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Golden Walls Hotel
Ranked #50 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you appreciate seeing the walls of Jerusalem across the street from your large window and having the Damascus and Herod's Gates into the Old City a block away then this is the right spot. Also a block away was the bus terminal, taxi termnial and light rail station. I found the staff to be exceptionally helpful and hospitable both when the hotel was crowded during Easter and when it emptied out thereafter. The rooms were of adequate size but not exceptional. The beds were excellent. The hot breakfast buffet was very large and varied and the food very good. Dinner food was excellent. I plan to return here.

Room Tip: I had a second floor room facing the walls and found the view day and night to be thrilling.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

It's a good hotel, right opposite the city walls. You can sit out on the large flat roofed area that has an extraordinary views of the walls. But I felt oppressed by the large groups of Christian pilgrims that dominate the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

If you want to be near the action then this is the place for you. Cross over the road, go through the Damascus Gate and you are in the vibrant Old City. This hotel was known as The Pilgrims' Palace when I first stayed there over twenty years ago. Once again, I was there with a large group (70) of fellow pilgrims. Despite the number, our rooms were allocated quickly and efficiently and our bags delivered to our rooms. I was given one of the new rooms (315). It was slightly small for a double, but tastefully decorated and provided everything I needed. There is also a lovely roof terrace, excellent to enjoy the late afternoon sun and to "people-watch". The staff were helpful at all times, and the food was tasty, with lots of choice. The "Sultan's Banquet" was great fun! I don't think that I would stay anywhere else in Jerusalem.

Room Tip: 316 and 317 are the newest and bet-appointed.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank s3rjr
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This hotel is located steps away from the Damascus gate and old Jerusalem. The staff was amazingly pleasant, professional and incredibly helpful. While the hotel could probably use an interior update, I found the rooms nice, beds comfortable and free wi-fi was offered. I am also a professional chef and found the food to be flavorful, well-presented and, after traveling throughout Israel, the best hotel food I had. I highly recommend Golden Walls and should I find myself in Jerusalem every again, I will stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at The Golden Walls as a party of 25. We were well catered for and the staff very kindly spoke English with us. They were all smart, friendly and professional. The food was excellent, varied, colourful, tasty and fresh. Our room was 'just right', spacious, comfortable and clean. An unpredictable problem of a flickering lightbulb in our bathroom was dealt with promptly. The porters were extremely efficient and a domestic worker was seen whistling as he worked - it must be a good place to work! If I were to say what could be improved, and I'll bet it is on the manager's wish list, it is the tiny lift which can cause delays, even though there is a separate one for the staff so they can 'get on and do'. Nice roof garden, too. A memorable stay in an ideal location near to the city wall!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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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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5  Thank JohnScott48
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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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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:
#14 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: £88 - £147 (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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