Thank you so much Mary- it was such a PLEASURE to host such amazing guests- please know that you are welcome back at our home anytime! I have translated your review through Google Translate, for those of us to read that aren't lucky enough to speak Italian, I hope you don't mind :) x ……
"Me and my boyfriend stayed a week at the home of Chantelle and was the perfect choice. She and all her friends are delightful and very helpful . The room is exactly as you see it in the photos, the perfect place to rest after long walks around London. It is near the Underground tube line in Bethnal Green ( red line ) and also the Overground ( orange line ) . The house is also close to a main street where in addition to the classic McDonalds and Subway you can find other restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and much more. It was really from God so I recommend to all of you… THX SO MUCH CHANTELLE!!! WISH U THE BEST AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN!! XXX"
Thanks for your feedback, and I'm so happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. However I would like to add a couple of comments on to your review... I know that it was your first time using AirBnB, so I'd really love to help you with some pointers in the future to help other hosts as there are a couple of things for you to consider should you choose to use AirBnB again...
Firstly, I don't think it is very fair that you comment badly on not having a table & chairs in your room; our lovely loft is exactly true to our pictures on airbnb, and if these are the prerequisites that you require, please make sure you find a space that accommodates your needs. I would also love to sincerely note that I offered to put a table and chairs up there for you, so I cannot understand why you didn't take us up on this offer if you found it an issue?
Regarding hanging your clothes, I have a clothes rail that I mentioned I could put up for you on your first day when I was doing the introduction to the house. Again, please don't refuse these services and then write negatively about them :(
Lastly, regarding our housemates, they absolutely LOVE to host our guests alongside us, and find the whole process intriguing; being able to meet different people from all corners of the world... However, as explained, our common areas are used for 'socialising'... We really felt uncomfortable in our own home the way that you set up yourself to study - and dominate - our dining room with your uni books and papers for 12 hours a day... Apologies if you took this the wrong way- but that is something that us, as a house, would not do, as it actually stops people feeling as though they can come back and relax in their own home/ use the table to eat on, talk, etc. Instead we felt as though we were disturbing you, and we're forced into our bedrooms- even after I tried to explain this to you.
We have a fantastic house dynamic, and are extremely welcoming people, however we do not want to feel as though we are walking into a student library after a long days work: we'd much prefer to relax, put some music on and have a glass of wine together!
I would recommend that next time, should you choose to use airbnb, please find a space that you are not sharing with others, as I don't feel as though you are ready for this. I would ask that if you do, please respect the house and the hospitality that is offered to you as we all found it quite hard work to accommodate you