$100/night is a good price for this location, especially across the street from the King David Hotel and a 10 minute walk from the Jaffa Gate. breakfast was very good - with plenty to chose from: eggs, egg casseroles, fresh breads, vegetables, lebneh, cheeses, olives, and smoked fish.
The mattresses are so-so. Internet was free in the lobby when I first arrived, but they "fixed it" half-way through the five-night stay. The daily charge went to 70 NIS.
Service was mediocre. One day, we returned and saw the light on the phone flashing. Since there were no voicemail instructions in the room, we called the front desk to ask how to retrieve a message. The woman at the desk said that we didn't have a message, "the light just blinks sometimes." Shortly after that, a friend called and asked why we hadn't returned his call. The woman at the front desk, when confronted about the voicemail, continued to insist that we never had a message.
The front desk staff is mostly young, not so friendly - even by Israeli standards, and not very well trained.
If you're looking for a nice place to eat with good atmosphere and isn't too expensive, Eldan is also next door to the YMCA. The YMCA is also a really nice hotel housed in an Ottoman-style building. In fact, the YMCA rooms are about $70/night, including breakfast.
- 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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