About This Listing
I've just discovered Airbnb (Sept 2013) and am very happy to become a host.
Happy guests are very important to me. Before making a booking may I request guests to have a read through my description just to make sure that what I am offering matches your needs and requirements.
The apartment is in a brilliant location right in the city centre. It is close to many major tourist destinations, Cardiff Castle, the Millenium Stadium (2 minutes walk), museums, galleries, parks etc. It is also conveniently located near to the business, banking areas as well as being a 10-20 minute walk to Cardiff University.
Despite it's central location the apartment is very quiet inside as it is located at the rear of the building so there is no noise from the bars etc at all. It is on the 3rd floor of the block and there is a lift.
**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GUESTS WITH VEHICLES**
The apartment is located on a fully pedestrianised street with bollards at both ends which prevents access for vehicles. The nearest paid parking is within 3-5 minutes walk. The nearest free parking is a 10-20 minute walk away.
WHAT I OFFER
You will have exclusive access to the bedroom and the private ensuite bathroom.
The room contains a king size bed, a desk and space in my wardrobe for hanging your clothes.
The room does NOT contain a TV or a fridge.
There is wifi access in the bedroom.
There is NO access to kitchen or living room (the kitchen is located through my bedroom/office area). This is reflected in the price of the room.
There are many cafes and restaurants nearby which cater to all budgets. As Cardiff is a very student city, many places offer student discounts.
In the case of long term bookings we may be able to have an arrangement regarding use of the kitchen but it would be ONLY for evening use and solely at my discretion.
I am happy to do laundry for guests free of charge. If you leave a bag of clothes outside the bedroom door I will happily wash and dry it for you.
Right now I am studying and working full time. This means that I am RARELY at home. I am always available on the Airbnb message thread (preferable) or my mobile if you need anything. I am always happy to advise on places to visit and eat etc and will do my best to help you make the most of your trip. However, if you are using Airbnb for the purpose of having a social experience with a host/getting to know a local person etc, regrettably due to my schedule I may not meet that expectation.
My housekeeper usually meets guests to check in and hand over the key. In some cases I may leave home early morning and arrive back late evening. This means unfortunately I do not always have the opportunity to meet every guest.
The room is available for check-in between 3pm and 9pm only.
I need to know your time of arrival at least 2 days in advance then I can organise my housekeeper to come to the property at that time to let you in.
Check-in before 3pm is not possible even to drop bags as nobody is at the property before then to give you access.
If you need to check-in after 9pm, please contact me BEFORE you make your travel plans as it may NOT always be possible, particularly if I am away.
If due to unforeseen circumstances you arrive after 9pm without prior arrangement, I cannot absolutely guarantee to be able to give you access, particularly if I am away as my housekeeper does not live in the apartment and may not always be around later in the evening to come and let you in.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU TO SECURE A BOOKING
-A profile photo - head shot is fine
-A mobile number which will work in the UK- an international number is fine
-A brief description of the purpose of your visit and who will be coming
TYPES OF BOOKINGS WHICH I DO NOT WANT:
- Guests who are coming to Cardiff for the sole purpose of a wild night out, plan to get really drunk, unable to control noise levels etc. I only want people in a coherent/reasonable state of mind entering my home.
- Hook-ups. All guests in the booking party must already be known to each other. I do not want guests bringing people they have only just met into my home.
Be relaxed and have a great trip.
-No loud music or shouting or any behaviour which can be heard outside the apartment or disturb neighbours. **Particularly no slamming doors.**
-It is essential for guests to provide me with an arrival time at least 2 days prior to their arrival.
-Guests will only be given my precise address once we have agreed a specific arrival time.
-Only named guests agreed in the booking can come inside the apartment. All guests in the booking party must already be known to each other.
-Please treat me, my home and belongings with respect.
-If you think something is broken, please tell me about it, do NOT attempt to fix it yourself.
-No smoking inside. There is a covered doorway downstairs where guests may smoke.
-If I feel unsafe or extremely uncomfortable in the presence of a guest, I reserve the right to ask the guest to leave and terminate the booking immediately without incurring any form of penalty.
-All guests must be in a coherent/rational state whilst inside my home
-Do not bring anything illegal into my home
Good location. Near to the castle and very easy to locate. Directions were clear. I only met her housekeeper though.
Lavinia is very friendly and helpful host. The position of the flat is right in the city centre on one of the main street. The flat and room were clean. We were provided with towels. There is no access for guests to the kitchen so we ate outside. We did not talk a lot with Lavinia because she was having her exams. There was issue with booking and we got smaller room instead, but Lavinia gave us some money back.
Lavinia's great, and the flat is brilliant. Stayed before and it was just as good an experience a year ago. Great location.
Only one night in Cardiff and this was the perfect accommodation! Great location to everything you need - Cardiff Castle across the street, train station 5 minutes away, shops in front of the building. Super quiet at the back of the building and a comfy bed. Handy to have an elevator in the building when travelling with luggage! Briefly met Lavinia and she was very welcoming and had a great chat to Agata, the housekeeper, who gave me a key and explained everything to me. Would definitely book again next time I'm in town.
It was a wonderful experience! It was very clean in Lavinia's place. The location is super convenient! I think it was a worthy choice! At the last minute I met Lavinia, though just a few minutes, I could feel she was a very kind lady. Must be a recommended place for stay in Cardiff!
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About the Host, Lavinia
Hi, I just moved into my new apartment and look forward to welcoming you as guests. I love travelling and have spent many summers travelling both in the UK and overseas. If you would like to know anything more or need any help with your travel plans etc just drop me a message and I'll be happy to help.