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Christ Church Guest House
Ranked #1 of 60 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2012

You cannot beat this small hotel for location.
It is located inside the old city and put EVERYTHING within walking distance.
If you are a "Boots on the Ground" kind of adventurer, this is the place to stay!
the food is fantastic and you simply MUST eat at "Mose's Resturant" two doors down!
Order the Shishlac...It is beyond divine!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Christ Church is a bit of a mixed bag - and I suspect this may be due to an identity crisis in its business plan.

The good things - the courtyard is still an oasis of peace and calm, and the guest house does feel like a real sanctuary. It is fantastically located within the Old City and has free parking; a brilliant combination if you're touring Israel by hire car. The staff are helpful and accessible. The free wi-fi internet was a Godsend for us, allowing us to plan our trips around and out of Jerusalem. There is a community feel to it - other guests are up for a chat with plenty of singles staying, so if you're travelling alone it can be good. Although most guests, if not all, appeared to be over the age of 40. It was also very secure. Plenty of complimentary toiletries. Fridge in the room (albeit a very loud one).

The areas they need to work on - the room was dated; the bathroom was old, stained and smelled of damp with a bit of a pathetic shower. No air conditioning in our room. Coffee and tea making facilities were communal. The cleaners were not as attentive as they could be. The buffet breakfast was adequate (though I've had better breakfasts in cheaper hostels).

It markets itself as a guest house and has a kind of hostel feel to it - which would be fine, if you weren't paying hotel-level prices. And this is the source of the areas for development above... it seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. It feels like it's not sure whether it is a top-end hostel, a guest house, or a hotel. Much of the work is done by volunteers (it's a venture that raises money for a Christian mission to the Jewish community), which is clearly not going to be able to provide the same level of service as the hotels in its price-band (how do you deal with cleaners that forget to change the towels if they're unpaid volunteers?).

If you don't mind paying hotel prices for a top-end hostel (albeit one with some excellent facilities, such as the parking, security, wi-fi and the unbeatable location), then this stuff isn't a problem. To get good value out of Christ Church, you kind of need to be a 'pilgrim' visitor to the Old City who is there to see its sights and not wanting a hotel spa, great restaurant, etc, and with decent trip funding.

If you're travelling on a tight budget, there are cheaper places in the Old City.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We had a super stay for 4 nights in this guest house. The location inside the Jaffa Gate is perfectly convenient to the Old City sites. The hearty breakfast (included) and options for lunch and dinner gave us easy and reasonably priced dining.

The staff provided helpful information and warm hospitality. It was particularly moving to have Palm Sunday service at Christ Church. The rector's sermon pulled together our experience in traveling through Jesus' areas of Galilee and Jerusalem.

Since we are both tall, we found the double bed a bit small. So, we also used the roll out sofa bed.

The Tower of David across the street has some of the most innovative museum exhibits that we've seen.

Room Tip: Room 14 was a wonderful location on the upper floor in the courtyard--beautiful views with patio and...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I loved staying here. We enjoyed the beautiful garden area, the peaceful music that would strain out into the garden and the rooms that were large enough to allow us to stay together. The breakfasts were amazing and very lovely as well. It felt like a safe little piece of haven. Thanks for your hospitality!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

For Christians, this is a beautiful place to stay- it is ideally located in the Old City near Jaffa Gate, has its own historic church and spacious compound where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and safely park your car, and has a wonderful breakfast where you can meet other guests and compare notes. It is about 10 minutes walk from the Western Wall and the City of David, right beside the Tower of David, and 3 minutes walk from where you begin the Ramparts Walk (a pleasant walk on top of the old wall that surrounds the Old City). There are bank machines within a few minutes walk, and it is also within easy walking distance (10-15 minutes) from one of the main bus stations. You can explore all parts of the Old City from this location, as well as shopping areas in the new city, which is right outside Jaffa Gate.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Christ Church Guest House

Address: Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem 9434180, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Christ Church Guest House is in a unique location inside the OLd City of Jerusalem, close to the Jaffa Gate. We offer a variety of rooms set around a Garden Courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a Coffee or meet with friends. The Heritage Centre offer free tours of this historic site. Local staff and volunteers from across the world are here to serve you and make this a special part of your Jerusalem experience. ... more   less 
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