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For the travelling business person, finding accommodation that works for you is an important task. And there are many things to consider:

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And the ultimate question: Which is better, a Serviced Apartment or Hotel?

There are benefits of both, of course, but here are all the best things about Portland Brown’s Serviced Apartments, to help you make up your mind…

Settling In

You’ll have much more space in a Serviced Apartment than the average hotel room as, to state the obvious, it’s an apartment and not a room. With a fully equipped kitchen (including white goods – fridge-freezer, washing machine etc.) and furnished living space you’ll immediately settle in and feel at home. In the evenings after work and at weekends you’ll be able to unwind properly with the added benefit of somewhere to cook your own meals. Rather than relying on eating out all the time, you can make food your way: warming casseroles, healthy salads or your very favourite meals, there really is no limit. Cooking can be a stress reliever too, so boil your work-troubles from the day away in a serviced apartment.


As a travelling business person, you’ll want to keep business as usual with minimal disruptions made by moving around. Why not host meetings in your serviced apartment? You already know you’ll have extra space than a hotel room, and with dining tables and chairs to sit formally or living areas for a less formal chat, it would be an ideal solution to get strategic thinking flowing. What is more, your Wi-Fi needs are catered for as there is free Wi-Fi in all Portland Brown apartments.

Need to head into the office? At Portland Brown we have over 400 apartments in 65 locations across London, so we’re bound to have something to keep your commuting times low to non-existent.

Is there anything else you need?

The added service you receive from a Serviced Apartment, is really what defines it against hotels. At Portland Brown you’ll be met on arrival to check in, then shown how everything works; your apartment will be cleaned weekly by our friendly housekeeping team who’ll provide clean towels and bed linen on your comfortable bed; and our Guest Relations Team are available 24/7. So if there is anything else you need, all you have to do is ask. We’re always happy to help.

So which really is better? A Serviced Apartment or Hotel?