Finishing up MBA; turning 30; switching career from finance to marketing; wrapping up a year in Paris = very interesting year for me :-)
Firstly let me say that the unit its self is exactly what the pictures look like online. I have given this a 2* for the following reasons:
1. Upon arrival, the apartment had NOT been cleaned. The sheets were filthy, the floor hadn't been washed, the garbages were full and there were ring marks from sticky drinks on the counter tops.
2. The owner apologized but said he was out of the country (though he had been there only moments earlier according to security) and that he would reimburse me if I could find a cleaning lady to come in. After more than 15 long distance texts back and forth, a cleaning lady was arranged.
3. There were half consumed beer, a half eaten orange and moldy bread in the fridge (which smelled) and when I brought that to the owners attention he simply replied "it's as is, this is not a hotel".
4. There were 2 people staying in the unit and 2 people registered with the owner but only 1 access card was left to get into the building.
5. The access card does not get you onto the Perry rooftop pool unless it is during an unbusy time. Forget Saturday pool party!
6. In the middle of our stay the owner text me to inform me that his friend needed to come look at the place. Not acceptable. Another long distance charge to tell him we were not in the unit to show it.
For the 200.00 we saved over the three nights we would NEVER have done this again. Spend the $200 and stay at the Perry. It's MUCH less hassle and if something is wrong, an entire staff is there to fix it.
Studio was absoluely fantastic! It was very clean, spacious, and had everything we needed to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Hussein was very accomodating and anytime we needed his assitance was alwas a quick text away! I would totally recommend this for anyone wanting to be minutes away from everything South Beach has to offer!!
Husein hosted us for a great five night stay in Miami. He was a wonderful host and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. From the start he was very attentive and responsive to all of my questions. Check in was smooth and easy. Roney palace is a fantastic building to stay in and has full access to all of the amenities of the Perry Hotel next door. When any issues came up, husein was incredibly attentive and genuinely tried to help me solve my issues. This was my first airbnb experience and I definitely was anxious about it all, but this stay made me realize I had nothing to worry about. You definitely can't go wrong with staying at husein's apartment!
The best i can say about this place is NOT enough, truly was an amazing apartment, amazing location attached to the Gansevoort with 5 STAR service. Husein provided me with details instructions on the apt upon check in, was kind enough to give me a lay of the land of the building, apt, and the area.
Also checked in a few times through my stay to ensure all was going well - which was truly appreciated.
I will definitely stay here again, and look forward to it being available in the next 3-5 weeks when i visit Miami again.
The best area in South Beach! The pool party at the Perry Hotel (same property) is a killer must. We had fun!
Husein was a great host! The condo was beautiful and within walking distance from restaurants and shops. Although we were unable to use the rooftop pool, we were still able to enjoy the other 2 beautiful pools on the premisses. We will definitely stay here on our next turn to Miami and we will highly recommend the studio to our friends and family!
Excellent location, in the real heart of the SoBe. Direct Beach Acces, and everything is just a footstep, boardwalk, Lincoln road, Ocean drive. The studio is huge, with a huge (even bigger then a King size) bed. We were together with a 9months baby, and the open living room is enough big for separate place to the baby, and giving enough privacy for us. There's definitely better option then a hotel room, or even a jr suite. The Condo is in the same building then the Perry hotel (exGansewoort) and all the Pools include the icredible rooftop pool and bar is shared. Husein was really helpfull and responsive, we really appreciate for him. He also managed the parking (working like valet) which is a great value in the SoBe.
The apartment was an absolute pleasure and Husein made the entire experience (from communication to booking/ leaving the place) as carefree and enjoyable as possible.
Booking: Quick to respond and both honest and helpful in communication
Stay: He checked in with me to make sure I got in alright and that everything worked out in the building to ensure a pleasant stay. He also checked in the day we left to make sure everything worked out.
Place: This apartment is stunning, well-kept, clean, safe and we got it for un unbelievable rate compared to hotels in both North and South Beach. He made sure to leave us an access card so that we could get into all pools/ beach/ building areas. The description in his "ad" was spot on and the pictures were helpful and accurate.
Overall: I would recommend staying in a place listed by Hussein to anybody looking for an easy affordable stay in a gorgeous apartment on the beach. Additionally, I would obviously stay in this apartment again.
~For SURE 5 stars
Nice studio apartment, right in the middle of everything you could want to get into in SOBE. Made use of the pool at the Gaansevort all day on Saturday and it was great. Husein was very responsive and helpful both during the booking process and while we were getting situated. I'd definitely recommend staying here!
Excellent location on Collins Avenue.We enjoyed ourselves for 5 days and loved the place. Comfy king bed in open living room and an inflatable bed + sofa bed. Full kitchen was appreciated and we made a nice 4 course dinner for new years eve.
Husein organized parking for us and the valet service worked flawlessly. Much appreciated as parking would be difficult otherwise. He was quick to respond on mail and sms and even waited for us when both security and rental car took pickup took ages.
Don't expect it to be sterile and empty as a hotel room. People actually live there and it's all part of the airbnb experience.
Husein was a very nice and friendly person. He is a very interesting mixture of countries man, and very clever. I've enjoyed to have him at my home.