We recently discovered the Eden Hotel in Jerusalem and can honestly say we’ve uncovered one of Jerusalem’s true gems!
The Eden Hotel is perfectly located for those looking for a gorgeous, peaceful neighborhood to relax in. Only a ten-minute ride from/to the the Old City, its location in the lovely Arnona neighborhood was a big plus for us (no noisy buses, traffic jams, and hordes of tourists to navigate your way through!).
This is NOT a five star luxury hotel. But what it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for with great rooms, friendly staff, and a fresh, delicious breakfast.
The rooms are great (there are 24 rooms and suites in the hotel) and very clean and spacious. If your room includes a balcony, even better (not sure if all rooms have a balcony); they’re perfect for catching some of those Jerusalem evening breezes! The hotel staff are also great, very friendly and helpful with lots of smiles. And the big, fresh breakfast buffet in the morning, including plenty of tasty, fresh salads, fish, and hummus, plus plenty of fresh fruit and juices, was perfect for charging our batteries for a day of sightseeing in Jerusalem.
If you’re interested in taking a quick stroll around the hotel, bear in mind you’re just a couple of minutes from the magnificent Haas Promenade (you MUST catch the pre-sunset glow of Jerusalem in all its glory – just don’t forget your camera!) and Beit Agnon (the original home of Israel’s first Nobel Prize winner and renowned author Shai Agnon) is only five minutes walk away. There is also a great pizza place just down the road if you’ve got the munchies…
All in all, the Eden Hotel is a great little hotel we can recommend highly, especially for those of you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
As they put it in their promotional flyers: Small is Beautiful. We’re inclined to agree.