Airbnb has really cemented itself as the cost-effective alternative to traditional rental accommodation since its establishment almost 10 years ago. While it does have its advantages, such as offering a lower-cost solution for budget travellers and sometimes a bespoke activity alongside accommodation, serviced apartments will always trump the unregulated alternative. Here’s why:

Location

One of the first things we consider when booking accommodation is the location. With Airbnb you won’t see the actual address of the property until after you book and confirm your stay, so you cannot check how close you are to the city, or work out how to get around. Luckily, PREMIER SUITES Bristol Cabot Circus is centrally located in the heart of Cabot Circus, just a few minutes’ walk from outlet stores, easily reachable from the airport and most importantly close to trains and buses for travel around the city and beyond.

Facilities

Airbnb accommodation varies from renting a bed in a city centre apartment to an isolated cabin in the woods. Although we expect certain facilities to be available when we rent a place to stay, Airbnb does not have a list of ‘must-haves’. You may not have access to a kitchen, a private bathroom or a living room. When you rent one of our hotel-style apartments, you are guaranteed all of the facilities you expect from home. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, including washing machine and dishwasher and modern private bathroom as standard, among the many other facilities.

Quality

When a property is signed up to Airbnb, it is not automatically subject to inspection. In fact, properties are not checked or inspected by Airbnb at all; the owner submits a couple of pictures and the rest is taken at face value. At PREMIER SUITES, we believe our guests deserve the highest standards so our apartments and buildings are subject to constant scrutiny by our housekeeping staff and managers to ensure each apartment is perfect for each guest. You are guaranteed the same quality and standards whether you are staying in Bristol or any of the PREMIER SUITES around the UK and Ireland.

Security

Here at PREMIER SUITES Bristol, your comfort, safety and security is the most important thing to us. You are always guaranteed our highest levels of security and safety both from our building and our staff. We are also completely fire-safety compliant and a lot of our staff have fire and first aid training. Airbnb hosts are not required to have any sort of fire training and in a lot of cases don’t have basic fire safety equipment on hand in case of an emergency.

Cost

Airbnb is advertised as a low-cost option, which is great for low-budget travellers. However, when you see a property is being advertised for €100 per night this is not the exact amount you will pay. They have a lot of hidden costs associated with the stay such as cleaning fee, taxes and often a security deposit which is sometimes more than the cost of the accommodation! We pride ourselves on our transparent pricing schemes, what you see is always what you pay.

For your comfort, security and convenience choose a serviced apartment the next time you stay in Bristol. For more information or to find out about our great special offers, contact our friendly reservations team today.

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