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“A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land”
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Golden Walls Hotel
Ranked #51 of 100 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed April 15, 2013

A modern hotel close to the Old City, overlooking the Damascus Gate, one of the eight entrances to the Old Town of Jerusalem. Our room had recently been refurbished, including new furniture, but the bathroom would have benefited from a more modern shower, rather than running off the bath taps. The restaurant was comfortable and it was advisable to go for breakfast early to avoid large groups arriving together. The Buffet Dinner was excellent with plenty of choices to suit all tastes. The selection of wines could be improved. The staff were friendly and helpful. Each week at dinner there is a Theme Night. While we were there it was Lailet Sultan (The Sultan's Night) where you are invited to get involved with Arabic and Middle Eastern culture and taste Arabic spiced food served by waiters in Palestinian costume. Coffee after dinner was not included but was available to purchase in the lounge.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the side road rather than the front of the Hotel.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

A relatively simple hotel that is experienced at catering for groups. We were 130 people travelling together on a Diocesan pilgrimage! Buffet breakfast and dinner provided a vast variety of options - dinner was particularly good with a different meat/fish available each evening so it never got boring.

The staff were friendly and helpful but the major selling point for this hotel is the location - right opposite the Damascus Gate entrance into the Old City. It was incredibly easy to find your way around town and so, when the time came to be independent from the group, I was confident about finding my way alone.

Rooms are quite simple and lack the luxuries of well-known 4* brands but you don't go to Jerusalem to sit in a hotel room so I'd take location (and decent food) over posh toiletries and a swimming pool any day!

Room Tip: Walls were a bit thin and we had talkative neighbours so I'd recommend taking ear plugs if you...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a reasonably priced, clean hotel with good service. Rooms vary, but staff are eager to please and solve any problems.

The hotel is ideally placed for visiting the Old City - just across the road from Damascus Gate - though some rooms can get quite a bit of traffic noise; but that's a small price to pay for such a good location.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Hotel may look odd on arrival at night with its yellow noen lighting on the exterior, but the very newly renovated room we were given was wonderful. Currently only about six have been completed in this busy hotel, but their contemporary decor with white walls and black stained cabinetry was well set off by the mauve LED striplighting that glowed beneath the beds and from behind the bedhead wall section, creating a surreal look. The modern tiled bathroom with spacious shower was excellent.

However the rest of the hotel at present retains its dated look - somewhat akin to a cross between your granny's place in 1968 and a lounge in a cheaper retirement home.

The breakfasts we had were a disappointment. Tour groups dominated the dining room so that on our second morning we had to sit at a table reserved for one such group as there were no others available to independent guests. Much of the hot food had run out and the four pastries left were bin material.

This hotel is very conveniently located a few hundred metres from the Damascus Gate which was wonderful, but with the breakfasts wanting I have some reservations about recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the newly redecorated rooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

A very short stroll from this hotel takes you to the Damascus Gate and access to the old walled town of Jerusalem with plenty to explore for pilgrim and tourist alike.
Our room was very clean, very comfortable, albeit basic, but since we were out all day every day that was all we needed. It looked out to a mosque at the back, which meant it was very quiet except for when the faithful were being called to prayer! We learnt that rooms on the front of the hotel could be very noisy at night. The lounge area with bar was extremely comfortable and relaxed, looking over the busy road to the old town walls and Damascus Gate, dramatic at night when floodlit.
The food was amazing - in terms of quality, quantity and variety - no one need go hungry. The buffet spreads cater for all tastes and are vegetarian friendly!
This is a hotel frequented by coach loads of pilgrims (as were we) so single travellers may not like it so much.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back if a quiet night's sleep is more important than a view!
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Well located -just outside the old city's wall and mid way to the Lion's and Damascus' doors. It's a dated, not fancy building, where internal renovation kept up a rather good standard -compared to what groups are usually given. Large selection of food -at high standards, no doubt.
Staff is kind, attentive and tries to do well. Probably the highlight is the large and comfortable lounge, with view to a section of the white city walls. A truly fine place to end your days.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed as part of a group from the UK. I was a single so had a small room with a double bed and found it most adequate. Food was very good and staff very helpful and pleasant. The only thing that left a slightly sour taste was that when I came to settle my account for drinks, they gave me the amount in US$ and said it would be best if I were charged in dollars. I had to request to be charged in shekels (which they did), but I expect a lot of guests are getting caught out by double currency conversion as well as the hotel conversion rates which will not be as good as your bank.

Room Tip: At the back is very quiet
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Golden Walls Hotel

Address: 17 Sultan Suleiman | Damascus Gate, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
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Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: $123 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Walls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jerusalem Golden Walls Hotel is located in the center of the Holy City. Located just outside the northern city walls, between Damascus and Herod's Gates, our hotel is within walking distance from the most religious, historic and cultural centers.The Golden Walls Hotel is a family-owned business managed by the Pilgrims Palace Hotels Ltd. The Golden Walls Hotel was built in 1964 and run by the late Dr. Rasheed Nashashibi till 1983. It was then known as the Pilgrims Palace Hotel. The Hotel has undergone major renovations throughout the last 10 years. It was expanded twice. A new building was added to the existing to make the total number of rooms 120. ... more   less 
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