If you’re vacationing in Singapore for more than a week, especially with your family or a large group of friends, you might be looking for options that can accommodate everyone!
In recent years, alternative accommodation options such as Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms have become a popular option as it provides groups of travellers with a cost-savvy way of putting up in a foreign country by “renting” out apartments or houses.
However, home-sharing platforms may not be the best option for all visitors to Singapore. Find out why serviced apartments might be a better option for you instead!
1. Licensed for mid to long-term rent
If you will be staying for less than three months, it is important to note that you are not allowed to rent any public or private residential housing in Singapore! On home-sharing platforms, you can never be fully certain if the property has been legally listed. There have been cases where residential units are rented out for short-term stays without permission from Singapore’s authorities and travellers who rented them have been asked to leave.
As these platforms are unable to monitor all listings, it is up to individual home owners to comply with the local law. You don’t have to bear all these unnecessary risks if you rent serviced apartments that were built by established accommodation providers and licensed specially for mid to long-term rent.
2. High standards and strict quality control
Renting apartments through a home-sharing platform means you are living in someone else’s home and it will only be about as clean as the people living in it. As a guest, it is also only polite that throughout your stay you help around the house and keep the place clean.
Serviced apartments in Singapore, however, are managed with strict procedures to ensure consistently high living standards. Experienced hospitality professionals manage the layout, furnishings, as well as cleaning services during your entire stay. Quality control and reputation are both of paramount importance, so this means you can enjoy a clean and comfortable stay every time.
3. Professional guest services provided
If you don’t feel comfortable dealing with the occasional travel emergency on your own, a serviced apartment will put you at ease with their team of professional concierge staff and security to look after your well-being and safety. Should there be any dissatisfaction, they can also do their best to tackle any prevailing issues or unfortunate faults.
In the event of an emergency, it might not be easy to get immediate assistance from your home-sharing host or a staff member of the platform. If you want to be assured that you will receive help whenever needed or a peace of mind so that you can enjoy your holiday, a serviced apartment would be a better option for your stay!
Serviced apartments to consider for your next stay by Far East Hospitality, winner of Best Serviced Apartment Company Award in Singapore (HR Vendors of The Year 2018):
To ensure that your next holiday to Singapore with your friends and family will be a comfortable and pleasant experience, consider booking a serviced apartment!
View all serviced apartments under Far East Hospitality here.
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