Hashimi Hotel0.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is located inside the Old City, so you can experience the place at any time - Our early morning walk, without the crowd, to all the historic landmarks was quite pleasant. However, we had a hard time locating the hotel since we couldn't find matching street names from outside the wall, and even local police didn't know about the hotel by its English name. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was good. The room was quite small, but was clean and surprisingly well maintained considering the old exterior and busy streets outside during the day.
The hotel room was more like a hostel, with 4 beds (two beds and a bunk bed) and a simple bath. The location was great, just inside the Damascus gate. The decor was scenic, with an Islamic tone (no smoking, alcohol, or unmarried couples). The breakfast was generous, but simple. The view from the rooftop was amazing.
When we booked, there was no reference to a fee for the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem shuttle. The Hotel wanted $300. [...] There was, however, an additional $15 charge to carry our luggage from the shuttle to the the Hotel. [...] I did not fit into the shower stall in the room we were assigned. I had to wait until the next day to bathe in another room. This after a gruelling 36 hour trip from PDX via EWR. Even though the package included a Continental Breakfast, the Desk Clerk wanted us to pay for it. On the third day, I mentioned this to the owner who waived the extra fee. What you get is hard-boiled eggs and baloney. The hotel itself has a nice reception area with comfortable sofas and $3 an hour computers and $1 dollar instant coffee. While their brochure offers currency exchange, the owner told me to go down the street. The staff was otherwise attentive. The only advantage to staying at the Hashimin is that it's near the Via Dolorosa in Old Jerusalem. There are no elevators in this 500-year old structure. It merits two stars for value and three stars for customer service. There are no better accomodations nearby, only worse.
This little boutique hotel is in the heart of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and therefore is within easy walking distance of all the great tourist sites. The accommodations are simple and clean and you will be quite comfortable unless you prefer travelling posh. The staff was polite and helpful. If you are an adventurous traveller, then this is the place to stay!
My father and I stayed here over a weekend. The hotel is located on a very busy street with shops, part of the bazaar in the Old City, with lots of people around. It was about a five minute walk from where we parked right outside the Jaffa gate (only 55 shekels, about 15$ to park overnight), and a five minute walk to the Wall, Via Dolorosa, and everywhere else you would want to visit in the Old City. Unmarried couples are not allowed to stay together in the hotel. The room was small-clean, but cramped and the bathroom was about 20 square feet-very small by American standards, but perfectly adequate. Towels were provided (not the case everywhere). By far the best part of the hotel was the rooftop dining area. We sat and watched the sunset over the Old City with fantastic views of the Al Aqsa Mosque. You could see and hear children playing in the streets below (and, once we tried to go to sleep, a shop alarm on and off all night). We met other travelers on top and got some travel tips, and my father woke up and watched the sunrise-he said it was fantastic, coming up directly over the mosque.
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67% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 424 reviews