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Serviced Apartments Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I amend my reservation?  If you need to amend your reservation, please contact our guest liaison team – guestliaison@myresidence.africa. All extensions are generally subject to availability. If you wish to shorten your stay, you may be subject to cancellation charges if you don’t provide sufficient notice. Details of the cancellation policy for your…

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Serviced Apartments on the Rise in South Africa

  According to the latest research by South African property management groups, there has been an outpouring in the popularity of serviced apartments across the African continent. The data revealed that serviced apartments are outperforming the long-term rental rate on a net basis of over 50%. Before we get into the detail, let’s have a…

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TREND: Business Travellers want to be Digital Nomads

  Remote work and digital nomads have been identified as one of the top business travel trends for 2022. Digital nomads are people who earn their living by working from locations of their choosing, relying on technology to do so. BCD Travel Research & Innovation did a survey of 876 business travellers worldwide. Research showed…

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MyResidence: Talking Tips and Tricks

MyResidence Tips and Tricks: Travel and accommodation agents can make a trip to a foreign country much easier, and reduce the administrative work you do not want to deal with by a mile. From the process of booking through to your arrival and even your stay, there are ways that YOU can make your agent’s…

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MyResidence: Addressing Travel Anxiety

Addressing Travel Anxiety Travel anxiety is something often spoken about, especially when travelling to Africa. Furthermore, the COVID-19 panic has heightened travel anxiety. Simply put, travel anxiety is the fear of travelling to an unfamiliar place. This causes an individual to feel stressed or depressed when travelling to a new place. These symptoms manifest into…

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Serviced Apartments versus Hotels

A serviced apartment is a fully furnished apartment that is available for both long-term and short terms stay. They are fully equipped with hotel-like amenities, including soft furnishings and things you need to make your stay a home.   INVEST IN MORE SPACE Serviced apartments are generally 30% bigger than hotel rooms, therefore more value…

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The Importance of Accommodation Vetting

Albeit temporary, temporary serviced accommodation is a short-term investment. An investment that can cost you and inconvenience you if you do not do your due diligence. Relocating to the African continent can be an exciting adventure and new beginning, when vetting is done on the property you will be choosing. In the temporary serviced accommodation…