We went to the Carlyle for my first trip to New York. My partner had been to NYC a few times but never to stay in somewhere like the Carlyle. It really feels like you've stepped into an old film with its elegant furnishings, beautiful 30s-40s interior and attentive service.
Our room was clean, stylish and comfortable with a fabulous view across Central Park. The shower was incredibly powerful,just what you need after a long trip from London. The plumbing was a bit dodgy sometimes but it hardly seemed to matter as there was hot water aplenty and wonderful Kiehls toiletries to enjoy.
A highlight was a visit to Bertleman's Bar which has a lovely demi-monde feel with its gorgeous painted walls and subtle lighting. Chris Gillespie added to the retro ambience with beautiful piano playing, even playing some Rogers and Hart at my request. I feel honoured!
Staff could not be more attentive or helpful. All in all a wonderful place to have as a base for exploring New York. I really did feel like an old movie star. Thank you. x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself with the elegance of the Upper East Side - from the vibrant culture and elite shopping to the oasis of understated luxury - The Carlyle has become a "home away from home" for sophisticated travelers. Offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace - the 193 rooms and suites feature elegant views of Central Park and Manhattan's skyline. Gracious and romantic formal dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience in the famed Café Carlyle.Step outside the elegant marble lobby and into a new level of sophistication. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is surrounded by galleries and designer boutiques on New York's posh Madison Avenue. Blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Frick, the hotel is within easy reach of what is commonly referred to as "Museum Mile." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlyle a Rosewood Hotel
- The Carlyle a Rosewood Hotel