Hotelchain: Library hotel collection
Location: New York – USA
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.hotelgiraffe.com
Rated as one of the top 5 hotels in New York City, we knew this was going to be a great experience and it was … As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by a very friendly, yet not too formal, bellman. He kindly asked my name and guided me to the reception. Check-in was very efficient and we did get some clear information about the hotel such as the free non alcoholic drinks during the day, wine and cheese reception and their rooftop bar. We also received a map of the city and were surprised by how central this hotel is located.
We stayed in a very spacious one bedroom suite and absolutely loved it! One nice detail: I loved the room key featuring a giraffe . As you enter the room, you will see a very cozy living area. After a full day in this hectic city, there is no better place than relaxing in those cozy couches. The bedroom is very large and has a very soft bed with plenty of pillows to choose from. The bathroom has a bathtub, single sink and a toilet. Bathrobes, an iPod-dock and espresso machine are there for your comfort. This room felt like a city apartment to us; it was so nicely decorated and had details we really liked such as books about giraffes, nice fresh flowers, etc.
The rooftop bar is something special, it feels like an oasis in busy NY. Although quite small, there are wooden benches and chairs and they were playing loungy music. There is also a large giraffe (of course!) and we did like the amount of plants and flowers. The cocktails we had were very good and not too expensive.
During the day and night, complimentary drinks (water, juices, coffee, etc.) are offered to the guests. Very nice! Also, the cookies and fresh fruit were appreciated! Breakfast is included in the rate too. Although it is a small buffet, they do offer fresh fruit, some pastries, cereals, bagels, etc. Service again was very nice and always with a smile.
When you are visiting New York, do consider staying at the Giraffe Hotel: great rooms at an affordable rate, breakfast is always included and the location is central. Would love to stay here again next time i’m in NYC!