I was recommended to this hotel based on price and location. I would recommend this place to people who are spending the majority of their day out and are only using the facility for sleeping.
The best feature of the hotel is its location. It is centrally located and walking distance to the old city and Ben yehudah street where there are many restaurants. Also conveniently located to the Great Synagogue. There are also many bus routes nearby on King George Street where you can get nearly anywhere.
As far as I am concerned, I would not call Little House in Rechavia a hotel, but more of a bed and breakfast. A hotel by definition to me has more amenities.
We had ordered the least expensive room and although adequate, for a couple nights, we were there 6 nights and lived out of our suitcases as there were no dressers in the room. There were two night tables where we were able to place a few things and a closet to hang a few others, but basically most of our belongings remained in the suitcase. I know there are larger rooms, but I am not certain if those have more furniture.
The breakfast was more than adequate, and the daily croissants were delicious. However, the breakfast was not as lavish as the breakfasts at many other Israeli hotels. There is an outside area with small tables where it is pleasant to enjoy your breakfast in the beautiful Jerusalem mornings.
The staff was helpful enough but I would not call them friendly. One major change that I would suggest to Little House would be to paint the reception area/lobby a brighter color and update the lighting. It is so dreary and poorly lit when you walk in. Also the reception desk is so high that you cannot see someone sitting at the reception desk unless you get very up close. At most hotels someone is usually standing to greet you.
Finally to confirm this is not a hotel, there was no one to assist us with our bags or even a luggage cart to load our luggage on. I was traveling with my elderly mother and therefore I had to bring 4 bags into the reception area (which is not in front of the building but the side), then load them individually in the elevator and the take them out of the elevator and then wheel them individually to our room.
Also rooftop terrace and back area of hotel would benefit from having some lounge chairs for relaxing.
Overall this is a clean, basic place in a good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It has 27 unique country-style furnished rooms and family units in a beautiful old stone house completely renovated from the ground, in the heart of Rechavia, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Jerusalem and only 15 minutes walk from downtown, 20 minutes to the Old City (5 minutes to the Great Synagogue). We serve full Israeli Kosher breakfast is provided. All rooms have air conditioning, LCD TV, telephone and FREE Wi-Fi Internet.FREE coffee / tea 24 hoursFREE Internet in rooms and lobby, FREE computer for guest use.Reception service 24/7 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Little House In Rechavia Hotel Jerusalem