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Mount of Olives Hotel
Ranked #73 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Valparaiso, Florida
1 review
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“Bad to Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

My girlfriend and I had a total of 13 nights in this hotel. The first three were unbelievably bad. The bad list includes a dirty shower curtain, a dirty headboard area, a torn window screen and two LOUD BARKING dogs chained up directly below our window for 3 nights!! We told management we had to change rooms. As soon as I mentioned a future letter to Trip Advisor, the changes began. We were given a wonderful room with an incredible view of the city. It had clean headboards and a clean shower. The staff were very helpful at any time of the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our daily delicious breakfasts.

Room Tip: Room 235 has a great view!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

It was nice to stay in the Mount of Olives and walk down to Old Jerusalem in the morning. It should be about a 40 Shekel taxi from Damascus gate to the hotel, or you can get the 75 bus. The staff were really helpful and provided us with a map and arranged our taxi to the airport. It was quite a cheap hotel and to be honest it showed in the rooms, which were quite basic. The rooms were also a little noisy as it is right by the main road. But I don't think it is a bad hotel, the location is good and the breakfast buffet was very nice. All in all I think it is a good choice for budget travellers, especially if you only have a short time in Jerusalem and want to see the Mount of Olives area as well as Old Jerusalem. But don't expect too much from the rooms...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Excellent staff who are super friendly and helpful.

Unfortunately, this East Jerusalem hotel has a very difficult time getting building/renovation permits because of the political situation. So many rooms have older facilities that aren't as nice.

In the morning, there's a very tasty and beautiful breakfast spread. And you can also ask the kitchen to prepare dinners.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

As a group we wanted to stay at the Mountain of Olives for reasonable price. For this reason it's a good hotel. The breakfast was very goed. Fresh en goed quality food. The service was very good, people were attend. For 40 shekels you can have a taxi down to Old City. It's about 8 euro. For 5 shekels - a bus, that brings you to Damascus gate. If you look for a not expensive hotel at The Mountain of Olives its a good option.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Kahului, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

This is a very affordable stay in a clean hotel with really nice staff. I stayed during Ramadan though and it was super noisy all night plus they were fully booked so my room was on the lower floor with no view and right next to the noise. I donʻt know if it is typically so loud, but their is 24 hour meal joint right next door and cars have to beep to alert other cars they are coming up the narrow Mount of Olives road so that is what you are hearing all night long. On the other hand, getting up and walking down the Mount of Olives from this hotel was one of the most enjoyable moments of my trip so I guess it was still worth it.

Room Tip: I dont know which one, but I know there must be so rooms with killer views because you can see it fr...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

I traveled with a group of 40 people. The location is good---10 minutes walk to the Old City.
The hotel is pretty basic, but clean. The food is great--homemade, fresh and simple. People are friendly. One thing made me wonder-- they only serve coffee from the machine, and its disgusting. But there is a coffee shop just across the street, and very friendly Mustafa makes great coffee and serves fresh orange juice.

Room Tip: Rooms on the western side are quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

I booked 4 nights at this hotel and guess my expectations were too high.
I thought that the location was good, which i do not deny it is, but getting to the Old City is a 15 minute walk down a VERY dteep hill, or 40 NIS in a taxi (which adds up after a while) - or there is the bus, but the services I was told are limited and cease around 10pm.
The room was adequate but the neighbourhood was very noisy at night with dogs barking, fire crakers being set off for 30 minutes at a time. Needless to say, if you are looking to sleep - forget it!
There is one restaurant opposite the hotel - and one place that serves shawarma - but that is it.

The breakfast was extensive & the staff were helpful.
I did change my hotel half way through my stay as sleepless nights whist travelling is not good.
If you want a cheap hotel, close to the sights, consider this hotel - but be warned of a sleepless night ahead.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Mount of Olives Hotel
Address: 53 Mount of Olives Rd, Jerusalem 91190 , Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #73 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Mount of Olives Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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