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“Saviour!” 4 of 5 stars
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Achieve Guest House
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 E 126th St, btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10035   |  
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Ranked #444 of 467 Hotels in New York City
New York
1 review
“Saviour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were unlucky enough to be in New York for Hurricane Sandy. This guesthouse was our safe haven and we certainly had a pleasant stay. Well within walking distance of the 125th street subway stations for easy access to the rest of Manhattan. Also check out Sylvia's restaurant to the west as well as the Apollo Theatre.
Well worth the stay if you're looking for the real deal in Manhattan.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The landlord definitely must have retouched the pictures he sent to me upfront. But if you take a closer look, it is horrible. I stayed in the 'Radio City' room for $3000/month because I was on business trip and was very busy and no time to search for some other room. But the room is absolutely cheap furnished and dirty. Not once the room got maintained and cleaned during my whole stay. When I moved in, one of the closets was filled with detergent. The aircondition and the shower head I had to sanitize with a spray I bought, because the air smelled absolutely bad while operating.
The mattress, the pillow and the bed blanket, everything smelled dingy and never washed or changed. The sheets and towels smelled like moth balls. I bought a bug protection for the mattress and slept on my own sheets, never used his stuff.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
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Big Lake, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We booked this hotel 2 months in advance and was confirmed for a room with 2 queen sized beds. We called to find out if we could check out late and was told they "decided" to just put us in a room with a bunk bed. Then we had a lot of hassle to cancel the reservation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

I've stayed at many, inexpensive places, in NYC and I always expect the same drab accommodations and I've never written about any of them since you get what you pay for - however, this place was totally different.

The staff were so attentive and caring. Whatever I needed was given to me. They were sooooo sweet. If I needed more towels I would receive them in a heart beat - I can't say enough of the staff there.

Moreover, the place was very very clean and when I arrived they had just finished remodeling some of the rooms - so I arrived in a freshly painted two toned room with very nice updated furnishings.

I can't say enough good things about the space and the people there. I would highly recommend this place for anyone visiting NYC.

  • Liked — Staff and cleanliness
  • Disliked — 2 blocks from train - wish it was closer
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

The staff (Angelo & Christina) were fantastic and very helpful. The rooms are clean, but there needs to be more of an investment in paint/linens. The amenities listed were either not there, had to be asked for and provided by the staff or broken. It is not an area to be traveled in at night, but safe during the daytime. The rooms do not have phones, the cable T.V. is fuzzy and the computer didn't work and had to be fixed by us! The rooms are secure and for the most part quiet. Be prepared to walk as the neighbourhood is far from midtown.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 36 E 126th St, btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10035
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #444 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Hotel Class:2 star — Achieve Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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