First of all, at no time did you say that you are bringing a dog, let alone a big dog but we didn't say anything. My husband asked you overtime he met you if all was ok and you never told him otherwise. When you were leaving you said you would come back next year..!! The soap is in the automatic dispenser and there is always a spare bottle in the cabinet under the wash basin. If you didn't know how to use it you should have told my husband or me. Apart from the little bedroom, the apartment is open space and you would be surprised how pungent the cooking smells can cling to curtains and other fabrics. Bedding and towel are always washed but we certainly can't wash the curtains with every guest. We never said there were curtains in the description anyway. And the windows are smaller than standard and no one stays indoors on holiday anyway. Between us we speak we speak 6 languages. Sorry they don't include proficient German but we can't speak all languages. No idea what was the problem with the cleanliness and the location is indicated on the map. As to the value, this is really what we value the place at and I don't know why did you book if you found it expensive for you...!!!