12 Reasons Why You Should Check Into A Singapore Serviced Apartment

12 Reasons Why You Should Check Into A Singapore Serviced Apartment
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong 
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Spaciousness, privacy and sheer comfort – these qualities set serviced apartments apart from the other accommodations you can find in a city, such as hotels, hostels, and Airbnb vacation rentals. While they are primarily occupied by professionals or business executives on work assignments, tourists – especially those travelling with families – are increasingly fond of the homely amenities and services that top serviced apartments provide. There are plenty of such upscale serviced apartments in Singapore, and leading the way is The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a premier owner-operator with over 30 years of stellar industry track record. Here are 12 amenities that you can enjoy among six of its properties (Ascott Orchard, Ascott Raffles Place, Citadines Fusionopolis, Citadines Mount Sophia, Somerset Bencoolen and Somerset Liang Court) in Singapore.

1. Enjoy socializing among residents with unique programmes and activities

 Ascott Orchard Singapore Resident Lounge

If you are looking for a place to live rather than just to sleep, opt for a serviced apartment instead of a hotel as it offers residents plenty of opportunities to mingle and foster relationships with fellow expatriates and long-stay residents. For instance, Ascott Orchard features stylish lounges for cozy dinner get-togethers with your family, friends, and associates, not to mention that a range of festive celebrations, cultural workshops, and local tours are regularly organized for residents to immerse themselves in the local culture.

2. Handle your business matters with peace of mind

 Ascott Raffles Place Meeting Rooms

Professionals and executives on business assignments can expect top-of-the-line business center services and strong WiFi connectivity when they choose to stay in serviced apartments, as most of them come with meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, as well as teleconferencing and courier services. Ascott Raffles Place is a fine example as it provides additional services like these that allow its residents to have a peace of mind when it comes to business matters.

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

3. Fully-equipped kitchenettes for easy cooking

 Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore Kitchen

One of the biggest advantages of staying in a serviced apartment during your business trip is that it affords you a feeling of being at home during your time away, since it usually comes furnished with a variety of home comforts such as a fully-equipped kitchenette. Whether you are looking for a quick and convenient meal, or planning to host a culinary gathering, these kitchenettes have all the right utensils for you to cook up a storm.

4. Enjoy the convenience of free shuttle services to key business districts

Public transport during peak hours can be a daunting prospect for business travellers in Singapore. However, at Ascott Orchard, Citadines Mount Sophia, Somerset Bencoolen, and Somerset Liang Court, you can beat the bustle by taking the free shuttle services provided to the city’s key business districts on weekdays. Airport transfer services (charges apply) are also available at all of Ascott’s serviced apartments, making your trips to the world-renowned Changi Airport a stress-free occasion.

Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore

5. Whimsical play areas to keep your young ones entertained

 Ascott Orchard Singapore Outdoor Playground

Travellers with kids will appreciate the bright and whimsical play areas that will keep the young ones occupied and happy. Somerset Liang Court and Somerset Bencoolen have on-site indoor playrooms fitted with educational and entertaining toys, while Ascott Orchard has a children’s playground and a wading pool on its premises. Such facilities will definitely be a hit among families who wish to bring their young kids along on their overseas trips.

Somerset Liang Court Singapore

6. Check in with your fur-babies at this pet-friendly accommodation

 Somserset Liang Court Living Room

Travellers who wish to bring their furry companions along can find pet-friendly serviced apartments at Somerset Liang Court. Since the property is situated near the Singapore River as well as the Fort Canning Park, it is a great location to bring your pets out for some outdoor fun. Furthermore, there is a well-stocked pet shop at the Liang Court shopping center, tending to every need of your fur-babies.

7. Travelling convenience with proximity to public transport

Guests of Ascott’s serviced residences will be delighted to know that all properties are located close to the city’s MRT (mass rapid transit) railway stations. This means that residents will take mere minutes to reach key business districts, major sightseeing spots, and top shopping districts, making Ascott’s serviced apartments an excellent base for your adventures in Singapore.

Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore

8. Stay connected everywhere with pocket WiFi rental

You are happily sightseeing in a foreign country and have taken several selfies that you are eager to post on your social network apps. Then you suddenly realize there’s no WiFi. Thankfully, the Ascott properties offer rental of pocket WiFi devices so that you can stay connected with your friends, loved ones, and relatives everywhere in Singapore. It is great for business travellers too, as they can secure deals and make crucial calls without the stress of connectivity loss.

9. Peace of mind for travelling parents with babysitting services

 Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore Indoor Playroom

For parents on overseas business assignments, it can be pretty stressful trying to juggle work and looking after their precocious young kids. To help these families, the six Ascott properties in Singapore offer babysitting services. Secure in the knowledge that their kids are in safe and professional hands, these working parents will then be able to focus on their work and boost their productivity.

Somerset Bencoolen Singapore

10. Staying fit and healthy with indoor and outdoor gyms

 Ascott Orchard Singapore Indoor Gym

Many of the serviced residences in Singapore have fitness corners or basic gym set-ups for guests who wish to keep themselves fit during their stay. Ascott Orchard goes a step further: it has both an indoor gym where you can work out in air-conditioned comfort, and also an outdoor gym where you can enjoy the gentle breeze of the open air.

11. Within walking distance to Orchard Road shopping district

 Linkway Bridge Between Ascott Orchard and Paragon Shopping Centre

Not only will you enjoy a luxurious stay in your serviced apartments, you are also a stone’s throw away from the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district. The residence offers easy access to a plethora of high fashion brands among classy malls such as the Paragon Shopping Centre and Ngee Ann City. After hunting for your shopping loots, don’t forget to get an Instagram-worthy shot of the covered bridge that links Ascott Orchard and Paragon Shopping Centre!

Ascott Orchard Singapore

12. Hypermarkets and convenience stores to cater to your daily needs

At any of the six featured properties, you are never far from hypermarkets and convenience stores for your daily necessities. While major chain stores like 7-Eleven or Cold Storage are prevalent, you can find traditional mom-and-pop stores around the neighborhood that feature unique goods.

Comfort and convenience in abundance

Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore Living Room

Despite the prevalence of short-stay accommodations in Singapore, there is still a great demand for serviced apartments that offer comfort and convenience in abundance. Whether you are a business traveller or a touring family, the Ascott properties in Singapore offer unparalleled amenities and services that make every stay a stress-free experience. Furthermore, if you book these apartments at least seven days in advance, you can enjoy 20% off their Best Flexible Rates as well as other perks. So check out the six featured Ascott properties, and plan your next Singapore stay in luxury.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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