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“Much Improved”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Montefiore Hotel

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Montefiore Hotel
Ranked #23 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Much Improved”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is my third stay in five years at the Montefiore in which time it has had a refurbishment - glad to say that the rooms are more comfortable and clean although still spartan-bring all the toiletries you need as only a shower cap, 'vanity set (i.e. two bits of cotton wool and a small nail file) are provided along with wall-mounted liquid soap . The breakfast is unvarying and limited which gets boring if you are staying for week each time as I do - in the land of fruit and good coffee - you'll get fruit squash and a choice between instant or weak American style coffee which is not great.

But the hotel is quiet, the staff are helpful and opposite is a wonderful delicatessen with all kinds of goodies and a restaurant which sells great quiches and there's the Artists House restaurant which is expensive but worth the treat. The location is also very good.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank kimps
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AyalaHotels, Manager at Montefiore Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay.
We are proud to tell you that just a few days ago we have terminated the contract with our food supplier, and we have started to serve an amazingly good breakfast in our new dinning room.
Items at breakfast change daily, and so far, we see our guests with very happy faces ..

pictures of our new breakfast will be uploaded to our website within a few days.

I am sure that on your next stay with us at the Montefiore, you will be even more content with the hotel.

Best regards and see you again soon,
Naama Yemini
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

I stayed in this hotel twice in the space of two weeks. The rooms were very comfortable, and the room on the top floor (701) had a fabulous bathroom and a roof deck. The location is perfect--in a quiet side street, within walking distance of many things, including the Old City and Ben Yehuda St. with all its restaurants and coffeeshops. For Jerusalem, the prices are reasonable. They will lend you a laptop and the wifi is free, but you have to use it in the lobby. Tea and coffee facilities in the room.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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stoutenburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

This hotel is simple, but effective, close to the Ben Yehuda st. in a quiet sideroad.
Staff is not customer friendly if you don' t speak hebrew or arab, completely ignoring guests going in or out.
Parking is a problem in the area. The hotel has no parking available. They have a 55 shekels per night arrangement with a local parking lot. So if you just need a car to get at the hotel and plan to return your rental car the same day, you better drop off your luggage and first return the car, or find a parking place for a few hours.
Wifi in the rooms is a great add of this hotel.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

15 min. walking distance to the Jaffa Gate. The hotel offers a great location to visit the old city and is located in a very nice area of the city with many shops , restaurants and cafes
The rooms are fine, the bathrooms are a little old fashioned.
The breakfast is kosher, is more or less ok.
The restaurant serves excellent quality food, is expensive, but the people who work there are not friendly which is a real pity.
Anyway we would return to it, mostly because if the location.

  • Stayed April 2013
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

This is one of Jerusalem's best kept secrets...shhhh, don't tell too many people.
My sister initially stayed here on the advice of her travel agent. Once I saw where she was staying and compared it to the large hotel where I was booked, I cancelled my hotel reservations and immediately booked at the Montefiore Hotel.

How do I love this hotel? Let me count the ways:
1) The price is right!
2) It's clean
3) The gentleman originally from Russia is by far the nicest employee in the hotel (the women are fairly cold and unpleasant) and he made me feel welcomed. He's pictured on their website; he's a wonderful first impression employee.
4) The cleaning crew is friendly and helpful
5) You can walk to most places; super convenient
6) The rooms are comfortable and cozy
7) Breakfast is respectable
8) The neighborhood is charming and safe
9) There are quaint restaurants and corner stores right there
10) You're in the heart of Jerusalem in a fine hotel in the middle of the city! Sweet life.
11) Locals stay there, lots of Israelis use this hotel, which is nice if you want to avoid the throngs of tour groups

After having stayed at this hotel on a prolonged vacation in Israel, I booked again, returned to Jerusalem, just so I could enjoy this prime location and property one more time.

In summary, avoid the huge chains and stay here.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms that face the apartment complexes in the back; ask for a room facing the pedestrian...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Windber, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Just back from spending ten days in this hotel. The hotel has an excellent location: close to Ben Yehuda Street, in walking distance to Mamilla Mall, Mahane Yehuda Market and the new light rail system.
The hotel is on a pedestrian mall and is quiet for a good night's sleep.
Our room was a good size , clean, bright and cheerful. There was a lovely flower box outside our window. We had a view overlooking Shatz Street.
A coffee shop, quaint book store and two markets are right across the street. Getting a taxi is very easy in this area.
The breakfast was very good; consisting of salads, rolls, yogurts, cheeses, eggs and fruit.
Staff was very helpful in answering our questions and responding to any needs.
Bed was very comfortable. Air quality was good.

Room Tip: Get a room facing Shatz Street.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Rio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Thsi hotel is only about location. There is no service at all the cleaning is beyond desirable, the breakfast is really really poor, the waiters at breakfast are always in a bad mood, reception is really nice. Wi-fi hardly works. But location is great. I thought it was very expensive for what it offered.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Montefiore Hotel
Address: 7 Shats, Jerusalem 9426707, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Nachla'ot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Montefiore Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Jerusalem, The Montefiore Hotel is within walking distance of the Old City and many attractions, such as The Western Wall, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Ben Yehuda Promenade.Many of the city’s best restaurants and exclusive shops are nearby.The hotel has excellent public transport links which take you all over the city, a station of the new light rail service nearby.The hotel has 47 comfortable rooms and one suite. The Montefiore Hotel provides a full Israeli breakfast and free wireless WIFI connection. A free laptop, available upon request, will help you stay in touch with home.At the Hotel: the Angelica Restaurant, a unique kosher chef’s restaurant, offers fine grill and special dishes.The best location in town – guaranteed! ... more   less 
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