I am a design lover, travel enthusiast and easy-going.
This apartment totally suited our needs. Convenient, clean, and easy to find. Check-in was easy to arrange, and not complicated in any way by having two guests arrive different days. Recommended!
Biba was a nice person, but not the easiest to get hold of, or find. Apartment was not the same as one we payed for. This was unexplained. Guessing because of heating issues? Nonetheless, it served it's purpose. Not the cleanest of places to stay by all means. Apartment was dirty and bed's had previously been slept in with no clean sheets. Clean/unused bed sheets would have been nice. More kitchen utilities would have been helpful. But again, we were happy to at least have a roof over our head. I'm really not one to complain, I dislike being rude, it would have been different if it were the apartment that had been intended. On the other hand, minus the apartment it'self. The location was brilliant, easy walking distance to shops, stations and buses. Not too from airport.
We booked this apartment to be close to the office we were working at for the two weeks we were in Toronto. When we arrived close to midnight after our long trip from Australia, we were told that the heating wasn't working so we were taken to another apartment which was only one bedroom in Rosedale which was much further away. To get to our office we had to catch a 10 min bus to Rosedale subway station and then 8 or so stops up to the office. The appartment was one bedroom, but the loungeroom had a fold out sofa bed. So we both had a bed, but we pretty much lost a shared loungeroom area and felt like we were living in a bedroom. We ordered a two bedroom apartment and were given a one bedroom with the promise that the heating would be fixed soon, which never happened. We therefore paid for the two bedroom apartment and had to pay extra fares and had the inconvenience of not being near the office. Not very happy. Wouldn't recommend.
This is a great place to stay.
From this location in uptown Toronto you can comfortably reach all parts of Toronto by subway. Furthermore, you are close to the lively and fun Yonge & Eglington area.
The apartment itself is spacious and has everything you need.
Biba is very helpful and cooperative if you need anything.
I can only recommend this place.
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Her house is great and comportable, so I can have a good travel with friends.
The house have a full equipments for kitchen, and all you need is already have.
Also, Biba is really kind, gernerous and friendly.
If you find a house, I recommend Biba's house.
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Upon arrival Biba meet us ontime, we ended up shuffled to another unit because of an issue with the buildings hearing system. Biba set us up in another unit she had. It sparsely furnished but extremely clean! A great value for the price and located in a nice neighborhood. Be prepared to bring your own soap, shampoo and toilet paper. Biba was great when we arrived but a little quicker response time before arrival would be better. Also notice that the original unit was uninhabitable before our arrival would have been appreciated. I would defiantly rent from Biba again because of the value.
Not what it was meant to be
Don't stay here and with this Host !!!!
First of all, the address isn't the one published. The real address is Strathgowan Av. The one used in the Airbnb site is of a building without heat or hot water, as a guy who lives there told me when I arrived.
When I entered the place, it was pretty like the pictures in Airbnb site. and it's all. There was no internet, for what I have paid. I went to Toronto to visit a hospital. I am a doctor and would need research medical articles in Internet. That problem hadn't solution during my hole stay there(12 days). Everything was informed to Airbnb which handled professionally, searching the best resolution, which was doing a partial refund to me.
There was no TV too !!!!!!!! When I enquired her about the TV, she told me "you think you are in a hotel" . A TV ??!!!!!! I think It is as basic as a refrigerator or a oven. There wasn't no microwave oven too.
By the way, there wasn't water in the bathroom sink. Everything I needed to do, I have done in the kitchen, shave, brush my teeth.
The heat system wasn't capable to keep the apartment warm when the temperature outside was below - 10.
So, I don't recommend this apartment and this host to other users of Airbnb site. if I could, I don't give any star to both ( apartment and Host ).
I do recommend the site (website hidden) for travelers and I would use it another time.
I recommend Biba and her lovely Yonge st apartment. I have stayed in this apartment and it was exactly as pictured: clean, bright and pleasant to stay in. The location is very convenient, on one of the major Toronto streets so close to shopping and restaurants, yet still quiet and safe.