NON-LUXURY and INHOSPITALITY
The advertisement was charming “3- room apartment in the center of Cannes”. Although it was expensive but the photos and the description were attractive. Soon there came the communication problems – Nina B could not respond the letters for a week which was disturbing after all the sums paid in advance.
Here we are, in Cannes. To tell that the description and the reality are parallel worlds is to say nothing. The photos will illustrate better. Here is a terrace with a private garden (photo 1,2,3) and a newly renovated apartment (photos 4,5,6). There is only one sofa in the living room (two is in the advertisement), no telephone; there is a DVD disconnected with TV. There is a conditioner but only one in the hall which means that to air the rooms you must keep all the doors open. The furniture is in terrible condition (photo 7), sun blinds need to be renovated (photo 8). The drainage always gets clogged and all vacation period we washed with plunger in our hands. We were mastering a profession of a plumber. The most terrible thing is as soon as you walk into the apartment you face the dirt. The floors are dirty; the windows almost do not let in the sunlight! Changing bed linen and cleaning is of a particular interest. We never were provided with enough amounts of towels (all that were given to us only after several reminders in 2-3 days). At the end we began to wash the towels by ourselves. The ordered cleaning was not done on a fixed dates (either dates were mixed up or the cleaner was too busy).
The last thing ruined our mood completely was the transfer ordered via the lessor was 50 minutes late. To be in time for the airport we had to run with baggage and small children to the bus stop and take an express bus to the airport (Thanks God we were right on time at the very last minute). Instead of apologies and compensation voucher (as respectable partners would do) just 110 euros were taken from my account. The explanation was the simplest “The transfer came finally!” And no objections related to a timely transfer to the airport and that the plain never waits for anybody were accepted.
So if you want to pay money and have constant problems and spoiled vacation – that’s right for you!!!