Serviced apartments are furnished apartments, usually available for short or long term stays. These apartments provide amenities for daily use. These apartments aim to give guests a feeling of home away from home type of accommodation rather than just a hotel room with a bed and a bathroom.
Serviced apartments typically include complete furnishings and cooking utensils so that guests need not bring their own. Cleaning services are often included in the rent. Serviced apartments are sometimes seen as a cross between a hotel room and a home. Serviced apartments are popular with expatriates who just arrived in Singapore and have yet to find a suitable place to rent for the longer term.
More leisure travelers prefer the additional space and amenities offered by serviced apartments than those of conventional hotels. There is also a strong demand of such apartments among short-term expatriates who come to Singapore with a decent accommodation allowance.