I have just returned from a short visit to Jerusalem with my mother and my sister. Usually I never leave reviews but we had such a great experience with this hotel we wanted to share this with other travellers who are thinking of visiting.
Firstly, the staff were beyond excellent. Nirvana, at the front desk, was the perfect host and she helped us with every part of our stay. When we arrived at 11am we wanted an afternoon tour that day, and were unsuccessful when we had tried to contact tour companies in advance. Within half an hour Nirvana had called up various companies and private guides she had used before and found us a brilliant Greek guide with excellent knowledge of Jerusalem as he lived there all his life and had studied the history extensively. He gave us a wonderful tour and a real insight into the City.
Our hotel room was huge and unlike most triple rooms, we had three proper beds rather than two beds and a fold up one. The room was clean and had all the facilities (AC, safe etc). It was quiet at night so we had a lovely, undisturbed sleep. We had read reviews of other central hotels which were noisy so we were grateful that this one was quiet. The restaurant on the top floor of the hotel is really good, we had the meze for lunch there which was a real bargain.
The area itself is in the Arab quarter of Jerusalem which is lively and a few minutes walk to the Old Town. Nonsense to anyone who says it does not feel safe, we were three women travelling on our own and we felt perfectly fine.
Nirvana recommended we go to the German Colony area for dinner, which is worth checking out. It is full of great restaurants and boutiques. On the whole, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Between us we have travelled a fair bit and have not yet been received by such warm and welcoming staff.
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