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Since Jan 2012


Glasgow, United Kingdom

When considering my reviews, please know that I am rating based on minimal expectations ... in the case of hotels/motels/inns, I consider cleanliness/room in good repair, security, courtesy of staff as basic standards that should be met by any property where I stay. I don't care how ritzy a place is reputed to be, if the bathtub doesn't drain properly, they're not getting a "five-star" rating from me. Similarly, a very modest and old property could get a "five-star" rating from me IFF the room is clean, I feel secure in staying there, and I'm treated well. My "five-star" rating also means "I got what I expected/paid for, and then some." In the case of restaurants, I won't rate according to my own taste, as I realize that I won't necessarily adore even the most superbly-prepared dish. So I evaluate according to freshness, delicacy/thoughtfulness of seasoning, care in preparation/presentation, cleanliness of the establishment, and service.
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