We stayed at the Panorama in Jerusalem for three nights in the middle of our 3 week trip to Israel. We were traveling on our own, not with any tour group.
We originally booked an Executive Level room at $300 per night. We did so hoping we would be able to get a view of the old city from the room. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case, but they more than made it up to us by upgrading us to a $500 per night suite. The room was fantastic. Very comfortable, and spacious.
The biggest plus in the hotel is it's location. You are around the corner from the King David, a 10-20 minute walk to the Jaffa Gate (depending on how quick you walk). Also, a block from the King David, are several American rental car companies, if you you are looking to rent a car to go to the Dead Sea, Masada, or anywhere else. The walk to the old city also takes you through the Mamila outdoor mall, with it's many cafes.
Another plus is it's breakfast (free with our room). It is quite elaborate, can put the best cruise ship buffets to shame. the choices of fruit, cheeses, olives, breads, etc are amazing.
The executive lounge was also excellant. Great selection of foods (cheeses, fruits, eggplant, etc.) and drinks. Very clean; staff very responsive, and there is an outdoor patio, as well as an indoor eating area.
Despite what I described above, there were a couple things that prevented me from rating the hotel a 5:
-the tour recommendations at the front desk were limited. Although, the staff itself was very helpful
-we had access to the executive lounge, and it's desktop computers. But the lounge isn't open in the early morning. We expected to be able to use the business center computers free of charge, but was told we would have to pay for them, for a minimum of 30 minutes.
-At the executive lounge my wife and I both had glasses of juice, which we half finished, before wanting to leave. We were told we couldn't take the drinks outside the lounge?????. The next day we were allowed to take a bottle of water out.
-The last afternoon, our turn down service hadn't been done by 6pm. We called the front desk, and they said they would send someone up. Nobody ever showed. Same thing happened with our paper the next day.
Overall, I would still highly recommend this hotel for it's location, breakfast, and overall quality, but they do need to tighten some things up
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel is centrally located in the new part of the city, within easy reach of modern Jerusalem's lively center, theatres, shops and businesses, whilst it is still within walking distance of Jerusalem's major historic sites and the fascinating Old City. Our Jerusalem Hotel's prime location makes it a very convenient base for a family holiday or for business guests and the hotel offers a range of conference and convention facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel Jerusalem
- Jerusalem Dan Panorama Hotel
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