Definitely the BEST things about Hashimi Hotel are; THE ROOFTOP TERRACE - The View overlooking Jerusalem is awesome! We sat there every morning drinking in that marvelous view and Thanking GOD. It's a great view of the Old City and the Dome of the Rock (check out my pics!) We also brought our Breakfast to eat (served for a fee on a lower floor) up to the Terrace to enjoy the view - it never gets old!
Hopefully, your trip will be a healthy one, buuut...if you are not feeling well...at least when you stay at this small hotel, you have the great option of just hanging out on the Terrace if you are not up to going anywhere.
THE STAFF - was reallllly wonderful, VERY accommodating and helpful! I really can't compliment them enough. I booked on a website that I realized upon checking in was quoted in Euros instead of what I thought was US Dollars, the staff worked with us on a more reasonable price.
Also, the staff responded right away when there were children playing loudly in the hallways. And when we couldn't figure out the A/C controls in our room, they sent someone 3 different times without a problem. Hashimi staff is very polite and helpful!
I traveled with my 78 yr old 'adopted church Mom', who did have trouble climbing the many stairs to get up to the Hotel. There is not an elevator. If you are young and agile this is not too big a deal...but it was very difficult for her.
This hotel is a great option if you want to stay within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Hotel is located in the Muslim Quarter, a little bit of a walk (for older or handicapped people) from Damascus Gate. The Hotel is a little bit hard to find with all the vendors and shops so close together and in such a busy, hustling area. At night, all the shops close up and then it is easier to find, although, a bit eerie to walk the corridors of the Old City with cobblestone narrow 'streets' and just the echo of footsteps. I am a brave girl, but honestly, I did feel quite a bit uneasy on my own. I wouldn't recommend walking at night.
Again, THE LOCATION is very good, if you absolutely must stay in The Old City of Jerusalem, it is close to "The Church of the Holy Sepulcher" and about a 15 min. walk to the "Wailing/Western Wall" also it's a good 15 min walk just outside Damascus Gate to "The Garden Tomb".
This was my 2nd trip to Jerusalem, The Holy Land, and for me honestly, I would prefer staying just outside of The Old City.
But, if you want to stay inside the Old City, I would definitely recommend Hashimi Hotel!
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