Lancaster Lancashire (PRWEB UK) 8 August 2014
Following a recent report this week that crowned London as the most expensive city in the world for luxury hotel suites, serviced apartment booking agents Citybase Apartments comments on how the report highlights the benefits of alternative accommodation options in the capital.
The report, commissioned and published by Wetherell Mayfair Estate Agents, indicates that an average London hotel suite costs £13.83 per sq ft, compared to just £3.49 per sq ft for a serviced apartment in London.
Managing Director of Citybase Apartments, Stuart Parker, shares his views on the report:
“It’s great to see that a report like this has been produced, and we applaud Wetherell on bringing this information to the foreground. Some of the statistics provided are staggering.
We’re sure that the statistics they’ve discovered will help to enlighten both business and leisure travellers alike on the alternative accommodation types that are available when staying in London.
However, we’re keen to elaborate on the findings and demonstrate that the benefits of serviced apartments in the city go further than just financial. As the report suggests, it can be more cost effective to opt for a serviced apartment or indeed private rented accommodation in London, however there are many other benefits for visitors staying in a serviced apartment.”
Citybase Apartments agree that as Wetherell’s report acknowledges, the type of accommodation a traveller chooses can be influenced by the length of their stay.
“The average length of stay for Citybase customers choosing a serviced apartment in London is 5 nights.
One of the key benefits of serviced apartments, alongside the financial benefits, are that there are no minimum stays. Where private rented accommodation may need a six or twelve month contract, serviced apartments can be used for shorter breaks.”
Citybase also highlight that the perks of serviced apartments bring the benefits of both hotels and private rented accommodation together:
“Particularly for business travellers, the space and flexibility that a serviced apartment provides can be a comforting ‘home away from home’. An advantage over privately rented accommodation is that you can still get the service benefits of a hotel, with house maids, laundry services and 24 hr receptions often available.
Serviced apartments have fully equipped private kitchens, meaning travellers have the freedom to cook their own meals, at a time convenient to them, whilst saving money on dining out in London restaurants for the duration of their stay.”
Citybase Apartments are a serviced apartment booking agent with accommodation in central London and other cities across the UK and internationally.
For further information, please contact
Hannah Jones – Online marketing specialist
Tel: 01524 428290 Email: hannah(at)citybaseapartments(dot)com
About Citybase Apatments
Citybase is the UK's leading serviced apartments booking agency, offering over 25,000 serviced apartments across 32 countries. It helps business and leisure customers save 30% or more on comparable hotels with the space, value and freedom that hotels struggle to compete with.
Citybase are completely independent, offering the widest possible range of choice in the UK, Europe and beyond. Citybase pride themselves on their great service, easy booking and excellent value for money prices.
Citybase is part of Worldview Limited, a specialist travel accommodation agency, which has been providing accommodation solutions for over a decade.