from NYC live in San Diego, theatre artist, writer, educator. Love movies, theatre, art, NY Times, Tuscany, dogs, exotic places, clean places, truth in advertising and hosts that communicate and walk the talk!
I was quite disturbed by Rachel's false comments in her review--surely to offset what she expected to be a negative review based on my voiced disappointment upon arrival at her studio. 1) Allergies or no allergies people deserve a clean place to stay--not just tidy. Whether you do or do not have a constant turnover of guests, you must get someone in to thoroughly clean dust and mildew before each guest. 2) Rachel apologized several times for the issues (including a clogged bathroom drain which I left out in the first review) but only a day after I called both her housekeeper and herself--she herself said in her emails that she was difficult to communicate with because she was away) I was very upset--traveling with my daughter on a college tour and coming into a dirty place late at night with a note from a person I had never communicated with! After my initial inquiries and complaints, what was I supposed to communicate- being there for two days. Abby -house manager never responded to my initial call. Also, I had to pick up keys late at night at a coffee shop three blocks away--I was told this after I booked the place. 3) I did not leave the place a mess--everything was as is except the sofa bed was left pulled out with two towels on it. I had anticipated Abby was going to clean sheets and towels this time. Clearly, Rachel and Abby think tidying up the place is a sufficient substitute for clean. I am only grateful there was not any roaches or mice in the place that would have been drawn to the rotting food left in the microwave. In spite of it all, the East Side is a great place to stay and if you don't mind the itemized list--go for it!
Not true! Aimee is a seasoned traveler who has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East and Japan! She just expects truth in advertising ! She understands Bali is at the crossroads between third and first worlds.