Alegra - Boutique Hotel

Alegra - Boutique Hotel

13 Derekh ha-Akhayot Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 9574612 Israel
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#22 of 112 hotels in Jerusalem
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Steam room
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hebrew

Location

13 Derekh ha-Akhayot Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 9574612 Israel
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Judy G wrote a review Dec 2020
Israel7 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family (which included 7 women--1 grandmother, 3 daughters, and 3 granddaughters) totally enjoyed our stay on Shabbat at the Alegra Hotel. The setting in an old, quaint building in Ein Karem is beautiful, the rooms are unique and clean, and the outside space and gardens are lovely and perfect for relaxing. The staff (especially Sapir) was extremely attentive and caring. Everyone went out of their way to help us feel pampered and truly catered to all our special requests and needs. In spite of the restrictions due to the Coronavirus situation at this time, the hotel provided a delicious breakfast which we ate outside in the garden. We felt safe sitting in the dining room/lobby as staff and visitors wore masks. Stepping out of the hotel, we ambled through the special alleyways and landmarks of beautiful Ein Karem. We look forward to our next visit (post Covid-19) when the spa will be open again. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Arad B wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a romantic get away and it couldn't have been more perfect. The room was super clean and very comfortable with a snack, wine and coffee waiting for us. The entire place is a stylish combination of modern comfort meets old Ein Karem.
The garden with fish pond and splashing water invites to relax and one can use the wet/dry saunas and the little pool.
Especially the grape covered roof top with an amazing view over the village is a must to enjoy with a glass of wine.
The rich and fresh Israeli breakfast was also delicious and is served where ever you decide to sit.
The stuff was most outstanding, helpful and super nice. They went way and beyond to make us feel at home and cared for from the first to the last moment.
We'll definitely come back.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel AlegraBoutique, Owner at Alegra - Boutique Hotel
Responded 27 Jul 2020
Dear Arad, So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Alegra Boutique Hotel. Thank you for the kind words and the compliments to our staff! It was a pleasure hosting you and Daniel, and hopefully we will see you here again very soon! Best regards, Amir Elkabetz, Guest Relations Manager
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Chicago3122014 wrote a review Oct 2023
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, two friends and I arrived in Israel for what was a planned vacation, only three hours after the war started on October 7th. We tried to leave the country right away from the TLV airport, but were unable to, and then threats were being made on the airport. We decided to drive to Alegra Hotel, which we had booked in Jerusalem for that evening. Amir greeted us upon arrival and could not have taken better care of us. He was a model of hospitality. He calmly showed us the bomb shelter and provided us with other pertinent emergency information. He told us that Jerusalem would be a safe place to be. He helped us to our rooms, and then opened up his kitchen to us, since we hadn't eaten in several hours. He opened up drawers and showed us where they kept cheese, vegetables and eggs, showed us how the stove worked, told us we could help ourselves to drinks, really anything you would want in a situation like that. He made sure we had Wifi so that we could work on getting back home, showed us how to lock all of the doors, and made sure we had everything we needed. We will never forget his hospitality, graciousness and calm under pressure. Beyond that, the hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and is just what you see online. The grounds are lovely and there is a beautiful and serene courtyard and rooftop with a great view. The rooms were clean, pretty, well-stocked and very comfortable. Our room had large windows with plenty of natural light. The neighborhood itself is really nice as well, you're just outside of Jerusalem proper, and it's lovely with restaurants and its own attractions. It was about 15 minutes away from downtown Jerusalem. If this is how they treat guests in circumstances such as ours, we can't imagine the experience without the tragedy of war. Thanks again Amir, we will never forget you!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LouAd5 wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Sept 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Michael A wrote a review May 2020
Petah Tiqwa, Israel14 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It took me a time to decide to publish or not to publish this review, but after 2 month after my visit I think that I have to warn another people regarding to this hotel.

This was one of the most unpleasant stays in any hotels around the world.
What was suppose to be present to wife birthday become one huge disappointment.

First of all be careful with the photos that hotel publish in the web site. They hired a very good photographer and the real room appear different when you see it in person.
When I arrived to hotel and got negative impression from room I ordered I asked to see another rooms, but the answer of the staff was that other room are in renovation
Process and I can’t see them.
One of the issues with the room was that there glass doors to the bathroom and toiler that did not had any stopper that was able to hold them in the closed position.
As the result of this I earned view to the toilet bowl during my stay in the room.

