Prima Kings Hotel
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I was really looking forward to Israel and I was not disappointed. After flying into Ben-Gurian airport in Tel Aviv there was a 40 minute taxi ride to our hotel which was about 10 minutes walk from the Old City. The Old City is without doubt the most fasciniting square kilometer of land on earth. It's current wall is relatively new …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prima Kings Hotel Jerusalem
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
I just returned home from a stay at the Prima Kings hotel in Jerusalem and
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