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Best location- German Colony serviced Vacation Apartments, Clean & Comfortable

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Colony Suites are stylish, self-contained holiday apartments for short term accommodation in the heart of the German colony Jerusalem. Suitable for singles and families ranging from a brief visit to a longer stay. Comfortable and elegant, the apartments are designed for maximum comfort.

Nestled between the old and new parts of the capital, the German Colony is the most charming area in Jerusalem. Built by the German Templars in the 1870's, the area is known for its unique architecture and cafe culture. The colony is close to the major tourist sites (walking distance to the old city) and the host of several local attractions.

There is no better location than Colony Suites, around the corner from the post-office, bank, supermarket, chemist, cafes and public pool and gym.

Keywords: Vacation Rental

More Details

Leeora / Linda
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, Hebrew
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Leeora / Linda

David is an Israeli , Leeora from Australia. A team and now a family, we are still charmed by this ancient city.

We started Colony Suites in 2004 and are proud of the hundreds of satisfied guests.

Leeora / Linda purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Leeora / Linda chose Emek Refaim

Of all the neighborhoods in Jerusalem, we feel most comfortable in the German Colony. While hosting a range of restaurants with international cuisine, the German Colony has a distinct architectural style and local culture.

What makes this apartment unique

Firstly unlike most hilly areas in Jerusalem, the German Colony is flat! Our apartments are off Emek Refayim, the cafe capital of Jerusalem, we love starting our day with a hot cup of coffee and a fresh croissant.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Emek Refaim, Israel

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Can be made Queen size or two twin., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Heat, Full Kosher Kitchen, Oven, Electric Stovetops, Linens and Towels provided.


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Best location- German Colony serviced Vacation Apartments, Clean & Comfortable
average rating of 4.7868853 based on 61 reviews

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

This property was as described for our one week stay. Lovely and comfortable. Great location with plenty of shops, grocery stores and dining options right down the street, and a two minute walk to a public walking and bike path that extends to the old train station, site of numerous restaurants and cafes. Apartment has a large comfy bed, strong shower, large TV with many stations. The only issue we had was ants. Likely just the time of year, but there were plenty on the kitchen counters and in the bathroom. We tried to get rid of them and had we used ant killer this might have addressed it. We were responsible for electricity and it came to over 100 shekels for our stay. On the whole, though, a positive experience.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We tell our guests at check in that if they need anything or if they have a problem they should let us know immediately. Only at check out did Alan tell us about the ants. This is a shame as the problem could have been dealt with immediately. The guests were here during a heat wave, which, unfortunately brings in ants. For this purpose, there is ant gel in the utility cupboard. Had we known, we could have come over and put down the gel or told the guests where it is and the problem would have been resolved immediately. Electricity use depends on the season and guests use. It averages out to between $1 to $10 per day. Again, as they were here during a heat wave A/C was needed daily. It averaged out to $4 per day. Linda
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great value and ideal location.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jessica, thank you for your review! It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you and your family!
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Boston, USA

In general we were satisfied with our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is in perfect location and comfortable for four people. Unfortunately, the weather in March was cold and not sunny to provide enough solar heated hot water. It was also expensive to heat the apartment to a comfortable level. Aviva, the manager, was the most responsive and friendly. She advised us in the future to book the apartment directly through their website, to avoid the VRBO $121 service fee. In general we were satisfied with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Zeya, Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our apartment and location. It was indeed a particularly cold stint during your visit. In addition to the solar option, the apartment is fitted out with two other heating systems (central heating or separate energy efficient units which can be temperature controlled in each room.) The electricity charge came to $2.5 per day which comparatively is very reasonable for this time of year. We hope that you'll have some more sunny days in your next visit.
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The Levant

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Israel many times but this was our first time in an apartment. We decided on the German Colony and were not disappointed. Our two week stay in The Levant in October 2016 was most enjoyable. The apartment has great character; being typical old Jerusalem with a lovely entrance (loved the beautiful door). The Levant lived up to expectations, large and airy with comfortable furnishings, and great wardrobe space. The kitchen was adequate and we ate in a number of times. If we have one negative comment, it would be that the bathroom was looking a little “tired”. The location is wonderful - set back from Emek Refaim Street so you are off the main thoroughfare, yet two minutes from supermarket, shops, restaurants and bus stops. We loved the hustle and bustle of Emek Refaim, and equally the more peaceful walk along the converted railway track at the rear of the apartment. The best of both worlds! Linda was just a phone call or email away for any minor issues or queries, always friendly and helpful. We hope to have the opportunity to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colony Suites Studio Rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using Colony Suites and it did not disappoint.My wife and I stayed in the Studio flat which was clean,well equipped and in a great location for visiting both the local supermarkets and shops and the Old City.The former railway footpath with the free community libraries that runs adjacent to the flat provides a relaxing way to walk into the centre.We were met by Linda when we arrived and she gave us usfull advice, information and the assurance that she was only a phone call away should we need her.The Studio was perfect for our needs and we will use Colony Suites again and would recommend them without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, comfort, and price

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the Levant apartment for 3 weeks. The unit is spacious and comfortable. There is a loft bedroom which was wonderful when friends came over and needed a place to stay. The apartment is set back far enough from Emek Refaim that there was no problem with noise. However, once we walked the few steps to the street, we had a seemingly endless number of excellent restaurants to choose from. A large grocery was also only a short walk away. We had no major problems with the apartment, but if we did, a call to Linda (the manager) was answered promptlu, and the problem was immediately fixed.

We very much enjoyed our stay, and we would definitely rent this again on a future trip.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Emek Refaim, Israel

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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$683.7

Enjoy! Our apartment is smoke free. Tenants sign a rental contract upon arrival and departure. Rent includes all amenities except for electricity use. Electricity is calculated according to the electric company's rates. We try to be flexible with check in and out times but need to be given notice. Kitchen is kosher, please let us know if you don't understand the kosher laws.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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