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Are Serviced Apartments Good for Families?

Serviced apartments are becoming increasingly popular as they become a home away from home for business professionals and individuals seeking accommodation for extended stays. However, they shouldn’t be overlooked when searching for accommodation for your next family holiday. The Capital Hotels & Apartments are located throughout South Africa, leaving you spoilt for choice when deciding on your next family getaway destination.

What are serviced apartments?

Serviced apartments are essentially long-stay temporary accommodations. In a serviced apartment, you have access to the complete package as you would if you were a short-stay guest. Typically, serviced apartments come fully equipped with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, sometimes a work or office space, and, of course, a bedroom. Much like a hotel guest, serviced apartment guests have access to everything that the hotel has to offer, including amenities such as parking, housekeeping, pools, gyms, and other leisure facilities. Simply put, a serviced apartment provides the benefits of a hotel room and your own home.

Are serviced apartments suitable for families?

Much emphasis is placed on serviced apartments being an ideal option for business professionals, but are they suitable for families? Serviced apartments needn’t be reserved for those transcending the work-life balance; they have a lot to offer the whole family.

Booking hotel rooms for an entire family – which may even include multiple generations – can be a logistical nightmare and often comes with a hefty bill. Not to mention the added expense of eating out and daily excursions to keep everyone entertained. B&Bs may be kinder on your budget but mealtimes can be rather restrictive, especially with little ones that demand breakfast at the break of dawn, or moms and dads who might – just might –  have the luxury of sleeping in the mornings.

Serviced apartments offer families a change of scenery while maintaining their daily routines, a must for families with babies and young children.

Why you should choose a serviced apartment for your next family getaway

Here is a list of reasons why you should consider serviced apartments for your next holiday:


Serviced apartments come in all shapes and sizes so family members can all have their own space, with common areas like a living room and dining area for the family to spend time together. Unlike hotels, where you are either in separate rooms or trying to fit everyone in one room, serviced apartments are typically bigger than standard-sized hotel rooms.


Serviced apartments generally come with a fully-equipped kitchen, so you can enjoy the comfort of home-cooking away from home. This is a plus for family members with dietary requirements or food allergies, as well as making your holiday a lot more budget-friendly, eliminating the need to eat out every day.


Serviced apartments are more homely than typical hotel rooms. Many come with comfortable and familiar furnishings and accessories, creating a sense of home. As mentioned, along with having their own kitchen, living areas, and separate bedrooms, serviced apartments allow families to maintain their normal routines. If you’re used to bedtimes at a particular hour or have scheduled breakfast times, you can stick to them without much effort. Being able to keep your usual routine means the little ones will adapt to their new surroundings with ease.


In addition to all the familiarity and comforts of home, there’s the bonus of indulging in some of the benefits you’d expect from a hotel. Many serviced apartments have a reception and concierges, as well as restaurants and other facilities on site. They also have a regular housekeeping service at your request.

Centralised locations

Serviced apartments, like those on offer at The Capital Hotels & Apartments, are centrally located, affording you access to all of the cities’ sights and activities. And, after a busy day exploring, you can return back to the comfort of your home away from home.

If you’re in the process of planning your next family vacation and looking for the comforts of home with a change of scenery, consider booking a serviced apartment at The Capital Hotels & Apartments.

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