Why book a serviced apartment?

Looking for large group accommodation in Bristol for a holiday or business trip can be tricky. Hotels are often expensive and lack in private space to hang out and relax. Air B&B can be a good alternative but the quality of accommodation and service varies – and you rarely get a visit from housekeeping.

Why not book a serviced apartment?

It’s the perfect option if you’re planning a group trip and you’re looking for large group accommodation in Bristol; or you’re visiting the city for business and need a place to stay that’s a little more welcoming than a lonely hotel room.

Below we’ve listed some top reasons why:

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The lounge and kitchen area in an apartment at Merchants’ Almshouse


  • Home away from home

If you’re travelling as a family or a large group, having space to relax together while you’re away is important. Hotels and bed and breakfasts sometimes offer lounge areas but they’re public – you can’t kick back and stick on Netflix!

When staying in a serviced apartment you have the space and facilities which allow you to hang out together. Space to chill in the lounge area means you’re not stuck in individual hotel bedrooms. And having a kitchen with everything you need to cook your own meals allows you to make your experience even more comfortable and enjoyable.

So rather than being out all day every day, you have the freedom to recharge your batteries (and your wallet) at your own pace.


  • Live like a local

Staying in a serviced apartment allows you to relax into the natural rhythm of the city. More often than not, a serviced apartment is right in the hustle and bustle with all the attractions and nightlife right on your doorstep.

When you step out of your apartment at Merchants’ Almshouse for example, you are in the heart of the historic quarter with the Bristol Old Vic – the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, Bristol Harbourside and the best bars and restaurants minutes from your front door.


  • Value for money

Hotels and B&Bs start to get pricey if you’re planning a holiday as a family or large group. You’ll find savings of up to 40% if you stay in a serviced apartment meaning you’ll have more to spend on nice meals out or a trip to the theatre. Then again you could always get a takeaway and rock back to the apartment or save even more cash and eat in for a couple of nights.


  • You’re looked after

Despite having the privacy of your own space, housekeeping visit your apartment every day to freshen up bed linen and towels so you can fully relax during your stay. You’ll come back to your apartment from a busy day of sightseeing or business meetings with your bed made and fluffy towels at the ready.