Service apartments: A place like home

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service-apartments.jpgFrequent travelers will love this. A place which is just like home, but also offers all the facilities that a hotel does. There is a lot of variety, so take your pick …

Finding accommodation is a challenge for any newcomer in a big city like Bangalore. It might take up to a month or more to find a decent residence. And hotel accommodation is sure to burn a hole in the pocket. Many a time tourists, business travelers and visitors to the city prefer a homely atmosphere. Service apartments are the right choice for such people.

 

Service apartment is a ‘hot concept’ among corporates, tourists and sometimes even families. Service apartments offer people great value for money because they have all facilities that a house would have besides some allied facilities like housekeeping, in-house laundry, car rental services, parking space and security. A typical service apartment is air-conditioned and furnished, has an attached bath, fully equipped kitchen, colour TV, fridge, washing machine, locker, telephone connection, Internet connectivity, power backup, 24-hour security, fire safety and private parking.

 

Some popular firms that offer service apartments in the city are:

 

Tristar:

 

This is a service apartment that seems to be inspired by theelements of the universe.There are 25 apartments that are inclusive of studio, 1-bed room and
2-bedroom units. It is located at 100 ft Road at HAL Stage 2, Indiranagar. Tristar also offers complimentary breakfast
and use of jacuzzi steam bath and gym.
One can book online at
http://www.tristarapt.com/

 

Specs: Air-conditioned apartments; Business-related assistance: work desks, Internet; In-house services: laundry, airport pickup and drop,adequate parking facility, reading room; Additional facilities: restaurant, barbeque court, health club, steam bath, jacuzzi and gym; Gadgets provided: TV, telephone; Distance from airport/railway station: 3 km/13 km; Tariff per day: Studio: Rs 1900, deluxe room: Rs 2750, super deluxe: Rs 3500 (+12% tax applicable). Phone: 5118 5900

 

Stay and Work:

 

Stay and Work is a service apartment on Infantry Road and has four studio, three single bedroom and thirteen two-bedroom apartments. They also offer complimentary breakfast and use of sauna, gym and steam bath. Another distinguishing feature is that they offer safety deposit lockers for your valuables.

 

Specs: Air-conditioning, single bedroom and two bedroom, fully equipped kitchenette; Business-related assistance: credit card transactions, foreign currency exchange, travel desk, board room, business center, Internet access; In-house services: daily housekeeping; Additional facilities: billiards, gym, steam, sauna, lounge, car parking, food delivery, grocery delivery, security, cable TV, 24-hour checkout and power back up; Gadgets provided: Laundromat, telephone with STD/ISD facilities; Distance from airport/railway station: 6 km/5km; Tariff per day: Single bedroom: Rs 2150 to Rs 2650, two bedroom:
Rs 3000 to Rs 3500 (+ 10% luxury
tax applicable). Phone: 22864270 ,
22864271, 22864272

 

Homestead:

 

This is a service apartment with 21 fully furnished 2 and 3 bedroom suites at Lavelle Road built by the Brigade group of companies. The advantage of staying here is the convenience of visiting restaurants, museums, theatres, hotels, and shopping malls in the nearby areas of MG road, Brigade Road and Commercial Street.

 

Specs: Air-conditioned and furnished, two bedrooms, attached bathrooms, living-cum-dining room, fully equipped kitchenette; Business-related assistance: fax and computer with Internet connection; In-house services: housekeeping, pantry, laundry, security; Additional facilities: basic secretarial services, ticketing and car rentals, party area for 40 people, gym; Gadgets provided: TV, music system, iron, hair drier, telephone with STD/ISD facilities and a port for your laptop, power backup; Distance from airport/railway station: 12km/5 km; Tariff per day: standard: Rs 2,900, executive: Rs 3,100, luxury: Rs 3,250, Deluxe 2-bed: Rs 2,800, luxury 3-bed: Rs 3,500 (+12% tax applicable). Phone: 2222-0966/67/68

 

Mélange:

 

Mélange is owned by Triangle Property Developers Pvt Limited. It houses 25 service apartments. It is located on Vittal Mallya Road. It is high on décor and has some really beautiful upholstery and furnished houses. It even has a lovely sit out where one can laze and spend an evening sipping some coffee.

 

Specs: Air-conditioned studio, double bedroom apartment; Business-related assistance: fax, photocopying, email, courier, Internet access; In-house services: laundry; Additional facilities: tennis and badminton court, steam room, Ganesh temple, 24 hour security; Gadgets provided: electronic safe wardrobes, private telephone lines, TV; Distance from airport/railway station: 12 km /10 km; Tariff per day: studio: Rs 1850, single bedroom: Rs 2500 double bedroom apartment: Rs 3200, (12% tax applicable) Ph: 2129700/01/02

 

Halcyon:

 

This place boasts of being one of the biggest condominium complexes in India. They have about 60 condominiums and each offers the atmosphere and the space of a hotel yet the convenience of a service apartment. It offers complimentary breakfast and free use of other services.

 

Specs: Fully equipped kitchen; Business-related assistance: credit card transactions, foreign currency exchange, travel desk, car parking, 24-hour check out, board room, business center; In-house services: house-keeping and laundry; Additional facilities: multi-cuisine lounge, exclusive lounge, room service, grocery service, chef on call, doctor on call, safe deposit locker, swimming pool, health club and billiards room, security; Gadgets provided: Laundromat, in condo dialing, Internet connectivity; Distance from airport/railway station: 8 km Tariff per day: studio: Rs 2,200, single duplex: Rs 3,000, single condominium: Rs 2,600, double condominium: Rs 4,200, triple condominium: Rs 5,000 (+ 15% tax). Phone: 5110-2200

 

Lavelle Inn:

 

If you’re looking for comfortable accommodation that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, Lavelle Inn is the place for you. It makes no bones about providing basic yet pleasant accommodation with no frills attached.

 

Specs: Single room A/c; Business-related assistance: credit card transactions; Additional facilities: car parking; In-house services: housekeeping; Gadgets provided: TV with cable connection, Internet facility in business; Tariff per day: single occupancy: Rs 825, double occupancy: Rs 975 Phone: 5112-0187, 5112-0203

 
Issue BG42 Sept04