Gloria Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Jerusalem, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Gloria Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests.
The hotel features a rooftop terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Jerusalem.
While staying at Gloria Hotel, visitors can check out Tower of David Museum (0.1 mi) and Garden of Gethsemane (1.1 mi), some of Jerusalem's top attractions.
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the French restaurants, including The Culinary Workshop, Katy's, and Gourmandises by Yoel, all of which are a short distance from Gloria Hotel.
If you are interested in exploring Jerusalem, check out one of the architectural buildings, such as Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of Saint Anne, and Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu.
Enjoy your stay in Jerusalem!
Gloria in Exile-sis Review to Read For Group Leaders: I was looking for a good hotel in the Old City that had a more Orthodox feel to it for my future Orthodox Pilgrimmage Groups. I thought I found it in Gloria Hotel, just thrilled that it was "Orthodox" and partly owned by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate! I loved to pop in there for a drink now & then, and to plan things out, and found the staffers to be very polite & the manager Shukri very gracious; the food divine, location was perfect, and the lay out was old city cave-like, with a perfect private cave area for debriefs with my groups that I was sure the hotel would fit the bill perfectly! But the negative energy emanating from the front desk immediately upon entering which I felt each time I entered was too palpable, strong & unpleasant that I had to give them my God-honest feedback finally, as a seasoned world traveller and global Orthodox Missionary! I directed my succinct complaint to Anna-Maria at the front desk, telling her objectively that they neded to seriously ramp up their hospitality at the front desk, which was very low, and that she should learn to smile more! They needed serious training, and I could tell that they had none, whatsoever... Little did I know, I rammed right into a malignant narcissist who unleashed her o, so unpleasant self hot & heavy on me! It was no less than shocking how base this woman was! It was worse than I imagined how far out in left field, she was, having no shame, whatsoever! But this litetal witch went out of her way to be rude, crude crass base, and vile, showing a highly primitivistic nature. "We're tired, we greeted you with a smile (albeit, fake); what more do you want! So, don't come back! Go! ... Leave! Who are you? There's something wrong with you!", etc. This was typical narcissistic projection and gaslighting! This lady was so arrogant and rude, Samir, the owner, too, gives a very cold reception, where they both don't smile at you, and say "Hello" or "Welcome" as that's just too much for the natures of these 2 self-absorbed clueless, apathetic front-deskers.... I dare not say hoteliers! But to tuck their heads underneath the glass viewing part of their way too high front desk, and refusing to greet you is just straight up obnoxious, rude, with extremely poor manners and is outright anti-hospitable! They should know that they represent the hospitality of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, a highly prestigious, ecclessiastical stronghold... in fact, the most prestigious of all patriarchates, and watch like hawks to always portray a higher than normal nivou of hospitality, but this is preposterous what they dish out, and wholly unjustifiable! I really think the Patriarch needs to be made aware of this. I told that witch (as all narcissists are witches, in the spiritual realm, make no mistake): "You and Samir are the problem!" Ola! -Then their security quietly tipped me off that Samir is the owner! What a travesty! So, you've got an extremely toxic front desk with no concierge whatsoever, so you're stuck dealing with them, and the owner won't do a thing about it as he's part of the problem! I wouldn't go near them with a 10-foot pole, having experienced their insolent natures; neither would I subject my groups to them. No... I will need to find another hotel in the Old City as I really want my people to become familiar with Old City Jerusalem! It is the holiest of holies, and absolutely enchanting, with the very best signature pieces for jewellrey or for your home, and some of the most meaningful gifts you could possibly give to your loved ones back home! I want my people to have ample time to explore and discover, to pray and to buy what is most meaningful for them, and most precious to them! So I want them to be able to enter that space at the drop of a hat; hence, I need a good, hospitable, quaint hotel right in the Old City! Lo and behold, after being so traumatized by the front-desk witch, I shared my experience with a nearby shop owner I knew, while still in shock over her unjustifiable insults hurled at me! Come to find out that there are many such complaints about her, he said, where people say the very same thing! I was told she works at the Greek Embassy so thinks she's someone important, meaning that's why she's so arrogant and self-entitled! So, what, prétell, is she doing there, when hospitality is not at all her thing! It must be that she's connected to Greece's security apparatus as she was certainly not hired for any hotel management skills, of which she has zilch! I honestly haven't experienced that kind of rudeness and grotesque narcissism at any hotel anywhere along my world travels! And this hotel is supposed to represent Greek Orthodox Christianity and the very, very Patriarchate of Jerusalem, so it must be with a sincere and warm Christian greeting, not just professionalism courtesousness and sheer hospitality! But that woman, and the one to her right, who keeps sinking his head down whenever someone enters don't check any of those boxes, so suffice it to say, they won't get my business, as it's just not worth the aggravation, unpleasantness and trouble as no one will do anything about it! I want to make the stay of my people as special and spiritual as possible, but also I want to grant them the best of Jerusalem's Orthodox Christianity and hospitality! There is enough wickedness in the world!... People certainly don't need to spend their hard-earned savings coming on the trip of their & God Bless! xo~A Angelina Lazar Global Advisor & Orthodox Missionary International Chaplain Defender of Human Rights & Peacemaker W O R L D W I D E Serbian Orthodox Christian & Canadian National June 23 2022…
The staff is superb, very helpful, courteous and professional. The new dining room is spacious, and the buffet has been expanded. The dessert Chef is a master of creating different treats every night. The rooms have been updated and the A/C upgraded during the last two tears. If you want the best location inside the Old City this hotel should be high on your list.
