I’ve stayed in 3 different Airbnb rentals the past three weeks. All had glowing reviews filled with superlatives and positive adjectives.
The first two were good places, but not “OMG the best place I ever saw in my whole life,” as the reviews would lead one to believe.
The 3rd place was passable, but with some issues I mentioned in another thread. For that one, I left a public review which pointed out the positives (good water pressure, fast internet etc) and didn’t nitpick on the negatives. It wasn’t glowing like the other reviews, but it wasn’t really negative either- more neutral. Someone could probably read between the lines and figure out that the fact I didn’t say anything about cleanliness meant it wasn’t super clean.
I did point out some things that needed improvement the private feedback.
Those things involve the kind of grime that has been there for years if not decades. It didn’t happen between the last review and me.
Why do people give these kind of places such wonderful reviews when they are clearly aren’t wonderful? I understand that they don’t want to be mean, but you can be “not mean” without outright lying about how perfect the apartment is.