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Advantages of booking a short-term let instead of a hotel room

There are many reasons why people are looking for short-term lets in London. By short-term let, we mean anything from five nights up to a few months. Business travellers, contractors and those from outside the area working on short-term contracts often need to rent accommodation for short periods. As do people visiting family, families needing somewhere to stay whilst renovating their homes or people who’ve moved into the area for work but are still looking for somewhere to live. Of course, it could also be a simple case of tourists who want to spend a week or two in London on holiday.

Whatever the reason you’re going to be away from home, there are a number of advantages of renting a serviced apartment instead of booking a hotel room. Here are the main ones:

Save money

staying in a serviced apartment will be cheaper, especially if you need to have two or three bedrooms. Renting one of our serviced apartments in North London will cost you around the same as staying in a mid-range hotel room. As our apartments have a minimum of two bedrooms, if you need more than one bedroom, you’ve already halved your accommodation bill!


all our apartments come with a free, dedicated parking space, so if you’re driving, you won’t have to pay London’s car parking charges… And there’s no risk of getting a ticket if you park in the wrong place at the wrong time.


with a fully equipped kitchen to hand, you can make your own meals and save on the expense of having to eat out all the time. Being in control of your own cooking means you have the chance to eat more healthily if you want to. You’ll also be able to eat when you want and sit at the dining table or on the sofa in front of the television – much better than being restricted to having to go to the restaurant or having to order room service and sit on the bed to eat your meal because the room isn’t large enough for a chair.


in a hotel, you have your room, and that’s about it. If you’re not in the mood to be with other people, that’s the only place you can go, and if you’re staying with other people, they could well be in there with you! In a serviced apartment, there’s a common area for everyone to share and separate bedrooms where you can escape for a while.

The family stays together

if you have young children, renting two hotel rooms is not ideal, even if they’re connecting ones. You could stay together in a family room, but this isn’t the best solution for a longer visit as you’ll have to be quiet when the kids are asleep and will probably get woken up by them really early in the morning! When you rent a serviced apartment, the family will be together in one apartment, so you’ll be able to keep an eye on the kids at the same time as giving them more space to play in. And there are separate bedrooms for you and the kids, so you can relax properly after they’ve gone to bed.

It’s a home away from home

if you’re away from home for more than a week, it’s likely that you’ll miss the comforts of home, such as being able to cook your own meals, do your own laundry, please yourself about when to have breakfast, etc. When you feel more at home, you’ll be more relaxed and settled. And if you’re staying in a serviced apartment on business, the family can come and visit you any time they want with no extra charges, so you can all take advantage of being in London together!

For more information regarding our short-term let apartments, get in touch!

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