Hi, this is Been, a designer and a design studio owner based in Hong Kong and Korea.
All the Bests,
She booked the room at 10am having been pre-approved. By 8am expected arrival no booking. I naturally assumed that the booking was not happening. She booked at 10am and wanted to drop her things off at noon, more or less straight away. She got here just before noon and went out again - no time to talk and find out my movements/her movements, for example, if she was using the kitchen etc. At no point in her stay did she communicate so that I could 'work' around her. I usually leave my washing up at night for the morning. She was in when I got in the first evening then went out again. So she had the experience of unlocking the door, as I was out when she got back in and she went out again. On the first night, she apparently struggled with the locks, which was a surprise as she had been in and out before. I went (website hidden) the kitchen (at midnight) to check that she was ok and to my surprise she was cooking. I was mortified as the dishes were in the sink. I apologised. (I could not predict that she would be in the kitchen cooking at midnight). I got up early and washed up in the morning as I normally do.and left the place clean. I came back to find the kitchen not very clean and the hob covered in grease. When she got in I mentioned it and asked her to clean it. She was very sweet about it and apologised. I was surprised therefore to get in and 'could not cook' as the cooker was not cleaned. I was not going to clean it, She left around noon the next day without cleaning the cooker., so I sent a message via airbnb asking her to please clean it. She left the fire doors open which is both a fire risk and lets the heat out when the heating is on. It was all very civil and she was very sweet. Just in case there was a language problem I left a note on the living room door saying 'please close me'. Been asked me where the washing machine was I took her to it and asked if it was all (just a few smalls), she was putting them in the machine (no detergent) and I did it for her with water softener, detergent and fabric softer, when it was finished I left them for her in the room. She thanked me. On Saturday I reminded her that checking out time was 11am - she wanted to stay until 4pm! I offered for her to leave her luggage and get it at 4pm (I would come back for that as I was out) provided I got the keys at 11am. On departure -approximately 11am I helped with her with her luggage - all very charming. I noted she tended to be a tad untruthful but very sweet and charming with it. I...
Been is a smart, intelligent and great guest. She's also a great cook.You would be lucky to get to know Been and have her stay with you.
Been was such a lovely guest. We had a great time having her at ours and enjoyed chatting with her. We would love to host her again.
I really enjoyed having Been stay. It would be cool if we were flatmates
Response from Been:
Thanks William! I enjoyed staying in your place, and hanging out with you to Black heath Village, and your black pasta was very interesting. See you again!