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Advice on renting a serviced apartment 

It’s hard not to notice that the serviced living trend is on the upswing here in this buzzing city. In the past few years, serviced apartments have popped up around town, from newly hip in the west-end of Hong Kong Island, to the resort-like communities in New Territories or tourist favorite shopping areas at Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong’s serviced living comes in all shapes and sizes, themes and styles, for short to long-term residents. Whether for business or leisure, people opt for serviced apartments for the well-rounded services that create the sense of home away from home.

Locating the Home-away-from-Home
Everyone has a different concept for just what that home entails and so there is a serviced living space for every taste. Furnished serviced apartments are great alternatives for spacious, comfort and conveniences of a home, and at a lower nightly cost than a hotel room. The first thing to decide is whether you prefer to be in easy reach of the Central Business District (CBD) or whether you are prepared to put up with a commute. Importantly most serviced apartments outside the CBD provide direct shuttle services into town, so it's possible to have the best of both worlds.
Whether it’s a short-stay or a long term lease, Our informative
Serviced Living District Guide can be a resourceful tool to help you locate the perfect neighborhood for your home-away-from-home.


Hotel-style service
Business and leisure travelers alike are increasingly turning to serviced apartments for short term stays, serviced apartment providers are increasingly offering five-star hotel services at their properties.  If you are looking for a serviced apartment with
hotel-style service, so be sure to ask about the amenities on offer. It goes without saying that you will have concierge and maid services. Most serviced apartments also offer fine dining and sport facilities. Serviced apartments, attached to hotels - of which there are many in Hong Kong - boast extras like three-layer pillow mattresses, and offer residents use of the hotel's pool, health club and lounge. 


Designer décor
Most of Hong Kong's serviced apartments are upscale and ultra-contemporary often with an Asian flavor in the artwork or soft furnishings. Be aware that you get what you pay for: single suites are well planned and comfortable, while the penthouses can offer private lap pools and aromatherapy Jacuzzis with the Hong Kong skyline as the backdrop. With the trend for urban revitalization projects, some new serviced apartment projects also offer their accommodations with
forefront of urban renal and design themes.


Ultimate flexibility
Whether you are visiting Hong Kong for work or play, on your own or with the family, serviced apartments are ideal for people who don't have the time to make a new home. But they are also giving you the space and independence to do your own thing. There's a fitted kitchen so you can enjoy catering for yourself - when and if you want to. There's also generally more space than in a hotel room so you can bring as much computer or baby equipment with you as you like.  .

Brand loyalty
For executives who travel frequently, the standard of accommodation has become a major factor. It's important to find a place you like, somewhere you can return to again and again. Serviced apartments afford that option and since many have a global presence it's possible to create a sense of homecoming wherever you are in the world.

Short-term lease
Of course one of the main benefits of a serviced apartment is that you can stay for just a few weeks or a month. But not only are serviced apartments cheaper than hotels, room rates are reduced for longer stays. As a result many people choose to stay long term (for up to a year or more).

Relocation
A serviced apartment is an ideal base from which to explore Hong Kong if you are relocating here from overseas. With every practical need taken care of, you are free to get to know the various different districts, and find an apartment you like and a school for the kids. Many people choose to live in serviced apartments until their belongings are shipped out. This can be a rewarding experience not least because many of the other residents will also be expatriates in search of a new social network.