What is serviced apartment?
Serviced apartments provide all the facilities required for a comfortable stay in an apartment, giving a home-kind atmosphere. This is different from hotel stay. In a typical hotel, you will see a lot of staff always attending your needs and will be a very formal environment with 100s of rooms in hotel.
Usually, a serviced apartment will be a typical home or flat or apartment, fully furnished by the owner. The basic facilities like towels, drinking water etc will be provided by some of the apartment owners while others don't provide anything other than basic furniture and a bed. Some apartments may even provide drinking water, exercise machine etc. Some are air conditioned and some are not. It all depends on the provider as well as the amount you are willing to spend.
How much serviced apartments cost?
Recently the cost for serviced accommodation has been skyrocketing in Bengaluru making it almost impossible for middle class people to afford. The cost varies significantly depending on the location and the facilities.
The typical rent for serviced apartment accommodation in Bangalore is given below:
Daily rent for non-A/c single room serviced apartment: Rs 2000
Daily rent for non-A/c studio style with kitchenette: Rs 3000
Daily rent for non-A/c 2 bedroom serviced apartment with kitchen: Rs 4000 to Rs 5000
If you are looking for air conditioned rental accommodation, the daily rent will go up by another Rs 250 to Rs 500.
You can easily figure out that the cost for 1 month will be around Rs 1,50,000 for a 2 bed room serviced apartment. This is more than the money required to buy all the furniture and facilities required for a non-furnished rental house in Bangalore. So, if you are expecting to stay more than a month, jut go for a non furnished rental house and buy all the stuff yourself.
Serviced, Furnished or non furnished apartments - which one to choose?
A furnished apartment will cost you between Rs 100,000 and Rs 1,50,000 anywhere in Bengaluru. However, the rent for unfurnished accommodation varies a lot from place to place. It can be anywhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000.
If you have to choose between serviced, furnished and unfurnished accommodation, consider the following factors:
1. Cost of rent
2. How long you plan to stay (Most unserviced accommodation require you to sign a contract for minimum period of stay)
3. Cost of things that you need to purchase for a comfortable living
If you are looking for cheap serviced apartments in Bangalore, visit our serviced apartments section in the business directory.