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“Perfect place to stay in New York”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Sienna

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La Sienna
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in New York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We stayed here in September. The owner was very helpful and courteous. We spent 9 days here and loved the area. It is quick and easy to get downtown and within walking distance of the top of Central Park. The rooms are very nice and cleaned regularly. The bathroom was very clean and was only shared with one other room on the same floor. Loved the cats! Kitchen was very useful and well stocked. Great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

It was our first time in NYC and we stayed at the room # 2 for a few days. Every thing was nice (the room, the kitchen, the guests...) except the noise because of the work in the neighborhood. I hope that, next time we go back there, it's already over...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Just came back from NYC today and I loved staying at La Sienna!

Don't worry about the location! Harlem 123rd street is totally safe
and if you take subway line A or D express from 125th street,
you'll arrive at 59th in 12 minutes. it's just one stop away and the next stop is 42nd street!

Manny and Yvett were very helpful and they are willing to help all the time!

My room(single) on the 3rd floor was super cozy and had a private TV!
Shared bathroom was always clean as well as the kitchen.

Seriously, I can't criticize anything about this place!
I would definitely stay here again when I come back to NYC!!:)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

I went with one of my friends. We both loved it! The rooms are a bit small, but nothing to worry about. And even though it's in Harlem, there's no problem. Neighbours said hi every morning - even the garbageman. The subway is very close nearby. The rooms are clean. The owners are so sweet!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Our 14 days stay in “Sienna” occurred very well.

We had a studio with room, television, bathroom, restrooms...

The studio was very clean.

The owners, Many and Yvette are very nice and obliging.

The access since airport JFK is very easy. It is enough to take the subway line A which brings us without change until the 125th street.

We will have a very good memory of Sienna where we smelled like at home.

Good quality-price plan.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Pros
GREAT value
Really close to subway
Felt safe
Charming interior

Cons
SLOW wifi (sounds trivial but we were there a week so it got frustrating!)
The shower on the 3rd floor opens STRAIGHT out on the hall way (as in you step out of the shower into the hall)
We were always anxious when we saw the owner as we kept getting 'reminded' of the house rules- not the most welcoming place we have stayed (felt at times like we were an intrusion into their home)
When we got our taxi on the last day to the airport (at 5am) the owner was woken by the driver and proceeded to tell us to never get that taxi company again
Although the location is an easy subway to times square etc I did kind of feel like we were out of the 'hustle and bustle' of New York

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gingerbread241, Owner at La Sienna, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
First I would like to say that I checked and have no record of this person staying here so I will make a general response to this review.
This is a small building so we have a small shower on the 3rd floor and a full larger bathroom on the 2nd floor. If it is raining the internet does get slow but otherwise it is fine.
If you are being reminded of the house rules it is because you are ignoring our rules. For example booking for two and bring in three. Leaving the shared bathroom and kitchen unusable for the next person. Some people want a clean place but don’t care about the next person who is going to be using the facility. Everyone is entitled to a clean facility. We take pride in La Sienna and respect our guests request so we can make La Sienna a better place. For example: Request of taller showerheads or option for Air Conditioning to avoid increases. Our goal is to have a clean affordable place for people who want to see New York and return to a clean, peaceful yet affordable place to rest their heads. If it is not clean let us know. Have a suggestion let us know.
Regarding the taxi situation, Manny is up at 5AM but if a driver is aggressive or rude we ask that they do not use that service. We have a couple of people we use from a car service that we know will treat our customers with respect. Some drivers take advantage of the tourists and overcharge them. Also if anyone tries to overcharge our guests we are there to fight for them and report any rude behavior. We have done this many times.
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in May 2012 and were very impressed. We have traveled all over the world and stayed in 3 star B&Bs in Europe to 5 star resorts in the Caribbean and China and we thought this was terrific. Situated 5 min from the 125th St Station in Harlem, you could be at many major sights within minutes. The property was charming, immaculate and cozy. Manny and Yvette were lovely and even remembered my birthday which was very touching. The kitchen facilities were great and there were lots of restaurants close by - Manna's Soul Food being of note. We would not hesitate to recommend La Sienna and would definitely stay there again. It is a real gem!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Sienna
Address: West 123rd Street, New York City, NY
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 163 Speciality Lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are completely private with a share kitchen and bathroom. Room 5 has a private kitchenette. Studio 1 and 2 have private kitchen and bathroom. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
La Sienna Hotel New York City

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