Serviced Apartments vs. Hotels

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Serviced Apartments vs. Hotels

Serviced Apartments vs. Hotels (the Htel Serviced Apartments point of view)

Did you know Serviced Apartments are the best alternative when it comes to feeling at home when not at home…!? ‘’Yes’’, it sounds like your average opening sentence for holiday rental homes somewhere in sunny Spain and ‘’no’’ it is not in anyway that.

Please allow me to give you a quick insight in the world of Serviced Apartments (Htel Serviced Apartments point of view). Are we guru’s…? No! Do we know our business… YES! After reading this you will never again have to think what those ‘’funny’’ words Serviced Apartments mean and what the difference with a hotel is.

For Htel Serviced Apartments it started out in 2003 when our first client got in touch with our owner. The client had a major issue, because the cost for putting his Indian IT guys in hotels for a few months at a time, was spiraling out of control. More so, the client noticed that his employees were getting less productive as staying in small hotel rooms with Western meals for weeks at a time was working on there nerves. The client needed a more flexible solutions. That is where Htel Serviced Apartments started, having four fully furnished apartments and a small front desk. For the client Htel Serviced Apartments gave his employees a sense of freedom, having more space and the ability to cook. As Htel Serviced Apartments started to appeal to more and more people, four apartments quickly became 20 apartments. Adding in-house maintenance, bicycle rental services and other hotel facilities to the concept. Over the course of 11-years Htel Serviced Apartments has grown significantly. Currently boosting over 300 fully furnished apartments, spread out over two central locations (Amsterdam-Buitenveldert and Amsterdam-Amstelveen) and complimented by a 24-hour reception desk, weekly cleaning service, fitness & wellness facilities, Wi-Fi capabilities and several meal services among many.

Hotels are great for short visits, were things such as cooking your meals are not relevant. When a descent bed and on-demand service is what you need. Serviced apartments give you the opportunity to settle in, even if you are only in town for a week. By giving you the freedom of your own house/apartment and adding the service of a hotel to it.

I can hear you thinking, ‘’this sounds like you are selling me air’’. First off I am not good at selling air, I am however good at sharing thoughts. Second off what if I told you Serviced Apartments are actually cheaper then your everyday hotel (over the course of a week). This has everything to do with the flexibility of the concept. Not having services such as daily cleaning, a fully operational restaurant and room service decreases the costs of a Serviced Apartment immensely. Even more so when considering that sharing apartments is very common, because of the space. This could potentially cut the costs in half.

What Serviced Apartments offer as opposed to hotels (summary):

More space (square meters, full size kitchen, multiple rooms);

More privacy;

All-inclusive rates (relatively low compared to hotel rates because off the lack off daily cleaning, a restaurant and room service);

Both short-term and long-term lengths of stay possible, starting from five nights up to years.

The flexibility to create your own stay

If you would like to know how you can increase personnel productivity and at the same time save on your housing costs when using Serviced Apartments, be sure to contact Htel Serviced Apartments at Our dedicated team is looking forward to help you with your housing queries.

P.S. feel free to comment on this blog through our various social media canals, as we are more the curious what your experiences with Serviced Apartments are.

Kind regards,

Nayton Craig & The Htel Team