Prima Kings Hotel
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The Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, was well done and you are glad to have been through it, but it is emotionally so hard to go through, as you cry. It is an amazing memorial to those 6 million who lost there lives. They focused on share both the overall and individual stories of them. Remember it is important to remember that Jews are not the ones …
Bethlehem mentioned many times in OT including Rachael giving birth the Benjamin. King David born here as well. In NT is is where Jesus born. Today it has 50,000 people, 2/3 are Muslim, other third are Christians. 13 major denominations, and the co-exist well together. At time of Jacob it was Bethlehem-Efrat. The fields of Boaz and Ruth are in the …
Today we started in the Garden Tomb, which is one of the 2 places that matches all the requirements to be where Jesus was hung on the cross and placed into a tomb. This site was special because it is a Christian tie with no churches or building built on top of the sights. The tomb and wine press were from the first century, but the stone in front …
We started out with the tomb of King David, we went to the synagogue, men and women separate. Other Kings are buried here. It was above that location where the last supper was held by Jesus and his disciples. Ruben and professors discussed the Pentecost, I recorded a video. In 1920 the Germans dedicated the dormation Abby to the women of the Bible …
I went swimming in the Dead Sea this morning before breakfast for 45 minutes. Wow, it was amazing. You float along and when you get in an area that would be above your head you can stand, not reach, and "swim" by doing the motions to ride a bike. The water comes barely above your elbows. The water was super calm, and I could see a spring, so I …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrima Kings Hotel Jerusalem
Good room, nice views, we are on floor 6, which is 7th floor. No wii-fi in room, have to use lobby.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prima Kings Hotel Jerusalem
Ok but for religous
The Prima Kings offers very average accomodations with some very small rooms. Some rooms have been updated, but barely. Our shower flooded daily and then we had to remind staff to mop. The hotel is very conveniently located and does have a pretty comfortable lobby. The real problem here is that secular jews will feel uncomfortable because the overwhelming majority of the guests are orthodox..On Shabbat if you are not Orthodox, it is not too fun. The hotel is VERY VERY KOSHER and that too is a problem. But that is who they are truly catering too. Smoking in the lobby is permitted and gets to be obnoxious.So , smoking and cancer is fine, but a KOSHER cake not approved by the the perfect orthodox Rabbi, is not fine. Overall, I would look elsewhere next time, like the Inbal, where we stayed before.
Preis/Leistung und das Hotel waren super
Ich war im Februar 2006 in Jerusalem und verbrachte eine Woche im Prima Kings. Ich war wegen des Preises von nur 96 Dollar die Nacht etwas skeptisch. Aber damit habe ich komplett daneben gelegen. Für 96 Dollar bekommt man hier eine der besten Lagen in Jerusalem geboten, das Hotel liegt direkt gegenüber dem Sheraton Plaza, dort zahlt man mehr als 200 Dollar die Nacht. Man bekommt ein sauberes Zimmer, das jeden Tag frisch versorgt wird, das typische israelische Frühstück ist eine Untertreibung, die Auswahl war riesig und es gibt alles nur Vorstellbare zu essen.
Für ca. 10 Dollar pro Tag bekommt man auch WiFi und die Angestellten waren super freundlich und hilfsbereit. Einziger kleiner Nachteil war, dass das Zimmer recht klein war, es verfügte allerdings über einen Balkon.
Rundherum ein sehr ordentliches Hotel für einen sehr ordentlichen Preis. Ich würde es Ihnen sehr ans Herz legen.
Great Hotel, Great Value
I stayed at the Prima Kings for a week while in Jerusalem in Feb, 2006. I was a bit skeptical at first since the rate was only $96 USD a night. Boy was I wrong, for $96 you get one of the best locations in Jerusalem right across the street from the Sheraton Plaza which cost over $200 USD a night, you get a clean room, made up fresh every day, you have a typical Israel breakfast which is an understatement since they are huge and have every conceivable thing to eat. The hotel had wireless internet access for an extra charge (approximately 10USD a day) and the staff was super helpful and friendly. The only fault was the room was a bit small but on the plus side it had a balcony.
Overall a very decent hotel for a very decent price. I would highly recommend it.
Great location, mediocre hotel
I stayed at the Kings Hotel on a group trip to Israel in June 2005. The hotel is in a great location, only a 15 minute walk to the old city and 10 minute walk to Ben Yehuda Street. That's the only great aspect of the hotel. My room was located in what appeared to be an annex of the hotel. There was a smelly baby's crib laying in our hallway when we arrived. The rooms were very small (there were three of us staying in the room) and the pullaway mattress was a sheet of foam covered with a bedspread. My friends who were lucky to procure rooms in the main section of the hotel had approximately twice as large a room. At least the air conditioning worked well considering it was in the 90s outside. The meals at the hotel were decent compared to other hotels I've stayed at in Israel. Typically large Israeli breakfast, very good Shabbat dinner.
