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I am a semi retired college professor still teaching courses in English literature and history relating to the year 1912 and sinking of Titanic...also a student of CHINESE history
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The room as great, and the bed was comfy. In spite of unprecedented Boston cold, I was warm all night long. The host was very friendly and helpful with T routes and local dinner options. Personally, I loved the stacks of books lining the stairs and halls of this classic Boston townhouse. Good stay, highly recommended.
Robert kept in touch constantly, and never made me wait. He had someone help me with the luggage as I came in. The room was well-kept, comfortable, and private; nothing fancy. My only complaint was that water from ice was dripping at the entrance (the front door was shut, and they were using the basement entrance). The hot water situation could have perhaps been a little better too. Robert himself was a charming host, and gave me a lot of good information as I came into Boston.
I had a great experience staying at Robert's. He is welcoming, clear in communication, responds quickly and is very helpful and fun to talk with. The room is spacious and warm, and I was really grateful to have that while staying during the freezing Boston winter. I would definitely stay here again in the future!
much as the other reviews describe: excellent location if you have any business in the back bay, south end area. mine was at hynes. excellent for transport to social elsewhere in boston as it is convenient to the green and orange lines as well as commuter rail and logan express bus. plus many good restaurants up on boyleston st, 5-10 minutes walk away. also comfortable, clean bed and room. warm room despite marble floor and horribly cold boston weather (20f) one day. safe location.
not much interaction with robert (unfortunately as i would have liked to hear his take on china, but my schedule was totally packed); jackie was very helpful in providing tea amenities. the kitchen is not particularly useful.
hot water ran out one morning where i was the last person (i think) to get into the shower on the top floor.
finally as one review above notes: long narrow stairs and halls packed with books. the books are no issue (i have too any also) but i would agree that if you have any mobility issues at all (i don't) or you like to bring along huge suitcases (again, never) it would be a difficult hike to floor 4.
I had a good stay with Robert. Location is perfect for arrivals to Back Bay train station. My room was large, very warm, and had a very useful desk where I could work. The house itself is very interesting, full of books and kitsch artifacts. Robert was very nice, he gave me some maps and explained me a bit about the city. Nice stay!
This was my second visit to Robert's place. Great room and an awesome location right on the border of the South End and the Back Bay. Very comfortable and warm even though it was cold outside. I will be back again in the summer!
Robert was kind, respectful, and helpful during my brief stay in Boston. He upgraded me to the cozy sunny room free of charge since it wasn't in use. The location was perfect for commuting virtually anywhere in Boston -- minutes walking from the orange/green lines with simple connections to the red for access to Cambridge. Lots to see and do in the South End as well!
Overall, I was pleased with my stay and would certainly choose to stay here again.
I stayed for nearly two months (for a research stay) at Robert's house and I can only say the best about my experience: Robert and Jackie are as friendly and helpful as hosts can be, the house has a great, warm and authentic atmosphere, is full of books and interesting little things, and the location is perfect, right in the center of Back Bay, which is in the middle of Boston, with perfect connections to BU, Harvard and the Downtown. If I ever come back to Boston, I will definitely try to get a bed in Robert's house.
All the best,
It was a great stay! Lovely apartment, responsive host and interesting apartment with many great books! Will stay again!
Robert was very welcoming and showed me different places that would be good to visit in Boston. The location for me was perfect, everything is in walking distance and Back Bay station is very close too (2-3 mins walk). The room was great, full of wonderful books and character. For me it was a peaceful home from home room.
Robert is a admirable guest. He is more used to be taking care of others in his b&b than receiving help from others. He unfortunately got scammed some money in Beijing but fought tooth and nail for two days with local police and got some money back. We need more fighters in China like him.