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2022-05-26

Top 10 the best self-catering accommodation near me - Interesting hotels

In line with today's dynamic pace of life, moving to distant lands for different purposes such as travel, business... has partly increased the demand for accommodation of tourists. As a rule, the types of accommodation are also increasingly diversified to bring the most perfect choice. In addition to hotels, motels, hostels, and homestays, a new and unique type of accommodation was born with the name: self-catering accommodation or hotel apartment. Have you ever heard of the phrase self-catering hotel? So what's the difference between self-catering accommodation and a regular hotel? Let's find out with Luxcity.

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Self-catering accommodation is a relatively new place but is preferred by many tourists today, it is a prominent new trend.
Self-catering accommodation is a relatively new place but is preferred by many tourists today, it is a prominent new trend.

What is a self-catering accommodation?

Self-catering accommodation is roughly understood as a type of hotel built in the form of an apartment, fully meeting self-service facilities such as a bar, refrigerator, kitchen, microwave... Self-catering accommodation is a strange but creative combination between an apartment and a hotel. Here, you will experience life with all the comforts of home. At the same time, you also enjoy standard resort hotel services, ensuring a vacation with many unforgettable emotions.

 

Self-catering accommodation is generally understood as a hotel, but when you come here you will make and serve yourself the way you want
Self-catering accommodation is generally understood as a hotel, but when you come here you will make and serve yourself the way you want

Functions and benefits of self-catering accommodation

Equipped with facilities and services such as bedroom system, 24/24 service, mail service, and reservation service.

The only difference is that it allows guests to buy back apartments for relaxation and rental. Self-catering accommodation possesses the function of apartments:

The apartment hotel is designed with full kitchen facilities, living room, bedroom,... with full cooking utensils and for visitors to go to the market and experience the lifestyle like their own home. The difference is that there is a management and operating unit responsible for the subletting and day-to-day operation of the hotel.

The difference between a self-catering accommodation and a regular hotel.

 

The biggest benefit of self-catering accommodation is probably the comfort, and privacy, and the customers will be able to do what they want
The biggest benefit of self-catering accommodation is probably the comfort, and privacy, and the customers will be able to do what they want

What is the difference between self-catering accommodation and a regular hotel?

Criteria

Self-catering accommodation 

Regular hotel

Convenience

  • There is a living room, bedroom, kitchen, and full kitchen utensils…
  • Have all the necessary items that a typical house has.
  • Most do not have their living room and kitchen.
  • Limit some things such as no washing machine, or dishwasher.

Space

  • Guests will have a private and comfortable space
  • Guests can use the whole house and do what they like.
    • Can leave early and return late.
    • Take advantage of the kitchen to cook.
  • The space is not private, many people go in and out of the hotel.
  • Guests are only allowed to use the facilities and amenities provided by the hotel.
    • Cooking is not allowed in the room.
    • Difficulty in doing laundry

Price

*Self-service hotel

Hotel apartments are more expensive than regular hotels.

  • Rates are calculated for the entire stay along with the maximum number of people allowed.
  • The more crowded, the cheaper the price

The cost of renting a hotel room is cheaper than a self-catering hotel.

  • Rates are set per person.
  • Fixed-price

How to check-in

  • After successful booking, you will receive an email confirming the reservation for the self-catering apartment and will be provided with details of the location and time you can come to receive the key for the apartment you rent.
  • There is no reception.
  • Go directly to the hotel, there will be a front desk to guide you
  • Reception guide to your room and service during your stay at the hotel

Number of people staying

*Self-service hotel

Based on the number of bedrooms to decide the maximum number of people staying:

  • 1-bedroom apartment for up to 4 people (using a bed/sofa in the living room)
  • 2 bedroom apartment for up to 6 people
  • 3-bedroom apartment for up to 8 people.

Based on the room type to determine the maximum number of people staying:

  • Single room: allow 1 person to use
  • Double room: allow 2 people to use
  • Family room: allows up to 4 people to use.

In addition, guests can only add 1 extra bed.

