High praise for this establishment! Cute little apartments, well-equipped for a short stay, and well-managed by thougjtful staff. Two-minutes walk from the train station and 8 or 10 minutes from the center. Ample parking for drivers and reasonably priced.
Does “Serviced” mean that staff come in and clean, change towels, make the bed, etc.? Do they come with a kitchen, and are they like a residence?
Yes, Cyn, there is staff that comes in to tidy up, grab the trash, mop and Hoover on alternate days. There is a real kitchen with toaster, microwave, hob, dishwasher, French Press coffee maker, electric kettle. They supply basics for first breakfast as well. 24 hour laundry on site with tumble dryers and they supply soap, too. One of the most thoughtfully accommodating places we have stayed. Trying another “Aparthotel” in London now but it is rather minimalist with no true kitchen, sadly.
I wasn’t aware such an arrangement existed. PearTree sounds really convenient. The only thing they probably don’t do is unload the dishwasher for you every other day.
So does your latest Aparthotel at least have an electric kettle? Maybe a toaster oven?
Yes, Cyn, it has a kettle, a Nespresso (which always appeals to me!), a frig, a strange combo oven of a type I’ve not used, and a bar sink. The oven is a cross between convection and microwave made by Bosch. No instructions so I just muddled through. Lots of dishes but no dishwasher and the bar sink is not conducive to washing-up so we’ll not be cooking!
Sounds like it wasn’t the worst, even if it wasn’t the best, either. The Nespresso was definitely a plus! In some places, I’ve had to go out and buy a box of pods for other brand machines - and a big boxful is more than I’ll be using while I’m there, so i’ve left them for the next renters. The aparthotel managers would be on-site to restock the pods - better.
A dishwasher (and also a clothes washer) are among the amenities we look for when renting an apartment for a week on a trip. Even with a big-enough sink, I don’t enjoy hand-washing dishes, including coffee cups.
We’re looking at upgrading our kitchen at home, and considering a microwave/convection combo. That appears to be an increasingly popular appliance, although I’ll definitely need an instruction manual.