Winter accommodation can be a tricky one, the different booking sites all offer places to stay at a variety of different prices but without actually staying there it is almost impossible to work out whether or not the location will be right for your needs. This is why it is important to spend some time online researching your boutique serviced apartment and finding photos, reviews and specifications that will tell you a complete picture.
Here are some of the must-haves we think and serviced apartment claiming to be ‘boutique’ should have.
- A fully serviced and functioning kitchen
One of the reasons many people chose to book a serviced apartment is the extra amenities that are on offer. The availability of a kitchen means you can cook a variety of meals and do not have to venture out into the cold to find a good place to have a meal. Equally, if the boutique serviced apartment has a utility room you will also be able to do your washing before setting off home.
- En suite bathrooms (where applicable)
En suite bathrooms are viewed by many as a luxury and in this case, they are often a hallmark of a good boutique serviced apartment. If you are travelling in a large group, having one or two en suites can make a lot of difference; especially in the morning when everyone is trying to get ready for the day!
- An easy to use and comprehensive entertainment system
If you are going to be spending a long time in your boutique serviced apartment, you will want a decent entertainment system. For many, this comes in the form of a high-quality smart TV.
- Lighting fast Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi has become an essential part of the value offering of any serviced apartment and for one marketing itself as ‘boutique’ this Wi-Fi will have to be fast and wide-reaching. Normally the online advert for the apartment will state if the property has Wi-Fi or not.
- Easy access to eateries, shops and transport links
Whilst this isn’t necessarily qualifying criteria for a boutique serviced apartment we recommend keeping the location as one of the top priorities on your boutique serviced apartment hunt. Easy access to transport links will make your stay a lot better if you are planning on taking day trips over the course of the break.