Difference between apartments and aparthotels ?
An apartment and aparthotel have many things in common.
- both are self catering
- equipped with a kitchen
- some have washing machines
- one or two bedrooms, or more
- suited for longer stays
- convenient for families and larger groups
- available for both short-term and long-term stays
- apartments and aparthotels are usually significantly cheaper
Apartments are generally not serviced and self contained.
Unlike a hotel room, an apartment is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette and a living area. Rooms range from smaller studio apartments to two- or three-bedroom apartments, which offer a separate living area, a kitchen, one or more bathrooms and separate bedrooms.
When you are travelling with more than 3 people in your group. Apartments will save you money. The cost of an average apartment will be less than the price of a double room in a hotel.
Aparthotels (or apartment hotel, extended stay hotel) are self catering, but serviced establishments. They provide the same services and benefits as a quality hotel. It’s actually a small apartment within a hotel.
Aparthotels gives you a home away from home, with hotel services. It’s not an hotel, and not an apartment, it’s somewhere in between. They usually have an en-suite kitchen with cooker and fridge.
They are often run as a hotel, have a day or 24 hour reception, and are usually smaller than apartments.