Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel

Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel

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#9 of 112 hotels in Jerusalem
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The YMCA Three Arches Hotel, with its 152 ft high central bell tower, is a Jerusalem landmark recognized the world over. Designed by the world famous architect of the Empire State Building, the hotel offers a blend of old world charm, friendly hospitality, art works and architectural wonders, together with modern, comfortable accommodations to ensure a pleasant and memorable stay in this remarkable city. The external facade of the hotel bears intricate sculptures and inscriptions in English, Arabic and Hebrew reflecting the YMCA's historical role as a meeting place and a spiritual haven in this intense and ancient city. The beautiful gardens and lawns, graceful shade trees, and stone pathways around the hotel are open for our guests' strolling pleasure. The hotel's public areas feature high-ceiling halls and walls often lined with colorful modern works of Israeli and Palestinian artists. The elegant Archibald C. Harte Restaurant restaurant serves culinary delights to our guests, with its garden terrace a delightful oasis in the midst of the city on sunny days and mild evenings. That same sense of tranquility pervades the hotel's rooms and suites, where guests may relax and gather their strength for days of sightseeing or meetings in bustling Jerusalem. The ancient Jaffa Gate, main entrance to the fascinating walled Old City, is just a few minutes' walk away, as are shops, vibrant cafes and restaurants as well as the cultural attractions and night life of the modern metropolis. Three Arches Hotel awaits your arrival, at the very heart of Jerusalem, where peace and quiet reigns, with a pervasive sense of welcome and well-being.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Aerobics
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Paid public parking on-site
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hebrew

