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Shepherd Hotel
Ranked #21 of 25 Hotels in Bethlehem
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Rooms are little poky but not bad. The shower space is very small, couldn't move much in it. There was air conditioning in the toilet which made me shiver! Had amazing sleep at this hotel though. Bethlehem was nice with cool winds. It is a few minutes drive to Shepherd's Church from the hotel. The buffet facilities were great - a wide choice of items.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

This hotel is in a great location and I believe in supporting businesses in the West Bank, but this hotel is dirty. The towels are heavily starched and one had dried blood on it. I don't need anything fancy but I do need clean.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank Julias2012
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed in this hotel during our visit in Bethlehem and the place is really nice esp we have the spacious room on the 4 floor with the excellent view of the sorrounding area of the old town. The hotel looks very simple outside but the staff is friendly with good service and they have maintained the cleanliness in the good standard. I cant find any fault as most of the facilities is relatively good. Food is also good which is being serve in 2 restaurants with a lots of variety to choose from. Overall a nice experience and I do recommend this place if you want close to the old town and accessible to the important areas of Catholic or Christian pilgrimage.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank toto0713
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I went to the hotel with my wife and my 3 children for 2 nights on Easter. The hospitality was great and the hotel is located well within the center so we could walk into the old city and the marketplace by foot.
We were located on the 5th floor while the rooms were relatively clean the windows were so dirty that we could not see the view without opening them! In addition the windows could not be shut and feared for the children so we asked them not to go too close to the windows!
The parking lot of the hotel is relatively small (only around 10 cars could cramp into the small parking lot of the hotel and we had to ask to move the cars in order to go in/out of the parking lot. (it was not that bad as most of the time we did not have to use the car at all)
The TV/entertainment in the hotel is almost not present (the TVs only have a few channels) so bring something for the kids to do (while bathing, etc.)
Overall we had a good experience, in order to make it better I suggest to fix/clean the windows, get better children entertainment and improve the parking lot.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Mograbi
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

This hotel offered the best service and most hospitality I have ever encountered at a hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and was eager to serve its guest. I felt safe the entire time and was treated fairly and just. It was a good experience. The only negative was that the wi-fi service was a little sketchy at times and passing through the checkpoints took some time in the morning. Overall it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank stumperman1
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I regularly bring groups to stay here whilst on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is a comfortable mid-range hotel with very friendly staff and good facilities. Spacious rooms many with good views. Good food provided in 2 restaurants. Located close to the old town of Bethlehem and an easy walk through the markets to the Church of the Nativity. A very good option for staying in Bethlehem and supporting the local economy. Bethlehem has much to 'take in' and enjoy.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank AndrewA64
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

The Shepherd Hotel is a convenient and comfortable hotel. You will experience warmth and professional hospitality from the Palestinians at the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is first class and the proportions are very generous. The rooms are well-appointed and of a good size. Finally, you have ease of access from the hotel to the Church of the Nativity and to the local shops. This was my first trip to Bethlehem and I fet that 'The Shephed Hotel' was a good choice. If you wish to dine elsewhere there are a number of small restaurants and cafes near by. The only 'down side' of Bethlehem is the evidence of apartheid in the form of the monstrous wall that has been constructed. As a boy I once saw the Berlin Wall and the wall that the Israelis have contructed is just as disturbing a sight. What a pity that there is no John Kennedy standing up for the plight of the Palestinians in the way he did for Berliners.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank Rambler55
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Address: Jamal Abdel-Naser Street, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Region: Palestinian Territories > West Bank > Bethlehem
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Ranked #21 of 25 Hotels in Bethlehem
Hotel Class:4 star — Shepherd Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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