Stayed at Mt. Zion the first two nights of a two-week tour of Israel. Though we had a couple disappointments with our room, our overall experience was positive and we would return to this charming and eclectic, boutique-style hotel in the future. Our room must have been in the midst of a renovation and we were disappointed that a strong odor of fresh paint greeted us as we entered our room quite late on our first night at the hotel. We were too tired to ask to be moved to another room. The following day we did not want to go through the trouble of moving our belongings to another room as we had a busy schedule and knew we were leaving the next day. The view from our hotel room was of an outside wall, but that didn't matter too much to us since we knew we would be leaving the hotel just after breakfast each day and returning late at night. Be sure to ask for a room with a view if you'll be staying more than just a couple of nights! If we had booked a longer stay we definitely would have requested another room and I'm sure we would have been accommodated, as the staff was extremely attentive, helpful, and courteous throughout our stay -- very good service. Fortunately, the weather was cool because it was necessary to leave our window open while we were out of the room on our first day in order to eliminate the fresh paint odor by the time we returned. Overall, though our room was rather dated, it was clean and very quiet, and we experienced uninterrupted sleep. There is a breathtaking view of the Old City from the lobby, and seating there is inviting, comfortable, and relaxing. Did not go to to the beautiful pool because of unseasonably cool weather. The delicious breakfast buffet, by far the best we experienced during our entire stay in the country, offered a tremendous variety of well-prepared dishes along with exceptional service.