눉Because of its age some facilities were quite basic, but the atmosphere and history of the hotel made up for this. The young girl in Tourist Information, which was almost next door, could not direct us properly to the hotel !! (It is up a small alleyway just 50 metres from there)
눇In its heyday - it opened in 1890- it must have been quite a hotel, really IMPERIAL. Alas time has slowly eroded the building and its facade, but with its many niches,corridors,rooms and views it still remains a brilliant location to be in, just inside the Jaffa Gate of the old city and yet easy to get to from off the tram and the bus station. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the atmosphere of the Holy City was quite unique in the evenings and mornings when the tour buses and their occupants were not around. One evening we were able to listen to the opera coming from a local venue thanks to our open window. Thank you Imperial.