3 BIG Reasons why serviced apartments are ideal for families

No sooner is one school holiday out of the way and the next is already on the horizon.  As families trawl through the web to find the perfect mini break to refresh themselves, some families are sidestepping the idea of taking a city break with the kids in favor of resorts and holiday parks.  The feeling could be that in cities hotel rooms just don’t provide the space you need, B&Bs have a set breakfast time that doesn’t allow for your little ones’ 6am demands, and will time in a busy city really keep them entertained?  Well we say city breaks are ideal for families, and the best way to enjoy them is with serviced apartments as your accommodation of choice!  Here’s 3 reasons why…

Space for all the family

Serviced Apartments come in all shapes and sizes. For families one, two and three bedroom apartments mean that you can all have your own space, with communal areas like separate living and dining areas for the family to get together and relax. Unlike hotels, where you may all be cramped on a bed, elbowing each other for a good view of the TV, serviced apartments are typically bigger than equivalent hotels – most with comfortable seating enough for everyone.

Home Cooking

Serviced apartments come with their own fully equipped kitchens, meaning you can enjoy your family’s favourite meals even when you’re in the centre of London or halfway around the world!  For fussy eaters or children with allergies, having your own kitchen on your travels is a huge bonus – plus, if you’re looking to go away on a budget, your own cooking facilities will mean you don’t have to splash out in restaurants during your whole trip.



This is especially important for bigger families – some accommodation options can charge per person, and even hike up the prices once your kids hit their teens. Serviced apartments are charged per apartment per night, so you have the flexibility to stay just for one night, a full week, or even months – so it really could begin to feel like home!

Planning a city break with the kids…

Once you have your own home away from home, you’re free to explore your city of choice. Holiday parks and resorts may have a lot of organised activities for children, but what they have planned during your stay may not be to your child’s taste. Or, as many parents out there will know, your child might unexpectedly decide they don’t like arts and crafts anymore, or they don’t want to go on a nature trail today.

That’s where city breaks really do come into their own for families with children.  Largely because there are so many things available for children to do from museums to play centres, outdoor pursuits to zoos and aquariums.  Cities are very well catered to children and families, something which we at Birchover, are often finding out.

Check out our What’s Happening blog to get an insight into what activities are available near our apartments.

The Birchover Residences is a collection of luxury apartment-hotels based in Derby, Nottingham and West Bridgford – all in the East Midlands.

The Residences are renowned for the superb quality of service that we provide, the beautiful furnishings and the flexible range of accommodation.

We have 50 apartments ranging from Studios through 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. The apartment-hotels are primarily located in city centre locations in stunning converted Georgian and Victorian properties. We do have some suburban properties and our luxury Bridgford Hall apartments are located above a grand wedding venue. Bridgford Hall is perfect for wedding guests and anyone wishing to visit the beautiful West Bridgford or Nottingham area.

We are a family owned business and are really proud of the close relationships and customer focus that our team have with guests. Carl and Lisa Bridge have operated The Residences since 2008, having taken on a business which has been operating since 1997. So we turn 20 this year!

We’d love to hear from you! To book or ask any questions about our luxury apartment-hotels, please:

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