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All 61 rooms have bath and / or showers, a direct dial telephone, and comfortable beds. The hotel has a pleasant sitting and dining room which seats over 80 people at one setting. This is a modern building dominating its surrounding. Lobby is welcoming. It is medium in size and simple in design and devor - it leads to the pleasant lobby bar. The Mount of Olives is a family run hotel. The hotel was built in 1960 around the home of the Khweis family which is presently used as the bar. Renovations to restore this centuries old room are scheduled for next year--2008.
The hotel can comfortably accommodate groups of over 120 guests.The majority of customers are pilgrims who come to be near the areas where Jesus lived. There are many churches and holy sites around the hotel commemorating the historic events of the Bible.
Public transportation to and from Damascus Gate runs daily until approximately 5:00 p.m. Afterwards, it is possible to either walk or take a private taxi for about $4.00 depending on the guest's negotiation skills with the driver. A walk to the Old City is a pleasant experience though most visitors generally prefer to walk down the hill than up. 11.09