you want a beach vacation and it’s 45 minutes from the shoreline, it’s not going to matter how amazing the apartment is, you’d be happier elsewhere.
4. The Apartment Isn’t Big Enough
You will want to make sure that the apartment you choose is big enough for your trip’s goals. If you are taking a family vacation, you will probably want a larger living area with a kitchen, but it may be more important to have a larger area to work or a meeting area if you are on a business trip.
5. An Apartment That Doesn’t Have the Proper Facilities and Amenities
If there are particular amenities that you are looking for during your stay, make sure the apartment lives up to your expectations. For example, today’s apartments typically have swimming pools and hot tubs, but some older properties may not.
And every property may not have an attached kitchen. If you are the type of traveller who prefers home-cooked meals over take-out, you will want to make sure that the apartment you choose has a fully equipped kitchen.
6. Apartments With Negative Reviews
Be sure to check reviews of past customers before booking a serviced apartment. The reviews can give you insight into the actual condition of the apartment and the past customer’s experience. A good thing to do is to scroll to the negative comments. If the negative comments aren’t terrible, that is a good thing.
7. Apartments Lacking in Security
Security is one of the most important things to look at when choosing a serviced apartment. Look into things like CCTV cameras, 24-hour call reception, and in-room safes. Security is especially important if you are moving to a foreign country. You don’t know what the area you choose is like, so you need to make sure that you stay safe.
8. Apartments With Poor Service Providers
A major part of staying in a serviced apartment is the service, and not all serviced apartment providers are created equal. You should always make sure that the provider has clearly listed their services (i.e., basic housekeeping, laundry, cleaning, etc.). If they ask for payment before disclosing the type of room you are getting and the included services, walk the other way!
Bondi 38 Apartments Will Make Your Stay Feel Like Home!
Finding the perfect serviced apartment can be stressful. So alleviate that stress and head over to Bondi 38 Serviced Apartments.
Bondi 38 is the ideal place to stay during a short trip or an extended holiday. We are one of the few serviced apartments overlooking beautiful Bondi Beach. You will feel entirely at home in our fully self-contained apartments that feature keyless entry, complimentary Foxtel and Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, and modern appliances. Choose from multiple layouts ranging from studio suites to two-bedroom apartments.
Are you ready for your front-row seat to beautiful Bondi Beach and all that it has to offer? Book your unforgettable experience now!