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Westprecinct vs Hotel Accommodation and Serviced Apartments

What are the pros and cons of hotels and serviced apartments in Sydney or Melbourne for long term accommodation?

Hotels and serviced apartments in Sydney or Melbourne are ideal for short term stays. However if you are planning to stay for an extended period of time, you may prefer the added flexibility of luxury furnished accommodation to hotels and serviced apartments in Sydney or Melbourne for long term furnished residences.  We offer a stylish alternative to hotels and standard serviced apartments – learn more about the Westprecinct advantage.




Corporate hotels and serviced apartments are conveniently located in busy city areas and close to the central business district but away from lifestyle facilities such as shopping centres, parks, schools, cafes and restaurants.

With Westprecinct Furnished Residences, you are away from the hustle and bustle with a work-life balance in residential areas, so you can really live like a “local”.


Most hotels have a higher daily charge per room per night than furnished apartments or serviced apartments for long term accommodation.

This does not usually change whether you are staying one week or four months and can be very expensive when you also factor in the cost of living expenses such as eating at restaurants and dry cleaning

Westprecinct’s rate is dependent on the length of stay so the longer you stay, the better the weekly rate will be. The average cost of a month in a luxury hotel is twice the cost of a furnished apartment on a per room per night comparative rate.

Living expenses are also lower as furnished apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry and local telephone calls are also included in the standard rate.


Newly developed and refurbished hotels can provide a high level of presentation but older hotel rooms and serviced apartments can be very sparsely furnished and feel quite sterile and bland and screams rented accommodation.

Every one of our Westprecinct Furnished Residences has a modern and contemporary feel with luxurious furnishings, designer fittings and high-quality flooring, providing you with all the comforts of home.

There is a distinctive feeling of sheer quality and luxury not found in traditional serviced apartments in Sydney or Melbourne making you feel like you are in a private home, not a tenant in rented accommodation.


A hotel room is cleaned daily but there are no kitchen and laundry facilities so you pay extra for dry cleaning and eating out at restaurants.

There are advantages to staying in hotels but often when the offices shut, so do the food outlets and it may be difficult to even obtain a takeaway meal after 2pm in the city.

Even restaurant-quality food can lose its flavour after an extended stay.

Westprecinct’s furnished accommodation provide you with the comforts and conveniences of home such as a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities and are strategically positioned in urban villages close to takeaway outlets, cafes and restaurants

You can serve up delicious and nutritious home cooked meals for yourself, cook a meal you and your family or even host a dinner party for your friends and colleagues.

Westprecinct Furnished Residences can also be cleaned at a small additional fee.


Hotels and serviced apartments usually offer a lot of additional facilities such as swimming pool, spas, saunas and gymnasiums for no additional charge.

The facilities offered by Westprecinct are on par with a five-star hotel with some developments even offering tennis courts as well as swimming pool, spas, saunas and gymnasiums.

The added advantage of staying in our furnished apartments is the close proximity to outdoor areas such as parks, rivers and golf courses.


Standard hotel rooms are like a studio apartment which may include a small study space but are usually less than 30 square metres in total.

Although better than hotel accommodation for longer stays, most serviced apartments also miss the mark. You walk in and get confronted by a slightly larger box with four boring walls, drab furniture and basically the bare essentials. Hardly the ideal place to call home for the next 3 months or more.

Westprecinct furnished accommodation is distinguished by their large dining and eating areas flowing out onto expansive terrace areas or wrap around balconies with oversized bedrooms, bathrooms and entertainer’s kitchens.

Those looking to book Westprecinct Furnished Residences have a choice of one, two or three bedrooms and penthouse floor suites.


Hotels and some serviced apartments provide a similar level of customer service as Westprecinct but may offer additional services such as room service and a concierge.

However, this is factored in the overall cost of your long term stay and what you gain in security, you lose in privacy.

Westprecinct does not have a concierge service but offers an unobtrusive but dedicated Guest Experience Manager to handle any questions or issues which you may have during your stay,  24/7.


Hotels or older serviced apartments can have paper-thin walls and you may be staying in a hotel with tourists and/or families which may be noisy and disruptive if you want to hold business meetings or work in your hotel room.

Not only are you afforded more privacy than standard hotel accommodation with stand alone accommodation and separate entrances, you are paying a similar amount of money or less for more space with Westprecinct Executive Apartments.

Hotel accommodation and serviced apartments in Sydney or Melbourne work well for short term stays and business trips up to 28 nights but executive apartments are popular with business travellers on extended assignments, families who are relocating and people who require temporary housing for an unspecified period of time. Contact us to find out more about Westprecinct Furnished Residences and how we provide you with a preferred alternative to hotels and serviced apartments for long term stays by executives and families alike.

This has been the best experience of my life – I felt like being in a 5 star hotel. The apartment was amazing and the customer service of the Westprecinct team was the best I’ve ever experienced.
B Graf
Marketing Manager – Denmark

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