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Shepherd Hotel
Ranked #21 of 25 Hotels in Bethlehem
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I went to the hotel with my wife and my 3 children for 2 nights on Easter. The hospitality was great and the hotel is located well within the center so we could walk into the old city and the marketplace by foot.
We were located on the 5th floor while the rooms were relatively clean the windows were so dirty that we could not see the view without opening them! In addition the windows could not be shut and feared for the children so we asked them not to go too close to the windows!
The parking lot of the hotel is relatively small (only around 10 cars could cramp into the small parking lot of the hotel and we had to ask to move the cars in order to go in/out of the parking lot. (it was not that bad as most of the time we did not have to use the car at all)
The TV/entertainment in the hotel is almost not present (the TVs only have a few channels) so bring something for the kids to do (while bathing, etc.)
Overall we had a good experience, in order to make it better I suggest to fix/clean the windows, get better children entertainment and improve the parking lot.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Mograbi
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

This hotel offered the best service and most hospitality I have ever encountered at a hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and was eager to serve its guest. I felt safe the entire time and was treated fairly and just. It was a good experience. The only negative was that the wi-fi service was a little sketchy at times and passing through the checkpoints took some time in the morning. Overall it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank stumperman1
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

I regularly bring groups to stay here whilst on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is a comfortable mid-range hotel with very friendly staff and good facilities. Spacious rooms many with good views. Good food provided in 2 restaurants. Located close to the old town of Bethlehem and an easy walk through the markets to the Church of the Nativity. A very good option for staying in Bethlehem and supporting the local economy. Bethlehem has much to 'take in' and enjoy.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank AndrewA64
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

The Shepherd Hotel is a convenient and comfortable hotel. You will experience warmth and professional hospitality from the Palestinians at the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is first class and the proportions are very generous. The rooms are well-appointed and of a good size. Finally, you have ease of access from the hotel to the Church of the Nativity and to the local shops. This was my first trip to Bethlehem and I fet that 'The Shephed Hotel' was a good choice. If you wish to dine elsewhere there are a number of small restaurants and cafes near by. The only 'down side' of Bethlehem is the evidence of apartheid in the form of the monstrous wall that has been constructed. As a boy I once saw the Berlin Wall and the wall that the Israelis have contructed is just as disturbing a sight. What a pity that there is no John Kennedy standing up for the plight of the Palestinians in the way he did for Berliners.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Rambler55
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Situated close to the centre of Bethlehem but on a quiet sidestreet, this hotel is cool and comfortable. The staff are very obliging and helpful. Always willing to please. The hotel has a sort of faded elegance - when staying here you will become part of the local community. A couple of doors down the road is the local bakery where, from the early hours, they hand-bake bread with a cheery smile and a wave. The local street market is bustling with local charm and everyone is so welcoming. A ten minute stroll though the souk will take you to Nativity Square.

The rooms are comfortable with air-con, shutters, comfortable beds and a little bit of luxury. The food is local fare - which adds to the ambience. If you want to immerse yourself in the local culture while being comfortable then this is the place for you. We have stayed there twice and will happily return again.

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back of the hotel are quieter and have a good view over the valley
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank GE_RikB
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

Good hotel with helpful staff in the Palestinian side. Based in Bethlehem, there is a lot of interesting places to see near this. Due to the apartheid wall it's not possible for locals to go to Israel and income from tourist is important in these parts. Stayed here for 3 nights, good food, loads of salad selection, they have a lot of group tourist as well so it could be busy at the restaurant certain times. Free unlimited fast wifi, this was helpful as I used to skype home. Alcohol served at the bar.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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2  Thank Paulmat555
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

I stayed at this hotel when I was touring around Bethlehem last year. The hotel was fine. The staffs were friendly and courteous. The large room where I stayed in had a bit out dated décor but it did not bother me as the room was comfortable to stay. The bathroom was however modern just as what the previous reviewer has said. I had my laptop with (I always carry it with me for business related purposes). The free high speed internet connection was a boon. I had a good sleep at this place. The food was quite delicious.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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2  Thank lenka_hong
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Address: Jamal Abdel-Naser Street, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Location: Palestinian Territories > West Bank > Bethlehem
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Ranked #21 of 25 Hotels in Bethlehem
Hotel Class:4 star — Shepherd Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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