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“Beautiful and great atmosphere, but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
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Mount Zion Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Hebron Rd, Jerusalem 93546, Israel   |  
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Ranked #26 of 87 hotels in Jerusalem
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“Beautiful and great atmosphere, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The Mt. Zion hotel is located just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, about a 10-15 minute walk from the German Colony (with lots of shops and restaurants) and accessible to the Old City by foot. Our room had a gorgeous view of the Old City and the Mount of Olives, which was just an incredible way to wake up in the morning. The rooms weren't quite as luxurious or as big as they appear on the website, but they were clean and comfortable, and each room had lovely decor - I think we stayed in the newer part of the building. The lobby is big and beautiful, with a bar, comfortable chairs and a great view - a great place to hang out. The breakfast was excellent! Lots of salads, yogurts, fresh fruit, and some hot dishes. The little shop in the lobby actually has pretty good prices on some jewelery and things we saw elsewhere in the city.

My only complaint is really the price. It's a very expensive hotel (~$350-400/night) and personally I would have expected to pay $200-250. I think you pay in part for the location and the amenities (it was off-season so we didn't use the pool or Hammam, and we didn't use the spa), and I know Jerusalem is expensive, but it just seems very pricey. In addition, the Wi-Fi was $15/day, which was ridiculous. No free Wi-Fi anywhere, not even in the lobby. We were advised by friends to find a coffee shop where there is often free Wi-Fi.

In all, I really liked this hotel. It was pretty, comfortable, quiet, and had a delicious breakfast, but I would probably only stay here again if there was a special deal going on.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a view of the Old City!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This was a very nice hotel. Nice views of the old city. Friendly staff. Very unique decor inside. Best breakfast..not huge, but awesome variety.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Beautiful surroundings, good location, clean room, special place, unique ambiance

Room Tip: We had a standard room on the 2nd floor, which was nothing special, but it was clean and the rest of...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This hotel is built in a very old Arabic compound of buildings. The stile is Arabic - with arches, high ceilings and matching decoration. Some will love it, some less, but no one will be indifferent to it. Very nice Hamam (like a wet sauna, but bigger, decorated – you can ask for oil to massage your partner of yourself) and a nice hot tab just outside the Hamam, in the open air - so your body enjoy the hot water while your head is chilling in the cold air while listening to the bells of the Jerusalem churches. Overall very nice hotel. The breakfast was nice, even though they could do some better in decorating the dining room. The room we got was huge - I could live in the bathroom. The service was very good and responsive.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I like this hotel, i frequented it several times. It is built ona side of a hill, well it decends into a valley to be more percise so the lobby ( ground floor) is actually the top floor ! the reception area is wonderful . Big windows overlooking the valley and the old city walls. The outdoor Swimming pool is on the bottom floor m novice set up. For the non observant or secular, on Shabbath , the pool bar /diner is closed :(

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were part of a large Bar Mitzvah group & booked an executive suite. The place was old & dingy -nothing like the photo's showed. What was worse was the price paid of $648/night- in hindsight staying at the David Citadel would have been a much better choice.
Position is in the middle of nowhere & if you want to use the internet service, you need to pay for every device.
Stay away from this place-its a shocker & needs to be pulled down!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I stayed for 5 nights in December 2011 and found the Mount Zion to be a comfortable base for exploring Jerusalem. It's about a 10 minute walk up a steep hill to get to Jaffa Gate and Mamila mall. Certainly doable if you're a walker - it wasn't an option for my parents in their 70s, but taxis were easy to come by in front of the hotel. The room itself was not as exotically furnished as the hotel's photos show - it was simple and clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom is ok - not particularly new shower, but serviceable and clean. The hotel has beautiful views of the Old City and Mount of the Olives, a lovely garden and an excellent breakfast. The front desk staff spoke English and were always friendly and helpful. There is a good restaurant called Lavan down the street in the Cinematheque - otherwise, I didn't see anything close to the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mount Zion Hotel

Address: 17 Hebron Rd, Jerusalem 93546, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
#16 Family Hotel in Jerusalem
#20 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Zion Hotel 4*
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