Two tenants about business apartments
Were there any doubts before moving into a business apartment? What do future tenants need to know about living at GLANDON Apartments? And why did they choose a furnished apartment themselves? Santiago Vicaria (living in «St. Johann» for 4 months) and Srinivas Sana (living in «Zum Schiff» for more than a year) give the answers in a double interview.
Why did you decide to move into a furnished apartment?
Because I quickly needed a good quality place to live, in a central location and at a reasonable price.
I am here in Switzerland for a temporary project, likely for 2 to 5 years. Therefore, I was looking for a place to stay that would allow me to easily move in and out of Switzerland :)
Is this your first time living in a business apartment?
I have lived in such apartments many times in my professional life and have known this concept from abroad for quite some time.
I have also lived in multiple business apartments. I originally got to know about it from colleagues and via Google.
Were there any doubts before you decided on a furnished apartment?
For me, the services (cleaning, wifi, laundry facilities, etc.) were very important and the central location. Most of these doubts were cleared before signing the contract.
I compared furnished and unfurnished apartments. The main question I asked myself was whether it is easy to rent an unfurnished apartment in Switzerland. In addition, what would the furniture cost? Can the furniture be sold easily when I leave the country? In the end, I opted for a furnished accommodation.
Santiago Vicaria from Switzerland has been living in a business apartment in Basel for a few months.
To whom can you recommend living in a business apartment?
People who are looking for an uncomplicated temporary solution for a certain period of time, or business people who want to stay a little longer in a certain place and don't want to go to a hotel.
My colleagues, who often come to Switzerland for short-term projects. As well as family and friends, or tourists in general, who spend a longer vacation in Switzerland. For me, the GLANDON apartment feels much more like a home than a hotel room could ever be.
What makes GLANDON Apartments good?
The location of the apartment buildings, the services and the price-performance ratio convinced me. I would also recommend GLANDON Apartments to others because of the ease of administration and the flexible staff.
What doesn't GLANDON Apartments excel at ? Dedicated staff, friendly cleaning staff, easy check-in and good quality furniture/equipment.
In what area could we improve?
You could consider reducing the minimum rental period of one month.
Regarding photos and videos. Many potential tenants are from abroad and are not able to have tours of the apartments. It would be helpful if there were photos/videos of every single apartment.
Srinivas Santa from India has been living in a business apartment in Baden for more than a year.
What do potential tenants need to know about living in a furnished apartment?
For most, it will probably be a bit more cramped and restricted than at home ...
... a good relationship with neighbors and staff will help it feel more like home. I also recommend being careful with the apartment and knowing in advance, what to do in case of emergencies (e.g. lost key/badge or internet problems).
What advice would you give to someone considering a furnished apartment from GLANDON Apartments?
It's not like home, but for a while it's a very pleasant solution.
Go ahead and take it without second thought :)