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Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Jerusalem is an amazing city. The hotel is beautiful. It is full of character & in a great central location. The reception area is very attractively decorated. There is a great pool, sauna & gym. All the staff were friendly & helpful. The breakfasts were great with a huge choice of dishes & a great buffet. Our room was a...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Maggie, I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel and staff. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We hope your next visit to the YMCA hotel is in the near future. Best Regards, Raed A.Leil Hotel General Manager

Herzlia, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If central location is of importance, than that's the place to be.(just opposite the King David Hotel-5star hotel). The building is an historic impressive and interesting site. Insist on the refurbished rooms are refurbished. cosmetics and towels are ok. service is friendly and the breakfast buffet is sufficient in variety of European/Israeli-Mediterranean selection. It has an indoor pool to enjoy...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Best Regards, Raed A.Leil Hotel General Manager

San Francisco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pluses far outweigh the small minuses here. The location is 10 minutes walking to Jaffa Gate and the Old City. The outer property is beautiful and especially during Christmas time, it's been very welcoming. (The Christmas Eve concert was a wonderful blend of choirs and cultures). The breakfasts are a generous helping of fresh Mediterranean style fruits and vegetables...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. I am disappointed to hear that our front desk staff didn't meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff. Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon. Merry Christmas, Raed A.Leil Hotel General Manager

Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the hotel. The scenery is very special, the rooms are very nice, though not new. The staff was very welcoming. We had a tour of the place, by the head manager, which was interesting and beautiful, including a view from the tower. The food was a little plain, and the restaurant service have room...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review and recommendation. I am very happy that the staff was welcoming and accommodating and that you enjoyed our building. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with restaurant service and food. This has been communicated to the concerned staff. I look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Raed...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed November 26, 2016

My mother and I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for two weeks while awaiting the availability of a long-term apartment. The hotel staff was exceptionally professional and personable, and did everything possible to assist us with reservation changes as we waited to move into our apartment in Jerusalem. We cannot thank the YMCA, Three Arches hotel staff...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brittany, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made you feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. I will...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed October 29, 2016

What a great place to stay if location is your priority. The hotel is housed in a beautiful building that offers much to explore. The tower look out gives a great panoramic view of the city.The hotel itself is much more shabby than chic. Our room was clean but there were cracks in the bathroom, the door handle was falling...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I am very sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our housekeeping management. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely...

Stockton, New Jersey
Reviewed October 26, 2016

An excellent choice in an historic building. The breakfasts were great, and while the rooms are not luxurious, they are fine and provide an unbeatable value. Proximity to the Old City, German colony, and the tram in a great area.

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other guests. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care! Raed A.Leil Hotel Manager

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The YMCA Jerusalem is a perfect place to stay if you want to be close to the old city. The building is just beautiful and historic. The hall and restaurant makes you feel like you are in a movie. Remember to pay a visit to the top of the old clock tower.

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Best Regards, Raed A.Leil Hotel Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed October 26, 2016

There are newer, cheaper, cleaner, more comfortable hotels nearby and even closer to both the new city and the Old City. The Arab community using the gym didn't seem to welcome guests. The food wasn't kosher for Passover.

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

We stayed at this hotel check in was at 6 am, i paid to a guy 50% of room rate in cash he told me breakfast is free i went in a morning , and took 1 piece of bread lady was so rude , charge me 12 euro, i had no idea they change it, we went last year...

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179office, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I hope this notes finds well.I apologize for this bad experience. This is very disappointing to hear, but we hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. Please let me know if you want to discuss this personally.Kindly email me with a phone number or email address so I can discuss your issues personally....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The YMCA Three Arches Hotel, with its 152 ft high central bell tower, is a Jerusalem landmark recognized the world over. Designed by the world famous architect of the Empire State Building, the hotel offers a blend of old world charm, friendly hospitality, art works and architectural wonders, together with modern, comfortable accommodations to ensure a pleasant and memorable stay in this remarkable city. The external facade of the hotel bears intricate sculptures and inscriptions in English, Arabic and Hebrew reflecting the YMCA's historical role as a meeting place and a spiritual haven in this intense and ancient city. The beautiful gardens and lawns, graceful shade trees, and stone pathways around the hotel are open for our guests' strolling pleasure. The hotel's public areas feature high-ceiling halls and walls often lined with colorful modern works of Israeli and Palestinian artists. The elegant Archibald C. Harte Restaurant restaurant serves culinary delights to our guests, with its garden terrace a delightful oasis in the midst of the city on sunny days and mild evenings. That same sense of tranquility pervades the hotel's rooms and suites, where guests may relax and gather their strength for days of sightseeing or meetings in bustling Jerusalem. The ancient Jaffa Gate, main entrance to the fascinating walled Old City, is just a few minutes' walk away, as are shops, vibrant cafes and restaurants as well as the cultural attractions and night life of the modern metropolis. Three Arches Hotel awaits your arrival, at the very heart of Jerusalem, where peace and quiet reigns, with a pervasive sense of welcome and well-being. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel

Address: Rehov HaMelech David 26, Jerusalem 91002, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: $109 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“ask for the refurbished rooms facing the front. Rooms on the back/garden side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles lubinco, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for King David view”
 of 5 bubbles darknightofthesoul, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms on the front have a beautiful view of the famous King David Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 265brittanyf, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“Some views are better than others. Ask for a view if you will be spending time in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles debbies20162016, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“up high is nice”
 of 5 bubbles peterbA6135DA, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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