According to the Australian Property Monitors of apartments, Sydney is currently experiencing record numbers of approvals for new buildings in form of high rise apartments. Charter Keck Cramer indicates that 7,530 apartments are expected to be complete across Sydney in 2014. This reflects the demand for such type of accommodation.
What then do such serviced apartments have to offer that attracts such massive demand?
Common Features In Serviced Apartments
There exist different types of Apartments. Sydney residents have a choice between such categories as: deluxe two-bedroom, studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. In some instances, you are likely to find that the king-size bed can be split up into two separate beds. One key aspect is similar in all these categories: they all provide luxurious accommodations – not just any ordinary accommodations.
You can also expect pricing of such accommodation to reflect its luxurious nature. Fortunately, the Australian Property Monitors indicates that apartment prices grew by only 10.9% in 2013 to achieve a median of $541,992, which was below the 15.1% market growth for houses. Moreover, you can expect convenience of doing all the booking arrangements online. Just make sure to check on the charges for using certain types of credit cards. Different surcharge rates may apply to different cards including: American Express, Visa and Master Card. Moreover, debit cards may not be accepted.
Residents can expect to enjoy close proximity to transport services such as train stations, as well as shopping malls and places of work. Many other amenities would be found close by, including: clothing boutiques, cinemas, music shops and bookshops. This is because such apartments are normally located in cosmopolitan surroundings with restaurants, busy cafes, bars and exiting nightlife all around.
These apartments offer stylish contemporary living with air-conditioned rooms and all the necessary facilities and appliances required in a home. These include: laundry, kitchenette/ kitchen, dishwashers and microwaves. You can also expect all the entertainment you need from flat-screen cable TV within spacious seating areas. Wired internet would also be available, but separate charges would normally apply for this service. However, you may have a limit on some extent of free internet.
That’s not all. You can enjoy various amenities including: indoor lap pools, hot tubs and fitness centers. Barbeque facilities can also be available outdoors. The building may also house a convenience store and even golf facilities as an added feature. When overlooking interesting skylines, you’re guaranteed to enjoy great scenery, which can be viewed through private balconies.
Disabled guests would also be catered for by the availability of accommodating facilities. Non-smoking rooms and family rooms can also be found, to cater to diverse needs. Unfortunately, you may need to reserve private parking, which would have a separate cost.
A variety of policies would apply in various buildings. The most common being: check in and check out times. Moreover, certain conditions specific to each apartment would apply if you intend to cancel your booking. Therefore, make sure to find out about these beforehand.
Young children can benefit from lower charges although they might need extra beds. Generally, there would be limit on the number of extra beds that you would be allowed to add into any room.
In various instances, payment for your stay may also include a bond, which would cover incidental charges (in other cases, such a bond/ deposit would only apply if you check in without a valid passport ID with details matching your credit card). The actual amount for this bond would normally vary depending on your selected accommodation type (one, two or three bedroom). Such a bond would be refunded at your departure after inspection of your room.