Semarang Hotels – Providing Quality Services

Semarang is beautiful city surrounded by beautiful hills, valleys and rice fields. This is one of the popular cities of Indonesia and the capital of the central Java Province. Being an important port, this city serve as an important commercial center. The gaining popularity of this city has led to the construction of a large number of hotels in Semarang, so that the guests can enjoy a comfortable vacation in the city.

How to reach Semarang

Semarang is well-connected with other destinations via Ahmad Yani International Airport located close to the city centre. International tourists can arrive at this city by catching a flight available on daily basis from any major city in Indonesia. Many airlines offer daily flights to Jakarta from this city on regular basis. Besides domestic flights, Garuda Indonesia airline also offers flights to Singapore four times a week. The city is also well connected to Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya by train and offer good links via roads. It takes about 10 to 12 hours by car from Jakarta.

Attractions in Semarang

There are many interesting places in and around Semarang that must be visited. Jepara is a beautiful small village towards the northeast of Semarang. This village is popular for its stunningly beautiful beaches and a Portuguese Fort. Kudus and Demak are two other attractions that can be seen on the way to Jepara. Semarang is a metropolis and feature influences of colonial Dutch era in its buildings and structures. Watching the traditional Wajang puppet performance is another interesting activity to enjoy in the city.

Hotels in Semarang

There are a number of different accommodation options available in the city. There are different hotels, lodges, resorts and apartments offering good facilities and a choice to choose the best hotel. Travelers seeking budget accommodation can stay at cheap hotels with good amenities. Families and couples can choose the luxury hotels and resorts and different budget accommodations. You can book a hotels in Semarang with the help of the online Internet reservation facility. You can directly visit the official website of the hotel or use any other reliable website for booking.

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

There are times when the trivialities of daily life pose out to be a little overbearing. At these moments, all you need is a time off from your busy schedule and let your spirit fly free across the boundaries of your mind.

Tel Aviv is one such place that beckons travelers to have a sip of its self indulging lifestyle. Studded with beautiful high rise buildings, breadth taking beauty of the sea shore, Tel Aviv is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations among tourists. The city is a hub of city hangout offering luxurious shopping malls, night clubs, bars, theatres and the like. Tel Aviv is not just about splendid parties and glamorous shopping complexes. It has more to offer. The city is amply bestowed with rich culture, an aspect that is highly reflected in the pedestals of Yemen Falatel and Hakosem Falatel.

Just as the city is a destination of tourists, it also offers luxury rental apartments where the tired travelers can find an abode of peace. luxury apartments, Tel Aviv are designed keeping in mind the various needs of its residents Continue reading

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Vacation Rentals in Israel

Vacation Rentals in Israel

Vacation Rentals in Israel

Hotels vs Vacation Rentals

If you budget is limited, you should know that hotels in Israel are quite expansive, specially in the great cities with most attractions like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Eilat. The innkeeper and the hotel industry in general are aware that those cities are vital for the economy and one consequence is that the rates just rise and rise, since there is not real alternative options for the tourist from abroad. Therefore, people are already ready to spend their money in hotels booking, ignoring other solutions. And as a matter of fact, the situation is even worse if you plan your vacation for the summer: you can easily spend hundreds of dollars per night and per room, and what is more the hotel is not a five stars Deluxe… But touristic guides and travel agencies rarely present other options regarding the sleeping arrangements and in return tourists and travelers tend to go for the most “certain”.

Another alternative is arising and becomes more and more popular among tourists visiting Israel: vacation rentals in apartments to rent belonging to private individual. In general those apartments are available for a short/mid-term, and the first advantage is that they are all-furnished, clean and maintained.

Secondly, unlike hotels, you can really choose the location and avoid the noisy and crowded areas if you don’t like it much. In general, hotels are located in very touristic areas, and sometimes those places are not the best regarding the attractions, landscapes or other features that make a place unique. And if the hotel is in special surroundings, then its rates are accordingly high.

On the contrary, choosing a vacation rental allows you the free choice of the place. People who want to feel “inside”, to blend within the city and its inhabitants, this is the alternative. It is another style of visiting a place, another approach, but much more authentic. Maybe you won’t find a Jacuzzi in your room, yet the prices are lower that’s for sure. And it still provides a great comfort of an apartment and the privacy of its own.

How to find vacation rentals?

