I regret that Lynette and her two accompanying persons did not appreciate our apartment in Nice, but as she herself puts it, she booked on the basis of the “wonderful reviews that previous guests gave”, something which demonstrates that Lynette’s disappointment is wrongly based as it shows to be a particular and unique opinion which pretends to be the truth in front of a great number of views completely opposed to hers and the ones of her friends.
I think Lynette has perception and behavior problems, the latter being demonstrated by the fact that they moved out of the apartment without letting me know anything but after they went back to their country, something which shows bad conscience and guilty feelings. They are probably not used to travel on holidays which explains that they missed the plane to fly to Nice and had to pay for an extra ticket and then on their way to the apartment, by the tram, mistook the station, all of which determined a 10 hours belated arrival which obliged me to reorganize my schedule. Because of those circumstances, I had the completely altruist gesture of collecting them without any charge at the station, waiting for them several hours under the heat of the afternoon, not being obliged to it, but they found that my black opel car was “very dusty and dirty”, expecting probably that I would go with a limousine according to their high position.
With regard to the apartment, their only argument is that it was too small when it is clearly specified in my ad, that it is 55 m2 and is composed of two bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and separated toilets. I hope they could find something bigger for the price they say was too high which I think is wrong since 550 euros for 5 days and 3 persons with full air-conditioning, flat screen, internet, canalsat, electric shutters, induction cooker, etc,in the month of July, can’t be qualified as expensive, above all when that apartment is located just one street behind the Negresco Hotel, at the corner of Rue de France with Gambetta Avenue and 100 meters from The Promenade and the beach.
As for the “extra-charge” argued by Lynette, these were probably the fees of TRIPADVISOR, which can’t be either considered as excessive as they are the price paid to be recommended by such a qualified holiday operator which informed those ladies our apartment presented a good relation quality price upon more than 95% holidaymakers' opinions which they are enough daring to contradict it all.
Precisely, one of their criticism is based on the street location which they say was “a little rough looking”, something which again demonstrates a problem of perception of these ladies, beginning with the fact that our street is occupied on a complete side, by the wall of the beautiful church called Saint Pierre d’Arène, which has the advantage that our apartment has no other one facing our wide French windows while there is not any coming and going of people on that side of the street, being at the same time our quartier one very traditional and appreciated in the city of Nice, called the Carré d’Or, where The Buffa sector located on the limits of the Musicien quartier, offers a very typical and well known special atmosphere which reminds the Italian origins of that beautiful town.
I thank very much Lynette for describing me as “a very lovely old lady who made (them) feel very welcome and provided (them) with loads of useful information on places to visit", but as far as I am concerned, I would tell her that in their case, they really need to look over their world perception as their behavior shows a serious problem of acquaintance between reality and the way they look at it.
BRIGITTE THOMAS (BERNARD)