Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Member since August 2008
Hi, I'm from Dublin, I'm interested in theatre, cinema, and all things cultural, and can advise you on all events in Dublin, and places worth seeing around Ireland. I have travelled quite a bit so enjoy meeting other travellers.
Response from Hugh:
Cornelia arrived late, & as she’d planned, went straight to her room & left first thing for work next morning & left a thank you note. She obviously then pondered whether she’d got value for her €24 (the majority of Dublin rooms start from €40+) & wrote above review.
Downstairs wasn’t just dirty, it was a mess! Builders had left that afternoon after re-plastering all walls & fixing an extension (they were meant to have finished 3 days previously but over-ran), so there was a layer of plaster dust in many places & stains on carpet etc, & I was re-painting the walls.
I’d explained that I was doing renovations to Cornelia & she seemed to accept this, & if she’d expressed any discontent on the night I would have been very happy to refund her & I could've booked her into one of the B&Bs around the corner. Her room had been cleaned, new sheets/towel etc, but if there was anything amiss in the room I could've fixed it if she'd mentioned it.
Anyhow, in hindsight, I should have cancelled the reservation when the builders over-ran, but because Cornelia said she was arriving after 10pm & going straight to bed & leaving at 8am , ie. not using any other parts of the house, I didn’t bother. But cancelling it would have saved me a lot of hassle & Cornelia such disappointment.
As stated in my profile, it’s a casual house, where people are free to throw their coat on the couch & put their feet up, but to try & avoid future mis-matches... : if you’re looking for a B&B /hotel standard of accommodation, I can recommend single rooms from €55-€90; so if you’re the sensitive type that is appalled by smudges on carpets or an unwiped surface or unwashed cup(s), or if you’re just the whiney type, my place is probably not suitable for you. Life’s too short…
For everyone else, my house is one of the cheapest in Dublin, the dining room renovations are now complete & I will finish off renovating the single room when it becomes free (it’s booked til mid-Nov). Oh & 2 other guests stayed in the same week as Cornelia so you can see their reviews above/below ...