7 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE BOOKING A SERVICED APARTMENT IN LAGOS
A serviced apartment as you might have noticed since following this blog is a fully furnished apartment available for both short term, and long term stays. A typical serviced apartment provides all the amenities hotels provide ranging from room service, fitness center, laundry room, free Wifi, etc. Most of these apartments are luxury apartments and provide a sense of grandeur and ultimate comfort.
When you travel for an extended stay, whether on a business trip or a family or work vacation, renting a serviced apartment, whether corporate serviced apartment or a regular serviced apartment is more convenient and less expensive than booking extended hotel lodging.
Though popular and with many benefits, serviced apartments are unpopular in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. The fundamental reason is that Nigerians are used to paying annual rent and lodging in hotels. This, however, ends up in Nigerians spending more money on rent and hotel lodging that would have been saved by leveraging the benefits of serviced apartments.
Though serviced apartments are springing up everywhere, all serviced apartment providers, corporate housing companies, landlords and managers are not the same. For this reason, there are questions you need to ask before booking a serviced apartment in Lagos, to ensure you get the best for your money and your needs. In this piece, we discuss important questions to ask when you want to rent a furnished apartment.
How Long Can I stay in the serviced apartment?
Most serviced apartments allow you to stay as long as you wish provided you did not set an end date when you’re checking in to the apartment. At 1313 Apartments, your apartment is available to you as long as you wish to stay.
What can I expect in my Apartment
This is a crucial question to ask when hiring a furnished apartment. This is because different serviced apartments have diverse amenities and pieces of furniture to offer. While some apartments provide basic facilities, others are focused on providing a luxurious lifestyle for its house members. 1313 Apartments is a luxury apartment that offers comfortable furniture and other basic amenities to make your stay relaxing and fulfilling. Other features of 1313 Apartments include a full-service concierge, guaranteed 24/7 power supply and security services, onsite fitness center, laundry services, and restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge with breathtaking views of the Ikoyi Link Bridge, free Wifi and parking premises.
Is my apartment serviced?
It’s vital to ask whether your apartment is serviced or not, and the frequency of service to the apartments. While some apartments adopt a bi-weekly service, others go for monthly service. These services include cleaning of the apartment, bed and bath linen changing. Also, ask whether you can request for a special cleaning arrangement of your apartment.
Am I allowed to Smoke in my Apartment?
Ask this critical question to avoid having issues with the managers of the apartment when you’ve moved in. Most serviced apartments restrict housemates from smoking inside the apartment and common areas of the building, however, allow them to smoke at specific places in the apartment.
Can I hold a Party or Gathering while staying in my apartment?
Most apartments allow you to invite a specified number of guests to your apartment; however, there is a need to respect the quiet hours of the apartment. For clarity, we advise you read the terms and conditions or policy of the apartment to understand their policy about visiting and parties.
At 1313 Apartment, we have a business center where our house members can organize meetings and conferences. Our in-house restaurant and lounge are also available in case you wish to eat out or hang out with friends and family.
Can I have a list of included furnishings and accessories?
This is another critical question to ask before you move into the apartment. Although the apartment might provide full furnishing and accessories, there may be something you need that isn’t offered. Asking this question helps you find out is there anything else you need to bring with you while moving in. It also serves as an inventory so you can ensure you don’t mistakenly take the apartments property with you when you leave.
Can I know your Terms and Conditions?
This is regarded as the most important question to ask before renting a serviced apartment. It’ll help you know about any other costs you should know about. You’ll be surprised to find out hidden fees some maintained apartment companies hide in their agreements. To avoid being surprised and going through unplanned stressful circumstances, ask upfront for the terms and conditions to evade any hidden cost that you may incur. The terms and conditions also help you know if the apartment is suited for your individual need.
At 1313 apartment, we take time to intimate you on the process, terms, and conditions involved in checking in, staying and checking out of our apartment. This helps us maintain a cordial relationship with you while you’re in our apartment and after you’ve checked out. We value our clients as our friends and go extra miles to ensure they’re comfortable and satisfied at all time.
We hope this piece is helpful as you set out to search for a furnished apartment that suits your individual need. For questions or inquiries, feel free to reach out to us anytime for assistance. We’re always glad to assist.