i am a new yorker who has lived here for two decades.
It was perfect staying at this apartment. Driss was more than helpful and nice, giving us all the information and safety we needed to spend our holidays in NYC. There's a subway station right at the corner, a Whole Foods only 3 blocks down 7th. We spent 1 (cold) week in NYC and the central heating worked perfectly, the occasional noise, only for a few seconds, didn't bother us at all. The shower is wonderful, really relaxing. I strongly recommend the apartment.
Driss was a great host. His apartment was well furnished, clean, and in a great location. He went above and beyond waiting until almost 1 AM for me to check in. Anyone would be lucky to stay at Driss's place in Chelsea and I will try to stay again the next time I'm in NY for work or play
That is a rare find in NYC. Being a New Yorker myself I needed a place for a short-term stay due to personal circumstances. And I was pleasantly surprised. Driss is an amazing host, very responsive and very flexible. He will make sure you are comfortable and explain everything you need to know. The apartment itself is spectacular. It has ultra high ceilings which I've never seen in NYC before. It is decorated with love and attention to detail - everything goes together. So it feels really homy unlike many rental places that just have the basics. In addition, it gets plenty of light and despite being in the center of it all, it is really quiet. Highly recommend if it is available for your dates.
Great apartment, fantastic location and welcoming host. Driss was waiting outside for my taxi when I arrived, and we maintained good communication throughout my stay. There's some good pubs just around the corner, Wholefoods supermarket is only a few streets away, and it was only a few streets away from my work. Will definitely see if the apartment is available again for my next trip.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Driss was an outstanding host, a pleasure to interact with at all times. He responded quickly and effectively to all our enquiries both before and during our time in his apartment. The apartment itself was comfortable, full of light, and conveniently located. I recommend Driss and his apartment without reservations.
I stayed at Driss's place for two weeks while teaching at the School of Visual Arts. It's exactly as described here and exceptionally well located (right across from FIT). Driss was quite attentive and checked in periodically to make sure things were OK.
Myself and a colleague stayed at Driss' apartment for a week whilst we were working at a trade show in NY. Driss was hugely helpful before we arrived, offering to assist with the shipping of goods and asking whether we would like for him to purchase things on our behalf to save us the cost of shipping from the UK.
We arrived to find a beautiful, spotlessly clean apartment, and Driss had very kindly transported the goods shipped in advance from his office to save us the trip. The apartment's light and bright and is filled with an eclectic collection of artifacts from around the globe. It's a really lovely space to relax in, but has everything you need for a business trip also- WIFI, superbly comfortable bed and an amazing shower that made our mornings a real joy!
We benefited from Driss' extensive knowledge of the area and were able to visit hidden local gems that we'd have never found on our own, and he was always on hand to assist with our queries regarding navigation around the city.
All in all, he was an amazing host, his home was a delight to [all to briefly] live in and our experience was wholly positive. We would without a shadow of a doubt highly recommend booking to stay in his home and hope to be able to do so ourselves again in the future.
The location is great. The place is great. The host is great!
Driss is a very caring, helpful, and nice host. He was always there for me and made everything easy for my stay.
I strongly recommend this apartment to people who are visiting New York. You will have no worry.
Beautiful place, excellent location, great host.
Somos una familia de Barcelona que hemos pasado una semana en el apartamente de Driss. Es tal como lo describe: céntrico, luminoso, con mucho espacio. A pocos pasos del mítico Hotel Chelsea, cerca de Times Square y del Empire State Building, perfectamente comunicado. Después de un día ajetreado por Manhattan, daba gusto volver a descansar a un lugar tan confortable. NYC nos ha encantado y cuando volvamos esperamos poder alojarnos de nuevo allí.
Driss es amable, atento y siempre disponible para dar información práctica. Muchas gracias Driss, hasta pronto¡
Apartament just as described. Kind host. Everything perfect. Thanks Driss, See you soon.
Quiet and clean. Left my apartment perfectly clean, and was pleasant and responsible in all of our interactions. A highly recommended guest.
Driss and his colleagues were model and guests, great communicators, and a pleasure to host. Welcome back anytime!