Why Apartments Make For Better Accommodations During Holidays

When you’re planning to go on a vacation, you probably want to take the opportunity to relax away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. 

Whether you are going on a solo trip, a vacation with your family, or a simple getaway with your significant other, choosing the right accommodation is just as important as your daily itineraries. After all, your lodgings can either make or break your entire holiday.

From backpacker’s lodges which are usually co-living and more on the budget side, to luxurious hotels that are guaranteed to be comfortable but expensive, there are different types of accommodations for all kinds of travelers. Then there are serviced apartments that can be rented on a short-term basis.

Here are some reasons why you would want to consider short-term apartment rentals for your next vacation accommodation.

  1. Lots of space

Most serviced apartments have ample amounts of space that you’ll be glad to have, especially after a red-eye flight. Most serviced apartments are approximately 30% more spacious than the average hotel room. 

With that said, serviced apartments are going to be your best bet if you’re not a big fan of crammed-up accommodations. Like hotel rooms and unlike HDB rentals, you do not need to share space with roommates. 

  • More hospitable facilities

Apart from being more spacious, serviced apartments come with facilities that will make your stay more comfortable such as a separate living room, a dedicated kitchen and dining area, and of course, a bedroom. 

Budget will always be a significant consideration when it comes to holidays. An apartment with a kitchen to prepare your meals will be ideal if you aim to keep your expenses to a minimum.

  • Convenient locations

Like leading hotels, serviced apartments are usually strategically located within a business district. Usually, the rented apartments are within walking distance from commercial establishments such as restaurants, convenience stores, and supermarkets.

Depending on the location and building you picked, you may also be able to access other convenient facilities such as shopping malls, education facilities and transportation. 

  • More flexibility

Unlike hotel rooms, serviced apartments provide you with more flexibility, such as the services you can make use of and what you can stock up inside the room. Before your booking, you can call the owner ahead to confirm whether or not free secured parking is available.

Also, you can even stock up on favourite snacks and drinks that may be prohibited in hotel rooms.

  • More cost-effective

Most people think that booking a 5-star hotel accommodation will be the best way to enjoy your vacation due to the splendor. However, you don’t need to spend that much money because serviced apartments are often priced lower than most hotels. What is more, short-term apartment rentals provide a bigger space for less and gives a luxurious appeal in a homely way. 

Not only can you stay within budget by cooking your own meals, but you can also take advantage of how serviced apartment rentals are priced based on the number of weeks you’re staying instead of the number of nights.


Luxury and comfort don’t have to come with a hefty price tag. When you stay at a serviced apartment, you are guaranteed to have an excellent place to call home while you’re out on vacation. 

If you’re looking for a serviced apartment that you can rent on a short-term basis, check out our listings at ST Residences.

For more details, please email us at [email protected] to learn more about our apartments.

Related posts