Ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jane from San Francisco
Would stay here againPosted Nov 27, 2013
Pros: Cleanliness, proximity to major sites, ease of transportation, good value for Jerusalem.
Cons: Add WiFi access in rooms.
Liked this place very much for its beautiful architecture, proximity to significant sites of note, ease of transportation, and well kept grounds. Location across from Old City's "New Gate" very convenient but also safe. 24/7 guards at gate and it's huge well lit compound privides good point of reference for the directionally challenged. Its also a brisk 5 min downhill walk to the Arab bus station (took #21 direct to Bethlehem) and tram (Mehane Yehuda, Central Bus Station, Mt.Hertzel, etc). 10 min walk in same downhill direction as Arab bus station is Damascus Gate, while Jaffa Gate is a 10min uphill walk in opposite direction and the Artist Colony, King David Hotel and West Jerusalem are not much further. Staff were knowledgeable and willing to help. Rooms were kept very clean and stocked with basic amenities such as towels, bath products, safe and air conditioning. WiFi fast and available around lobby/lounge and in lower room (#213) I stayed in, but not available on higher floor (room 313). Breakfast buffet is plentiful and with wide range of choices. Lastly, rate was very reasonable. Check in and out very efficient and prompt. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
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for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely placePosted May 27, 2013
Location: Great location over the road from the old city
Very nice place. Very catholic in case you hadn't worked that out. Only problem was the Internet didn't work very well (as seems common in Israel!)
for Everyoneby daniela from tel aviv
great hotelPosted May 26, 2013
Perfect location, wonderful view of the old city, lovely rooftop restaurant.
Recommendedby Salma from London
A place of calmPosted May 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Notre Dame Hotel is a beautiful, well run hotel close to the Old City in Jerusalem. Arriving at the Hotel one can only take a deep breath at the wonderful building that you are greeted by. Check in was swift and efficient and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Being a Londoner I was unaware that most places stop serving dinner at 9pm and even though I got there just as the staff were packing the dishes away they very quickly made up a dish for me.... service with a smile! Breakfast was great with a broad selection to choose from. The rooftop terrace offers amazing landscape views of Jerusalem and fantastic vantage for photographers. The bedroom I was in was small but fine for a single traveller. There is no TV or radio in the room which added to the ambience of the area. There are several restaurants/tea rooms at the hotel. The cost of the room was well worth it and I will definitely stay here again. Having stayed in many hotels across the globe this is most definitely in my top 3. I would confidently recommend it if you want a great place to stay!
for Everyoneby Jaime from Toronto, ON, Canada
Clean Hotel ver near the Old CityPosted May 18, 2013
Cons: Check-in staffs
Great hotel very near the old city. Very clean and cozy. Check-in staff is a little unfriendly....maybe for Asian origin. Breakfast really good and breakfast staffs really great. There are many pilgrims using this hotel, and the Pope's picture is everywhere. Over all, the experience is great.
Posted May 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler from ireland
april stayPosted Apr 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall just satisfactory. Disappointed. No facilities to make a cup of tea in room. The halls at night and early in morning are loud, little or no sound insulation. Everything in hotel costs money! Even a cup of tea is expensive. No tv in room either. The pluses are its location and cleanliness. Overall, not worth the price per night.
for Everyoneby Dr Robert from Tucson, AZ, USA
Good or Bad predicated on what YOU value!Posted Apr 3, 2013
Pros: Sleeping on Holy Ground surrounded by Priests and Nuns is cool. If you're a believer, intensifies the holiness of your visit to Old Jerusalem.
Cons: Service is not good. Staff is not so friendly. Noisy rooms. Poor beds. Did someone say 24/7 Catechism? or Nunnery?
Location: Great! You are steps to the New Gate of the old City. There are no restaurants close to the hotel. 15 minute walk to closest.
Goodness of this Hotel depends on what you value on a personal level. The Hotel is literally a few steps to New Gate of the Old City & 8-10 minutes from Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Owned by the Vatican & run by the Legionnaires of Christ. Newly renovated, it's 130 yrs old w/ incredible history, plus Pope John Paul declared it Holy Ground! As such, loaded w/ Priests & Nuns but do not consider this a "normal" hotel in amenities/service. The rooms are small, no TVs & water temp in shower varies...a lot & during every shower. Told us that's normal. Not sure if they had AC, didn't need it but didn't see control for it either. Buffet dinner & breakfast are in same room & acceptable w/reasonable prices. Other restaurant is less than acceptable w/ poor service. No bag boys, no bag carts we saw & rooms are noisy. Guests using wheelie suitcases made a lot on noise on the tile floors & talking in hallways goes thru doors easily. All prices in US$s but hotel's exchange rate is poor. Going rate is 3.5 Shekel to US$. Hotel charges 4 to 1 in their favor. If you can't pay in dollars...use a credit card (but there's foreign trans fees-bring US cash) Here's the bottom line: If you value location & sleeping on Historical Holy Ground-You'll love it. If you value quiet, decent location, good service, better rooms, try the National Hotel or similar. 1km away from this hotel, its next to GardenTomb, $120 a night less, better rooms, food & service...but not Holy Ground. We've stayed at both.