We stayed at The Refinery hotel for two nights in the beginning of may. The overall look of the hotel is stunning. I would say its modernly refurbished and has a boutique contemporary feel, defiantly a nice hotel for a special occasion. This was my first visit to new york city and I found the hotel suitably placed for all the typical tourist sights. Just a few blocks away from time square rocker feller macys etc you wouldn't need to get a taxi or subway to the big attractions. We only took the subway once the whole three days we were there to get to down town from mid, subway stations all closely located.
The rooms at the refinery hotel were spotless. Big comfy double bed with what I gather spacious rooms for new york standards. The room had every amenity you could need however I think a kettle with tea and coffee making facilities would have been a nice addition as I like a cup of coffee first thing when I wake up in a morning. The mini bar has good options however was a little on the expensive side. The bathroom was good however thought the frosted glass doors lacked a bit of privacy as I was on holiday with people that I perhaps wouldn't want to see me in the bathroom, but it was ok.
We also ate in the hotels restaurant one of the nights we were in new york, down to convenience as we were tired from sight seeing. It was a lovely meal, had lamb burger and was lovely and fresh, waitress service was amazing, very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. The restaurant also kept with contemporary theme of the hotel which was a nice touch.
My only small complaint was that the access to the roof bar was difficult for people actually paying to stay in the hotel. Due to the popularity there was only one lift running to the roof top bar and you had to queue but you could get any lift down, which also made it difficult to get a lift at night if u were on a high floor as they were always full. Appart from this special hotel which made my new york experience that extra special.
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