K K K S TA

Mount Zion Hotel

  • 17 Derech Hebron, Jerusalem
Book Now

i
from $179 / person

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1148 traveler reviews
New
Great location, Great views
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed today

The wall of windows at the far end of the lobby provides a spectacular view of the city. The hotel is clean and well maintained, but a little dated. Our room was spacious and clean, but totally unadorned - no pictures on the wall, no decorator touches. TV and Wi-Fi were good. The included...

More

The wall of windows at the far end of the lobby provides a spectacular view of the city. The hotel is clean and well maintained, but a little dated. Our room was spacious and clean, but totally unadorned - no pictures on the wall, no decorator touches. TV and Wi-Fi were good. The included breakfast buffet, as in all the Israeli hotels we stayed in, was over the top 'abondanza'. No bacon or pork sausages (you are in Israel after all), but ptherwise everything you could possibly imagine or wish for.

Less
New
A Nice Hotel
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

On balance,The Zion is a nice hotel. Well situated ,overlooking the walled old city, where we walked to and from several times it has sweeping views over the valley. Our room, like most had a large balcony and the room itself was of a good size and a reasonably sized bathroom. Surprise ! Consistent with most...

More

On balance,The Zion is a nice hotel. Well situated ,overlooking the walled old city, where we walked to and from several times it has sweeping views over the valley. Our room, like most had a large balcony and the room itself was of a good size and a reasonably sized bathroom. Surprise ! Consistent with most hotels in the Middle East, the buffet reigns supreme. But it was good one, both for breakfast and dinner.Staff i found to be pleasant and helpful. Yes, i felt at home here.

Less
Excellent location close to Old City
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 12, 2017

The Mount Zion Hotel is housed in an historic building that was once an eye hospital in the late 19th century. Our room looked nothing like the the photo of the room with all stone walls. We had a standard room with two twin beds joined together to make a double. We...

More

The Mount Zion Hotel is housed in an historic building that was once an eye hospital in the late 19th century. Our room looked nothing like the the photo of the room with all stone walls. We had a standard room with two twin beds joined together to make a double. We had a partial view of the Old City from our window. The room was very nicely decorated and clean. There was a mini fridge for us to keep water and snacks in. Nice bathroom with tub and shower combo. The room has plenty of outlets but remember to bring your Israeli power adapters. Free WiFi! Breakfast was included and is served in a very nice and large dining room with a huge buffet. Don't expect American breakfasts here although they did have an omelet bar. The breakfast fare is salad, pastries, fruit, cheese,hummus, labaneh, assorted hot dishes like blintzes, quiche, potatoes, etc. The best part was halvah for breakfast. We ordered room service one night and the tuna sandwiches were excellent. The hotel is next door to a cinema that seems to show art films. There is an excellent restaurant under the cinema called Lavan. It was a 15-20 minute walk to Jaffa Gate and it is uphill. We walked back one evening from Zion Gate and the time was perhaps 25-30 minutes. The pool closed the day we arrived but it is very attractive.

Less
Great Location, but Needs Improvements
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 29, 2017

Our experience at the Mount Zion was mixed, so I find it hard to choose between "average" and "good". We were upgraded upon our arrival to a junior suite on the 5th floor which had a large living room in addition to a large bedroom with a king-sized bed. Understand that the 5th floor...

More

Our experience at the Mount Zion was mixed, so I find it hard to choose between "average" and "good". We were upgraded upon our arrival to a junior suite on the 5th floor which had a large living room in addition to a large bedroom with a king-sized bed. Understand that the 5th floor is actually one floor DOWN from the lobby on the street side. This is because the hotel is built into a steep hillside, so most of the rooms are below the street level. Our room (529) had a beautiful sunrise view that included the Old City walls on the Zion Gate side. It was about a 10 to 15-minute walk to either that gate or the Jaffa Gate, so really nicely situated. However, the main online photo of the stone-arched bedroom is NOT what the majority of the rooms are like. Our room, besides being large, as a bit worse-for-wear, with an old stained carpet, stains on the dropped ceiling where the air conditioning unit was installed, sloppy painting onto the window frames around all the windows, built up layers of grout in and around the bathroom, and a hastily installed closet in the living room for hanging clothes whose craftsmanship didn't rise to the level of what the hotel presented itself to be. Some of the above may sound picky, but the sum of the aesthetics against the price of the room seemed out of balance. The service was widely varied. Out first night in the hotel was ate in the lobby seating area, and our waiter simply disappeared. We had to finally go to the front desk and explain what we had ordered to put it on our room so we could go for an evening walk. At the other extreme, we got helpful input from some of the front desk personnel, like Rawan.... she was terrific! Some of the others, well.... not so helpful. The breakfast was very extensive with a vast array of cheeses, bakery items, yogurts, fruit (though a number of canned items), drinks and an omelet chef. The wait staff was a bit uneven, however, like having to get up to get coffee poured. One discovery we made was the nearby (2 minute walk) "First Railroad Station" which has been transformed into a walking and bike trail with shops, kiosks and restaurants. It was a great place to go while the city is pretty much closed down for Shabbat. You can even rent bikes and ride all the way to the zoo about 5 miles away. All in all, as you can see various pluses and minuses that would likely lead us to try another hotel on our next trip.

Less
Full of character and within walking distance of Jaffa Gate
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 25, 2017

What a treat to stay here! Discovered a museum on the grounds and was amazed by the history of the place. The views are stunning and breakfast was phenomenal. Was there about a week and was amazed how the buffet breakfast was different each day. WiFi could be improved drastically as could not...

More

What a treat to stay here! Discovered a museum on the grounds and was amazed by the history of the place. The views are stunning and breakfast was phenomenal. Was there about a week and was amazed how the buffet breakfast was different each day. WiFi could be improved drastically as could not use it about half of the time. A pity we could never use the pool as the hours were 10-5, just the time you would be out and about Despite some of the quirks, I would love to stay there again. A lovely place; the character makes it. The shashuka wasn't bad either!

Less

Amenities

    • Suited for

    • Business
    • Couples
    • Families
    • Events
    • Services

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Heating
    • Private Bathroom
    • Restaurant
    • Safe
    • SPA
    • Tour Desk
    • Fax / Photocopying
    • General

    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI
    • Meeting Room
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Synagogue
    •  
    • Check in: 3:00 PM
    • Check out: 12:00 PM

Plan your event at Mount Zion Hotel

By submitting this form, you authorize iTravel to contact the relevant tour operator/venue and provide your contact details on your behalf. iTravel will not sell your information to a third party or use it for any other purposes other than services related to your inquiry.