Gemma Bell

Lafayette House

with Gemma Bell www.gemmabell.com
  • Where:New York

  • Why:For the 1st birthday of AHotelLife.com and our inaugural awards!

  • When:March 2014

  • Who:Just me.

Highs & Lows

  • Loved the attention to detail in maintaining the history of this Victorian-style townhouse; the dark and dimly lit hallways, the grand fireplaces, the brass fittings in the bathrooms.

  • There’s a real personal touch to this hotel and attentive service, the manager is on hand to help out and carry heavy suitcases to the top floor!

  • It’s in a great location with the Bowery Hotel just down the road and lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

  • It’s a small hotel so alongside enjoying its ‘boutiqueness’, there are also downsides - no bar for aperitifs and no dining room for breakfast, yes, I love my breakfast!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique townhouse hotel.

  • Vibe

    A Victorian private home and a step back in time.

  • Location

    NoHo, NYC

  • Rooms

    15

  • Music

    None.

  • Year Opened

    2006

  • Designed By

    Eric Goode and Sean MacPhearson

  • Pool/Gym

    No.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant, but there are plenty nearby.

  • Bar

    No.

  • Minibar

    Yes, good mini bar, although I would have liked to have seen some artisan products rather than M&Ms!

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    This is a hideaway for couples.

  • Price

    A good price for the size of the rooms, but not cheap considering the lack of amenities.

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