The hotel is a little bit of Israel inside the West Bank. In the lobby is a room with life-sized models of the Ark of the Covenant, Menorah and offering of Shewbread. In the huge garden at the back the owner has built a "Biblical Garden" with working models showing the early history of the nation of Israel (from Moses to Joshua) including a full-sized tabernacle and the owner conducts group tours after dinner - he's quite a showman.
Rooms were very clean with fairly new carpets and comfortable beds; only negative was that the air con had no temperature control so it was either on (and freezing) or off and too hot. There was a large but unheated pool outside. Breakfast and dinner were buffets and were just average; there was free coffee and tea all day and wifi was free but only available in the lobby.
- Also Known As:
- Eshel Hashomron Hotel Ariel, Palestinian Territories