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--> Before you read this review, please know that I did not end up staying at this apartment.
I had booked two nights (Friday and Saturday) at this apartment. Unfortunately, a day before I was to arrive Frank informed me that there was a plumbing problem in the apartment and that I would not be able to stay there. He did however find another apartment nearby (one of his friends I think) whose place was supposedly available for those 2 nights. So I booked with his friend instead.
When I arrived at the other apartment on Friday night I was informed that due to some confusion between the two of them he (the friend) thought I only needed one night. Essentially, I was only able to rent out the place for 1 night. This normally might have been manageable but for the fact that it was Presidents Day weekend. I was put in a very bad position due to carelessness on their end.
What annoyed me though is that I didn't hear anything from Frank after Thursday night (day before I arrived) when he informed me of the plumbing problem. Now I'm not saying he is a bad guy, but just that he didn't handle this situation well. I would have appreciated a call with an apology about what happened and perhaps some further assistance from him in finding a place.
The host was out of town which made it hard for him to prepare the place for my arrival, but he did hook me up with one of his friends to take care of me which was great.
Beautiful safe area, handy to take a Spanish dictionary with you.
A totally different room than showed on the picture and not clean (=understatement).
There were maps and clean towels, fortunately.
I have not meet the host Frank, only his friend and he guided me to the house. He seemed friendly and explained a few things.
This is NOT a recommendation, I must agree with Natalya on more than one isssue unfortunately! Please be carefull before booking it.
Great hosts. Super helpful- provided me with maps and suggestions to help me get around the city. Really amiable hosts. Ideal location for where I had to be for that weekend. I felt safe walking around the area, nice neighborhood. Would come back.
He is Great!! Kind!! I would highly recommend him!!
when i originally contacted Frank aka Scott (or whoever his real name is), he gave me the estimate of over 100 per night. Later when i was already in Miami, i came across his place, that was priced at 50 per night. i contacted him and booked for two nights. he kept LITERALLY whining about wanting to rent it out for longer. But "settled" for two nights. My husband went to meet with him to see the place and get the key. The place is nothing like it is in the picture - the smell, the dirt, the mold. my husband didnt even take the keys and told him this wouldnt work for us. He asked if Frank knew how to issue the refund. He said he did. It was new years eve and hard to find anything - expensive or not. We called him a couple of times and he again said he will contact AIRBNB to help him to issue the refund.
When we called the site it was already after the dates the place was reserved for. They told us they called him and he didnt answer or return their call, meanwhile he was answering our calls and kept saying he was waiting on the site people to call him.
Thus, he decided that it was perfectly OK for him to keep out money because i didnt have an access to wifi and didnt contact air bnb right away. Meanwhile he is posting this dump property on other sites (cl) - (website hidden)(phone number hidden).html
so, i wouldnt be surprised if he rented it out for those days we ve paid for.
As far as Airbnb - of course, i would have contacted you the same day has it not been for this person promising to take care of everything!
So, please, beware - the place stinks and filthy - and the host is low life thief - who else would value his reputation at $100???
Frank is a very friendly guy. Clean, responsible. Hope you had a good time in paris and always feel free to come back!
It's was so nice to meet you. You left the place very nice and clean. Next times you will stay longer. Sorry was not more place.
Have a good times in Italia.
Frank is a nice guy. He and her cousin have been hosted for 1 week and all things went ok. Sometimes I talked with them and I have understand this guys are calm and sociable ;-)