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Mount Zion Hotel

  • 17 Derech Hebron, Jerusalem
  • Photo: Mount Zion Hotel

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1336 traveler reviews
location, history and warm hospitality
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 17, 2020

I am a repeat visitor to the Mt. Zion Hotel, first because of the warm hospitality and great staff and service (starting from reservations to front desk, cleaning, restaurant and bar staff); and second because of the great location and breathtaking views of the Old City and Mt. Zion. You know you are in...

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I am a repeat visitor to the Mt. Zion Hotel, first because of the warm hospitality and great staff and service (starting from reservations to front desk, cleaning, restaurant and bar staff); and second because of the great location and breathtaking views of the Old City and Mt. Zion. You know you are in Jerusalem! The location is excellent as you can walk into Jerusalem Center, the Old City or closer by the First Station with restaurants, crafts and entertainment as well as the residential neighborhoods of "Ba'aka" and the "German Colony". However, on my recent stay, I finally had a wonderful opportunity to get a better understanding of the history of the Mt. Zion Hotel from the lovely night manager, Tarek Awedah. He took the time to show me what is probably the best kept secret, the Cable Car Museum, located in the Mt. Zion Hotel (and open to the public). You can actually see one of the original cable cars which was from the War of Independence and was a link between Mt. Zion and the Western Section of Jerusalem. The little Museum also tells the history of the hotel building which was first built in 1882 as a hospitable for rare eye diseases. Seeing the old photos of the original building one can really appreciate what makes the Mt. Zion Hotel so special.

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Tired tourist hotel
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 16, 2020

Hotel with a great location but quite a bit run down. Rooms leave much to be desired... Sparse, worn furniture, old carpets. Sheets aren't the best. Bathrooms are nice. Housekeeping cleaned up pretty well. Breakfast is plentiful but not as tasty as one might hope. Staff are indifferent, pretty much par for the course...

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Hotel with a great location but quite a bit run down. Rooms leave much to be desired... Sparse, worn furniture, old carpets. Sheets aren't the best. Bathrooms are nice. Housekeeping cleaned up pretty well. Breakfast is plentiful but not as tasty as one might hope. Staff are indifferent, pretty much par for the course for Israel. Fitness center has a few machines and is good enough but it is only open 8 to 6, not conducive to getting a workout before or after the work day. Hotel seems to cater to large tourists groups. There are much better places to stay in Jerusalem for the money.

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Needs some care
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 13, 2020

This is an unusual hotel outside the old city. Unique in that the lobby and entrance are on the 6thfloor which is at street level. It is an older building that fits architecturally in its location. The hotel is clean, the staff personable and the location is good. The rooms are clean although sparsly...

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This is an unusual hotel outside the old city. Unique in that the lobby and entrance are on the 6thfloor which is at street level. It is an older building that fits architecturally in its location. The hotel is clean, the staff personable and the location is good. The rooms are clean although sparsly furnished. Breakfast buffet has a large variety that would satisfy most ethnic requirements (egg station cook needs a bit more experience). My only poor observation here is that the place looks shopworn. Additionally it does not seem as though maintenance takes any pride in its work. Bath fixtures are loose, caulking around sinks and tub is sloppy and the toilet seat either crashes down or hits you in the back. I would sincerely recommend a thorough inspection and general spiff up.

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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
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    • Check in: 3:00 PM
    • Check out: 12:00 PM