We stayed at the guest house for two nights early January 2013, at a family room (5 beds)
The room is decent, spacious and brightly lit by two large windows. It not carpeted, and only part of the floor is heated. Getting out of bed at night barefoot was COLD. The bathroom could use a facelift - water pressure is low, and the screw holding the shower head in place was loose, so we had to hold it while taking a shower. There is no bath. Breakfast was very nice, with lots of food variety. After having a hearty breakfast we (including the kids) only needed a light snack for lunch while visiting the old city.
And this is the main advantage of this hotel - it is possibly the closest you could sleep to the main sites in the old city. It is literally 30 steps from the bazaar, 15 minutes walk (child pace) to the wailing wall, even less to the church of the Holy Sepulcher. What makes it unique from other hostels in the old city is the fact it has it own, private parking which means you don't need to labor your luggage, and can still visit all the old city on foot not even needing public transportation.
If they dedicated a little more attention to the room details (carpeting, shower maintenance) I would gladly give this place 5-star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christ Church Guest House is in a unique location inside the OLd City of Jerusalem, close to the Jaffa Gate. We offer a variety of rooms set around a Garden Courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a Coffee or meet with friends. The Heritage Centre offer free tours of this historic site. Local staff and volunteers from across the world are here to serve you and make this a special part of your Jerusalem experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Christ Church Guest House Hotel Jerusalem
- Christ Church Jerusalem