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Villa Brown Jerusalem

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#20 of 111 hotels in Jerusalem
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The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel that redefines contemporary hospitality in the holy city. Just a five minute walk to Jerusalem's old city sites and situated in the heart of the bustling city center. Known as the 'Grande Dame' of the Brown Hotels collection, the Villa Brown Jerusalem is housed within a one-time private villa from the 19th-century. The hotel's distinct aesthetic is a multilayered interpretation of East-Meets-West, merging Neoclassical British Mandate, Ottoman and Eclectic-design-styles with contemporary interior influences, exemplified through velvety pigments of red, emerald and mauve that adorn the public and private spaces throughout the property.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hebrew
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janrez wrote a review Mar 2024
Baltimore, Maryland258 contributions69 helpful votes
Awful experience! You can do a LOT better than this. I had booked a suite at Villa Brown and a couple days before my arrival, I received an e-mail telling me that there was a technical issue with my room - really!!? It seemed very strange. They moved me to another of their hotels - Brown Machane Yehudah. I got there and the room was smaller than tiny, overlooked a construction sight and they were going to charge me the same rate as the suite at Villa Brown. After a discussion with the front desk, they somehow 'found' me a room back at Villa Brown. No offer of paying for a cab or any compensation for the inconvenience. Told me I could walk, it was just 10 min away! When I got to Villa Brown, there were no suites left and I think I got the worst room in the hotel...tiny, on the side overlooking an ugly overgrown garden. I learned from one of the employees at the other hotel that they will do this because they get overbooked from Booking.com and if you book directly with the hotel, you are easier to move than a Booking client. It was really one of the worst hotel experiences I have had. And I have just read that another reviewer here had the exact same experience. Stay away from all Brown hotels.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Inspire07759560862 wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a reservation to celebrate my birthday. The night before, after 22 pm, the manager called to say that due to technical issues they are canceling our reservation, and offered us a stay a one of two other hotels they have in jerusalem, which are not close to giving the same experience as the villa brown in my opinion. So we refused. And he said they will compensate us. Of course we had to change all our plans since we couldn't find a different hotel with such short notice. But that's not the worst part. They charged us anyway, the compensation stayed as a fictive suggestion, and i have been chasing them around for over a month now with no refund still. Including a fornal request made through booking which were the platform we booked it through. So to conclude - stay away!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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rzfuertes wrote a review Sept 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida43 contributions20 helpful votes
The online reviews are very deceiving! I booked this hotel and when I arrived, nobody could be bothered to even look up from the desk to check me in! The vibe is "too cool for school". Trying to be New York City hip, but comes off as lazy. Rooms are tiny! VELVET decor - in Israel! Ridiculous. Serves me right for buying into it. Go somewhere else!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't bother! A million other choices to be had.
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I’m sorry to hear that your experience hasn’t met your expectations on this occasion. It sounds like [insert reason for the miscommunication]. I’ve shared this with the team so we can make our policy a little clearer. Please do reach out if we can assist further
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Tamar N wrote a review Aug 2023
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very poor value for money for a boutique hotel. The hotel is located in a busy neighbourhood. Buses start early and noisy. To avoid it windows must be shut and curtains drawn to block view from the street. The room is considered "suite" but is fairly small, poorly furnished, no closets and no option  to hang long dresses or suits. It is a choice of "style" over convenience.  Beside the lack of closets the bathroom has  a small unstable sink positioned on a small and low antique style dresser. Beautiful yet very unpractical. The aircondition was noisy even when we reduced to a minimum fan mode. Overall the room was small and inconvenient. On the way down the view to the messy service room added to the sense of overall maintenance issues, as well as the small courtyard that offered quite a gloomy view of spare furniture. The feeling is of a dacor that is covering an unorganized infrastracture. Beside the poorly furnished small  dark room (suite:( we encountered a quite unhappy chef during breakfast. The breakfast is  nice in appearence, including a veriaty of small dishes ( you must love tahini as it covers many of the:(  and good selection of main cources. The small table is not suitable for the many plates , yet another "look as oppose to convenient" approach.  The menu did inckude any fresh vegtables or salad, so we asked for simply cut tomato and cucumber. Our very nice waitress Maya tried her best but chef was adamant and refused to serve the simply cut vegtabeles. The milk for the tea  and coffee arrived in glasses so we had to ask for a soucer in order to avoid splilage. Salt and pepper where not offered on the table (another guest came over to ask for salt so I guess it wasn't offered on their table either). Is the underlying idea is that the chef's dishes are perfect? *I do want to mention that we complained and when the manager recieved our complaint ( a day later)  he made a real effort: Sent wine to the room, personaly made sure we had fresh vegtables and soy milk at breakfast and came to our table to check on us. He was kind and professional and tried his best*.  Parking is costley near the hotel.  Checking prices now around the city, and based on our previous visits in Jerusalem, For the price we paid plus parking we could certainly pick any of the beautiful hotels in the area with wonderful rooms ,great breakfast and quiet rooms.  We will certainly not return here.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't stay in the first floor, the " suites"are actually small rooms
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
I’m sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. It’s always our intention to provide great customer service and useful, transparent advice. Please accept our sincerest apologies that we didn’t live up to your expectations on this occasion. I’m thankful that you reached out to share your experience as your valuable feedback helps us to improve our processes and better serve our clients. Please reach out to us to discuss how we can make this right.
