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We are a retired couple from Canada, both writers. We enjoy travel and love museums, music, architecture and culture.
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Colin was a very low maintenance guest. He left the place clean and in order. We would highly recommend him to other Airbnb hosts
Colin was a first-rate guest. Throughout his stay with me there were never any problems. I would be more than happy to recommend him to other hosts and it would be my pleasure to have him stay with me again in the future.
Visitors should bear in mind Airbnb does not offer the same service as a hotel & be more considerate of their hosts.
So far I have always been able to welcome my guests at the required convenient time;
& when one waited for the other it has always been me.
I have never complained.
I am doing my best to please my guests yet I am not a professional & can’t be expected to be available 24 hour a day as a hotel reception.
It is difficult to assess how long one will spend going through customs, picking up luggage, finding one’s way & thus what time one arrives at the flat … especially in summer with the RER under construction until July 12th, frequently delayed..
Mr Colin chose to TRAVEL WITHOUT A PHONE which is NOT a WISE decision & makes it very difficult to coordinate..
At first I was asked to welcome his son & family in the AFTERNOON;
those finally did not come -at least not at my place & at a short notice, I was told of a LATE CHECK-IN.
Colin wrote “It might be AN HOUR EITHER SIDE OF THAT TIME” ( 8:45PM).
I had meanwhile planned a dinner which I could neither decline nor postponed so that my daughter made herself available to welcome Mr Colin & his wife.
I wrote -very decently though- that WE COULD NOT BE KEPT WAITING FOR 2 HOURS at the flat -especially at DINNERTIME .
& suggested –in case they were either delayed or ahead of time, that they either phone us from gare du Nord or ring at our door (as we are living on the way between the bus or metro station & the flat to rent).
I sent E-MAILS, which Mr Colin took 2 DAYS TO ANSWER;
I took the time to phone twice Airbnb assistance to be sure Colin would take cognizance of these last arrangements.
Colin finally replied they may only confuse them.
I would be curious to know how long he & his wife were locked out. 5 mn ?
Last but not least, I was warned on Friday they would have an EARLY CHECK-OUT, leaving at 8 am on SUNDAY;
I replied straight away that I would be at the flat between 7:30 & 7:45;
I rang at the door at 7:36 to find they were ALREADY GONE; they could easily have warned me using the phone at the flat.
& They left DIRTY DISHES behind them.
Highly recommend to host Colin and his wife!! Nice and easy contact. Welcome again. Thanks for your stay.
I very much enjoyed hosting Colin and his wife. I would have them back anytime!
It was a pleasure to host this very polite family from the other side of the Atlantic ocean. No doubt to recommend them to anyone!
Colin is my father in law, and we've known each other for probably close to twenty years. When I've stayed at his home, the spare room has been impeccably clean and comfortable, bright and spacious. Meals have been vegetarian when required.