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Mount of Olives Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   53 Mount of Olives Rd, Jerusalem 91190 , Israel   |  
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Ranked #64 of 90 Hotels in Jerusalem
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“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

The hotel was basic with a bad shower, but the location and staff made up for it.

What a feeling walking out of the city walls, through the Kidron valley, passed the Garden of Gethsemane and up the Mount of Olives!!

I absolutely loved staying here! The man at the desk was so helpful planning out the rest of my holiday, telling me what roads to go on and to avoid.

I was really pleased we didn't stay at a hotel within the city walls.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Shower
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2008

This is a nice hotel for a very reasonable price. The economy room we were in was not fancy, but it was very comfortable and fit our needs really well. Breakfast (which was included) was good and we ate a good dinner there once for a really good price.

The only downside to the hotel is it's location. While it is near the churches that are on the Mount of Olives, it isn't close to much of anything else. It's a very steep hike downhill on a narrow road to get to the old city from the hotel and then you have to go through the entire old city to get to the city center, which is where most of the restaurants and non-old city sights are. So, be prepared to take a lot of taxis. Also, be aware that the hotel is in the Arab part of Jerusalem, so if you take a taxi from the center and your driver is Jewish, he won't take you all the way to the hotel, even if he says he will. We learned this the hard way.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

As a Christian pilgrim travelling to the Holyland for the first time, the feeling I had when staying at the Mount of Olives Hotel was truly special. Although clearly the Mount of Olives itself has changed considerably since the days when our Lord traversed its slopes and slept in its caves, a stay at this hotel gave me an amazing glimpse and feeling of that time.

To give an idea of how well placed the Mount of Olives Hotel is, the perimeter wall of the site of the ascension of Christ is literally touching the southern wall of the hotel. From the main entrance, I would walk down the slopes of the mountain to the Garden of Gethsemane every morning before breakfast which takes about five minutes. Walking up the steep incline was a lot harder but its good exercise.

Be warned that this is a budget hotel with basic services. When business is slow, they upgrade guests to their newly redone *PLUS* rooms which have new furniture, televisions, hair dryers, etc. I booked a standard room and ended up in one of the better rooms for the same price.

The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel offers complimentary "Dowe Egbert" coffee and tea in the lobby and has free Internet access for guests either via Wifi or a computer terminal also in the lobby.

The downside to the Mount of Olives Hotel, at least while I was there, is the worn out 1930s Art Deco furniture in the lobby which definately needs refurbishing or replacing. Overall though, the price is very reasonable for what you get and for Christians, the location is the best in Jerusalem.

  • Liked — Its amazing location on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Disliked — The furniture in the lobby needs to be refurbished or replaced
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Mount of Olives Hotel

Address: 53 Mount of Olives Rd, Jerusalem 91190 , Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 90 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mount of Olives Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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