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“Better than it looks! 3 & 1/2!”
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Rivoli Hotel
Ranked #46 of 60 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 8, 2013

When we first got here I really wanted to start crying!! The room looked like something from the 1930's , very old décor, no mod cons but spacious, clean & everything you really need.

Location is right next to the old city, this is not the new shiny part of Jerusalem but the old arab bit so it's quite noisy & grubby outside. But there's lots of food shops right outside & it's right next to the old town which is where you really want to be.

Breakfast was really good!

Good value for money!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

When we arrived at this hotel I felt as though we'd made a big mistake coming here! We were on a group tour and arrived early on our own and had dragged our bags through the streets of Jerusalem to arrive in the dirty crowded streets of the Arab quarter. The hotel doesn't look much from the outside and first impressions on the inside aren't that good either - shabby carpets in the bedroom and the strangest bath/shower arrangement I've seen. Thanks to fellow TA reviewers we remembered to ask for a quiet room at the back and are glad we did as some of our fellow tour group got rooms at the front which were noisy. We stayed for 4 nights and the place grew on us. The staff are very friendly and Hassan, the manager (or he may be the owner) is very helpful, dedicated and friendly. Breakfast was OK with a reasonable choice (although after 4 nights I was ready for a change). Some early TA reviews said that the hotel doesn't have air conditioning, but new units have now been installed in every room.
Best feature of the hotel is the location which is 200m from Herod's Gate providing easy access to the old city. For those wanting a place of quiet contemplation its also close to the Garden Tomb. I see rooms can be had for about £50 a night which represents outstanding value, and the price and location are the reasons I gave the Rivoli 4 stars

Room Tip: Rooms at the back either look out over the cemetery (or onto a concrete wall) but are quieter than t...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The professional photos on trip advisor are exactly how the hotel is. Its very clean hotel and located just outside the herods gate (i think!) - one of the main gates to old city and al aqsa. In the old city is where markets and food places are located. The hotel is opposite to the police station and approximately 10 minutes walk to al aqsa.

the hotel staff were accommodating and friendly - asking us whether we prefer the quiet side or noisy side (quiet side = next to the graveyeard, and noisy side = opposite police station). the noisy side was really not that bad at all, we managed to sleep fine.

during ramadan the street was really busy and lively with street vendors and stall holders on salah eddin street. salah eddin st is also where the currency exchangers were which was handy for us.

The rooms were nicely sized and bathrooms were good size too with toiletries provided and stocked up accordingly.

Only complaint is about the taxi driver who the hotel introduced us to to take us around - he was a scammer. other than that, no issues whatsoever with the hotel itself. would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: if you are a light sleeper, 'quiet side' may be better for u which is next to a graveyard (n...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here after moving from another hotel & was very impressed overall.
The rooms were quiet (even with a busy street below), the rooms were clean and comfortable.
Breakfast was extensive and adequate.
Location is very close to Damascas Gate (8 minute walk).
Good value hotel right near Old City!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is in a very convenient location, very close to the Damascus gate and several places to eat. It is also close to a shuttle that goes to the Jordanian border which was good for me in my travels. The rooms are very old and the bathrooms are small and a little uncomfortable. Breakfast left something to be desired. All in all this hotel is average at best, but in a nice location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Couldn't be a better location, just 200 m from Herod's Gate, 20 mins walk from the Western Wall, in East Jerusalem. There is a lot of shops, exchange offices and post office nearby. Very tasty breakfast (sun ripened tomatoes and olives). Helpful staff. Room had TV and was air-conditioned, but there was strange smell in the room and furniture was a bit old.

Room Tip: My window was facing a Muslim cemetery with mosque - I liked very much hearing muezzin calling to pr...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Very happy with this hotel-stayed for 3 nights and my friend and I had a spacious, clean twin room. Good breakfast and friendly helpful staff. If I was going back I would stay again and found it really good value for money. It is near Damascus Gate, bus stations and very easy to find your way around from there.

Room Tip: Ask for quiet room -I did and was very happy.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rivoli Hotel

Address: 3 Salah e-Din | P.O Box 19599, Jerusalem 9711026, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Down Town East Jerusalem
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Ranked #46 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Price Range: $73 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rivoli Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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