We arrived at the Mapu 18 apartments at 1:30AM. We had no information on how to contact the apartment management so we were completely lost. Finally we managed to get into contact with them and got into our apartment. If we didn't have a cell phone with us we would have had to sleep in the street. The apartment is modest in its furnishings. You have to clean the apartment yourself if you want it clean. They don't do laundry. There is no telephone so you better have a cell phone with you. Israel does not have queen sized beds and these apartments are no different. The elevator is tiny so if you have a lot of luggage it can be challenging to get it up to the unit. The air conditioning is almost useless. I can't imagine what it would have been like if we were there in July. The bathroom is not great. The shower stall "interesting". Towels are worn. There are no amenities in the bathroom other then a bar of soap and toilet paper. The kitchen is modest but functional. Very minimalist. Once you reach the managers/owners they are reasonably helpful. The location is great!!!! Could not be better. All in all, very disappointing and pretty uncomfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you’re traveling to Tel Aviv for business or pleasure, our brand new spacious studio apartments are just for you. These units come fully furnished with all amenities included. They are located in the center of Tel Aviv, next to the city’s main shopping, entertainment and business areas, and within walking distance of the city’s gorgeous beaches.These apartments are ideal for business people, young couples, single travelers, small families or 2-3 friends wishing to share accommodation. Being a stone’s throw from the seaside promenade and close to the new beach boardwalk, visitors can easily enjoy the numerous shops and seaside-view cafes situated along those areas. As the sun sets, Tel-Aviv's exciting nightlife begins. Nearby are a variety of bars, nightclubs, restaurants, cinemas and theaters. If you’re just looking to unwind after a long day, you can always take a stroll down the promenade and enjoy the sounds of the sea and the pleasant evening breeze. ... more less