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“Ideal place for pilgrimage”
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Golden Walls Hotel
Ranked #46 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Ideal place for pilgrimage”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I recently took a party of 47 to Israel and stayed in the Tulip Inn in Jerusalem. It is an ideal setting for exploring the old city which is just across the road and also the wider pilgrimage sites in Israel. The staff are wonderful - nothing is too much trouble. One of our party had the handle on his case broken and they repaired it free of charge. Food is good and varied and the rooms are always clean and adequate. This is my first choice of hotel in Jerusalem

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Located in the center of the old city .. And close to everything.
the price is totally fair....
it is close to Bab Almud gate, a couple of minutes around 2-3 minutes you can reach the gate..
it is good for families..the rooms is too wide and comfortable.
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the breakfast also nice and rich as it should be

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is it's superb location. You are right outside the old city walls between Herod's gate & the Damascus gate. Everything you want to see is in easy walking distance. The buffet breakfast offered lots of options. The rooms are adequate. The bathroom was new and clean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I spent the first 5 days of Ramadaan at the Tulip Inn. The position of the hotel is excellent. Suhoor variety is commendable. However on many occasions I have found the cutlery and crockery sub standard. On occasions I found food residue still stuck to the "clean" cutlery. The lack of a bidet in the bathrooms I though was disrespectful to the Islam faith.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Kent
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The name says it all. Opposite the walls of old Jerusalem between Herod’s gate and the Damascus Gate, the location could not be more convenient for access to the old city. The view from the first floor lounge window or the roof patio is quite fascinating. The sunlight certainly turns the walls golden at times, and below in the street local people go about their business with little stalls or hurrying to the bus station next door. There is endless activity to observe from the comfort of the lounge. Probably few rooms look out on this view. Indeed room 217 was rather small and stuffy even with the window closed and the air conditioning on and looked out on a rather desolate side street. But most travellers are here to explore the city rather than spend much time indoors. The food was good and varied during the week we stayed. More fresh fruit salad (plentifully available across the road) would have been more welcome than the tinned fruit salad served at breakfast. The staff were welcoming and most helpful. For a better room we would gladly stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Our room overlooked the old city walls - great location but a bit of street noise in the morning as the market set up outside. Friendly staff (find the review by Hugo M hard to understand as our experience of the staff was very good!). Bar prices a bit steep but take a beer up on the roof garden and you can forgive them this. Food good and plentiful. looks unattractive from outside but inside its clean, well presented albeit a little old-fashioned. Will be back next March.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here as part of a McCabe pilgrimage. The hotel is ideally located for the old city being only about 150 meters from the Damascus Gate.

Our room was at the back of the hotel at the end of the corridor and was very quiet spacious having a double bed and a single which we didn't use apart from keeping clothes on! The room was pleasantly decorated with pictures. The bathroom was very small, you had to open then close the door to get to the sink. There was a plentiful supply of hot water, towels etc.

The staff in hotel generally, bar and dining room were very friendly and helpful; the food was varied and freshly served as a self service buffet

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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:
#15 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Also Known As:
Tulip Inn Jerusalem Golden Walls Hotel Jerusalem
Golden Tulip Jerusalem

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