Rafael Residence is located in the heart of Baka, one of the most beautiful, verdant neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Housed in three magnificent Jerusalem-stone buildings are 35 stylish suites that offer everything you need in order to enjoy the perfect holiday with all the comforts of home and all the advantages of a luxurious vacation stay. Every suite offers all the amenities and is furnished in a modern elegant style – you will find a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bedroom, a smart living room and a bathroom. Some of our suites offer an adjoining balcony or garden, and the luxury penthouses span the size of the entire top floor and offer gorgeous Jerusalem views. At Rafael Residence we offer our guests free parking, free wireless internet, many cable TV channels for no extra charge, desk service and cleaning service for your suite.
Baka is one the oldest neighborhoods of Jerusalem and has it’s own characteristic style, with historic Jerusalem-stone buildings influenced by the Muslim and Templer architectural traditions. Bethlehem Rd, where Rafael Residence is located, has transformed in the last years into a bustling avenue, lined with excellent cafés and restaurants that attract tourists and locals alike. While the residence offers all the advantages of living in a quiet neighborhood it is still located a walking distance from all of Jerusalem’s liveliest attractions. Five minutes walk from Emek Refaim – the main drag of the German Colony, bursting with boutiques, cafés and restaurants; five minutes walk from the new and trendy First Station area with it’s food stalls, night life and cultural attractions and the unique Train Track Park promenade, built along the route of the old train tracks; ten minutes walk from Mishkenot Sha’ananim – the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City – and the incomparable view of the Old City walls. A short ride will take you to the Old City and the Wailing Wall (HaKotel), to Rehavia, the city center, Mahane Yehuda Market, the city’s museums and all the other major attractions the city has to offer.
At the front of Rafael Residence you will find our own Grand Café, a lively, kosher café-restaurant with excellent food and that special kind of east-west chic found only in Jerusalem. Rafael Residence guests enjoy a 10% discount on a range of sumptuous breakfasts served all day long and the superb chef’s creations and attractive location.
In addition Rafael Residence offers all its guests cleaning services (except on Saturdays and Jewish holidays), security closed circuit surveillance and free parking.