Testimonials

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Our trip in Israel this past February was such a memorable event not only because it was Israel but also because of our accommodations. We had a beautiful, clean, neat apartment in central Jerusalem at 59 King George St. It came with tons of amenities plus more ! We were so comfortable and just really felt at home. We made a big shabbos with our  children and their friends and it was so helpful to have all the utensils and cookware that we needed.

The staff were so helpful and accommodating and we will recommend Alon Central to all our friends and family !! Thanks again !

Arie and Aliza Rangott, Montreal, Quebec

Hi Maya and Azi

Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed the apartment (7 Rav Kook), not to mention our time in Jerusalem. The location was great, the facility was great, and this made this leg of our trip very enjoyable.

We will return in the future!!!

Thanks again

Peggy and Sam G., USA.

The 14 Aminadav Penthouse is the best place we have ever been. The view is one in a million. Great support and assistance of your team. We will recommend it to every one who is planning to stay at the apartment.
On behalf of our family and myself we like to thank you.

Aart Boendermaker, NL.

I can’t imagine a better apartment than 3 Hildesheimer from which to explore Jerusalem. The apartment is exactly as pictured — light and airy, spacious, and equipped with everything necessary for an easy, restful stay (including super quiet air conditioning, a new washing machine, Wifi that has excellent coverage, cable TV, etc. etc.). The location cannot be beat, a quiet spot on a street with almost no traffic, with a delightful balcony (you can listen to the birds singing every morning), yet only a block from Emek Refaim and its cafes and shops, a pleasant walk to the First Station and its stores and restaurants. Public buses to everywhere are nearby, and there is a well stocked grocery store just around the corner. Azi is extremely responsive and always on top of everything (and speaks perfect English). I hope to come back and stay again some time soon!

Ellen L., NY

Wow, we had a great time at this beautiful penthouse 14 Aminadav. The view is amazing, the neighborhood is very nice. We stayed at a few places in Israel and this was the best. The host Azi checked on us, and everything from check-in to check out went smoothly, we had an issue with the water heater and it was taken care of. Ron who checked us in and everyone in between, were great! We will definitely will come back here in the future, and stay longer… Thank you all!

*I don’t think the pictures do service to this place, it is much better in person! 😀

Peter USA

We had a wonderful stay in the 27 Nachum Lifshitz Vacation Rental in Jerusalem Alon Central apartment.

For our requirements it could not have been better being so close to the shul and the function venue and where we were hosted for Shabbat. The kitchen was excellent and well equipped, the main bedroom was fine as was the bathroom. The second bedroom was adequate, The cupboard space was very good. The lounge area was a bit small but adequate.

The four of us were very comfortable. It was great that it was so near the Supersol and the Hadar Mall. The down side is that it is quite far from the tourist sites and the Kotel but we managed quite well.

Thank you for being available on whatsapp to sort out any issues.

Sally Leibowitz

Lousie, L.

We rented 2 David Marcus during Sukkot this year. It is a charming apartment.
The loft, the window seat, but mostly the extraordinary garden!
We spent a lot of time just sitting in the garden relaxing after long walks in Jerusalem. The location was convenient and quiet.
The apartment had all the amenities we needed — a functional kitchen, Wi-Fi, plenty of storage, comfortable bed, AC, and at a fair price.

Azi was great to work with on the details of the rental.

We will definitely rent this place in the future. Thanks so much!

Emunah & Yosef Murray Columbus, Ohio

The apartment at 3 Hildeshiemer was everything you said and more. Very comfortable and quiet one bedroom. Well located. Convenient to everything. Good neighbors. Even an underground parking space. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks Azi. You are a good man to deal with.

Richard and Rinda Boggs

We enjoyed one week in this new, spacious, well outfitted and clean
apartment at 7 Harav Kook. 5 adults for one week had unforgettable days in central
Jerusalem. Felt like coming home.

Thanks to Alon Central for good information and good service.