Location

Rehov HaMelech David 26, Jerusalem 91002 Israel
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ben Gurion Intl Airport
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Andy C wrote a review Feb 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina31 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just returned from my second stay at 3 Arches in the past year, 15 days total. One would think that there would be at least one “uh oh” or disappointment in that length of time. Not so, as every day met/surpassed my expectations and left nothing but good memories. For a number of years Ive been a frequent business and vacation traveler, experiencing at least 100 room nights/year and I would put 3 Arches in the top 10%. The staff members have a true heart for service and quality and their attitude shines thru in every way. Wonderful location, beautiful, historic building. Good restaurants abound nearby but no need to leave the hotel as the quality/value of the in house dining is top notch. The hotel is located in a high end neighborhood and I’ve noticed that a number of local residents choose 3 Arches for dining, that’s always a good sign.
Without reservation I rate highly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Raed L, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Andy, Thank you for staying with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our hotel and our staff. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon!
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GLOUPS wrote a review Aug 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel63 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights in the historical heart of modern Jerusalem, facing the old city, at YMCA 3 Arches hotel. Within 15' walking distance from most spots, this 90 year old building is the perfect place for who looks for authenticity. It combines a hotel, a restaurant (closed because of Covid), brand new huge sport and spa equipments opened to the public and the guests alike, a pre-school program for children from all-religions, an auditorium that can be privatised. We stayed in the second refurbished floor and were very happy with our room (expect noise coming from the employees parking). Breakfast was abundant and diversified. The management is making remarkable efforts to upgrade the service level, and this can be felt in every detail and interaction. By his location, architecture and size, this hotel has the potential of becoming a 5* within a few years. Tip: don't forget to visit te tower and the bells room with a 360° view on the city. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Hassan Ashayer, Guest Services / Front Office at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 31 Aug 2021
Dear Guest, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. All the best, Hassan Ashayer.
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ehovee wrote a review Mar 2020
Jerusalem, Israel5 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Junior suites are nicely remodeled. Staff is attentive. Menu could stick with staples plu add a little diversity. First floor common area has historic feel but could use some freshening. guest would also benefit from more of a concierge approach and benefit from location across from the King David.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from HassanAshayer, Guest Relations Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. i am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our location. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Sincerely, Jalil Samawi
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Viaggiosola123 wrote a review Feb 2020
530 contributions470 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay here, due to the fame of this hotel.
The building is interesting and the view from the tower is worth, however the rooms are really basic, which is not an issue if you are charged an appropriate price.
There are much more elegant and comfortable hotels in the area, which offer much more at the same price level.
Also the service is more in line with hostels than with hotels: again not an issue if at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Raed L, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear that our service didn't meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff. We usually provide the lowest price in the king David street comparing to the 5 stars hotel around but we always try to provide the best service to our guests and their needs. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely improve our services and be able to welcome you back on a return visit to Jerusalem.
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Josette A wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I booked at the YMCA for a few nights stay in Jerusalem. The Y has is in a great location and has some nice features including a gym and spa. They also offer a free dinner if you book a few nights. The room itself is very basic which is understandable considering the price. It's not the type of room you'd want to hang out in, but more a place to sleep if you're going to be out for most of the day. Unfortunately it didn't work for us due to strong cigarette smoke on the floor that we were staying on which seeped into our room. We informed the staff, as it is listed as a non smoking hotel. The staff was cavalier and unwilling to do anything to resolve the issue. The receptionist was especially rude and shouted inciting remarks at us a couple of times as we were walking a way from our conversations with her. We ended up going across the street to King David's hotel which more expensive but was well worth it for the nicer rooms and better customer service. It was clear that the staff at the Y do not value there customers or their experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Raed L, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Josette, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback. I am sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with the competence of our front desk team. Please email us with a phone number or email address so I (Hotel Manager) can discuss your issues personally. Raed A.Leil Hotel General Manager raed@ymca.org.il
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Tramd5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Richmond, Virginia132 contributions23 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the greatest places we've stayed. From the very first welcome and interaction, Raed and his staff were over accommodating, gracious and very attentive to our needs. From the first meals, to the 15 night stay the rooms, accommodations, food, the service, the very proximate location to the Old City was superb. The Y itself is beautiful and radiates the core of it's essence, that being peace. All are welcome and we met so many amazing people from all over the world, from all walks of life. Truly one of the most fantastic places we have ever stayed. We had a group of 24 folks in our party and the entire trip ran like clockwork. If you are looking for great tour groups or taxi service, make sure to find Holy City Tours with Tewfic and Ghada Habesch. They are amazing host. Nabil and George were our tour guide and driver for our expedition and they were both fabulous. For the taxi service ask for Jerry - reliable, prompt, professional, safe, and extremely friendly. I could write so much more; go see it yourself. An amazing place the Jerusalem International YMCA.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Raed L, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel. Hoping to see you again soon.It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this.
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David-of-DC wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia80 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Let's start with the positive: The location is spectacular, immediately across from the King David hotel and easy walk to the Old City. The building itself is really interesting with an interesting 1920s history. Love the vaulted ceilings in the lobby, the tower, and the lighting.
On the "meh" side, as most other reviewers note, the breakfast was unexceptional. I also ate dinner there, which was equally unexceptional. (And I don't mean the food was bad, or else I would say so.)
Rooms are smallish with spartan furnishing and look except for the headboard with a cutout of Israel star-site buildings.
If 3-1/2s were available, I'd give it that, and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from HassanAshayer, Guest Relations Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Hotel. Our location is one of the things that we are very proud of in the heart of Jerusalem. We will be glad seeing you again in your second home the Three Arches Hotel Best regards, Jalil Samawai
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Marion S wrote a review Dec 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with a large group for 8 nights at the Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel, and we could not have asked for better accommodations. The staff were attentive, caring and helpful. The rooms are spotless and comfortable. The breakfast was fabulous--something for everyone! And the attached YMCA fitness facility is second to none. The location cannot be beat!!! But the most amazing thing to me was that it is an epicenter of peace and inclusion for all.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Hassan Ashayer, Guest Services / Front Office at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 21 Dec 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Best regards,
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Katrin wrote a review Mar 2020
Heraklion, Greece26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing environment, stunning building and reception and excellent service. Marina the receptionist was very clever, eager to explain and help, kind and professional. The room was very satisfactory even if it was not as luxurious as the common spaces. Breakfast was satisfactory as well but did not meet the very promising looks of the hotel. The temperature in the room was excellent and the view amazing. The hotel itself is very near the main mall (Mamilla mall) just five minutes’ walk and about ten minutes or less from the Old City with all the monuments. The price was very good, bearing in mind that everything in Israel was SOoo expensive!!!! Even the food. I would definately recommend this wonderful hotel to anybody who travels to Jerusalem
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HassanAshayer, Guest Relations Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will let Marina know that you were pleased with her service. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Sincerely, Jalil Samawi
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Jared J wrote a review Feb 2020
Tacoma, Washington4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a wonderful visit to Jerusalem that wouldn’t have been the same without the tremendously hospitable staff at the Jerusalem International YMCA 3 Arches Hotel.

