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“Group Tour - Average stay” 2 of 5 bubbles
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King Solomon Hotel
Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Jerusalem
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Group Tour - Average stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Came with 4 other families for a group tour. The rooms were better than i expected, The Dinner food was not bad, but the breakfast was boring.. although the food was all tasty, it was all the same everyday and never switched up. the Shabbat Lunch was very nice, although shortage of Challah?? very odd. The Front Desk service was pathetic ie. on the First night i called down after 11pm to get a wake up call, , i rang and rang for 30 minutes and no one picked up.. finally went downstairs and couldn't find anyone besides for security guard that couldn't speak english. On another day they took 30 minutes to find a cab for me, i finally just walked outside and hailed one on the street in 30 seconds. go figure. overall, although it was OK , i would not come back as for just a few dollars more there are soooo many better options nearby

Room Tip: ask for a suite.. although the Wifi did not work in there..
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The location of this hotel is superb. It is in walking distance of nearly everything and if you can't walk to your destination, hop the light rail that's about a 7 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel itself looks pretty outdated, but it felt like a throwback look. Old everything except TV, but it was charming. Our room was huge and had a great view. You could step out onto the balcony and see parts of the old city, the historic windmill, and the big wall between the West Bank and Israel (being a geopolitical nerd, I liked that.) The breakfast was so-so. Definitely get the pastries and have them make an omelet for you. Service at the hotel was ok, but a little disheveled. The computer system crashed right before we got there to check in. All in all, a great three-night stay.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are huge!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank trevor10brink
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Lexington
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438 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We have stayed at the King Solomon every time we've been to Israel (about 8 times since 2001), and it has improved. Now there is Wifi throughout the hotel, and the reception desk personal are much more personable. Also WIlliam, the wonderful piano player, is still there and delights and soothes the soul with his wonderful renditions. The hotel has not been updated in quite awhile, but that's ok - the outside breakfast room is very nice, and the dining room personnel can be quite friendly if you take the time to talk with them, and get to know them. Shabbat dinner is always abundant and tasty, while breakfast is mostly the same, but very adequate and delicious. The rooms were good sized, and the bed was very comfortable. There is a safe in the closet, and a coffeemaker in the room. The view from our room this last time was not good, so ask for a nice view (don't know if that costs more or not).

Room Tip: ask for a room with nice view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KyBoop
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Buckden, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Not a cheap choice so a disappointment overall. Free wifi was good and the room was a good size. Fridge not ver effective. Two bottles of water provided. The bar is poorly staffed and one night we gave up waiting to be served after 20 mins despite the concierge saying the waiter had been told to attend. Advice about which sites were open on Shabbat was inaccurate and wasted us time waking long distance to the Temple Mount only to find it shut. Breakfast is typical Israeli, though the waitress is over- enthusiastic and takes away your plates when you have barely finished or not! The pool was shut which was a shame. Despite visiting in November it was very hot and we would have appreciated a dip. The cleaner tried to do the room at 8.00 and I had all on to stop her going into the bathroom where my husband was showering. Over all it just misses.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank addicted2travelme
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Hadera, Israel
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166 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

The last time we stayed at the King Solomon was nearly 30 years ago and since that time we had continued to hear about "nice location, decent rooms but awful service." Due to a change of plans and needing a room in Jerusalem at the last minute, we walked into the King Solomon and offered a room at a rate cheaper than all of the Dan hotels in the city, including the Dan Boutique and Dan Panorama which are 4 stars. We were pleasantly surprised to find the room large, spotless and overlookling the Old City and the Montefiore windmill beneath us.,Wi fi was free throughout the entire hotel. Check in by the same person with whom we had made our reservation was quick, efficient and very friendly. We were sorry to have believed everything we had heard about the King Solomon over the years, but based on our experience they are getting a bum rap. We would defintely return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I feel, although I have reviewed this hotel last April; that I should respond again to all those who feel the hotel is good, and the food is good. This is just not so! We are tour group leaders, and will NEVER subject our groups again to this hotel. The food is perhaps barely passable, if you only stay for one evening. If you are there for 6 nights as we were, then it becomes bad. Several of our group commented that the food at times, tasted as it had been recycled, - the hot food was barely warm, the salads unimaginative, - choices poor and extremely repetitive. We had stayed twice in Dan Panorama, and their Dining Room is superb. In 6 days we constantly had to chase down the waiters to get dishes and cutlery for the table, to try if possible to get hot drinks at breakfast. We had stayed a few years back at this hotel, and at that time, coffee thermos' were placed on the tables. This time around, we were fortunate if we were able to get coffee brought to the tables. It became very frustrating for our group, and they too expressed to us their dis-satisfaction with the hotel and the service. We did not have an issue with the large rooms, and for the most part, they were reasonably clean, but as a group, we were only in the room to sleep at night. Therefore the food was a major factor for us in not returning. Another issue was that although our group did not drink alcohol, we could not find anyone at the bar area, if someone wished to purchase a soda, or cold drink of juice etc. We had to go to the front desk, and they called for someone to come. Usually one of the Dining Room managers eventually appeared. We met with other group members who did drink alcohol, and they too expressed their frustration at the lack of service at the bar area. The hotel is over-priced even for the standards they have

Room Tip: Choose rooms that are larger - these are quite spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I recently stayed at the King Solomon Hotel in Jerusalem for 8 nights as part of a tour. It was a great home base for that long of a stay. The room was spacious with excellent closet space. The bathroom was also sufficient.

Check in and check out went smooth. Housekeeping was good. Anything we called for was accomplished.

The breakfast had plenty of hot and cold choices.

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is within walking distance to the Old City, Mamilla, Ben Yehuda Street, Machane Yehuda, etc. We got anywhere we needed to go by foot! If we were tired, the taxis were affordable and plentiful.

We enjoyed eating at Cup of Joe across the street---great ice coffee and yummy toast sandwiches (like grilled cheese with different options). The pizza place across the street also was worth checking out---fresh pizza, fresh handmade pasta, cooked to order.

I would recommend this hotel for having a great location in Jerusalem.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bellastella227
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Additional Information about King Solomon Hotel

Property: King Solomon Hotel
Address: 32 King David St, Jerusalem 94101, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — King Solomon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King Solomon is your hotel in Jerusalem. In a tranquil neighborhood, surrounded by gardens, located on King David Street, the most prestigious street in the country, you’re moments away from both the most luxurious shopping of Mamilla mall and the magical old city. Located on the city’s most prestigious street, the hotel is surrounded by tranquility. Across the street is the Montefiore windmill and its picturesque, romantic park. Another charming garden sits directly in front of the breakfast veranda and down the block is Liberty Bell Park-ideal for a picnic and a playground for your kids. In the other direction lies the open air promenade of Mamilla lined with upscale shopping and cafes. Once done, come marvel at our lobby boasting the famous Frank Meisler sculpture Jerusalem Fountain and our tall ceilings and art laden columns and grab a drink at our lobby lounge. ... more   less 
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