What Is A Serviced Apartment?

One of the most exciting parts about travelling is where you will stay. It’s also one of the most important decisions to make as it can affect the enjoyment of your holiday. If you somehow choose the wrong accommodation it can make your stay uncomfortable and bring unnecessary stress.

Hotels are usually the first thing that comes to mind when looking to book your accommodation. However, travellers can now opt to stay in a serviced apartment instead. Unlike traditional hotels, serviced apartments are more economical for longer stays or for a group or large family.

Serviced apartments offer facilities much like your own home so you can enjoy living like a local when travelling. This gives it that real home away from home feeling.

Fully Furnished and Equipped

One of the most distinctive features of a serviced apartment compared to your traditional hotel is the kitchen or cooking facilities. Especially if you are booked for a long-term stay, you probably won’t want to eat out for every meal. Serviced apartments provide a fully equipped kitchen complete with pots, pans and utensils and even sometimes a dishwasher so you can cook just like you would at home.

Serviced apartments are also equipped with a washing machine and dryer, making it very useful if you’re staying for a long period of time. A 3-month stay without laundry facilities is not ideal!

Our Clarence apartment is located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, this one bedroom is tastefully furnished complete with a balcony for your relaxation.

Features include a full kitchen complete with dishwasher and microwave, unlimited wi fi, TV and air conditioning, internal washing machine and dryer with iron and ironing board, all linen provided and close to public transport.

This apartment has a minimum stay required, making it perfect for someone on an extended business trip. Take a look at this listing here.

More Spacious

Serviced apartments are just like hotels but with added space convenience. There’s nothing worse than spending hours travelling only to arrive at your booked accommodation and it feels like a cramped cupboard. Serviced apartments provide full size rooms, usually with separate dining and living areas. This makes them ideal for people travelling in a group, especially with children.

Located in Drummoyne, the Wolseley apartment is a lovely three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in an older style apartment block just 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. A bright fully equipped kitchen adjoins the large dining and lounge area, all with panoramic water views. This apartment can sleep up to five people comfortably and offers security access plus underground parking for one car. Unlimited Wi-Fi, an internal laundry, air conditioning in the living room and ceiling fans in the bedroom make this apartment a comfortable choice and great value for money. Take a look at the full listing here.

Cost Effective

Even a short term stay in a hotel room can be expensive. For longer stays, a serviced apartment is much more cost effective. Not only will you have a stylish and spacious place to stay, but you can also save money by utilising the fully equipped kitchen and fridge to store and cook your own meals.

Use the money you save to do more shopping or spend it on experiences around Sydney. Pitt St Mall, The Galleries, Westfields and the QVB boast many designer and popular retail stores that are fun to browse through. Enjoy a buffet meal in the Sydney Tower or visit museums and attractions in Darling Harbour such as the Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

Location That Suits You

Accommodation that’s close to where you want to be will save you so much time on travel. Apartments Plus have plenty of serviced apartments in the middle of the CBD and walking distance to public transport, this is ideal for people who are here on business travel.

View our listings located in Sydney’s centre here.

We also have listings all around Sydney if you’re wanting a more quiet stay. Our Latitude apartment is located in Manly and is an ideal base for your Sydney stay. An easy walk to the city ferry, Manly’s famous Corso and beaches make this apartment ideally located for corporate accommodation. Just twenty-five relaxing minutes on Manly’s fast ferry puts you into the heart of Sydney’s commercial and tourist precincts. View this listing here.


The amenities at a serviced apartment compared to hotels can vary. While a serviced apartment may lack amenities such as room service, concierge, mini bar or breakfast services, depending on the building, it can come with amenities like a pool, fitness centre, terrace or roof deck.

Wi fi is almost always included in serviced apartments which means you can stay connected to family and friends back home or if you’re on a business trip you can easily continue to work from the comfort of your room.

Our Bond Street apartments are located in Sydney’s centre offering a superb location for those seeking the inner-city lifestyle. Only a short walk to Sydney Harbour and the famous Opera House, 15 minutes from the airport and just 3 minutes from Wynyard train station.

Enjoy the building facilities from the rooftop pool and spa which has spectacular views of the Sydney skyline and Harbour to the well-equipped gym. In the building’s foyer treat yourself to the coffee shop catering for those quick snacks or breakfast. Find ‘Bond St’ apartments in the Sydney Centre location here.

You’ll find the perfect serviced apartment for your next Sydney stay on Apartments Plus. Search for apartments and availability on our website or contact us at info@apartmentsplus.com.au or call (02) 9964 0883 if you need any assistance!

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