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Azzahra Hotel & Restaurant


👍 The rooms here are nice and spacious. It's about in the center of everything I needed and the bus is only about five minutes away. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the AC works nicely. The restaurant is also wonderful and has a great selection of Palestinian food... People often mention pizza, restaurant, service, Jerusalem, good, hotel, nice, great, Palestinian, local,


Azzahra 13, Jerusalem


+972 2-628-2447

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4.30 (359 reviews)

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  • 4/5 Zachary Keith (Dr. K. 6 years ago on Google
    The rooms here are nice and spacious. It's about in the center of everything I needed and the bus is only about five minutes away. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the AC works nicely. The restaurant is also wonderful and has a great selection of Palestinian food and pizza. It was on the slightly pricy side, but worth a visit.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Martin H. 1 year ago on Google
    Visited the restaurant a couple of times. Both middle eastern and Italian food are great. Pizza is excellent. Taybeh (local) beer goes well with the food. Friendly service with very good English. Reasonable prices. Definitely a great option for lunch or dinner!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Brenda H. 1 year ago on Google
    Had dinner in the restaurant, ordering a variety of appetizers so I could sample lots of local foods. Unfortunately my appetizers came mixed in with everyone else's, so I had to retireve a menu, then ask the waiter to come back and tell me what was mine. He got most of it, but not all, correct. When I went to pay the bill, I was told I could not use a credit card as my total was $46, and the minimum for credit card was $50. I asked how I was to know that, and was told it was not posted, and not on the menu. The clerk would not accept my credit card, even though he knew I had no way of knowing their policy, and that the only cash I had was already earmarked for another purpose. Food did not wow me, service was definitely not worth a recommendation. I would not recommend this place.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 UNLEASH 2 years ago on Google
    The restaurant is very classic and lavish , the food is very good compared to some of the other pizza restaurants in the city. The employees English speakers, which makes it essayer for the non Arabic or Hebrew speakers. When the restaurant is crowded the service becomes really slow. It could be a little expensive for an middle class person. For example, a small size pizza costs more than 52 NIS.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mo B. 1 year ago on Google
    Great location in east Jerusalem. Very friendly staff, great service and spacious rooms. Yummy breakfast every morning.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 David K. 1 year ago on Google
    When it comes to eating out, there are two things I typically do not do. First is eating at hotel restaurants, which tend to be overpriced or touristy; and second is repeating restaurants, as I’m always looking to try something new. But I broke both of these rules for Azzahra, an old, classic hotel in East Jerusalem, where I ate at years ago during my first visit to the city. The Palestinian specialties are the items to order (ignore the international menu sections), and we started with the Balilah, a traditional countryside salad made of chopped parsley, mint, onions, tomatoes, bulgur, and chickpeas in a very lemony cumin dressing. I also had the kibbeh (fritters stuffed with ground meat) and filo cigars stuffed with meat as two fried appetizers, but the best starter was definitely the hummus, a super creamy chickpea-tahini purée topped with chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, and chopped herbs, and served with a plate of pickles, chilies, and olives, along with puffy rounds of pita bread, freshly-baked in their pizza oven! The hummus was served slightly chilled but still creamy and flavorful; the pickles weren’t too salty, and the chilies added a nice spicy kick, but nothing beat the hot, fresh, steamy pita bread. Moving to the main dish, the star entree was the Mousakhan, the Palestinian national dish, made of a grilled chicken leg served over a taboun flatbread, all topped with a ton of caramelized onions, sumac, and slivered almonds. The chicken was super tender, the sumac onions were incredibly flavorful, and the almonds added an earthy crunch. The thick, whole wheat taboun bread was soaked through with the oil from the sumac onions, but somehow retained its chewy texture and a distinct nutty flavor from the whole wheat flour. Though the food took quite a while to come out, the flavors were all on point, the Middle Eastern atmosphere was charming (and even featured separate smoking and non-smoking sections), and the value menu prices looked as if they hadn’t been raised in decades!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Sav 1 year ago on Google
    Nice hotel with thick walls and high ceiling. Tried also the restaurant which offer nice local food. Just make sure you ask for no smoking area. Very helpful at the reception for any information you need. Short walking from old Jerusalem gate, that is a must seen. Easy from the location to take public transport to visit Bethlehem. I'd recommend it
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Dominique J. 2 years ago on Google
    Gorgeous food though quality went down compared to what it was previous to the Covid period. Service gentleness and class still needs improvement…

  • 5/5 Basia S. 9 months ago on Google
    Located in the back streets close to the Damascus gate with no parking place, but the restaurant offers delicious food (especially pizza) and the staff is very kind.

  • 5/5 Yaz N. 8 months ago on Google
    We tried the restaurant a couple of times with the family and were impressed by the quality of the food and excellent service in a cozy environment. The menu includes a nice collection of traditional Palestinian food and international dishes and pizza.