Service staff

Apart from the staff responsible for cleaning the room and the owner of the apartment, everything else you will decide and serve yourself.

Full staff, ready to serve guests throughout the rental process, including Receptionist, room service, mover, janitor, shuttle driver...

Size

Standard hotel apartments are usually twice as big as regular hotel rooms

-Hotel rooms are smaller than hotel apartments

Bring pets

Some hotel apartments allow guests to bring pets

Most hotels do not allow pets in the same room

 

Self-catering accommodation and regular hotels will, of course, have many differences.
Self-catering accommodation and regular hotels will, of course, have many differences.

Top 10 best self-catering accommodations in Phnom Penh.

Hotel Emion Phnom Penh

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, only a short walk from the Mekong River, Hotel Emion Phnom Penh has an infinity swimming pool with a pool bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and an ATM. Free Wifi is available throughout the property. All rooms are equipped with a kitchenette and an en suite bathroom. The sofa is provided in every room along with an electric kettle. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or a la carte breakfast accompanied by river views at the restaurant or work out at a fitness center. The kids club is also available. Popular points of interest near Hotel Emion Phnom Penh include Chaktomouk Hall, Royal Palace Phnom Penh, and Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center. Phnom Penh International Airport is a 50-minute drive from the property.

Plantation Urban Resort & Spa

Centrally located in Phnom Penh, Plantation Urban Resort & Spa is situated directly behind the Royal Palace. It features two outdoor swimming pools and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. It is 1.2 km to Chaktomouk Conference Hall 2, while Aeon Mall is 3.6 km away. Plantation Urban Resort & Spa is a 10-minute walk from the lively riverfront and Phnom Penh’s entertainment area. Phnom Penh International Airport is 10.3 km from the property. The property offers airport transfer services at an additional charge. Featuring colorful interiors, air-conditioned non-smoking rooms also have a fan option. Rooms open up to different views and allow plenty of natural light. The seating area is fitted with a flat-screen TV, minibar, and a desk.

Other amenities include an electric kettle, tea/coffee making facilities, and slippers. The en suite bathroom includes shower facilities, toothbrushes, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, tour arrangements, concierge services, and meeting facilities. Recreational facilities include a fitness center and spa. Private business meetings can be conducted at Le Petit Salon and The Study, where light refreshments from La Pergola will be served, or at Red Pool Lounge. Guests can buy souvenirs at Cambomania and the Lotus Pond Gallery plays host to many art exhibitions all year round. Union Pay is accepted at the property. La Pergola features Chef Olivier Guillon's fusion cuisine of French and local Cambodian flavors. Poolside Restaurant and Bar serves up an international selection that includes Western, Asian and authentic Khmer fare. 

HM Grand Central Hotel

Situated in Phnom Penh, 700 m from Royal Palace Phnom Penh, HM Grand Central Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange for guests. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a kettle, a shower, bathrobes, and a desk.

The units have a safety deposit box. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or an à la carte breakfast. At HM Grand Central Hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. You can play table tennis at the accommodation, and the area is popular for cycling. There is an in-house snack bar and guests can also make use of the business area. Popular points of interest near HM Grand Central Hotel include Chaktomouk Hall, Sisowath Quay, and Vattanac Capital. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International, 11 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. 

SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel offers accommodation in the Daun Penh district of Phnom Penh. Guests can enjoy dining options from the hotel's in-house restaurant and rooftop bar. Guests have access to the fitness center and spa facilities that include a sauna and steam room. Guests can walk to Central Market, just 550 m from the property. It is 1.4 km from Chaktomouk Conference Hall 2. Wat Phnom is 850 m from SUN & MOON, Urban Hotel, while Royal Palace Phnom Penh is 1.1 km from the property. Phnom Penh International Airport is 9.8 km from the property. The property provides transfers and shuttle services at additional charges. Air-conditioned, contemporary-style rooms with vibrant decor open up to views of the city and are fitted with a flat-screen TV.

