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The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel Questions & Answers

London, United Kingdom

Hi can anyone from the UK tell me did they drink tap water or bottled water while in New York? My sister did and was ill. Doctors said it was because she wasn't used to the water. Plus if you drank bottled water did you drink hot drinks while in restaurants etc.

Thanks for your help.

over a year ago Answer

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London, United Kingdom
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Thanks for all your help people.

over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
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I would advise against it. A couple of times I've stayed at hotels in New York, turned on the cold water tap and brown liquid came out. I imagine at source the water is clean enough but a lot of the city's infrastructure is pretty old, so the pipes contaminate the water. I would buy bottled water, if I were you.

6 months ago
Leksand, Sweden
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We had both for all the time, the tap-water in New York is not a problem.

over a year ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Drinking tap water in NY is no problem at all !

Buy one bottle of spring water and with countless refills it is cheaper than cheap !

HAVE FUN IN NEW YORK

Bob from the Netherlands.

over a year ago
Easton, Massachusetts
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I am NOT from the u.k. But I can tell you that most of the water is either bottled or from the tap. Obviously bottled water is more expensive. but people do use only bottled water. I can't say that I have ever considered the water to be an issue is New York as it would be in New Mexico. most of the hot or boiled water is tea or coffee. I have to say honestly I do not think the water in New York is that much of an issue. However everyone has different tastes.

over a year ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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It depends how fussy you are. Lots of chemicals in US water. Way more than they’d get away with in the UK. Plus because there are no convenient drop offs for medication most people unbelievably flush unwanted medication down the toilet. Pretty much everyone is on some kind of medication too. I drink it but I use a filter in my apartment in NY. I am always amazed when I go back to the UK or another country how I can drink one glass of water and have my thirst quenched but in the US drink 10 glasses a day and not quench my thirst. Also if you have tap water in the restaurants they won’t let you have less than an inch of water sipped from your glass before they refill it and it’s really intrusive. Get a big bottle of mineral water for the table and you’ll get a bit more peace to enjoy your food.

over a year ago
Sussex England
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A UK answer. NYC is not third world. You can drink the tap water. If you think that you would rather have bottled, then think carefully about ice in your drinks, it comes out of the taps.

over a year ago
North York
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11 years at the New Yorker Hotel and all the restaurants, museums and coffee shops , etc... always asking for tap water - trips are 2 x per year - always drink from their tap , never a problem at all !

Good luck to your sister, feel better soon,

Elena`

over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
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Hi it's not that I think anything is wrong with the water it's what each country adds to its water supply. I know it's safe to drink it's just that I know a few people who's stomachs have been upset.

over a year ago
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