We hope to come back to the city we carry with us in our hearts and to this
lovely apartment.

TB, Norway

We stayed twice at the 12 Lincoln apartment managed by Alon Central. It is a wonderful location and a cozy apartment. Azi is always easy to reach and responsive to our needs. Be aware that although this apartment has kosher utensils, they are not locked up when non-kosher guests rent it. We are able to work around this and hope to rent the apartment again. We would certainly recommend the apartment and Alon Central.

Lisa F.

We were made to feel incredibly welcome by both our hosts and Azi at the 14 Aminadav Penthouse, the flat owners were brilliant and the property was frankly outstanding. The views were to die for the best I have ever ever experienced. The property was clean, a little tired in truth, however that absolutely did not detract from an amazing and I mean amazing flat, great location and we would not hesitate to both stay there again and to use Azi to organise the rental for us. WONDERFUL

Jonathan H. UK

New building at 7 Harav Kook with round the clock security, two elevators that run automatically on Saturdays and underground parking. The apartments includes a parking space, considering the parking situation in the city is a huge plus. The apartment is big, bright, very quiet, comfortable, plenty of sun in the morning. We stayed in February and therefore used for heating, air-conditioned, have created a very comfortable, the air conditioner operates quietly. As with all technology, however. A well-equipped kitchen with a range of kosher and kosher dishes and pots / pans, gas cooker. We found some lovely cafes and restaurants, where breakfast, lunch and dinner, but if there is a desire to cook – all the possibilities for that. The spacious living room is ideal for evening gatherings, you want to sit at the table, you want to wallow on the couch. Wifi in all the rooms works fine. Bedrooms, one with twin beds and a bathroom on the other hand, and the second with a double bed and a small bathroom with shower en suite. Comfortable mattresses, comfortable pillows, nice linens and towels alone pieces 15 apartments are very well located – to reach the Old Town in 15 minutes and it was a very pleasant walk on the street. Jaffa, which is now pedestrianized. In one of the side streets, literally 2 minutes away we found a cafe with a lovely breakfast Rimon, strongly recommend them. Our group consisted of 4 people and the place was more than enough. All very much, plan to come again. Booking the apartment was very simple and effective, Azi provided all the information instantly answered letters and always stayed in touch. A true professional!

Olga, A.

We stayed at this apartment at 7 Shmuel Hanagid in City Center end of June thru the beginning July 2014. Before saying anything about the apartment let me say how wonderful it was to deal with Azi Alon. He is a straight shooter, honest and very easy to deal with. As for the apartment, the location is great. Under a 5 minute walk to Ben Yehudah and there is a café and a small grocery store about 30 second walk from the building. On Fridays there is an arts fair / market thats right out of the building. Walking with my wife, who is not the fastest walker, it took me about 28 minutes to walk to the Kotel via Ben Yehudah to Yaffa and walking thru the old city. The apartment itself was perfect for myself & my wife. It would be crowded for 3. The beds seem a bit smaller and lower than the typical beds found in the USA but they were clean and very comfortable. The shower doors are a bit awkward and take a bit of getting use to but the shower itself was great. Plenty of hot water (the dude takes about 15-20 minutes to heat up) and water pressure. There is a mirpeset (balcony) which we did not use much except to hang clothes to dry. The kitchen includes a dinette area, a couch and a rather large coffee table. This area is a bit cramped but not a huge issue. There is wireless internet which given some places I have stayed, including some higher end hotels, was rather good. No problems connecting and was a decent speed. There is also air conditioning which worked very well and is whisper quiet. All in all I definitely would recommend doing business with Azi and would not just recommend this apartment to others, but would consider renting it again on future trips to Jerusalem.

Sloime B.

This cottage at 2 Marcus was really great for me. I would recommend it to anyone who can negotiate the stairs to the loft. I walked everywhere I wanted to go. The neighborhood is beautiful and the apartment was very comfortable. Having the garden was just terrific. I used the table outside and the cottage is shaded so I never even used the air conditioning. The wi-fi worked well. I also appreciated that it was easy to work with both you and Rivanna. It was clean, it was easy for me to get a response whenever I had any questions. and I was really happy here. Thanks.

