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Thanks so much

 Thanks, everyone, for your help with my poll.  I knew I was forgetting something, and it was the type of sites that my friend Sabrina could advertise with. As several of you pointed out, people don't tend to look for b&bs or guesthouses through big sites like Expedia.

Here are some photos of her place, Le Manoir,* for the curious.  (You need to click on the link to see the facade and the pool.)


The Chocolate-Pistachio room
The Driftwood room

The marvelous thing is that Sabrina and Lionel did everything in the bastide (which was a ruin when they bought it) by themselves. They have great taste, no?  And check out the surroundings. Makes one want to reserve a room right now. :P

* With an English-speaking friend, you'd imagine that the English text on Sabrina's site would be impeccable, and it would be if some (insert nasty name here) French lady who is a *certified translator* and works for S's webpage host hadn't fiddled with and ::cough:: improved what Sabrina and I came up with. "Sabrina and Lionel greet you in..."? o.O

The worst thing? When Sabrina politely insisted that she would like to keep the original text, the woman jumped all over her and basically insulted her, saying she could not hope to have the translator's level, so she needed to back off and let said "pro" *fix* what a native speaker had written.


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Feb. 28th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Heh...translators with pride.

The place looks just lovely and the rooms have fridges AND aircon! Are there just two rooms? It would be nice to get an idea of the bathroom facilities. I can see a sink, but is there also a toilet and a shower/tub or do you need to leave the room for that? It's one of the first thing I look at when I book rooms and it affects the pricing.
Mar. 1st, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
The facilities are in the rooms; that's what the ensuite means, but the translator took off the bit about it being the shower, etc, that is ensuite. o.O
Mar. 1st, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
G comes up behind me and says, "Nice wallpaper in the background."

"I think it's stone."


G says, "I'm actually referring to this texture here." He points at the brown woven stuff on each side of the window, background of the blog. . . .hee.

That French lady would have gotten an earful about customer service and a complaint to her company from me. And the font for the name of the place is really hard to read.
Mar. 1st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
*lol* You can tell him the background is a pic of my placemats. :P I thought it made a nice tropical look because our fence is the same--made with palm leaves.
Mar. 2nd, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! And oh my, that translator...
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Yes, stupid people abound, eh? Or at least prideful ones.
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, stupid foolish pride is what I thought.
Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
That place looks gorgeous!
Mar. 2nd, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they did a fantasitc job. I was gobsmacked when I saw the pictures.
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