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New Imperial Hotel

  • Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
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Fantastic Location Inside Jerusalem's Old City Walls
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 16, 2020

Fantastic location within Jerusalem's Old City Walls, just inside the Jaffa Gate, and across the street from the Citadel and Tower of David. We stayed four nights and loved the convenience of walking to all of the major sites within or near Old Jerusalem. The Imperial Hotel has an interesting history, and...

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Fantastic location within Jerusalem's Old City Walls, just inside the Jaffa Gate, and across the street from the Citadel and Tower of David. We stayed four nights and loved the convenience of walking to all of the major sites within or near Old Jerusalem. The Imperial Hotel has an interesting history, and once hosted Kaiser Wilhelm, II in 1898, when the Jaffa Gate entrance was expanded to permit access for his entourage. Our room was comfortable, with a mini kitchen area, several stone walls and large bathroom. As the plumbing is old, toilet paper must be placed in a waste basket as opposed to being flushed. A large and comfortable lounge is a nice place to bring a drink from off-site, and converse or catch up on world news. Breakfast is plentiful and served in another nice area of the hotel. The entrance is attractive, and a staircase (no elevator) leads the guest up to the 2nd level (and beyond) for service, which is friendly, welcoming, and where a complimentary tea and coffee machine is situated. "Tourist Information" is a two minute walk, where we booked a semi-private tour to Bethlehem, and numerous restaurants are located within the immediate vicinity, both inside the Old Walls and outside, in the Ben Yahuda Street pedestrian mall area. I highly recommend Versava Restaurant across the courtyard from the Imperial, run by a delightful Christian family. The "Night Spectacular" with lights, is shown evenings at the Citadel across the street, but it can be viewed from the Imperial's roof-top terrace. Many of the other historic sites in Jerusalem, such as Temple Mount and Mount of Olives, can also be seen from the rooftop, where my adult son and I spent evenings enjoying the ancient views. We were extremely pleased overall with this historic, budget-friendly hotel, and our inside room was exceptionally quiet. This was a unique, cultural experience.

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Great mix of old and new!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 5, 2020

Situated just inside the Jaffa gate, and just besides the new Mamilla mall. We parked our rental at the mall garage and it was just a 5 minute walk to the New Imperial. Room and bed were sufficient. It was winter so quite cold until the heater could get going. Bathroom nice and...

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Situated just inside the Jaffa gate, and just besides the new Mamilla mall. We parked our rental at the mall garage and it was just a 5 minute walk to the New Imperial. Room and bed were sufficient. It was winter so quite cold until the heater could get going. Bathroom nice and sizable. Big breakfast buffet. No elevator, which we didn't care about, but you might. Wifi was thumbs up, too. You could literally walk outside to restaurants, shops and the Old City. About 15 minute walk across to Temple Mount.

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A very kind gesture from the owner
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 2, 2020

My husband has arthritis in his ankle and was offered a walking stick when we were leaving to go to the airport. What an amazing and kind gesture! I cannot thank the staff enough for that. I think it may have been the owner of the hotel. Also the breakfast was lovely and the...

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My husband has arthritis in his ankle and was offered a walking stick when we were leaving to go to the airport. What an amazing and kind gesture! I cannot thank the staff enough for that. I think it may have been the owner of the hotel. Also the breakfast was lovely and the staff were always attentive and very kind throughout our week long stay. The hotel is in a fantastic location and we hope it remains in the hands of the present day owners/ renters. We loved Jerusalem and will be back in the future . Thank you so much for your kindness.

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Amenities

    • Suited for

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Services

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Fax / Photocopying
    • Heating
    • Restaurant
    • Safe
    • General

    • Meeting Room
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    • Check in: 12:00 PM
    • Check out: 12:00 PM