Shoma

A green jewel, near metro stn, wifi

Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
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This host offers flexible cancellation: Full refund 1 day prior to arrival, except service fee.

About This Listing

An intimate space. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living n dining space, a well-equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a water heater, a leisurely 10-min walk to the nearest subway, guards 24/7. The surrounds are leafy:quiet, a guest said Rome of the 60s.

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The 2 double-seaters in the living room

The 2 double-seaters in the living room


The Space
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $10
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Cancellation: Strict

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1 night minimum stay
Yet another view of the seating arrangement in the living room

Yet another view of the seating arrangement in the living room

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From Boston, MA · March 2015

From Kolkata, India · March 2015

From Sunnyvale, CA · February 2015
Shoma
Response from Shoma:

Thanks a lot for your review. Each person is entitled to their personal grievances (opinions?) and these often depend on their state of mind at that time. So I'm not getting into that zone here. Of course these opinions seriously damage my reputation as a host. But I can only hope that the hugely positive and very kind feedback from other guests shows it up as something entirely subjective on your part.

Here, I just want to clarify some of your factual allegations:

Hot water:

The geyser did not work because the last guest had turned off the hot water source tap. Not being an expert, i could not figure it out. The problem got resolved as soon as the plumber came. He just turned on the source tap and the hot water started flowing.

Transport:

The nearest bus stop from my flat is alleged to be one mile (2 km) away by Nandini. I went down and measured that distance and several other distances yesterday. I found that all the transport options are within a radius of 1 km.

A) Nearest bus stop and taxi stand (pharmacy and restaurant) are 650 metres from my flat.

B) A couple of taxi cabs often stand beside a joggers' park at a distance of 300 metres (but this is not guaranteed).

C) Nearest auto-rickshaw stop is 350 metres from the flat. But autos are always fixed route shuttle service in

Kolkata.

D) the south city mall is 850 metres away. There is a second bus stop and a second taxi stand in front of this mall... 850 meters)

E) the furthest is the metro rail station at 1 km. as mentioned it takes a 10 minute walk. A cycle rickshaw/auto rickshaw can take you there.

Breaking bad:

Further, in the review there are allegations about bad and breaking crockery and unclean blankets.

A) Blankets are aired in the sun after each departure.

B) the crockery is ceramic-ware, some plastic and some pale white glass material which is deemed microwave proof by the manufacturers. I buy them from a shop called Rajniklal's on Park Street in kolkata. A reputed shop i dare say.

One day the guests told me that a plate (which they saw as labelled 'microwave-proof) cracked inside the oven. Like them, i too had gone by the label and the brand when i bought the plates. So the cracking is surely not my fault. Instead of not using a similar plate a second time, they did so several times and thus broke 4 more plates and demanded i replace them immediately. Which i incidentally did. (Though it is mentioned in the listing that it is the guests who have to replace anything they break)

February 2015

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About the Host, Shoma

Shoma
Kolkata, India
Member since February 2012
Response rate: 90% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour

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