I’ve been responding to guest reviews with generic platitudes - it was great having you stay, hope to see you again. Why not necessarily untrue or insincere, they also feel redundant, and possibly a waste of space. So, I was wondering, does anyone care? I don’t care. Airbnb clearly doesn’t care. Does the guest whose review I’m responding to care? Would other people (e.g. prospective guests reading the review) care?
To be clear, I’m distinguishing this from the cases when one does need or chooses to reply to a review. E.g. the guest says
OMG, the host drove 40 miles each way to pick me up from the airport. GREATEST HOST EVAH!
To which the host hastily replies
Um, I’m not going to do that for everyone, sorry. That was a one-time thing.
You get the idea.