Pam G.

We had a great stay on the apartment on Chopin. We found everything clean and delightful. We found the living space great to accommodate guests for meals over shabbos. The extra touch with the slippers and shampoo was much appreciated especially on our arrival. Gayle Wolfe

Gayle W.

Azi was a wonderful host, always accessible on the phone if I needed something, always with a handy solution, always positive and kind. I was very pleased with the apartment (3 Hildeshiemer) and the location. And I hope to return.

Maria I.

I am writing this to let everyone know how pleased I was with Azi and Jerusalem Lodges.. He was extremely accomodating, agreeable and competent in every way. He went the extra mile to insure that our stay was a happy one and that everything went smoothly.The apartment was beautiful as well as extremely comfortable and well located Without question I would have no hesitation about using his services again.

J. Rokhsar forest Hills, NY

Watch this Video Testimonial from Barbra and Regi, after their stay at 3 Hildesheimer:

Barbra abd Regi Saville

I spent a month in this apartment (3 Hildesheimer) and it immediately began to feel like home. It has all the comfort and conveniences that I needed. Azi was a very gracious and considerate host and all through my stay responded quickly to the few questions I had. I look forward to renting this apartment again.

Al K.

We have been dealing with Jerusalem Lodges for several years. Most recently, we rented 12 Lincoln St. from the new management and were very satisfied. The staff were courteous and efficient, and the apartment was well maintained. When any issue came up regarding the apartment, the staff showed up within minutes.
We are happy to recommend Jerusalem Lodges to friends and family – and, in fact, have already done so.

Rabbi L. and Mrs. C. Englander

The Rav Kook, 2 bedroom apartment was perfect. It is new, modern, very comfortable and in an excellent location just off HaRav Kook and Jaffa! I am VERY picky and I would still give it 5 stars! Azi and his wife Emuna were very accommodating and met me at the apartment shortly after a big snow storm. They were also very responsive to my questions and needs. I highly recommend this apartment and hope it is available when I go back to Jerusalem!!

Jeffrey B.

View this video testimonial by Jeff that stayed at our 2 Marcus Jerusalem vacation apartment in Talbieh.

Jeff K. NY

The Rav Kook, 2 bedrooms apartment was immaculate! Brand new building, reserved parking spot, 2 minutes from Ben Yehuda and 10 minutes to the center of the old city – could not ask for better. Service was also top-notch. Extremely fast wifi. Comfortable beds. Nice size balcony. Would definitely stay again!!

Shimon S.

“It was very easy to arrange for the apartment.  Azi was always prompt in getting back to us and answering questions we had.  Azi greeted me at the apartment (15 Deisraeli) on my first day and made me feel very welcome.  He and the owner provided me with the information I needed about the suite.  I felt very reassured having Azi’s phone number to call if anything came up in connection with the apartment or its amenities during my stay.  He is very pleasant to deal with, and I would definitely use his services again.”

Sandra K., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Watch this testimonial from Joe and Sandy that stayed in 11 Lincoln:

Joe and Sandy W. NY.

Having been let down on accommodation 48 hours before flying to Israel, I was recommended to contact Azi Alon. Although he was out of the country and on holiday, every email was promptly answered with great courtesy providing all the details and information I needed. As a result, our first trip to Israel was saved and the apartment (3 Hildesheimer) proved to be spacious, comfortable and just what we needed. An extraordinary last minute service that literally saved our holiday. Jerusalem Lodges is a firm that truly takes customer service seriously and is more than prepared to go the extra mile to see that their customers’ needs are completely met. Wonderful people to deal with.

Trevor. G. England

I have used Jerusalem Lodges since 2006. They have always found me the best apartments within the locations I desired. If any problem ever emerged, someone was always there to fix the problem as soon as possible. I intend to use Jerusalem Lodges again and again.

