Average Flat - Needs some attention
Submitted: September 23, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
Location was fine - easy access to subway and taxis. This was our first time renting a flat instead of a hotel and here are something's that we liked/disliked. The size of the flat was about the same as a typical NY hotel room so no problem. Free Wi-fi which worked pretty well. It was clean and ready on time. The description in Home Away was misleading in that it stated "gorgeous living room with huge sunny windows" ours had a small window that faced a brick wall. There was not really a good light for reading, just the ceiling lights. There was no blind/curtain on the back door window. The biggest issue was the A/C. There was only one small window unit in the bedroom. For the living / TV area to be comfortable the bedroom was freezing. At night on the lowest setting, the noise was uncomfortable. The mattress was not good. The TV could not be seen from the bedroom. The tub drain did not work properly and we had to take a shower in standing water. On the last night we arrived back to start packing and turned on the light- burned out. The replacement bulb in the kitchen cabinet was also burned out. The payment process is somewhat inconvenient as you need to go to the midtown office and pay and then take another taxi to the flat. It would have been helpful to have a list or map of local area restaurants / shops. This flat could be better with some minor changes. While the overall cost was less than a hotel, you get what you get and really don't have a lot of options to change flats / rooms as you might in a hotel, if you have a problem. For short stays, it is probably not worth the lack of amenities and the inconveniences versus a hotel.
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