I'm sure I got the cheapest room but the room was tiny and floor space so limited that there wasn't even room to put my suitcase down, so I had to put it on the bed. The wardrobe was knackered and there was a general scruffiness to the room. The bathroom had been recently redecorated but pretty badly done with smears of paint on the door frame and badly applied silicone sealant. Despite my best efforts with the shower curtain, the floor flooded every time I had a shower.
My room was on a corner and it was very noisy, and the curtains did not block our much of the sun, which rises early in June.
The charged-for internet was very poor and eventually stopped working altogether. I didn't try the free wifi in the lobby but suspect that was as bad.
The breakfast buffet was fine, with a good selection, including made-to-order omelette (but only with onion, cheese and parsley) which was a much better than the scrambled eggs - I didn't know it was possible to make them that dry!
We had the dinner buffet one evening which was better for the salads and starters than for the hot mains which looked really unpleasant and didn't taste very nice. There are some good restaurants not far away and unless you are on a full-board package I would avoid the hotel's services in the evening.
The staff were friendly and did their best. The hotel lobby was being renovated, as was one of the lifts which was our of action.
As another reviewer noted, the hotel's best point is that it is only a 15-minute walk from the Jaffa Gate into the Old City. But it could be so much better and needs some effort on the part of the hotel's management to bring it up to scratch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Prima Kings Hotel is a landmark hotel in the Center of Jerusalem. The Glatt Kosher Mehadrin Hotel is situated in the Rahavia district, meters from the Great Synagogue, a 15 minute walk to the Old City, Mamilla mall area, and central to the large variety of museums; like Yad VaShem; Restaurants, Shopping, a walk to Ben Yehuda St. Mall and much more. Additionally, the Prima Kings has just renovated the public spaces including the Lobby, elevators and Dining areas, plus built a brand new Spa and Fitness Center. With 214 rooms, of a variety of types to suit your party of 1 or 4, perfectly, we offer modern amenities such as FREE WI-Fi in all guest rooms and Public Area, tea and coffee making facilities in room, mini refrigerator in room, flat screen TV, complimentary bathroom amenities. For business guests, we have built a brand new Executive Lounge, serving snacks, drinks and newspapers, execrated wifi and more. Our Lobby is a comfy place to hang out, near our Cafe Paris, overlooking the Paris square. Prima Kings additionally boasts an on-site synagogue. spa &fitness facilities, and a variety of conference and meeting rooms. For everything a Hotel in Jerusalem can offer, choose Prima Kings, inspired by the heritage and mosaic of cultures you will see throughout Jerusalem. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prima Kings Jerusalem