Nice hotel in a safe location near the old city
Posted Nov 20, 2016
I stayed at Harmony hotel for eight nights during my first visit to Jerusalem. It is a 15 minute walk to the Jaffa Gate and old city. The receptionists I spoke to were very friendly and helpful. My room was comparable to that found in any well maintained chain hotel in the UK. Breakfast is served 7am-10am although, in my experience, all of the food is not out until 7:30am. The selection was excellent and healthier than that of a European hotel. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, there are several vegetarian/vegan restaurants within walking distance and I particularly recommend Village Green and Nagila. The hotel has a happy hour every evening from 5pm-7pm with free drinks and food for all guests. The free Wi-Fi is fast and available everywhere in the hotel. In terms of getting to the hotel from Ben Gurion Airport, I recommend you take the shared taxi which costs 64 NIS / £13 per person. Turn right towards the taxi area as you exit the airport and look for the yellow minibuses. When you return, your hotel can arrange for the shared taxi to collect you. During my visit, I went on organised day trips to Masada, The Dead Sea and Bethlehem. The pick up point for those trips is the Tower Hotel which is a five minute walk away. I would certainly stay at the Harmony hotel if I were visiting Jerusalem again. It is solid, if unspectacular, accommodation in a safe neighbourhood that makes an ideal base for exploring the old city and surrounding area.