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“Good hotel but a bit far from old city”
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Mount Scopus Hotel
Ranked #84 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Mt Scopus hotel. It was comfy and rooms are spacious but well used. Found this hotel to be good value for money if you are looking for clean and spacious accommodation. The breakfast was good there was a variety. We also enjoyed buffet supper there.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

This arab run hotel has seen better days but its rooms are just what you need if you indend to be exploring Jerusalem. Bed, shower and airco. The free Wifi in the comforable lobby is a plus. Nice views of the city as well. It serves a good breakfast with toast, salads, yoghurt and cornflakes.

There some shops and a few restaurants nearby in the street 'below' the hotel (Shim'on Ha'tsadik), so if you're tired and just want a bite nearby that's possible too.

This hotel is outside the old city. Walking to Herod's gate (closest) is about 15 minutes. You can also take the Jerusalem Light Rail from Shim'on Ha'tsadik station to the Damascus gate or the city center. Or take a taxi.

Bring earplugs if you stay on a saturday, the neighbourhood can get noisy then.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Rooms were in need of updating. No tea/coffee making facilities. No fridge. Staff not particularly friendly. Breakfast adequate. Shower dreadful. On the positive side, good view over the city and didn't mind the 15-20 minute walk to Damascus Gate.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst on a group trip. Good views from the rooms and lobby over Jerusalem.
+ 2 computers with internet free of charge for use, free WiFi in the lobby.
The biggest disadvantage is the distance to the old town. It is 15-20min walk to the Damaskus Gate (uphill on the way home). But it felt save walking even late at night. Withhin 5min walking distance (down the hill) there are 3 OK prices european restaurants and 2 late open corner shops/ supermarkets, otherwise nothing around... till you reach the old town.
It was built in the 60' and very little updated, but the rooms were spacious and clean. Most of us had problems adjusting the airconditioning, and the shower didn't provide a lot of water...
No kettle/ tea or coffee in the rooms and the breakfast was basic.
The reception staff was helpful (mostly lounging on the sofas though) and the prices at the tiny bar were similar to the supermarket, which was great.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

If ever an hotel needed some tender loving care care , this is it . Every thing about this place is just worn out . The staff were ok , no problems there . What do you want from accommodation , a good nights sleep , clean room , decent shower plenty of hot water. The first 2 pass but the plumbing system needs an urgent overhaul , it is probably the most dire shower I have ever seen in a commercial property. Still not the most pressing of lifes problems.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Outdated, unprofessional. I was sitting in the lobby I saw a family check in late at night after a party in a nearby restaurant ( i know because i was at that same restaurant ) , i figured the father could not drive due to drinking. As soon as the family went to their room the receptionist and another member of staff pointed to each other hinting "look this man is drunk "and they were disrespectful. I was sitting near by but it was dark ( yes they turn off the lobby lights late at night so they did not see me. It was disturbing.
the place has potential. The view is pretty good They need to be more pro.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Shower works and has hot water...that's about the only nice thing I can say about this hotel.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Mount Scopus Hotel

Address: 10 Alsheikh | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9551832, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > ג 'ראח
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range: £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Scopus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Hotel, in a tranquil setting on top of the Mount Scopus peak, within ten minutes walk from the old city, with transportation available to Biblical and historical sites. All rooms have balconies and offer a magnificient view of the Holy City. Room facilities include a private bathroom, Air-Condition, Wireless Internet access, Telephone, Radio, and T.V. The Lobby is spacious and spectacular, and together with the Bar, tastefully decorated. The Hotel has Elevators servicing all Floors. ... more   less 
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