Welcome to New York!
I was raised with a strong sense of hospitality and I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about your visit.
I stayed for 12 days in Armen's apartment from 10-21 Sep. I love the location which is extremely safe and that is most important for me. The apartment was cosy and with the quiet surrounding it's a nice resting place after the hustle and bustle of NYC in the day. The apartment was clean and has a sizable HD TV, wifi, queen size bed, sofa which can become 2 single bed, kitchenette, bathroom, walk in closet and lotsa space to move around for a studio. There's even a picnic basket for us to use in Central Park which is about 15-20 mins walk away. I didn't have to use the air-condition much during my stay as I prefer to open the windows for fresh air. Armen was really quick & detailed with his response to any queries I had before I booked the apartment. Communicating with him was a breeze. The apartment is on the top floor of the building & you'll need to walk up a flight of stairs to get to it from the 19th floor but I don't think that's a problem at all. Pity I didn't get to meet him cos he's away for his wedding & honeymoon during my stay. Thank you Armen and congratulations! Best wishes.. I would highly recommend this to anyone...
To begin, we would like to thanks again Armen, he save our holidays because our previous flat in the East Village was infected of mouse :-/
Our review is severe but we are really exigent, anyway we had a great stay (10 days).
His flat was really clean.
No noise from the street but the airing from the kitchen was little bit noisy.
If you like to sleep in the dark it's not the best place because there is only an awning on the big windows. The bed squeaked a little but we sleep well. The bathroom was perfect, the kitchen is small but you don't care in NYC :-)
There is a laundromat In the basement of the building, very usefull when you stay 3 weeks in New York like us.
The neighborhood is calm and there is a bus station just at the bottom of the building. For the subway you will have to walk 10mn.
Count 15mn by feet to reach Central Park. There is a lot of restaurant and shops in the neighborhood.
Jean & Emilie
We had a great stay at Armen's apartment. We had no problems with doing the key exchange and the apartment is exactly as pictured/expected. The location was ideal for our stay (close to a lot of subway lines and a lot of great restaurants). We would definitely recommend this apartment! Thanks, Armen!
Great apartment for 2 people in a nice area of town. Armen is easy to communicate with and gives timely responses and advice. Would recommend...
great location. Really felt very safe, only myself and my grand daughter, her first trip to NY, she had a great time, and she found a great pizza place. 24 hr doorman and beautiful neighbor. easy subway ride to broadway and time square.. Thanks Armen for being a great host.
Excellent Everything and everything as promised. Great Host. Great Value, communications, ease of access and check out could could not have been easier.
Armen was a great host, we were a bit delayed in our arrival, but he greeted us well. The location was very convenient for what we were seeking (public & cabs) and the building had really good security. Once we entered, he graciously showed us where everything was- everything from the ironing board to the dyer, to the tea bags! His abode was catered to those who wanted the "at home" feel/experience. The view of the city from his 20th floor studio was beautiful both at night and during the day. We over all loved the close quarter environment, all the amenities that were available, and the feel of the upper east side!
Armen was a wonderful host and will do everything he can to be sure you have what you need. But even a wonderful host cannot change the facts of the apartment, and there are a few you should know!
First, the building has a central venting system that cannot be turned off, and means there is a fan above the kitchen that is on constantly. Even with earplugs in, I had a lot of trouble falling asleep. Second, you cannot control the heating in the apartment! I was there in winter, so when I finally did fall asleep, I would soon wake up because the apartment got way too hot, then after opening the window, would fall asleep and soon wake up again because it got too cold.
I did try to switch apartments, and AirB&B was great in helping me, but I was there on business and with all my meetings I just didn't have time to follow up; I was really only at the apartment to sleep, which was the one thing I couldn't do! Being so high up you do avoid the street noise, which is great but with the other problems, this did not work out for me.
And last, although technically this is a penthouse, as it is on the top floor, I found it to feel much more like a simple grad student 'guy pad' than a luxury penthouse by any means. Generally clean but nothing fancy. Also, you will need to walk up the last flight of stairs with your luggage.
Armen was extremely helpful both before and during our stay at his apartment. He responded to questions by phone or email very quickly. The apartment is conveniently located near different Metro lines. These can be walked to in 10 minutes or less. There is a bus stop directly outside the apartment entrance, but we never had the need to use it.
Armen is a professional host. I recommend him to anyone seeking cheaper Manhattan accommodation in a great area.
la casa è piccola ma ci si sta comodamente in 4 persone, il bagno è grande e l'angolo cottura utilissimo, posizionato in una zona tranquilla dell'upper east side è un po' lontano dalla metro (4 avenue a piedi) ma ci sono due linee di bus che passano proprio sotto casa. in casa trovate tutto quello che vi potrà servire per il vostro soggiorno, dal ferro da stiro asl phon, dal vino al te, coperte, asciugamani ecc ecc... in più una grande televisione lcd con connesso computer e wi-fi.
Il padrone di casa è gentilissimo, ottimo soggiorno nel complesso.
thank you for your nice comments! I am glad you liked your stay in our apartment. Hope you visit us next time your are in Krakow.
Armen and Lisa were very pleasant and polite guests, I enjoyed meeting them and would host them again any time.