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Holly J wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel was excellent! The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. The location couldn't be better. It is within walking distance of all major sites and it is right next to a bus and train line. The staff and was courteous and helpful! The breakfast was delicious! I would stay here anytime!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us and we’re so pleased that you recommend our hotel . Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Douglas S wrote a review Jun 2023
Cary, North Carolina10 contributions
Lovely courtyard to have breakfast or just relax. Foyer is lovely as is the staff. Most accommodating and friendly. Breakfast served outside by the nicest people. The room was very nice, bed comfortable, air conditioning good, and the bathroom was large and super nice. Location in old section of Jerusalem is convenient for walking to great restaurants and taxi service or bus service if you prefer was easily obtained. Excellent small boutique hotel great for couples. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: No closet space but there are dressers with drawers and bag stand, unfortunately, we tend to...
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We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us and we’re so pleased that you recommend our hotel Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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rahelgershuni wrote a review Jun 2023
Jerusalem, Israel126 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel for one night and it accomplished what we hoped - gave us a relaxing break. It is a place with much beauty. The courtyard is pleasant; the lobby quite lovely; coffee, tea and cold lemonade are available 24/7; we were greeted with glasses of champagne and there was chocolate on our bed. Our room had a small porch which was peaceful and tranquil. On the downside - the music playing in the courtyard detracts from its atmosphere. It is more the kind of musac one would expect at a beauty parlor. In addition, there are no closets or shelves in the rooms and the rooms themselves are decorated in an ultra modern style, whereas the building is old Arabic style. That just doesn't work. To add to that, though there was a full length mirror in the room, it was not attached to the wall, but merely leaned against it, so that you needed to be careful. Nor is breakfast offered. While they wrote that they have a library, when we asked about it, it turned out that it was on asymetric shelves behind the desk which were not accessible and were clearly just a decoration rather than for use. These disadvantages lead me to doubt that the high price was fair. However, bottom line - despite the disadvantages, the place has an atmosphere of calm which is priceless and for that reason, I would consider staying there again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay on floor number 1, which is below ground.
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We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us and we’re so pleased that you recommend our hotel Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Matt P wrote a review Jun 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot say enough good things about this property. Mustafa and his staff are kind, helpful, and highly professional. My request for early check-in was granted without any problem. The room had a lovely balcony with flowers and was kept spotless by the cleaning staff.The front courtyard had too many flowers to count! It was a beautiful area to enjoy breakfast in the lovely weather. Breakfast is delicious and huge! Maybe 6 different mezze in addition to the main meal. The staff serving the food are also very nice and friendly. The blonde girl has a very pretty smile. One caution- there is nothing to do in the immediate area. No restaurants, no convenience stores, nothing. So make dinner plans elsewhere. But the hotel is only 20-25 minutes walk to Old City, so you can get your dinner there. I highly recommend this hotel, and I will stay here again on my next visit.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Eat breakfast in the courtyard. The sunlight and gentle breeze are a perfect start to the day.
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We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us and we’re so pleased that you recommend our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Lawrence K wrote a review Jun 2023
Winter Park, Florida3 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent little oasis in the middle of a busy Jerusalem neighborhood. Warm staff and good food. Splurge for the junior suite and you won’t be sorry. Easy access to most things and a little bit more quiet than some areas. Be sure to tell your cab driver the address many don’t understand where it is.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Sept 2023
Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for the warm compliment and the nice rating that you grant us with. We are looking forward to see at our hotel during your next stay in Jerusalem. Thank you again.
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Friend wrote a review Jun 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a lovely room and the breakfasts were amazing. Staff was nice, friendly and accounting. Recommended highly. The outdoor patio and balcony was full of beautiful flowers. Reasonably short walk to the old city.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for the warm compliment and the nice rating that you grant us with. We are looking forward to see at our hotel during your next stay in Jerusalem. Thank you again.
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S$232 - S$345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Brown Jerusalem
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Nearby attractions include Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica (0.3 km), The Friends of Zion Museum (0.4 km), and Hebrew Music Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pergamon Restaurant, Katy's, and Andalucia.
Does Villa Brown Jerusalem have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Brown Jerusalem offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Brown Jerusalem located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Jerusalem.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Brown Jerusalem?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Brown Jerusalem?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (1.2 km), Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout (2.5 km), and Western Wall (1.5 km).
Is Villa Brown Jerusalem accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.