Since the deals are made between private individuals, you may not find rentals thru a travel agency, but instead on Internet. There are an increasing amount of websites dealing with this market, and their use is very simple and efficient. No commission, and no troubles with the booking, this system is much easier.

You can find those websites both in Search engine and in directories specialized in Tourism, or Vacation in Israel, and even in general directories under different entries. An alternative option also is to look for these kind of deals in Jewish communality websites. They generally feature directories with general topics and list websites connected to Israel tourism and touristic facilities. Once you have found a good site, just fill the forms and you will have to select an apartment of your choice and then contact the owners/tenants. Much easier and handily designed to help people who want to save money.

How to Keep It Safe in Israel

Israel tourism is one of the most extraordinary experiences a person can go through. There’s nothing quite like this magnificent Mediterranean country, a magical mix of religion, nature, nightlife and all the pleasures imaginable in the mind of the modern tourist.

Still, many people find themselves wishing to visit Israel but somewhat fear about their personal safety and security. Well, fear no more! Although Israel is indeed a star in the evening news, visiting Israel is not very different than any other vacation travel.

Crime rates in Israel are much much lower than other countries around the world and the rest is pretty much noise and bad publicity. Israel’s first goal is to protect its citizens and the state security is top-notch, perhaps the best in the world. We all heard the stories about ELAL’s security procedures, making the national Israeli airline to be the safest around the globe, and that’s what Israelis do best – keep things on the safe side.

Of course that all of the above doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take any precautions when traveling, and there are a few pointers to keep in mind, whether you are planning to go by yourself or join an Israel tour. Continue reading

The Sacred Attractions In Israel

The Church of Navity

The Church of Navity

Most biblical attractions are located in Israel, which is also referred to as the Holy Land. It is in this land that our Lord Jesus Christ was born. The following are some of the most attractive sites related to the holy Bible.

1. The Church of Navity located in Bethlehem is a holy Christian site, which marks the traditional birth of Christ. According to Gospels of Mathew and Luke, Jesus was born in a Manger. Joseph and Mary had freed from Nazareth because King Herod had threatened to kill every first-born boy of the family. The birth place at the center of the church has a big star which marks the exact birth place. Visitors from all corners of the world tour this site to witness and kiss the place Christ was born.

2. Church of the Loaves and Fishes located on the north-western shores of the sea of Galilee is a must visit. The original church was built in BC 350 but it was later reconstructed. This modern Catholic church was built to preserve and mark the traditional stone where the miracle of the five loves and two fish was performed. An altar is built on the stone on which the breads and the two fish were laid. People who tour this site take home small pieces of stone which they believe will bring them prosperity.

3. Bethany in Jerusalem is a Muslim and Christian village located Southeast of Mt. Olive. It is in this village that Lazarus was raised from the dead. The book of John 11:38-44 tells how Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead. The tomb of Lazarus is the major attraction on this site. There is a modern church built near the tomb in the memory of Lazarus. Luke 24:50 says that Jesus ascended to heaven near Bethany.

4. The Last Supper Room in Jerusalem is believed to stand over or near the original place of the last supper. This room is a second-story room built to commemorate the last supper. The Last Supper Room is built over the tomb of David near Mt. Zion. The small church built on Mt. Zion in 130 AD is believed to have been built in this site.

5. Mount Tabor, which is 500 meters high is located near Jezeel valley. According to Mathew 17:1-9, the transfiguration took place on this mountain. Jesus had gone to the mountain for prayers accompanied by John and James. While in the mountain, He was transfigured and His face shone like the sun and the clothes turned white. Moses and Elijah appeared and they begun talking with Jesus. Suddenly, a white cloud from heaven covered them and a voice said,”This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” there are several churches built on this mountain such as, Church Of The Transfiguration, Church Of St.Elius and Church of St Melchizedek.

6. Nazareth is of great importance to the people of Israel. Jesus spent most of his childhood in Nazareth. There are many religious churches in the city such as, Orthodox Church, Mensa Christ Church, White mosque and the Church of Annunciation. The Nazareth market is another attraction where you can shop and take beautiful things at home.

7. Mount Nebo is another sacred place. It was on this mountain that Moses saw the promised land. It is believed that his grave is on this mountain. Other attractions include Caesarea, Mount Olive, Jaffa Gate and Mary’s Well.