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Hotel The Sherry Netherland Hotel 0 star
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Unless you are specifically looking for the hottest, trendiest hotel in town, there is very little to reproach The Sherry Netherland, a throwback to the Golden Age of travel. It boasts enormous rooms and suites for this part of Manhattan which are extremely well appointed and decorated, a superb and professional staff and of course a high class dining experience in the form of Harry Cipriani. Everything at this luxury property is done with the utmost care and attention and whether you are in the city as a tourist or on business, The Sherry Netherland will meet and exceed needs and expectations. A unique hotel with the perfect location - you'd be a fool not to consider it!

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    Location 6.77 /10

    Situated on Fifth Avenue at the corner with 59th Street, the hotel is right at the southeast corner of Central Park, on the border between Midtown and Uptown. Guests will be in the heart of some of the city's best shopping and within a 20-25-minute walk of Museum Mile to the north and Times Square, the theatres and some other of the top attractions to the south. 5th Ave/59th Street subway station is just opposite the hotel meaning you can get to the rest of the island as well as to Queens quickly and efficiently with Grand Central 15 minutes away by foot too for more subway lines and regional trains. Both JFK and Newark are 19 miles away while La Guardia is 10 miles.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The hotel has a total of 50 guestrooms and suites, although of course there are many more private apartments in the building occupied by their owners (at which you may well stop while riding in the elevator). While the amenities in the guestrooms and suites remain consistent, the décor can change quite drastically as each of the rooms is decorated by their owners. That said, most are fairly classically appointed with a few having been done up in a more contemporary style. Guestrooms and suites each have categories with a courtside view or a city view, the former being exceptionally quiet. The standard rooms all have king sized beds dressed in the finest white linens and with skirts and plaids which complement the other upholstery in the room, such as the curtains. Every room has a range of nicely crafted furniture including bedside tables, drawer units, buffets and occasional tables upon which you'll find an iPod docking station, telephone, antique lamps, fresh flowers and Belgian chocolates. Amenities in the room include a flatscreen television, safe, minibar (with complimentary water and soft drinks) and bathrobes. The bathrooms, some of which are on the small side, are all fitted out in marble and have great mirrors, fresh flowers, Gilchrist and Soames toiletries plus many other amenities, hairdryer and bathtub.

    The suites, again, decorated in various styles, boast separate living spaces with beautiful period furniture and antiques decorative objects, as well as fireplaces (not all suites) and modern kitchenettes. Some have an extra half bathroom. Those towards the top of the building obviously have the finest views of Central Park and the surrounding area.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    At over 170 metres in height, The Sherry nether land cannot be missed, just opposite the southeast corner of Central Park. The elegant, dark brown brick tower has several setbacks as it rises meaning that the apartments get smaller as one gets higher. The T-shaped lobby, which was modelled on the Vatican Library, has a vaulted ceiling which is now covered in white paint, but through which one can still see remnants of the original surface. The entrance also boasts friezes taken from the shipping and railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt's mansion, beautiful marble work on the walls, crystal chandeliers, custom woven carpets and cushioned armchairs as well as plants, mirrors and occasional tables. Opposite the reception desk is a bank of three hand-painted lifts, each one attended to by white-gloved operators, something that only a handful of hotels in New York can now boast.

    The rest of the public areas of the hotel are as in just as pristine a condition. The corridors are wide, light and easily navigable while the room numbers are clearly indicated and never too far from the elevators. There is complimentary wifi throughout the hotel as well as a free-to-use business centre. The hotel has a modest fitness room with cardio machine, free weights and a bench but no wellness facilities. Around the hotel are several exclusive boutiques selling fashion, antiques and collectables as well as a couple of hairdressers and a snack shop.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    Cipriani is the hotel's bar and restaurant and is part of the empire started by Giuseppe Cipriani back in 1931 in the shape of the now legendary Harry's Bar in Venice. This New York version is an almost exact copy of that Italian landmark and serves classic Italian dishes as well as coffee and cocktails in an atmosphere which tries to emulate that of the original establishment. Bellinis play a large part in the cocktail menu while risottos, pastas and fish and meat dishes complete the modest menu. A smartly decorated eatery with crisp white tablecloths, fine china and good service, guests (who get a 20% discount) should pay a visit to the restaurant, even if it is just for a coffee, to get a feel for the place.

    To know

    One of the cities most classic hotels, the building that houses The Sherry Netherland was built in 1927 by the ice cream and confectionary magnate Louis Sherry and was at the time the world's largest apartment block. In 1954 it became a cooperative, as it remains today, however 50 of the apartments are opened up as hotel rooms and are decorated according to their owners' tastes.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      keep fit, beauty salon

    • Sports equipment

      sports, fitness

    • Animals allowed

    advantage

    • Right on Central Park
    • Excellent service
    • Huge rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Classic décor

    disadvantages

    • No wellness facilites

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    • Overall Score 9.00/10
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