Finding the right place to live when relocating your employees (or yourself!) for a new role or a business project can be a challenge. There are many considerations: location, space, flexibility, wellbeing, and – of course – costs. Serviced apartments are an increasingly popular choice, whether you’re looking for somewhere temporary while you search for the perfect permanent home, or for centrally located accommodation for the whole time you’re away. Here’s why…
Thinking about finding a short-term lease with a landlord to tide you over while you hunt for a permanent home in your new area? While this is a popular option, it comes with its own challenges: a competitive housing market, rising rents in central locations, inflexible break clauses and the nitty-gritty of furnishing your interim home – effectively moving twice.
Booking a serviced apartment instead of a more traditional short-term let with an estate agent for instance offers a great solution to these challenges. Firstly, serviced apartments always come fully furnished, in prime central locations. If you’re moving with family or a pet, operators like us can accommodate these needs too, offering a variety of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and pet-friendly options too. And if you need a bit more time to find your permanent home, you can always extend your serviced apartment booking (subject to availability).
Hotels can be a good choice for a few nights, but some costs – Wi-Fi, laundry and hotel meals or eating out – can really add up over the long term. And if you need more space, perhaps a room with a desk for hybrid working or a suite for a family, you can find your relocation budgets quickly stretched.
Not only are our serviced apartments more spacious than a hotel room, with open plan areas zoned for living, working and relaxing, they also offer fully equipped kitchens, so you can cook and dine in your apartment, plus washer/dryers to keep laundry costs down. Complimentary Wi-Fi comes as standard for all bookings, and, unlike with renting, you don’t have to worry about council tax or utility bills.
When considering relocation accommodation options, proximity to business districts and great transport links is key. But it’s also important to find somewhere with easy access to shops, restaurants, night life, and even local attractions for those relocating with families. Our serviced apartments are in more than 50+ prime locations across London and Southeast England’s key regional business hubs. Underground and rail services are often in easy walking distance, as are town centres and vibrant high streets that ensure you can enjoy your downtime too.
In addition to the practical benefits, serviced apartments provide the added comfort of knowing a professional team is on hand to support you before and during your stay. Our reservations team can help you find the right apartment to suit your location, apartment size and budget requirements, as well as arranging viewings. To help you settle in, our dedicated guest services team can give you advice on the local area or nearby transport options. And throughout your stay, our 24/7 helpline provides support whenever you need it.
Weekly housekeeping visits keep your apartment pristine, while our in-house maintenance team can attend to any issues quickly and efficiently. With all these details taken care of, you can focus on exploring your new area, getting ahead at work, or finding a permanent new home without having to rush.
We believe that living and working well, especially when you’re away from home, matters. Our serviced apartments provide more than just a place to sleep; they are comfortable, connected places, with the space, flexibility, amenities, and dedicated service team to help alleviate some of the stress of relocating.
Because with us, you’re at the centre.