We were due to stay at the Giraffe from 22- 26th December - howevere, our stay was somewgat [prolonged until January 1st, due to the severe weather on the East Coast of America - so, we certainly can comment on the hotel.
The rooms are a good size and the bed linen is lovely. Television is a huge flat screen, and other media devices are good. The bathroom is nice - although, the bath is very shallow, and a the towels are nor exacty soft and fluffy!
The room very much misses tea and coffee making facilities - although there is a free machine in the lobby, that's not the most convenient first thing in the morning.
Breakfast is included and is nice, however after ten of them , I was craving some sort of pancake and maple syrup!! Also, some plain bread for toast would be nice as an option too.
The inclusive cheese and wine reception in the evening is a lovely touch and perfect to start off an evening.
Staff are friendly and keen to help.
My one criticism was over the price of the room we needed during our enforced stay. The rate soared for the extra days, and it was only due to our doggeed stubborness to negotiate, that we managed to get the prices down to below the over 4500 that was requested. i realise this was holday week, but, the stay was not our fault and the prices being quoted were slightly unreasonable in the circumstances.
That said, the hotel is well positioned in the city and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Giraffe's elegant public spaces and award winning guestrooms create an immediate sense of effortless luxury and unparalleled comfort. Guests enjoy free WiFi and complimentary refreshments including the Library Hotel Collection's signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning and wine & cheese receptions every evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fruit around the clock served in the Grand Lobby. You can also customize your room to suit your needs with special features offered such as coffee/tea making facilities, featherbed mattress toppers or memory foam pillows to name just a few options. If we don't have the date, room or location you need, try our sister hotels, the Casablanca, Library Hotel or the Hotel Elysee all ranking among the top hotels in NYC by members of TripAdvisor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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