Just about adequate, verging on slightly horrible
Submitted: November 6, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
Perhaps I had unrealistic expectations of what you would get for this price (and we had a late-booking discount as well) but this apartment is not as nice as the photographs suggest (and much smaller).
It's not exactly dirty, just very shabby. The bidet is cracked and unusable. There's only one wine glass in the cupboard. The windows are filthy on the outside. The dining table wobbles whenever you put something on it. The shower is either freezing or boiling unless you spend ages making microscopic adjustments. And so on.
The decor is, well, unusual. The main bedroom with its black leatherette curtains and black and silver bedding is hilarious. Everything feels cheap, like it's been selected to photograph well but not to undergo any actual use. The sheets are horrible (nylon? surely not?) The clothes rail collapsed.
The apartment is up four floors. No problem if your halfway fit. When we arrived the stairwell smelt overpowering - a sharp, chemical odour of insecticide or industrial disinfectant. The smell, unlike our disappointment, receded over the next three days.
The street the block is on is very, very noisy, between 5th and 6th Avenues. It's uptown: if you want charming, stay in the Village, or SoHo. This is midtown New york, and the windows are not double-glazed. Honestly: bring ear-plugs unless you are accustomed to big city noise.
There's nothing in the description that's completely inaccurate. But honestly - "Live Like In The Movies": which movie would that be? "Dream" apartment? Likewise...
Would I stay here again? Not a chance.
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