About This Listing
A colossal penthouse apartment. There are two guest bedrooms on the ground floor (each floor is 200sqm) so depending on how many you are, 1 or 2 rooms are available each with a double bed. Living room has plenty of sofas, 1 of which doubles as bed.
Disclaimer - though the listing says "Entire Place" - its actually one floor of a duplex. The apartment is a penthouse - I stay on the top floor and the two guest bed rooms are on the ground floor (along with the living room). Each floor is 200 sq. meters. Guests are welcome to use the upstairs open area to lounge around.
Vikram - my cook/caretaker is always glad to help and can cook you up a meal (you'll have to improvise, though) and there is popular supermarket a hundred meters away if you want to get groceries, and cook your own food or have Vikram help you with it. Vikram speaks only Gujarati, so please be good with gestures if you don't speak Gujarati and need his help :). He's around from 8am to 6pm, but is always willing to stay late to help out.
Interaction with Guests
I like to have the guests feel at home - the guests I've had so far I've treated as housemates, so everyone has their privacy and is at ease. So, if you enjoy cooking, invite me over downstairs please.
Walking distance from the popular zen cafe and star bazaar supermarket.
There is a BRTS (bus) stop a hundred yards away just for info. But taxis are cheap and so is Uber - which usually arrives within 5 mins of request with the Uber app.
Other Things to Note
No smoking indoors but you're welcome to use the upstairs penthouse open area to light up.
There is a gym in the building which guests can use, but I have never used it (since I used another gym) so to set your expectation, its very basic - don't expect much.
The basics - clean up after yourself, don't do drugs, by all means party but not here.
This was my first Airbnb experience and I was very nervous. As soon as I entered the apartment I had a warm welcome from Dinesh and his friend. The place is exactly how it was described neat, tidy and clean and definitely home away from home. Dinesh and his friend went out of their way to make sure my stay was very comfortable with them. Amazing location and I will definitely love to stay again in future. Dinesh was very helpful with local information that satisfied my requirements. Anytime I needed a local advice I felt he was very helpful and easily approachable. I highly recommend his place when visiting Ahmedabad.
About the Host, Dinesh
I've had the travel bug ever since I can remember. I've travelled more than 50 countries on the last count and studied/lived in 4. I'm usually not around a third of the time as I travel a lot due to work. Ahmedabad native with one foot planted firmly.
I run my own company which, as you may have guessed by now, requires me to travel to make a living.
I live alone and have a househelper who cooks and takes care of the house and a driver who is a miracle man.