A serviced apartment is a type of furnished apartment available for short-term or long-term stays, which provides amenities for daily use. Serviced apartments can be less expensive than equivalent hotel rooms. Since the beginning of the boom in cheap international travel and the corresponding increase in the level of sophistication of international travelers, interest in serviced apartments has risen at the expense of the use of hotels for short stays. The benefits of serviced apartments may include more space and privacy, convenience when traveling with a family, and the cost savings associated with cooking one's own meals in the apartment.
A studio apartment, also known as a studio flat (UK), efficiency apartment or bachelor apartment, is a small apartment which combines living room, bedroom, and kitchenette into a single room. "Bachelor" or "efficiency" apartments are sometimes smaller than studio apartments.