'A bit like a bus station' somebody said. This hotel caters largely for tour parties, and certainly coaches seem to come and go all the time. There is a very large reception area, though the number of staff available isn't always ideal.
Our views were clouded rather by arriving just before passover. We were surprised to find that dinner the first night (good choice of rather bland food) had to be taken off paper plates using plastic knives and forks. Only tap water was available to drink, and that from plastic cups! The bar was closed. Due to jewish laws, there was no bread or cereals available at breakfast, though again there was plenty of alternatives.
I must emphasise that this was a one-off (as was the removal of kettles for one night from bedrooms), but understandably a number of guests were baffled.
Rooms are fine, and there is a very efficient lift system, and the 6th floor pool - just about to open when we were there, looked pleasant, with a jacuzzi.
Several other big hotels are close by, and the walk to the old town takes little more than 10 minutes.
The hotel backs on to a busy main road. For a real eye-opener, cross this road and head into the back streets in the general direction of the main bus station. It's a different world!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Court Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem, walking distance from the Old City and modern city center. The hotel boasts 442 luxurious rooms and suites, which are lavishly furnished and equipped with modern conveniences. Hotel highlights include free Wi-Fi and computer stations, a beautiful outdoor pool, relaxing garden terrace, authentic Israeli breakfast buffet, and lounge bar. The Grand Court also offers banquet facilities and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Court Jerusalem
- Hotel Grand Court
- Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem