I just received the following review. This is the public part - the private part was less good. This guy gave me overall 3 stars, pretty bad. Plus 3 stars for cleanliness. Anyway, my question was about a factual error in the review.
Host is quite friendly in person. The room in itself is perfect, clean and aircond really cold, which is good for Mumbai can get very hot. Wifi was good. Breakfast alright, albeit a bit late at 10.30 as the cook only comes in then. I did request the host to leave my luggage prior arrival due my flight is midnight but was rejected outright and asked me to seek storage outside at either rail station or airport. That’s my only dissappointment with the host - he could have offered to take care of it, or offer to ask the security downstairs whether they can take care of it for a small fee etc. Otherwise, he takes good care of guest and really make the effort for one to familiarise with the place and its kinks and quirks.
So, my question is about this part:
I did request the host to leave my luggage prior arrival due my flight is midnight but was rejected outright and asked me to seek storage outside at either rail station or airport.
In fact it is clear from correspondence that he asked to keep the luggage after checkout. Here’s the complete relevant message I received from him prior to arrival. I said no to that.
I have no problem to check out any time but you have to let me keep my luggage there, as my flight is midnight on Friday.
The flight referred to is clearly his outgoing flight - Friday was his departure date. His incoming flight arrived at 11 pm or so on a Tuesday, and he got to my place around 12.30 am. Keeping his luggage before that would have made no sense. Would he have been sending his luggage ahead?
It’s possible he meant to write “post departure” rather than “prior arrival”, but it’s still a weird error.
It’s actually not a bad thing that he mentions it. If people see this they’re less likely to bring it up. In any case, my question is whether I should bother correcting this error. it’s true that I would not accept luggage to keep prior to check-in or post check-out.
Also, while we are on the subject, I’d like to ask for feedback on the relevant sentence in my listing. I’ve currently got this in two places.
Under no circumstances can we be responsible for guest luggage before check-in or after check-out.
I’m sure this can be worded better. Suggestions?