I agree that it might be my fault not checking another guest photos of the room in order to get real impression, but when I found that there is no hot water in the room I was quite
surprised. I asked stuff member to fix the issue and I took half an hour to fix the issue, but when I tried to fill the bath it appeared there is not enough hot water in hotel to fill
one bath !!! When I approached staff member and told him that this is not acceptable he blamed me that I don’t understand nothing in how water heater works and according
To him this is normal.

After this I asked to talk with owner of the hotel and I took half an hour for the lady to call me back ( she was not in the hotel ). After I raised my concerns about the water situation she also
blamed me that my complaints not reasonable. After such hotel stuff and owner attitude I told hotel owner that I want to leave hotel and I want my money returned.
She told me that I will not get a cent from her, cause I already used hotel facilities ( I am talking about 3 hours after check in !!!! ).
In any case I had no chance and I stayed one night and left hotel early in the morning.

I hope my review will help another travelers to make right choice.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amit B wrote a review Mar 2021
San Leandro, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel location is very special, it's quiet and still very close to all the special areas!
Amazing breakfast outside under the olive trees with nice breeze
.I have been while COVID period and I wasn't afraid the hotel was clean and sanitize all the time. Excellent room service.
on the way I had a mountains view that combine with trees and houses.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hotel AlegraBoutique, Owner at Alegra - Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 Apr 2021
Dear ABerger, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your vacation, our breakfast and the personal service! We hope to host you again very soon! Best regards, Sapir A. Guest Relations Manager
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Phillipa B wrote a review Jan 2023
Dublin5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel. Clean and spacy and well heated rooms. Only 14 rooms so no noisey kids. The staff were very courteous and friendly.
Breakfast is excellent, tea and coffee are available all day, as well as fresh fruit and hot soup in the evenings.
Parking is not available, but there is a parking lot about five minutes away.
The only thing missing was a mirror over the sink.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adam wrote a review Jun 2020
Haifa, Israel2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had celebrated 12y together.
We had a great time in this quiet hotel. In the magnificent area of Ein Karem.

There is a small number of rooms, and each room is different, so it is good if you choose a room that suits you, or at least advise on it.

The staff was great, really trying hard to make us feel at home.

If you are looking for a place for peace and quiet, this is a solid choice.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kelly K wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Answer from Avner C
Tel Aviv, Israel161 contributions58 helpful votes
אנחנו מצאנו חניה ממש ליד המלון ללא כל קושי.
Answer from Yair Bar Ner
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel117 contributions45 helpful votes
אנחנו היינו בזו עם היציאה לחצר. הייתה בסדר למעט זה שבחדר מתקלף הסיד ויש בן כתמי עובש. עדן כדאי שתחפשי מקום אחר כמו כרמים או דומה. היחס של התמורה למחיר הרבה יותר טוב
בני ת asked a question Jul 2015
Israel17 contributions36 helpful votes
שלום, אני מבקש לדעת האם חדרי המלון נגישים לכיסא גלגלים. תודה
Answer from ALEGRA-BOUTIQUE
Jerusalem, Israel
שלום רב, לצערנו הרב המלון אינו נגיש לכיסא גלגלים. המבנה בן 150 שנה מרובה מדרגות ומפלסים וברוב החדרים ישנם מדרגות בתוך החדר. אנו מתנצלים עד מאוד על כך שאין אנו יכולים לעמוד לשירותך. בברכה, מלון אלגרה
DH19542014 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Warsaw, Poland97 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come and enjoy a beautiful small hotel."
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Aya_Serge wrote a tip Jul 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel22 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"every rooms are different and beautiful!"
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alan G wrote a tip Jan 2019
Los Angeles, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 10 is very unique but I did not see other rooms"
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galg wrote a tip Nov 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel155 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"better to score a room on the 2nd floor."
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abvitale wrote a tip Nov 2018
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"First-floor room feels well-connected to the kitchen, patio stairs and concierge"
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S$395 - S$508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alegra - Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Alegra - Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old City of Jerusalem (6.7 km), Levantine Gallery (6.5 km), and Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica (5.8 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 Roots Restaurant, Sarwa Street Kitchen, and Margo.
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.
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