Our group of 15 retired military from the US and Russia stayed at this interesting hotel in the Christian Quarter converted from a 19th century Greek Hospital. The thick walls with arched passages in the hotel reminds you that you are in the old city. The staff, led by Samir, is polite, professional and helpful. Rooms were quiet, clean, modern, and comfortable, with bath, TV (English, German, Russian, and other languages), and wifi. Breakfast was included in our arrangement and it was quite good: buffet of eggs, sausages, fresh fruits, olives, tomatoes, breads, cheese, salads, etc.
Because we held daytime meetings in the sister hotel, Knight’s Palace, a 5 minute walk from the Gloria, we ate our lunches there. The buffet was very good with beef, potatoes, pasta, salads, desserts etc. You could eat all your meals in the hotel if you wanted but, there are several nearby restaurants that we ate at instead. We ate at Nafoura, Burghoulji, and the Armenian Tavern – all quite good.
Our group has met in several other cities (Istanbul, Larnaca and Lisbon) and we found the level of service and quality here to be equal to those or better - very good. Samir and the staff helped with guides, taxis, and other recommendations for our time in Jerusalem. I highly recommend the Gloria Hotel and its sister – the Knight’s Palace – for a stay in the Old City of Jerusalem.