My name is Roberto and I am an opera singer. I was born in New York but my family is originally from Italia. Love to cook, garden and was a competetive equestrian.
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I have to start by saying my husband and I had no idea what to expect from this experience. We were MORE than pleasantly surprised!!! The moment you meet Roberto you feel like you have known him for years. He does everything he can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. His apartment is in a fantastic area that is safe and convenient! It is clean, well stocked with all of the necessities needed for a great stay in Manhattan. We wanted to spend our five days feeling like we live in the city and we did! I would highly recommend a stay at Roberto's to anyone who wants to be treated like a very loved guest!
Roberto was a delight, and staying in his apartment turned out to be one of the highlights of our time in New York. Within a day, we felt completely at home, finding ourselves with everything we needed and fully relaxed into the upper west side's vibrant environment. The apartmrnt could hardly be better located, just a short block from Broadway and Barzini's and only two blocks from a good wine store and a subway station. Hurricane Sandy arrived two days after we did and, when our flight out of the city was cancelled, Roberto insisted that we stay as his guests for the four additional days we were there. We actually had to negotiate him up to a fair daily rate for the extra days.
l'esperienza di soggiorno nell'appartamento di roberto è stata estremamente positiva..roberto è un host perfetto, in grado di mettere subito le persone a proprio agio e a farle sentire come a casa...dopo una giornata su e giù per la città tornare nell'appartamento aveva veramente il sapore di essere come a casa..l'appartamento è inoltre veramente pulito e con tutti i comfort...è in una zona residenziale tranquilla e sicura, con ristornati, market, bar nei dintorni..fermata della metro a 5 minuti a piedi, con tre linee che in massimo un quarto d'ora ti permettono di raggiungere time square e dintorni...io e mia sorella ci siamo trovate veramente benissimo e ripromesse che, dovessimo tornare a new york, ci rimetteremmo in contatto con roberto!!!!
Roberto is a great host and a very nice person. The apartment is clean, comfortable and is located a short walk from restaurants, cafes and the subway. Also. the location is in a beautiful and safe part of the city. Very satisfied experience!!!
We stayed in Roberto's wonderful apartment for 9 enjoyable days. Roberto was a wonderful host - great communication from the very beginning, he met us in the apartment and served us coffee and biscuits - what a delightful person! The apartment location is fantastic - we didn't realise how fortunate we were to stay in the upper west side until we had spent a few days exploring Manhattan. Its a lovely peaceful neighbourhood - has all the facilities you need close by and is right on the subway line - perfect. The apartment is very sweet and has everything you need..... WiFi, Coffee maker, Washer & Dryer, A/C etc...
We hope to stay in touch with Roberto and next time we are in Manhattan would most certainly look to stay at his place again.
Richie & Gill
Roberto is very sweet an friendly. His apartment is in the best neighborhood in the city, blocks from the park, a few blocks from the subway and right smack in the area where you will find Zabars, Fairway, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, loads of cafes and restauarnts, and its all upscale. The UWS is a lovely area to walk around. Enjoy Lincoln Center on 69th. There are movie theaters nearby too. We stayed a week at Roberto's and enjoyed it immensely. Just down the block from him is a very good very cheap Chinese laundry where we did our washing for just $6. The Barzini grocery around the corner from his place is 24 hrs and just fabulous, stocked with cheese, bread, bagels, gourmet food, etc etc. Wonderful. Thanks to Roberto for letting us take over his place. It was fun. Went by too fast. Cannot wait to return!!
What a great way to experience New York than as a New Yorker. In a quiet yet convenient area. easy walk to subway, great shops and cafes. Roberto makes you feel completely at home and settled before leaving you in his comfortable home
Kate & Dan
My wife & I just spent 4 wonderful nights at Roberto's! So many others have mentioned the easy connectivity of the MTA, the Park & such, that I hardly need go there. So many others have mentioned how attentive Roberto is--all of which is true. I will say that my only concerns coming into the stay was sleeping on a sleeper sofa and the nightly noise level. I was pleasantly surprised on both counts. Very comfortable--I slept well.
One block over is Broadway. At that very corner, you'll find a very good Chinese laundry service, a killer market (Barzinni's), liquor/wine shop, bakery, restaurants, etc.
Not too much farther on is Central Park, Museum of Nat. History, Met museum of Art, Guggenheim, etc. Location, location, location! The price is very reasonable, the kitchen is nice, the washer/dryer works great, and waking up to a homemade cappucino is a great luxury (for me).
If you want to stay in a hotel, go to it. I'd rather experience a slice of living like a city dweller--if only for a few nights. My biggest complaint is that I didn't have more time to stay....
Highly recommended. Thank you, Roberto. Keep singing.
Great location, neat apartment, and a terrific, generous host.