My husband and I just came back from a great tour with a small tour group. We stayed 3 nights at this wonderful hotel. I thought it was one of the better hotels on our tour. The food buffets were wonderful breakfast and dinner! The rooms were clean, showers/bathrooms were clean, beds were comfortable (I have memory foam mattress at home so I always find it hard to rate sleep comfort). There is a nice expresso/bar in the lobby which we enjoyed every night. It was Jan so the outdoor pool was not open. My husband stayed for an additional night separate from the tour otherwise we would have had no idea how much it cost, $140 a night, not too bad for the location close to Old Jerusalem. Convenient for getting around with our tour. Another review complained about the lack of toiletries, and tea and coffee for a charge. These is true which from the video does seem a bit deceptive. I didn't look it up before going since it was included with my tour and while I was there I did not feel dissappointed with anything at all and didn't think of it as "cutting corners". However, I can see where that could be interpreted in that way. My husband and I loved this hotel, regardless. We did experience some trouble with the internet that we purchased the we found out that they turn it off on Sabbath a fact that the staff neglected to tell us. However, when I spoke with them regarding it the next morning telling them we were unable to use it for more than a few minutes the lady at the desk immediately explained and gave me a new password and another 24 hours without charge. The first night the hotel was nice and quiet but on Sabbath, Friday (5:30pm) to Sat (600pm) the hotel gets very crowded. Although, the excitement and noise is confined to the lobby area and the chaotic scene for dinner buffet. It didn't affect sleep quality, and it was pretty quiet near your rooms. There is designated Sabbath elevators which stop on every floor automatically. But for us since we were there to experience the culture of the Jewish people it added to the charm. Also on Saturday morning, the buffet offering is all cold foods, nothing warm, in observance of Sabbath. Some in our tour were a bit disappointed by that looking for the wonderful oatmeal they had had on the previous day. I loved their food and so did my husband, everything was fresh, tasty, and the presentation was sensational. Each evening they had a dessert buffet with much for the chocolate lover! Dieter's beware! The staff wasn't falling over themselves helpful but they weren't rude either and if you asked for anything they seemed willing to assist. One night they had a international dance show in the room across from the dinning room. There was hardly anybody there watching it but the dancers were amazing doing dances from many different cultures. I have to say I really enjoyed it. All and all a great hotel and wonderful memories for my husband and I.
- 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