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“Noisy and nasty” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Court Hotel
Ranked #38 of 96 Hotels in Jerusalem
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Noisy and nasty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Location is good next to old city and to the light rail stop. Staff are nasty and unfriendly witch is common in Israel, yet they stand out even there. Rooms are regular hotel size, from elevator to my room i had to walk down 3 long hallways.it's a very busy place so if you like being pampered it's not for you.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We spent 1 night in this hotel, rooms are nice but Staff are not, they were not pleasent and they will not give you a late check out.

Wes much surprised about breakfast, this is supposed to be the higher end hotel from the next door Leonardo Hotel, I stayed 2 nights the week before in the Leonardo, and breakfast was on a much higher end in the Leonardo then in the Grand Court. They had a much bigger selection of food, and the Grand Court didn't even have a selection of bread, just 1 kind of roll and 2 kinds of bread, which warent fresh, as opposed to Leonardo which had a huge selection of hot fresh bread and delicious baguets.
Would prefer the Leonardo anytime over the Grand Court.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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LONDON
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very nice hotel with a big lobby and bright spacious rooms. Location wise it is not central but a 15’ walk from the old city. We only stayed there for a night and with the only purpose of visiting the old city so for us it was conveniently located. There is also a tram stop 2’ walking that takes you straight to the old city.
People at the front desk were not very friendly but I reckon they had the same attitude everywhere else in Israel.
There are tea and coffee making facilities (kettle, mugs, spoons) in the room but not coffee or tea (you have to buy downstairs). I found this wired.
Breakfast was alright, a bit too local for my taste but very abundant. Only point was coffee was left in jugs on the tables so it was not hot but we asked for to warm it up and they brought a fresh hot jug.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Moneta, Virginia
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed here while on a pilgrimage to Israel. While the hotel was nice, the rooms were spacious, and had a nice size bathroom, but the hotel was filled with other people who were also on tours. The restaurant, although huge, was loaded with people every night. Be aware...no coffee is served with dinner because of religious beliefs. You had to go to the lounge and pay for coffee. In the morning the tour buses were parked out in front, and there must have been 20 of them!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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93 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

A really huge place that is set up to lodge and feed hundreds. Their stock-in-trade seems to be bus tours. OK for us, we were on a bus. But we would certainly not check in to this hotel if travelling alone: just too big and too assembly-line.

Check-In - was handled smoothly; room keys were ready for a bus tour of about 30 people.

Front desk people were a little snotty responding to query re: Internet.

Location - not great if you want local convenience stores, etc.

Room - quite nice, spacious enough and clean. Bed was good.

Noise - Back of the hotel is noisy from big arterial road (rooms XX24 through XX42).
Had to run the air conditioning because we could not open the window due to noise. Air conditioner drain via bathroom sink made gurgling noises all night.

Bathroom - modern, most functioning. Full bath tub, but plug did not work.

Internet - not very good. Did not work in room. Access in lobby (or down the hall) was OK.

Sign next to kettle in room, to purchase kit of coffee / tea for a high price. What a rip-off!
Fridge
Safe for valuables
TV channels - good selection including several in English.

Breakfast - huge and diverse

Dinner - huge and diverse. Very well presented, food well cooked.

NO decaf' coffee. Very strange for a place this size. Soy milk was a real struggle to get from staff who had "deer in the headlights" reaction to request for soy.
Gluten Free - did not even bother to ask after the hassle to try to get soy and decaf'.

Check-Out - handled well for group.

Room Tip: Back of the hotel is noisy from big arterial road (rooms XX24 through XX42).
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Calgary, Canada
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184 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've stayed here before, but the 4 days I spent there this time were quite disappointing. The hotel is a typical tourist hotel which means the service is lame and the rooms and hallways are pretty drab and worn. The food on my last two visits was fairly good. Not this time! Remind me never to visit Israel again during Holy Week! Kosher is fine, but Passover, beginning almost a week before, is terrible!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank king238
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Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was the 3rd time as a tour group.

This hotel is acceptable for a tour group. It has a good location and the rooms are clean average but dated rooms.

Nothing special but okay.

We have always enjoyed the food but this year it was terrible. We arrived 4 days BEFORE passover started yet they had already started the passover unleaven fare.

Every meal was the leftovers reheated.

Breakfast had no omelets, no pancakes, no toast. These are all items that we have had in the past at this hotel.

Our guide complained to them that they started so early clearing out the leaven and we were stuck with leftovers as they cleared the kitchen.

Very disappointing.

Another complaint was one night it turned cool so the heater went on in every room and you could not control it. IT WAS HOT!

Otherwise it is sufficient and we would stay here again as a group.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Grand Court Hotel

Property: Grand Court Hotel
Address: 15 St. George Street | P.O. Box 280, Jerusalem 91002, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Jerusalem
#29 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Court Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 442
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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