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“A good mid-range option, close to Old City” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zion Hotel
Ranked #71 of 97 Hotels in Jerusalem
Virginia
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83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A good mid-range option, close to Old City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Zion Hotel is a good price and a good distance from the Old City. You can see the front of the hotel from the main street (Jaffa Road) so none of that roaming around back streets looking for some tiny alley way. If you arrive by bus you can take the tram to Jaffa Center and get off and there's the hotel. It's a 5-10 minute walk down to the Old City, and a quick tram ride back up to the hotel at the end of the day if you're tired.
The hotel itself is nice- not fancy but has all the basics you need. A decent, standard breakfast, good size room, bathroom, bed, etc. The room I stayed in was a little bare- for a "superior" room, as they called it, they could put a painting or a print up on the wall for some color. The hotel is above a restaurant with good food, and plenty of great bars and restaurants around.
The front desk helped us arrange a tour to Masada and Dead Sea; very helpful and nice. A 5 Star hotel it is not, but then, you're not paying 5 star prices. A good value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Dirty and very shabby rooms, dust everywhere especially in the dining room! Our room was up 3 flights of stairs. No one made the beds or emptied the bin and the thin towel with holes was not replaced. The first room allocated to us had a view of a brick wall, the tv didn't work and neither did the shower. We asked for another room and the next day the morning receptionist gave us a room with a shower that worked. The evening receptionist was a sleaszy piece of work and he kept telling us he loved us ( we were two females travelling around Israel ) it was a bit daunting! If we hadn't paid in advance we would certainly not have stayed there. - I would give this place 1 out of 10 for the location, which is the only thing going for this place.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Assen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed in this hotel on arrival in Jerusalem for one night.

This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Jerusalem's night life centre. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are old and tired, so is the bathroom.

However, price quality is ok. If you want to get a proper night's rest, you have to be aware that the rooms are not very sound proof against the happy life in the street below.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Receptionist was very friendly and helpful but the appearance of the hotel left us more and more disappointed as we went deeper. The rooms were disappointing and looked grungy. The carpets were ancient and needed some care. The bathroom was in much need of modernisation and just general repairs. The towels were thin and holed, much like the sheets on the bed. The location was the best aspect to this hotel but noise from the street was unavoidable. Breakfast was paltry and smoking by the window next to the breakfast table was accepted as normal. Not in my mind good value for money but that seems to be the way in Jerusalem!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank oldagetrekkers
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Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

I recently stayed for a week and although it is true that it is not the most modern hotel and lacks an elevator/lift this is more than made up by the reasonable price, fabulous location and friendliness of the French and English speaking staff. A perfect place to stay in Jerusalem if you are not looking for five star luxury and prices

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We found a great half price deal for the Zion Hotel in Jerusalem, so it was great value for us. The hotel is smack in the centre of Jerusalem, close to the tram which makes it very easy to get to the bus station, old town, market etc... Although the hotel decor is a little tired and could do with some renovating, the room and bed linen were spotlessly clean. The best part of this hotel is the staff, who is at reception 24hrs, and was extremely welcoming and helpful with whatever we needed help or advice on. The staff really makes the difference in this hotel.

We had some problems with the air con in our rooms which turned itself off... There is no lift, so may not be ideal if you have lots of luggage.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Cons:
The Zion hotel is a bit shabby & could certainly use a renovation.
The rooms are a bit small
The bathrooms need help
The bedding was outdated by decades
The lack of elevator/lift can be a problem for heavy suitcases.

Pros:
Location, location, location!!!
The reception balcony overlooks a walking street near Zion Square that is just teaming with life!
Great restaurants, bars, shopping, street musicians--- just steps from the door
10 minute walk from Old Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate
10 minute walk from the huge local open air market
Bank ATM's 2 minute walk
Most of the staff were very helpful

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Zion Hotel

Property: Zion Hotel
Address: 10 Dorot Rishonim, Jerusalem 9462510, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 97 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Zion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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