Behind the Binyanei Ha’Umah conference centre and about 0.8k from the Egged central bus station on Jaffa road. On top of a hill and IIRC is the highest point in Jerusalem so not easy to miss.
Just a little too far out to easily walk to the Old city (40 minutes mostly downhill).
Catch the number 1 bus from the bus station (all domestic busses are outside-inside are the long distance buses). Fare is now 6.50NIS. Taxi fare will be about 30NIS (didn’t do this ) Traffic can be horrendous and the bus trip took as long as the walk
Bus number 1 first stop near the Old City is just past Herod’s Gate and it circles the city (Clockwise) and terminates\restarts the journey just past Dung Gate.
Nearby is the Knesset, Dead sea scrolls museum (Both walkable) and Vad Yashem (15 minutes by bus 13 and others).
Lobby is large and impressive with an ATM and small gift shop. I used points here and was upgraded (Platinum member) to a high floor (1412). Flat screen TV, small (but modern) bathroom, safe and automatic charge minibar.Small balcony accessible by French windows.
Crowne plaza Club room on the 21st floor, cost $60 extra. Club room is open from 06:30 until 23:00 (The room is actually open all the time, the times just refer to the food being available) Breakfast was croissants, bread, rolls cheeses, fruit juices and one cereal. Some soft cheeses and other items. There was always a hot item and this was usually scrambled “eggs” (possibly the dried kind) and another vegetarian type of hot food. Seemed to be served at about 07:00 and cleared by 11:00.
Throughout the day there were sweet nibbles and juices, water. The evening fare was again nibbles of smoked salmon, other fish, salads and the like. Again two choices of hot food though again usually nothing major. Alcoholic drinks were freely available throughout the whole period with a fridge stocking white wine, water and soft juices. There were opened and unopened bottles of Merlot always around. No spirits what so ever.
There were two Internet terminals which were free and adequate for surfing. A scanner\printer\photocopier was there, not sure if it worked though.
Depends how much you drink and what use you need of the Internet to say if it’s worth it if you’re the one paying the bill.
Internet is free and there are cheap eats in the cafes\shops in the Egged bus station. Though you have to get through security to get there.
Overall a reasonable stay, upgraded room was nice.
Location a slight inconvenience unless you are prepared to get on a bus or stump up 30NIS each way for a taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is ideally located at the entrance to the capital, half an hour drive from Israel's international airport and within walking distance from the Knesset - the Israeli parliament and Supreme Court with their unique architecture, also in the vicinity the museums district. the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem hotel is the tallest building in the city and an impressive land mark. All rooms have balconies and are over looking the panoramic views of the old city and new quarters with breathtaking scenery of Judea hills in their backgrounds. The hotel offers a variety of banqueting solutions from 30 to 900 participants in a theater style seminar at our modern and audio-video equipped conference hall or at a sit down gourmet function as per your request. Within a few seconds walk the biggest indoor convention complex in Israel The ICC. At the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem You'll find the most updated executive services, Club lounge on the top 21st floor, Wireless high speed Internet connection in all rooms & public areas. Covered heated swimming pool and SPA including 2 tennis courts, gym, wet and dry sauna and workout studio classes. From It's great location you are invited to walk or a drive to each of this holy city's specially characterized historic areas and get back to your home away from home at the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem. ... more less
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