I just returned from a 10-night stay at The Dan Jerusalem. My one-week stay was extended by 3 nights due to Hurricane Sandy. It appears that this hotel was once one of the more deluxe hotels in Jerusalem. It’s also obvious that with all of the current renovations going on, Dan is trying to restore the hotel to this former position.
The hotel staff was all very accommodating and friendly, from the front desk, to the restaurants and lounges, housekeeping and the spa.
We stayed in a newly renovated Executive Room on the 5th floor. It was so new that we were actually the first guests to stay in the room since it’s renovation. The room and bathroom were both spacious and comfortable with modern amenities. The decor was very contemporary with browns and earth tones throughout. Each room has a private balcony or patio, with most of them offering dramatic views of the entire city of Jerusalem. These rooms also provide access to the King David Lounge. This space was a very pleasant and comfortable room that offered complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day. It was a wonderful place to relax before or after going out.
The main restaurant was a buffet that offered breakfast, lunch and dinner. We only used it for breakfast. It offered a very large, varied and delicious buffet. The restaurant was quite busy and hectic, especially before 8:00am when most of the large groups were dining.
The hotel also has a spa on the ground floor, which offers the normal services as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, a well-equipped gym and a sauna and steam room. The gym and indoor pool were often crowded in the morning and evening as it does offer memberships to local residents.
The hotel is a large property with a very unique architectural design. It sits on Mt. Scopus and offers stunning views of the old and new city from most of its public spaces and many of the rooms. The immediate neighborhood includes the Hebrew University and residential apartments. There really is not much to do in the immediate vicinity. However, it’s a very quick and easy walk to the light rail station as well as to bus stops. The only other option to get around is to take a taxi. Under normal traffic conditions a taxi to the old city is not expensive. However, while we were there, the traffic was almost always heavy, resulting in higher than normal fares. While some people may find this location a bit removed, I found it to be a perfect spot. It was nice to return to a more resort like hotel after a day of sightseeing.
The only constructive comment I have on the hotel is the Wi-Fi service it offers. If you’re willing to pay a daily fee, you can have access in your room. Otherwise, they offer free Wi-Fi in the 4th floor lobby. However the bandwidth provided is very limited and it was often very frustrating to try and get connected. You would see numerous people walking around with their devices trying to connect.
Overall, I found the Dan Jerusalem to be a wonderful hotel choice in Jerusalem. As it continues with their renovations, it should only become even better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the slopes of Mount Scopus, The Dan Jerusalem Hotel provides breathtaking views of Jerusalem and its tranquil surroundings of the Judean Hills.Hotel guests can enjoy the Largest Spa facilities in Jerusalem with indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish bath, Fitness Centre, Jacuzzi and treatment rooms. Dan Jerusalem offers a newly refurbished Executive Lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks (For Guest staying in Executive rooms and suites), expansive public areas with wide balconies and plenty of room to relax with free WiFi and for our younger hotel guests, children's activities for all ages at Danyland Childrens club.505 guest rooms to suit any kind of traveler, including family units and suites, most with outstanding views over Jerusalem and the Old City. A large conference room and a ballroom available with a capacity to accommodate up to 750 guests for a reception, or theatre style seating. Located close to transport links to Tel Aviv or the centre of town via the New Light Railway or complimentary shuttle service. 24 hour room service and a huge variety of other dining options available all day and night. All rates include Service Charge. Tourists with B2 and B3 Entry Visa stamped in their foreign passport are exempt from VAT. All other (Israelis) must pay VAT . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Jerusalem
- Hyatt Jerusalem