About This Listing
A cosy 3-piece apartment in a clean and quiet district of Haifa. Great view over the city and the sea. Close to the hospitals Elisha, Bnai Zion (Rothschild) and Baha'i Temple.
The sea is easily reachable by public transport - a bus stop is just around the corner. Outside parking lot is available.
84 square meters / 904 square feet (3 rooms, kitchen and bathroom), Cable TV, Wireless Internet , heating, and washing machine.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Top Hill Residence. It is a 2-bedroom apartment; with a couple of extra cot beds we slept 6 people here, though it was a bit tight.
The apartment is a 30-minute walk from the Baha'i Gardens, but it is on the same level of the mountain, without any stairs to the main gate. Wifi and laundry worked fine.
Lily’s apartment is in a great location in Haifa. The apartment is a little old and dated, but very comfortable for the 4 of us. The laundry worked well. We actually had a little problem during our stay when the building (not Lily’s apartment) got its sewer line clogged. This caused water to flow out of the drain in the floor and flood the apartment. We had to relocate to a hotel but Lily was wonderful. She responded quickly to our distress call and was very fair about refunding our money. I want to be clear. This flood was not an issue with her apartment but instead the building as a whole.
The apartment was something less than the owner advertised and although it was supposed to be a bed and breakfast, the owner refused to provide breakfast stating it was not part of the deal. There were no top sheets on the beds and the 3rd bed (a foldaway) was too hard for my son to sleep on so for 8 of the 9 nights, he slept on the couch. The distance from the apartment was further away from the Baha'i gardens than anticipated and inconvenient to buses that run to the gardens. Do not recommend this apartment.
We stayed at Lily's place when she was out of town so we can't say we actually met her in person. We don't speak any Russian and communication in English was accomplished via Lily's daughter. That said, we found the apartment, had a successful key hand off and appreciated the off street parking lot.
We were looking for a place that would be a good base for exploring Haifa and the northern coast. The apartment is located in a nice residential neighborhood on the top of the mountain overlooking the port. There is a convenient bus stop but you won't find shops or necessities within walking distance. Even with a car the twisty streets make distances to restaurants and other destinations 10 to 15 minutes away.
The apartment is well represented by the photos. It meets basic needs and is comfortable for four people in two bed rooms. There is a good breeze and brand new air conditioning units in the bedroom that work beautifully. If you plan to use the washing machine make sure to get full instructions from the host.
Our family had a very nice experience in Lily's apartment. She was very accommodating, met us in the apartment exactly when she said she'd be there and was quite warm and helpful. The apartment is in a great location - very close to the top of the Carmel, and the Bahai gardens. There is a view of the Sea from the living room and the bedrooms were air conditioned, which was great given how hot and humid it is in Haifa in the summer! It worked very well for our family.
About the Host, Lily
Please note I don't speak English much, so it's my daughter and Google who are helping me with translation. I speak fluently Russian and Hebrew.
Отдых с домашним комфортом в Израиле! Краткосрочная аренда 3 ком.,полностью укомплектованной квартиры в Хайфе(вид из окна на Средиземное море). Квартира расположена близко от больниц Элиша и Бней-Цион (Ротшильд), Бахайского Храма. Остановка автобуса рядом с домом.Во дворе большая стоянка для машин Возможна доставка из аэропорта и помощь в организации экскурсий по святым и историческим местам