King Solomon Hotel
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... then proceed to leave the room. I said "hey, where are her crutches?" They told us they do not have crutches. We had to get them on our own. Whaaaat??? What if someone was there on their own? How does a medical facility not have crutches? Crazy! They sent me on a wild goose chase around Jerusalem looking for crutches while Evette Had to sit in the lovely (NOT) waiting room. After about 2 hours, I bought crutches & I grabbed a taxi on my way back ...
... buried my face in one and breathed deeply. The other smell that I associate with Jerusalem is that f freshly ground spices in the Suq. This smell sometimes makes me dizzy; it is so overpowering. I met up with Gretchen and spent the evening at a very happening place called The First Station. It was pulsing with people enjoying the gorgeous evening. The dance pavilion was packed; they were mostly doing group dances. It looked like so much fun that I almost ...
... videos on my last day of this blog.
I don't know if the installation was called fireflys, that is what it reminded me of. Both the fireflys and the females in white light had music to go with their movements.
Epic Israel has landed and is off to a great start!
After an uneventful (but long) flight, we arrived in Israel on Tuesday afternoon. We were greeted at the airport by our incredible Israeli staff - Lihi, our guide and educator, and Yarden, our medic and security guard. After boarding the bus, we headed straight to Jerusalem and began our program at Mt. Scopus, a scenic overlook with a beautiful view of ...
... and most tourists get to see it in part from the Kotel Side. Oh well their loss......our gain. We also saw the Mount of Olives with the gold topped church, I think Russian Orthodox, but most importantly trickling down the Mount itself is the Jewish Cemetery where it is said that when the Moshiach come the first souls to rise will be from there. Presidents, Prime Ministers and famous people are buried there including Oscar Schindler. Now off to London overnight then off to ...
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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).
This hotel has so many good qualities.
The location is just right. It's only about 10/15 mins walk to the Jaffa Gate and the Old City. Also just 10 mins walk to the modern city centre. There are wonderful gardens (Liberty Park, I believe) just across the street as well.
As the building is a tower I had a wonderful view from my balcony. It looked out across the German Colony. A friends looked out over the King David Hotel and the city beyond. But I have to say another guest I was talking to in the lobby said his view was of the apartment block across the parking lot and he wasn't best pleased.
The rooms themselves are huge. The decor is nice and modern. The bed was huge as well, and very comfy. There was a large wardrobe, drawers, desk and table and chairs. The best thing about the room, apart from the comfy bed, must be the bath room it was huge also, with a good long deep bath that you could stretch out in. The shower was over the bath. The bathroom it's self was clad in marble and had a window with a fantastic view. I was able to lay in the bath and look out over the hills surrounding Jerusalem.
The room also had a balcony and a large balcony door. which would have been nice to have a drink of coffee on in the morning but no complimentary tea or coffee was available without calling room service.
The dinning room in the hotel was on the floor below the lobby which looked out onto a nice garden. My friends and I opted for the buffet which was in a typical Israeli style and there was plenty of it.
I did notice that the Shabbat meal on Friday night was held in the same dining room as those choosing not the celebrate Shabbat, (some people were celebrating a birthday and an Orthodox family became annoyed when a chorus of "Happy Birthday" began, and decided to end there meal and come back later). I did notice what appeared to be other dining rooms and wondered if they could allocate it for separate dining if needed.
The hotel did have an outside pool but I never got to use it as we were out sightseeing most of the time.
The staff were friendly and helpful. They were able to give advice for sightseeing and other tourist things like travel arrangements and which reliable shops to use. They even seen the funny side when I locked myself out my room by mistake, and were able to let me in quickly and without any fuss.
The building didn't look that pleasant from outside but try it, it's nice inside.
I would recommend this hotel.
Overall, A Nice Place to Stay in Jerusalem
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.
The food is very good too. The big Israeli breakfasts can get out of hand, but this one was pleasant with just enough items to entertain the palette. I also ate all meals in the hotel for the Tu B'Shevat and I found all the meals to be quite good.
Nothing at the King Solomon is over the top. It's down to earth and nice, and I hope to return someday.
En general, un buen lugar en el que alojarse en Jerusalén
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.
La comida es excelente. Los abundantes desayunos israelíes pueden parecerte un poco caóticos; pero este era muy agradable y tenía los alimentos justos para que el paladar disfrutase. También comí en el hotel durante el Tu B´Shevat y todas las comidas me parecieron deliciosas.
Nada en el King Solomon es excesivo. Es un hotel sencillo y agradable al que espero poder regresar algún día.
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 $$$$ King David y a 10 minutos andando en cualquier dirección --la Vieja Ciudad, la calle Ben-Yehuda, etc.). Pero lo que nos sorprendió fue el vestíbulo tan grande y decorado con suelos de mármol, además de la calidad de nuestra habitación, que estaba situada en el piso décimo y desde allí se tenían unas bonitas vistas del casco viejo de la ciudad. La habitación era bastante grande, casi del tamaño de una suite y contaba con una cama enorme, un balcón y cuartos de baño de mármol. También estaba de un limpio inmaculado. El servicio era excepcional, el personal del mostrador principal era muy servicial y dedicaba TIEMPO a responder a las preguntas, a recomendar lugares, etc. El comedor del desayuno estaba LIMPIO, la comida absolutamente deliciosa y el personal, como ya he dicho, por encima de lo normal, es decir, muy amable, cordial y servicial. No dudaría en recomendar o quedarme en este sitio otra vez.
We stayed at the King Solomon for 4 nights in July 2006. We expected kind of a "ghetto" place based on the price and the less than enthusiastic reviews, but didn't care since we were on a budget and were looking for a great location.
We were thrilled when we arrived. Yes, the location is perfect (right down the street from the $$$$ King David, and a 10 minute walk to everywhere -- Old City, Ben-Yehuda street, etc.). But what surprised us was the large, marbled lobby, and the quality of our room -- 10th floor, with a beautiful view of the old city. The room was quite large -- almost like a suite -- with a huge bed, balcony, and marble bathroom. It was also immaculately clean.
Service was exceptional -- front desk staff were all helpful and took TIME to answer questions, recommend places to go, etc.
Breakfast room was CLEAN, the food absolutely delicious, and the staff, again, above average -- very friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
Would not hesitate to recommend or stay there again.
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!!!