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Bruno was very helpful and responsive, place was as described, and is relatively quiet at night. Please note there are 3 flights of stairs to get to the apartment. Place is in the middle of ChinaTown/ edge of Little Italy. Place is busy during morning but in a very good central location with train line 5-10 minutes walk which will get you anywhere in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Thanks Bruno!
Very clean unit. Very convenient to laundromat, lots of great eateries around, and close to subway. Bruno was easy to work with. Only thing is that if you plan to store your lauggage before your check in time, or after you check out, you may need to find your own temporary storage. The air conditioning works great which is a must when you travel to NY in summer. A pleasant overall experience for a reasonable price.
The apartment is in a great location: Chinatown with Little Italy just a block away. The apartment is a one-bedroom walk-up, three flights up, in an old building that has seen better days, but the apartment is sufficient if you're not looking for too many amenities.
Bruno's place is exactly as described. It is in a great and interesting neighborhood and remarkably quiet all things considered. The flat was clean and very comfortable. Bruno was helpful and I can highly recommend the place.
We would gladly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to see more of New York than the bright lights of Times Square. Perfectly situated for pretty much all of lower Manhattan. The local area is vibrant by day or night but in different ways. We fell in love with it completely.
Bruno, our host could not have been more helpful or accommodating of our needs. We would definitely book again.
The apartment is perfectly functional and comfortable. There can be a little night time noise but no more than to be expected of a city apartment!
We recommend! Much better than a stuffy hotel!
Bruno was lovely - he kept in constant contact. He was also accommodating to my changing schedule! He also carried my bag up the three flights of steps - which was very much appreciated!
Appartement tel qu'annonce sur les photos et dans le descriptif. Nous avons rencontre un souci avec la douche que nous pu utiliser qu'en mode baigoire.
Location en plein chinatown, cartier interessant le seul ennuye etant de pouvoir trouver un supermarche avec des produits occidentaux.
Situation centrale dans Manhatan avec acces a differentes lignes de metro a proximite.
Nous avons rencontrer des soucis pour recuperer les clefs de meme pour les remetre. Bruno etant en vacances nous devions recuperer les clef dans un cofeeshop a proximite via le systeme de KeyCafe prevu par Airnb, malheureusement les clefs n'y etaient pas, apparement les locataires precedants ne les avaient pas rendues. Apres une heure d'attente at pas de reponse de Bruno a nos differents messages et apres avoir regarder apres un hotel nous avons eu l'idee d'aller voir directement sur place et grande chance croiser la dame de nettoyage qui quiittait l'appartement. Nous avons eu le meme souci pour la remise des clefs, le systeme Keycafe ne reconnaissait pas le compte.
Conclusion nous avons aprecie l'appartement et ca situation, nous n'avons pas aprecie le systeme de remise des clefs et le delai de reponse de Bruno.
Bruno was quick to reply to all messages (if not immediately, within 24 hours).
Key pick-up from the close by KeyCafe was easy and the apartment was just as described and in pictures - simple, not too fancy, provides all the basics.
The only bump we had with the place, and which was not fault of Bruno, was the apartment hadn't been completely cleaned up by the Airbnb cleaning person after previous guest (who had apparently left the same day we arrived) - the floors had been mopped and things had been tided up, but the bed sheets and towels hadn't been changed.
A message to Bruno via Airbnb app, and he arrived within an hour to provide us clean sheets, towels and other necessaries. He was very apologetic about the unfinished cleaning, but like said previously, it was not his fault.
The location was good, in between Chinatown and Little Italy, Soho just in 5 min walk. There are several different subway stations just few blocks away to take you to other parts of Manhattan, and plenty of different restaurants to choose from in small area. A Chinese grocery store can be found behind the corner, where westerners will find all basic things.
We were a group of three adults and one toddler. The apartment was good size for us, we slept with our toddler in the bedroom (room is big enough to fit a toddler's travel cot in the corner) and grandparent slept in the living room on a huge and comfortable queen size air mattress (the mattress was put up against the wall during the day to not to take all floor space).
Toilet and shower room is small, and the shower head provides good pressure.
In the kitchen you'll find a gas cooker, basic tableware, and a good sized fridge with a small freezer. No microwave, we heated our toddler's food in the kettle on boiling water.
Both living and bedroom had a working AC, bit loud but didn't cause any problem to catch a sleep. The windows face the street and street noise can be heard, but after busy hours it is quite calm in NYC standard.
We warmly recommend Bruno's apartment!
En principio debo considerar varios aspectos de mi experiencia. La ubiación es fantástica, siempre y cuando te consideres un turista y te parezca interesante lo que no estas acostumbrado a ver en tu país como la comunidad china y sus particularidades, sin embargo cuando rentas un apartamento con cocina pretendes hacer compras para comer de vez en cuando, por la locación debes caminar un tiempo de 20 a 30 minutos para conseguir una tienda de alimentos que no sea de comida asiatica, de resto es muy agradable la particularidad del vecindario, ya que además de los chinos está justo a 5 metros la pequeña italia y es muy agradable los viernes y fin de semana. Punto a considerar: los pisos y las escaleras, si viajas con niños dificulta los traslados del coche e incluso en niño si se duerme ya que son 3 pisos muy inclinados y el edificio no tiene ascensor.
En cuanto a la experiencia me pareció agradable para poder pasar un tiempo en new york, dos líneas de metro importantes relativamente cerca, la vida del vecindario es muy pintoresca e interesante (siempre y cuando no te molesten los chinos), lavanderias y otros servicios muy cerca que además se mantenian trabajando hasta tarde, muchos restaurantes. A pesar de que no vimos a Bruno ni en la llegada ni en la salida, el estuvo en contacto y fue muy sencillo retirar y devolver la llave del lugar, en un local que queda a una cuadra y media del apartamento. Limpio, ordenado, con suficientes utencilios para la cocina, con su lencería. Cuando tuvimos un pequeño detalle de desconocimiento con la ducha se soluciono con un facetime con Bruno que muy amable nos explico como operar la ducha, así también nos tuvo una cama de aire para nuestro hijo, la cual era muy comoda y práctica. En términos generales recomiendo a el apartamento de Bruno, en especial por su locación que es genial, ya en esa ciudad uno pasa mucho tiempo en la calle.
Bruno was a very good host, who was always contactable by email and phone. He was quick to respond to all queries, and very welcoming, even though he wasn't at the apartment itself. The description of the apartment is very accurate, the space is great and well kept. The neighbourhood, on the edges of Soho and Little Italy is fantastic. Being surrounded by such iconic cultures of New York and being so close to points of interest like Downtown, Canal St and the centre of Little Italy on Spring and Mott, the area could not be more interesting. Completely enjoyed the stay there and would recommend to any travellers who want to see real manhattan, not just Times Square!
We were lucky to host Bruno and his wife, Rachel. They were easy to comunicate with both before and during the stay. Easy going and nice people.
They left the studio spotless and I highly recomand them as guests.
They are welcome back anytime.