Short summary: We booked a room here, but they actually gave us a room at the MUCH worse Yarden Beach Apartments. Terrible to do this to a family arriving late with small kids.
Full description: We are a family with two small children. We booked this specifically for it's central location and the fact that it was above a supermarket, so we could buy milk and food for our children. We received an email confirmation with instructions on how to get our key when we arrive.
We arrived on the appointed night and were shocked that our key was not there. I had to call the manager and was redirected to another apartment "Yarden Beach Apartment," far away, in a bad neighborhood. It was much smaller and FILTHY. We filmed cockroaches crawling around. Dust everywhere. Gross stains on the poor excuse for a kitchen table. To top it off, instead of a balcony with a nice view (which we had booked), we had a window with a view of a construction site (rubble). I ended up having to search for dinner for my kids in a sketchy neighborhood at 10PM. I felt like I was the victim of a terrible bait and switch scam.
After an argument with the manager, who swore up and down that quality and location of the two apartments were exactly the same, I insisted on moving to the building we had booked. But our apartment was not available, so we moved to yet another apartment. It wasn't until the 3rd day that we finally got the apartment we'd booked and I could unpack. There were no excuses, explanations or apologies from management.
The final apartment was large, in a great location, had good A/C, and a TV with lots of channels. It was not filthy, but still far from clean. It was also not well appointed at all. There was an oven, but no oven rack, so you couldn't use it. There were no pots for cooking pasta, soup, etc., only a couple of dirty pans. Luckily, I always bring my own dish soap to wash the baby bottles, because every dish was dirty. I had to buy kitchen handtowels, because none were provided. Furniture was old and run down. Overall, a really disappointing apartment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yarden Sea Side Apartments is a luxurious self-catering accommodation located on the Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv and is ideal for people looking to stay near the marina in the city. A stay at the hotel will place you within close proximity of Old Jaffa and Hayarkon Park along with the Gordon Beach which is within walking distance of this property. There are a total of 16 spacious and cool rooms within this property which are furnished with all sort of modern amenities like king size beds, sofa, blackout drapes/curtains, refrigerator, private bath, television, minibar, LCD with cable connection, free internet and lifts as well as extra beds for children. The hotel does not offer parking for its guests but you can park your vehicles nearby by paying a parking fee. The hotel doesn't serve food to its guests. Although it doesn't feature any restaurant but it is located within walking distance of Ben Gurion Boulevard which features several good restaurants and cafes serving Israeli and international cuisines. The property do features a marvelously laid out kitchenette where guests can cook their own meals, while it is built right over a supermarket, which caters most of the market needs of the guests staying here. Pets are not allowed inside the hotel, and smoking is also restricted. You have to make reservations prior to your arrival as the hotel doesn't feature a reception. The check-in time is 3 p.m. while you can check-out before 2 p.m. Bookings for this accommodation can be done right away with us and highly competitive prices so reserve you stay now and experience the best of Tel Aviv's marina. ... more less
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