- Currently live in Brooklyn and loving it.
- I studied and worked in Finance
- (Very Athletic) loves to play sports and the outdoor.
Armel is a very nice person and he was very punctual and efficient when he welcomed us and came to pick up the keys (we stayed 8 nights). The neighborhood is also nice and seems safe. Newkirk Plaza subway station is at most 10 minutes by walking. During the day it takes about 40 minutes from Newkirk Plaza to get to downtown (during the night it takes longer). However, the apartment suffers from same drawbacks: first, it is very dark. Even in a sunny day you need to switch on the light, because all windows open on an small internal courtyard with scarce illumination. Second, the centralized heating system is really very bad: the apartment was exceedingly hot even when, following Armel’s suggestion, we operated the air-conditioning system to contrast the heat. Third, the apartment had been cleaned but it was not as clean as we might have wanted. Fourth: Armel can provide the guests with just one key. I was with my wife and we had different schedule, so it was not possible to go home independently. Having said this, we paid a little less than 800 dollars for 8 nights. Although this is not small money in absolute, it is harder to find less than that in New York City. So, the apartment is still a good compromise between quality and budget constraints.
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We felt really comfortable in Armel's place. The appartment fully complied with the description - clean and spacious, in a nice safe neighbourhood, I actually think that it looks better in reality! Regarding issues mentioned in other reviews - we didn't have any problems with the heat both air conditiones worked fine, also we found the water pressure in the bathroom completely normal. The wifi and large TV were a nice improvement of our stay.
The bulding is a clean and very quiet, all neighbours we met were friendly. A supermarket, few restaurants and metro station are literally two blocks away, trains come quite often so no worries there.
Armel as a host was perfect - very friendly, helpful and communication was perfect - quick responses and to the point. He welcomed as on time, helped me with luggage and prepared a bowl of fruit, bread, water and orange juice for us. He explained everything patiently and on our last day when we were leaving he called a taxi for us.
I would definitely recommend Armel's appartment to anyone.
Our stay in Armel s apartment was great. It is located in a very nice and safe area, 200 meters from subway station Newkir Plaza (B,Q lines) and from Supermarket. The apartment is very comfortable and no problem with hot weather because of the A/C.
Also, Armel was a great Host , welcoming us with juice and fruits and explaning all the details.
It was a excellent experience. I would definitely come back to Armel s apartment. Thanks Armel !!
Stayed for 2 weeks at Armel's place and it was fantastic. The place itself is big and clean and the neighborhood was great. Never felt unsafe walking around. The big TV did not hurt either. :)
If you want to go to Manhattan, the subway is in 5 mins walking distance and brings you to Times Square in about 40 mins. But I would recommend exploring Brooklyn at least once during your stay.
Armel was a great and accommodating host, who made sure that everything was ok. Will definitely contact him for the next stay.
Big and clean place to stay. Neighbors were very friendly and having laundry in building is amazing. Armel was a great host and took very good care of me. I will stay here again.
Armel's apt. is AWESOME!
I arrived to the apt. after a very long flight, Armel was most welcoming
and was kind enough to show me the neighbourhood and all the places i needed to feel right at home.
This apt. is not far away from Manhattan and the subway station is very close.
The apt. is huge and spacious (pics do do it justice), the neighbours were very quiet and kind.
Armel is a very cool guy and was ready to help me when ever i needed him.
This experience was very unique and that is because brooklyn has a lot to offer too and i got the chance to see not only Manhattan as most tourists do.
All in all it was a great first time experience and the next time i will be in NYC i know i will have a place to stay in.
Great place. Helpful and friendly host. The area is nice too.
My friend and I stayed at Armels place on Dec 31/10 to Jan 2/11...Armel was great accommodating us last minute (we booked on the 31st). PROS: Very affordable and his place is listed as a private room though it should be listed as entire apartment; nice and friendly neighbourhood; beautiful and clean building; decent location...his apartment is close to many shopping, food, and liquor stores; friendly neighbours...my friend had lost her student card but the next morning when we were leaving we found it in a ziploc bag taped near the elevator door; his pictures are deceiving...the place is much more spacious than it seems, the living room and bedroom were extra large with high ceilings. CONS: The place was too hot and we couldn't get the AC to work so we opened the windows but it still seemed a little hot (it was hot to the point where we made sure not to move around too much or else we would sweat)...I guess the heat would be good since it was winter but the temperature outside was very warm during our stay; the leather couch was sticky...we did put a blanket over it just to sit down but I think it should either be cleaned or replaced; thin walls...my friend was in the bathroom and she thought we had some guests over but it was actually the neighbours next door or upstairs talking; the water temperature in the shower was awful...we could only take warm showers not hot showers which was disappointing and the actual water pressure from the shower head was very low. OVERALL: Armel's place served its purpose...we just needed a decent place to sleep after shopping all day and partying all night. I would recommend this place to those wanting to do the same.