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“Great Value, A Fun Adventure”
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New Imperial Hotel
Ranked #51 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
Portland, Tennessee
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Value, A Fun Adventure”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

What a great location! Great value. Right in the old city, yet a half block to a brand new posh mall. You can buy everything you need within a couple blocks. Not a Hilton type hotel, but if you are looking for a fun and memorable time in Jerusalem this place is great. It is a living history in itself. The rooms are "older" but have amazing character. Mr. Dajani is very kind and will help you acclimate and choose itineraries for your stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. Great location. Breakfast was excellent, friendly and professional service. The hotel was beautiful and nicely appointed. Great value. I would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012
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14 reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I stayed at the New Imperial Hotel for four months while studying in Jerusalem. If you're a traveler looking for an awesome location and indifferent to special amenities - this could be your place. But, if you are looking for a more western-world resort type locale inside the ancient city you will be sorely disappointed. It's cleaned, but not too much. Plumbing is only functional. Get up early if you are looking for a hot shower. Rooms are not all alike - so there's no telling what you may get. And, you may have to try a couple of rooms before one passes your inspection.

This hotel is a cultural experience, inexpensive, and puts you inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. You can have a great time staying here, but it is not for everyone.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

Location, location, location, and the price is right. There were no $50 rooms available, I was told, but hotel did not seem at all booked, and since it was approx the same price for booking a single in nearby hostel, it seemed ok. This hotel has seen way better times, and could really use a good cleaning--for instance, I know pigeons poop, but there is no reason to leave it on the tiny window balcony, unless you're in the guano business. I'm used to less than Hotel 6 Formica cleanliness, but the balcony and bathroom could have/should have been much better.
What everyone says about the breakfasts is true, get there early or do without. Each day there was something not there that was there the day before, one day no eggs, next no halvah, next no olives. There was always milk and cornflakes, if that's what you eat.
The proprietor is old world courtly, and walking down that wonderful staircase, I almost expected to greet Freya Stark, or possibly General Allenby. This hotel has a definite charm, but not as good as it should be.

Stayed May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

After three days of no room service and our supply of toilet paper running perilously low we discovered you have to leave the room key at reception if you want a visit from the staff. Breakfast selection is very good, salads, humous, cheeses, bread, zattar, halva, egg and fruit. But please wash those tableclothes. Rooms can be quite noisy at night because of building work and traffic. Superb location in the old city. We've stayed here three times.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This is a grand old place. The location is excellent. The building, which like the rest of the Old City, is built from stone. It is a bit run-down but full of character. We all loved exploring it, including our 7 year old daughter. The large lounge areas are very interestingly decorated. Our bedrooms were smallish but clean and the bathroom was good. We did not miss the lack of a TV in the room. The staff were friendly (but had a dry sense of humour that some may mistake for unhelpfulness). They are genuine local people and if you treat them politely they treat you well and are helpful. Do not expect the latest comfort and most modern facilities, but a visit to Jerusalem is special and this hotel is special.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Location is EXCELLENT. Staff not so friendly. Breakfast, stale. Got charged more than what I booked online for, then told credit cards not accepted, had to run and find a money changer. Shower barely large enough for a small woman (me), plumbing terrible. Mattress had barely any stuffing. Israeli TV was banned, only Palestinian and Saudi channels allowed. But the location was worth it.

Room Tip: If you don't plan on spending much time in your room, like we, then go ahead and book it.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: New Imperial Hotel
Address: Jaffa Gate - Old City | P.O. Box 14085, Jerusalem, Israel
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Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Christian Quarter
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Ranked #51 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
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Hotel Class:1 star — New Imperial Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 45
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