After searching the Web for the ideal location, mixed with quality and facilities, we decided on Avissar House. We had stayed in Yemin Moshe previously, so knew the area well. We were a party of eight, so needed room/s. We rented the top apartment, the Dream of Jerusalem, in addition to the Olive Tree and the Sultan's Room. Our stay was 11 days.
Is Avissar House 5 star? No. But: the position, value for money, the Host's helpfulness, the view, etc, all add up to the ideal holiday location. Would we recommend this property to others? yes. Would we stay there again? yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avissar Guest House in Jerusalem offers you 4 self-catering vacation suits in Yemin Moshe Avissar House in Yemin Moshe is located in the exclusive neighborhood Yemin Moshe and faces the breathtaking view of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Valley of Hinom and numerous villages scattered on the hills surrounding Jerusalem.It is a ten to fifteen minute walk from Avissar House to the center of Jerusalem with its shops, restaurants galleries and nightlife. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk from Avissar House to the colorful markets of the Old City and its spiritual centers sacred to Jews, Christians and Moslems. These include The Wailing Wall, Holy Sepulcher, The Dome of the Rock, as well as many other religious and archeological sites. Yossi Avissar, the owner of Avissar House, is a documentary film director and a writer. He will be happy to introduce you to the "real Israel".Avissar House was built in 1892, in Yemin Moshe, one of the first Jewish neighborhoods outside the Old City walls. Between 1949 and 1967 it was near the no-man's land at the heart of a divided Jerusalem. Today this area is renovated and is considered as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Parks and gardens surround the house; the serenity of the neighborhood (no car zone) and its extraordinary beauty are only a few of its advantages ... more less