"Walking into this apartment after an extremely long plane trip with kids, we felt so relaxed and exhaled. This apartment was bathed in light, the floors so clean, and in the backdrop a stunning panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. My wife and I were travelling with our children and wanted to stay in an apartment so that we could have some meals at home, and even host some guests on Shabbat. The linens were new and clean, everything in the kitchen washed and new, and the apartment is well appointed and cared for. The property manager made sure to have a basket of fresh fruits waiting for us, milk and bottles of water in the fridge, and even some snacks for the kids. We really appreciated it, because when we arrived we just wanted to relax for a few minutes before running out to a restaurant. Rivka, the property manager was there, showed us how everything worked, and made sure the be available to us "24/7". This kitchen was kosher which was very important for us, everything clearly marked meat or milk. I also enjoyed the nespresso machine which I used all the time. The couch in the living room and other furniture all looks very new, actually the apartment itself is probably new. There were two balconies in the aparment which we used all the time, to read or have a glass of wine. Despite the fact that the apartment is in a very central location, the floor to ceiling windows must have been sound proof because we didnt hear anything! There is also a roof top terrace that we didn't spend much time on, but it was stunning, with olive and pomegranite trees and a table and some chairs, the view was probably as good as it gets in jerusalem.
Usually I have stayed in hotels in israel in the past, because I love the breakfast in Israel. But I was happy staying in the apartment because of it's location right in the mamilla mall. You just take the elevator downstairs and there are literally tons of restaurants right there, of every type. There was also a large grocery store up the street, and the old city was a 2 minute walk. I would definitely repeat, I've rented many times through VRBO, and rarely seen owners take the type of care that I saw here."
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: April 8, 2015