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St. George's Cathedral Guest House
Ranked #4 of 61 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 13, 2009

"Would I recommend this hotel to a friend?" Well, it depends... I wish that "Depends on Circumstances" was an option... If you're new to Jerusalem and you want to punge into discussions about local culture, programs, and politics, yes, this is a good place to start... It's safe. It's friendly. Join the dinner discussions.... Listen and learn from a variety of English-speaking people who know the area... However: If you're looking for comfort, style, and protection from any hint of cultural tension, you should try some of the modern hotels in the area..... Aunt Martha the pilgrim and Cousin Harry the sociologist will like St. George's. Uncle Charlie, who wants "only the best" in personal services, won't like the place. (My opinion? I love St. George's. It's one of my favorite places in Jerusalem. It does a lot of good for a lot of people.)

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2009

St. George's Cathedral Guest House is an interesting place to stay because of the history of the place, but the apartment we stayed in had a broken shower door and a rather uncomfortable bed.

The staff were very gracious, however, and the location not far from the Damascus Gate was also convenient. (As a note, it is also almost next to the British and American Embassies.)

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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5  Thank HalfLight
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Reviewed October 3, 2007

I visited St George's Guesthouse in the cathedral complex in September 2007 for a 7 day stay. Having visited it 18 months earlier, I was pleasantly surprised to find it much less basic. The food was excellent, accommodation perfectly adequate and comfortable. Many of the rooms have been refurbished and most now have aircon which was so welcome in the heat.
There is now a full time duty manager and the new bishop has a vision for the place.

When we had a medical emergency, the staff were superb and we received quality help throughout.

I was pleased to feel much less tension in the area this year.

St George's is a sanctuary of calm and peace in a very busy city.

8  Thank RevBrenda
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Reviewed February 18, 2007

I recommend St. George's for singles, families, tourist groups. You won't get the swimming pool scene, but at an extensive breakfast the first morning I met a three people from Texas, one of which was a Phd in Archeology who became my tour guide for Jersualem.

Later I met people from Australia, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, Fance and England. The American Colony Hotel and the Christmas Hotel are both easy to walk to for lectures, a bookshop, or a meal. The markets and Old City and bus stops are not far at all. Jerusalem is all about walking, so wear comfortable shoes. I felt plenty safe everywhere. Check out the ceramics factory down Nablus Street.

I wish the TVs worked better and that CNN had been available. The overhead lamp on my bed kept falling forward. The staff is friendly and brings tea or coffee while you work on your computer. You can also take a rest in the courtyard where citrus trees and giant date palm tree shade you. One of the men staff saw me trying to cut open a bomali fruit (larger than a grapefruit with very thick rind) and then he took over and showed me how to whack it open properly witth a big knife from the kitchen. It was soft lime-green inside and delightful to eat. They are available on in the markets, but I picked my bomali off the tree in the courtyard...

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Reviewed January 21, 2007

When we first arrived, the gate keeper acted as if I were his long lost friend. So warming. I entered the beautiful courtyard and walked into the office where the Guest House Manager greeted me personally, and genuinely inquired about my day, each day that I stayed there for 10 days.

Breakfast was yummy, and taking a coffee out in the beautiful courtyard to relect yesterday or plan today was magnificent. The Cathedral is also open for reflection, and the Anglicans are open to people of all faiths to use the sanctuary to mediate or pray.

The location is perfect. Just 10 minutes (max) from the Damascus gate by foot- and the walk there is filled with small shops - many of which (out of the back gate) had the best prices and wares that I found anywhere in Palestine or Israel. Ask for the street with the chocolate shop and olive wood shop. (4 blocks away)- I bought some amazing chocolate, and then shipped them and olive wood products to the States, which arrived perfectly and before I did back home.

If you need nightlife - there are ample fantastic restaurants and bars within 5 to 8 minutes walk.

I will be back in Jerusalem twice a year for business each year - St. Georges will be the only place that I will stay....you've got to break from the norm and not only sleep - but rest !!!

Stayed: November 2006
10  Thank Kupa'a
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Reviewed August 6, 2006

A wonderful setting, a 10 minute walk from either Damascus Gate or Herod's Gate of the Old City. The garden in the courtyard is delightful, the staff friendly and helpful. We loved being there (stayed there our last 3 nights in Israel) and would love go there again. We highly reccomend this hotel.

We paid $80 for two people (no tax or anything added), including breakfast. Small clean rooms with showers. The stone walls and cool Jerusalem nights kept the rooms at a good temperature, although we sometimes used the standing fan provided. The only credit cards they accept are Visa and American Express. It is near the American Consulate in East Jerusalem. They had just installed wireless internet in the garden and lobby when we were there.

The Episcopal church is open to all, with English-language communion daily at 7:30am and Evensong services daily (and a gathering in the garden after), and Sunday services. We met Israelis from the north escaping the current war, a Jewish American journalist, a Catholic German journalist, and people visiting the country to understand the Palestinian situation.

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Nablus Road 20 | St George's Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem, Israel
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Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Ranked #4 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Price Range: $103 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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