Available for mail, messages, courier services, restaurant bookings, airlines tickets, local deliveries and directions for places of interest in the city
- Check-in 14:00 – Check-out 12:00
- Official check-in time at the hotel: 14:00 hours / 2 pm
- Official departure time at the hotel: 12:00 hours / 12:00 noon
should you require early arrival or late departure, please contact our Reception team. Service is subject to availability and an additional cost might apply.
A journey in downtown Bethlehem (madbasa) will take you to another level exploring jewelry shops, antique stores and old buildings
Business Offices 8:00-16:30
Government offices 8:00-15:00
Shops flexible but typically 10:00-12:30 & 15:3o-20:00
Please note that earlier closing apply during the month of Ramadan.
Friday and Saturday are the weekly holiday for Banks and Government offices.
Concerning Business offices and shops, some take Friday and others take Sunday.
Appropriate clothing is advisable for both men and women in public areas.
Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including Visa and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payments in the NIS or Dollar currency, and it’s essential for shopping in the local souks.
the local currency is the Israeli Shekel, symbol NIS. Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange boots and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank.
the official language is Arabic, but English, is also widely spoken.
Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2)
April – September:
Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours (G.M.T. + 3)
Palestine is seven hours ahead of US Eastern Time
Banks, businesses, government offices and many shops close all day for public holidays.
- Christmas Day (Eastern) 7th of January
- New Year’s Day 1st of January
- Labor Day 1st of May
- Independence Day 15th of November
- Christmas Day (Western) 25th December