Although the Grand New is a little bit off the beaten path- it was well worth the extra walking to get there. The hotel is located on the top of El Mutran which is a road but also a huge hill. Ask any cab driver to take you there - the uphill walk is pretty steep (downhill much easier- about a 25 min walk to city center; 10 min cab ride). I arrived and Wassam was extemely nice friendly and helpful. I received a ten percent discount at the restaurant next to the hotel -Diana's- which was extraordinary and I highly recommend eating there.
The room was nice with wooden flooring- a nice sized bathroom and a balcony overlooking Nazareth. This was the most breathtaking part. Because of the hotel's unique location watching the sunset over Nazareth was beautiful. If I there was one drawback it was that the sheets on the bed weren't the most comfortable - but this is Israel and for $75/night the price was right.
In the morning - I overslept but the front desk called me to tell that they had breakfast (included) waiting for me in the dining hall. This had never happened to me before and I was very thankful that they woke me up as breakfast was a great spread of vegetables breads and halvah.
All in all a great stay and a great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand New Hotel, is situated on one of the highest slopes in Nazareth – The Hamutran Hill, in a quiet residential area. The hotel consists of 90 rooms overlooking the city Nazareth The Basilica of the Annunciation and the marvelous landscapes of the picturesque Jezreel Valley. ... more less
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