Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem
Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
Good morning from Jerusalem, Israel. It is a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in Israel. We are getting ready to begin a very long day of meetings. Our first stop will be at the Israeli foreign ministry. Today we are meeting with many Israeli government officials. Ministers of Parliament and other ministers as well. We will make a quick stop at the …
The morning Mount Masada hike & Bar Mitzvah were followed by our first trip into Jerusalem, We said a Shehekianu toast overlooking the city and then a falafel lunch. Shabat services outside the Kotel, and prayers at the Western Wall. My favorite day of the trip! Hard to beat it.
Visiting the Western Wall is a feeling like no other. …
On Friday morning, we headed out toward Yardenit, the approximate place on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John. The area was very pretty - calm and serene - although I was surprised that there wasn't a lot of water flow. Come to find out, they have a dam upstream that regulates the flow. Oh well. We saw a couple of groups get baptized …
... some stern and sonorous, some bedecked and bejeweled, belying a more eastern or byzantine influence. Combine with this the press of mewling pilgrims, worshipers, clergy (both on and off duty) the religiously obliged, the ubiquitous tour groups (and the occasional few, like myself, an out-and-out bystander come to straighfacedly peek a glance at the pot of gold at the end of delusion's rainbow) the atmosphere is more like a dark, smokey bazaar than a holy ...
... to walk back so I asked my new friend for directions. He walked me a bit and pointed me the way and entertained me with riddles. "What is it? I am your son, but you're not my father". I didn't know the answer to start with and he offered 20 shekels if I guess correctly. Sight of money apparently makes my brain go faster and I came up with the answer - "mother". Clever, huh? No need to mention I didn't get the money. I got blessed few more times and my friend and I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem
My wife and I stayed at the Sheraton Jerusalem Plaza for four nights the week between Christmas and New Years. This is traditionally a very busy travel time in Israel and the hotel was sold out for all 4 nights we were there.
I made a reservation directly with the hotel by calling them. I had reserved a deluxe room with Queen bed and was planning to stay for 3 weeks. I had received a confirmation from the hotel by fax. When we finally arrived on Shabbat, the reception desk was closed and we were told that it was illegal to check us in at the desk. We had to go to the office in the back. The room type (deluxe) and the bed type were not available. I am,by the way, a gold Starwood member. We were told that the room we had reserved would be available the next day. I told the desk clerk I wanted a queen or King bed as reserved. He looked at my female friend and insisted: no you will get twin beds.
Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Setting
A brilliant hotel, in a beautiful setting. The Sheraton Jerusalem Plaza is a well located hotel with rooms with views of the old city, whilst only a short walk from the new city of Jerusalem. The staff were great, everyone was helpful and friendly. The hotel food was brilliant, from the huge Israeli style buffet breakfasts, to the Italian restuarant. The rooms were spatious and were immaculately clean. What more is there to say, I cant think of anything negative!
Liked it a lot
the location is absolutely terrific and so was the service including room service.
the buffet was good though I have had better (also worse).
all in all I would probably stay there again especially for the Sabbath brunch which was fabulous.
Let me just say that I like tripadvisor and think it's a valuable resource, but, I will also say that many people who post seem to be plaintive and a bit whiny. So, you should read this review knowing that im not the most criticial person around and will let a lot of minor complaints slide.
Sheraton needs to address the shabby condition of the hotel rooms or let customers know in advance if they will not be getting a refurbished room. Beds are terrible-mattresses have seen better days which results in backaches. Hotel states renovations are being done but none after 4:30 p.m.-we had to leave our room because the noise was horrendous and would not stop until 7:30 p.m. Staff may be courteous or rather indifferent-depending upon their moods. Location is excellent, public rooms are beautiful but misleading when you get to your room. Would not recommend staying there unless you are assured of a renovated room and no construction noise.
Over priced and bad service
I stayed in this Hotel in September. We payed for a room with a Balcony and view to the old city. ( price was higher than a standard room with view to the new city)
When we got to the room we had no balcony and no old city view. When we called to the front desk the guy told us that he is sorry but they are sold out and wee should check back in the morning. After talking to the front desk manager she did change our room that night but she did say that there was a mistake on the 'Starwood reservation'. I was glad I had a copy of the reservation with me.
The Hotel is going renovation so maybe in few years the rooms will be better.
I would not stay here ever again because of the bad service.
Extremely comfortable hotel
We stayed in the Jerusalem Plaza Sheraton in March 2005. I generally prefer smaller (and less expensive) hotels, but we were booked into this one by a relative who wanted to put us in a centally located hotel, which the Plaza Sheraton is. I thought the service was excellent, the rooms spacious and clean, and was completely bowled over by the dining-room breakfast that is included in the price. What a wide array of choices!! The variety of food offered was more than enough to make two picky eaters very, very happy.
Nice hotel / good location
We had a very nice large room looking towards the old city. There is an outside pool but it was closed as it was winter. The hotel is very centrally located not far from the center of West Jerusalem and also close to the old city.
We found the coffee shop in the lounge area quite pleasant. I would recommend this hotel.
Big not very nice.
While it is big it has average service, very expensive and certainly not a 4/5 star hotel. great location.Will try another hotel next time, suggest you do the same.