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Good Location, could not be more central, with Times Sq a 5 min walk away and Port Auth practically next door.
Apartment was well equiped and had everthying that i needed for my stay. TV, Internet where all available. The place was clean and the care-taker (Nissim) was very helpful to my requests. Hells Kitchen (bars, restaurants, shops etc) is on the doorstep and all the major subway lines are minutes away.
NOISY, the apartment is ground floor with the bedroom on the street so it is very noisy most of the time (day & night) as there is a night club accross the street. The TV cable was intermittent and I had to call Nissim a few times to get it fixed when I was out. The apartment does not have heating as such but electrical heaters were provided. Some electrical sockets were looses/faulty so had to be avoided. No door between bedroom and living room so if more than 1 couple are staying then there is no privacy. No hanging space apart from utility cupboard with cleaning supplies in it.
If the price is right then this place is fine for a single or 1 couple. If you are wanting the proper NYC hussle and bussle experience of Manhattan then you can get it here. It is 24/7 but the apartment is private enough to relax. Main drawback is the night noise from people and traffic passing by the bedroom window.
Would recommend it for a short stay but nothing extended, I stayed for 4 weeks and was ready to leave for somewhere quieter.
The location is the main attraction
+towels and bed linen available
+close to times square and bus terminal
+we were to late,but the hirer was waiting patiently
-noisy because of the traffic
-no door to bedroom (one of our group snores)
-no daylight in flat, only opal glass pane, next building was really close
-untight windows means isolation is not good
ROOM: The place was tidy and clean when we checked in. There were more than enough towels and sheets. One thing was that were three but there was only a blanket for the bed and not for the pull out. The kitchen was more than nice. All the kitchenware was available for use and very clean. A bottle of dishwashing detergent was there. We bought four roles of tissue thinking that we'd need more than the two that they provided but in the end we didn't need to use the bought ones. I bathroom was clean except for the mat which had grains of sand (or maybe it was bath salt) in it when you step on it but it's not a problem for those who bring there own indoor slippers.
LOCATION: Hell's Kitchen? What else to say? It's the perfect location for food and partying. A maximum 10 minute walk to the metro.
FOUR STARS: (This is under the circumstance in which the heater could not be adjusted. Maybe I just didn't know where the remote was?) I took off one star for one thing that actually really bothered me. The heater was very temperamental and loud to the point where I couldn't sleep. The first 2 nights (out of 8) and it was VERY hot and VERY loud such that I only slept for less than 4 hours for each of those two nights.
I would still get the same place no matter what. One, because due to my area of study I am used to the lack of sleep not that I invite it. (I do not have insomnia.) If you are someone who is a light sleeper who demands a lot of sleep, this wouldn't be a good place for you during the winter when the heater is working. However, whenever the heater isn't working, it really is the perfect place.
WILL I GO BACK? Without a doubt.
I recommend that you strongly consider staying somewhere else. This was the noisiest place that I have ever stayed through ARBnB. If you ‘(website hidden)’ 406 W 39 Street and to the street view you will see buses from the Port Authority parked in the front and on the side of the building that houses the unit which is a first floor unit with the bedroom facing the sidewalk and sharing the outside wall next to the parking lot. The Port Authority uses 39th Street and the parking lot next to the building as the staging area for its buses meaning that from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then again from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. you have the constant beeping noise made when buses back up and the constant running and gunning of engines. I was so angry that I recorded the sound in the unit to post it on You-tube but decided that was excessive. On the other side of the building a new high rise is being built for which the construction debris is picked up every morning between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. and add to that the drunks coming out of the club across the street at 2 a.m. yelling and screaming at each other and you are not getting any sleep. We contacted Lior and complained and were told all of the other units were rented but he would “see what he could do”. Not that I expected him to be able to do anything but he said he would see what he could do and we never heard back from him. I wish someone had been more candid about this location or that we had done a (website hidden) search and put 2 and 2 together. Were it not for the fact that we love New York, this place would have ruined out trip. And this is not mention the electric outlets with no cover plates and multiple plugs overloading outlets; the homeless food kitchen that is two blocks away and feeds the many mostly men who beg on the streets all day and us the bus parking lot next door for a toilet at night; the only one light working in the bedroom and that half of the ceiling lights in the living room/kitchen were out and we used the stove light for lighting; the cockroaches that arrived any time we were out of the room. This does not appear to be the rental of someone's home as the kitchen is not supplied for use and doesn't even have a can or bottle opener.
There is a reason that this unit is inexpensive, and my recommendation is seriously to try someplace else……any place else…..really. Just (website hidden) it.....
Great stay at the apartment, which is in an excellent location. The apartment was cleaned to an acceptable standard and the kitchen is well equipped for making small meals. No problems with hot water, heating or wifi and Lior was very flexible with the check-in and check-out times. It was noisy at times (though as a deep sleeper, I didn't really notice myself) and the apartment was a bit cramped with 3 people in it, but nonetheless I would definitely recommend!!!
The apartment is very centrally located: in close proximity to most of the touristy attractions in Manhattan and to a wide range of good restaurants. The apartment is also cozy and well furnished. Large bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. The only downside is the fact that, facing the front of the building, the bedroom is exposed to all the noise coming from street markets, traffic and a couple of bars. Earplugs are necessary and sometimes not enough.
Good communication with the host and good assistance in the apartment provided when needed.
Overall a very good experience. Nice main floor apartment with all of the amenities. It was easy to coordinate key exchange and the apartment was what I was expecting. It is noisy in Hell's Kitchen so if you are a light sleeper, earplugs are advised. The walls are thin and the area has a lot of overnight/early morning truck traffic, plus people coming out of nearby bars and you can hear everything around you. The apartment is very clean and newly renovated. The bed is firm memory foam but comfortable. There is plenty of reliable hot water for the shower. It's a short walk to Times Square, all of the trains, Macy's and tons of restaurants and bars.
Great position and very kind people taking care of us during the journey.
I'd suggest this appartment to anyone who wants to live nyc during day and night like we did and appreciated very much!!
Enjoyed my stay here but people should be aware that the boiler for the building is in the apartment and every now and again the super comes in to do maintenance. This for me was no problem and he is a very nice guy, but feel I should mention it.
The apartment is located on W.39th near 9th Avenue, a convenient locaton to 9th Avenue restaurants in Hell's Kitchen and to Times Square/Theater District. The street view link is not accurate-it is for another street. Lior and his staff were very helpful with special arrangements for early arrival. The apartment was clean and the price is reasonable. However, the location is next to a construction site and there is weekday street noise from nearby bus parking and the Port Authority bus terminal/Lincon Tunnel exit ramp. Bring earplugs!