ApartHotel: Why Choose this over an Airbnb

We’ve all heard of them, the business that started by a few young men moving from New York City to San Francisco who purchased a few air mattresses and set up a website offering travellers a place to sleep with breakfast the next morning.

While this innovative concept has turned into a popular website and travel accommodation offering, there is no denying that there is just something missing when you choose to stay at someone else’s home.

We’ve put together a list of reasons why opting for an apartment suite hotel over Airbnb is the way to go! But firstly, to answer your question: "What is an ApartHotel?"


An ApartHotel is a type of hotel that provides self-catering services as well as ordinary hotel services. However, at The Rockwell, we make sure that you experience more than just the ordinary at our beloved hotel.

So, back to the issue at hand. Why choose an ApartHotel over an Airbnb anyways?


  1. Safety

Living in South Africa, safety is most definitely a concern for many. While looking for a home to rent on Airbnb, one often looks to ensure there is a large gate or wall around the home, as well as an expensive security alarm system in place just in case. Booking at an ApartHotel, safety is no longer a concern. At the Rockwell Hotel, we’ve got security covered twenty-four hours a day, as well as a front-desk concierge at your service, also twenty-four hours a day. What’s more? Your apartment suite will only be accessible by the tag that we provide to you upon check-in.


  1. Luxuries of a hotel with the privacy of your own home

At the Rockwell, your apartment suite will come equipped with one or more separate bedrooms, a comfortable living space, a fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom – all the privacy you could need! One could argue the same for staying at a place from Airbnb, right? Right, but the best part about staying at the Rockwell hotel is, you get all of that with the added luxuries of staying at a hotel, all for the same price. What are some of these luxuries? The Rockwell offers a great show at our Dinner Theatre, daily housekeeping, an indoor gym, indoor swimming pool, a café & bar plus so much more.


  1. Room Service

Need we say more?


  1. Avoid awkward turtle moments

There is nothing worse than having to wait for a stranger you have never met to deliver your keys so that you can access the home you have rented, or to battle with service while attempting to contact the owner for access or to fix an issue you come across. At the Rockwell, you’ll just come across friendly staff, always ready to be at your service, twenty-four hours a day. Combatting the awkward Hello since 2009!

So with these great points mentioned, why not book your stay with The Rockwell hotel directly. Call us either on +27 (0) 21 421 0015 or go to our online booking page for more information.

Leave a Comment