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Eldan Hotel
Ranked #22 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, UK
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really good.”
Reviewed March 19, 2008

Very helpful and friendly staff. We arrived, having stood on a freezing Jerusalem night for two hours waiting for Pres. Bush to go past, cold and more than a bit fed up. Receptionist and concierge sat us down and brought us a cup of tea and biscuit. Room clean.
Breakfast superb and food on shabbat was excellent.

Recommended.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2008

I second all the other great reviews of the Eldan. Probably the best location in Jerusalem for quick access to Ben Yehuda, The Old City, and most other central attractions. It isn't fancy but is quite clean and comfortable. You also get a great deal on a car rental from Eldan, if you also book the hotel. Breakfast was average for Israel, but you aren't paying 400-500 per night for the King David while having the same great location. This will definitely continue to be my first choice in Jerusalem.

  • Liked — value, location, service
  • Disliked — breakfast
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank AKSteveB
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Burlington, Vermont
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263 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2008

The Eldan Hotel is located in the best location in Jerusalem, directly across the street from the world famous King David Hotel and next to the domed YMCA hotel.

We arrived in late April 2007, post Passover, just after the high season, and stayed for a very affordable rate. As we stayed for a week, they threw in an every fourth night free deal which made the overall rate even better. When we were in Israel one dollar equaled approximately 4.10 Shekels.

Though the rooms weren't ready when we arrived, the staff was happy to hold our bags while we went to lunch (our driver drove us to Abu Gosh, where Israeli's flock to when they want a great, filling, and inexpensive meal). The driver waved his "taxi fees" for a free meal! Such a deal!

The staff was always very friendly and helpful whether telling us where to get get affordable but great Shish Kabob, find the Shuq market, figure times to visit the tunnel under the Western Wall, etc. All of the front desk staff spoke English.

The Israeli style breakfasts were fantastic. Lots of salads (fruit, vegetable), different kinds of fish, bread choices, juices, coffee,
tea, etc. Healthy, filling and tasty!

My family of four (mother, father, and two high school daughters) spent a week there in late April 2007, with the daughters in one room with two single beds with ensuite bathroom, and my wife and I stying in a room with a double bed with ensuite bathroom.
The rooms, though small, were very clean, with plenty of hot water for showers. The beds were firm. The rooms were perfect for sleeping or taking a nap between walks in the Old City. Likewise, it was a short walk to the shopping district of the
"new" Jerusalem. We did take taxis to Yad Vashem, Shrine of the Book, etc.

Entrance to the Old City via the Tower of David was a short walk. From there it is another walk to the Western Wall, the tunnel walk, and all the other Old City sights. (We are from Vermont where we get 100+ inches of snow per year so taking a walk in mild weather is always a pleasure.)

In the past year we were in London in Dec 2006, Barcelona in Feb 2007, Jerusalem in April 2007, Cancun in August 2007, and
Paris in December 2007. As we are used to traveling overseas and are mindful of our surroundings, we always felt safe. Israelis are genuinely happy to have you visit them.

We highly recommend this hotel, particularly to those who are comfortable planning their own international travel. If we return to Jerusalem, we will stay at the Eldan Hotel.

  • Liked — Location, helpful, affordable, breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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3 Thank GlobalVillage
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New York, NY
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2007

Loved this place. PERFECT location, very helpful staff, amazing breakfast. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
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1 Thank luckydogdesigns
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Washington DC
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2007

This is a great value hotel in a top location, in easy walking distance to the Old City and Ben Yehuda shopping district. Rooms are clean and comfortable and staff are friendly. A good hotel if you are staying multiple days in Jerusalem.

  • Stayed October 2007
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2 Thank missginny
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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115 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2007

This tidy hotel is a great alternative for people on a budget. It is literally across the street from the King David and a few blocks away from the Jaffa gate to the old city. Clean, updated, decent sized room. When we stayed there, it averaged $100 a night.

I have to add that we really lucked out on the room, I think it was #518-it was a corner room on the top floor, so not only was it quiet, we overlooked the old city.

Compared to some of the spreads at our other Israeli hotels, breakfasts were a little tired, skimpy, monotonous, warmed over so in that respect you get what you pay for. The staff were also a little tired, and not inclined to go too far out on a limb hospitality-wise. You are really paying for the location and the price can not be beat.

  • Liked — Location, Location
  • Disliked — Boring Breakfasts
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Hikingrrrl
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minneapolis, minnesota
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2007

This was my 2nd July at the Eldan, each year for 15 consecutive nights. This year, the hotel is starting to show wear and tear. I would consider it to be Jerusalem's best 2*/3* hotel. Still great convenience, great breakfast w/room, quiet. I would stay there again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — wear and tear
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled solo
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13 Thank jon160
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Property: Eldan Hotel
Address: 24 King David St., Jerusalem, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eldan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the central tourist area, an intimate boutique hotel awaits you, which only Jerusalem can offer. The hotel rooms feature cable television, air conditioning, a mini-bar, telephone, work area, safe and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The hotel offers a number of rooms that are accessible for the disabled. The hotel is located in walking distance from Jaffa gate and the Mamila Street, the city’s vibrant shopping and entertainment center. Eldan Hotel, which features 76 spacious and well-fitted rooms, will help turn your visit into an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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