Fully furnished and functional apartment – separate lounge / living room, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, own bathroom and separate bedroom(s), depending on your needs. It is not uncommon to have a balcony. Comfortable, ready-to-live-in space.
A hotel room ensuring a comfortable stay during short trips. Typically one space with a double bed and a desk, and not much else.
The possibility of a comfortable stay with the family, having guests, organising meetings with friends.
A home away from home.
Hotel rooms by definition are adapted to short-term stays, satisfying the basic needs of the traveller.
Fully furnished kitchen or kitchenette equipped with everything you’d expect. Cook for yourself in the apartment to suit your own personal taste. Significant saving on food costs.
Optional tea and coffee set with kettle and minibar. Eating out, in the hotel or outside, the extra costs soon add up.
Private bathroom(s) with your choice of a bath or shower. Washing machine makes it convenient and more cost effective during longer stays.
Bathroom with bathtub or shower and hairdryer. Optional laundry service, which is expensive, inconvenient and provides limited services.
A wide range of additional hotel-like services: cleaning and technical service, guest care, breakfast service, parking. Many facilities often offer spa and concierge services. Definitely, a better chance of being pet-friendly.
Cleaning and technical service, guest care, breakfast service, parking. Spa and concierge services. Want to bring your pet? First check if it’s allowed, if yes, then prepare for additional cost.
A stay in a 1-bedroom apartment is typically up to 40% cheaper than a stay in a double room in a 4 * hotel.
Additional cost savings from having your own cooking and cleaning amenities.
The price can be negotiated depending on the length of stay.
As standard, the costs of additional services, such as parking, internet access or additional customer-defined facilities are included in the price.
Providing a certain level of amenities, hotels must cover high fixed costs, what results in higher accommodation prices.
Short-term stay sales policy limits the possibility of negotiating rates individually.
Prices subject to considerable seasonal fluctuations.
Want to stay during high season – bring your calculator and the company accountant.
Stays lasting from one night up to a few years.
Minimum lease duration is 6 months.
No long and complicated agreements – instant booking confirmation and cancellation policy guaranteeing flexibility of stay.
Lease agreement concluded directly with the property owner is required. No flexibility in cancellation or duration of stay.
Reception, cleaning and technical services, Wi-Fi internet, in some facilities also spa, fitness rooms, swimming pool and concierge services.
The tenants often have to organise the required services (for example internet) themselves.
The price is for a fully-furnished and equipped, ready-to-move-into apartment. The residents only need to bring their personal belongings.
Rented properties are often unfurnished or partly-furnished. It may be practical for people moving with their own furniture, especially for a stay of several years. Otherwise, the tenant has to sort out the rest, resulting in additional costs, both financial and non-financial.
As standard, internet, media, cleaning and technical services without additional fees.
In most cases, no deposit is required. In situations where it is required, the terms of the deposit can be negotiated individually.
Transparent invoicing system, flexible to meet the clients’ needs, as standard.
In the case of individual rentals, the rent normally does not include any additional costs – maintenance, utilities, administrative fees or fees for additional services.
In most cases a deposit is required. It may add up to more than a few months’ rent.
Usually, you are dealing with a private property owner, not a company. It is rarely possible to receive an invoice for the service.