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    Damayantha Desilva

    I think booking.com must be having a certain levels in review scores,  re this winners

    Cheers,

    Dam

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    M Adamopoulou

    Michael I will see your apartments. I’ve seen your pinnacle, is fabulous. Once I’ve seen it in google now it pops all the times in my fb.
    Cheers!!!!

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    michael beeston

    Vera B&B.ask Laura ..she will sort it our for you I am sure..............Michael.

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    M Adamopoulou

    Michael Chapala apartments are wonderful but Pinnacle is my favorite... The view is breathtaking.

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    Aaltje B.

    Yahoo! Thank you, Booking.com - Received my reward in the mail, from the Netherlands. Familiar ground, hehe. 

    I placed my sticker on the back of the glass window in my front door, so everyone can see, no pressure :) And the A4 sized reward went info my big information folder that sits on the table when guests arrive.

    Honestly, I think it's in my blood, LOVE hosting! 

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    michael beeston

    Aaltje.....................Congrats...well done.

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    Aaltje B.

    Thank you so much, Michael. 

     

    It feels really good to be rewarded. 

    I'm pretty stoked!   

     

    Cheery, 

     

    Aaltje B. 

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    Aaltje B.

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    Aaltje B.

    An incredible guest/host experience, with reward envelope, that B.com sent still on piano. Well, me playing the flute and guest most surprised to find a host with piano in the middle of the Catlins! We enjoyed both of us. We played Ave Maria and much more. 

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    Aaltje B.

    and my mum looking at me from the picture, who taught me to play the flute since I'm 13 years. Thank you so much, mum. You're such an inspiration. 

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    M Adamopoulou

    -Aaltje-B-  I am so happy for you!!!

    Congratulations for your award, congratulations for your special guest but best of all congratulations to you for being so closed and insipiring with your guests sharing music experiences.  My son is a song composer, and the power of music fills our  home and our hearts.   Music is a gift of God. You are blessed that your mum taught you playing the flute.

    Thanks for sharing beautiful picture and moments....

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    Aaltje B.

    Thank you so much M. 

    Music is a gift from God indeed. And how neat about your son being a song composer. I will do a search online. 

    The photo is proof of what is possible with the language of music, meeting someone from the other end of the world and "talking" together via instruments is a very amazing phenomenon. It is a talent that I take with me wherever I go. It reaches our hearts and souls and goes beyond description of how it can touch us. 

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    Aaltje B.

    PS I didn't know about the guest playing piano until she came over for a cuppa. It was a surprise for both! (and the listeners)

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    M Adamopoulou

    -Aaltje-B- A fantastic surprise for everyone definitively.... Its one of the reasons hosting is so fascinating.

    Wish you all the best....

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    Villakiostro

    We are very pleased to have received the online version of the Guest Review Award.  When can we expect to receive the hard copy please?  Is it a paper certificate or is it a really hard paper copy?  I am asking as our post person has a habit of folding our letters to fit into our letterbox and unfortunately, it might get damaged. Is the envelope clearly marked "Do Not Bend"? 

     

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Villa Kiostro - Malta

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/mt/il-kiostro.html?label=gen173nr-1FCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaJwBiAEBmAExuAEYyAEM2AEB6AEB-AECiAIBqAIE;sid=4277effd4b1b9e0ae381f7cd614319ce;dest_id=-19366;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=1;hpos=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1549993849;srpvid=f9f77d7c3b5704ab;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

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    Aaltje B.

    Hi Villakiostro

    I am a host who has been rewarded too, just like you. The envelope is pretty firm, it doesn't say -don't fold -  It is difficult to fold. But big. So if my advice is to put a note on your letterbox : no folding of big blue envelope. Can the mailman / woman ring you when it has arrived, or will he / she not drop it off at your place?  

    Our letterbox is 2.5 km away and when there is a bigger item they nicely come and bring it to us :)  or put it on the ground when it is not raining. 

    It can be a concern if post is not careful with mail. Wishing you complete not folded award!

     

    greetings,

    Aaltje

     

     

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    M Adamopoulou

    Hi!-Villakiostro and welcome to the forum.

    I just received mine and like  Aaltje said the envelope is very hard its not easy to bend  and its 35 cm X 25 cm. The award itself if extremely nice hard paper.

    Wish you well....

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    Aaltje B.

    Congratulations for Villakostro!  

    Celebrate your reward, you deserve it!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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    Ireland-B&B

    Delighted to receive my booking.com 9.4 review award cert this evening (my mail man delivers between 1pm lunch time and 3pm).  Yes it was bent but it's not too bad, and anyway a frame will straighten it out when I hang it up and proudly display it in my B&B .. :D  REALLY CHUFFED - THANKS B.COM :)))

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    Mashi Niwarthana

    This is the second time I got this award. Thank you booking.com for giving this opportunity. And I got the award from Netharland... I'm really happy.... thanks again. 