I have stayed in many hotels in Jerusalem and just discovered my favorite hotel, The Gloria. It is a small boutique style hotel in a historic building in the Latin Patriarch right inside Jaffa Gate. It located on a quiet side street, a respite from the hustle bustle outside. If you want to feel you are in the Orient, the Gloria has an exotic ambience you will enjoy. There is a sultry bar and lounge that is beautifully decorated and can make you feel as if you are in "Ricks Place." The location is absolutly awesome. You are steps away from the Moslem, Christian & Armenian Quarters of the Old City. Steps away from the New Mamilla Outdoor Mall, 15 minute walk from the New City and Jewish Quarter. The hotel has been recently tastefully remodeled. There is a pleasant dining room and outdoor patio to have breakfast. The staff was polite and helpful. The beds were comfortable. My room and bathroom were small but there were two wooden cabinets for large suitcases and an area underneath where you could store items, which was nice. In addition there was a large wooden closet with shelves. There is an elevator and laundry service. Some rooms open to a central gardened area. There is a pharmacy, cafe, restaurants, mini markets and money changer right down the street. The Tower of David Museum and the Wall Ramparts are right outside your door. Everything was clean, we felt safe and in the center of everything you come to Jerusalem to see. A very romantic place to stay.…
This is a hotel that i will not reccomand. Much noise from the front door and from outside. The rooms have not at good ventilation. If you must stay for one night, i think you will survive. The breakfast is ok.
The gloria Hotel is a great place to see the sacred places in the old city of Jerusalem. It is located just inside the Jaffa Gate, so it is less than a 10-minute walk from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is close to many other special places mentioned in scripture. It is an old building, but is maintained well, and even its age seems more appropriate for a pilgrimage to the ancient sites. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
The Gloria was acceptable for our church tour group. The location is good, there is a meeting room (be sure to turn on the heat), and the buffet food is good, if not great. We had no trouble with WiFi, the bedding was clean, housekeeping good. The hotel needs to attend to maintenance. Some bathroom doors do not close properly, and disposable bathroom cups are not replaced. There was some renovation going on, so the lobby/bar area was freezing the first two days we were there. Be prepared for tour groups and communal buffet dining.
Spent 3 nights here. The location is great! It's just inside Jaffa Gate very convenient to all the sites in the Old City. The visitor information center is a block away, and the free walking tours leave from there, too. The best part was the staff. With visitors in and out day after day, they could become jaded or bored. But they were extremely helpful with advice and information. Highly recommended.
I just returned after staying here for 6 nights with 35 of my students. This place has the perfect location in the Christian Quarter of the old city. Rooms are splendid, the meals are great, and the staff are amazing. They will literally take care of you. One of the secret gems of Jerusalem’s walled city.
Nice hotel but some room at 2 floor are not renovated. We have one of that so that’s not good for 4 star hotel. Perfect food and breakfast. I will come back if I stay at a renovated room . Cleaning is nice .
My room was spacious with a brilliant ensuite. Enjoyed the coffee and tea that was laid on for an early morning cuppa. Air conditioning made the room wonderful. Service was friendly and efficient. Breakfast room at the hotel was inviting and a wonderful array of of meals were displayed. Can definitely recommend this hotel for tourists who wish to be close the sites of Old Jerusalem.