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“Good position, everything else is poor”
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Golden Walls Hotel
Ranked #50 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed 1 night as a part of a group. That was more than enough. The rooms are small and the beds are very small. You can't push them together as a table is fixed between them. Bathroom is equally cramped. The dining room is too small for the number of guests. The net effect is a cramped, noisy, claustrophobic experience. Food itself was OK, but not a place to linger. Wi Fi was unreliable, constantly cutting in and out, rendering it useless if you needed to surf the internet.

Service was indifferent. The hotel trades on its position close to the old city. It has no other plus points.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights from 23rd October as part of a McCabe Pilgrimage. The hotel was nice enough as we were out most of the days anyway, but on arriving we had no towels in our room. We went to reception 3 times to ask for towels but none materialised. It is pretty poor when you can't shower or bath on your night of arrival after a long journey. The room service was hit and miss, some days it didn't seem that the room had been done at all, other days, wet towels were folded up and put on top of dry towels thereby making them wet. They need decent chambermaids! The food was good and you could not fault that. Would I stay again? Yes as such a handy location.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Golden Walls Hotel for six nights as part of a McCabe pilgrimage. There were definite pros and cons.
On the plus side has to be the location as it is directly opposite the old walls with easy access to the city. The food was good and plentiful and the staff were generally friendly and accommodating.
Where the hotel lets itself down is in the quality of the rooms. Apparently there is arefurbishment programme but our room was musty and smelled damp. The room really needed a complete re-decoration and re-fitting as it was not up to basic standards that are expected in the 21st century. Just because we were on a pilgrimage is no excuse to palm us off with sub-standard accommodation. And the simple fact that there are no drink making facilities is really not on. If we had not been part of a tour group we would have checked out after the first night.
Other pilgrim hotels are available in Jerusalem within the same vicinity, and these appeared to be more modern and certainly better maintained.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
3  Thank Parsonknows
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The hotel is tired and needs investment to upgrade the older rooms to a standard usually found in Tulip Group hotels. Rooms might look out on the street sellers below along with their rubbish and noise from early morning to late evening. Room servicing is somewhat casual at times and essential things like bath plugs missing. There is somewhat noisy air conditioning but it wasn't working in our room - open the window and the loudspeakers of the adjacent mosque bellow out a frequent intervals. Single beds can be narrow. Shower needs better temp control. Good roof garden overlooking the city walls across the dual carriageway, but litter not often cleared away. Good points - the restaurant was fine with a good choice at every meal, but can by busy with 170 guests. Staff are helpful and pleasant. The lift only starts at the first floor so need to negotiate three flights of stairs to reception.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank swhamer
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I recently took a party of 47 to Israel and stayed in the Tulip Inn in Jerusalem. It is an ideal setting for exploring the old city which is just across the road and also the wider pilgrimage sites in Israel. The staff are wonderful - nothing is too much trouble. One of our party had the handle on his case broken and they repaired it free of charge. Food is good and varied and the rooms are always clean and adequate. This is my first choice of hotel in Jerusalem

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Located in the center of the old city .. And close to everything.
the price is totally fair....
it is close to Bab Almud gate, a couple of minutes around 2-3 minutes you can reach the gate..
it is good for families..the rooms is too wide and comfortable.
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the breakfast also nice and rich as it should be

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The best thing about this hotel is it's superb location. You are right outside the old city walls between Herod's gate & the Damascus gate. Everything you want to see is in easy walking distance. The buffet breakfast offered lots of options. The rooms are adequate. The bathroom was new and clean.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dee70471
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Additional Information about Golden Walls Hotel

Address: 17 Sultan Suleiman | Damascus Gate, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
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Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: £83 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Walls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jerusalem Golden Walls Hotel is located in the center of the Holy City. Located just outside the northern city walls, between Damascus and Herod's Gates, our hotel is within walking distance from the most religious, historic and cultural centers.The Golden Walls Hotel is a family-owned business managed by the Pilgrims Palace Hotels Ltd. The Golden Walls Hotel was built in 1964 and run by the late Dr. Rasheed Nashashibi till 1983. It was then known as the Pilgrims Palace Hotel. The Hotel has undergone major renovations throughout the last 10 years. It was expanded twice. A new building was added to the existing to make the total number of rooms 120. ... more   less 
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