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The 7 Arches Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mount of Olives Place | PO Box 19585, Jerusalem 91190, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Located on the mount of olives it is only a 20-30 minutes walk to the Old City and has one of the best views of the Temple Mount and Al Aqsa mosque. The location is amazing. That is the only positive thing i can say. However the hotel is very tired, long overdue for a refurb and my room was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I first stayed at the then Intercontinental Hotel on the Mount of Olives in late 1985 and early 1986. At that point, it was a five star establishment. I stayed there again with my family in December 2013. The hotel was just as it was in the 1980's. Yes, it has aged a bit. Yes, it is not "modern", but... More 

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Excellent view, the best of the entire city. old furniture, '80s, but large rooms and fast wifi in common areas. Excellent breakfast, almost unforgettable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel very quiet, close to Gethsemane, with big parking.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We had no air conditioning. Trying to sleep in room a 85 degrees was not possible. The buffet for breakfast and dinner were wonderful. Too bad the dining room was even warmer than the guest rooms. The hotel needs lots of work. We had a lampshade with the trim falling off. Just one of the many signs of NO maintenance.

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Superb location on the top of mount of olive. Great view of the old city. We had a camel just outside our room window. Named him Archie. Very nice full breakfast included. This hotel was THE hotel back in the 50s and 60s. It has fallen into a state of disrepair unfortunately. Dont think it has ever been updated since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed there 3 weeks in October and had a great vacation. Free breakfast buffet and very inexpensive dinner buffet nightly. Food was excellent in quality, quantity and variety every day. And service by and dinning room staff very good The cleaning staff were quiet, reliable and always helpful. We got advice and help from staff at reception on tours,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

First of all, while it is true this hotel's "glory days" are in the past, 7 Arches remains a great place to stay while in Jerusalem. The view of the Old City is incredible, probably the most famous in the world. I encountered nothing but clean rooms and the daily upkeep was excellent. Maybe the hotel could do something to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This hotel is in a great location but the rooms are very run down. You need to walk up a flight of stairs to check in which is a problem with people who have disabilities since there is no elevator. The first room we were sent to had no TV, then we were moved to a higher floor with a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

this hotel is history its in east jerusalme up on a mountain very tourist location for christians it has a beautiful view and kind service but not very clean run down and old looking hasnt been renovated for many years. not very well looked after

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The good location, availability of parking and comfortable clean beds are the positive side of the hotel. It how-ever needs a serious make-over. Buckets standing in the passages to catch dripping water from leaking pipes from the roof, to false fire alarm and nobody seems to know were to switch IT off at 2 in the morning. Hotel definitely not... More 

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Address: Mount of Olives Place | PO Box 19585, Jerusalem 91190, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The 7 Arches Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 196
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