The advantages of choosing the apartment hotel model. Independence of a “ready-to-live-in” dwelling.
An apartment hotel is a type of tourist let that combines the comfort of an apartment with hotel-style services. It is especially popular with people who need accommodation for a few days, weeks or even months, either for business or pleasure. SNRT (Syndicat National des Résidences de Tourisme et apparthotels) presents you with the apartment hotel concept and its various advantages.
Apartment hotels and their advantages
Stay days, weeks or months…
Apartment hotels are designed for living – and not just sleeping –
…in a “ready-to-live-in” apartment.
In apartment hotels, you have your own fully-equipped kitchen.
You can eat when you want (instead of having to eat when the hotel restaurant is open). You control how much you spend (substantial savings on hotels with three restaurant meals/day) and you may cook whatever way suits you. Foreigners in particular often grow weary of French cuisine and prefer to do their own cooking.
Much larger living area than in a hotel room
You have a living room plus one or several bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and a bathroom. Even studio apartments have sleeping, dining and a relaxation or work area.
In complete independence
From the time you arrive to when you leave, you manage your own apartment your own way. You can make yourself at home. Outsiders cannot get into your apartment when you are out unless you have scheduled the weekly housekeeping for example or requested some other service (maintenance, delivery services, etc.).
You can have friends or family or business relations over – just like in your own home. For example, a two-room downtown apartment is designed so you can receive visitors for work meetings in the living room/office, but it also has a convertible couch if the family wants to come and stay for a few days or spend the weekend.
Whether they are located by the sea, in the mountains or in the country, the apartments often have several beds for putting up varying numbers of stepfamily members or friends during the stay.
They are standardised dwellings, checked and graded (1 to 5 stars by Atout France) with hotel-style and à la carte services.
Apartment hotels comprise standardised dwellings evaluated by Atout France based on 219 classification criteria.
All the services you need – housekeeping, laundry, information and mail service available at reception.
Tourist residences frequently have extensive leisure amenities (swimming pool, play area, etc.) and provide customised services at different periods of the year (entertainment, visits, kids clubs, etc.)
In downtown areas, apartment hotels have meeting rooms and office-type facilities (business corner, photocopies, IT connections, etc.).
Tourist residences now provide a comprehensive range of (inclusive or paid) services: massages, sheets and fresh towels, bar, dining room, swimming pool, kids play area, pet care facilities, ski rental, entertainment reservations, baby-sitting, sports courses, cultural activities, etc.