This is a small converted Arab house. It is filled with both antiques and reproductions and really gives you the atmosphere of the pre-modern Middle East. In spite of this the rooms have wifi and and updated tva.
It is clean. Service is helpful if not always reliable. Location is very good to visit the old city. It is about a mile walk to the most distant gate. The viciniy is rather dirty and there is a bus depot across the street which brings some early morning noise.
Breakfast buffet is simple and adequate but not very extensive nor of the highest quality. We did not eat dinner here but the food looked very good.
This was a perfectly fine stay but I suspect there are better places at the same or lesser prices. Draperies, awnings, some furnishings and bathroom fixtures are past their useful life. Room lighting is dim. Some of the plumbing and lighting looks like it was installed by a bad "do it yourselfer " if you have never stayed in a histoorical place like this, it is like a time capsule and you might like it for that reason alone. For me, I think the whole place needs a professional over -haul.
- 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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