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Garden
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
New York City, New York

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Ermie2
Swanbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great property and location”
Reviewed December 19, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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This was a fantastic find in New York. Location and facility were both excellent and our hosts, Karen and Paul, could not have been more helpful. Easy walking distance to all the main subway lines, close to the Chelsea Market, great area for walking with the Ji-Line Park at the end of the street, good neighboorhood restaurants of all types - what more could you ask?
Very highly recmmended.

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Liked best: Location and room with courtyard outside. Ability to self-cater.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
Reviewed October 17, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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Your age range 25-34
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raspberry...
Kingston, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A wonderful, clean, on a quiet quaint, street studio in lovely and close to everything, Chelsea!”
Reviewed August 27, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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My Mother and I took the train to New York city for 5 days and stayed in Karen and Paul's lovely basement studio that opens up into their back garden. The studio is quite close to Penn station and was a short taxi ride or walk if you didn't have heavy luggage! The area of this studio is quiet (relative to the rest of NYC), quaint and we felt very safe. If Karen and Paul's place was not available, I would definitely stay in Chelsea again as it is a short subway ride to everything!!
The studio is lovely, with a small kitchen for all your quick meal needs. We had a tea every morning with our breakfast and sat out in the lovely back garden that is quite phenomenal and amazing for NYC! I loved that we each had our own twin beds and the studio was quite roomy with a sitting area. It was nicely renovated and having the owners upstairs gave us peace of mind knowing that if we had any questions, we could ask them.
I would definitely stay here again!

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Liked best: The location and the cleanliness
Liked least: beds a little firm and need s/p shakers LOL!
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2011
thanks so much Candice. Hope to see you again.

Best,
Karen
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Spiorog
Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bijou base in brownstone”
Reviewed May 28, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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person found this review helpful

I am always nervous when I arrive at holiday accommodation booked on the Internet. Will the reality meet the descriptions and the pictures? In the case of 'A Garden in Chelsea', I need not have worried. Yes it is impossible to absolutely capture the layout of a property in pictures - where the bed is in relation to the eating area etc but I was not disappointed even though it was not exactly as I imagined. Paul met us at the door and showed us the apartment and we had some good chats with Karen during our stay. I could not have come to this city, celebrated in literature, film and song and stayed in an anonymous hotel. Just four nights, not enough time to delve into the wonderful collection of books in the apartment but great authors like Richard Russo, John Irving and Richard Ford jumped out at me. The decor and furnishings and pictures enhanced the feel of the apartment. On a more functional level the shower was great, the bed was comfortable, the kitchenette suitable for light cooking - who has the time for gourmet cooking when in New York and in a neighbourhood packed with great restaurants for every taste and budget. Unfortunately it rained alot during our stay and we were not able to enjoy the Garden until our final evening, but on a longer stay in good weather, what a lovely place to unwind after the sensory overload of the city. There is a good selection of guide books and tourist information leaflets in the apartment. Nights were quiet and restful, any big city noises were distant and barely audible. We did hear footsteps above every so often but that sound was not obtrusive. The subway was nearby but we did manage to walk from Chelsea to most attractions. All in all we enjoyed our stay in 'A Garden in Chelsea'.

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Your age range 35-49
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Perth Western Australia
Reviewed April 8, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Your age range 55-64
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Reader35
Perth, Australia
1 review
“A Charming Chelsea Apartment”
Reviewed April 8, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

My daughter and I enjoyed 3 weeks in New York staying at the delightful A Garden in Chelsea. It looked good on the website but is even better in person - stylish, comfortable, and so conveniently located. Karen and Paul are such gracious hosts, always available for any assistance or advice. We moved in, unpacked, and felt at home immediately. It really was the perfect holiday, and we would love a return visit. So much better than a hotel, you really have the experience of living in the city rather than just visiting. Just perfect! Many thanks again to Karen and Paul.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Roxie11
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful accomodation great location”
Reviewed January 13, 2011 for a stay in September 2010

This was our first trip to New York and we sought this type of accomodation. It was in the right location, in a beautiful tree lined street and we were delighted (after checking in with our friendly host & hostess, Paul & Karen) with the size, layout & in particular the lovely courtyard/garden that it opened onto. There was plenty of space, good facilities & close to both bus & metro transport. During our stay nothing was a trouble to Karen & Paul who made us feel most welcome & gave us some good tips on getting ourselves around New York. We would certainly recommend to our friends & hope to make it back there ourselves one day soon.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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