Réponse de Steve :
OH my word, where do we begin here? I think the best think is to answer each point individually (at this stage it may be easier to read the reviews of the countless other people who have stayed, but having said that this may prove interesting).
Point 1 "All I received was a link to a government web site and cheers"
to address this I have copied all correspondence with Gabbi below.
Hello I'm a Gabi from San Francisco. Looking forward for my stay in London. I'll be coming by plane from Edinburgh with one luggage and a backpack. Can you tell me how convenient is your place from airport, I will book flight to whichever airport is more convenient? Many thanks. Gabi.
25 Jul 2017
Hi Gabi Do you know what time you will be here on Thursday? Cheers Steve
5 Sep 2017
Hello Steve. Expected arrival time at STN airport around 16:05. Any directions you might offer to get to your place would be appreciated. Many thanks. Gabi.
5 Sep 2017
Get the train to Liverpool street station, the train leaves from underneath the airport. From Liverpool street make you way towards Clapham Common on the northern Line. From there you can catch the bus 50 towards Croydon or the 137 or 417 check (URL HIDDEN) for further details See you then
Thank Steve. Sorry but not clear on what you mean "make your way to Clapham Common on the northern line ". Is this a bus station outside Liverpool station? Thanks. Please give me your address so I can (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) my way to you. Thanks.
5 Sep 2017
Hi Gabi Go to (URL HIDDEN) there a journey planner on there
I would love to do that if I know where am I going. Forgive me but what is your address please. Is Birkwood Close your home or business address? Thanks.
5 Sep 2017
It's my home, just enter the postcode in the TFL travel planner and you in business. It's this SW120AU Cheers Steve (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
5 Sep 2017
Hi Steve. I am at the Clapham common bus stop. No. 50 leaves in 10 min in your direction. See you soon. Thanks.
7 Sep 2017
No mention of “he just sent me a government web site and said Cheers”
Point 2 "Uncomfortable around women"
This is the oddest thing anyone has ever said to or of me, however there may be a little more to this, I can’t be sure but I think Gabbi is trying to tell the world I'm gay, as it happens I'm straight, however whatever my sexual orientation is it’s not for Gabbi to question. I would also recommend that if your reading this review please read the reviews of the many women who have stayed with me.
Point 3 "its 1.5 hours from the airport to central London"
Yes, believe it or not this is part of the criticism. Its now my fault that either airport was built too far away or London has been in the wrong place for the best part of 2 thousand years, I will write to my Member of Parliament to see if we can these places brought together for Gabbi
Point 4 "you should control your other guests, rude, insults, etc.
At the time this conversation took place I heard a little portion of it, Alec another American was staying over, Gabbi entered a conversation praising the good deeds of a D Trump, and his thoughts and deeds (I believe this is where the “uncomfortable with women comes into focus) Alec courteously said, I don’t think I’m going to agree with your views so we better not carry on the conversation” If this is considered rude I’m at a loss, I think he was very considerate, as I’m sure he could have told her what he felt. Also, I think Gabbi is old enough to manage her own conversations, without dragging 3rd parties into her nonsense.
Point 5 “Noise”
Err, London is a big city and it has cars, van, trucks, moterbikes, etc. very similer to everyother city in the world. My house is set back from the road by about 30 meters, the hosue across the road just sold for £2.5 million they are not set back from the road so I would guess its slightly noiser. But what ever way you look at it this is London and its not going to change for Gabbi
Point 6 “Busses don’t run as often at weekends”
When Im in charge of London Transport I will change this for you
Point 6 “towels, linen, kitchen, shower were dirty“
This is utter nonsense, Gabbi needs to remember she not renting an empty apartment but living with an active household, where people live and work.
Point 7 “language”
Just about the oddest thing and once again completely untrue, again please read other reviews, Gabbi kept herself to herself because I don’t think anybody was that interested in talking about A: the Queen and Royal family B: D Trump
This is not part of Gabbis review, howeere on the morning of leaving I explaind to Gabbi that you cant pay with cash on buses or trains, as her 7 day travel card had expired, this induced a brief meltdown, with blame librelay scattered between london transport, myself and Alec.
In summery this was not so much a review but more of an attack, on airports, London, the transport system, etc. I think in future Gabbi may be better suited to a Hotel, unless of course you want to go thiugh what Ive just had to.
I think this just about covers eerything should you have any questions for me araising from this review please get in contact.