Battle of the Beds: Hotel vs. Serviced Accommodation

So, you know your destination, arranged your travel, and now the final decision to be made is on where you’re going to stay.

A hotel springs to mind – the usual go-to option. But, is a hotel right for you? Upon entering a hotel room, you’ll find a comfortable bed and adequate bathroom – the basic requirements needed for freshening up and a good night’s sleep. Surely that’s all you need, right?

With serviced apartments though, you get a vast array of benefits that you never knew you needed until your first serviced apartment stay…

Well Appointed Compact Kitchen

Additional space

Generally speaking, a serviced apartment has 30% more space than a hotel room. Such spacious accommodation tends to come with a living room, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, and a separate bedroom and bathroom.

Having all the space you want gives you the option to utilise it in whichever way you please. With enough room to hold meetings or invite guests over for dinner, serviced apartments are perfect for both corporate and leisure stays. As the ol’ so famous Step Brothers once said, “so much room for activities!”

Home away from home

On the back of our first point, having additional space by including more rooms makes a serviced apartment feel a lot more like home.

A compact hotel room can feel formal and impersonal. Whereas serviced apartments boast character and a welcoming vibe.


The apartment is yours. You don’t have to worry about other guests in communal areas interrupting your stay, nor any cleaners waltzing in during your Saturday lie-in because you forgot to put the ‘do not disturb’ sign outside your door.

You’ll have everything you’ll need within your apartment, so if you really wanted to be unsociable (admit it, we all like hibernating at times) then you don’t even need to venture out!

Budget saviour

Of course, value for money is key. Many people assume that serviced apartments cost a lot more than a hotel room because of the extra benefits that come with them, but this isn’t usually the case. In fact, serviced apartments tend to be cheaper than hotels.

On top of this, you’re more likely to save those pennies because of all the extra amenities a serviced apartment offers. For example, you’re unlikely to have more than a kettle in a hotel room, so you’re more likely to dine out at restaurants. Staying in a serviced apartment gives you the freedom to cook whatever you want within your budget.

River View Property Gallery

And there you have it. If you want fantastic value for money by staying in larger accommodation, where you can throw on your chef’s hat in the privacy of your own space, then a serviced apartment would be perfect for you.

Our Serviced Apartments in Cardiff

The Lodge

Propspect Place, Ferry Court



The Coach House

76 A Upper King Craig Street



Marina Way

Watkiss Way, Cardiff Bay, CF110SA



The Nest

2 A Wedmore Road, Cardiff




Adventures Quay, Cardiff Bay



Church View

Maia House, Falcon Drive Cardiff



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