If I don’t leave a review for my guest, will the guest’s review still post to my page?
I recently had a nightmarish situation with a guest that ultimately ended with law enforcement asking him to leave. A few days later I received an email from Airbnb that the guest left me a review and that I could see the review if I left one for him. I don’t want to leave a review but I also don’t want him leaving a good review. I am concerned I haven’t heard the last of him and intend to take legal action if he communicates with me again, so a five-star review coming from him is not desired. He also has a pending legal case for domestic battery and I have learned much more about his background during and after his stay.
Because Airbnb was involved during the situation, I called and told their agent that if the review is good, I want it deleted and that if it was threatening, they should immediately report it to the police. As I guessed, I was told that his review was all five stars. It is my intention to go to take legal action if he contacts me again, so obviously I don’t want his five-star review. But I am concerned that if I post a review for him using some tactful, yet telling language it will encourage him to contact me directly.
If his review will post whether I review his stay or not, then I must submit one. On this forum I’ve read some very good suggestions on what I can write about his visit. Thanks for the great ideas! I’ve thought of many things I would like to write. Here’s just one: “During Rambo’s visit I began to get the most unusual spam on my personal email account advertising erection drugs and payday loans.”