It was my first time using Airbnb to travel to NY. The Smeraldas apartment is great: clean, confortable and well-fit a small family. Me, my husband and our 2 years daughter stayed at this apartment for 10 days and enjoyed NY too much. Giuseppe answered all e-mails fast and provided everything we needed. If we travel to NY again, we'll looking for staying at Smeralda apartment again!
This apartment was a great place to stay in a great neighbourhood. It was clean and comfortable and we had no problems at all during our stay in New York. Thanks Smeraldas!
Smereldas were extremely helpful and accommodating. Their preparation information was accurate and complete. They responded immediately to any text I sent. They let us leave our bags in the apartment after the specified check out time.
As for the apartment -- it is in a great neighbourhood, on a quiet street, very close to bus and subway. Although the building was older and a bit more run down and the apartment was smaller than I expected from the photos, it was adequate for my friend and me and, I think, typical for Manhattan. We decided we hadn't come to Manhattan to sit in our apartment anyway. There were several windows that looked directly down on a courtyard and across at other apartments so it was either light or privacy, but not both. The apartment was clean, freshly painted and decorated, and had the basic cooking and dining necessities. The queen bed was firm, but comfortable. The fold out sofa was too narrow for two people but very comfy for one. We asked for a few missing items and they were brought up that day. So . . . overall -- great location, great hosts, small but certainly adequate, reasonable value.
Smeraldas is a great host, is attentive to every detail and to any request or inquiry respond immediately. Every person like Carmen, Wilson and Giusseppe are very kind.
The apartment is perfect located, is less than half a block of Port authority where there's a lot of subway lines. Inside the apartment you have everything you need to feel like home.
If you come to New York Smeraldas is the better option you find.
Hello i recommend this apart for one or two person , very good location and great time here
Giuseppe could not have been a better host. Where should I start. First of all, the apartment shown in the listing was newly done and spectacular! That would have been fantastic enough. But it got even better believe it or not. Upon the arrival of Mike and Ron, Giuseppe actually gave them a much larger, even more comfortable and newer apartment at no extra charge! He did this completely on his own. It is a huge testament to what an extraordinary host he is and just how accommodating he is. Mike and Ron were arriving from London and weren't going to be able to check in until very late at night. Giuseppe could not have been more understanding and the check-in went off without a hitch. If you want a phenomenal place to stay, close to public transportation and numerous neighborhood amenities, with a top notch host, Giuseppe is the man! I could not be more happy with this booking and will be using him the next time I or my business associates visit New York. I give Giuseppe and this property my highest recommendation!
This apartment is a great find, amazing location and very friendly host. Lots nice restaurants and bars around within walking distance. If you are planning to visit new york on foot, this is the perfect choice as my partner and I enjoy walking around NYC, and this apartment is so closed to other good areas which are worth visiting. Subway station is literally 5 seconds away from the front door which made everything so easy for first time tourist.
Highly recommend this place for couples or single travelers.
If we are visiting NYC again, this is definitely the only place we would look to stay.
Thank you very much!
I and four friends were lucky enough to find this hotel on AirBNB for a weekend away in NY. We were all impressed by how clean the apartment was and that it is a bit bigger than the photos suggest!
We arrived late on Friday night and had no trouble getting into the apartment. Five of us had no trouble fitting into this apartment and there was a spot on a bed/futon for each of us. The host also provided enough of towels and blankets for all five people. There was a hairdryer and soap and shampoo in the shower! So no need to pack a bunch of extra stuff in case you are wondering!
By the way the shower was great! I know a nice shower is a "thing" for some people so I wanted to point it out! Great water pressure, and no trouble getting it and keeping the right temperature (and this is saying a lot since 5 girls showered with zero temperature issues).
I highly recommend this apartment. The host was super easy to work with and flexible with my arrival/departure times which I really appreciate!
Great communication with Guissepe and Smeralda too, they are always ready to help.
The apartment is small but very cozy, is clean, silent and the location is amazing. It's just what she's said and is closer to Time Square, in front of Port Authority bus terminal and the subway entrace is in the corner.
I higlhy recommend Smeralda's!
We went to NY with 3 adults. Smeraldas apt was clean, warm, well equipped and the location is perfect. You walk outside and you're in walking distance of every tourist highlight. Don't mind the adult shop next door, the area feels safe enough.
An extra set of keys was no problem, there were towels, bed linen, a hair dryer and a flatiron.
I would recommend this place for 2 persons. With 3 you have little privacy, with 2 it's a great place to stay!
Giuseppe is an outstanding agent. Very professional and reliable. The tenants he found were very quite, respectful and very well mannered.
The location is greatly strategic since it's close to everything - the City, the LIRR train station, the airport , the Mall and any kind of store you might need. The apartments are in a quite and very nice green area and anything around is easy to get, even if you don't have a car like me! The first time I went there, I spent some time in the studio - my favourite place ever! - and the second time, when I came back with some friends, we shared the 3 bedrooms and enjoied the nice backyard as well :) They are both fully and nicely furnished, clean and practical. Everything you want to find in an apartment is there. The pictures show exactly how they are, simply cute. It's the perfect solution I would recommend to the people who want to stay close to the City but get anywhere around the City as well.
I met Giuseppe in NY approximately 6 moths ago and since by then, I always contact him when I need to find a living solution for me and/or my parents, or very best friends, I trust on him at anytime, I needed his help for 4 times in 6 months and he has always found the right solutions, in amazing places, at the right time, at reasonable prices. I think everyone has the chance to know him in person, becomes a very lucky guy - believe me. He is the actual man of confidence that anyone who is looking for a nice place to live (no matter if for a short or long time), or traveling around the world, would like to find on its way. He understands and knows very well what people needs. And he is able to find most proper solutions very quickly, easily and being fully at your own disposal. He is one of the most serious man I have ever met, professionally speaking.
Giuseppe is an amazing Agent. He puts a lot of effort into the work he does.
I've hired him three times in the past and I was always satisfied about the tenant he found.
I booked this apartment on behalf of my friends. The apartment is absolutely modern, neat and most importantly... strategically located.
The host was out of this world...the best I've ever met...friendly, reliable and very very sweet!
Giuseppe il the most professional agent ever. He got us three quite and respectful Italian travelers. We couldn't be happier!