Great Location with some negative's….
Great Location with some negative's….
My wife, baby daughter and i spent 2.5 weeks in this apartment.
The location is the best thing about it. Being in the best part of NYC in our opinion, you will have some of the best restaurant’s, bars and shops at your doorstep and the subway literally outside the door. Unfortunately the apartment did have it’s negatives too.
The bedroom is on the street side 5 floors up so the traffic noise is pretty loud. Car horns all night as it’s near busy intersection and super noisy when the bars close with people leaving yelling with their drunk shenanigans, but hey this is NYC.
The bed in the main bedroom would be the most uncomfortable bed we have ever slept in, not great for a long stay but might be ok for a short one. I had a sore back for the whole stay that was miraculously healed the night after leaving. Definitely time for a new mattress! The couch (a sofa bed) too was extremely uncomfortable, not good for chilling on at length after a day of pounding the pavement.
The apartment is advertised as having Cable, but be warned this is a Roku player that has pre programmed repeat shows from a few channels that the owner subscribes to. Only one of the channels worked for our entire stay which was full of old movies and extremely lame. There are no “cable” channels hooked up - as this was our 6th trip to nyc and we had come here to have a break from our stressful work lives, and we were spending a lot of time in the apartment, so this was quite unfortunate and all we had to watch was the crappy digital free to air tv.
The apartment could do with new pots and pans for cooking if you plan on doing this. A pot of boiling water nearly fell on my bare foot when the rusted handle snapped clean off one night!
On a good note, internet service was fast and reliable, apartment was a good size, clean and felt safe and there was a brand new pack n play for our 10 month old girl. There was a reliable elevator too. The owner was prompt at replying to emails, but seemed a little off hand-ish and argumentative when there was a problem with anything eg “lack of advertised cable”.
We are seasoned travelers who own rental properties ourselves so we might be a tad picky about certain things, but hey, when paying for something is it wrong to expect any less than what is advertised??
We probably would not stay here again, but for the money, you could do a lot worse....
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Owner's Response: Well, these people weren't happy :) I wish they were as nice in person as they were in this review, if so we could have fixed some of these problems easily. Its a bad review, so you can take it to heart or you can look at my other reviews, or look at the reviews on my VRBO page, which are all wonderful reviews.
The apartment can hear street noise on occasional weekend nights, its why we've installed a theatre curtain in the bedroom. It works great for most people, some people need quieter. Soho is the most exciting neighborhood in NYC, the city that never sleeps, there are quieter parts of the city, try upper West or East sides if that's what you are looking for.
The bed mattress is a year old. The sofa is 6 months old. Unfortunately its like Goldilocks, some will say too hard, some too soft, we try our best!
The tv issue could have easily been fixed if they let me stop by, they weren't turning it on correctly. We have all the network channels and the Roku box has Hulu, which has most current series, HBO, and Netflix, which has thousands of movies. Our old cable system had about 30 channels, we upgraded to this to try to please more people.
When anything in the apartment breaks, we replace it. Unfortunately my crystal ball was in the cleaners or i would have known a pot handle was going to break. I would have replaced it if they let me stop by.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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