Despite having showed some great hospitality and listened to his lengthy chats with patience, Gary smiled to my face and then made some false accusations. He is a 67 years old man who normally lives out of couchsurfing and house sitting for animals.
As a matter of fact, my flat is located exactly at 1,18km from my door to the entrance of Levent Metro and Levent is in a really central location in Istanbul (4 metro stops away from the famous Taksim square, 8 stops away from Vezneciler stops (on the same line) to reach the Sultanahmet area (the Historic city) and regarding reaching the Bosphorus, it takes by bus 15 to 20 minutes to Beşiktaş to get on a Bosphorus tour.
The flat does not have air-conditioning but there are 2 fans available which I could have provided but Gary did not mention anything despite asking him several times if everything was ok.
Gary is a man of a certain age and a very light sleep, the flat has 2 rooms which are next to each other, as I stay up late and wake-up early, in order not to disturb him, some of the nights I slept in the lounge which has a sofa-bed. Additionnally, I don't work from home part-time but I work for myself as a corporate language trainer and export consultant and therefore have flexible time.
As stated in the title of my ad for the flat, I give importance to cleanliness and believe that there are many Airbnb guests who value that and therefore would choose my flat.
Gary has a complete lack of respect by referring to the 'call to the prayer' as a loud muslim karaoke, this is discriminatory language and should be banned for it. For Gary's information, Turkey is a Muslim country at large majority and having call for prayer 5 times a day is normal practise and there is not any mosque that is extremely close to the flat, just normal distance.
Also, I explained to Gary that you can get locked outside the flat if you forget the key inside, so in order not to have that, I explained him clearly to put the key on the lock while at home. He came 2 times at home when I was in and tried to open the door which had the key inside and probably waited 10 seconds before I opened the door for him.
Finally, the flat has a perfectly working hot shower which I showed him how it works but Gary could not succeed to make it work (I clearly explained that the blue handle is for hot water and the red handle for cold water) as he insistingly used the red handle.
I believe that there is always a way to offer a better guest experience but people should be honest in their approach