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Christ Church Guest House

  • Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
  • Photo: Christ Church Guest House

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An escape from the bustle of old city Jerusalem just inside the Jaffa Gate
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 16, 2019

As we planned our first trip to Jerusalem on our own (vs with a guided tour group) I came across Christ Church, the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East built in 1894 and known as the “Jewish Protestant Church”. I was happy to discover they had a Guest House, Coffee House (Restaurant) a...

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As we planned our first trip to Jerusalem on our own (vs with a guided tour group) I came across Christ Church, the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East built in 1894 and known as the “Jewish Protestant Church”. I was happy to discover they had a Guest House, Coffee House (Restaurant) a museum, gift shop & garden courtyard. They offer a variety of Accomodations that they accurately describe as: “comfortable, clean and peaceful accomodations for individuals and groups over the short and medium terms, with a friendly Christian atmosphere in the old city of Jerusalem.” Cost for a couple with a queen bed with private bath & breakfast for 4-days was 2420 Shekels or $672.00 US or $168 per night. For comparison the Leonardo Plaza down the street is $213/night with breakfast included. Think of it as a very nice, cloistered adult hostel😇 inside the old city. BE AWARE: If you haven’t driven in Jerusalem (I had not!) finding your way the Jaffa Gate is a challenge. You drive up a ramp just in front of a structure known as David’s Tower, in order to enter the old city walls (there is no actual gate) and once inside you drive straight ahead a distance of about city block before it curves to the right ... when you turn right look directly ahead for the “Christ Church & Guest House” sign on the building & an iron Gate at the entrance. It is directly opposite (across from) the structure known as DAVID’S TOWER & Museum. One thing that was good is that they has a limited number of parking spaces that cost $30/day that is safely (I hope 😬) tucked into the rear of their compound ... but be sure you have a small car... our Nissan rental barely made it through the narrow passage to their parking area. The compound is secured by a Gate & you must reserve your space ahead of time & send them your auto license plates to be let in. Note that their showers must be fed by solar heated water—- think “cold showers are invigorating” 👍🏻.

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Options for getting food
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 20, 2019

Wow! The queue for the coffee shop stretched out the door both times I wanted a coffee and food. But there is an option if you just want food. Go through the cafe and up to the restaurant. They have a full meal, much as you can eat for 60 shekels or delicious soup...

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Wow! The queue for the coffee shop stretched out the door both times I wanted a coffee and food. But there is an option if you just want food. Go through the cafe and up to the restaurant. They have a full meal, much as you can eat for 60 shekels or delicious soup and bread for 25. And I went back for seconds for free. Buy a meal ticket at the guest house reception and skip the queue. The soup is filling and nutritious.

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Coffeehouse welcoming and joyful
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 10, 2019

I visited Christ Church Coffeehouse with my family several times during my stay in Jerusalem. It is a remarkable space just across the street from Jaffa gate. The generously-sized desserts are delicious (especially the carrot cake, chocolate cake, and scones), as are the drinks. I recommend the chai latte and the sahlab (a regional...

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I visited Christ Church Coffeehouse with my family several times during my stay in Jerusalem. It is a remarkable space just across the street from Jaffa gate. The generously-sized desserts are delicious (especially the carrot cake, chocolate cake, and scones), as are the drinks. I recommend the chai latte and the sahlab (a regional drinkable milk pudding with nuts and cinnamon and coconut). The staff - especially Elias, who served us several times - are friendly and hospitable: I felt like a valued guest, not just a customer. The clientele seemed to be both locals and tourists, and it was a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend as a place to take a break while wandering the Old City. I also recommend the bookstore - they have good postcards and souvenirs.

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