Mount of Olives Hotel
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We got our flight from London Luton to Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv with Easyjet (5.5hours).
Handily, the train station was directly outside the airport, we jumped onto a train into the centre of Tel Aviv and then transferred onto a train into Jerusalem. All the trains here are double deckers and bring a whole new meaning to 'mind the gap'!< …
Jerusalem and finally we learned not to arrive in peak hour traffic. Had some difficulty in finding the hotel at the Mount of Olives. Actually we had trouble finding the Mount of Olives (large hill beside the old city; been mapped for several thousand years etc etc but could we find it!). Did find the Mount in the end but still couldn't find the …
Woke up to the Imam's call to find that no interior decorators had arrived in the night. They might come tomorrow night.
Down the garden path to Gethsemane and a look amongst the pilgrims at the garden and church then across the road to Mary's tomb in a church that was mostly underground. After that we went up to the Lion Gate and along …
At this stage would settle for a one armed paperhanger to do something about this dreadful hotel room. Off to Bethlehem and Palestine this morning on a minibus tour.
The bus was roughly on time (a Mercedes mini-bus) and we then went and collected another 15 or so other tourists – American, Spanish, Slovakian, Chinese etc. A 15 …
... how many people in my life would want to see and touch these significant stones. I had a sense of serenity and reflection- I cannot describe it. Later that day when we tried to enter the viewing room of the Dome of the Rock (only Muslims can enter it) it was prayer time so we couldn't go in. Despite our disappointment we could spot the distinctive gold dome from our hostel balcony so we weren't too upset.
After a long day and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Small, cheap and cheerful, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
In a great location and you can go up to the roof on a night to get some absolutely stunning photographs of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.
Be warned though if you're wanting Alcohol the hotel doesn't serve it, neither does any of the local shops as it is in a Muslim area.
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