Dr. Howard D. Berger, Professor of History, The College of Idaho

Watch this testimonial from Roberto O. from Milan that stayed at 3 Hildesheimer :

Roberto O. Milan

Azi – Thank you for an exceptional experience.  You provided us with a reasonably-priced, attractive, immaculately clean apartment in an ideal central location.  More importantly, you went the extra mile to accommodate my family:  from stocking milk in our refrigerator to allowing us to utilize your office prior to our departure.  We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience.  I would highly recommend Jerusalem Lodges to anyone renting an apartment in Yerushalayim.

Sheri H., New York

Recently we rented the Disraeli-apartment from Jerusalem Lodges two times for about 10 consecutive days in a period of eight months. The apartment  is situated in a quiet street. It is small but comfortablet, just well adapted for two persons. When we arrived, it was really very clean,  both times.

We contacted Azi Alon by e-mail from home; his response was always quick polite, and cordial.

During our stay in Jerusalem he did everything  to make us feel at home, he was very helpful and attentive.  We are convinced that next time that we will go to Jerusalem we will contact Azi again for the rent of an apartment.

Adje and Ben Elzas, Voorburg, The Netherlands

Dear Azi,

Thank you for EVERYTHING!

We can’t tell you how much we appreciate all your help.

You and your wife run a wonderful business, and we wish you both continued success – you deserve it!

(5 Diskin)

Meg Sullivan&Lexie Tabachnick

As written on our FaceBook page from Sigalle (http://www.facebook.com/JerusalemLodges):

Just wanted to say that we had the most wonderful experience renting through Jerusalem Lodges and Azi Alon. We loved the Cottage (2 Marcus), and the dedication of both Azi and the owner. We will definitely be contacting you again next time we come to Israel.

Sigalle, S.

We had a fantastic experience using Jerusalem Lodges. Azi and Emuna are wonderful managers and made sure everything was taken care of!  They provided excellent customer service and were always friendly. The apartment (4 Harav Berlin) was very lovely–fully renovated, well-designed, aesthetically pleasing, and made our stay in Jerusalem very pleasant.  We highly recommend both the individual apartment and the service as a whole. Thank you!

J.F. & J.R.

Thank you for your kindness and sincere attention regarding our apartment rental. We truly enjoyed our two months here in Jerusalem.  It was very nice getting to know you.  Please send our best to Emunah.

Gerri and Paul Kurland

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on our stay in Jerusalem from 01 Dec, 2010 thru 06 Jan 2011.  Our initial contact with our agent Azi Alon was conducted over the internet without any problems whatsoever.
Azi provided ideal directions and met me on time at the first residence, I stayed at two locations(17 Washington, 4 Harav Berlin).  He ensured that I was familiar with the apartment and the surrounding neighborhood and called periodically during our stay to see how we fared with the accommodations.
Azi went above & beyond what was expected to make our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.  One time in particular, when I requested an upgraded internet (secure wireless & more channels for the cable TV) I was amazed to see Yehuda there in two days with the technician installing a new system.  This is just one instance of many helpful services they provided.
Without question I would plan on using their services again and would highly recommend them to others traveling to & planning extended stays in Jerusalem.
Delivered with Pleasure,
Gil & Anne Kerr

I want to thank Azi for finding us an apartment in Jerusalem (12 Lincoln). He was very efficient and the rates were very reasonable. My wife and I were very pleased with the service. If there was any problem, Azi was there immediately. He took care of every issue quickly. I was very pleased with Jerusalem Lodges and would certainly recommend them to friends. We will use them again in the future.

Rabbi G. Teller

Azi of Jerusalem Lodges provided me with top notch service, extreme patience and a complete and total commitment to insuring that my stay was perfect. Upon arrival everything in the apartment (Plugot Hakotel) was exactly as promised and all the special requests I had asked for had been attended to. I did need to call several times for small things that I wanted taken care of and he never made me feel that I was a nuisance and was kind and patient, most of all he always took my calls or returned my call within 5 minutes (a rarity nowadays). After I left the country he was very helpful in dealing with a few things I had left behind.

