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We had booked to stay at Penny's apartment but upon our arrival,we met Penny as arranged and she informed us that the apartment had been burgled and was unavailable due to the burglary.
Penny had quickly organised alternative accomodation for us at a nearby hotel and paid the difference in cost out of her own pocket.
Obviously I can't review her apartment but if her organisation of alternate accomodation for us is any indication of her standards I'm sure it would fine!
The host canceled my reservation 2 days before arrival.
Penny's apartment was a great choice and is highly recommended! It is close to Union Square, surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets, laundromats which made our 5-night stay very comfortable. The apt was clean and tidy, her futon was also very comfy.
We bumped into Penny on the street when we got out of the cab. She recognized us right away which was a nice first impression! Unfortunately the apt has no internet, but she made sure we'd find a place nearby to check-in online and print our docs before our departure.
Thank you Penny! :-)
Penny's apartment was great. Set in the prefect location it was clean, warm and comfortable and perfect for what we needed. Penny met us when we arrived and was very helpful, providing us with lots of info on the area. Thanks for making our stay a pleasurable experience Penny, highly reconmmended.
We only stayed at Penny's place for one night, but we loved it!
The apartment is full of charm and really close to Union Square.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Penny's appartment. It is only a 5 minute walk to the Union Street subway and close to really reasonably priced restaurants.
The apartment is close to a very busy road and so was quite noisy for sleeping well. Thick curtains or double glazing would help enormously.
Apart from this, the apartment is in a great location and is very comfortable & spacious to stay in.
Very disappointing, beginning with the three flights of stairs (no elevator) carrying
two suitcases weighing almost 50 pounds each. New York was our third stop on our trip from Italy, hence the two heavy suitcases. This might not be a problem for
a younger person.
Bathroom in dire need of an upgrade and or at least some paint. Air conditioner could not block out the noise of the garbage pick up at approximately two A.M. on one occasion. Well aware that New York is a noisy city but the apartment is on third
avenue and not Irving Place, with entrance on East 17th which obviously adds somewhat to the noise. This too would probably not bother a younger person.
We would not return to this apartment and hesitate to use airbnb again.
The location is very good, central, close to the sub station, there is plenty of places to eat for a good price, a laundry nearby and a market several times a week.
Penny's flat is extremely welcoming too, you feel like you're sleeping at a friend's place. Plus there is everything you need: towels, linen, hair dryer (and straightener!) you can even iron your clothes.
If we go back I would definitely go back and I strongly recommend Penny's flat for anyone wanting to experience a NY life.
Super place to stay. Lovely comfortable apartment in a great location. Good host who communicated well with us. Highly recommended. Katherine & Michael. N. Ireland
Penny: friendly and efficient, communicates promptly
Place: clean, attractive, good AC on a hot humid night, comfy futon. Steep stairs, and a bit of crumbling tile in the bathroom
An authentic NY experience!