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“Terrific value” 5 of 5 stars
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Montefiore Hotel
Ranked #38 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Terrific value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Super location: close to a lot of sights but in a quiet area. Clean. The staff were very friendly and very customer-oriented. The wireless was not working while I was there but they apologized, these things happen overall, a terrific value.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

For the economy minded who wants location, friendly service, clean rooms, a wonderful Israeli breakfast all at a reasonable rate. If you're busy in Jerusalem and need a place to sleep well, the Montifiore is for you.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

-small but comfortable room
-excellent breakfast (kosher kitchen) with lot of vegetables and salads (no meat)
- helpful, friendly staff
- the old city is in walking distance (20 minutes)
- small parking lot near the hotel (55NIS/day)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Zsófi H
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SmartHotelsIsrael, Public Relations Manager at Montefiore Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It means a lot to us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast in particular.

Hopefully we will see you again soon,

Best regards,

Simon de Freitas
Public Relations Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Located on a lovely quiet street in the center of Jerusalem, I do not recommend staying here. The receptionists have the attitudes of disgruntled union workers, or keep you waiting 20 min while they are on a cigarette break. The rooms (we stayed in 2 and saw another 2) needed some serious cleaning. Even the suite (where we were upgraded to) smelled like cigarette smoke, and had used coffee cups left in the room. Just a few steps up the hill there are wonderful cafés, which was a godsend because the breakfast was inedible.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SmartHotelsIsrael, Manager at Montefiore Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Novak,
Thank you for your review. Although we are always happy to hear our guests comments about their stay, and usually learn a lot of them ,I cannot say that this time is the same.
I have spoken with the receptionist who welcomed you and with the manager who you spoke with, You were given a regular room, as you ordered, and your complaint to the staff was that it looked "old". not dirty ( we suggested to send housekeeping to check, but you refused).
Well, the rooms and bathrooms at the Montefiore are not new. that is not a secret .
We take pride of the fact that they are clean, and a look at other reviews will prove it.
You also forgot to mention that we upgraded you to the only suite we have for free, and that we sent you fruits to the room, as a token of good will. Nevertheless,I am sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations, and would like to congratulate you on your wedding.
All the best,
Naama Yemini
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Great location on non trafficked street -- but quite a let-down... Internet barely worked for more than 2 minutes in the room. It kept logging out or quitting! The hotel was brimming with very noisy birthright tourists who stayed up slamming doors and yelling in the stairwells until the wee hours. On the bright side. The desk staff are very nice and helpful.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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SmartHotelsIsrael, Manager at Montefiore Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear guest
Thank you for your review.
The Internet and Wifi system in the hotel was recently replaced by a new one.
We have contacted the internet supplier to solve this issue and hopefully what you have experienced will not repeat in the future.
Thanks for your comment ,we appreciate that you took the time to let us know about it.
All the best
Naama Yemini
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Small & quite hotel, nice and big enogh equipped rooms, close to Ben-Yehuda "midrahov" [shops and cafes without cars]; also near to Jerusalem main sinegogue. Good service in dining room and an exellent shef.

Room Tip: don't take the rooms: 201 301 401 501 601 because the noise of the elevator
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank michael s
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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Montefiore's location on a short pedestrian promenade and its relatively low cost are its strong points. Ben Yehuda is just five minutes away, and the hotel is within easy walking distance of the Old City and the Mahane Yehuda street market. The Israel Museum and Knesset are about 30 minutes by foot.

The hotel itself is very basic. Our room next to the elevator was quite small, with minimal space between the bed and the corner of the desk, which made it difficult to get to the bathroom at night. The bed was comfortable, but smaller than the ones we're accustomed to. On the plus side, the room was very quiet and included a safe. The free Wi-Fi signal was usually adequate, although I occasionally was unable to connect to Web sites on the first attempt.

The Montefiore's amenities are minimal. There is a restaurant, but it never seemed to be open. The breakfast is adequate and is served in a well-maintained dining room near the lobby. The staff were polite, though most didn't go out of their way to greet us. We were also given conflicting information when we inquired about a larger room. One front desk attendant insisted that all the rooms are identical (apart from the suite), but another said that the rooms near the elevator are slightly smaller than the others. (The room layout diagram in our closet confirmed the latter.)

Breakfast was less sumptuous than the ones we've had in other israeli hotels, but was certainly adequate. The dining area off the lobby was small, but clean and well-maintained.

The Montefiore is a good choice if you're looking for a clean, quiet place to sleep while in Jerusalem, as long as you're expectations aren't too high.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms next to the elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank rads53
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SmartHotelsIsrael, Public Relations Manager at Montefiore Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback, this means a lot to us.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and mentioned the things that you believed were good.
The restaurant is unfortunately not open at the moment and was not open during your stay too. It will be under refurbishment very soon.

We hope to see you again and this time when doing the reservation you might want to precise that you do not want a room right next to the lift.

Thank you again,

Best regards,

Simon de Freitas
Public Relations Manager
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Additional Information about Montefiore Hotel

Property: Montefiore Hotel
Address: 7 Shats, Jerusalem 9426707, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Nachla'ot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Montefiore Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Jerusalem, The Montefiore Hotel is within walking distance of the Old City and many attractions, such as The Western Wall, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Ben Yehuda Promenade.Many of the city’s best restaurants and exclusive shops are nearby.The hotel has excellent public transport links which take you all over the city, a station of the new light rail service nearby.The hotel has 47 comfortable rooms and one suite. The Montefiore Hotel provides a full Israeli breakfast and free wireless WIFI connection. A free laptop, available upon request, will help you stay in touch with home.At the Hotel: the Angelica Restaurant, a unique kosher chef’s restaurant, offers fine grill and special dishes.The best location in town – guaranteed! ... more   less 
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