Short term furnished accommodation is easily available in the cities and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can also be found throughout Tasmania. This type of accommodation offers space and the ability to self-caterand is suitable for short term visitors to Australia or those relocating who might be in the process of finding a permanent home. For stays of 1 week or more short tem furnished accommodation offers a more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation although expect to pay a premium for the convenience. If you are a business or organisation looking for great options for your employees contact Elite Woodhams Relocation on www.ewrelocation.com
As part of your relocation to Tasmania, you will most likely need to consider where you can best stay upon arrival. You may only require a temporary home for a few weeks while you start looking for your long-term rental property to make your new home in Australia alternatively you might be travelling on a work assignment and require housing for a few months.
TheTasmanian temporary accommodation market with so many options available to secure online but navigating your way around the market can be daunting especially as options are often geared towards the leisure market as opposed to corporate relocations. You may be looking to source accommodation in a city you have not visited before and the suburb names don’t mean anything to you. This process can be quite stressful, especially if you are trying to organise this on the side of managing all the other items on your relocation task list.
AirBnB has become a household in Tasmania for a few weeks: These properties may be cheaper than the equivalent standard of accommodation in the established 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.
It is important, though, to remember that whichever property you book is going to be your home away from home, no matter how long you are staying, and you should 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 private owner be readily available for any repairs or maintenance, for example, on appliances that aren’t working properly or simply 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 trustworthy and will do their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible, it is important to consider with whom you would need to take up any disputes, should they arise. And there is often a lack of flexibility to make changes to dates and receive refunds for unused nights.
Tasmania's 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 for a few nights, small rooms and lack of cooking opportunities mean hotel stays can quickly become more expensive with eating out and using the hotel’s laundry service. Both serviced and furnished options provide fully furnished accommodationfor al, your cooking and sleeping needs.
Tasmania'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 many 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 managed more similarly to a hotel, this type of accommodation is generally more flexible, requiring a shorter notice to amend dates. However, this level of servicing and flexibility does mean serviced accommodation tends to be the more expensive option.
Tasmania's furnished accommodation options are more residential properties, either apartments or houses, which are managed through temporary accommodation providers. These options offer a more personal, homely feel than serviced apartment options. While some larger complexes may have a concierge, most do not have on-site managers; instead you would have an off-site property manager assigned to you, meaning access to the apartment on arrival needs to be confirmed for individual bookings. The standard of furnishings will also vary from one property to the next and recreational facilities will vary greatly on the building and area.
Elite Woodhams Relocation has many years of experience in assisting corporates with their temporary accommodation requirements in Tasmania. 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, however, provides a bespoke end-to-end solution to temporary housing needs for corporate customers, including comprehensive sourcing, managing the booking, occupancy arrangements, booking amendments, making payments, single source invoicing, and 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 Tasmania
Usually these are part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer. This is often the easiest, most low maintenance option for travellersor new arrivals. They are serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offeri 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities which are also a good option for families or friends travelling together. The overall standard is always reflected in the price. You can expect to pay more than $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at more than $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the higher end compared with average hotel rates often sitting at approximately $250 a night, it can still end up as an affordable alternative.
Corporate Furnished Apartments in Tasmania
If you are looking for something more personal there are agencies offering furnished corporate-style apartments. These can vary in quality and location and this is once again reflected in the cost. You can often rent these apartments or houses on a weekly basis. There is usually a one off move out clean payable at the end of your stay. You can expect to pay $900 for a basic two bedroom apartment in the CBD and up to $1250 for a more executive style apartment with water views.
Home style furnished accommodation in Tasmania
If you are looking for a more homely accommodation option there are companies on the web which list apartments and houses which are rented out by home owners. These properties are often rented for periods of 2 weeks or more with costs based on size and location. High Season periods such as Christmas,Easter and school holidays are charged at a premium.