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Historical Traveler Reviews Mount Zion Hotel Jerusalem
This is certainly not a plush hotel, but we're budget travelers anyway and did not mind. The view from our room overlooking the pool and the hills of Jerusalem was awesome. I would definitely ask for a room overlooking the pool. The TV remote didn't work well but who goes to Israel to watch TV anyway? We were within walking distance to restaurants and the delightful German Colony. We also walked to the Jaffa Gate to enter the Old City. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and not bad except for the powdered eggs-- fruit, salads, breads of all sorts. cheesecake. olives. lox. yogurt, etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful in giving directions, recommendations, etc. The last day our pickup wasn't until 8:00 PM so the staff let us store our luggage in a locked room after we checked out in the morning. If you're used to fancy hotels, this would not be the place for you. If you're a budget minded traveler and think of it as a place to get a good night's sleep, it's just fine. I'd rather save my money for side tours and shopping anyway.
I really enjoyed this hotel.
The hotel staff was very accomodating, the restaurant staff very friendly. The room and bath were a little small but no more than many European rooms. Security was outstanding and I felt totally safe. The hotel was clean, breakfast was okay. I would stay here again because of the location, the ambiance and the staff.
Stayed twice in Jerusalem during my visit to the Middle East. My first stay was at the Panorama hotel which was more than satisfactory any way you look at it, and certainly a place I would consider returning to (and I believe I will).
Hotel built from jerusalem stone with oriental ambiance
We stayed 4 nights in newly renovated room, breakfast buffet most enjoyable. The hotel has an oriental ambiance all the staff very helpful.
I recommend the hotel and certainly would visit again.
I visited the hotel as part of a tour group for 4 days in November, 2005.
While the location is almost great and the building is architecturally very interesting, too many things keep me from recommending it.
Enjoyable stay, helpful staff
We had a great time at the Mt. Zion Hotel. We were given a gorgeous double room directly above the garden, with a beautiful, renovated marble bathroom. This luxurious room suited us perfectly... until we needed to get up very early in the morning and were bothered by the sounds of a bat mitzvah right outside our window (there was an event in the garden every night of our summer stay.) The staff quickly switched us to a higher floor -- same size room, but not nearly as beautiful and a bit run-down. So if you need peace and quiet, specify when you reserve.
Though close to the Old City and Emet Refaim, the bustle of downtown Jerusalem is a cab-ride away.
Overall, a pleasant place to stay -- we really enjoyed it.
This was the filthiest hotel we have ever stayed in, ruining an attractive location and good public facilities with reasonable breakfast and pleasant service. Our room was dire.
its a shame....the hotel has great location,but i dont think theyve spent a penny restoring it since 1948.
ugly,smelly rooms,dirty carpet.
Service was ok.....breakfast is in a dark ugly dining room and food was nothing special...I would not go back and dont recommend it.
A lovely stay at Mt Zion Hotel
We recently stayed at the Mount Zion. We chose this hotel because we needed to be within walking distance of the Western Wall for Shabbat. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the staff is most gracious. The views from everywhere-the pool, the rooms and the lobby are delightful. It is a little out of the way for walking into central Jerusalem, but the Old City is nearby as well as walks into Yemin Moshe. The Cinematique is right next door for those pining for a movie and there is a wonderful cafe in the same building. We would stay here again when we return to Jerusalem.