The early stages of COVID-19 brought about a lot of uncertainties, especially to the hotel industry in Singapore.
Now, there are several factors why people are regarding fully serviced apartments in Singapore as a more favourable choice! With the ongoing pandemic, here are four reasons why serviced apartments are flourishing:
1. Hotels are used for quarantine
As we adjusted to this different circumstance, hotels faced a shift too. Instead of serving tourists, hotels are now more commonly utilised to house those serving their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Be it if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or just landed in Singapore via flight, their mandatory quarantine was commonly spent in hotels rooms.
Meanwhile, serviced apartments are more of an attractive choice! Since the virus particles can linger in the air for long, it’s only natural for people to feel wary about being around those serving their quarantines; hence, the reason to choose serviced apartments.
2. Access to various amenities
The different types of facilities that come with renting a serviced apartment are exceptional!
Rather than merely providing you with a place to sleep, some serviced apartments in Singapore often offer more in return – allowing you to get a massive bang for your buck.
For example, our Boon Lay apartments feature six communal areas, including a laundry room and kitchen! This way, you’d be able to whip up your own nutritious meals on top of having the freedom to wash your clothes, whenever you need to.
Depending on the location of your preferred apartments, you can get nearby access to medical centres and restaurants – adding on to the convenience of it all. It’s almost like as if this rented apartment is your actual home!
Ultimately, you’re also saving costs from getting takeout meals and ordering room service!
3. The chance to socialise
For some serviced apartments, you have the option of bunking in with someone else or staying alone.
Regardless, with the abundance of communal spaces around, there’s always an opportunity for you to have a friendly chat with unique individuals living in the same building.
Even though we’ve transitioned to Phase 2, remote working is still a norm for those from non-essential job sectors. So, the lack of human interaction can cause one to feel more irritable and lethargic, which could be due to cabin fever – a common reaction after being isolated for a long time.
But if you meet and converse with someone from time to time, beyond the digital screens, you can inject some sense of normalcy in your life again!
4. Flexibility in booking duration
The availability of single rooms in most serviced apartments makes it much more cost-effective in contrast to booking a big hotel room for yourself.
Adding on, with long-term plans available, you can stay in serviced apartments for as long as you wish without burning a hole in your pocket.
For any enquiries on our serviced apartments, feel free to contact our friendly team at 85 SOHO! We’re always looking forward to serving you with a smile on our faces. As we’re still operating as per usual, residents are highly encouraged to abide by the safe distancing measures. Let’s work together to maintain a healthy and safe environment!