We stayed at the American colony the last two days of our visit to Israel. I stayed here once before, in 2002, and have waited to be able to return since.
We didnt have a reservation, but decided to stop by, to see if we were lucky enough, to get a room anyway.
The hotel was pretty full. It seems that many journalists from all over the world, and people working for the UN tend to stay here a lot. So eventhough it isn´t holiday, it might be a good idea to book a room in advance.
We were told that there was a couple of double rooms and some suites left. The only problem was the price. This hotel is definently among the more expensive ones in Jerusalem. We decided that it was a bit over our budget and were sad that we had to look around for cheaper accomodation.
However, after looking around for an hour across the city in a cab (wich, eventhough they are pretty cheap, got expensive) for alternate accomodation we felt like none of it could match. We (I) had been looking forward to returning for so long, and at that point, money became an issue I decided to deal with after we got home.
We decided to go back, but when we arrived we were sad to hear that they had no more double rooms left. Now the price was so much over our budget that it would have been irresponsible for us stay there. However; when we were about to leave, the receptionist offered us the suite for the price of a standard double room. I was stunned! now I didn´t just get to stay here, I got to stay in a suite!! Amazing..
The room was really nice.. It had a bedroom and a seperate living room.
We ordered roomservice one night wich was really nice. Their strawberries were great! We also had them in their courtyard..
We also ate at the restaurant one night. This was the only negative thing I have to say about this place. The service was poor but the food was great. The staff corrected each other in front of us and we waited for a while before we got the food.
I would deffinently reccomend this place.
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- Also Known As:
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