Short term furnished accommodation is available in Darwin's CBD and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can also be found in some areas. This type of accommodation offering the space and ability to self-cater is suitable for short term visitors to Darwin or those relocating who are in the process of finding a more permanent home. Empolyers can save time and money looking for great options for your employees by contacting Elite Woodhams Relocation on www.ewrelocation.com
When you relocate, you will have to consider where you can best stay upon arrival. You may only require a temporary home for a short time while looking for your long-term rental property or you may be on a short term work assignment and require housing for a few months.
The temporary accommodation market offers a plethora of options available to secure online but finding your way around the market can be daunting especially as options are often geared towards the leisure market rather than to corporate relocations.
AirBnB is well known and there are benefits from securing holiday accommodation in Darwin for a few weeks: These properties can be cheaper than the equivalent standard of accommodation in the typical corporate temporary accommodation market. And with their focus on the leisure market, the locations may be more attractive, being located beachside, some even offering views.
The property you book is going to be your home no matter how long you are staying, and you would like to feel comfortable and secure during your stay. There are some risks relating to securing properties through online platforms that simply connect travellers with property owners: Will the landloed be readily available for any repairs or maintenance, for example, on appliances that aren’t working properly or maybe a light bulb that blows. Sorting out problems can be time consuming and slow in resolution. In many cases, the occupant has no leverage as it is a private arrangement with a private owner. While most holiday rental owners are honest and want your stayto be as comfortable as possible, it is woth considering with whom you would need to take up any disputes, should they arise. Also consider lack of flexibility to make changes to dates and receive refunds for unused nights.
The corporate temporary accommodation market offers a choice of either hotels, hotel-styled serviced apartments, or more residential furnished apartments. While hotels are suited for a single traveller, small rooms and lack of cooking opportunities mean hotel stays can quickly blow the budget with eating out and using the hotel’s laundry service. Serviced and furnished options provide fully furnished accommodation, equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities as well as the basics such as cooking utensils, kitchenware, linen and towels. You need only arrive with your suitcase of personal belongings.
Darwin's serviced apartments offer a hotel-style environment with a concierge, on-site reception and manager and are serviced during your stay. The furnishings tend to be standardised throughout the building and some will offer recreational facilities such as a pool, gym, sauna etc. Internet access is generally available and easy to access and set up but can be quite expensive, as are telephone costs. As they are run similarly to a hotel, this type of accommodation is generally more flexible, requiring a shorter notice to amend dates. This, however, does mean serviced accommodation tends to be an expensive option.
Furnished accommodation options can be apartments or houses, managed through temporary accommodation providers. They are personal, homely and while some bigger cto assist and with whom you would secure access to the apartment on arrival. Furnishings quality will vary from one property to the next and recreational facilities will vary greatly on the building and area. Telephones are not often connected, however most properties offer internet access along with instructions on how to set it up. While furnished properties will be cost-effective options, their cancellations policies are not as flexible; some require a few weeks’ notice while others will not refund unused nights unless they are able to re-book the property.
Elite Woodhams Relocation has many years of experience in assisting corporates with their temporary accommodation requirements. With up-to-date knowledge of the corporate temporary accommodation market, including serviced apartments and furnished apartments, we can match your needs with the most suitable available solutions. Many providers (for example, online sourcing platforms) offer services that cover only part of the range of needs, leaving much of the remaining work to the guest. Our model offers bespoke end-to-end solution to temporary housing needs for corporate customers, including comprehensive sourcing, managing the booking, occupancy arrangements, booking amendments, making payments, as well as end-of-occupancy arrangements.
If you are looking to source corporate accommodation, contact our dedicated team of temporary accommodation specialists at Elite Woodhams Relocation: Accommodation@ewrelocation.com
Serviced Apartments in Darwin
Usually part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer this is often the easiest, low maintenance option for travellers/new arrivals. Serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offering 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities they are also a good option for families or friends travelling together. The overall standard will be reflected in the price. You can expect to pay $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at upwards of $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the upper end compared with average hotel rates sitting at approximately $250 a night it can still work out as an affordable alternative.
Corporate Furnished Apartments in Darwin
If you are looking for something a little more personal, there are agencies specializing in furnished corporate-style apartments. These vary in quality and location and this is again reflected in the cost. You can rent these apartments/houses on a weekly basis and there is a one off move out clean payable at the end of your stay. Expect to pay $900 for a basic 2 bedroom apartment in the CBD and up to $1250 for an executive style apartment with water views.
Try: Corporate Housing have a good range of funished apartments in the CBD
Home style furnished accommodation in Darwin
If you are looking for a home away from home there are companies on the web that list apartments and houses that are rented out by home owners. These properties are usually rented for periods of 2 weeks plus with costs based on size and location. High Season periods –such as Christmas and school holidays- are charged at a premium.