We were looking for some where to stay for a week for 5 people (2adults + 3 teenagers) where we could effectively explore New York from. We were delig...
We were looking for some where to stay for a week for 5 people (2adults + 3 teenagers) where we could effectively explore New York from. We were delighted we chose this one!
It is a new, open plan, loft style apartment with 2 bedrooms, a great shower room, separate toilet and laundry room. All very clean with bedding and towels provided.The large lounge has two sofa beds that sleep one teenager each, with a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. There is a TV, free local phone calls and free wireless internet (we found taking a small laptop for on-the-fly evening research purposes invaluable). There is a small swimming pool (with friendly life guard for impromptu games) a fitness room and great sun terrace for relaxing on. The owners, Dahlia and Mervin, who don’t live on site, were incredibly friendly and helpful.
The apartment is in a large new purpose built building in (for us) a safe area, 3 minutes walk from the subway that we used everyday, again safe. It's true you are only one stop from Manhattan (it goes under the East river), however what we discovered was the E train also goes all the way straight to Greenwich Village (about 20 minutes), which is where we found some great restaurants. Cornelia St Café, (downstairs they have live music), Johns Pizza on Bleeker St., and if you like Thai - Lime, plus lots of great food shops and bars as well.
We wouldn’t recommend eating at the one walking distance restaurant we found, an Italian place called Da Gianni’s. Perhaps we caught them on an off night, but compared to what we found in Manhattan, not very good. We did find an excellent supermarket just down the road at 45th Ave and 23St.
We really enjoyed our week in the apartment and would thoroughly recommend staying there.
Owner's Response: We provide that peaceful oasis from the New York City noise. You sleep well in our quiet neighborhood beside the River. Hit the NYC streets each morning with map in hand & your batteries recharged!
Helpful votes: 16/16
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