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The hotel's rooms and restaurant/bar really live up to its name; views of Jerusalem are truly spectacular! The incredible friendly and helpful staff really help make a visit work. They arrange taxis and give good advice. The Panorama is definitely not a luxury hotel and its cool 1960s design has faded a bit, but the service, cleanliness and views more than make up for that.
The view from the restaurant is magnificent! We also had a good view from our room. The neighborhood is dirty and unsafe. No restaurants or shops around other than dirty local spots.
Pleasant view the Old Town beauty. Dirty surrounding outside the hotel and very dark in the evenings.
The staff is very friendly. The reception room is large and it is very pleasant to stop there to relax . This hotel is far from the old city if you want to walk (but easely accessible by car)
The staff was friendly, pleasant and very helpful. They gave personal attention to my 89 year old mother and surprised her with a special birthday cake. The hotel is located in the Arab section of East Jerusalem and bus connection was good to the old city. The dinners at the hotel were very good. It is a good hotel for the budget minded visitor. It had no TV in the room. There are not restaurants in the area except for a small pizza and schwarma place around the corner. The only sighting within walking distance is the All Nations Church and related sites at the Mount of Olives otherwise you must take a taxi or bus to go sightseeing.
Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. room was cheap for the great location, within walking distance of the old city. recommended
friendly and family feel in the hotel management and staffs all the christian holy sightsvery close to the hotelwe visited all churches by walking only the hotel location is is very close to the old citythatswhy i finisedmy programes with in two and of daysi I feel like my own home nothing
we had a big room but not all were as big. Views from the dining room are wonderful; a real panorama of the old city, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, cemetries,etc, but the low price, breakfast included, compared with other hotels in Jerusalem, was what we liked best! There are buses to Damascus Gate, but otherwise, apart from expensive taxis, you have to like walking. We walked back from Jaffa gate in an hour and Dung Gate in 30 mins.The main disappointment is the lack of places nearby to buy a meal--only one small cafe selling ,middle-eastern food such as Shawarma. The hotel offers dinner at 50shekels pp, but quality was poor.
The view to the old city
View from the dining room. convenient location Staff were not very helpful with travel advice. we asked questions about buses and getting places and they didn't seem to know or the information they provided was not accurate. Also, our bathroom was not cleaned prior to us arriving. I asked at reception for it to be cleaned but this was not done.
One of our rooms ( we had two between us) had been recently refurbished. This was excellent, although no air-conditioning. The other room was still comfortable. The hotel staff were very friendly and very helpful in all the requests that we posed to them. In all a very friendly family hotel, with relaxed atmosphere for those on a lower budget.
Everything, lovely room with wide screen TV, constant hot water, very clean, nice staff, free internet, free tea/ coffee, good breakfast, village atmosphere in a big city, good price Nothing I did not like though I can understand that the area is far from perfect for a solo female traveller
Ok, we are talking middle east accomodations here people, not US. This place is a fantastic value for Jerusalem, and I researched quite a bit. It is quite basic, but the room was surprisingly spotless and comfortable. The staff was so helpful and courteous. I am a US female solo traveler and I felt secure there. There are a few small stores and food places within the same block. It's a killer walking back up the steep hill, but you can walk down to the Old City in about 20+ min. I needed to keep window cracked for hint of breeze, and the traffic and people on the street were quite noisy. I live in a city so it didn't prevent me from sleeping. A fan moves air around a bit, but it can get pretty hot. I would not recommend wandering the area after dark, but I'd probably say the same about most neighborhoods there.
Nothing filthy, no A/C, disgusting breakfast, Water was either cold or extremely hot, no in between. Terrible experience. I hope this helps others avoid it unless it's given away.
Good breakfast, nice to have 24hour tea and coffee service, good location and internet access. Extremely noisy. Didn't serve dinner in the evening, which was a problem for a woman travelling on her own. Didn't serve beer!
Very helpful staff, great location for mt of Olives and East Jerusalem No aircon - we were there on very hot days and sleeping was difficult despite the little fan provided.
It was OK, but cannot say very good. We stayed as per the booking from 08th Oct to 11th October. We continued staying further from 11th Oct to 14th October and we checked out on 14th due to revised plan.
The hotel is rather basic but the staff was friendly and helpful. It is convenient located and albeit the area is not the best, we managed to find a nice local restaurant hidden just 50 yards from the hotel. On some night you can have dinner at the hotel. Good atmosphere also between guess staying here. Bit noisy especially if you have a room towards the street
We had a nice time ,happy to meet an other culture and to realize hospitality from staff as well as guests. We appreciated also the short distant to the old city and our trips with lokal busses. no
Beutifull place and view, friendly staff Noisy a little bit