Affordable family-run Hotel
situated at the summit of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next door to the Chapel of Ascension. Surrounded by famous churches and holy sites including, among others, the Garden of Gethsemene, the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, the Church of all Nations, Dominus Flevit, and the Pater Noster (Lord's Prayer). Commands a dramatic view of the Old City and the magnificent Dome of the Rock. Ideal for independent travelers, budget conscious pilgrims, Holy Land tour groups, and archaeological excursions. A simple accommodation, in a homey atmosphere, at an outstanding value.
The Mount of Olives is a small and affordable, family-run hotel in the heart of Jerusalem's historical center. Our rooms are simple and include an en suite bath/shower and a telephone. We are surrounded by famous churches and holy sites including the Chapel of Ascension, the Pater Noster Church, and the Garden of Gethsemene. A walk to St. Stephan's Gate in the Old City takes about 15-20 minutes via the Garden of Gethsemene. The view along the way is stunning.
Our rooms are simple and include an en suite bath/shower and a telephone. Approx. 12 rooms command a dramatic view of the Old City and the magnificent Dome of the Rock.
- Complimentary Coffee & Tea available 24 hours a day.
- Internet room with a 128k lease line.
Policies & Restrictions
Pets are generally not allowed.
Rates & Availability
BELOW ARE THE LISTED PRICES FOR 2000 / 2001 AS PRESENTED TO THE ISRAEL HOTEL ASSOCIATION:
Type of Room Low Season Regular Season High Season
Single $36.00 $47.00 $58.00
Double $54.00 $68.00 $86.00
Economy Sgl $28.00 $39.00 $49.00
Economy Dbl $42.00 $56.00 $72.00
Panorama Room $96.00 $124.00 $156.00
15 November - 21 December 2000
11 January - 28 February 2001
01 June - 29 September 2000
01-14 November 2000
01 March - 31 May 2000
01-31 October 2000
22 December 2000 - 10 January 2001
Prices are quoted in United States Dollars per room per night.
Prices include breakfast buffet (6:00 - 9:30 am).
Our policy on children sharing a room with parents is follows:
0-6 years old are FREE of charge.
7-12 years old recieve a 50% reduction on Bed & Breakfast.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, EuroCard, IsraCard, Travellers Checks, Eurocheque (Shekels Only) and Cash. No personal checks accepted.
Payment in New Israeli Shekels is subject to a 17% Value Added Tax. There are no service charges or taxes when paying in foreign currency such as U.S. Dollars.
Economy single & double rooms are located on our 3rd floor. These are slightly smaller than our normal rooms. Economy singles have a private bathroom located across the hall outside of the room.
The Panorama Room is 317-318 with its stunning view of the Old City. It is basically two adjoining rooms sharing one bathroom making it ideal for honeymooners, a family of up to five, or a small group of close friends.
Telephone #: +972 (2) 628-4877
Facsimile #: +972 (2) 626-4427
Parking at the Hotel
The Mount of Olives Hotel does not currently offer a private parking facility. However, hotel guests usually park on the street just opposite the hotel's main entrance. It is a well lit area and the night watchman keeps faithful guard on it.
It should be noted though that Jerusalem, in general, is just like any other major city in the world. Theft does occasionally occur especially to car radios and conspicuous personal belongings. We strongly recommend NOT to leave anything of value in the car at any time while in the city.
We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One small negative incident can tarnish a visitors entire trip.
From the airport, take the Ayalon Highway east to Jerusalem. It is approx. a 50 minute drive. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the Old City. Go clockwise around the historic golden walls of Jerusalem from Damascus Gate to Lion's Gate. The incline of the Mount of Olives is just opposite Lion's Gate. Continue along the road a bit further until you reach the The Garden of Gethsemene. Look for the Church of All Nations, turn left and continue eastward & up. After a fairly steep climb, the twisting & narrow road will suddenly end in a "T". Turn right and drive about 15 meters. The hotel is located next to the Chapel of the Ascension.
If you do happen to get lost along the way, don't be shy to ask for directions. Below is a "quick & dirty" language survival guide:
Hebrew: "Afo Har Ha-Zayteem?"
Arabic: "Wayn Jebel Al-Zaytoun fi Alquds?"
If they start waiving their arms in all directions and shouting back a long explanation in an unfamiliar guttural language, then at that point you are on your own!
Just kidding!!! Find a telephone and call the hotel for help.
Discounts are available using the following reservation codes:
RAC1 7-30 DAYS
RAC2 30+ dAYS
AAA Automobile Assoc. of America
AARP Senior Citizens
CORP Corporate Rate
GOVT Government Employees
MIL Military Personal
WKND Weekend (Th-Sun)
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