Top Five Must-Haves When Booking a Serviced Apartment in the UK for Your Next Holiday

Are you tired of feeling cramped and uncomfortable in a standard hotel room while on holiday? If so then maybe you’ve decided that a serviced apartment is the way to go on your next UK getaway. There is no shortage of options, and they are able to offer a whole host of benefits and features that a typical hotel just can’t compete with.



Before you go and book the first one that catches your eye, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of the top five must-haves that you should look for when booking a serviced apartment in the UK.


Location is Everything When Picking a Serviced Apartment


While it’s easy to get distracted by the amenities, features, space, and furnishings of these various serviced apartments, at the end of the day, the location should be at the top of the list. Ask yourself what kind of holiday you want. Do you want to spend a lot of time commuting from one spot to the next, or do you want to be able to travel around to the top sights and attractions by foot? This will help to determine what location makes sense for your particular travel style.


The great thing about these serviced apartments is that you can find ones in city centers as well as in the suburbs, which means you can really pick and choose what works for you.


How Many Bedrooms Does it Have?


Another feature to be aware of is how many bedrooms it has. The whole point of a serviced apartment is the fact you have more space, so why not take advantage of that feature and ensure that everyone has more than enough room.


Take, for example, the units through Dream Apartments at Their Newcastle units are available in one, two, and three bedroom configurations. It’s all about customizing the accommodation to fit your needs.


Does It Have a Full-Service Kitchen?


Even though it’s normal to assume that a serviced apartment comes complete with a full-service kitchen, it’s never wise to make assumptions without checking. Make sure you get details on what exactly the kitchen consists of. If you want to be able to make full meals, then you’ll need a stove and likely a fridge, not just a microwave.


What About Laundry Services?


Now, this feature may only be a priority if you are booking a long stay, but if so it’s good to know where the closest laundry facilities are. Are there on-site facilities or will you need to leave the apartment complex?


How About Parking?


If you have a vehicle with you, then you will also need to consider the parking situation. Can you park your vehicle on-site and if so, is it included in the rental fee?


This list of features and items to look for will help ensure that you find a unit that not only meets your needs in terms of space, but also in terms of amenities, location, and expectations.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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