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Jerusalem Hotel
Ranked #49 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The hotel is in a charming old building a very short walk to the Damascus gate. The rooms vary in size, but ours was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The atmosphere is great. The staff were very helpful. The breakfast was good, but the meal at the restaurant one evening was not anything spectacular. I would definitely return to the hotel.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Step into the beautifully decorated stone rooms & step centuries back in history. The feeling is wonderful, as are the people who work there. I will choose this beautiful, quaint, family-owned hotel on every trip to Jerusalem. I did not miss room service or any other amenity 5-star hotels offer because the staff made me feel so welcome and comfortable, and the ambiance was just lovely. The Damascus Gate (to an expansive Old City Market you'll want to take hours to explore) is only a short walk away but having a restaurant built right onto the hotel was an added plus after a looooong, exhausting journey. And their green ice tea (literally neon green w/ foam on top!) is a must have!

Room Tip: My room was on the ground floor just across from the hotel entry desk, but the ancient stone structu...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Whenever I visit Jersualem - I always make sure to stay at this family run establishment. This year was with my son and daughter we stayed for 4 nights.

The building itself has its own story to tell and transports you back in time.

Situated in East Jerusalem and close to Damascus Gate - its location is excellent.

For those who would like 5 star amenities of a 5 star hotel - then this may not be right for you. Whilst the hotel as well does not project itself as such.

However for those who would like to immerse themselves into the local way of life, enjoy local hopsitality and understand the history of its inhabitants, then from a personal perpsective it is 5 star plus.

I would like to thank Raed Saadeh (the owner) and his family , Rober, Shireen, Nasser, Saadeh, all the staff, the musicians - who make this place such a pleasure to visit.

Look forward to returning soon.


Gerard & family

Room Tip: "Go with the flow" and leave expectations behind. For those with limited mobility ask for...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The hotel has some nice points: Great location, close to Damascus Gate, kind and helpful staff and , yes, also the restaurant is, (at least for me), ok. I don t really need luxus around me. But the hotel is clearly overprized for what it offers: nearly nothing . I don´t want to recapitulate what they should do, that list would be too long, but they need to invest also a bit when the room rates are around 140 USD. In short, I think the whole place needs a complete overhaul and cleanup, until then this place is purely and simply overpriced.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Jerusalem Hoel is a little cosy hotel just outside Damascus gate. The rooms have great traditonal furniture, the service is splendid and the restaurant in the garden so relaxing that you would like to stay for hours!! Try a glass of white wine and some hummus with bread and just enjoy Your stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

I recently visitied the Jerusalem Hotel, Bistro/ Bar , I go there whenever I am in Jerusalem , which is once a year. Typical pf many things ine at jerusalem they start of well then deteriorate. Dead flies and bees neat the glass windows, waiters gossping and cursing at one another ... Just unprofessional and predictable .

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
Thank GeorgeTrident
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We spent a week at this charming Palestinian hotel a stone's throw from the Damascus gate. This old Palestinian home turned into a hotel has charm, tradition, and comfort at a great price. The style of building in stone makes the rooms comfortable in the summer but the rooms have air conditioning and and ceiling fans as well. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They know all about the myriad festivals and events going on in Jerusalem and Ramallah during the summer and Ra'ed, the owner, is involved in creating a lively Palestinian cultural life in the city. The hotel has a wonderful garden restaurant with a great selection on the menu and a delicious daily breakfast. The hotel staff can help arrange for a car rental as well. We won't stay anywhere else when we go back!

Room Tip: This hotel is in middle of a bustling city so if you want quiet, look elsewhere.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jerusalem Hotel

Address: Nablus Road | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Down Town East Jerusalem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range: £99 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jerusalem Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run hotel situated in an old Arab mansion located only a few meters from the Garden Tomb and The Damascus Gate and within a short walking distance to major historical and cultural sites.Originally built by a feudal lord in the heart of the ancient city of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem hotel has been carefully renovated.Accentuate its 19th century Arab character and refurbished with Arabesque furniture.This distinct architecture is evident in the arched windows.High ceilings, cool stone flagging and secluded vine garden.The thick stone walls, cut from unique creamy Jerusalem stone,Have been exposed and pointed with a traditional Arabic plaster.Rooms are timelessly decorated with antiques inspiring a Middle Eastern oriental milieu.Each of our 14 rooms is custom-furnished, air conditioned and provides a state of the art, fast internet connection, network facilities, wireless internet, two direct dial, separate phone lines, and a Yes cable receiver for guests comfort viewing.Once upon a time a gentle women and men but are start our speech and pleasantries reach, we must offer greetings!and peace!Shall we tell tales tonight .or sleep?we'll tell tales ...once upon a time the storytellers tells such quenching grapes fell upon a place, named KAN ZAMANwhere doors open wide where nerves do unwind where friends and dear ones and visitor who loved once from every neighborhood and home do stay...Enjoying the charms of nights, and joys of the day...The two eating places, the airy 'VINE' garden-patio restaurant and the authentic Diwan (indoor) offer a rich variety of Mediterranean dishes as a full meal or as a snack at reasonable prices. Live Arabic music is organized weekly. The Diwan is ideal for parties accommodating up to forty guests.Whatever the reason for you to visit Jerusalem, our hotel offers the relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy. ... more   less 
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