Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ibis Jerusalem – Affordable Comfort in Prime Location

Ibis Jerusalem is an affordable hotel that enjoys an urban and young décor and an excellent location.
Ibis Jerusalem – Affordable Comfort in Prime Location
Ibis Jerusalem – Affordable Comfort in Prime Location
Ibis Hotel is situated in the city’s downtown triangle with easy access to the city’s shopping and tourist attractions. The hotel is located a few steps from Jaffa street where the Jerusalem light train passes near Zion square and Ben Yehuda street. It is less than a mile from the old city Jaffa gate.
ibis Jerusalem - prime location

ibis Hotel Jerusalem

The hotel is young and urban; its décor is modern red, black, grey and wood. The ground floor features a small lobby and a bar.
ibis Jerualem entrance
ibis Jerusalem - lobby

ibis Jerusalem - a look from the lobby out

ibis Jerusalem - young and urban

ibis Jerusalem - the bar

ibis Jerusalem - 24 hours bar for light meals

The Rooms

There are a few types of rooms, some for families. We stayed in a standard room for two. The rooms are small, but not too small, just right and pleasant. The décor is the same as the hotel – young and modern. There is something minimalistic about them – functional but comfortable. I was a bit worried that it might be too minimalistic but after staying the night I was surprised how comfortable everything is. There was everything I needed – bed light, sockets, flat screen TV, (an open) closet, a safe deposit large enough for my laptop and climate control.
ibis Jerusalem - room
ibis Jerusalem - flat screen TV
Sleeping here turned out very comfortable, the mattress is Sweet BedTM by ibis and it is excellent!  
ibis Jerusalem - comfy mattess
The bathroom is rather small and grayish (airplane lavatory style) but there was enough space to put my toiletries bag, quality Dove soap, hair dryer and good ventilation.
ibis Jerusalem - bathroom
ibis Jerusalem - shower

Breakfast and Happy Hour

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the lower level. It is a fabulous meal, Israeli buffet style. When I got there, I couldn’t find the usual scrambled eggs, but very quickly I realized that I don’t really need it! Beyond the rows of vegetables, salads, antipasti and cheeses there is a warm buffet including excellent shakshouka, pasta and creamed sweet potatoes. This is more than a breakfast – it is a brunch! The food is rich with herbs and very tasty and at the sweet end there are pastries, spreads, cereals and good coffee.
ibis Jerusalem - breakfast is a brunch

ibis Jerusalem - cheeses

ibis Jerusalem - salads

ibis Jerusalem - pickles

ibis Jerusalem - breakfast pastries

Those who get up late and miss breakfast can enjoy complimentary coffee at the hotel’s bar, where the guests are invited to ‘happy hour’ every evening at 6PM. Drinks and snacks are served on the house.
ibis Jerusalem - complimentary happy hour 


The hotel has free WiFi and a bike rental station.
In summary, I was surprised! The hotel is simple but staying there is very comfortable and pleasant, and the location is perfect!


Disclosure: I was a guest of the hotel

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