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5 tips for choosing the perfect serviced apartment

By Localiiz Branded | 4 March 2022

Header image courtesy of Apartment O

Marrying the conveniences of a hotel with the space and comforts of home, serviced apartments are the perfect hybrid between the two traditional accommodation concepts. It stands to reason that these fully-furnished, self-contained dwellings have become an appealing option among young professionals and families in Hong Kong.

Of course, the prerequisite to reaping the full benefits of serviced accommodation is finding the right fit for you. We consulted Hong Kong serviced apartment provider Apartment O for some useful tips on choosing the perfect serviced apartment, so that you can be well on your way to relaxing in your dream home away from home, whether you are on the hunt for a temporary holiday retreat or a long-term stay.

Photo: Apartment O (via Facebook)

Consider the location

The overriding reason for living in a serviced apartment is the convenience of having a fully furnished apartment to move into, but location can equally make a huge difference in easing your day-to-day commutes. In fact, finding the perfect serviced apartment is arguably as much about the surroundings as it is the property itself. Ideally, you would want to settle into a neighbourhood that’s accessible to your workplace and nearby conveniences.

Apartment O takes this into account, offering furnished serviced apartments in Hong Kong’s prime neighbourhoods, Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. With a myriad of dining, shopping, and recreation options within the vicinity, and close proximity to transport links, Apartment O promises a vibrant, high-quality lifestyle and unrivalled convenience in the heart of the city.


Comfort and style matter

Your home should be a haven that you look forward to retreating to after a long day—or in the case of the current pandemic restrictions, a place you can easily spend extended periods of time in. All this to say, comfort and style play a pivotal role in your overall quality of living.

One advantage of serviced apartments is that they tend to eschew the stiff, monotonous environment of hotel rooms for their own unique personalities, so take that as an opportunity to find an apartment that complements your personal style!

When it comes to bold personality and exquisite interior design, Apartment O is top-rated in the market. Its aesthetic is inspired by 1930s Shanghai and Hong Kong—think period-style armchairs, chinoiserie patterned walls, lacquered dark-wood cabinets, and other chic throwback touches. Tastefully vintage and imbued with timeless luxury, Apartment O delivers more than just a comfortable place for guests to rest their heads, but a lavish, one-of-a-kind experience of old-world charms.


Check what amenities are included

Serviced apartments generally come furnished with all the essential appliances and furniture to make your stay comfortable and stress-free—but that does not mean you shouldn’t read the fine print of amenities that are included to ensure that they cater to your specific needs.

At Apartment O, style may appear vintage, but amenities are nothing short of state-of-the-art. Maintaining a high standard of luxury accommodation, its furnished apartments are fully functional with premium kitchen appliances, cable television, high-speed internet, and even a jacuzzi, along with free dishwasher and laundry facilities on-site.

Ensuring that its apartments are as inclusive as possible, Apartment O is also pet-friendly, welcoming your animal companions for an affordable additional charge.

Photo: Apartment O

Pay attention to the lease terms

It’s always a good idea to check that the lease terms offered can accommodate your desired length of stay. Especially for those in transition or who tend to be on the move, be on the lookout for serviced apartments that offer flexible lease terms, as the last thing you want is to get locked into paying rent for longer than you actually need.

With tenants’ needs in mind, Apartment O offers flexible lease terms so you can adjust your duration of stay around your personal timeline, whether that is two months or a full year.

Photo: Apartment O

Keep an eye out for good deals

What’s a perfect serviced apartment if it drains your bank account and leaves you short of cash for other necessary expenses? Wherever your budget is at, one of the best ways to help you save money is to actively scour for special bargains and promotions. More often than not, you will be able to snap up a better value-for-money deal on that dream apartment that may otherwise be just out of your price range.

Apartment O has a Special Offer section on its website that allows you to view exclusive, limited-time offers all at a glance. Currently, Apartment O is running a promotion on long-term stays, with prices as low as $35,000 for a one-bedroom unit with a private foyer.

Photo: Apartment O

By now, you should feel confident and well-equipped to begin looking for your new home away from home! A good place to start your search is with Hong Kong’s pet-friendly, fully-furnished serviced apartment provider Apartment O, which offers some of the most impeccable and stylish accommodation options in the city. 

Its signature units in Causeway Bay range from 1,020 to 1,500 square feet, carrying one or two bedrooms with the option of a study room and a private terrace or balcony. Meanwhile, its Happy Valley location features high-privacy, one-bedroom units that occupy entire floors and boast panoramic views of the Happy Valley racecourse.

Click here to check out Apartment O’s premier serviced apartments and get in on convenient, luxury living today.

Apartment O

Apartment O offers fully-furnished, pet-friendly serviced apartments conveniently located in the heart of Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. It offers an unparalleled living experience, where style meets convenience in the form of vintage-inspired premier serviced apartments that take you back to the elegance and charm of old Hong Kong and classic Shanghai.