I’ve traveled for 30 years and never found anyone in this field of work so honest, responsive, thorough,  caring and professional. I will use him again and I highly recommend him to anyone in Israel who needs a top of the line real estate agent.

R.F., Monsey NY

We rented a lovely 2 bedroom apartment (16 Rabbi Akiva) in Jerusalem through Jerusalem Lodges during Chanukah 2011.  The apartment was centrally located; a 10 minute walk to Mamilla Mall and a 5 minute walk to the restaurants near Ben Yehuda street.  It was clean, well-furnished and comfortable.  The bedrooms were well proportioned and the beds were terrific.  It had all conveniences of home (satellite TV; WIFI; microwave; meat and dairy dishes etc).  Azi and his team previewed the apartment for me before I rented it, and their description and pictures were accurate.  When I arrived Azi met me at the apartment with the owner, and they patiently walked through everything until I was satisfied.  The owner came back at the end of the period to walk through the apartment.  Whenever I called Azi he called me right back and answered any questions I had.  I would happily rent from Jerusalem Lodges on my next visit to Israel!

Scott Italiaander

My husband and I have used Jerusalem Lodges for our housing in Jerusalem four times and have been very pleased with the service and accommodations. The staff considered our requirements and found us suitable, comfortable, well-located, and affordable apartments (12 Lincoln, 17 Washington). If there was ever a problem with the facility, they addressed it promptly. Their response by e-mail was always quick and cordial. We would recommend Jerusalem Lodges to anyone looking for a rental apartment in Jerusalem.

Miriam Marr

I have used the services of Jerusalem Lodges for two years.  Azi Alon, in particular, has proven to be thorough and professional.  He understood my requirements and found the perfect apartment for my stay in Jerusalem.  I highly recommend Azi Alon and Jerusalem Lodges.

Karen Koven

My family and I have had the good fortune to visit Jerusalem many times over the years. We have stayed in a wide variety of hotels and rental apartment, but we found our favorite this year at 12 Lincoln. This one bedroom unit is spacious enough for an extended stay with a large kitchen, sunroom, washer and dryer, cable, internet, A/C, and plenty of solar hot water. But best of all the bedroom is dark, quiet and comfortable.  In addition, the location is fantastic with easy walking access to the Old City, Ben Yehuda Mall, Yemin Moshe, the Jerusalem Theater, and just fifteen minutes to Machane Yehuda. We loved it and are looking forward to our next visit.

Carol Ringold, St. Petersburg, FL

My wife and I have used the services of Jerusalem Lodges four times for one-month Sabbaticals in Jerusalem.  Each time the owners (previously the Ellis family and now the Alon family) have proved reliable, courteous, and helpful.  The apartments have been clean and neat and in the locations we requested.  The improved web site now offers pictures of each apartment so the customer knows what to expect.  Jerusalem, of course, is at the heart of every Zionist’s dream!

Rabbi Donald Splansky, Framingham , Massachusetts

Azi and his team made everything so easy – from finding the perfect place in the right location to sorting out the details of fees and agreements. The apartment was lovely, just as described, and so well cared for.  I will most definitely use them again in the future!

Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Attleboro, MA

Our trip to Israel was fantastic and I am convinced that a great part of this experience was because of our apartment which we rented through Azi at Jerusalem Lodges.  We stayed in Katimon near Emik Refaim, plenty of Shuls, and the numbers 4, 13, and 24 buses.  The apartment was the most affordable in our research and very very comfortable.

In my fantasies of fantasies, I hope to be able to buy my own apartment and let Azi manage it.  That is how well of a job he did.