Some units have a seating area. En suite bathrooms include a bath or shower and shower, bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for ticketing services and luggage storage. Business meetings and networking can be tailored upon request. A 24-hour fitness center on the terrace is available for working out. Alternatively, guests can indulge in in-house spa treatments. Salt n' Pepper Gastropub features an open-kitchen concept and serves up a wide variety of local and international cuisine. Cloud 9 rooftop bar and Unplug offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails and live music. For a more private setting, guests can head to VIP Lounge.

Poulo Wai Hotel & Apartment

Situated in Phnom Penh, 1.1 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh, Poulo Wai Hotel & Apartment features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a bar and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room center, and currency exchange for guests. The rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a hot tub, bathrobes, and slippers. Every room is equipped with a kettle, while certain rooms come with a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. At Poulo Wai Hotel & Apartment rooms have bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Poulo Wai Hotel & Apartment include Vattanac Capital, Riverside Park, and Wat Phnom. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International, 11 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. 

Somerset Norodom Phnom Penh

Set in Phnom Penh, 1.1 km from Aeon Mall Phnom Penh and 1.9 km from Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Somerset Norodom Phnom Penh offers city views and free WiFi. All units come with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, and a kettle, completed with a kitchenette. Guests at the apartment can enjoy a continental breakfast. Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center is 2.1 km from Somerset Norodom Phnom Penh, while Royal Palace Phnom Penh is 2.5 km away. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International, 13 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. 

Aquarius Hotel and Urban Resort

Located just 700 m from the Tonle Sap River, Aquarius Hotel and Urban Resort features an outdoor saltwater infinity pool and guests can enjoy a meal at the open-air restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. It is 300 m from Royal Palace Phnom Penh and 800 m to the National Museum. Chaktomouk Conference Hall 2 is 1 km from Aquarius Hotel and Urban Resort, while Wat Phnom is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport, Phnom Penh International Airport is 9 km from the property. Every contemporary-styled room at this hotel is air conditioning and is fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle, a minibar, and a desk. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. En suite bathrooms include shower facilities, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Slippers are included. Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for tour arrangements, meeting facilities, and concierge services. Guests enjoy complimentary use of computer terminals at the Internet cafe. An in-house art gallery featuring local artists and their masterpieces is available. Located in the lobby, the on-site gift shop offers local products and souvenirs. SLLA Skybar and Restaurant opens up to panoramic views of the river and serves up a variety of Asian fusion and Western cuisine. 

Aurea Central Hotel

Situated in Phnom Penh, 500 m from Vattanac Capital, Aurea Central Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center, and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has family rooms. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. Aurea Central Hotel offers a terrace. Wat Phnom is 1.2 km from the accommodation, while Riverside Park is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport, 10 km from Aurea Central Hotel. 

Baitong Hotel & Resort Phnom Penh

Baitong Hotel & Resort Phnom Penh features a restaurant, fitness center, bar, and garden in Phnom Penh. The property is around 1.2 km from Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, 1.6 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh, and 2.1 km from Chaktomouk Hall. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service, and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. At Baitong Hotel & Resort Phnom all rooms come with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a buffet or American breakfast. Baitong Hotel & Resort Phnom Penh offers a terrace. Aeon Mall Phnom Penh is 2.2 km from the hotel, while Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport, 12 km from Baitong Hotel & Resort Phnom.

 

Self-catering accommodation is sure to be a prominent trend in the coming years
Self-catering accommodation is sure to be a prominent trend in the coming years

Through the above article, have you understood self-catering accommodation and its features, benefits, and evaluation criteria? After reviewing, do you prefer self-catering accommodation or a hotel with staff to serve you? It all depends on your needs and desires. If you like the quiet, travel to relieve stress after a long time of work, you should choose self-catering accommodation, and if you want to experience comfort and convenience, you should choose hotels with friendly staff. The service staff is enthusiastic, attentive, and careful. If you have any questions, you can contact Luxcity to get answers as quickly as possible.

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Sally Luxcity

Written by Sally Luxcity

Head of Sales - Luxcity Hotel & Apartment.

Sally Luxcity: Head of Sales - Luxcity Hotel & Apartment. She’s been a seller for over 10 years and writes for many luxury hotels on blogging and website strategy.