You know this scene in "The Life Of Brian", where he says "We are all different" and someone shouts "I am not!"? well, that's me.
I booked the apartment for my friends visiting Israel for 3 days.
Victor was easy to communicate and to negotiate, with a keen sense of humor. Also worth notice that he is not a real estate broker (of which I've seen a lot in Israel) and this add a bit of trustworthiness :)
The friends were arriving and departing late at night, Victor provided them with a detailed "house manual" and the ways to get\return keys - so they didn't even had a necessity to meet.
The flat match the description provided on airbnb, for us the most convenient things were the parking included (may be a problem in some central-north TA areas) and the easy transport accessibility, also good price/quality ratio.
So everything was "beseder"(OK).
We really enjoyed Victor apartment! We liked any detail, vintange furniture, light and disposition of the rooms. The area is very nice too.
Victor was a great host! Even before arriving he answered all our questions patiently. He provided food because we arrived on Sabbath. Also we had a space for parking our car on his grounds. I´m sorry we didn´t meet him, because from e-mail-contact he seems to be an interesting and humorous person. We liked the flat a lot. It´s true that it´s beautifully furnished and situated in a nice neighbourhood. We liked the cafes and small restaurants around the corner, and the supermarket within walking distance is well equipped. The flat is even suitable for someone using a wheelchair. Their are no steps, a reliably working elevator, all doors are broad enough for a small wheelchair and there is even a mural jut in the shower to sit on.
Our stay at Victors place was just great. Seamless check-in and check-out.
It is a very spacious flat and it's nicely decorated with lots of arts.
The kitchen is good equipped and we loved the gas stove.
He also left some food and gave us information about the neighborhood.
We had a great stay at Victors apartment and I warmly recommend him.
Our stay at Victor's was perfect for our needs. It is located in a fantastic area of Tel Aviv (the North End) and though it is not near the heart of all the attractions, it offers everything you will need for a comfortable and convenient visit.
If you are sensitive to noise, this may not be the best place for (website hidden) Aviv is a noisy city to begin with, but the flat is located near a very busy street and one of the bedrooms is right beside where the garbage trucks do their pick up at 6am a couple times a week. We managed to sleep well, though, but we live in London, so we are used to noise.
Victor was a great host and had everything prepared for our arrival and was available by phone for any questions. He also provided good maps and suggestions to eat, though I would say that the Arabic restaurant down the street should be recommended, as that is what satisfied our immediate hummous craving upon arrival.
If you want to feel like a local, cook your own food and be able to stroll around your own neighborhood, as well as venture out around town, this is a great place to stay. The flat is also perfectly located within walking distance to the big train station that can take you easily to all the great tourist town of the region.
Hope you enjoy!
Very likely the best host and a flat for that price we would dream with wife, Thankfully Victor accepted our booking the day before arrival and even met us at night, so we have not worried about anything.
Highly recommend to stay at his apartment and happy to know Victor, will definitely come back!
Response from Victor:
Spasiba for your warm words.
Victor est un hôte parfait et son appartement est magnifique, très lumineux et fonctionnel. Victor est très précis dans ses explications et grâce à lui nous nous sentons à l'aise pour circuler dans Tel Aviv, ses plans sont précieux pour se retrouver.
Merci pour tout. Si nous repassons par Tel Aviv c'est avec grand plaisir que nous reprendrons contact avec lui.
Our stay at Victor's place was simply amazing. It has the most tasteful interior and all rooms are cozy, spacious and beautiful. Victor provided some good advice about the neighborhood and even bought us some food, since we arrived at Sabbath. We would love to come back and stay at your wonderful place again. Thanks, Victor!!
My experience at Victor's place was as good as it could get! The apartment is excellent, absolutely beautiful, modern, comfortable and still, it is really cosy and feels like home! Victor was such a great host! He left all the information one could need (even food!) and answered all my messages really quickly! I really liked the location, it is not that central. So, you feel more like a local, in my opinion. Besides, we could take buses or sheruts really near the house and arrive at the beach, Dizengoff street, downtown in a matter of minutes! Next time in Tel Aviv, I will definitely stay at Victor's again!
Response from Victor:
Thanks for your kind review.
Victor is a great host. His place is stylish, comfortable and provides an insider's experience of one of Tel Aviv's nice northern neighborhoods. The apartment is a 5 minute walk from Yehuda Maccabi Street where there are two markets, cafes, boutiques, a great burger place and lots of bus connections to the beach or downtown. Our family rated the beds as the most comfortable on our trip. We really felt like natives here.
Response from Victor:
Thank you Esther,
You are welcome anytime - and maybe we shall even meet.