Staying in a foreign country can sometimes be a bit jarring especially if you haven’t visited it before. With the recent boom in booking services many are choosing to stay in boutique serviced apartments instead of traditional hotels. If you are new to serviced accommodation, here are 5 top tips to get the most out of your stay.

  • Spend some time outside of your boutique serviced apartment

Unless you are on an all-inclusive break one of our recommendations is to make sure you actually get out of the serviced apartment. Take some time out to visit the city you are visiting and soak up some of the culture. It will make you appreciate your boutique serviced apartment that much more when you are back from a busy day.

  • Find an apartment near attractions you want to visit

Leading on from our first point, our second recommendation is to book an apartment near the attractions you want to visit. Looking at what you want to visit online will help you work out where the best location for your accommodation is in relation to the places you want to visit.

  • Do your research on the boutique serviced apartment

Needless to say you will only be able to find a well located serviced apartment if you do your research. Google is your friend and the wealth of descriptions and images available will help you find the perfect apartment for you. Have a look at the type of services offered; do they take care of cleaning and food? This kind of information is crucial if you are trying to work out what to pack.

  • Pack accordingly

From the information on the services offered by the accommodation you can work out what you are going to pack. Take into account the temperature, weather, terrain and apartment location to ensure you are not caught short when you arrive.

  • Take some time to relax in the evenings and during the day

In contrast to our first point, we also recommend you take some time to relax and enjoy your boutique serviced apartment. This will help you recharge and prepare for the next day of exploring.

As stated, research is essential when it comes to booking the right serviced apartment. Have a look at the reviews, these will tell you whether or not the apartment you are looking at is from a good provider or a poor one.