Basingstoke, situated in south-east England and one of largest towns in Hampshire, is a mere 45 minutes to London by train and an hour and 20 minutes by road. It has a hub of shops, restaurants, business and a whole of days out are located nearby for families who happen to be visiting the area. However, the question may be if you are headed this way, where is the best place to stay? Well, let me tell you a little about Owl Apartments.
Owl Apartments Basingstoke
While Basingstoke has a whole host of hotels to stay in, I personally have found the perfect place to stay in the form of Owl Apartments. You see Ash's parents live in Basingstoke and of course, we often like to pop down to visit and while the first time we went down we decided to go and stay in one of the local budget hotels. I can't deny they do offer a budget-friendly place to rest your head, I forgot about the fact that if you don't book an accessible room you can (and we did) end up, upstairs and at the other end of the hotel from the entrance. Which on top of the fact that they don't offer a comfortable place to sit left me feeling very painful and overly tired after just the first night.
Owl Appartments, on the other hand, offer you the ability to rent a whole home to yourself. Giving you a real home away home.
We personally stayed at Park House, a one bedroomed ground floor flat based in the Black Dam area of Basingstoke. You have full private access to the flat during your stay, which along with a place to rest your head offers home comforts such as free and fast wifi, Netflix, a scanner / printer / copier and free parking. It even has a washer / dryer in case you need to do some washing while you are away.
On arrival, you are able to let yourself in and one of the people from Owl Apartments will come and check on you soon after to see if you have any issues or need any help. After this point, they are contactable if you have any issues, but they will leave you to your own devices otherwise.
How much does it cost to stay at Owl Apartments?
The price of staying at any of Owl Apartments properties depends on the time of year. However, they do look to be inline with the cost of staying at a nearby hotel, so you are looking at paying out of the pocket.
How did we find Owl Apartments?
We stayed at Park House for a week and found it a really comfortable place to stay, it really did feel like a home away from home. The flat is situated in a small estate and close to local amenities, I have to admit after previous experience of flat life, I was slightly worried about staying in one, however, we heard hardly anything of the neighbours.
For us Owl Apartments has solved our “where to stay” issues when heading to Basingstoke, in fact, we have just booked in with them again, this time to stay at Grove Cottage as Park House was sadly already booked.
If you want to book in with Owl Apartments they can be found on their own website, AirBnB*, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, FlipKey, HomeAway and many more. PS if you book via the Owl Apartments website and quote LIAB10 they will give you 10% off your next stay with them.
What do you think of the sound of Owl Apartments, would you use them if you were in the area?