Home From Home

To round off year 1 of our stay in Canada, we spent our last weekend in style and luxury at a beautiful apartment in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. 

When we realized we had a few days spare between giving up our house and flying to the UK, I scoured the net trying to find a good deal on hotels in the city. I ended up feeling a little disheartened, as to me, staying in a hotel signifies that you’re on vacation. And if you’re on vacation, you’re no longer at home – and I wanted Vancouver to feel like home for as long as possible.

Then I came across Corporate Stays, a full-service housing provider with thousands of fully furnished apartments all over the world. They’re perfect for short and long term vacationers and business travellers on a budget, and it’s essentially like staying at a luxury hotel but with home comforts at your disposal. 

We stayed at Savanna, a gorgeous 1-bedroom apartment just steps away from Robson Street and Vancouver’s bustling Downtown core. I’m not sure whether it was the stunning decor, the homely feel or that we made it in time to watch sunset from our balcony, but I felt completely at home as soon as we stepped in the door.

corporate stays corporate stays vancouvercorporate stays vancouverThe apartment was kitted out to the nines – i’m talking a full kitchen (and fancy coffee machine), a spacious living area, a beautiful bathroom, in-house laundry, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city and hands down, one of the comfiest beds i’ve ever slept in. There was also a huge fitness centre on our floor and tons of cafes and restaurants literally a few steps away from our building.

If that’s not enough, there was a walk-in closet hidden between the bedroom and bathroom, AND the cutest office space ever. My dining room table (or any cafe with wifi) is usually my office, so it was lovely to have a space where I could get in the zone and properly wrap things up before we jetted off to England. I do usually have a ‘no work in the bedroom’ rule, but I couldn’t resist working under the covers (and napping in between emails) as the bed was just so damn comfy. corporate stays

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It’s hard to think of reasons not to stay at a place like this. Whether you’re travelling on a vacation, staycation or on business, Corporate Stays is a brilliant option. You get to live like a local and experience a luxurious home from home without the crazy price tag. Being able to cook makes a huge difference to the wallet, and apartments come in all shapes and sizes so they’re perfect for solo travellers or families. 

About Corporate Stays 

Corporate Stays creates personalized housing experiences for travellers worldwide. With thousands of properties everywhere from Vancouver to London, to Mexico City to New York, Corporate Stays provides travellers with the perfect place to stay away from home. Browse their apartments at www.corporatestays.com

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  1. March 4, 2016 / 11:48 am

    @Max, I am the owner and founder of CorporateStays.com… If you want to give it a try, simply send me an email and I’ll make sure pricing will be good for you, I want to make sure you can try our concept!

  2. Max
    February 26, 2016 / 7:33 am

    It’s my only downside about travelling that I can’t cook and Air-bn-b is a bit too much like being a student again- sounds like these Corporate Stay’s might be the answer. Are they Corporate prices too?

    • Go Live Explore
      March 2, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Yes definitely, eating out is nice but it does get very costly. I completely agree, it’s great if you want a bit more privacy or if you’re travelling as a couple / with family.

      Prices vary depending on location and type of property. They have everything from studio apartments to 3 bedroom condos, but they operate worldwide so I guess it depends on the location. In Vancouver, properties are about $100+ a night I think, which is what you’d pay for a regular hotel room, but you have all the other amenities too (plus a kitchen!) 🙂

  3. Kam Kay
    February 8, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Vancouver sounds like such a great place to visit. This is definitely in my to visit list.

    • Go Live Explore
      February 12, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      It really is, it’s a beautiful city! You should definitely try to visit one day, it’s gorgeous in the summer 🙂

  4. February 8, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Sweeeeet! I had never heard of Corporate Stays. Sounds like a great alternative during travels 🙂

    Are you moving back to the UK full time?

    • Go Live Explore
      February 12, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Hey Denise! Yeah it’s a brilliant alternative especially if you’re staying somewhere for a few days. After a while I always get sick of eating out so it’s nice to have a kitchen there 🙂 And we’re just visiting the UK for a couple of months then we’re back to Vancouver! Where are you based?

  5. February 8, 2016 / 6:44 am

    I have never been to Vancouver! It’s on the list! Pinned to my travel board.

    • Go Live Explore
      February 8, 2016 / 6:53 am

      You should definitely visit, it’s a really beautiful city. Plenty to do in the summer & winter. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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