I LOVE the Prima Kings!
I first stayed at Prima Kings in 1998 when I had a grant to study at Yad Vashem. I love the location and its easy access to Ben Yehuda Street and the Old City.
I have come back every year since then and brought Interfaith groups. We always stay at Prima Kings. I love getting to see the same waiters and bellman year after year who are like old friends.
The rooms are clean and newly redecorated (as is the lobby) since I first came in 1998. I have stayed at the Sheraton, the Dan Panorama, the Hilton, etc. in previous years, but still prefer the Kings. The food isn't the greatest, but it's like a comfortable
old pair of shoes to me. This is my 16th trip to Israel, and Prima Kings is like a home away from home to me.
When in Jerusalem...
I stayed at the very moderately-priced Prima Kings hotel for over a month while attending seminars at Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial), and would happily stay here again, or recommend it to anyone looking for a decent but not too expensive home away from home in Jerusalem. The rooms are clean, the staff is gracious, and the fine breakfast buffet should keep anyone going until dinner. Located next door to the Grand Synagogue and just a few blocks from the Ben Yehuda pedestrian district with its many shops and restaurants, it is also within easy walking distance of the Old City (Jaffa Gate).
Tips: If possible, try to get a room on a higher floor with a balcony overlooking the square. Also, taxi drivers may only know this hotel by its Hebrew name, which sounds like "Pree-ma Mal-a-keem"
Quite Good but Needs to Improve
Quite Good but Needs to Improve
I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during December 2004. Like most hotels it has its good points and its bad points:
1)Good Location. About 10-15 minutes walk to the old city walls and the Jaffa gate. Only a few hundred yards from the Prime Minister's office. A supermarket is across the road, open until midnight on most days.
2)Helpful Staff. Most staff spoke English and were helpful within the limitations allowed by the hotel (they were unable to help with any of the problems below).
3)Rooms Nicely Furnished. Most of the furniture seems to be relatively new and in good condition.
1)Mediocre Food. For example at breakfast they do not serve proper filter coffee but instead "machine coffee" which seems to be just instant coffee. Similarly instead of serving orange juice they serve orange squash which seems to be mostly water with orange flavouring. The charge for the evening meal was $26 for rather mediocre food.
2)Poor Lifts. I was placed on the seventh floor. The hotel has 3 lifts, none of them going to the seventh floor. One lift goes up to the sixth floor only; the other two lifts go up to the fourth floor only. When you have a heavy suitcase this is a distinct problem.
3)Small Sheets. The sheets on my bed were too small to fit the mattress properly. When I complained to the management, they said that all sheets were like this and nothing could be done. As a result I do not sleep as well as I should have done. I am disappointed that a modern hotel thinks they can get away with inadequate sheets.
Overall the hotel is quite good but they need to get their act together to eliminate problems like those above.
Not a typical Israeli breakfast
I just returned home from a stay at the Prima Kings hotel in Jerusalem and
unlike the other Israeli hotels I have stayed at on my over thirty visits to
Israel, this hotel did not meet the minimum standards of an Israeli breakast. The orange juice was watered down so as to be a weak orange drink. On only one time were coffee cakes available for the eight days of my stay. When I asked on other times I was told they were "all out".
Coffee was only served if you asked for it.
If you are disabled, you will have a problem. Five steps to the dining room and twenty steps to the meeting rooms . There were eight steps to the main entrance. The ramp was used to wheel baggage into the hotel .
The staff was attentive and polite . The rooms were small and not the standard of a three star hotel.
I would not return to this hotel in the future.
Comfortable and clean
I recently stayed here during a conference I was attending nearby. The rooms were clean and pleasant - I appreciated having a desk where I could work. The staff was friendly and helpful. The classic Israeli-style breakfast, included in the price, was great and included lots of choices of vegetables, cheeses, breads, cereal and hot dishes. The hotel is in walking distance to Ben Yehuda street and not so far from the old city. The only downside is the many tour groups that stay here - including youth groups that like to stay up late in the halls.
The hotel deserves more than its two-star rating.
Pleasant centrally located hotel
I spent one night here in October 2004. The hotel is a pleasant hotel centrally located in the new part of Jerusalem. Its a short walk (10 - 15 minutes) to the Jaffa gate to the old city. It is also close to the popular shopping area of Yehuda St.
The hotel is overall similar in quality to a good US 3 star hotel. Bedrooms are simple but clean with shower, bathroom, tv (few international stations), air conditioning etc.
Public areas include 2 bars / lounges and a restaurant. Breakfast is included in the price and is typical Israeli / continental breakfast.
The hotel was just recently renovated