We really enjoyed our stay here, only bad point was it went too quickly! We had based our booking on reviews and we were not disappointed. In comparison to some of the more central places to stay at an equivalent price, we thought it was a good value for money. The building is well maintained and the apartment was immaculate (with a regular maid service). It is essentially a self catering apartment with a coffee machine, fridge, hob and microwave, although we never cooked. There's too many good places to eat out! The shower was powerful, always a good thing. I agree with the previous review that some more towel hooks would be handy, but not a big issue. We ended up in a quad room (only 2 of us) so had ample space, it would be perfect for a small group. We slept comfortably on a night and it was pretty quiet despite our room facing onto Lexington Ave. Location is good and so close to 103rd St subway. Central Park is also close. We went for a run around the reservoir which was a great morning activity before entering the city's hustle and bustle and the view of the skyline is amazing, east and west.
Without too much detail, here's a couple of tips for NYC....
Buy a 7 day metro card for $30 asap. It will give you unlimited travel on the subway.
Book your Top of the Rock and 9/11 passes in advance if you can. It's worth it if you are trying to see lots in a short space of time as there are always lines and you might not get in when you want. Empire State tickets are valid anytime for a year after purchase.
We were really grateful to Jonathan and Clement for organising a car back to JFK for us and also allowing us to keep our room after checkout as they didn't need it that night, it made a huge difference to us before our journey home. We'll be back if we come to NYC again! Thank you!
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