Serviced apartments offer great alternative to hotels
Serviced apartments have long been giving hotels a good run for their money when it comes to city breaks.
Why bother with the fuss of having to check in at a soulless hotel chain when you can have a home from home complete with all the comforts that you would expect from a five-star venue?
The serviced apartment sector has been particularly popular with the corporate sector, with many business people preferring to stay in apartments rather than the more traditional hotels.
Bridge Street is one of the leading operators in the field and has serviced flats in hundreds of locations across the country.
We were lucky enough to stay at a studio flat in Leinster Square in the heart of London’s Bayswater area.
Bayswater is a little corner of the capital located between the hustle and bustle of Westbourne and the super trendy Notting Hill.
What is great about the whole concept of serviced flats is that you can turn up when you want and sort yourself out.
All you need is the security code to get through the front door and the rest is up to you.
As you would expect the standard of accommodation is high from the comfortable bed to the spotless bathroom and flat-screen TV.
The amenities include a microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge and best of all there is a laundry room which cuts down the need to travel with enormous suitcases.
The room is light and airy and there is plenty of space to store away all your belongings.
But where the accommodation scores highest is when it comes to location.
The Leinster Square apartment is just a five minute walk from the nearest Tube station and a ten minute taxi ride from Paddington Station.
One of the best things about London as a city is the sheer range and scale of the place and the attractions on offer.
Leinster Square is within strolling distance of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and the world-famous Portobello Road, Market.
And if all that was not enough there is always the West End a few stops away on the London Underground.
The weekend we stayed we managed to fit in a trip to Brixton, a stroll round the Serpentine and a day shopping on Oxford Street.
Even if you are not that adventurous there is plenty if fun and distractions to be found on the nearby Bayswater Road in the shape of shopping, cinemas and local restaurants.
The opportunities and events are limitless which makes the comfort of a Bridge Street apartment even more enticing.
The prices are also great when you compare them to the usual London Hotel rates.
A studio flat starts from a very reasonable £90 per night which is affordable for both business and tourist travellers.
It is also worth remembering that Bridge Street has locations across the country including a number in Manchester city centre.
Readers of TheBusinessDesk.com can rent a studio flat for £90+ vat and a one bed flat is £98 + vat from 14th Nov 2018 till 31st Jan 2019.