Posted Nov 14, 2016 on Hotels
It's in an Arab area, with a bit of a rough neighbourhood behind the hotel. (I don't really get intimidated or scared, and I find most Muslims nice, but even I have to admit it was a bit of a rough & unwelcoming neighbourhood - there are plenty of these neighbourhoods in Israel !). There aren't many places to eat nearby, so don't bother looking. And the hotel is old and a bit dusty, a bit unkempt.
However, it's relatively cheap (it's not cheap, but Israel is rather expensive for hotels), it's only about 10 minutes walk to the old city (less to the Mount of Olives). There's a small car park, if you have a car. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is okay, and the views from the top floor (breakfast hall) are really very good.