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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Aug 2016via mobile
Great location with stunning view. Room was small but a nice size for 1 person. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Nice shower even though there was some technicalities. Really nice modern interior - would recommend and will be staying again in the future.
Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 5 days in middle August. Was a great base for exploring everything ny had to offer. Early morning runs in Central Park - reached in 10 minutes; Broadway; history museum and MOMA; Empire State and Rockefeller.... Ground zero/ Ellis island/ statue Liberty and Greenwich all walkable but takes about an hour as does Brooklyn bridge. Hotel was clean and modern. We had family room for 5 which included 2 doubles and a sofa bed. Not very spacious but as we used just as s base was fine for our needs. Gym was empty and well equipped. Location makes this hotel.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family of 5 stayed in this hotel in August. The hotel is situated right next to Times Square and is perfectly located for all major sights- Empire State, Top Of The Rock, Grand Central, Chrysler Building. The hotel was clean, modern and the staff were extremely helpful especially the bell boy. The rooms were very modern and even though we only spent 2 nights in this hotel, room service was daily, fresh towels being delivered.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I've been working in the hospitality industry long enough to know and understand how to deliver exceptional and memorable service no matter what environment you're in.

However, I can easily say I have left with a memorable service one can write about... when it comes to respect and customer service this place left me fuming, from hotel bartender, to guest services, and yes even management. They all seemed as if they hated their jobs and you were their worst nightmare by just even looking their way.

On the other hand, cleaners were on point, the hotel is modern and chic, well located, its a shame but not new a factor that the hotel staff are the ones dragging it down when it has the potential to be a boutique and modern luxury hotel.

Just to touch base where it all began...They lost our reservation, made us wait, and not even for a second they felt like they cared a single bit to even apologize, and that is just 5 percent of what happened, really not worth talking about the rest, unless corporate would like to hear more about this.

If I were the hotel General Manager I would terminate effective immediately the manager for starters, then properly train the staff with "basics" of service and hospitality!

If you are looking for people to make you feel welcomed and special on your Birthday or any special occasion then do your self a favor and stay somewhere where people appreciate your presence and away from this gorgeous facility.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Dear guest,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your positive remarks about the hotel’s prime location, the cleanliness and the modern .

On the other hand, we were surprised to read your comments about the service. At RIU we take pride in our customer service as this is one of the key values of our company and staff is constantly trained to maintain optimal standards. We will send your comments to management in case these standards have not been appropriately fulfilled at some point.

We hope you will choose to visit us again, and give us a chance to demonstrate the high standards of guest service that are typical at our resorts.

With our best we remain,
Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Online Reputation Manager

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The RIU Plaza is a 5 minute walk from the middle of time square making it the perfect location for any holiday makers to stay. Check in/out was fast and simple. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were a decent size by New York standards and were very quiet considering all of the traffic below. There is a subway stop one block away allowing easy use of public transport. Wifi and other amenities included in the resort fee worked well.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 1 week as a family in a deluxe room, the hotel was spotless and extremely modern looking which I personally really like ! The service we received was fine no issues, our room was a little small compared to what we are used too and lacked a coffee machine which I believe is essential on a vacation, the gym was nice an like I said early it's wonderfully modern.

Location is spot on so I would certainly recommend.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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