Trip Advisor Reviews
The Number One Place to Stay in Jerusalem
My wife and I have stayed at the Colony Suited Penthouse unit for eight days in the late November of 2013. To avoid confusion, please note that “Colony Suites” is not a particular single property, but rather a set of different and independently owned apartments, located close to each other in the ‘Ha Moshava Ha Germanit’ (German Colony, Jerusalem.) All of them are located in the vicinity of Emek Refaim Street; the vacation rental properties are operated by the same property manager – Linda. Both, property location and property management are exquisite. The Emek Refaim is perhaps the trendiest street and the most romantic place in the whole of Jerusalem, harmonically combining the conservative Jerusalem atmosphere with the loving Paris-like culture. The street is lined with boutiques and supermarkets; numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, which offer outside sitting. Everything is reachable within 5-10 minute walk; public transportation is also easily accessible and convenient. When dealing with Linda, you’ll get a special attention to your specific needs, which is hard to find in the official hotel atmosphere, combined with a high level of competence of a professional property manager.
The rest of the review is related to the Penthouse apartment we stayed (see attached photo) and maybe not applicable to other Colony Suites units. We traveled within the off-season dates, so the rent was properly adjusted. You can find a hotel suite in Jerusalem, which is comparable by location and comfort to our temporary dwelling; however the price tag would be increased at least 5-fold. The 3-bedroom apartment was recently renovated and equipped with the cutting edge gadgets, equally in upscale electrical and plumbing fixtures, appliances and furniture: everything was clean and well maintained. There is a spectacular bird view from the huge living room window toward Bethlehem. You wouldn’t see the iconic landmarks of the Old City; still, the view is fascinating, offering impressive sunsets over the ancient hills, and plenty of air and the deep blue Jerusalem sky. In addition, there is a free parking in the building’s back yard, which is not common in the city center. The room is not guaranteed, however, the parking for our car was always available. The immediate neighborhood is safe, friendly and quiet.