Grand Court Hotel
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... on Facebook to learn more about them. I watched each month as they showed pictures of women dancing and praying together to celebrate Rosh Chodesh at the Kotel.
When the BHS Women's Trip to Israel came about and flyers were around with information about actually joining this group in prayer at the Kotel on this trip, it was a catalyst for and the culmination of a dream I didn't even know I had.
Today was so moving to sing and pray and dance with the women there ...
... the fortress, the remains of which we could see from the mountain top. The Romans built a huge earthen and stone ramp to try to breach the fortress and recapture Masada. The Jews reinforced their gates with wood from their homes, and created gates and walls that would cushion the blows from the Roman battering ram. When the Romans had completed the ramp and attacked, they used flaming arrows to burn the gate and roofs, but the fire initially turned ...
... waiter approached us. I thought he was annoyed that we were sitting at his table without buying his food but, no, he was annoyed because my drink contained milk, and that I had my cup on his table that was for meat products. Didn't guess that one.
Finally a walk back to the hotel, and a nap before tea. I'm exhausted from being got up early and marched around, but it's better than the alternative of being back at work in the 43 degree heat of ...
... who we all fell in love with and more than one of us wanted to steal her away in our suitcases, and the explanation of life on the Kibbutz was really interesting - I could live with the idea of someone else doing my laundry- but almost everything is decided by committee, including spending of funds on things like healthcare and education so I am not sure it's for me. The next morning we went on a walking tour of the Kibbutz with Ester and it was good to see how the process worked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
I went with my church in November 2005 to see the Holy Land. The service we received at the Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem was delightful. The attendants were polite, professional, and industrious. I enjoyed the food selections and the atmosphere.
I speak 4 languages so the amount of people at the tables afforded me an opportunity to
get to know others and learn. Children laughing is music to me and the piano
upstairs gives character to a well run hotel. I did not want to leave. I will most surely stay there again.
Best service at the grand court jerusalem
I just stayed at the Grond Court for three nights in may 2006.
The service was outstanding, the room was very nice, everything was attractive. The dinner buffet was fabulous. Dessert was out of this world.
My room was clean and comfortable, and the selection of TV channels was the best I saw during my week in Israel.
I found the people very friendly and polite.
I was traveling with a tour group of 35 people, and on all counts the Grond Court served us well.
I will always request this hotel for my groups while in Jerusalem.
I would highly recommend it to all travelers in all categories.
Vacations in luxury Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem hotels is supposed to be a pleasure?
Absolutely detested this place!
This hotel would never have passed Board of Health requirements at home! The food was not kept at the proper temperature-hot food was lukewarm at best. There was not much variety. The service was horrendous. After asking for things 4 or 5 times, you might get what you requested. These were items that should have been in the room in the first place! The carpeting in the hallway near our room looked as if a flood had occurred. This was a new hotel? The mezzuzah on our door had already come off and never got replaced despite our repeated requests.
I will be sure to advise anyone I know that is going to Israel to stay elsewhere!
The food was bad news. The hot food was cold and the cold food was not cold. It was not family oriented and was a haven for tour groups. People stayed for only 1 or 2 nights. We booked for 10 days and left for another hotel after 3. The room was for 3 adults and each day we got supplies for 2. I will never stay at that hotel again. The other hotel we stayed at was 100 percent better.
Great location, good hotel
Stayed here with several Christian Pilgrim groups in late Dec 05 and Jan 06. Reception and dining room staff worked hard to accommodate requests, assist group with check-in, store luggage, etc. Rooms are spacious and facilities good. Meals are buffet so sometimes you had to wait "your turn" to get a particular item, but with patience it works well. Groups are given assigned tables nightly for dinner so this helps with seating as persons arrive into the dining room.
This location is FANTASTIC. Easy access to the Old City, Garden Tomb, shopping in East Jerusalem shops, near the historical American Colony where you should go for tea or a meal so see the beautiful property and gardens.
Will continue to use with Pilgrim groups in the future.
As a tour leader, I was talked into staying at the Grand Court Hotel largely becuase it is new. That was about all it had going for it in my opinion. The service was marginal, the food was not good (although there were many choices), and the rooms had problems. There may have been another reason my tour operators put us there, and that is that the prices are low. My guess is that is why the hotel was totally booked while I discovered other hotels during the same time period with far fewer customers.
if you are looking for a luxirious hotel and want to pay a decent price thats the place to go.
we just stayed at the grand court hotel in jerusalem me and my wife and enjoyed any moment .
the hotel looks great all new and shining the service is wonderful.the food is delicious .
so if you intend to be in jerusalem thats the place you will allways like to visit again and again...
The Best Hotel in our tour.
We stayed last november at the Grand Court Jerusalem
it was the best hotel in our tour.
The rooms new & modern very well designed,
food was spicy and tasty,lot of salads.
The staff very kind and always ready to help.