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East Village Apartments
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Obviously this review can only deal with the apartment we rented, which was the two bedroom Apartment Sol. The property was easy to find from 2nd Avenue station, a 5 minute walk. It was extremely clean and characterful.

The area is tremendously convenient. There are numerous restaurants and they cater to locals, not tourists, so they are fairly priced and of good quality. Just by 2nd Avenue station is Whole Foods, a terrific grocery store / delicatessen, where you can buy delicious things to eat in. The downside: OK, there are homeless shelters about. There is one two doors along the street. However, we had absolutely no problems - no noise and no-one asked us for money. I'd be amazed if anyone felt uncomfortable here.

Apartment Sol was billed as suitable for up to six people, but I personally wouldn't consider booking it for a party bigger than four. There's only one bathroom, and the second bedroom is actually a sleeping alcove just large enough for a double bed with no floor space, separated from the main living area by a screen door.

The property is old and attractive for it, but you will hear noise from above and there are quirks - we had to run the hot taps to get the hot water going in the shower. It feels petty to mention this kind of stuff, but you are not paying a budget rate (although the price is competitive).

Little tip: the information pack from the owner is a bit overdramatic about the risks of travelling from the airport on the subway. The 'A' train is not one of the world's great travel experiences, and I'd be wary of it late at night, but if you are arriving at other times there will be loads of other passengers and you'll be fine. You catch the airport train to Howard Beach, pay $5 at the exit barrier where there are lots of helpful staff, and at that point you can buy your 7-day MetroCard either from a machine or the ticket booth. Then go to the platform for Manhattan, catch the first train and get off at Jay Street - Metro Tech where there is a cross-platform interchange (i.e. the F train to 2 Av goes from the opposite side of the same platform, so no stairs). Will take about 1 hour 15 minutes door-to-door, probably quicker than a taxi in rush hour.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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East_Village_Apts, Owner at East Village Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2012

We are delighted with the guest's satisfaction. We strive to keep our guests happy and informed. Therefore we alert them about some quirks particular to our historic 250 year old building. Our staff is always available to assist with any issues.

Sudha Sahai

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Have to say this is the best valued, best located apartment ever! Due to a problem with the apartment we originally booked we were upgraded to another. There was everything that we required for a very comfortable stay. Only issue no washing machine which we needed as we were there for a week (4 adults) but there was a laundry around the corner. We arrived 1am and were met on arrival and shown around and how to use everything. Looking forward to returning one day!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Our family stayed in the penthouse apartment, a neat combination of upmarket apartment but a place you could relax in at the end of a long day and feel at home. Great outside terrace and space to read and enjoy a cup of tea. Fabulous location next to the Bowery and in the heart of the lower East side with several metros stops less than a pleasant ten minute walk. Apartment is as it looks, third bedroom rather modest but the other two bedrooms are very nice with great beds. Not cheap for a family to stay in but thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the New York experience! Especially visiting Brooklyn and walking the Hi-line.

Room Tip: The reviews from fellow travelers are very accurate when read collectively.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

I recently spent two weeks in the penthouse of this apartment. It is centrally located but is also right next door to a homeless shelter with lots of less fortunate people passing by the door. I had the unfortunate experience of one of them (a woman) urinating outside our apartment just as I was about to go in one afternoon!! This said, I guess it is New York!!
The apartment itself was well fitted out with a lovely outside seating area. The plugs in both bathrooms however would not drain the water sufficiently and need to be jammed open. The earplugs were also a neccesssity as there is 'The Whisky Bar' across the road which stays open until 4am. I would reccommendthis accommodation but not without some minor reservations.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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5  Thank MissJaneAustralia
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East_Village_Apts, Owner at East Village Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2012

We are pleased to hear the guests enjoyed the location and amenities in the Penthouse apartment. We constantly strive to provide our guest with the best experience possible and resolve any complaints. We listened to past guests and installed double sound proof windows in all street facing bedrooms.

When guests check in, they are given a contact number for the maintenance staff, who are available to deal with any issues. If we had been informed during the guest stay about poor drainage in the bath, we would have fixed this minor problem immediately.

The staff and management at East Village Apartments strive for 100% guest satisfaction.

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Reviewed 19 December 2011

I have just returned from a truly wonderful stay in New York with my sister and best friend and I must say, by staying in the Terrrace appartment in East Village Appartments our visit was further enhanced by this charming, perfectly located and spacious place. We couldn't have asked for more with its superb terrace, amazingly soft bed linen, oodles of space ( for New York standards) and friendly accommodating staff.The owner, a wonderful lady was very helpful, ensuring all our needs were catered for. A stones throw away from great restaurants, bars and shopping we found the neighbourhood safe, friendly and exciting...After many trips to New York staying in this appartment gave us the opportunity to feel like we were one of the locals rather than tourists.. I would now find it impossible to stay anywhere else but here in my future trips to the city and have been gushing about the place since we have returned.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Address: East 3rd Street, New York City, NY 10003
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > East Village , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 163 Speciality Lodging in New York City
Price Range: RM1,672 - RM3,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The East Village Apartments are in a historic 1830's New York brownstone, in the hip East Village, a charming neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Situated in the center of New York's artistic and intellectual life, it is within walking distance to bustling downtown with its myriad of restaurants, lively bars and great shopping. The four apartments have been exquisitely renovated to blend the comforts of a modern home in a historic atmosphere. The Penthouse sleeps 6-7, the Garden Duplex sleeps 8-9, Apartment Sol sleeps 5-6 and the Terrace Apartment sleeps 4. Together, they can accommodate up to 26 people in the same beautiful apartment house. ... more   less 
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