CHOOSING A SERVICED APARTMENT IN MELBOURNE IN 2020: TOP 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Many visitors to Melbourne are choosing serviced apartments over hotels for their comfort, convenience and value. Whether you’re travelling by yourself or with family, for business or leisure, choosing a serviced apartment is a smart choice. Here are 6 things you should know about serviced apartments in Melbourne.
What Is A Serviced Apartment?
A serviced apartment is a fully furnished apartment equipped with most of the amenities provided by a hotel such as housekeeping services, Wi-Fi, TV and laundry.
The difference is a serviced apartment usually has kitchen facilities and cooking utensils so you can prepare your own meals without having to go to a hotel bar or restaurant. Serviced apartments are basically apartments (with extra services) so you can enjoy the comforts of home away from home.
At Park Avenue Melbourne serviced apartments, we provide you with a lot of extra conveniences such as free parking, free wifi, towels, linen, washing machine, hairdryer, dishwasher and kitchen utensils, so you can start enjoying your new ‘home’.
Serviced apartments can be used for short stays (1 to 6 days), medium stays (7 to 30 days) or long stays (1 month and more). Overall, serviced apartments cost about 30% less than staying at a hotel as you save on hotel overheads and the cost of eating out all the time.
Who should use a serviced apartment?
Serviced apartments are commonly used by corporate travellers or executives who have relocated and are looking for a permanent residence.
Serviced apartments are also becoming increasingly popular with families who are looking for more space and privacy than a hotel room as you can cook your own meals in the kitchen, flop on the sofa and watch TV with the kids, or finish up work in the living room. The beauty of a serviced apartment is the personal space and privacy you get.
What Is The Difference Between A Studio Apartment And A One Bedroom Apartment?
If you are a business traveller one of the most popular types of serviced apartments is a studio or one-bedroom apartment.
A studio apartment is typically smaller than a one-bedroom apartment. In a studio, all the main living areas are contained in a single room. That means the kitchen, living, dining and even the bedroom are all one area – the bathroom is separate. Most of the items in a studio will be slightly smaller such as kitchenette, mini fridge and mini laundry area.
If you’re looking for cheap weekly rates on a short stay, a studio apartment is probably the most affordable choice. The Park Avenue IKON studios in Glen Waverley are unique and very popular among business travellers as they come with a separate bedroom, and a full kitchen and lounge area, making it great value for money.
A one-bedroom apartment is slightly bigger and may suit travellers who are on longer stays. The one-bedroom apartment is essentially that – an apartment with a separate bedroom attached. It offers full-sized apartment equipment such as full kitchen, full-sized fridge, laundry area and lounge area. At Park Avenue Serviced Apartments, we offer one-bedroom apartments in the heart of Glen Waverley, two minutes’ walk from The Glen shopping centre alongside an extensive café, bar, club and restaurant precinct with a wide range of cuisines. We are also over the top of a bus and train link connecting you to all parts of Melbourne.
What Is The Best Neighbourhood To Stay In When Visiting Melbourne?
If it’s your first time in Melbourne most guides will tell you to stay in the CBD to be in the thick of the action. If you want somewhere trendier (think hipster joints and historical buildings) you go to neighbourhoods like St Kilda, Richmond and Fitzroy.
If you’re looking for a more suburban feel, Glen Waverley is a fast-growing multicultural suburb in Melbourne’s East, known for its delicious Asian eateries and proximity to shopping havens such as The Glen and Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Glen Waverley is also on the way to popular tourist destinations such as Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley Wine Region and the Dandenong Ranges, making it a central location between the CBD and any road trips you might want to make.
Glen Waverley is also on the way to popular tourist destinations such as Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula and the Dandenong Ranges, making it a central location between the CBD and any road trips you might want to make.If you have friends or relatives at Monash University or the surrounding area, Glen Waverley makes a fantastic base.
Park Avenue Serviced Apartments are located right next to the Glen Waverley train station, a 40 minute train ride to the CBD via East Richmond Station which is also within an easy walk to the MCG, AMMI Park and Rod Laver Arena.
Park Avenue Serviced Apartments is close to Monash University, Jells Park and the exciting eateries on Kingsway, many of which open till late.
How Do I Find A Serviced Apartment In Melbourne?
The best way to find a serviced apartment in Melbourne is to do a search online. Booking.com offers one of the widest options with over 1,042 properties to choose from. You can also check out Expedia and Airbnb. Just set your filters according to your needs whether it’s a studio apartment you’re looking for or a five-star luxury house.
If you are looking for practical and affordable accommodation in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs such as Glen Waverley or Forest Hill you can contact us at Park Avenue directly to see our selection of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom serviced apartments at the best rate guaranteed – you will not be able to get a better deal elsewhere!
How Much Do Serviced Apartments In Melbourne Cost?
Serviced apartments in Melbourne generally cost between $200 to $800 a day. However it really depends on the apartment type, the room size, the location and the length of your stay. Usually, serviced apartment providers reward long stays so the longer you stay, the less you pay.
At Park Avenue Serviced Apartments, you can get a studio apartment for as low as $129 a night*. If you are travelling for business or relocating to Melbourne, you will be able to access our weekly and monthly cheap rates for corporate travellers. Get in touch now to find out more about our serviced apartment discounts and best prices.
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