I chose this hotel to optimise our short stay in Al Quds. Being a Muslim, the 5 daily prayers in the nearby Al Aqsa mosque was top priority. Located a mere 5 minute walk through the charming Old City, with its exhilarating sights, sounds and sounds, gets you to the peaceful sanctuary of the historic mosque complex.
The hotel is really basic, small room and even smaller bathroom though clean and with air conditioning, is somewhat pricey. The location is unique and the amazing terrace with fantastic vistas of Al Aqsa make up for this. Take your breakfast up there to absorb the Old City while enjoying your somewhat basic though adequate meal. The eggs and Hummus were delicious when available.
Remember to take cash as the hotel, and most shops don't accept credit cards...a costly mistake for me as the money changers downstairs take a hefty commission. US dollars or sheckels are good enough. Ask for the bubbly Saleh to take you on a memorable tour to Hebron and West Bank.
I would return to this establishment, which maintains some character despite its shortcomings....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Hashimi Hotel and Hostel is located at Old City, Jerusalem, Israel. It offers air-conditioned accommodation rooms, all of which have a cable television, private toilet and bath, telephone, and an Internet connection. Some of its amenities include restaurant and cafe, tours and city trips, room service, and safe deposit boxes. While staying here, you can visit some interesting places like Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, and Via Dolorosa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hashimi Hotel Jerusalem