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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved staying at Sanctuary NYC Retreats - the friendly staff, location and 'feels like home' atmosphere. Easy access to anything and most everything that you want to do and see while in NYC - train station near by - walking to cafe's, coffee shops, diners and restaurants. Morning eats during the weekdays for a quick grad and go to...

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Mario C, General Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Algreenfield, Glad to hear you felt at home away from home with us. Appreciate your review of the neighborhood, very helpful for future travelers. We'll convey your compliments to the staff. Thanks again and have a great weekend. - Mario

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The rooms are comfortable and there is a kitchen available to use. The only thing asked is that meat is not prepared. The area is quiet with a number of small local food markets close by. Staff were helpful and even stayed past leaving time...

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Sydney
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Booked this accommodation after much searching and while quite expensive, it was absolutely worth it. We booked the Rama suite which ended up having a lovely patio and full kitchen which meant we were able to cook our dinners and eat outside. Beds very comfortable. All rooms come with breakfast which is simple and nutritious and you get to chat...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I stayed with four friends in the RamaJ. Maybe a little bit worn. And quite cramped if you share it with four grownups, as I did. But on the other hand - decent cost per person for a Manhattan hotel. Comfortable beds and a nice kitchen. Friendly staff. Breakfast ist served Mon - Fri. It´s very basic BUT hey! they...

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Mario C, General Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for the nice review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and our neighborhood. We'll convey your compliments the staff. Appreciate your feedback, it's valuable for future guests. Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again soon. Have a lovely weekend,

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Good location in a neighbourhood that attracts young people. Friendly service by Zack and a nice patio that came with the flat for 5 people. The breakfast was ok with yoghurt, cereals, toast and bagels, but only served 5 days/week. There are plenty of cool cafés nearby so: Good value for money!

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Mario C, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Gertrud! Thanks for staying with us and for this very nice review. We'll convery your compliments to Zach. Glad to hear your enjoyed our neighborhood. Thanks again and hope you keep us in mind for future trips to NYC. Have a great weekend,

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Sanctuary NYC apartments are located in almost the East Lower Manhattan area, with subwayEssex station nearby. Very convenient for transportation and near to some small supermarkets in walking distance. The rooms are large , depend what you choose, 1 or 2 bedroom or studio type, with full size kitchen ,full size fridge and all cooking utensils. Bath room is good...

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Mario C, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi DC! Thanks for staying with us and for being very thorough. This type of reviews are very helpful to future guests. Appreciate that! Have a lovely week and hope to see you again soon. Namaste,

USA
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Sanctuary NYC is an unusual hotel. The rooms are modern NYC apartments decorated in a subdued and Eastern aesthetic. I stayed in the Buddah room which was a studio apartment. I felt like I was in a nice, relaxed, warm apartment more than a standard, clinical hotel room and that was a real bonus. The wood floors, kitchen, large bathroom,...

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Mario C, General Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for this raving review. Happy to hear your had fantastic stay. Did you take any yoga classes? We love the title, 'Like Having Your Own Apartment in NYC'. Thanks for staying with us and have great weekend. Hope to see you again soon. Namaste & Cheers!

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Really relaxed place in a great part of the city. Basically it's a yoga studio with some apartments upstairs. We travelled with two boys aged 5 and 9 who had to share a make up bed and I guess they could have done with a slightly bigger one but apart form that the room was really comfortable and practical with...

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Mario C, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thanks for staying with us and this very nice review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast and yoga. Thanks again and hope to see you and your family again soon. Greetings from NYC,

Little River, Australia
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Nice place, great service and as above it's located in cool location in an up and coming funky area with lots of awesome food locations nearby. The area has all sorts from homeless through to very wealthy and it works well - still a little raw but has some awesome street art, great architecture and love the community gardens. Ok...

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Sanctuary G, Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for the great review and the useful feedback. Yes, the Lower East Side is definitely more representative of what New York City with natives, locals, tourists and a touch or two of gentrification and its upscale bars and restaurants. Thanks again for staying with us and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Namaste!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Booked three weeks before travelling, due to our other accomodation being cancelled (AirBnB) we took a punt on this place. From the start communication with staff was friendly and welcoming. We were three in a room - sister and I sharing the double and my teenage daugter in a roll out bed. But we never felt cramped. We also had...

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Sanctuary G, Manager at Sanctuary NYC Retreats, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thanks for staying with us, so glad we could help you out. Sounds like you had a great stay. Thanks for detailed review and for the feedback on the fridge, we'll check it out. Come again! Cheers,

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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving immigrant past and its modern transformation into a beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city. The blocks of tenements that represented the promise and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience now command top dollar for new residents. Right next to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment shops of Orchard Street, you’ll find hip clubs, fashionable bistros, and luxury hotels beckoning at all hours of the evening. If you love nightlife and live music, it’s hard to beat the scene here.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanctuary NYC Retreats was established by a group of health, eco, and spiritually conscientious travelers. They came together with two ideas in mind: To provide other travelers with a peaceful, retreat-like stay in NYC and to create an opportunity to give back to our community. Each suite at Sanctuary features a fully equipped kitchen and a flat-screen cable TV. The suites are decorated in warm colors and Indian folk art. Select rooms have a sofa bed and private patio. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered Monday-Friday only. The Lower East Side is the oldest neighborhood in New York City and presently one of the most fashionable in Manhattan. Once the home for working-class European immigrants, the LES has become one of the trendiest areas in the city full of cool boutique hotels, bars, restaurants, yoga studios, fashion stores, health food stores, art galleries and live music venues. Iconic artists like Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen used to live on our street and countless movies and TV shows are filmed around throughout the year. Just blocks away is the Delancey/Essex Subway Station and a quick train ride to Midtown (Union Square, Flatiron District, Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park) or Brooklyn (Williamsburg, DUMBO). A few minutes walking and you can be anywhere Downtown: East Village, SoHo, West Village, Little Italy, Chinatown and East River Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary NYC Retreats

Address: 196A Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1809
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Lower East Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $175 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary NYC Retreats 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“get a room with a patio”
 of 5 bubbles Megt01, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Those rooms face the street had better view. those face the back may see opposite building only.”
 of 5 bubbles 595dc, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the back side of the building for a little more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles foureyes18, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Buddha room is at the rear and furthest from lift shaft”
 of 5 bubbles 394emmay, May 10, 2016 | Read review
“Request a Queen Studio as you get a bigger bed.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiew480, Nov 7, 2015 | Read review
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