Stayed here for 6 days in early Nov last year. Once we reached the place, we were pleasantly surprised as Bert (the host) kindly gave us a free upgrade from a room with ensuite bathroom (which was what we requested for) to a one-room apartment, complete with kitchen, living room, dining table etc., as all his rooms were occupied. The apartment was very clean and well-kept, and the kitchen even has an assortment of utensils, cutlery and cooking spices for guests to use, as well as a huge fridge and oven. (On some nights, we saved money by buying back frozen lasagne and heating it up in the oven to eat in the very spacious living room).
Before leaving, Bert gave us a very detailed briefing about the subway system, recommended places to eat and showed us around the apartment, which is even better than what a hotel concierge would provide. He even provided us with a file of recommended bars/eateries/restaurants/places in manhattan to visit, which was really useful, and said we were welcome to call him anytime we had questions. We tried one of his recommended southern food restaurants, amy ruth's, and liked it so much we ate there a second time.
On the day we were due to check out, Bert very graciously let us occupy the apartment till 5 in the evening, so that we could take a final shower before heading to the airport. Seeing that we were bogged down with luggages, he was even kind enough to use his own car to fetch us to the nearby subway station even though he had guests to tend to. Overall, Bert was the personal touch in New York which we didn't expect :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic&Budget guesthouse & apartments offer budget private rooms & apartments in charming brown-stone houses. Guests are accomodated in espacious rooms (1 to 3 persons) with private bathroom most of them and apartments (1-5 people) in a combination of double/queen size beds and sofa-couches.Different properties:- Chic&Budget 131 Guest House- Chic&Budget 127 Guest House- Chic&Budget 131 Apartments- Chic&Budget 132 Apartment- Chic&Budget Madison Apartment- Chic&Budget Garden Loft Apartment ... more less
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