Hashimi Hotel0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Excellent place to stay. Family atmosphere. Everything about this hotel is good. Roof top view is something special. Stayed there with family. Have been to this hotel thrice in last 3 years. Mr. Saleh is an excellent tour manager. Chef Abu Khalid always smiling and very helpful. Met another person at the reception, Mr Islam, one hell of a guy. Always there to help. All the sacred sites (major religions) are easily accessible. This place is very highly recommended.
We just stayed at a 5 Star in Turkey, so I was worried everyone would complain having to come down a few notches. Especially after reading some comments saying it was more like a hostel. There was nothing to worry about. The place was great and the staff were fantastic. From reception, to cleaning staff, the chefs and owner. Special thanks to Sheikh Saleh. Great rooftop view, Not sure why some people are saying more hostel like. Maybe they got a big family room with bunks to themselves or something. Only negatives, it's hard to get your luggage there and the initial entrance is a staircase, so if your not travelling light, hire a trolley to get your luggage there. No point risking a sprained ankle at the start... Also, laundry is cheap, so pack light. It's per bag, but separate your whites from coloured. They put the whole bag in 1 load, so don't mix them. 100% recommended. And make sure you are nice to the chefs 😉
I stayed here with 2 girl friends in September 2017. Rooms were quite small and very simple but clean and comfortable. Great location in the old city - make sure you come through the damascus gate or you will but lugging your bags quite far! We loved the breakfast - eggs, salads, toast. Was perfect. Loved the rooftop - I used to come here and watch the sunrise and sunset and listen to the call to prayer. Excellent, fast Wifi. We checked out then realised we were unable to cross the border into Jordan theta day and they welcomed us back with no booking/prior notice. So thank you Hashimi - highly recommend.
Right in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, it was fairly quiet considering it's location. You walk your bags into the Old City via the Damascus gate. Pretty easy to find, the staff helped me up the stairs to the Lobby and then their is an elevator to take you to room floors. I had a double room on the side, on the second floor. The walls btw rooms are not that sound proof and you can hear people coughing and talking. I sleep with ear plugs when I travel so it was of no real issue to me. Wifi worked pretty well and the room was fairly clean. Very basic in the room, no bedside lamps, clean towels and some soap. The staff were super nice and welcoming. My favorite part of the hotel is the rooftop garden. Amazing view over the old city of Jerusalem and an amazing spot to sit and watch the sunset over the Dome of the Rock. Lots of birds singing and the call to prayer. I wanted to stay in the old city in an Arab owned hotel and I would definitely stay here again. They have good food close by and a wonderful Knafa spot 1 min away.
Hashmi is very different to the hotels we usually stay at. Its basic looking but has so much character. The location of the hotel is great for exploring the Old City, right in the heart of the souk and only a 5-10 min walk to masjid al Aqsa. The room itself was clean and comfortable and includes free Internet. The best thing about the hotel is the view from the roof top, it's so mesmerising. You can see the dome of the rock and surrounding area. The adhaan can be heard from the rooms. The staff speak English fluently and are happy to help. The sister at the desk is really friendly. Also the chef is a lovely person. I would definitely return and recommend to everyone.
Having stayed at the Hashimi hotel in September 17, my family (2 kids) and I had a great time. The hotel was great and we had no issues with our room. The beds were spacious and plentiful and were cleaned on a regular basis. Breakfast is provided and you can eat in the basement, the only gripe I had was that it was very repetitive. I guess the best thing about the Hashimi is the location. The fact that it’s in the heart of the souk, in the hustle and bustle and a mere 7 minutes walk to the Al Aqsa compound. The rooftop view is amazing, where you can see an overarching and panoramic view of the Old City! I couldn’t fault the staff, always willing to help and Kerry on reception (apologies if that’s not your correct name) was always willing to help and answered all of mine and my wife's queries. Would I use Hashimi again? Yes I would, 100%! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Beautiful people, speaking excellent English and always willing to help. Good breakfast with omelett and hummus. I did yoga on the rooftop looking at the beautiful sunrise. I will be back soon. Thank you.
The location is fantastic and the views of the Dome of the Rock from the rooftop restaurant are simply amazing. It is located along beautiful cobbled streets within close proximity to all the attractions and some divine cuisine ie falafel/hummus/shwarma cafe's. Remember it is a 3 star hotel and has all the modern conveniences and is very clean but don't expect 5 star luxuries and you will not be disappointed. Please do also remember to tip the cleaners etc as they work very hard and will show alot of gratitude for a few extra pounds
Essentially its a polished hostel if the view and location are the most important thing for you then book this hotel...everything else you will need to concede i.e everything eln se is 'manana.. On arrival we were advised that we were being placed in a refurbished family room. This was true as long as its not a family of adults (like us) as it makes things a bit cosy. In terms of the refurbishment what they failed to tell us was that refurbishment work was still going on to the point that kangol drilling started at 11pm one evening. Complaining about this to reception they advised that they will check what was going on...does this really need looking into?? Who starts building work at 11pm short of shopfitters! The drilling during the day was ok i guess as I guess the expectation is that you will be out, but I was travelling with someone that was elderly and disabled so everyday was a bit test. My view is that if you are paying £120.00 a night you should expect a room that was not placed in a noisey room... The hotel was full so they would not change the room but apologised for the noise, but still mightly pissed because its not much of an expectation that people be booked into a room where the noise is under the control of the hotel...but i guess the view and the location is carrying them a long way as it was pretty busy.
The hotel in the Old City is a great location for us as I wanted to be near the Aqsa mosque. The facilities in the hotel were adequate, the room was small but it was clean and our linen and towels were daily changed. It is what you expect from a three-star motel. The most wonderful experience I had was relaxing and viewing the Golden Dome and the surrounding area on the hotel roof top. The free breakfast was plentiful with a nice egg station and a friendly chef who can cook eggs to your likings. On the first floor, coffee and tea were provided 24 hours, which was a very nice addition. The only disappointing experience I had was with the front desk. Out of four front desk personnel that I met, only one was very friendly and helpful. The lady was cold and not very helpful but she did her minimal duty to make my stay comfortable. On the third day of my stay, I was very rudely addressed by one of the receptionists (red bearded man) and was very angry and disappointed at the way I was treated. He made me feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome, and I was shocked that he was even allowed to be working at the front desk. I have traveled extensively around the world and never been treated this way. I will never forget this disappointing experience! I feel that because I am a woman traveling alone, I was treated this way. I would not be recommending this hotel to my women friends traveling on their own, that want to visit Jerusalem. Overall, I would have given a 3-star but because of this experience, I am giving a 2-star rating.
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67% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 432 reviews