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Historical Traveler Reviews King Solomon Hotel Jerusalem
I had the pleasure of staying at the King Solomon for 3 nights last summer (and am on this website to check out prices for going back).
I stayed at the King Solomon for the second half of my last visit to Jerusalem. I love the location in Yemen Moshe which is a very pretty part of town. The hotel is dated with its 70's style, but the room was clean, the bathroom was polished stone, and the windows in the rooms are big and then open. That is by far the nicest part of the hotel, the gorgeous views looking out to hopefully the Old City. Jan/Feb. is the low season so for around $100 bucks, you get a nice room.
Estuve en el King Solomon durante la segunda parte de mi vista a Jerusalén. Me encanta la ubicación del hotel, en Yemen Moshe; una preciosa parte de la ciudad. El estilo del hotel está pasado de moda (años setenta), pero la habitación estaba limpia, el cuarto de baño era de piedra pulida y las ventanas de las habitaciones eran muy grandes y espaciosas. Lo mejor son las impresionantes vistas que tiene el hotel (sobre el casco antiguo de la ciudad, con un poco de suerte). Enero y Febrero son los meses de temporada baja, así que por unos 100 dólares puedes conseguir una bonita habitación.
Una ubicación perfecta
El hotel King Solomon es un hotel antiguo, con habitaciones limpias y cómodas. Lo que hace que el hotel sea tan maravilloso es su ubicación y el precio. Se encuentra a menos de una manzana del famoso hotel King David (de 5 estrellas), que está ubicado en una fantástica zona de Jerusalén, pero es mucho más barato por noche. Estábamos cerca de la Ciudad Vieja, de los restaurantes, de las tiendas etc. El aparcamiento es gratuito y el desayuno está incluido en el precio de la habitación. El personal es muy amable y servicial. Si te quedas en Jerusalén deberías quedarte en el hotel King Solomon.
Nos quedamos en el King Solomon 4 noches en julio de 2006. Esperábamos ver un lugar parecido a un "gueto", basándonos en el precio y las críticas bastante indiferentes, pero no nos importó en absoluto ya que buscábamos algo económico y un hotel muy bien ubicado. Nos quedamos entusiasmados cuando llegamos. Sí, la ubicación es perfecta (justo bajando la calle desde el $$$$ King David y a 10 minutos andando en cualquier dirección --la Vieja Ciudad, la calle Ben-Yehuda, etc.). Pero lo que nos sorprendió fue el vestíbulo tan grande y decorado con suelos de mármol, además de la calidad de nuestra habitación, que estaba situada en el piso décimo y desde allí se tenían unas bonitas vistas del casco viejo de la ciudad. La habitación era bastante grande, casi del tamaño de una suite y contaba con una cama enorme, un balcón y cuartos de baño de mármol. También estaba de un limpio inmaculado. El servicio era excepcional, el personal del mostrador principal era muy servicial y dedicaba TIEMPO a responder a las preguntas, a recomendar lugares, etc. El comedor del desayuno estaba LIMPIO, la comida absolutamente deliciosa y el personal, como ya he dicho, por encima de lo normal, es decir, muy amable, cordial y servicial. No dudaría en recomendar o quedarme en este sitio otra vez.
We stayed at the King Solomon for 4 nights in July 2006. We expected kind of a "ghetto" place based on the price and the less than enthusiastic reviews, but didn't care since we were on a budget and were looking for a great location.
The King Solomon Hotel is an older hotel with comfortable clean rooms. What makes the hotel so wonderful is the location and the price. The hotel is not even a block away from the famous King David Hotel (5 stars) which is located in a great area of Jerusalem, but for much much less per night. We were walking distance to the Old City, restaurants, shops. There is free parking and breakfast included in the room price. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you stay in Jerusalem you should stay at the King Solomon Hotel.
High Quality Maintained
The high quality and warm welcome received at the King Solomon Hotel was ver reassuring. I arrived very early in the morning - 6am, and had to leave at the same time next day, but the hotel staff were very helpful. My wake up call was exactly on time, the restaurant arranged a full buffet breakfast even - an hour ahead of the usual opening time. The room was spotless and room service was prompt and courteous. Full marks to the King Solomon!
I used to frequent this hotel until they had a sewage smell problem near the elevators otside dining room.
I went back to review the hotel again for possibility of staying there for a lengthy holiday
Well the sewage smell is still there at the same location!
Stayed for three nights at the Hotel King Solomon in early June, 2004. This hotel is rated as four stars. It deserves two stars at the best. Although it was originally built a s a luxery hotel, it has been allowed to deteriorate. The lobby furniture is filthy, the staff is dressed poorly ( in jeans or anything else they want). The staff is very often away from the front desk. The room, while large, with a good view of the Old city, is srungy and missing items ( like toilet tissue roller) which may have been there at one time, but not now. The parking garage was like a dungeon and not well gurded. The front entrance is poorly guarded as well. The breakfast buffet was adequate, but not much more. Twice , we observed a mangaer yelling at personnel, probably for the poor layout. For the price, this was a terrible experience. Stay at the Dan Panorama around the corner and have a great time!-- Same price!!!