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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brooklyn, New York

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wagstaffC...
Caerphilly
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cosy and welcoming in good location for access to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Jeanne and George were very helpful and welcoming. The apartment was spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated. It contained everything we needed -a real home from home. It's well located - about a 10-15 minute walk across the Pulaski Bridge to the 7 Metro line, and then it's just one stop to Grand Central. We visited the Mets baseball and US tennis Open during our stay and the 7 line took us straight there - couldn't have been more easy. We really enjoyed staying here and having the opportunity to experience Brooklyn, I think it gave us a much better feel for the city than if we had stayed in an impersonal hotel in the city with all the other tourists. Top tips? Do visit the PeterPan Bakery for the most delicious breakfast at least once during your stay and also the Farmacy for an old fashioned soda fountain experience - both of which are in Brooklyn. Also get a weekly metro card, which gives unlimited travel on the metro for a week. We used Carmel limos to take us back to JFK at 3:30am - the car was new, clean and the driver was courteous and most importantly of all, early!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jin_ELT
Canada
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great home away from home minutes away from NYC”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We stayed 4 nights in this basement apartment. It was comfortable and it well suited our needs and budget. Free street parking outside the door was a bonus and easy to load and unload the car. This place is just a hop, skip and a jump from the subway that takes you one stop to Manhattan. Jeanne was great to deal with and I would recommend this place to anyone. The beds were comfortable and you don't need to bring along any sheets or towels. There were a lot of great places to pick up groceries on Manhattan Blvd. Staying in Greenpoint also allowed us an opportunity to visit Brooklyn and give us many opportunities to see the skyline of NYC. Take the ferry to Manhattan - you won't regret it!

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Liked best: location, location, location
Liked least: It was a bit dark, but hey - it's a basement apartment.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brigitta...
Salzburg, Austria
1 review
“A great time in a great apartment”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The apartment was totally perfect for us. We (family with 2 adult daughters) have immediately felt at home in the comfortable and clean apartment. The apartment is even nicer than the photos promise. Manhattan is quickly reached. We would recommend the apartment without any doubt.

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Liked best: The cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Families with young children
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englishma...
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good place to stay if you want to avoid busy New York”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Greenpoint is one stop on the Metro from Manhattan. This basement flat is below a 2storey house where the owner Jeanne lives. It is on a quiet one one way rd, close to 2 Metro stations, one an 8 minute walk over a bridge , and the other. 5 minute walk in the opposite direction , but you need to change trains to go to NY Central. Flat has one bedroom with very comfy bed. TV flat screen and small. Kettle heated up on stove, but all other conveniences. Could hear family in mornings as they got ready for school or work, but not too noisy. Felt a bit scared 1st night walking street to store but after that, felt pretty safe at night. Ate mainly in NY itself, plenty of restaurants there. Would have liked a proper map of the area that detailed the location of shops and stations as felt lost for the first couple of days. Overall, good place to stay. Push button key entry

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Liked best: Seeing another side to New York away from the city
Liked least: Not knowing where everything was (shops, trains) on arrival
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Oct 2013
Maggie,
That's a great idea...I'll look into getting a map like you've suggested!
Thanks!!!
Jeanne
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betty0504...
Liverpool
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best place to stay by far”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just returned from our second stay in Greenpoint, and it was as wonderful as we remember it. The apartment is fantastic, with everything you need, especially very good air conditioning! We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Highlights this year were exploring Long Island City - a 10 minute walk from the apartment over the Pulaski Bridge with amazing views of the Manhattan skyline on the way. Lots of great bars and restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Woodbines on Vernon Boulevard (great service, food and wine). Testaccios a couple of doors down was great too, as was Blend, all within 2 minutes of each other. Perfect accommodation in a friendly and interesting community. You can't ask for more!

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Liked best: Great things to do in the evening, coming back to a cool and clean home away from home
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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