Read what guests from all around the world have to say about their stay at Anam Cara.
I recently rented one of the two bedroom apartments available at Anam Cara for one month (Oct. 2010). My daughter was in treatment at the Renfrew Center nearby. I loved the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, as I could easily walk to all kinds of very nice shopping (farmer's market, bakeries, cheese and meat shops, clothing and gift stores, flower shop, hardware store, even a pretzel shop) and numerous good restaurants. Teresa was very friendly, attentive, and helpful. I had only a few minor issues w/the apartment, things like the light going out over the front door, and Teresa got them fixed right away. I loved the apartment. It was spacious, clean, had everything I needed, and it really felt like home. I felt very safe. I used both AC and heat in my month there and both were great. The SEPTA station is a block away. This is a wonderful neighborhood. I would stay in any of Anam Cara's studios and apartments again. I had looked at hotels and other short term-stay apartments in the area and Anam Cara was a good bargain in comparison.
Hello we are Janneke and Raoul Leemhuis from the Netherlands. We stayed at Anam Cara in May 2008 when we were there for the adoption of our son. We had the best time ever and Teresa created for us an second home !!! She provided us with all the things we needed and she's so friendly !!! We stayed in the big appartment downstairs, we are so happy with this !! everything was there !!! A livingroom, an fully equipt kitchen, 2 big sleeping rooms, big bathroom, an washmachine and dryer !! Everything nicely decorated and ofcourse with airconditioning. We love anamcara !!! So we can for 300% recommend to stay at Anam Cara Apartments, not only for the great apartments and her very friendly personality. Also for the place Chestnut Hill, You can count on us that we will stay again at Chestnut Hill and of course again at Teresa !!
After moving to Philadelphia from the Midwest to start a new job, it took several months of househunting before finding a place. Anam Cara provided a wonderful temporary home during that time. The apartment met all my needs at a much more affordable price than an extended stay hotel.Shops, restaurants, post office and other conveniences can all be walked to while enjoying the beautiful Chestnut Hill neighborhood. A one-block walk to the train station provided me with the easiest commute of my career!
Teresa and the Anam Cara team were immediately responsive to any requests that I had. The friendly environment they create seems to rub off on their guests, who were all friendly and considerate. When it was time to move into a permanent home, I was sad to leave as I felt I was leaving friends behind.
We just stayed in the new 2-bedroom apartment for a week, and we find the apartment very nice and comfortable. We came all the way from Denmark, and for us it is of great importance, that we can relax, and be comfortable during our visit, as we visit the IAHP Institutes with our brain injured child. We enjoyed the fine opportunities for laundry, and found the very large kitchen so nice. It is an apartment which really matches a family’s needs. We already booked the apartment for next year!
St. Louis, MS
As a business traveler, I appreciate the stress-free atmosphere at the Anam Cara Accommodations. Reservations are available online and no crowds at check in. I love the cozy rooms with comfortable beds. When traveling in the Philadelphia area, I always return to Anam Cara for peace of mind, knowing that I will have a relaxing stay.
Humacao, Puerto Rico
I make it a point to stay at Anam Cara when I travel to Philadelphia for business or with my family. The accommodations are terrific and Teresa is a gem. It's feels like staying with friends and certainly beats the impersonal service of a hotel. As well, the Chestnut Hill location can't be beat for restaurants and shopping and genuine old town feel. If I ever have an occasion for an extended stay in Philadelphia, I will definitely take advantage of the extended stay facilities.
San Francisco, CA
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for providing me with a home away from home in Philadelphia. I have traveled on business for many years, and I find hotels and eating out at restaurants alone to be very tiresome for trips longer than a few days. My apartment in Chestnut hill was very comfortable and so much homier than a hotel could ever be. The location is great, a pleasant walk to many restaurants, the train station to downtown Philadelphia, the supermarket, and video rental. It is so much nicer and healthier on longer trips to be able to eat meals comfortably at home, and without giving up the convenience of cleaning service. I will stay in my comfortable apartment over a hotel every time.
I just wanted to let you know again what a great time I had staying in Chestnut Hill and in your wonderful apartment. It was everything that I needed for my stay in Philly. I hope to stay there again next time I'm thru town.
We had a wonderful time here. We truly felt welcome. Thank you for everything. May God bless you.
I came from Sweden over the big ocean. I immediately felt I was home. Thank you.
We were extremely pleased. Chestnut Hill is a great place, we highly recommend visiting.
I had a wonderful stay and truly congenial hosts. What a super location, I will be back!
What a great area! It has a good “neighborhood” feeling with the family grocery stores, the bakeries and farmers' market. Go see the Morris Arboretum and Woodmere Art Museum. The trains are a good way to get downtown to Philly to sightsee. The Solaris Grill and Flying Fish Restaurants are both good eating spots and breakfast here is the best!
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