Travel and Leisure

Read This Before You Book A Serviced Apartment in Sydney

If you’re shopping around for somewhere to stay in Sydney, Serviced apartments are well worth considering as your number one option. But before you lock in your credit card details to secure a booking, make sure you read the following points to make a more informed decision about which serviced apartment you should choose.

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You won’t be surprised to see serviced apartments popping up all over Google Maps when you search for potential accommodation options in Sydney. From modest, one-bedroom affairs in the CBD to full-blown four-bedroom homes in the suburbs, you’ll find a generous scattering of available serviced apartments all over the iconic cityscape of Sydney. Due to the multitude and location of apartments available, make sure you shop around and pinpoint the one that geographically works for you and one that is best suited to your purposes and budget.

Location and centrality

 While we’re on the topic of geography, it’s important to point out that the size of your apartment will typically vary depending on its proximity to Sydney’s CBD. Serviced apartments in Sydney’s business district are typically smaller and more expensive than those you’d find located outside the CBD. This is due to competitive rates and a demand for premium space, so don’t expect anything larger than a one or two-bedroom if you’re intent on staying here, especially if you’re travelling with a family. Make sure you do some research to find a serviced apartment suitable for your travel needs and one that is big enough to accommodate you and your family (if they’re accompanying you).

Prices vary

There are typically two types of serviced apartments available for rental in Sydney. These include long-term and short-term stays. What you need to know is that prices vary according to the type of your stay. Short-term apartments are suitable for people staying for no more than a fortnight whereas long-term apartments suit those who intend on staying for up to a month or more. In terms of pricing, your rate is determined by the length of your stay. This is because, unlike hotels, rental costs aren’t charged on a nightly basis. The longer you stay, the cheaper your rent will become, and the more you’ll receive in savings. This is why, before booking a serviced apartment in Sydney, you should make sure you know the limit of your budget and the length of your stay. Do some research to find a leasing contract that matches your needs. This way you’ll be able to optimise your experience and organise your budget to suit your stay.

Off-site or on-site management

all serviced apartments are designed to be a home away from home, meaning they have all the features, functions and fittings to recreate the atmosphere of a comfortable modern apartment. But what you might not know is that not all serviced apartments in Sydney have on-site management. Those that do will typically have a reception and staff who maintain the operation of the apartment complex. Those that don’t have any staff and therefore direct assistance won’t be available should you need it. Make sure you select a serviced apartment that suits your needs. If it’s the privacy you’re after, you might like to opt for an off-site apartment, whereas if you want a more conventional ‘hotel-like’ experience, the on-site apartment is the choice for you.

Now you know what to look for… go ahead and finalise your booking. Secure your accommodation and enjoy all the experiences and luxuries modern serviced apartments have to offer!

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