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Alegra - Boutique Hotel

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13 Derekh ha-Akhayot Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 9574612 Israel
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#21 of 120 hotels in Jerusalem
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Alegra boutique hotel-The hotel is located in a lovely and historic neighborhood in Jerusalem, called Ein Karem. In This magical area you can find many different activities: old churches, national parks, great restaurants, bars and more. It's only a 15 minute drive from the old city of Jerusalem, and the city center. In our hotel you can enjoy 7 decorated units, which 6 of them are suites. All of the rooms are equipped with satellite TV, AC, a king size bed, an espresso machine and a wireless internet connection. Our facility also offers a steam sauna, a cozy swimming pool, and beautiful gardens with lovely sitting areas.In addition we give a high standard service that includes valet parking and spa treatments.We also offer both breakfast and dinner, which are made by our well known chef, who you can read about in the text below. Alegra's Kitchen-Alegra's Kitchen is the hotel's restaurant. In the restaurant there are two options of sitting - a chef table and private tables. Our chef, Yaron Vinkler, is an experienced well known chef, whose culinary choices are influenced by the local growths and the authentic kitchen of both Israel and Jerusalem. The wonderful breakfast includes homemade breads and focaccias that are baked in a hot stone oven called a "Tabun". Shakshuka - a traditional Israeli egg dish poached in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs, a vegetables Salad, a variety of cheeses and more. The chef's dinner is a special experience with 6-7 courses, which all are cooked in front of the guests in our open kitchen. The courses are put together from fresh ingredients that are found in the local market. Hot and cold drinks are included as well.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Restaurant
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Couples massage
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Bathrobes
Desk
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hebrew
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Kelly K wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I made a reservation and and paid for a deluxe room for 2 nights. When booking I specially asked for a room with no or few stairs. This was confirmed. On arrival my room was not available and I was shown a room that was only reachable via lots of stairs. I was given a second option of a deluxe room but this definitely not a deluxe but a standard. The manager insisted it was. With regards to the manager Amir. He was the most rude and unpleasant person I have come across in many years. In fact he was that horrendous that I really wanted to leave and go home. I asked to cancel my booking and he refused and wanted to charge me 2000 shekels for a sub standard room. All in all a terrible experience and I would not recommend the hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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LouAd5 wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
l'll start with the ONLY redeeming features of this hotel which are the Ein Karem location, the lovely stone hotel building itself and the beautiful landscaped grounds. My husband and I were gifted a 2 night romantic stay in a "deluxe suite'" at the Alegra Boutique hotel Firstly, in my opinion, some of the photos of the rooms on the website are misleading and certainly misrepresent the reality of the rooms that we were offered. Also in my view, the high room price for our room was unjustified. On our arrival we didn't find the receptionist to be very warm or hospitable. She led us from the main building to an annexe and to a very small dingy room, overlooking a back street. I appreciate boutique hotels are quirky but this was ridiculously small, there was nowhere to put or hang our clothes. We were very disappointed and asked to change to a different room. This alternative room was in the main building and a little better but still very small, no closet space, cramped and poorly designed . The toilet/shower had an open glass partition separating it from the bed area so it wasn't very private. There was no shelf to place our toiletries except for on the window sill of the shower so they got wet. Secondly, I found the hotel staff to be unhelpful and arrogant, with a poor attitude. One example, our stay included a "chef meal" but since the pandemic, guests are compensated with a meal voucher at a local restaurant . We asked the receptionist the name and location etc of the restaurant she told us "look it up on Google", when we asked to have a written voucher, she said she didn't have an official one, so she took out a "post it " note and put the stamp on it. So amateurish and unprofessional. My husband complained to her about her attitude, then later she came to our room with the proper voucher and said" you don't talk like that to someone who is ill!" Two staff members at breakfast were pleasant but as a whole we felt that we were an inconvenience to the staff there. I feel so strongly about this negative experience which upset what should have been an enjoyable and pampering stay that I just had to share our experience. I have stayed in many hotels over the years but this was by far the most unwelcoming hotel I have ever been in.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ronen wrote a review Sep 2021
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Ein Karem is beautiful, but do yourself a favor and stay in another hotel ! I have booked the most expensive suite for the weekend. Unfortunately the room we got did not look like the room I had booked. When complaining at the reception, the person there told me it was a known problem but, the room I booked was already given to someone else. As it was already Friday afternoon and I did not want to let my wife down, I agreed to take the available room even though it was clearly not worth the price I paid, since I was promised that the person who was in charge, Amir, would compensate me with a discount. Amir who was at the reception when we checked out the next day, was found as a very rude person. He was shouting at me in front of other guests and his team that it was my responsibility to provide the room number when I made the booking... I was trying to explain I have selected a specific room with a certain picture that was looking completely different but in vain, and eventually, we left the hotel very frustrated.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Y Z wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a magical time at Alegra. The hotel is central, inviting and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Breakfast was rich and tasty. The room was spacious, chilled and very comfortable. A perfect stay at a boutique spa hotel where signature spa treatments were beyond expectations. We recommend the EZraider tour across ein kerem and Jerusalem as well. Looking forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aya_Serge wrote a review Jul 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel17 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything I would expect from a boutique hotel - design, atmosphere, service. Especially service - one of the best I have experienced in Israel - both the desk people and the young guys who serve the food - all with a smile, respect and pleasantness. Thank you very much! You made my birthday really happy!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$177 - US$385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IsraelJerusalem DistrictJerusalem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alegra - Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Church of the Visitation (0.5 km), Church of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (0.1 km), and Gornenskiy Monastery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Atalya, Karma, and Mala Bistro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (6.7 km), Western Wall (6.9 km), and Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel (7.1 km).
Does Alegra - Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.