This guest house is not for those who want US style accommodations typically found @ properties like Marriott, Hilton and the like. This hotel is a charming large stone structure, reminiscent of the middle ages Churches. The enchanting courtyard garden in full bloom is an oasis amid the heat and congestion of the city. It was especially delightful to sit under the large umbrella next to the Peace Pole and listen to the daily calls to prayer.
There's coffee and tea available around the clock. The breakfast is typical middle eastern - various olives, yogurt, cheeses, pickles, hummus, pita breads, and a different variety of eggs served each morning. There's also a different juice served daily and granola and cereal.
The rooms are spartan but cleaned and mopped daily. The mattresses are a little thin and hard. Each room has two twin beds, night stands, bathrooms, air conditioned and flat screen TV. TV is in Hebrew or Arabic so we never bothered to watch; plus we were seldom in the room. Bring a wash cloth - none are provided. The towels were changed daily.
We chose a room on the second floor based on the recommendations of other Trip Advisor reviewers. We never heard any noises. One wonderful service - Laundry can be done for $10 US. Fill the white plastic bag with dirty clothes, deliver to the front desk and its returned freshly laundered and folded by 2 pm.
There are two computers in the large lounge area with adequate but slow connection speeds. Wi-Fi does not reach the bedrooms well. I recommend travelling with your own laptop or Ipad which should get better reception than the pc's in the lounge. We had to constantly reboot the router to clear the cache.
The hotel is conveniently located near the Damascus Gate, one of the entry points to the old city of Jerusalem. The St George Cathedral is worth a tour as is the smaller chapel off the courtyard. Flowers abound throughout this property.
The Guest House is safe. The heavy gates are locked at night and the front desk has closed circuit TV watching the front door and perimeter. Some rooms have wall safes so ask for a room with a safe.
I would definitely return to this guest house the next time I visit Jerusalem.
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