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Michael's booking was simple and he placed the reservation without asking any questions. All communications after reservation, up to the point of booking was amicable. I gave him the full address and also offered to help if he is the first time here, and he declined citing that he has been to Singapore many times.
Upon reaching, he dropped me a mail to say the room is fine, but he was not happy with the location, as there are no facilities around the place. As I was not in (on a Sunday), I offered all the surrounding information to him, since he was not familiar.
I also offered to meet him (he said he was not free), asked if theres anything else I could do (he said "nothing much"), and then offered him complimentary buffet breakfast since he said it was expensive (he retorted to say the buffet was unhealthy, and it was not good).
My buffet breakfast spread has juice, cereals, toasts, muffins, crossiants, salads, hot items like fried rice, eggs, sausage etc. Perhaps he was expecting a 5 star buffet.
I was at my wits end to keep this occupant happy! In the end he left me with a negative review.
The listing is housed in Metropolitan YMCA, this is clearly stated. However, we are not "selling rooms" like what Michael said. A 5 star hotel room in Singapore would have cost him S$300 per night, and I am a meek $185 for double size.
Im not sure if it was my listing that was not clear, or I was a bad host..?
Anyway, disappointing experience.
Prior to Michael's stay, he communicated in a pleasant and timely manner. Upon returning to our home after his stay, our apartment was just as we had left it! Overall, Michael was a lovely guest!
Response from Michael:
thank you. you have a great place.
Michael is great guest. The apartment was almost like before checkin. Thank you!
This is not the first time Michael stayed with me. This time I was so busy that I couldn't spend time with him and I really miss that. Again, Michael has been so wonderful, hosting him is really a pleasure for me. I'll do it in a heart beat again.
Thanks for staying with me and keep my place so spotlessly clean. I'll see you soon...
Michael was a terrific guest and I definitely look forward to host him again. He was able to check himself in without any fuss and found his way around very easily in the apartment. Upon his return and if staying for and extended period I'll throw in an extra night on the house for sure:)
Michael was a really great guest. It was a pleasure to have him. He was very kind to ensure the place was tidied up before he left, which was a really nice gesture that was not needed on his part. Do not hesitate to host him!
Very organized & courteous:) pleasure to host.
My experience with Michael keeps getting better and better every time he stays over. He didn't want me to do this and that for him. He is so considerate that every end of the trip, the room is so well kept it's great to have guest a perfect as he is. i can't wait to see him again. You guys might have to fight me for having him at my place. Can't wait to host him again.!!!
I did have a chance to spend time with Michael and he is a great guy with a wonderful heart. I'm very honor to have him as my guest. He is clean and respect space very well. I wish i can do much more for him but he is just so considerate and easy going.
Have him as guest will probably one of the best decision you can ever make.
Michael is a great guest. He was very accommodating with the few changes we discussed. Clean and quiet. Recommended guest!