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Olive Tree Hotel
Ranked #22 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed as part of 3 day tour of Jerusalem. First impressions good, but then at the evening meal told we could only sit at tables allocated to us, each tour being given their tables. As there were so many tour buses staying at the hotel it felt like a scrum actually going for the foodwhich was ok nothing special and not always replaced.Rooms large and adequate but waiting staff not always helpful. However reception staff came up trumps when I needed a pharmacy to obtain missing tablets. Within 30 mins.of me asking my tablets were delivered to reception - excellent service, thank you. I did see a quieter a la carte restaurant which looked better. Bar was a pleasant area to sit after a long day sightseeing and seemed to be well used.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights with an Educational Opportunities tour and found this hotel to be very good. Clean, friendly staff, great shower and fantastic and plentiful food on their buffets. We used dollars in the hotel and all over Israel with no problem. Never needed to exchange for shekels. EO tour was very good. Well planned and well worth the price. I would highly recommend both Olive Tree and EO Tours.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

The hotel was very clean; the beds were comfortable; the food was excellent with many wonderful options; the only downfall was not having wifi in the rooms; overall experience was excellent; location was convenient and shopping available in hotel

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good location with easy walk to old city. Our room was comfortable and clean but a bit worn. Buffets are fine, not the greatest but better than many as far as quality and variety of food. Wireless was spotty. Owned by same parent as EO tours so avoid the 8 am lobby scene.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Olive Tree with the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies (part of EO Tours). This hotel was great for location, cleanliness, safety and comfort. Breakfast and Dinner were included in our package and the Olive Tree served a wonderful spread with something for everyone. We loved the location, we walked from the hotel to the old city of Jerusalem. It is a very easy and safe walk. Our room overlooked the restaurant atrium. The room itself was very comfortable and clean. We definitely recommend this hotel while visiting Jerusalem.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our hotel was included in a tour price so we didn't have the option of staying elsewhere but we were not disappointed. Rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable (as were the public areas), shower worked well with some lovely toiletries provided. The evening meal and breakfast had many options and was beautifully cooked and hot even though buffet style. Staff were friendly and helpful. We paid for drinks in euros but sterling, american dollars and local currency were also acceptable, even took loose change. Location was very good just outside the walls of the old city - overall very impressed and would stay there again if in Jerusalem.
Do have a look at the Olive Tree Weather Forecast plaque near the left of the front door outside - very amusing!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

As a Holy Land Traveler we stayed there for 3 nights in 3/14. A well used large hotel that has been a standby many years for travelers. It is very safe and comfortable. Slow free WiFi connections in lobby, some had more luck. Three dining rooms needed for their many travelers. Food was good, tasty & served buffet style. Our last AM we arose to a 3:15 AM bus to Tel Aviv; hotel served us served coffee, juice & rolls before boarding our bus !Their wake up calls were greatly needed! Beds comfy. Bathrooms older & shower enclosure was minimal & leaked. We were fairly near elevators but room was quiet. Accessible to bus/rail system for 5 minute ride to Old City. However, all signage is in Hebrew; no English! Credit card must be used to get bus ticket. A local Israeli spoke English & helped me get right bus & got ticket machine on bus to validate my ticket. This was tricky. Money in Israel is Shekel & about 3 for a little more than a dollar. Shopkeepers and vendors take American dollars but change is in Shekels; A fascinating country and city to visit.

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Additional Information about Olive Tree Hotel

Address: 23 Saint George, Jerusalem 9720928, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > American Colony
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Jerusalem
#17 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
#28 Business Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: $105 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Olive Tree Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free International calls to over 50 countries Free WIFI throughout the hotel New Gym Business Center open 24/7 with ATM machine ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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