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“Nice stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Ravel Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Ranked #17 of 25 Hotels in Long Island City
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice big room, helpful staff, great view of Manhattan. A little bit out of public transport but it wasn't a big problem. Since New York is very expensive this was a great deal and we really enjoyed our stay here. Would come again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at the Ravel hotel on 12th-14th of May, we were instantly upgraded upon arrival and were given a room on the ground floor overlooking the bridge. The room was extremely spacious and decorated to a high standard. It was extremely clean especially the bathroom which was lovely! The atmosphere in the hotel was one which was friendly and welcoming. The staff were always on hand to answer questions & the free shuttle was a brilliant extra service.

One of the girls in reception recommended going to blend on the water (Spanish restaurant about 5 mins drive away) which was the nicest meal I've ever had and the view of the sky line is the best you will get.

That same night we returned to the hotel and we asked to go and see the penthouse bar - which was closed as work was being done. Once up here I couldn't believe the views and how lovely it was & to my surprise, my partner got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! So we actually got engaged at this hotel, therefore it was always be in our memories :) it couldn't have been anymore perfect, thanks Ravel we will be back!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a really good time. Slept comfortable and enjoyed the staff. Did have one issue but the front desk staff was very helpful. View is beautiful. I must say they have good service! Very attentive and down to earth. The room was clean and i upgraded to a room on the city side for 30 buck which was definitely worth it. I do recommend and hope to be back.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel overnight. We had a superior king room that had a beautiful view of Midtown Manhattan and the 59th Street bridge. The room was spacious and the open spa bathroom is gorgeous! We loved the balcony furniture. The bed was clean, comfortable and quality linens. We definitely could of used more towels. The only thing we didn't like too much was that their parking lot is super small, so if you don't find a spot you have to look for street parking. The decor of the hotel is modern and gorgeous. Price per night was reasonable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gerald R, Manager at Ravel Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad to have made such an impression on you. We await your return. In the meanwhile, enjoy your travels and have an exquisite day! 
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Albany, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent value, friendly and efficient service. Restaurant offers fabulous views of Manhattan skyline. Good selection of food items Room had small but charming balcony with sitting area which offered similar views of NYC. Free car service to local restaurants and subway. Airport service reasonable. Parking limited
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  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gerald R, Manager at Ravel Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad to have made such an impression on you. We await your return. In the meanwhile, enjoy your travels and have an exquisite day! :-)
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Gjakova, Kosovo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The staff of the hotel was very attentive and friendly. of course it's not a luxury hotel, but it doesn't have to be that. it's a familiar atmosphere and you can feel it how they really make an effort to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Shuttle bus from hotel to subway-station every 30 minutes (unless you want to walk which lasts around 10 minutes) and then depending on which train you take aprox. 5 minutes to manhattan, absolutely OK! the view from the rooftop bar is awesome. the only thing that i didn't like: the not leveled floor in our room and the queen size bed which was simply to small for 2 persons. we changed the room, got a bigger bed but the floor was still not leveled. but as I said, one can't expect high class performance of the whole hotel! I was absolutely satisfied and want to thank one more time the hotel staff, they made a very good job!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gerald R, Manager at Ravel Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad to have made such an impression on you. We await your return. In the meanwhile, enjoy your travels and have an exquisite day! :-)
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Cayucos, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Ravel for a friend's wedding, and had a very pleasant stay. Our first room had a private balcony overlooking the East River, and was quite spacious. They also have a great restaurant and club on the roof deck. It turns out that the hotel is in the middle of some serious renovations and upgrades. One morning, they cut the breakfast short to do some work on their restaurant, but they actually made us breakfast and sent it to our room, all complementary. Later that day, when we returned to our room after going to a baseball game, we learned at the front desk that there was a pipe leak in our room. They quickly offered us another room - it didn't have the balcony, but it was a very large corner unit suite, which was great for us and our baby daughter. When we checked out of the hotel, the front desk manager comped our wine card purchase too, as a friendly gesture for any inconvenience. The staff were very pleasant, and we appreciated the effort they put into making sure our stay was a good one, which it was. Next time we go to New York, we'll be excited to see the completed renovations (pool deck, etc). My only complaint is that the car service they use for guests is more expensive than a taxi would otherwise be. Same rate or better for hotel-to-airport rides, but not so cheap for the shorter trips. Other than that, nothing but positive thoughts for Ravel.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the East River are the best - maybe wait until their renovations are complete to ensure...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gerald R, Manager at Ravel Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad to have made such an impression on you. We await your return. In the meanwhile, enjoy your travels and have an exquisite day! :-)
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Additional Information about Ravel Hotel

Address: 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101
Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 25 Hotels in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Long Island City's first boutique hotel featuring lavishly decorated rooms that overlook the Manhattan skyline, the hotel is nested between the Queensboro Bridge and Midtown Manhattan. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or both, the Ravel offers every comfort of home. Where you can enjoy a true city experience without the hassle. ... more   less 
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