We booked the Manhattan Marmara through Virgin, as we liked the idea of an apartment instead of a hotel room and are so glad we did. We travelled with another couple and had booked 2 one bedroom apartments, when we arrived they had put us all in one large apartment, but as this was not what we wanted, they immediately put our friends in a one bedroom apartment as booked.
We completely lucked out and Got to stay in the 3 bed apartment which was just lovely, huge for 2 people, ideal for a family! We had a walk in wardrobe, 3 bathrooms, a laundry cupboard with a washer and dryer (very useful as it was HOT during our September stay) a galley kitchen and a spacious lounge/diner. We mostly ate out but the kitchen had all essentials and so could have happily been used to cook meals, with a hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, huge fridge. Our friends one bedroom apartment was spacious and comfortable, we would have been happy with it.
The staff were all very pleasant, friendly and very helpful when we needed anything and were available 24 hours. The only negative we had was the location as it is a long way from central Manhattan and so a tube or taxi was needed to get anywhere, other than the museums and Central Park which were in easy walking distance. Taxis to downtown varied in cost depending on the traffic, from $15 - $28, not bad between 4. A weeks pass for the subway was $29 but it was Very hot down there and got very busy at rush hour. The nearest stations were at 86th and 96th on Lexington, both about a 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel.
The views are great from the apartments, especially our 31st floor one, you look back over Manhattan and can Clearly see the Empire State building. If you could move this hotel 30 blocks downtown it would be perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marmara Manhattan offers a combination of studio, one, two and three bedroom suites for your travel needs; whether it is for a few days of vacation or a few months of stay in the exclusive Upper East Side neighborhood. You will only be a short distance away from famous New York City attractions like the Central Park, the Museum Mile and Madison Avenue boutiques. Our suites provide for all your comfort needs during a stay at your 'home-away-home' with fully equipped kitchens and plenty of sunlight. Hotel featues: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour exercise room, art gallery, pet friendly. ... more less
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