Families visiting Jerusalem have a unique opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of one of the oldest cities in the world. The area also offers guests plenty of chances for adventure. The Shamai Suites boasts a prime location in the middle of the excitement, and spacious guestrooms can accommodate four guests. Each room comes complete with luxury amenities, flat screen televisions, private bathrooms and air-conditioning. The onsite restaurant serves a variety of kosher and internationally inspired meals. Kids will enjoy visiting the old city, while parents can take advantage of the spa services. The nearby Dome of the Rock and the Milk Grotto also come highly recommended.
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I want to write about the apartment because I don't think the website does the place justice. We have a suite for two people, and here is what we got: a large master bedroom with tv, air conditioner, and a large bathroom with shower; an extra bedroom with two twin beds and air conditioner; a large main bathroom with shower; a large living room with tv, air conditioner, and balcony; and a working kitchen with full size refrigerator, one burner, pots, pans, plates and silverware, and an electric kettle. We cooked at least one meal here every day. Shamai Suites is centrally located in a little shopping/touristy area -- within walking distance of the Old City and the Shuk, The apartment is cleaned (very nicely) every day, including on Shabbat, and towels and sheets are provided (in case you were wondering). It's really amazing what you get for the price, compared to some of the tiny rooms you will get at a regular hotel. This apartment is considerably larger and more comfortable than two apartments I lived in over the years. The trade-off for all this space is that there is no hotel restaurant, so you won't get the classic Israeli hotel breakfast buffet. Nor is there a workout room. On the other hand, the apartment is SOOOOO large, you can workout in the living room if you want. There are also two nearby gyms. And plenty of nearby yummy restaurants.
We stayed here two nights. It is a great location, just a short walk to everything. Room was clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the noise from the bar across the street. On the Saturday night we were there, they had a dance party on the second floor balcony of the bar across the way. It was loud and went late. Depends how sensitive to noise you are. My wife didn't mind it (she actually wanted to go join it), but I was not a fan of the late noise. Not the hotel's fault, but still a variable. Sunday night was fine.