And did I  mention how patient and mild mannered Azi is?  Dealing with people is hard, dealing with all sorts of people is even harder.  Azi did a great job!  G-d willing, I will be a repeat customer in about 2 years.  Azi, please keep me in mind…

Elisa Kahn

Thank you again, Azi Alon, for making our hunt for the perfect apartment in Jerusalem a successful endeavor.  You took our vague but demanding descriptions and translated them into exactly what we wanted.  Because of your assistance, our time in Israel was even better than we hoped it could be.  We will certainly contact Jerusalem Lodges when we return.

Jim Riley

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in one of your managed apts (14 Aminadav). It was spacious and clean. Whenever we needed assistance with the place you were available–even for getting us a taxi or price negotiation. We ha e already recommended you to others and it goes without saying would use you again Good luck and an early Lashanna tovah

Arthur Saltz, NY

To whom it may concern,

Our stay in the apt. On 3 Hildesheimer in the German Colony, was most pleasant in many levels. The apt. was so very centrally located, it was clean and comfy. Azi, the agent, was always attentive, polite and helpful. Any request from us was handled immediately and efficiently. All this has contributed to our having a memorable vacation in the Holy City of Jerusalem!

Becky and Josef Gellmann

Our stay in Israel at 4 Haviv Berlin an apartment in Jerusalem that was fully furnished with all the aminities we were used to at home. This place bacame our home away from home. Our landlord was very helpful and really went out of his way to make our trip to Israel awesome. To us Jerusalem Lodges is the number one place to stay in Israel.

Jim & Paula Pendleton, Alabama

I have leased apartments through Jerusalem Lodges, and been thoroughly satisfied with the apartments themselves as well as their desirable location in the German Colony (3 Hildesheimer). In addition, the managers of Jerusalem Lodges were most helpful, cooperative and efficient.

Penina Frankel, Deerfield, Illinois

I have leased an apartment in Rahavia (12 Lincoln)two times in the last year through the services of Jerusalem Lodges.  Both times I was happy with the service I received especially from Azi, the owner. Azi met me at the apartment when I arrived and greeted me kindly. The apartment was very clean.  Azi was always available when I needed to speak with him. I am looking forward to using the services of Jerusalem Lodges again on my next visit to Jerusalem.

Chana Hanelin, Santa Monica, California

We had an excellent stay and will definitely recommend the property to others. I loved the location.

Thank you, Azi, for your wonderful communications and service.

We rented the 13A and 13B Bezalel apartments for just over a week in December 2013 for use by two couples. 13A is the larger of the two apartments. It features a couch (shown in the photos) that pulls out to accommodate additional sleepers if there are more than 2 in your party. The furnishings and fixtures are quite modern and the apartments are light, airy, and 13A is quite spacious in contrast to many other rental units in the neighborhood.

The apartments are on the ground floor of a busy street, but we were generally not inconvenienced by traffic noises or street sounds. We arrived in the aftermath of the big December 2013 snowfall, and the weather was much, much colder than normal. Both Azi at the rental agency and the owner herself via her husband, were extremely responsive to our need for additional heat during the early part of our stay. We received immediate attention upon inquiring and were very pleased with their service.

The apartments are well appointed with both dairy and meat dishes. There is a 2 burner electric stove and a microwave oven, but no conventional oven. There are washer and dryer facilities available and this made it very convenient to pack fewer clothes and launder them while in Jerusalem. There is a Shabbat water pot and some basic amenities such as a supply of tea, salt and sugar.

The location was excellent for us–close to public transit and taxis, situated between two food markets (we liked the Ben Yehuda Market one block up the hill), near the Mahane Yehuda shuk, light rail, and a number of very nice restaurants.

As is the case in almost all Nachlaot residences, there will be occasional plumbing odors of sewer system gas that enter the apartment. These are infrequent and can be handled by leaving the bathroom exhaust fan on. The fan has good velocity and the water pressure in the shower is excellent. You will definitely enjoy your shower.

The rental photos are extremely accurate. What you see is what you get. We would definitely rent 13 Bezalel again on a future trip.

Nancy, G.