January 4, 2020 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #1818341
Reb Chaim BriskerParticipant
Hey Guys, Does anybody know any good hotels in Yerushalayim, good prices, good locations, reliable hashgochos? let me know please thanksJanuary 5, 2020 1:48 am at 1:48 am #1818959
That’s a lot to ask. What neighborhood do you want? There are three hotels along Route 1 near Shmuel HaNovi. I think Rav Landau hechsher. Prima Palace is very central and has a great hechsher Agudas Yisroel. Most places give a free breakfast that is huge but charge for lunch or dinner. I’ve seen great locations on Dira direct or Dira finder or frum house renting places. Pninat Chemed is like a hotel but doesn’t have a restaurant. But it has 6 restaurants within a 2 minute walk.January 5, 2020 2:00 am at 2:00 am #1818974
How do you define kosher?January 5, 2020 7:39 am at 7:39 am #1818989
Litov Hotel on HaNeviim about 8-10 minute walk to AIda HaChardis: Address: Ha-Nevi’im St 43, Jerusalem
Phone: 02-544-4749January 5, 2020 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #1819139
What does that mean – 8 to 10 minute walk to Alda HaChardis? Is that a restaurant? Do you mean Aida HaChareidis? That is not a restaurant, that is a kashrus organization. Litov is nice, also partially a beit hachalamah for new mothers. Does have its own kitchen, but Geulah and Meah Shearim are within walking distance. Nicer restaurants are also not far.January 5, 2020 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #1819217
There are many hotels with good hashgachos in Yerushalayim that as others have noted, all provide a good breakfast. But WHY would anyone want to eat their other meals at a HOTEL restaurant when there are so many great restaurants in Yerushalayim with good hashgacha. Yes, there are some decent hotel restaurants but if a frum yid is traveling and is in a city which probably has more great kosher restaurants than anywhere else in the world, why eat at your hotel??? Even if you are traveling with kids, its a great opportunity to expose them to some great kosher cuisine.January 5, 2020 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #1819227
Sometimes some of us travel with family members who have restricted mobility and a good hotel dining room is important.
The final time I took my mother to EY she was wheelchair bound and sleeping most of the day. The highlights of her trip were the dinners we hosted at our hotel each evening for relatives and friends she had not seen in years. There is no way we could have comfortably taken her out each evening to crowded restaurants with a wheelchair, walker, and other equipment, The hotel arranged a round table for 8 for our stay in a non congested area of the dining room with easy access. We had the same waiter and busboy who quickly learned our needs and wants and she had a wonderful final trip.January 5, 2020 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1819244
@CTL why not disclose the name of the hotel?January 5, 2020 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #1819251
CTL is entirely correct regarding special circumstances that may require eating at the hotel you are staying at (e.g. travelling with very young children who cannot be left alone, travelling with a large group where the hotel might offer a discounted package including meals, etc.)
My only point is that if these constraints are not present, take advantage of the multiple options for good and innovative kosher dining outside your hotel in Yerushalayim. There are few other cities in the world where yidden will have those options.January 5, 2020 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #1819250
My favorite is Lev Yerushalayim near King George and Ben Yehuda. I was there a year ago and got to know the mashgiach Reb Aharon Twersky a cousin of the skverer Rebbe and a big yirai Shamayim. The lobby is small but the location couldn’t be better right in the center of the city but next to Batei Rand and the shuls there.January 6, 2020 7:36 am at 7:36 am #1819283
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel has a very good hechsher and has Skyline steak house on the top floor also. The dining room is really good. They have a new chef and I was surprised how much better the food was when we went right before chanukah! And Skyline is always amazing! The hotel is located near the main bridge at the center of the city and there is a train sstop right next to the hotel.January 6, 2020 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1819532
The hotel has changed ownership and supervision in the intervening years so the name is unimportant.January 6, 2020 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #1819572
One of the problems with recommending kosher restaurants is that they seem to have a fairly high “turnover” rate in both their ownership, chefs, and hashgacha. By the time you make your trip, a restaurant you read about several months or weeks earlier may no longer have the same quality of cuisine and/or the hashgacha may no longer meet your standards. The former is a problem for any restaurant but its a bummer for a frum yid to finish a great meal at a highly recommended “kosher” restaurant l and discover later that they switched to a lesser quality hashgacha weeks earlier.
Caveat emptor. Check with a local rav or friend/family when you arrive in EY as to which places CURRENTLY are serving good food with a top of the line chassideshe hashgacha.January 8, 2020 5:22 am at 5:22 am #1820929
Reb Chaim BriskerParticipant
Thank you very much everybody, for your opinions and suggestions I took each comment very seriously and definitely each one of you helped.
I just would like to add and say Mi Kamocha Am Yisroel, no other nation will take time and effort to help somebody in need !! I had a question and I got my answers from other yiden thank you allJanuary 8, 2020 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #1820984
Lev Yerushalayim only serves Breakfast daily and dinner on Shabbos and Yuntif by prior arrangement. It is not a traditional hotel, but a Timeshare and apartment rental venue with Kitchens in the units and plates/pots/pans available for rent.
When I go on vacation, I am not interested in a kuchelane, but for others with families and limited budgets it makes sense.
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