Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 26, 2013
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 13, 2013
for Everyoneby GG from Texas, USA
Somewhat disappointedPosted Apr 20, 2013
Pros: Very close walking distance to the "Old City" and a few eating establishments around the corner.
Cons: Appearance of the entire hotel other than the entrance; location; clerk who pocked my money.
Location: Very poor area, dirty streets, very busy with traffic, school next door, a lot of street store vendors throughout the area.
Upon arriving, I needed to use the desk phone. The gentleman who checked me in, about 5'7", salt/pepper hair, glasses) told me I first had to pay HIM so I did and he put the $$ in HIS pocket. Why his pocket? The entrance is lovely; the elevator is small enough for 2 people and maybe 2 suitcases; the hallways, carpet, and walls need a makeover. There is a town intercom that is very, very, very loud throughout the hotel area that goes on with a lady speaking everyday I was there at 8 a.m. Throughout the different shifts, the other desks clerks were very polite and helpful. The breakfast dining staff were nice and polite as well as helpful. Very disappointed with the first desk clerk mentioned above and with the appearance outside of the hotel area. Very run down area for a hotel.
for Everyoneby Vee from London, UK
Stay AwayPosted Apr 9, 2013
Pros: Er....nothing, unless you're desperate to be 400 m from Herod's Gate
Cons: Sticky carpets, hairs in bath plughole, tepid water, surly manager, paper thin walls, not clean.
Location: In Arab quarter of Jerusalem, which is OK, but hotel not as near to the Old City as its web site suggests. Down a scruffy back street
The only thing that prevented this from being one of the worst hotels experiences I've had - and I've had a few round the world - was the fact that the air-con worked and the sheets were clean. Blanket in wardrobe was smelly. The room was musty, smelt of drains, and had a balcony (acess door locked) which boasted litter, bird droppings, a broken plastic chair and a loo roll tube. Carpet was sticky and had damp patches. Walls were paper thin. Before using the shower for a tepid hair-wash I had to fish (someone else's, obviously!) long black hairs out of the plughole. Breakfast was inedible apart from hard boiled eggs. The cook stood in the doorway smoking. To get anything to eat in the eves (I didn't bother) you had to ring the manager "to warn them". Employees surly. Health and safety? Forget it. Front Desk service minimal. It advertises itself as 3 * THREE STARS MY EYE. Very poor value for money.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN, USA
Well located hotel with friendly staffPosted Apr 7, 2013
Pros: room size
Location: conveniently located near Herod Gate of Old City
front desk staff helpful and friendly. room was great--got lucky and got a large room for 4 people quiet well located for the Old City
Recommendedby Dann from USA
Exploring Jerusalem on footPosted Mar 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
The pros: the hotel staff, the price, and located in easy access to Old Jerusalem and surrounding sites. Besides the breakfast, we ate both nights at the hotel restaurant. The staff even provided us with an adapter to charge our equipment. The cons: my wife and I slept in 2 different single beds that were quite noisy with every turn. The internet was not working out first night there, so we weren't able to research places and events. There were not enough outlets to plug in both the TV and the satellite feed (Perhaps a previous guest took the multi-plug adapater ???). The view was overlooking a non-active construction junk pit.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Basic AccomodationsPosted Feb 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is basic, but adequate. The rooms are spartanly furnished with a tiny desk and chair the only furniture aside from the twin beds. Bathrooms were tiled and clean. The beds are uncomfortably hard, and creek and groan with every movement. I was alone, so it did not bother me, but it would have kept any roommate awake. There is satellite TV, but nearly all channels are Arabic, with a few Italian and one Russian. The only English channel was Bloomberg Business TV. The staff is friendly.