If you're taking a holiday with your children, you're probably wondering which hotel you should book. However, have you taken the time to consider using a serviced apartment instead? Making the switch from hotel to serviced apartment comes with many benefits, especially for the travelling family. Here are just four.
1. Homier Environment
Hotel rooms usually feature little more in the way of entertainment than a television. With a serviced apartment, you'll usually find DVDs, music systems, and possibly a few board games or even a computer. This should all help keep your kids entertained each evening.
Perhaps more importantly, the space you are provided with will be closer to the home that you've left behind for a week or two. Children often find change harder to deal with; they'll be far more amenable to staying away from their homes if the accommodation you find is a little more welcoming than the average generic hotel room.
2. Fully-Stocked Kitchen
Unfortunately, kids just aren't as adventurous when it comes to food as adults are, so having to take them out to restaurants on each day of your holiday can become a little much. This is often made worse by the fact that younger children will be forced to sit still and behave each night when they are probably tired after a day of sight-seeing.
This is why having a fully-equipped kitchen can be a godsend. You can simply stay in for a few nights and whip up a few of your children's favourite meals. If your child happens to suffer from food allergies, this is an even more important amenity.
3. Increased Space
Hotel rooms tend to offer a little less space than serviced apartments. After all, hotels generally need to fit in as many rooms as possible in order to make their profits, and their accommodations often cater to business people and adult tourists who are only really looking for a bed to sleep in each night and a little privacy.
However, those travelling with children will appreciate having a little more space for them to play and relax, especially if they are staying in the same location for more than a few days.
Hotels invest a lot in security, but, ultimately, you can't beat having your own separate apartment. You'll be able to keep a closer eye on your children and there will be fewer places for them to run off and get lost. Of course, since they are serviced they will still offer safety features, such as CCTV, comparable to that you would find in a hotel.