The Palatin Hotel Jerusalem gives the feel of a family owned B&B, very personalbe. The price is very affordable given the excellent location, near the pedestrian district Ben Yahuda St. and a 20 minute walk downhill to the Old City Jaffa Gate. Buses and taxis are plentiful. Restaurants and shopping are near.
The staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful. The room was what we expected: small, comfortable, functional, cool, with a strong shower. They have a city map in English and Hebrew on which they recommended numerous restaurants and attractions. We used that map all week. And each restaurant was excellent food. You will eat well in Jeruselem. Which brings me to the free breakfast which had bread/toast to eat with a good variety of cheeses, meat spreads, egg spread, tuna, hard boiled eggs, mediterainian spreads. They also offered yogurt, cereals, jams, and great coffee. Israels like pickled fish for breakfast. But I found plenty else to eat.
The front desk and kitchen people were kind enough to put my knee cold pack in the freezer each day for when I returned before dinner limping from Jerusalem's endless hills and stairs. This willingness to be accomidating impressed me. The front desk person also helped us interpret how the taxis were over charging us. The drivers hide the meter in the glove compartment. Bargain a price with you and then put on a show of "not knowing how to reach your location." Each taxi driver has GPS on his phone. Don't get in the taxi until they agree to the price you tell them through the window.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 3 star Palatin Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem. Since 1936 we are known for making our guests feel at home. We offer a variety of rooms, which can host singles, couples, and families. Our rooms are spacious and comfortable, equipped with free high-speed WiFi, air conditioner, LCD cable TV and a private bathroom. All guests have a free 24/7 access to the business center, and coffee and tea. A large Israeli buffet breakfast is served daily. We are located close to many sites, including Mahane Yehuda market which is only a three minute walk away, and Mamila mall that is just 7 minutes away by foot. We are a minute walking distance from Ben Yehuda Street and Jaffa Street, with their many cafes, restaurants and shops. The light train station is around the corner, and it will take you to the old city and Jaffa gate in less than five minutes. The entire hotel is built from traditional Jerusalem stone, and was recently renovated to fit the guests' needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palatin Hotel Jerusalem