A Serviced apartment also known as Service Apartments or Extended Stay is a fully furnished apartment available for both short-term as well as long-term stays, providing all the hotel-like amenities, such as having room service, a fitness center, a laundry room, and/or a rec room. Most of them are equipped with full kitchens, Wi-Fi and washer & dryers inside.
Companies frequently use serviced apartments to host professionals who may be on a local or international work assignment. It is common for executives to stay in serviced apartments temporarily while searching for a permanent residence or relocation. Although serviced apartments are primarily occupied by business executives, they are also available to the general public.
Serviced apartments offer facilities much like a traditional hotel but provides more space, convenience and privacy like home, so you can enjoy living like a local when travelling. They have private cooking facilities, sometimes a kitchenette but sometimes a full-size kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, larger living/sleeping areas than most standard rooms, and often having access to gyms, restaurants, meeting space, concierges and other hotel-like services.
- Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne (2008). Australia For Dummies. Australia: John Wiley & Sons. p. 82. ISBN 9780470289808.