Hotel description did not match the reality
We booked 5 nights in the American Colony Apartments (whose name apparently changed in the meantime) because friends of the groom whose wedding we were attending were also staying there. We were sent a link to the 'hotel' on booking.com, read the description, checked the photos, and felt satisfied with this choice. That changed when we arrived in Israel. The groom welcomed us at the airport, and happened to mention that we needed to phone the proprietor to get an entrance code. Confused by this as we thought we were staying in a residence hotel, we grabbed a taxi to the Tel Aviv 55 Apartments. Upon arrival, I phoned the propietor (an international call for me), got the code, entered the building, and found the flat, with the key under the mat.
And what we found did not match what we had been sold. The description stated the flat was 85 square meters; we measured it out roughly, but it wasn't that large. The photos left us thinking we were in a nicely appointed flat - the reality was that things looked good on the surface, but fell apart on closer inspection (e.g., dirty air vents; one bed stand for a double bed; wifi functioning in only half of the flat; no instructions for the safe, for the television/cable, nor for entry into the flat; the cable television offered 500+ channels but not one premium channel; the only towel rack in the bathroom didn't work; no handtowels or soap; cheap clothes hangers; second bedroom basically a large bed in small storage room; mismatched furniture; dirty terrace furniture; missing terrace floor off kitchen; caulky shower head) – no need to continue, you get the idea.
At this price, we could have gotten a good hotel in Tel Aviv; for groups of friends, or a young family, this would be a decent place to stay, for this price. For us, it wasn't.