Submitted: January 2, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
Wow. What an amazing apartment.
Our group of three adults and two children stayed in a two bedroom apartment for 10 days in mid-December 2012. It was easy and pleasant to make the reservations. Conveniently, the apartments (there are a few in the building), have a contact in the US, who was extremely helpful. We had an agreement almost immediately, and a week before we left, we had instructions for arriving at the apartment. When we arrived, the staff was incredibly helpful, showing us the features of the apartment.
The apartment was everything that the advertisement promised and more. It had more than enough room for the five of us, including a very comfortable couch in the living room area. The apartment was spotless upon arrival. During our stay, we were invited to call the owners for anything. We spoke to them only once or twice until it was time to check out. The check out was as quick and professional as the check in.
In addition to the excellent quality of the apartment, the major draw for this property is location. This was sort of a family reunion, and we had a group visiting from literally all over the world and staying all over Jerusalem. Due to the location, the group always met and relaxed at the apartment (and received glowing comments about it). Mahene Yehuda, three blocks up, had everything we needed for every meal at very reasonable prices. And the food there is very good.
We did not have a car, as we expected to be within walking distance of most things, and we were. It was a two or three block walk to Ben Yehuda street and Zion Square, a 15 minute walk to Jaffa Gate (mostly downhill), a 30 minute walk to the Knesset/Israel Museum (some steep uphills), and a 15 minute walk to the King David Hotel (where many of the rental car agencies are). The light rail was a 30 second stroll from the entrance and made our trip to Yad VaShem and Mount Hertzl easy. In the other direction, the light rail stops at the Mamilla mall and about a five minute walk from the Jaffa Gate. Of course, the Kotel was a trek, but, unless you are staying close to the Dung Gate or in the Old City itself, it is a long way from everything. Taxis were abundant around the apartment, even on Shabbat. Given the location, you will save a lot of money on transportation costs if you are willing to walk even just a little bit.
We definitely recommend renting this apartment or any other apartment from this source.
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