Exchange Reviews

August - August 2013

We have had a great time in Sevilla. Mila and ...

Dirkje from Vleuten said

We have had a great time in Sevilla. Mila and Thomas made everything so easy for us, they had some groceries available for us, maps and books about what to do and were to go. When we experienced a problem by going into the city by car (it is a bit of a problem to find a parking place in the centre of the city, and although the distance to the centre was not far, it was to far for me to walk) they allowed us to use their motorbike. It was so nice! The apartment is very comfortable. Sevilla is a beautiful city, with all its palaces and churches to visit. We also went to the Arabian bathhouse for a relaxing afternoon, that was great! And Cordoba, with the Mezquita. We have been to some great nature parcs, the parc Donana, were we made a tour in a 4x4 touring car, we have seen deers and a lot of birds, it was really wonderfull! And parque El Torcal, with the bizar stone formations. We have even been to Portugal for a day, were we made a boat tour and saw a lot of birds. We really had a great time in Sevilla, I can only say: if you want to exchange houses with Mila and Thomas, you will have a great time too!

April - April 2014

Our exchange with Milagros and her family went wonderfully. Milagros ...

Nichole from Valby said

Our exchange with Milagros and her family went wonderfully. Milagros and I had written back and forth many times in the months up to the exchange, and she was always ready to help with advice in one way or another. Once we arrived in Seville, we almost felt like we lived there already. Mila had a few edible (!) treats waiting for us, and it was such a good way of making us feel welcome. We spent the entire week walking through the city, which was located perfectly for us - not too close to the historic center, but still within walking distance. When we weren't exploring the city, we were relaxing with our children at Milagros' spacious and cozy apartment. All in all, a fabulous trip which has made me even happier to be a member of Home Exchange. We've exchanged many times now, and each time, it has been a big success. Thank you for everything, Milagros, to you and your family! We love Seville!

July - July 2014

Mila and Tom, thank You very much for great opportunity ...

Laura from Vilnius said

Mila and Tom, thank You very much for great opportunity to stay in Your apartment! Seville is worth to be be visited more than one time. There are plenty of museums, beautiful old town with amazing architecture, huge parks with fountains, delicious Tapas bars, enjoyable Water and Theme Park... Apartment we have stayed was spacy, cosy, charming, with thousands of interesting books and DVDs. Location - perfect and for sightseeing, and for shopping. What we especially liked - recommendations on restaurants - we went by list and it was like real culinary trip - every restaurant had amazing cuisine! Mila was very friendly and easy-going through all communication process - it was very easy to arrange all home exchange. We are very lucky having this exchange with Mila and Tom. Thank You!

What we said about Laura's house:

An excellent exchange! We have visited Laura and Mantas home this summer. Their house is located in a very peaceful area, plenty of trees and only 10' from Vilnius which is full of fascinating history and green spaces. They have a very cosy house with everything you could want including a lovely private garden with fruit trees and a vegetable garden. The communication has been great. Our emails always got a swift, clear and friendly answer. We were given very good suggestions on things to see and do. They have been so charming! They have lent us their car even though we didn't have one to borrow them... Whilst there, we visited Tallin, Riga, Trakai, Kaunas and many other interesting places. In turn, they looked after our house immaculately. We highly recommend this property for any visitors who want to enjoy Lithuania and the Baltic States. Thanks again for a great holidays!!

December - December 2014

We really had a great time around Christmas in the ...

Marjolein en Michel
Marjolein en Michel from Binnenstad said

We really had a great time around Christmas in the house of Mila Gonzalez and family. Its a nice spacy apartment close to the beautiful centre of Sevilla. The welcome was very warm with a fresh made tortilla and drinks. The kitchen is very inviting for cooking and the living is very cosy. And very important.. the beds are really great. It's a great place to experience Sevilla and we enjoyed any minute of it. Thank you so much Milla!

What we said about Marjolein en Michel's house:

We highly recommend exchanging with Marjolein and family in Amsterdam. They did everything they could to make our exchange a wonderful experience. They left a bottle of wine and some food to welcome us...Thanks! Their home is very nice, comfortable and, while maintaining its historical charm, is equipped with all the latest conveniences. There is a lovely garden! -it's a pity we couldn't enjoy it...It was warmer inside!- The house is located in a great, peaceful area. Close enough to walk into the city heart; near all the museums, sights, restaurants and street markets. Thank you once more for this great time!!

November -1

We loved Mila's apartment in Seville. We went with my ...

john from Wandsworth said

We loved Mila's apartment in Seville. We went with my son during Holy week and had a fascinating time. The apartment itself is well situated and a beautiful use of space. I have to say that as hosts they are friendly and helpful. They treated our apartment in London with the utmost respect and I am just sorry we did not have the opportunity to meet. John and Godfrey and Joe

August - August 2015

Last summer we went to Sevilla for the second time, ...

Arjan from Zuidwest said

Last summer we went to Sevilla for the second time, because we fell in love with the city the first time. Although it can be very hot in the summer and a lot of Sevillians are on holiday, we enjoyed ourselves a lot. One important reason was the house of Mila and Tomas and the kindness and hospitality of the owners. The contacts before the exchange we're very nice and the organizing and planning of the exchange went smoothly and pleasant. Communicate in English went perfect. These people are really very friendly and nice guys. About their house: we felt very comfortable and probably never felt more at home during an exchange. It's a comfortable house, with airconditioning, so never too hot, with a large and well-stocked kitchen. If you like cooking, then you'll love this kitchen. The friendly, funny and helpful porter, Jose, added to the experience of feeling welcome! The apartment is in a quiet but not too quiet neighborhood of Sevilla (Nervion) on walking distance from the old city center. Or you can take a bus or metro that bring you there in a few minutes. Around the house are a lot of shops, a supermarket two minutes from the house and some restaurants and bars, and a very good bakery where we bought a Galician bread everyday.. Mila and Tomas provided a lot of interesting information about the city and especially their restaurant recommendations! We enjoyed several, very affordable, and delicious, restaurant/ tapas bar visits. We can recommend Sevilla and especially an exchange with Mila and Tomas. I know for sure we will return to Sevilla !

What we said about Arjan's house:

This summer, in August, we have had our third swap with the Netherlands in two years...(Vleuten, Amsterdam and Utrecht) and we hope to come back again. Utrecht is a charming and vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. Most of the historical sights are concentrated in a small area, easy and nice to be explored. It is also perfect located to get around. When we received Arjan's offer, we quickly sais 'yes'. We are very glad we did! Arjan was easy to communicate with and extremely helpful before and during the exchange. They left us information on the area which was very useful. We enjoyed our 14 days stay in August 2015. The house is comfortable, with a spacious Kitchen-living area and a nice garden where we spent relaxing evenings after busy mornings and afternoons exploring this wonderful country. Thanks, Arjan and family! We have been like at home!