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out of 17 reviews
Great view and very accomodating staff
“Peace Love and Blessing from Above”
My wife and I stayed at the Jerusalem Panorama Hotel for two weeks in March of this year. We miss Israel and especially miss waking up to coffee and breakfast each morning on the 3rd floor overlooking the Kidron Valley, This place truly has a beautiful Panoramic view of the old City and more! Everyone who works in this Hotel is friendly and helpful, We loved the man on the third floor who would bring us our coffee and offer to make us an omelet or fried eggs each morning, He has such a good heart! We found the Old City, and all the way to Ben Yehuda to be a pleasant walk from the Hotel (mind you my wife and I are still in our 20's) not to mention Many Biblical places are just a couple blocks from the Hotel, Plus blocks from the Hotel there are many Taxis waiting to give rides anywhere you want to go, my wife and I swam in the Dead sea, hung out in Jericho, went to Bethlehem sometimes you can find a cab rite outside the Hotel. My Wife and I stopped everyday for snacks and soft-drinks at the mini-market right across the street. You can also get Falafel next door to the mini-market and there are fresh produce and honey vendors on the corner. My wife had a bit of a cold during the second week of our stay....and guess what? they have a drugstore rite next door to the Hotel! We will definitely be staying at the Jerusalem Panorama Hotel again!
“If you have low budget stay there.”
Extremely modest hotel. Arab family runs the place. Very friendly staff. Clean sheets and towels. If you only care about clean and cheapest place to stay this is Jerusalem Panorama Hotel. It is located right at the Olive Mount in 5-minute walk from the Russian Church of St. Mary and the St.Mary Dormition Church. The panorama from the window is fantastic. You can observe the Old City like at the postcard. It will take you about 20-25 minutes to walk to the Lion Gates. The breakfast is not huge at all but there is enough food to eat. No coffee-tea in the rooms (so bring your own stuff). There are several kiosks around in the area selling fresh fruits and vegetables. The place is safe enough to stay. We received wi-fi internet from the medical clinic which is located in the nearest building. Free parking lot for the guests.
“Economy Hotel for Traveler on a Budget”
If you are on a budget and just need a safe place to lay your head at night, you can go with this hotel. Whether or not to choose this hotel would depend of what you want to do in the city. If you are interested in seeing Christian holy sites, there are quite a few right down the street. There is a bus stop near the hotel, Arab buses number 36 and 63 will take you into Jerusalem. The ride costs 5 shekels which is better than paying 30 to 45 for cabs. The hotel will give you an Arab city map and an Arab bus map. They'll tell you the bus schedule if you need it. The staff are quite friendly and helpful. If you have the time, you can also just walk. Make sure your clothes cover you well and you have a bottle of water with you. The sun in the open space is ruthless. If you are interested in nightlife and entertainment, you may want to go with a West Jerusalem lodging instead, it will make things a lot easier for you. If you stay out in the city late, you will need to take a cab back to the hotel. Be prepared that some Israeli cabs won't go there so you'll need to find an Arab cabby. There are buses that go to the Western Wall even late at night, in principle you can walk from there to the hotel, but you'll be scared and it's just not a good idea. I think that the hotel needs to change their front door sign, because it's so dirty that it makes the place really feel like a dump. Once you're inside, you realize that it's an okay place to sleep.
“enjoyed our 5 day stay”
The hotel is quite worn and basic. Could use an update. It is a budget hotel. Just outside the hotel there is a pizza shop and some markets where you can buy fresh fruit . Can't say enough about the service. The manager and his son were very friendly and helpful. Someone was available to accommodate our early schedule. They went out of their way to be helpful. Arranged a taxi to pick us up at 3 am to make an early flight. A staff member was there to insure the taxi arrived on time. Even sent tea to our room in the evening without charge. We had a free breakfast with eggs cooked to order. The negatives are workers smoked in the hotel and dining room. It is a nonsmoking hotel. The manager said he will inform the staff not to smoke. Patio door and window locks did not work. However we felt safe. Some tour buses park on the street a short way from the hotel. Since we walked, the diesel fumes were very strong at that location. All in all we enjoyed our experience at the Panorama Hotel and would stay there again.
“You get what you pay for”
I could not tell much about the hotel as we only needed a place to get some rest at night but overall it was good. Reasonably priced and cleaned, some breakfast in the morning, friendly staff. Would stay again.
“Decent Room For The Price”
I stayed at the Jerusalem Panorama Hotel for 5 nights. The hotel itself is in decent condition and it has the potential to be a 4 star hotel, but the neighborhood it is located in is not the best. It is a 65 room hotel and I was the only guest staying there for 4 of the 5 nights. Breakfast was simple, eggs, toast, lemonade, tea, coffee, cake, cereal, milk. The view of the old city from the top floor dinning room is wonderful. The complimentary wifi internet is only complimentary because someone next door had their wifi router unlocked and open for anyone to use, and it was only available on the south side of the hotel. While I was there the TV/Cable was not working, but since I don't watch TV it didn't really matter to me, and if asked about it, I'm sure they would have gotten it working. The staff of the hotel were very nice and always asked how everything was and gave me complimentary tea and cake a few of the evenings I was back early to the hotel. My room was simple and not luxury by any standards, but there was a very deep tub in the bathroom. If you want to save a buck and have a decent place to sleep this would be the Hotel for you.
“Adequate Budget Hotel”
Jerusalem Panorama was a decent budget hotel in an Arab neighborhood east of the Old City of Jerusalem in Ras al Amoud near Mt of Olives and the Old City. The lobby and dining area were nice. The lobby had free wifi and the dining area had a decent free breakfast and a spectacular view of the city. The hotel staff were friendly and eager to help and answer all of my questions. The neighborhood was okay but a little spooky late at night. About a 25 minute walk to the Damascus Gate. An Arab bus could take you to the Old City but I never tried it. If you want to go to West Jerusalem you'll need a taxi or your own car, which can be parked for free in their lot. The room was comfortable and cleaned regularly, but could use a deep cleaning in the bathroom. The room had a lot of minor maintenance issues, but everything functioned. When I booked the price was lower than any other hotel I saw in the country.
It is close to the Old City and the price is good. The hotel is clean and breakfast is fairly good.
"Panorama" is truly the right title for this hotel. The sixth floor provides a 270 degree view of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, and the areas east. It is breath-taking! The staff are very helpful with accommodations and tour arrangements. The rooms are no-frills, but adequate. The important thing is that it is walking distance to the Old City of Jerusalem. I highly recommend it.