We enjoyed our first visit to Jerusalem and the Eden Hotel was pretty good.
Originally I intended hiring a car at Ben Gurion airport and driving straight to Jerusalem before going on to Eilat for a few days. For various reasons we ended up having a couple of nights in Tel Aviv before going to Jerusalem, so, on the basis that the car wouldn't be much good in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, we decided to use public transport and pick up a hire car on the day we left for the Dead Sea and Eilat (which was a Sunday).
Although this saved a few quid, it would have been more useful to have had the use of the car over the Sabbath, as, not being Jewish, we didn't realise that the public transport would be completely off the road from early Friday afternoon until late Saturday night.
Not a huge deal and I guess we could have used an Arab taxi. But it is a long walk from the hotel to the old city (and a very long walk around the old city when you get there!) It is also a very long walk to the museum district and back.
But we still enjoyed ourselves!
As others have said, the hotel is fine and there are some pleasant walks nearby. If we had stuck with the plan to have a car, parking nearby would have been fine and there are a number of places we could have visited more easily. But make no mistake, you'd have to be mad (or a local!) to even think about going near (let alone into) the old city in a car!
When the buses are running they are frequent efficient and cheap. You'll need some coin or small notes and you pay on the bus. But also be aware that although the hotel is only a stroll from the main Hebron road and the bus stop, it is a fair walk away from the old city. Be aware also that if you change buses or go from a bus onto the light railway (or vice versa) you can carry on using the same ticket for up to 90 minutes after you start.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eden Hotel is located in a picturesque stone building in the heart of Jerusalem's prestigious Talpiot-Arnona neighborhood. The hotel has 24 comfortable, bright and fully-equipped rooms and suites. All rooms are air-conditioned and include kitchenettes and cable TV. The breakfast dining area is adjacent to the lobby, which provides seating areas and free wireless Internet. The Eden Hotel offers a warm, personal ambiance, and promises an outstanding hospitality experience in an authentic Jerusalem atmosphere. We are excited to share with you the opening of our new neighborhood cafe. A place to sit, relax and eat where you can feel at home: French pastries, light meals, vegeterian and vegan, soups, etc...The Eden Jerusalem Hotel is situated within walking distance of the Jerusalem Promenade with its panoramic views of the city. The Hotel's location is convenient to shopping, cafes and restaurants in the picturesque Bakaa and German Colony neighborhoods. The hotel is located near a main thoroughfare, the Hebron Road, which enables a short ride to the city center and the Old City, as well as Jerusalem's main attractions. The Eden Jerusalem Hotel - high-quality hospitality at friendly rates. ... more less
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