When one needs a place to stay during vacations or business trips, the hotel is the default dwelling of choice. Unless you have a friend or a relative who can provide a roof over your head during your time away from home, you will have to spend a considerable chunk of cash for hotel accommodations.
While there’s nothing wrong with hotels, there are people who are actually staying in them, especially frequent business travelers who practically live out of a suitcase. Those who have the case of “hotel fatigue” can opt for staying in serviced apartments instead. Just like a hotel room, a self-catered apartment is a temporary base, but it has other benefits that you can’t find in your usual room at the Holiday Inn.
Here’s why staying in a self-catered apartment is a sensible idea:
1 ) Space
For the same or even lower price range, an apartment can give you more space than a hotel room. This is perfect for those travelling with family or a group of friends. No need cram bodies in a room or request for lots of extra mattresses for everyone to sleep on. An apartment will give you the comfortable personal space while staying together in the same dwelling.
2 ) Best for long-stays
Booking a hotel room is okay if you plan to stay for three days or less, but any longer than that can put a serious dent on your budget. Generally, apartments are cheaper if you intend to stay for a week or more.
3 ) Perfect for those who prefer to cook
Apartments have fully equipped kitchens complete with utensils that will surely benefit guests who prefer to cook their own meals and entertain people. Some apartment buildings offer the services of a private chef for those who can’t or just simply don’t want to cook.
4 ) Comforts of home
Compared to hotel rooms, serviced apartments are the closest you can get to a home away from home. There are separate living and sleeping spaces plus all the appliance and furniture you normally use at home.
5 ) Service and security
Buildings of serviced apartments have excellent 24-hour security just like hotels although in this case, there are fewer comings and goings to monitor, which should work to your advantage. The housekeeping service is probably the biggest perk of staying in a self-catered apartment. You get hotel-style services in a home-style living environment.
If you’re staying in the Sandton area in Johannesburg, South Africa and looking for an excellent self-catered apartment, book rooms at Sandton Executive Suites – Hydro Park. Spacious and elegant dwellings are yours to enjoy in the financial and leisure hub of Sandton.
Catering to middle to upper end guests, each penthouse is beautifully appointed with elegant furnishings and modern amenities such as flatscreen TV with satellite/cable channels, fully equipped kitchenette, separate dining area, washing machine with tumble dryer, and shower and bath with towels and hairdryer.
Leisure and convenience is the top priority for the self-catered apartments and guests will enjoy access to facilities and services such as BBQ equipment, heated swimming pool, floating garden, designated smoking areas, daily housekeeping, laundry, and 24-hour security.
Sandton Executive Suites – Hydro Park is located in the heart of Sandton, known as “Africa’s richest square mile”. The building is within walking distance or short drive away from Morningside Medical Clinic, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Shopping Mall, and Gautrain station.