Arrebato: Trouble in Paradise

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 10:26 (19 days ago) @ El Fantasma

I don't find the complaints exaggerated at all, and it's not the first time I've heard complaints about this property (which is one reason it's not listed here on my website).

Not being listed on your website means nothing. I remember in the past when you used to think Francisco was the devil and you would poo poo any mention of La Perla restaurant. I'm sure some of their complaints may be valid, but when you pile on with picky items, it comes across as sour grapes which may just stem a dispute over the security deposit.

Well excuse me, mi estimado amigo, but not being listed generally means I can't recommend the property or service.

Regarding Francisco, I've forgiven Francisco for his transgressions, and he and I know what they are though I'll not mention them here. His family and mine have always been friends, and even though he is one of the biggest proponents of the dog ban at La Ropa, we remain good friends and I continue recommending his restaurant. Not the same at all.

I'm not sure you truly appreciate what I try to do here, but in general it's to avoid the kind of experience these nice people had at this vacation rental as well as to steer folks away from other properties and services that offer poor services or that are owned by locals who have profited from corruption while in public service. You might be surprised what an extensive list the latter is and how many of you unknowingly frequent such establishments. This particular property has had a bad reputation with the local community since long before it was ever offered as a vacation rental. I was contacted by this renter after they had paid their deposit but it was too late to get a refund, and I shared by misgivings with them which they graciously thanked me for. So I am grateful that they took the time to confirm what I already suspected and to share it with the public. They aren't seeking to avoid paying anything or to ruin anyone's reputation. I encouraged them to share their experience here because theirs is an experience I would not wish on any visitor. That is part of what this website is all about.

Un saludo.

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