Travel is a great way to escape the mundane of everyday life and experience an exciting new destination, learn its culture, meet the people and discover local treasures. There’s no better way to do that than with One Fine Stay, accommodations in London and New York City that marry local flavor with luxury and style in a distinctly alternative ”un-hotel” way.
One Fine Stay offers guests a home-away-from-home; a private stay in a well appointed home while the owners are out enjoying their vacation. They differentiate themselves from other vacation rentals by adding hotel services and special touches, so guests get the best of all worlds: private, luxurious accommodations and the opportunity to live like a local, while enjoying the conveniences of a hotel.
They select homes whose owners have passionately added a unique style to them and that are located in fun, safe neighborhoods, then pile on the personal treatment to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You’ll find the place clean and tidy upon arrival, with fresh, five-star quality linens, towels and luxury toiletries.
One Fine Stay will be there to greet you when you “check-in” and show you around the property. They also provide all guests with an iPhone to make free local calls, talk to their remote concierge around the clock, or place a food delivery order, so you don’t have to worry about paying exorbitant roaming fees or acquiring a data plan beforehand.
You can also leave the guidebook behind since One Fine Stay, with the help of the home owners, provides an app on the iPhone with recommendations on all the great nearby shops, restaurants and bars that only locals know about. It’s a great way to go outside the tourist path and explore the local delicacies, be it a restaurant or a gem of a landmark that the guide books missed. And One Fine Stay is only a phone call away if you’re in need of a special guest service not found on the iPhone app.
They pride themselves on selecting homes in London and New York with character–colorful art and style you’ll not find in any hotel.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, something in the heart of the city or off the beaten path, One Fine Stay has a large collection from which to choose. Yet you’ll get the same white glove treatment at all, starting with free wifi and a stocked fridge.
They’ve learned from their guests and keep the owners’ personal touches in the living room and kitchen space, yet remove them from the bedrooms and bathroom and seal cupboards as necessary.
It’s as easy to book and pay for as a hotel, so if you prefer a homier, less touristy place to stay, check out One Fine Stay as an alternative to the often times cramped and impersonal hotel room.
They still have rental apartments and homes in London that are great last minute finds for the summer games.
Select a home with character and live like a local.
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