Paris to Tel Aviv
21.11.2015 - 21.11.2015
Day 9 On to Tel Aviv
Up at 7 to make sure we are ready for our 9:30 taxi. He arrived right on time. Cost was 64 Euros.
After arriving in Tel Aviv we caught another taxi to our hotel. It is a great surprise! It has an 8.5 rating on Trip Advisor but our rating is quite a bit different. With the paint peeling from the living room wall and the price $158.00 per night, my rating is about 3.5. It was relatively clean and the manager was very helpful, when he was around. It also had a very good location as far as the beach being one block away. However, it was actually quite a distance from some of the places we wanted to go.
An interesting difference from other hotel/apartments I have used is that the coffee they give you is loose coffee grounds in little packages, instead of instant coffee. It appears they boil it in a small pot with a pouring lip, like the Turks do. It wasn't very good even when it was boiled.
After we settled in we went to an Irish Pub a block away. They had lamb sausages, made at the restaurant, with mashed potatoes and sour kraut. They were very good. Cost of meal and two Kilkennys was 129 shekels, or 45 dollars. A bit expensive.
Later we bought some Feeneys liquor for our coffee, about 18.81 per bottle, similar to home.
Back to the apartment and settled in for the night.