  • 1/5 Hiba Q. 1 year ago on Google
    once alzahra’s pizza was the best in town, but apparently NO MORE!! we ordered two pizzas both were very dry maybe stayed in the oven for too long, despite our choise of delicious toppings, we disappointedly found no taste in both of them, the tomato sauce was scarcely there! we ordered one bianca pizza aldo the cream sauce wasnt there…we asked for olive oil and balsamic vinegar to put on top maybe it would be tasteful a little but still.. we were so disappointed… it is no more delicious and maybe still the most expensive pizza in town!!! we payed for two … pizzas 160₪ when the waiter asked if everything is good, we told him but he didnt offer to change them.. we told them again when we asked for the check he said you should have said that before! dont bother to go there and spend you money on nothing

  • 5/5 Martin N. 11 months ago on Google
    There was an issue with my booking (not the hotels fault!). They did everything they could to accomodate us, even upgrading us to a bigger room. Thank you! Rooms are very clean, location is great, and they have a very nice breakfast. Definitely a recommendation!

  • 5/5 Bon Voyage Medical C. 1 year ago on Google
    I’ve travelled all around the world and consider myself a pizza addict. This is the best pizza I’ve had anywhere in the world.

  • 3/5 Ayub M. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice clean hotel. No lift here be mindful of stairs. No real view. Great for a short b&b. We did have water pressure issues in the showers 🚿 during our stay..

  • 5/5 Susan S. 1 year ago on Google
    A most wonderful stay kind, hospitable staff, superb breakfast and restaurant, a excellent standard of cleanliness. A magical experience, thank you

  • 3/5 Jamil H. 1 year ago on Google
    our room was very small but AC was good bed was comfortable too and breakfast good

  • 5/5 Nicholas 1 year ago on Google
    Huge portions and a really good variety of local food and some international options

  • 5/5 Ευφροσύνη �. 2 years ago on Google
    We went to the restaurant to taste Palestinian food. The food was amazing ! I surely recommend it!

  • 4/5 Christian U. 2 years ago on Google
    We went to have lunch, tried traditional dishes, a bit expensive but very tasty and nice. Good service as well, the only hiccup was when paying with a card, my bank registered the operation but their machine didnt, so we had to pay cash, and it is slightly inconvenient to wait for the bank to cancel the transaction, perhaps it was a 1 in a 100 thing but based on my experience I'd suggest using cash. Best thing about the place is that it opens Friday and Saturday when most places are closed.

  • 5/5 anis d. 2 years ago on Google
    Excellent service and professionalism, the quality of the hotel is exceptional. The welcome is to the little care of customers, always with a smile and good humor. A very big thank you to James and his team for your daily advice. I recommend Azzahra hotel to all travelers who want to have a pleasant stay in Jerusalem. Looking forward to seeing you again

  • 4/5 A L. 1 year ago on Google
    Excellent pizza. The lasagna is more like a very cheesy soup and doesn’t really qualify as lasagna.

  • 5/5 Dan G. 1 year ago on Google
    Quiet hotel in East Jerusalem, with great friendly service and simple, clean and modern rooms. Beautiful typical Jerusalem stone building from the turn of the 20th century, a few minutes walk from the old city's Damascus gate. Great restaurant serving local Palestinian cuisine. Well worth the money!

  • 5/5 Luke Y. 3 years ago on Google
    **Restaurant**: Delicious interpretations of traditional Palestinian home cooking, now coming back to life as COVID recedes. Features a range of dishes, including vegetable ones, that we've not found at other restaurants (like mulukhiyya, tajin, mansaf, mahshi, etc.). The bar selection is also wide, and the attentive, friendly service and ambiance put our group at ease. Altogether, the selection and value make this hotel restaurant a can't-miss venue in East Jerusalem.

  • 5/5 Adam R. 2 years ago on Google
    Fantastic food. Local cuisine and Italian style pizzas etc. Will be coming back for sure.

  • 5/5 Raul-George C. 2 years ago on Google
    Very good food and staff peoples from here are very kind and nice.

  • 4/5 guglielmo g. 2 years ago on Google
    The only place if you are tired of local food and like to appreciate some well cooked Italian receipt!

  • 5/5 Victor N. 2 years ago on Google
    This place is in the heart of East Jerusalem. The setting is very warm, and the service os great. Probably the best pizza in Jerusalem is there.

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  • Hotel
    • ✓ Free Wi-Fi
    • ✓ Free breakfast
    • ✓ Parking
    • ✓ Air-conditioned
    • ✓ Laundry service
    • ✓ Room service
    • ✓ Kid-friendly
    • ✓ Restaurant
    • ✓ Airport shuttle
    • ✓ Bar
    • ✓ Smoke-free
    • ✗ Pool
    • ✗ Pet-friendly
    • ✗ Fitness center


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