    And congratulations for the people who got this award..!!! Keep it up..!!

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    Aaltje B.

    And Ranjithgalappaththi53     These Dutchies keep rewarding and you are one of them, YAHOO,

    Well done!!  

     

    Greetings from New Zealand 

    Aaltje who is also a Dutchie. 

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    M Adamopoulou

    Aaltje who is also a Dutchie...

    How does a Dutchie feel being so far away from home??? Now I understand your comment "homesick" when Debbie posted her wonderful Ductch home with the cozy porch....

    Cheers!!!

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    Aaltje B.

    YP M, Dutchy from Zeeland, but here in NZ  since 2002. And very happy here. I'm a myriapod or Jack of all trades, Love People, and not shy so have blended in well. 

    We travel every 3rd of 4th year back to A'dam and meet up with family all over NL. Always busy holidays! 

    Missing family but thanks to telephone we can cope. 

    Doing the hosting in NZ is great. People come and go. For most that arrive there is something special in store when they receive the unexpected: Nature so so beautiful, views, quietness, fresh air, and just sharing stories is great even when it is a very short time during check-in, receiving encouragement or a compliment from the host is often appreciated. People are made to connect I think, naturally! 

    Just love hosting. And winter times sees me creating projects. I guess you are the same?  Have a lovely day Maria.  (I could guess is was Maria :)   ) 

    Greetings, 

    Aaltje B.

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    M Adamopoulou

    Aaltje-B- Thanks for sharing your amazing life experiences with me. A’dam as Adam what a coincidence... Hosting is sharing and brings us so close... Yes I am the same. It’s wintertime for us here and we are cocooning...
    Mats mouts... meaning 💋

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    Graceynaawi

    Hi Booking.com review awardee  from The Philippines...Thanks

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    M Adamopoulou

    Graceynaawi Enjoy your review award and congratulations. Share with us the special spot of your award....
    Have a nice and joyful day...

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    Corinne Orde

    Just a few weeks after receiving my review award, I have just had my first really bad review! So my score has now gone down to 9.6 as a result of it. I was upset of course, but I have enjoyed responding to the bad review, and now I feel better — thank goodness we have the right of reply! Fortunately, the bad review is not displayed prominently on my page.

    I like the way Booking.com displays the best reviews on a property listing and makes the not so good reviews less easy to spot. I opened my B&B a year ago without a single review (obviously!), and now I feel that my property page is much enhanced by having nice comments dotted all around it. The way Booking.com has designed the page, to show lots of reviews without spoiling the overall look of the page and the photos, is really clever in my opinion. As someone who has done graphic design, I know this is not an easy thing to achieve. Many things about Booking.com are irritating, but this is one area that I feel Booking.com deserves a really big thumbs up.

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    M Adamopoulou

    -Corinne-Orde So sorry to hear that your review score has been gone down after a bad review.  I like very much the way you handle your bad review.

    Thanks for informing us about how booking.com displays bad review.  This is something I didnt know and of course booking.com deserves Thumbs Up...

    Thanks again and have a nice evening...

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    michael beeston

    Hello Corinne Orde.........YES !!!  we all work so hard to please the guests and hopefully get a good review.Rita and I have managed to get a perfect 10 two years in a row BUT we both say ..ONE DAY..something will go wrong either the air conditioner/the electricity or some thing minor and DOWN goes the score (what to do but keep trying hard)  and yes I like the way Booking does the reviews on their blurb for all of us.....................A funny one ..Even if my brother stayed at Buckingham Palace and would be served by the Queen..HE WOULD NOT GIVE A 10 as he really believes it is not possible !!!!  and yes we argue over that point................many times...Cheers and nice talking to you....Michael.

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    Aaltje B.

    I talked to one of my guests, Corinne Orde and Michael Beeston and he said for him an 8 would be a top score

    So it would work if BDC gives a guideline for the scores, so people get a better idea. 

    Its confusing. 

    Indeed. A ten is relevant, it could be for a simple hut at the beach at Kaka Point, and for a luxury resort in India and the host have spent different amounts of money to get the result, and the guest may have spent very little or a lot.

    But how the guest experiences the time away, if it does reflect what was in mind before booking, then yes. 

    There are so many aspects to it. 

    When you Michael have the aim to make guests feel like they are the most important person ever created in the world and you offer them a simple but clean place, the guest would still give you a ten. :)

    I have had guests that were not able to do their wash here, they didn't get champagne, they had rain on arrival and during their stay, the wifi refused one day, since it was so cloudy, the possum was making noise in the night, and I still got a 10. 

    So some people are really forgiving natured and others rate you low because the farm was such a long distance to drive to. It's a hard one. That's why we all want happy guests, don't we. :)

     

     

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