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G38 Apartments
Ranked #2 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Haifa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We were led to believe that this was an upmarket boutique studio flat unfortunately it was rather a sad room with a shower room that you had to use the shower in your hand and had no comfortable chairs to sit on just office chairs and stool. They laughingly called a few stools in a hallway the lounge. If you are going to the Bahia Temple then you could not find anywhere closer to stay, if you are going on holiday then this is great for young people but we are a retired couple and need more comfort! They also need to clean the rooms more thoroughly between each new occupants, ours was very dusty and nowhere to hang clothes, as you can see we were not happy at all and we were meant to have a superior studio,, if this was superior goodness knows what a normal one looked like.

Room Tip: No lift and absolutely no comfort even the terrace upstairs only had hard chairs and was dirty and r...
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Conveniently close to Germany Colony area, restaurants and Baha'i Gardens Parking available immediately in front of apartment block, if available, or on street. Must contact rental agents by phone to check in. Good size, basic furnishings, comfortable bed. In apt. 9, no reading lights adjacent to bed, floors could use cleaning, sheets would not stay on bed, nearest grocery store has limited selection. Room had minimal street noise. Otherwise good value.

Room Tip: Room at back was quiet
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

David made the whole preparation for the visit easier and Moshe looked after us so well during our stay - even got us a coffee maker as we couldn't face the day without morning coffee. Our room was quiet, clean, comfortable and provided for all our needs. Being close to the bottom of the Baha'i Terraces made for our Pilgrimage stay which included daily visits to the Shrine of the Bab and the Pilgrim Center, so easy.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tania486
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

We had a wonderful stay at G38. The decor managed to combine a minimalist modern-looking sensibility with a playful and homey feel. The location was ideal for exploring the different attractions Haifa has to offer, especially the Baha'i Gardens. Instead of the typically long list of charges associated with a hotel stay, G38 provided several key services at no extra cost, including WI-FI and use of laundry machines. We also appreciated the accommodating and flexible attitude shown by the owners of this property.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

We loved our stay at G38. It is a very good location (only 5mins walk from the Baha'i Garden terraces), near restaurants but also close to the local market area in the East (Hadar area).

G38 is basically, a rental apartment - you do not have housekeeping and there is no front desk lobby. It seems that people staying for a longer period of time may be staying here but I think it is also a common place for the pilgrims to the area.

Our place was basically, a bachelor apartment - we had a small kitchen area, 1 work table and 1 'dining' table, microwave, kettle, electric stovetop, and a washroom. You also have access to free wifi, a free cell phone to use while in Haifa, laundry facilities and a small safe in your room (it barely fits 1 SLR camera)

- The place is very well decorated with alot of Ikea furniture and it is also very clean.

Few notes:
- call ahead of time to check-in (I.e., 1 hr ahead of time) and/or arrange with David/Moshe through email. Otherwise, you may end up there but can't get into the apartment because you don't have the access code and don't know where your room is
- Household supplies - if you are running low, I suggest you email/call them 1-2 days in advance so that Mary (house cleaner) can leave it at your place when she is there.
- Supplies - it may be a good idea to go out and purchase some supplies for your stay there (I.e., Kleenex boxes, paper towels, toiletries (they have a single dispenser for an 'all-in-one shampoo/soap'))
- Bed: we found our bed to be a bit noisy - it was as if we were sleeping on a plastic sheet and every moment you hear a 'crackling' sound. However, by the 2nd or 3rd night, I didn't hear it any more and I think we just got used to it
- Walls are quite thin - if you sit quietly enough in your room, you can try and listen to the rooms next to you. Or, when neighbours hung their jackets on their coat rack, we could hear them doing that EASILY.
- Laundry: Be aware that they have 'preset/suggestions' on washing your clothes - their preset for drying clothes is 2hrs!!! And, your clothes aren't even always dry. Add to that, we found that hang drying our clothes in our room seemed to take a long time to dry - Israeli climate may have been a bit moist
- Cooking: Be aware that there is no fan for your cooking. As a result, very important to open all your windows to let the room air. As well, it is a good idea to close your luggage and/or put your clothes in the washroom and close the door otherwise, your clothes will have all your cooking smells
- The only big negative for us - whenever we walked into the apartment, the hallways had a very strong 'scent' (maybe a perfume scent?!) and we hated it. Thankfully, you can only smell it in the hallways and not in your rooms
- Grocery shopping: there is a Russion supermarket, bakery and some local eateries about 10-15mins east on HaGefen street
- Lots of restaurants to eat at on Ben Gurion. However, the top of the terraces shopping/eating area is nice because you are closer to a grocery store
- Public Sherut stops: about 15-20mins east of G38
- Airport: It is about 1-1.5 hours from Ben Gurion airport (taxi)
- Pilgrims: if you are here as a Baha'i pilgrim --- one of the pickup points for daily trips is right across the street from G38, so very convenient.

David, Moshe and Mary were very nice people to deal with and we very much enjoyed our stay here. We would highly recommend G38 if you are planning on staying in Haifa for a short and/or long-term stay.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 38 Ha-Gefen | German Colony, Haifa, Israel
Region: Israel > Haifa District > Haifa
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Ranked #2 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Haifa
Price Range: RM302 - RM588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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