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Christmas Hotel

1 Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Street, Jerusalem 9711088 Israel
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#70 of 120 hotels in Jerusalem
Welcome to the Christmas Hotel “Committed to Quality Service” Experience the flavor of our hospitality in the finest boutique hotel in Jerusalem. The Christmas Hotel has distinctively a class of its own being among the rare privately owned hotels, it offers a tradition of local hospitality coupled with friendly & courteous services that will ensure its guests a pleasant & relaxing stay. Located only a short walk from the old city & within easy access to the main shopping center, makes it a perfect location for business, pleasure & pilgrimage to the Holy City. The complete room renovation initiated in 2007 combined all amenities and comfort that the modern sophisticated traveler has come to expect while maintaining its authentic style & character. Measuring up to international standards the Christmas hotel provides first Class accommodation to discerning guests who value their comfort. We look after all the little things that will really make you stay with us enjoyable.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Ge0n wrote a review June 2020
Woking, United Kingdom118 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed here for five nights on a tour of various sites in the country outside of as well as inside the city of Jerusalem. The hotel was centrally situated and the walled city could be easily accessed on foot. It was a small family run hotel with an old fashioned air to it but quite charming in its own way. Our room was small but pleasant with all the necessary facilities and reasonably quiet at night. The food ws good ,certainly of a higher standard than earlier encountered in Israel and afterward there was a pleasant lounge to sit in. Would recommend staying here on a Jerusalem visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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AnnaFoale wrote a review May 2020
Reading, United Kingdom47 contributions15 helpful votes
I styed here in March of this year with a group of people on a pilgrimage. My room was spotless, comfortable bed, and balcony that over looked the old anglican church . The style of the property is like a cosy old house, lots of sofas downstairs. The food presented well and a wide selection of choice for every meal including dessert. Service in the dining room and reception excellent. Smaller hotel but has beautiful garden at the rear to relax in. The garden tomb , old city wall, bus station and shops are all a short walk away makine this hotel and excellent base for pilgrims and other travllers.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Room 13 has a balcony
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Angela S wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, United Kingdom28 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at Christmas hotel on our pilgrimage to the holy lands. The hotel bedrooms were a little tired & some odd bits need updating, but it was very clean. Staff were very friendly & approachable, nothing was too much trouble.the food was amazing. They even made an amazing birthday cake for a member of our groups 40th birthday. It was delicious. Part of our tour was cancelled due to the pandemic, so we were pleased that we did not have to move to another hotel. It is conveniently located to visit most sites around the old city & felt safe walking around in the evenings. We will definitely return. Thank you Christmas hotel for looking after us
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Kerstin M wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashwell, United Kingdom19 contributions9 helpful votes
I was travelling in a large group of 50 people and spent 5 nights in the Christmas hotel in Jerusalem last week having travelled through the wonderful country of Israel. I was looking forward to staying here as the reviews were reasonable. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Rooms- small but clean. Bath minute I could not sit in the bath. There were no normal toiletries - shower caps, tissues. The hair dryer was a wall dryer and if you have long hair you would have burnt hands by the time you finished as the dryer handle got so hot. Definitely a health and safety issue. There was no drinking water in the room and the tap water was not safe to drink or clean your teeth. No safe in the room so you had to go down stairs and use the safe in the lobby. Fine if the staff were there but they often were not so it was an great inconvenience. Food- well where do you begin. Breakfast was very poor. When you are in a country which grows wonderful fruit there was very little on offer. Apples and oranges if the oranges hadn’t all disappeared. The selection for a cooked breakfast was very poor and cool if not cold. Less is more as the expression goes. The bread was either still frozen and in chunks or stale. The variety of bread in Israel is amazing but I felt as if we were being served Tesco’s basic bread all the time. Dinner was also very basic which is absolutely fine provided that it was tasty but it was unimaginative and tasteless. If you moved close to the kitchen you could smell that the staff were smoking in there which I was surprised at. I had no sense of any pride being taken in the food being offered. I like a glass of wine with my meal. If I wanted one I had to go to the bar to get one. There was no waiter service. To be fair if you didn’t finish your bottle of wine you could keep it in your room until the next night but the waiters refused to get you a wine glass saying you had to get your own from the bar. The staff were surly. Reception well there’s an experience. The staff either weren’t there or were on their phones so you could wait several minutes before you were acknowledged. Room keys were left on the reception counter so if you were passing by you could pick up any key and break into a room. One day I deliberately put my key on the staff work station so it was out of reach and I saw the staff member pick it up and put it on the counter so it was easily accessible. Also from a health and safety point of view we sometimes wanted to go out really early say 6am to wander around Jerusalem but couldn’t get out of the hotel as the doors were locked. No staff member around. What would have happened in the event of a fire? From a plus point it was 10 minutes from the Damascus gate and about 6 minutes from heroes gate. Would I go back? Unlikely although with the knowledge I now have I would know to take a hairdryer and only book B and B at best. Even a local cafe would be better than the food we were served. I hate complaining but my trip was expensive so I did not feel I had value for money at all..
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Depends what you are looking for. But difficult to say too much positive sorry
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weekender12345 wrote a review Jan 2020
merthyr16 contributions23 helpful votes
A very basic and dated but clean hotel. 15 minute walk to Herods gate and old Jerusalem. Friendly staff. Breakfast again was very basic but ok. Probably a bit overpriced for what it was but everything is overpriced in Jerusalem
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Date of stay: December 2019
USD 119 - USD 172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Christmas Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Garden Tomb (0.5 km), The Armenian Ceramics-Balian Ltd (0.3 km), and Museum on the Seam (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Christmas Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Christmas Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Christmas Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Christmas Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Christmas Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sarwa Street Kitchen, Azzahra Restaurant, and American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant.
Does Christmas Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Christmas Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Christmas Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Christmas Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Christmas Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (1.2 km), Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout (1.6 km), and Western Wall (1.3 km).