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“Sovjet style hotel in nice location” 2 of 5 stars
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The 7 Arches Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mount of Olives Place | PO Box 19585, Jerusalem 91190, Israel   |  
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Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Jerusalem
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“Sovjet style hotel in nice location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

To begin with the positive: A good location at the mount olive in walking distance to the old city. However on the way back it is very steep up the hill... the rooms and the beds are okay and quiet. Nevertheless the hotel is a wreck that reminded me of some hotels in Russia or in Romania. Wear-down, mass-style tourism. There are always big groups there, many from Russia and Eastern Europe. I wonder what discount they might get. However: The hotel is not expensive and when you don't want to spend to much time in the place it might be okay. However I think that there are unexpensive places near to the old city that are nicer than this place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tczew, Poland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

amazing view on the whole Jerusalem! a lovely garden outside where you can sit back and have a drink. Free wi-fi in the lobby ( a pity not in the rooms...). Delicious food. Friendly service. I guess everything you need to be satisfied. ;)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 August 1, 2012

The 7 Arches was in a great location, on the Mont of Olives over looking the city, what a view it was, and you can walk down to the Old City. The hotel was clean, staff was friendly, the front desk was very helpful and friendly, also with Beinhairm tours. Large dinning area, full excellent breakfast buffet included, the servers were very accommodating, and thanks to the cooks for great tasting food. The price of the hotel was o.k, free Wi-Fi only in lobby area, over all a great place to stay, but just needs alot of up-dating.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms with a view, if two people make sure you ask for a full/queen size bed, and there are...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I have often wondered if roses have thorns or thorns have roses. The 7 Arches is set in contrast to both the geography and the politics in which finds itself. The service and the food in the restaurant were a wonderful oasis in such a beautiful land of turmoil.

Room Tip: early morning is best for pictures of the old city.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Best Thing About the hotel is its on the Mont of Olives, the Dream View of Jerusalem, just outside the hotel and equally good view from the rooms, Huge dinning area good breakfast, huge lobby, free Wi-FI in lobby , and the staffs are excellent, though its in the Arab area but the drivers outside the hotels are extremely co-operative and cheap, we had a trip to Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, Masada, as well as a full trip to old Jerusalem, and dropped at Tel - Aviv (Four of Us) at USD500 was an excellent bargain. The driver was just an excellent person and a good guide as well. Finally the reception staff at the hotel Mr. Abeed was very good, and the staffs at the dinning area Mr Md Ali and Yusaf Ali were too good.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

when you first reach this hotel you will think, wow what a dump! but dont be fooled by its age. The hotel is clean, it has free wifi in the lobby, and a GREAT hot breakfast that is included in the price. Now i travel ALOT! and when i travel it is to see the city and the culture not hangout in a hotel room. So i know this room has a tv but whether it was a flat screen or an oldie i cant remember..didnt care. The view of the city of Jerusalem is fabulous and you are close to so many sites. The staff is very helpful and accomadating. The have a wonderful mediteranean buffet that they serve in the evening that is inexpensive and great! If you are looking for no frills, cheap, clean, and good service this is the place!

Room Tip: no fitness or pool
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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svnarch, General Manager at The 7 Arches Hotel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you for review of the Seven Arches Hotel during your last stay. We at Seven Arches are trying our best to make the accomodation for the visitors of Jerusalem as comfortable as should be and hopefully that the planned renovation of the property in the near furure will result in even a better quality hotel than now. Thank you
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is a typical hotel (not any sort of B&B) with many rooms spread in two connected buildings, each having only two storeys. The hotel is located on the top of the Mount of Olives in a quiet neighborhood. It is low populated area so there is no vibrant living around. You can walk down to the old town using a small (nearly traffic free) road. It will take no more than 20 minutes. The hotel inside had a good standard, but 30 years ago. It looks like it has never been renovated except for painting the walls. You get a relatively large room with bathroom, all rather clean. We had brakfast included in the price, but it was poor. Not that there was no food, but the quality and the way it was served need immediate improvement. If you travel on budget and want a standard hotel, this may be the choice.

Room Tip: Rooms 601, 602 have the window facing the old city.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mount of Olives Place | PO Box 19585, Jerusalem 91190, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 92 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The 7 Arches Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Seven Arches Jerusalem is situated on top of Mount Olives, not far from the Mount Scopus and looks out from the west, at the Old City of Jerusalem with perhaps one of the more beautiful views of living ancient history in the world. To the north, the hotel overlooks the backdrop of the hills of Bethlehem surrounded by large Green Garden. Our rooms are large and some of them with the best view of Jerusalem.From its hilltop location on the Mount of Olives, the 7 arches hotel looks out onto one of the most inspiring views in the world...the old city of Jerusalem. The hotel is a short distance from the ancient historical sites of the Holy City and is the perfect base for excursions to Bethlehem, Jericho, Massada, Galilee and beyond.Transportation from Ben Gurion International in Tel-Aviv to the hotel is 50Km (31-60 min. by taxi), and from the hotel to the city center of Jerusalem is 3 km (2-5min. by taxi). Official languages are Arabic and English, Hebrew is widely spoken, and many speak French, German, and Spanish. ... more   less 
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