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Ararat Hotel Bethlehem

Bethlehem-Beit Sahour 153 Holy Land, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
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#22 of 28 hotels in Bethlehem
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See why so many travellers make Ararat Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Bethlehem. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Carmel of the Child Jesus (0.9 mi) and Solomon's Pools (2.8 mi) make Ararat Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Bethlehem.

Rooms at Ararat Hotel offer air conditioning and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and currency exchange are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ararat Hotel, free parking is available.

While in Bethlehem, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Ararat Hotel, including Afteem (0.5 mi), Star & Bucks Bethlehem (0.5 mi), and Fawda Cafe and Restaurant (0.6 mi).

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Church of the Nativity (0.4 mi), The Church of St. Catherine (0.4 mi), and Milk Grotto (0.3 mi), which are some popular Bethlehem attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At Ararat Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Bethlehem.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage chair
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
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Cable / satellite TV
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Anna D wrote a review May 2023
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sorry but the dinners are very poor. either potatoes not cooked or half raw fish or chicken. the cook does not try and no one checks the quality of the dishes. kebab in a sweet bun even though they are pita. there is no towel or toilet paper in the room. plus the gentlemen in the restaurant. they work fast. nice music for dinner.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lara M wrote a review Mar 2023
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To say this was a wonderful experience would be an utter understatement. The kindness of the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, the efficiency with which they take care of everything is truly unparalleled. The staff was so helpful and never hesitated to answer any of our questions, connect us with the right people for tours and information, and continually checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We staying in one of their suites which was completely lovely and spacious. Had a little kitchenette with a sink, a giant sitting area and the bedroom was separate. Excellent water pressure, ample towels, fresh clean sheets, and they even try to add a touch of something special each night by decorating the towels for my husband and I. Overall, fantastic and we felt 100% safe there.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jimmin J wrote a review Feb 2023
The room was very small and cramped, with outdated furnishings and limited amenities. The air conditioning was weak and barely kept the room heat. The bathroom was tiny and not very clean, with moldy grout and a leaky faucet. The bed was uncomfortable and the sheets were scratchy. The staff was not very friendly or helpful. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Ariana G wrote a review Aug 2022
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Thank you for making our family trip AMAZING! We couldn’t have asked for better food or better service. I highly recommend the Ararat Hotel for everything you want to see in the holy land. Close to everything!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Oct 2022
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bethlehem.
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Maia G wrote a review Aug 2022
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Loved this place. Perfect for what we were looking for as a family and they arranged for our round trip shuttles from TLV. Very convenient and safe. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel if you’re a tourist wanting to be near the holy sites with easy access
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. We make every attempt to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bethlehem.
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tgaribian24 wrote a review Aug 2022
Glendale, California38 contributions37 helpful votes
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We had such an amazing stay at the Ararat Hotel. We knew we wanted to stay in Bethlehem (birthplace of Jesus) but worried about transportation. The hotel arranged for a private shuttle straight from the Tel-Aviv airport directly to the hotel. What service!!! Amazing breakfast buffet and comfortable rooms. Great location as well for walking, dining, entertainment and steps away from a famous Banksy street mural. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. We make every attempt to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bethlehem.
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Husam D wrote a review Dec 2021
Israel2 contributions
We stayed at the hotel from 24-26.12.2021, as a chrismas vacation for a big family. Pros: 1. The lobby was stylish, and the reception personnel polite and welcoming. 2. Location close to the tourist sites. 3. Staff are ok, trying their best considering the circumstances. Cons: 1.Problems with the electoronic door locks. 2. In the restaurant, plates are not clean. unsufficient quantities of paper cups, forks, plates, hot drink like milk and tae. so you have to take breakfast early or you will miss most of the basic food and tools! the food was cold. 3. Bathroom: hair drier didn't work in my room (7th floor), the shower was terrible and risky, it flows from few holes with high pressure (cuz most the holes was closed). A sink clogs quickly after every hand wash. 4. The safe box’s batteries were dead so the box didn’t work. 5. There are only 2 elevators and you have to wait not neglected time till it available. * No need to add more cons. Bottom line: despite the hotel almost new but more or less all the standard equipment was broken and the maintenance neglected.not recomended to have breakfast!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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SafariBurbank wrote a review Aug 2021
Burbank, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful hotel with tons of amenities. Amazing food and service. Staff was so friendly and accommodating to all of our requests. I highly recommend this hotel when visiting the holy land. Lobby was gorgeous, rooms were comfortable. Love the local accents.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Thank you for your review. We make every attempt to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bethlehem.
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Nasri khoury wrote a review Feb 2020
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Best hotel and clean Delicious food and good service and good location I recommended this hotel The reception design is perfect and has a small gift shop Also has and many facilities and gym and restaurants
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marcela I. wrote a review Jan 2020
Province of A Coruna, Spain23 contributions
We just returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where our tour group was booked at the Ararat Bethlehem for 6 nights. We stayed at the hotel from 14.01.2020 – 21.01.2020. Reception area is nice and the reception personnel polite and welcoming. The bad points were: In the restaurant, plates and glasses dirties.In the first day, the food was cold.We had not every day fruits (oranges) like dessert and lemon for tee. The quantity of the sweet food was not sufficient, their answer was: “ it’s finish!” In some evening we have eat at the swimming pool , because in the restaurant it was a wedding party. The restaurant was used for weddings party. The hotel had problems with the electoronic door locks, so, every day, our whole group was unable to lock the doors to their rooms. Only the cheapest food is used, orange juice and jam are chemical.Semolina with water, without sugar. Serving bread in plastic bag seems like poor choice. In the restaurant, each table has 20 places/20 chairs (like in a canteen) and between the tables it is not enough room there to can pass. Many rooms were dirty. In some rooms, the floor and the bathroom never, they had not been cleaned . The soap liquid and toilet paper were missing in many rooms. The shower was not good working. In all the room, the hair dryer were not working. Also, the mini refrigerator not good run in all the rooms. In the room it was an water cooker but no coffee or tea and no cup! The walls are very thin and we hear all the noises from the corridor every time when the people walk outside. The lifts are not enough. The hotel is a 1 star hotel max! We will not recommend this hotel to anyone. Very bad experience. I will not come more to this hotel .
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ararat Hotel Bethlehem
Which popular attractions are close to Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Nearby attractions include Fine Art & Doll Museum (0.6 km), Jeepers Desert Jeep Tours (1.2 km), and House of Art (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaparuchka, Muza, and Anna Maja - Fine Home Cooking.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ararat Hotel Bethlehem have airport transportation?
Yes, Ararat Hotel Bethlehem offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ararat Hotel Bethlehem offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Ararat Hotel Bethlehem?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Upper Zohar (3.9 km).