My husband and I had to travel to New York at short notice. Our son has proposed to his New York girlfriend and was getting married within 10 days! We booked our flights no problem but I was finding it difficult to get a hotel within our price range which didn't have bad reviews. Then up popped the Nu Hotel.
What can I say - it was excellent. The staff were the most helpful and friendly I have ever encountered. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. A special mention must be given for Alvin Torres the chief engineer who sorted out our television and heating. What a lovely guy! We had just returned from Spain at Christmas where the staff were rude, off-hand and the apartment was smelly and dirtly, so we really appreciated the good service we received.
The rooms were lovely - large, comfortable and cleaned to a high standard every day with clean towels. Don't pay any attention to petty comments made by other reviewers. The location was good - lots of restaurants on Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue.
I visited a beauty salon, Providence Day Spa, just round the corner to the left, 329 Atlantic Avenue,and had a fabulous facial with hand and foot massage with Mara - I can highly recommend to anyone who, like me, likes a bit of pampering.
I am loath to complain about anything, but I do want to give an honest report. We had a room on Smith Street and the noise from the traffic was quite bad - I don't think they have double glazing. I wear ear plugs at night so I had no problem but if you think it might bother you then you should ask for a room at the back away from Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue.
By the way New York is fabulous - we were there for 7 days so had a chance for a holiday as well as the wedding.
As our son is now living in New York and I can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Acquaint yourself with this entirely new Brooklyn hotel, conceived to create an authentic travel experience integrated into the fabric of the local landscape.This perfectly positioned Brooklyn NY hotel sits squarely at the intersection of four intriguing neighborhoods:Downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the court houses and the offices at Metrotech center.Boerum Hill, where streets are lined with elegant brownstones and French bistros.Cobble Hill, a blend of old world shops and bakeries and gardens.Carroll Gardens, an old-fashioned Italian neighborhood with wide streets, chic restaurants, and antique shops.A design approach intended to appear effortless, combined with a casual attitude, define the hotel, while the beauty and friendly nature of the neighborhoods ensure that guests feel safe and secure as they explore the gems that Brooklyn has to offer. The ambience suggests an artistic local neighborhood refuge providing a unique, insider's experience. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. Step into this intriguing and exciting new departure from a typical Brooklyn hotel to discover an imaginative new approach to city living -- smart, clean, simple, and, best of all, casual. Simply put, NU is all about you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nu Hotel Brooklyn