We stayed for 3 nights in August, after a friend recommended it to me. I was trying to get into the Austrian Hospice, but they didn't return my email inquiry, and when I phoned they told me to send an email. I am glad as the location for the hospice didn't feel like it would be safe after dark.
Christ Church was excellent, from check in, to departure. We stayed in room 1 in the annex, and although there was no airconditioning in this block, there was a fan, and it was enough.
The guest house just inside Jaffa Gate, across from the museum, where they do a night spectacular show 4 times each night. It is absolutely worth going to, as it tells the history of Jerusalem thru music and images projected onto the walls. You need reservations and the early shows book up fast. There is always activity round the entrance to the Old city, so felt quite safe at night.
Breakfast was included and was quite adequate.
We had to leave for the airport at 3.45am,, and the reception arranged a sherut van for us. We should have booked the earlier sherut though as we didn't take into consideration there would be other pickups, and as we were the first to be picked up, by the time we should have been checking in in Tel Aviv we were just leaving Jerusalem! Luckily there was no traffic at that hour and we were at the airport ast 5.15am and still made the flight! Very stressful though...
My only negative comment about the place was the bathroom. Quite small and damp, as no window or good ventilation. Towels were very old too. But, it was very clean and this was not a big deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christ Church Guest House is in a unique location inside the OLd City of Jerusalem, close to the Jaffa Gate. We offer a variety of rooms set around a Garden Courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a Coffee or meet with friends. The Heritage Centre offer free tours of this historic site. Local staff and volunteers from across the world are here to serve you and make this a special part of your Jerusalem experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Christ Church Guest House Hotel Jerusalem
- Christ Church Jerusalem