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Good location. Was just as described.
The communication in advance with Mel was very good and helpful. As she was travelling herself upon our arrival her friend was there and handed over the keys. Unfortunately the previous guests had not yet left the appartement when we arrived so we had to do laundry and additional cleaning. Mel immediately made a refund for that which was very cooperative.
The app is very well located on the upper east side, central park and metro station are within walking distance. Though it is located in the entrance area of the building it is very quiet. We had a little problem with the heating at this is regulated automatically.
As the app is not within short distance to all sightseeing spots I would not recommend the location if you are staying in NYC over the weekend.
L'appartement est très bien situé;l’accès à Central Park ainsi que tous les monuments que l'on peut visités sur Manhattan sont très accessible en métro voir à pieds pour les plus courageux. L'immeuble est très ancien, l'ensemble est plutôt convenable par rapport au prix.
The appartment was like the description. It is really well located.
We really appreciated the availability of Mel, who was kindly waiting for us arriving from the airport very late.
Mel (email hidden), she was polite and accommodating. The hand off went smoothly and the apartment was tastefully outfitted. I was a little worried since I saw some reviews that said the place wasn't clean but when I arrived it was very tidy. I will say her building is very old but she's done a nice job with her space. I would happily stay here again especially given the price point. There are so many restaurants in the apts neighborhood and its in close proximity to Central Park which made for a nice stroll. Overall I was very satisfied and will recommend it to others.
this appartment was the worst we have ever had and we have travelled a lot to appartments which were rented by private persons. it was unbelievably dirty. the bathroom was so disgusting, that it is hard to describe. the pots and pans were so rusty, that there was no chance to use them. which ment, that we had to go out for dinner every night. the couch, bed and fridge were also dirty. we would have checked out of the appartment at once but couldnt find another place to stay. the only thing that was good, was how the appartment was located. it is close to the subway and in walking distance to central park.
Mel est une hôte accueillante et souriante.
Le studio était spacieux et agréable a vivre pour un court séjour à New York.
Néanmoins certaines choses auraient pu être améliorés comme la présence de casseroles utilisables; ( celles qui étaient présentes étaient carbonisées et sales)
La baignoire et notamment le tapis de bain présentait des moisissures.
A coté du lit se trouvait une bouche d'aération ou nous ressentions l'air extérieur ( très désagréable en hiver) et aussi les mauvaises odeurs ( poubelles, cigarettes..)
Un peu plus de nettoyage et de propreté aurait été la bienvenue également.
(Beaucoup de poussières dans les coins et une literie avec des taches jaunâtres)
Communication with Mel was very prompt and helpful. The apartment is in a safe neighbourhood and conveniently located and near to subway and buses. We recognise that the studio apartment is quite old but the bathroom was very dirty and the non-slip mat in the tub was slimey and badly mildewed. The floors were dirty underfoot and needed a good vacuum and mop. The kitchen sink needed a plug to enable washing up of dishes as expected in the 'house' rules.
Our arrival in Mel’s apartment was a disaster. It wasn’t cleaned at all and there were no clean bed sheets. The sheets were obviously used before. The bathroom was the worst – very filthy with an old molded bathmat and dead roaches lying on the floor. The toilet and lavatory weren’t cleaned at all. The floor in the whole apartment was dirty and the little kitchen too. When Mel had to come back to the apartment to bring us clean towels we told her that the apartment was in inacceptable conditions. She reacted not helpful at all. She changed the bed sheets and told us that we could check out the next day if we were not happy with her place. Quotation Mel: “This is New York! You could have booked a hotel for 400 USD per night instead…” We had to clean the place ourselves to be able to stay there for 5 nights. Normally, we would have checked out immediately but couldn’t find another place to stay so quickly and we weren’t sure what refund we would get when checking out after arrival. Luckily for us, Airbnb was answering very quickly and taking our request very seriously. To be fair there was however one good point: the location, it is close to central park and good located for visiting Manhatten.
Mel and her mother were wonderful guests. They were polite, quiet and left the suite very clean. Of course, they are welcome back any time.
Mel was great! She was respectful and quiet. She had a lot of work to do during her visit, so we barely knew she was here.
We didnt get to hang out much with Mel since we were all busy with work, but she was a very clean and respectful guest :)
Melinda was great to host. She was clean, respectful and timely. I would very much like to host her again.
Melinda (email hidden) to my friend and I years ago in Barcelona. I have no doubt she is the same in NYC. She is bright, helpful, reliable and generous!
Melinda is one of the nicest most generous people I know. Though I don't see her very regularly, I trust her implicitly.
Melinda has been my dear friend for over years, I trust her with all my heart. She is a positive and lovely person with a big heart and good intentions. Hope to see you soon!
Melinda (email hidden) with a passion for travel. She has graciously hosted me in NYC - and her place is a perfect/clean studio in the UES near the museums, central park and lots of great restaurants.
I wouldn't hesitate to host Melinda anytime she visits Toronto! And I'm sure you'd be happy to have her as your guest too.
I had a great stay in Melinda's studio and would definitely recommend it to anyone going to New York on holiday. it is really cosy and clean studio with everything you might need, and great location just mins away from the park and has a lot of with good restaurants and cafes.
It is easy to get to the subway, the park and the museums.