Now I know many people in Israel don't tip but being from the US, we do. So when I travel internationally I sometimes exchange a few bucks in the local currency but not a lot during my stay preferring to put the majority of the tips on my card when I use it at the hotel. Well apparently the Mamilla's tipping distribution to the staff has to be TERRIBLE. Everytime I payed or charged something to my room with my card the staff constantly reminded me that they prefer the tips in cash. No KIDDING!!!!! but I don't carry local currency. They are just looking to pocket the cash and not give it to any other members b/c again most DON"T tip in Israel.
This hotel was run by a bunch of high school kids that could care less about anything you ask them but again this is a bit to do with the Israeli culture as well. Our 'King' bed was two twins pushed together and while the hotel is nice, the cost is not worth it at all. Everything is cheap and a NYC wanna-bee type hotel but at least these types of hotels in NYC have experienced hotel staff.
The only plus about this hotel was the location and the views from the roof deck. The food at the rest on top of the hotel was good but I agree that the staff again was not all that great. The best folks at the hotel that worked were not Israeli's but American's or Brits who moved to Israel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jerusalem's Finest Luxury Accommodations Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem's newest and most fashionable hotel, will usher in a new experience of exceptional hospitality in Israel.This elegant luxury, lifestyle hotel featuring 194 rooms and suites will be the center of Jerusalem's rich cultural heritage and bustling daily life.Designed in collaboration with Alrov Luxury Hotels' vision and commitment to excellence and execution, and in partnership with world-renowned architects Moshe Safdie and Hall of Fame Piero Lissoni. The design combines sophistication and simplicity with exciting lighting, textures and colors inspiring the imagination and delivering a truly unforgettable experience.Mamilla Hotel brings world-class lifestyle hospitality to Jerusalem and Israel. Guests and visitors will enjoy superior design and accommodations together with exclusive dining and bar venues, a Holistic Well-being Spa & Gym, as well as events and banqueting spaces operating with leading technology, that blend sophistication and modern international style with ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem