Why self-catering apartments are going to take over from hotels in the Kenyan coast

While still lagging far behind hotels as a Kenyan Coast vacation choice, Local and international acceptance of self-catering apartments has grown. The rewards from booking self-catering apartments have been quiet substantial. Out of the 3 years that we at www.utaliidigtal.co.ke have been in the hotel booking industry, more than half of our revenue has come from the sale of self-catering apartments



The growth in group travel especially family reunions, societies, destination weddings and college trips has contributed to the popularity of self-catering apartments. Most of these frequent Mombasa almost every holiday to enjoy the multiple tourist attraction sites , white sandy beaches and beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. The recent standard Gauge railway line (SGR) has also made it possible even for corporate groups to plan a weekend getaway from Nairobi.


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Apartments are of the same standard as the most five-star hotel, but the diversity of their collection of homes and the ability to personalize the experience for guests makes them a truly extraordinary experience that is impossible to imitate in a hotel.Travelers want to see Mombasa behind the curtain and be immersed in the coastal culture. The staff in various apartments provides guests first-hand contact with local customs and will supply all the insider tips.  Adding more value is the fact that Clients in apartments  will not only  have a private home and maybe a private pool and personal chef, but they will also get to know the feel of Mombasa  and are more likely to meet the locals.  Many properties like Alvera beach apartments  have a kitchen, which means major savings on meals and drinks, plus amenities few luxury hotels can offer, such as private pools, private gyms, tennis courts and beachfront access.

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Then there is perhaps the most important, yet intangible, amenity of all: privacy and seclusion.  Not fighting for chairs around the pool or the best spot at the beach has great value for many travelers. Even at the high end, apartments offer a value that comparable luxury hotels don’t. Most of bookings are family bookings who try to get knew experience away from Hotel like atmosphere.  Most clients stay in a hotel for business trips, but for that signature vacation experience, they are choosing to stay in apartments. Even small groups of corporate executives will use apartments that have meetings facilities, because it affords them privacy that they can’t have at a hotel. Simply, what many of these travelers are looking for is something unique and exclusive which is difficult to find in hotels.

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Why you should book through www.utaliidigital.co.ke

There are several reasons you should choose www.utaliidigital.co.ke has the booking company of your choice. For us, our collaboration and marketing agreements with several property owners has made it easy for us to sell these properties. Through the various reviews that we carry on www.utaliidigital.co.ke , it is much more transparent for the clients to see photos of the properties before booking.

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What is most important for us at www.utaliidigital.co.ke is that we send our teams to visit the properties physically. This helps create close relationships on the ground where the properties are located creating great knowledge of the products we are selling. We simply send our clients to people we trust. Our clients are assured of extra added measure of confidence because we have someone that is very closely related to us on-site.



Most travelers also don’t know where most apartments are located. Most Apartments in mombasa are built in secluded places away from major highways and cities. Definitely, If you can’t and don’t have the firsthand knowledge of these places you’ve got to trust someone. We have relationships with the staff on the ground, who are on call to make restaurant reservations, and private chefs, arrange car rentals or anything else guests will need. These people give our clients the comfort of having the equivalent of a hotel concierge but in the privacy of an apartment.

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The team on the ground has much more insight and an understanding of particular destinations within Mombasa than even our team. Every time we are working with a local manager or apartment owners and it’s someone who we have worked with for decades, we know their standards and they know ours.  We rely on them for guidance. We are partners in that respect. It’s a very important relationship.
After taking down the particulars of what our client needs we visit many properties and inspect amenities as particular as mattress quality to make sure it fits the bill. We source various properties and send and send feedback to the client. From there, the client will have a really good feel for the property.

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About Utalii Digital Consultancy 55 Articles
Utalii Digital Consultancy is an Events, Hospitality and Travel Digital Consultancy based in Mombasa Kenya. We are a market leader in Hotel Booking, Tour packaging, , Recruitment, Pre-Opening, In-House Training, Digital Marketing,Web Design,Social Media Management,Branding,Blogging and V-Blogging

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