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Vill verkligen varna för denna lägenhet! Den är så otroligt smutsig och med gammal, halväten mat i kylen. I frysen fanns hundmat. Ottomanen är ca 150 cm lång och full av fläckar. Bakom toaletten, i fönstren och hörnen är det fullt av ingrodd smuts. Duschdraperiet var stelt av smuts. Det verkar som om någon bor där, när lägenheten inte hyrs ut. Vi lät väskorna vara kvar i lägenheten två timmar för att kontakta Airbnb och hitta nytt boende. Vi hade tur att klara detta inom tidsgränsen och fick tillbaka hela hyran förutom avgiften till Airbnb.
We "stored" our luggage in this apartment for two hours while trying to find hotel accommodation. It was so dirty we couldn't stay there. We have never seen such a dirty place. There was dirt in the corners and on the window sills. The refrigerator and freezer contained opened food including dog food. The pictures beautify the apartment one hundred percent. Obviously someone else was living there. We were lucky to be able to contact Airbnb within the time limit and have got a refund of 100 percent.
Well, after reading the “experience” from Russell I can only support his views regarding Sam’s apartment. Sam’s place has the potential to be a great place to stay in NY if only he cleaned the place up after each guest and set the apartment up like he says in his online description. Great potential but a lazy attitude ruined our stay in New York after flying 11,000 miles for a holiday in the US. I would say that we got there just after Russell's brief stay but we put up with it for the full week that we had booked. I threw out a lot of unopened and out of date food from the refrigerator and was stunned to find no glasses in the cupboards and no reasonable amount of crockery. No TV and no internet and no land line provided as his description says. I contacted Sam about this and he gave me some instructions to rectify it but nothing worked. He did not answer my emails after the 4th day. I suspect that the cabel service had not been paid for. I cleaned the filthy dust covered AC filter to try and make the room temperature more comfortable as it was extremely hot and humid at the time of our visit. Apart from the disappointment of Sam’s grubby apartment, the rest of our US vacation was great.
Our brief stay here was not a happy experience. Sam was overseas, and had left another person in charge. The apartment was dirty and the facilities were poor. There was dirt and rubbish in the corners and on the window sills. The shower curtain was covered in mould. It was obvious that someone else was living there, as the laundry basket, wardrobes and storage space were filled with clothing, and the bathroom storage contained a large amount of male and female toiletries, and jewellery. The kitchen cupboards, refrigerator and freezer contained opened food containers, including dogfood. There was little in the way of cutlery and crockery. The two coffee mugs were stained, and there were no glasses. No kitchen or dining table, the AC unit was noisy and ineffective, and we were unable to get a signal on the TV We spent half a day of our brief time in New York seeking alternative accommodation, moving out within 18 hours of arrival, and were were disappointed that Sam did not respond to our two emails, (which included photos of the above issues), seeking at least a partial refund, particularly as the initial messages from him had been courteous and helpful. Unfortunately internet connection issues meant that we were unable to contact Airbnb within the requisite 24 hours to seek redress, so our lifetime dream of visiting New York became a costly exercise in time and money.
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The apt is quite small, smaller than you would imagine from the pics, but then: hotel rooms aren't bigger either. We (me and my two adult daughters) felt very much at home there and enjoyed every minute of our stay. I wouldn't recommend you try to cook there, rather hop down to the Deli at the opposite corner, where you can buy a large variety of food, also warm. The apt was sufficiently clean when we arrived, wasn't disgusting or so, as some people suggest further down. It's quite a walk to the subway, but it seemed to get shorter every day, as we got used to it. It's a good neighbourhood, you don't have to be scared when you walk back home late at night.
So, for us it was good value for the price, would definitely choose the place again if we ever come back to NY - which we dearly hope :-)
Good communication with Sam and Jonathan about arrival and the apartment itself. The apartment was in a decent location, we walked to Central Park and downtown plus the subway was a 10-15 minute walk. Inside it could have been a little cleaner and it didn't have any cups or anything you could cook with, utensils etc. we ate out or went to the fantastic deli on the corner so wasn't an issue -but just be aware you wouldn't really be able to cook at all. Value for what we paid and a good stay in New York.
Sam, and his friend Jonathan, were wonderful. Sam responded quickly to my inquiries and made the entire process very smooth. Jonathan, who gave us the keys, was friendly and helpful. We had a few issues with the apartment, but those are easy enough to fix. Overall, it could be a little cleaner. The neighborhood is great for a family.
Das o.a. Appartment war vor unserer Ankunft nicht gereinigt worden. Auch sonst machte das Appartment in Sachen Sauberkeit keinen guten Eindruck. Eine Mahlzeit zubereiten konnte man zwar, aber nicht zu sich nehmen, da ein Tisch fehlte. Im Kühlschrank und in den Küchenschränken standen viele Lebensmittel, die dort schon waren, als wir ankamen. Auch im Bad befanden sich viele Sachen, die uns nicht gehörten. Der Kleiderschrank im Schlafzimmer war mit allen möglichen Sachen belegt. Ich hatte den Eindruck, dass hier jemand privat wohnt, wenn das Apt. nicht vermietet ist und seine Sachen nicht wegräumt, wenn Gäste kommen. Auch stellte sich heraus, dass die Schlafcouch für einen Erwachsenen viel zu klein ist. Meine Tochter und ich hatten dieses Apparment gebucht, weil es einen Schlafplatz ausserhalb des Schlafzimmers hatte. Im großen und ganzen war das Apt. trotz New York Lage den Preis nicht wert. Weiter empfehlen würde ich das Apt. allerdings nicht.
My girlfriend and I spent 9 days in Sam's apartments and we had a nice vacations. The apartments was small, perfect for two in very nice, safe and quite neighbourhood. The nearest metro station is at 69th and Lexinghton which is 15-20 minutes walk.
Sam was a great host, easy to communicate with and he helped us with TV and Internet problems that occured. The apartments wasn't spotless it could be cleaned a little more (especially bathroom) and there isn't a lot of dishes.
Overall it was a nice air b'n'b expirience and a good value for that price.
Sam was great when booking the apartment - he responded to my email really quickly and helpfully.
The apartment itself is small but if you're just using it as a base and somewhere to sleep, it's fine. If you're planning on hanging out in the flat more, it may be a squeeze with more than 2 people. The photos make it look quite cosy but when we arrived, it was actually quite bare, possibly in need of a lick of paint and some posters/paintings on the walls. It was also not cleaned properly. We had to change the sheets as the ones on the bed had stains on them and the shower area had clumps of hair in it (presumably from the last guests).
Sam left some menus and suggestions of local laces to eat, which was nice. Overall a good stay in a fantastic city.
Sam was a great guest. Would host him again. Communicated his plans clearly which made the checkin/check out very easy
Sam was great! A prompt communicator and left the place spic and span. I'd love to have him back anytime.
Sam was a perfect guest. Flexible checking in/out, very communicative, and left the apt very clean! I would highly recommend him!
I've been friends with Sam for a number of years and he is an extremely friendly, sweet, and reliable person. He is completely trustworthy and I have no doubt he will take great care of you if you stay in his lovely place. It would be hard to find a nicer person or better host.
Sam is an excellent host, although we had just met he made me feel very comfortable at his home. On a personal level, he is a genuine and trustworthy person and a lot of fun to hang out with. I give him my highest recommendation.