Less than one block from Damascus Gate into the Old City, this is convenient location. It is run by nuns in the Franciscan Order, and they are kind and helpful, particulary Sister Herminia who seems to be in charge. The Arab Christian staff all speak English and are also helpful. I stayed in a room off the garden which included a kitchenette. Downside is you have to be in by 11:00 at night when they lock the gates. Jerusalem lodging can be expensive but this place is a great value. Most lodgers are part of pilgrim tour groups from Europe but solo travelers, such as I was, are welcome also. The Arab bus station is a block away and the light rail going into West Jerusalem has a station two blocks away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Franciscaines de Marie (White Sisters) Guest House - the perfect place for Pilgrims visiting Jerusalem City in the Holy Land. Our guest house is ideally located within walking distance to all of Jerusalem's major sights because it's just outside the Gate of Damascus in Nablus Road (across the Schmidt's Girl College). It is peaceful and quiet like a Sanctuary in the Jerusalem. The daily rate includes a buffet kitchen with fresh bread, eggs, fruits, hummus, brewed coffee, chocolate, tea, a choice of cereals, yoghurt, olives etc. We have guest rooms for solo guests, doubles, triple and even some that can accommodate a family. There are restaurants, groceries and fruit/vegetable shops nearby. You can also go to other places in the Holy Land because the bus terminal is a short walk away. This sanctuary in East Jerusalem also offers daily Masses in our chapel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Franciscaines De Marie Hotel Jerusalem