The building is beautiful and provides all your essentials for a great visit to the Holy Land.

The food for all meals was prepare well and each staff member went above and beyond to ensure our stay was excellent.

Being part of the YMCA also provides a richer experience than a typical hotel. They run programs such as their preschool and their YMCA Sports center that give back to the community rather than seeking a profit.

Raed, their manager, was extremely attentive and worked hard to provide excellent service. He is a servant, hearted leader.

Thank you Jerusalem International Y and the 3 Arches Hotel! My visit to Jerusalem would not have been the same without my stay at the Hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Raed L, General Manager at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.
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Answer from Steven C
Jupiter, Florida29 contributions43 helpful votes
I stayed there with my son so I would assume you could bring another person up to your room
Answer from Gary M
Montreal, Canada333 contributions175 helpful votes
Only the YMCA can confirm the existence of transport, but it would be beyond surprising if they did provide it given the distance. Calling them may be worth the money. Enjoy your trip!
Answer from HassanAshayer
Jerusalem, Israel
Dear Manila, Thank you for your message. Actually we are in the city center. So, we are few minutes walking from any site in the city. And everything is reachable with a walking distance. looking forward to welcoming you soon. All the best,
FtLaudTraveler asked a question Jun 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida66 contributions56 helpful votes
What are my options for transportation from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv (other than airport shuttle ) thanks
Answer from arkady39
33 contributions30 helpful votes
Hello. There are a few good options. Bus 405 is very comfortable and for under $5 (around 16 shekels now) it will take you from the central bus station in Tel Aviv to the Central Bus station in Jerusalem. The coach bus has plenty space for luggage in compartments underneath so if you travel with large bags it wouldn't be a problem. The ride is about 45 minutes without traffic. Bus 480 is another option for commute between central bus station in Jerusalem to one of the Tel Aviv's train stations (Northern part of the city). This might be a better or worse option depending upon where in Tel Aviv you are going to or are coming from. Same price. Train is a good option too but it's more expensive, and if you have luggage, you will have to keep it in the car, which might be a bit of an inconvenience for you and other passengers. Thanks.
akiva eldar wrote a tip 11 May
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be patient with the elevator "
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Douglas D wrote a tip Apr 2024
Cincinnati, Ohio18,675 contributions236 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Side facing the King David Hotel offers best view."
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Hector R wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can use the swimming pool and use the best gym in the country"
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Fanny G wrote a tip Mar 2024
Los Angeles, California8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect location for a walk to the old city; convenient bus service to all of Jerusalem"
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Escape30105719603 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It must visit gym in the heart of Jerusalem nothing like it in Jerusalem Don't miss the sports center entrance is free for the guests of the"
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PRICE RANGE
S$182 - S$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mamilla Mall (0.5 km), Moses Montefiore Windmill (0.4 km), and YMCA Tower (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking on-site, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Happy Fish Restaurant, Deja Bu, and Mirror Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Jerusalem.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Jerusalem International YMCA, Three Arches Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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