About this listing
This flat is located in a well-known neighbourhood, close to a public and free car park, close to the Rhône, most importantly you will be in the heart of the city, 5 minutes away from the famous Papal Palace.
Interaction with Guests
I speak English so it will be easier to communicate and help you if you need some advice !
Idéalement placé au cœur du centre historique d'Avignon, cet appartement est idéal pour découvrir la ville.
Joanna est vraiment très attentionnée et au petits soins afin que votre séjour se passe au mieux.
Nous avons séjourné chez Joanna à l'occasion de notre escapade annuelle au festival d'Avignon. L'année précédente nous avions séjourné dans un hôtel à l'extèrieur de la ville, cher, impersonnel et inconfortable. Chez Joanna, nous avons apprécié l'emplacement de l'appartement, en plein centre ville d'Avignon, à proximité d'un parking avec navettes (gratuits) ce qui nous a vraiment permis de ne plus prendre notre voiture et de déambuler à pied dans Avignon. Nous nous sommes sentis un peu "comme à la maison" ou plutôt, comme agréablement accueillis par notre fille: chambre très propre et agréable, lit confortable et beau linge de lit, petits déjeuners copieux et adaptés aux goûts de chacun, discussions agréables avec Joanna qui nous a offert beaucoup de sa disponibilité et a favorisé que nous nous sentions à l'aise dans sa jolie maison. Nous pouvions prendre des douches, mêmes très tardives, lors de nos retours de spectacles nocturnes, ce qui était très agréable du fait de la chaleur estivale. Cette adresse a agréablement contribué à la réussite de notre séjour en plus des spectacles enthousiasmants auxquels nous avons assisté. Merci Joanna.
accueil très agréable, situation idéale en plein centre à deux pas des remparts.
A good homestay experience, thank you Joanna for our big trouble.
Joanna est très accueillante, chaleureuse et bienveillante, je me suis sentie comme à la maison!!
L'appartement est très agréable, bien situé et très propre.
Le quartier est agréable.
Not recommendable for travallers on a budget.
Guests are not allowed to use the kitchen at any time unless it was during breakfast. The first night we arrived, we went into the kitchen for the boiler just to boil some hot water, taking us 5 minutes maximum. The next day Joanna reminded us that we were not supposed to be using the kitchen. It is reasonable if she doesn’t want us to make her kitchen messy, but we were just trying to boil some water for a hot drink. What kind of good host forbids guests from doing that?
We stayed for 4 nights. Joanna lives her boyfriend Ben. When we were in the apartment, Joanna and Ben would usually shut the door to the living room and kitchen, seemingly not too welcoming. We respected their privacy so did not intrude, since there was a small balcony in the guest room for us.
We used our own shower gels and shampoos, but they do offer shower gel, body lotion and also towels.
For breakfast, we were served wheat bread, a few biscuits and mini cakes in packets, very little milk for cereal and hot coffee. It wasn’t the best breakfast but we’d say a bit more hospitality would be nice.
In general, we had no problem with communication as Joanna is an English teacher. However, we encountered a problem on our last day. We needed to find a luggage store in the city but unfortunately there is none available - we asked the train station and tourist center, and all the hotels nearby, they all said no. We turned to Joanna, knowing it would be an inconvenience to her, but at least thought that she might know better about it than us. We asked if we could leave our luggages at the lobby, and return the lobby key to her by dropping in her mailbox. But she said it was not a good idea, and came back to us very quickly with another solution. She went to check online and said there was a luggage left in the bus station, according to a post on Tripadvisor. I asked if the post was updated, and she said she supposed so. Afterwards, she asked for the keys back immediately. In the light of hope I went on to double check online, only to found out the post was posted in 2011. We did not bother Joanna any further as she didn’t seem to interested in helping us anyways. And we can now confirm that the bus station does not offer luggage left. So if you need to store your luggage or would like to use the kitchen for hot water, be sure to inform Joanna in advance and see if she may help or thinks its appropriate.
The only good thing was their cat named Gasper. He was super adorable and we would let him come inside of our room and he liked to sit inside of my luggage! Thanks Gasper!
Karsin, I Am not surprised by This comment. We clearly did not understood each other. It seems to me That you did not fully understand the Airbnb concept of renting a private room.
Let me just give you some reasons to our behaviour and I Am sorry if I have offended you in any ways but although you are lying about your identity (not the same name and not coming from Brighton but Hongkong) you did many things That explain why we chose not to be helpful in the end:
- Eating (noodles and other things) in the room and not opening the Windows for 4 days !
- urinate everywhere in the toilets and on the floor without cleaning
- finding the bathroom and bedroom extremely dirty
- not telling plans in advance (how Can I help if you don't tell ?) It was impossible for me to keep your luggage because you didn't ask about it before and I apologized for That. Was it a reason to be rude and not even Say goodbye?
When you do Airbnb you have to respect people's accommodation and communicate. Perhaps It is necessary for me to remind you about the concept and what is different with a hotel.
First,B&B means Bed & Breakfast, which you were provided with,
Second, more than your identity, There are lies in the description of your 4 days. The fact That I live with my boyfriend is clearly mentioned, you might have it wrong when you Read the description.
To be clear, you are my only bad airbnb experience and I do regret it. I Am sorry If you felt unwelcomed or ill-at-ease but trust me you are also to blame for That.
You didn't Say That the breakfast was not of your convinience, I prepared bread, jam, madeleines, milk, cereals, biscuits, coffee or tea, if it wasn't enough why not telling me instead of posting cowardly a comment about it.
Mostly you were So late you did not even take it, although I respect the fact That you didn't like it, it might be caused by a cultural clash; indeed, you wanted some hot water which I gave to you, but It was to eat noodles not for a hot beverage.
You had a fan in the room for the 4 nights. Again, you are trying to lie. That's a shame.
Anyway Karsin, I Hope That This answer Will be helpful in your later experiences in France or elsewhere.
About the Host, Joanna
Depuis petite j'aime voyager, partager, faire partie de jumelage ou d'échanges linguistiques. C'est donc tout naturellement que nous nous sommes tournés vers Airbnb avec mon conjoint Ben, pour pouvoir voyager mais aussi rencontrer des personnes venant de tous les horizons.
Au plaisir de vous recevoir chez nous !