We are regular visitors to NYC, having always previously stayed in the financial district. We decided to stay at the Carlyle for a long weekend as a complete change as we wanted to experience an alternative location, whist retaining somewhere quiet and residential.
The Carlyle certainly has much pomp and ceremony. The service was good although at times it did feel as if three people were doing the job of one just to extract more tips from you.
The lift men were a throw back to a different time, although a novelty, completely unnecessary.
The room was certainly considerably bigger than I had expected, and had the feeling that it had been a studio apartment at one time. There was a small kitchenette (which was massively in need of modernisation), and a couple of walk in wardrobes. The bathroom was small (and mirrored on every wall which was a little strange), it was a shame that some of the space from the wasted walkin wardrobe hadn't been shared with the bathroom to make it more comfortable.
I had concerns regarding how noisy the room would be as it had wooden floorboards and interconnecting door (my pet hate), it was however very quite.
The house keeping was a little hit and miss and was obviously dependent on who was doing it.
I guess it is typical of this type of hotel in NYC, but I did miss not having the usual coffee machine in the room for a cup of coffee first thing in the morning which in my experience is typical of the more business hotels in NYC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself with the elegance of the Upper East Side - from the vibrant culture and elite shopping to the oasis of understated luxury - The Carlyle has become a "home away from home" for sophisticated travelers. Offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace - the 193 rooms and suites feature elegant views of Central Park and Manhattan's skyline. Gracious and romantic formal dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience in the famed Café Carlyle.Step outside the elegant marble lobby and into a new level of sophistication. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is surrounded by galleries and designer boutiques on New York's posh Madison Avenue. Blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Frick, the hotel is within easy reach of what is commonly referred to as "Museum Mile." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlyle a Rosewood Hotel
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