Your Browser Is Not Supported

Please upgrade to FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer 7 or 8. Thank You!   Close Window

< Back to all Blogs

Serviced Apartments Vs. Hotels – What’s Best For You?

Posted:September 22, 2023 at 9:07 am

At The Harrington, we understand that choosing the right place to stay is a big deal. Whether you’re here for a business trip, a family adventure, or an extended holiday, we want to show you why serviced apartments are the gems of the hospitality world.

1. Home away from home

One of the most significant advantages of staying in a serviced residence is the feeling of being at home. Unlike hotels, which can often feel impersonal, serviced apartments and suites provide a homely atmosphere. With separate living areas, bedrooms, and fully-equipped kitchens, you can settle in and truly make yourself at home during your stay.


2. More space, more comfort

With serviced apartments, you’ll enjoy significantly more space than a typical hotel room. Whether you’re travelling solo, with family, or with a group of friends, having extra room to stretch out and relax can make a world of difference in your overall comfort and enjoyment. The Harrington gives you the opportunity to chill out all day every day. There’s space to cook, dine, lounge and just make yourself at home.


3. Fully-equipped kitchens

For those who love to cook or simply prefer the convenience of preparing their meals, serviced apartments are a dream come true. You’ll find modern, fully-equipped kitchens stocked with all the necessary appliances and utensils.


4. Cost-effective

While hotels can quickly add up in cost, especially for extended stays, serviced apartments often provide better value for your money. With all the amenities included in the price, you can avoid extra expenses like dining out every day or paying for laundry services.


5. Privacy and security

Serviced apartments offer a level of privacy and security that can be hard to find in hotels. You’ll have your own private entrance and the peace of mind knowing that your belongings are secure in your space.

The Harrington has over 120 serviced apartments which means that you’re not sharing a building with hundreds of other people like regular hotels. You won’t have housekeeping knocking or rushing you out the door and disturbing you. You’ll be left alone in pure peace.


6. Flexibility in length of stay

Whether you’re planning a short weekend getaway or a month-long stay for business, serviced apartments cater to all durations. You’re not bound by strict check-in and check-out times, providing the flexibility to tailor your stay to your needs.


7. Location, location, location

Serviced apartments are often strategically located in the heart of cities or in trendy neighbourhoods, offering you a taste of local life. You’ll have easy access to public transportation, cultural attractions, shopping, and dining options, making your stay more convenient and enjoyable.

The Harrington is located in the heart of South Kensington which means that you don’t need to travel to visit iconic spots such as the Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall or the V&A. This is your home away from home in the heart of SW7. You won’t need to spend any time or money travelling across London as you can get to all these places on foot.


8. Personalised services

Many serviced apartment providers offer personalised services to make your stay even more enjoyable. From grocery shopping to arranging airport transfers, they can cater to your specific needs, ensuring a stress-free experience.

When you choose The Harrington, you’ll have all the comforts of home in a serviced apartment but none of the chores as you can sit back and relax and allow our team to clean your apartment from top to bottom throughout the week. Not alone that we also offer a chauffeur service and business services. A yoga studio and a restaurant are also opening in the coming months.


9. Ideal for families and groups

If you’re travelling with family or a group of friends, serviced apartments are a perfect choice. With multiple bedrooms and communal living spaces, everyone can stay together comfortably and enjoy quality time without feeling cramped.



When it comes to accommodations in the UK, serviced apartments are becoming the preferred choice for travellers seeking comfort, convenience, and flexibility. From the extra space and fully-equipped kitchens to the cost-effectiveness and personalised services, these apartments offer a holistic travel experience that hotels often can’t match. So, the next time you plan a trip to London consider booking a stay at The Harrington to discover the benefits firsthand.

Sound enticing? Join the exclusive club of travellers that haven’t looked back, book your stay at The Harrington today. 

You can share this post on social media and spread the joy!