Al Yasmeen, Khan Al Tujar, Nablus, Jerusalem, Israel
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Al Yasmeen 
Khan Al Tujar, Nablus, Jerusalem, Israel
+970 9 2333555, +970 9 2333666
http://www.alyasmeen.com
General and in-room facilities and services available at Al Yasmeen
lobby bar
restaurant
fully equipped common kitchen
conference room
fax services
cosmetics studio/hairdresser
pets are admitted
rooms for non-smokers
baby cots
playground for children
elevator on site
suitable for disabled guests
dry cleaning
laundry/washing services
24-hour room service
rent-a-car
souvenir shop
luggage storage
currency exchange
phone at the reception
24-hour reception desk
garage places on site
located in the center
credit/debit cards accepted
common TV room
television set in room
telephone in room
heating in room
air conditioner in room
ironing facilities in room
mini bar in room
safety deposit box in room
tea and coffee making facilities
refrigerator in room
en-suite/private bathroom
hairdryer in room
Some excerpts from the website of Al Yasmeen that might be useful
Al Manshie Restaurant. Al Yasmeen Hotel is a place where history reveals itself in a modern context without compromising the spirit of the past. In designing Al Yasmeen, we were extremely keen to restore the exiting six hundred years old building and connect it with the new building using eastern architectural designs that reflect the spirit of architectural multiplicity of the Old City of Nablus. We continually work to make Al Yasmeen a forum for artistic and cultural expression. Cultural events are hosted year round. It is a sincere contribution for the preservation of Palestinian culture and heritage. Al Yasmeen Hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. It is conveniently located at the heart of the commercial center, less than a minute walk to Nablus Old City and few minutes away from Nablus Main City Square. The immediate area around the hotel includes various attractions and places of interest: An Nasr Mosque and Al Manarah Ottoman Clock. Turkish Baths (Among of the oldest in the region). Old Family Palaces. (Abdelhadi, Tuqan, and Al Nimer). You are always welcome to visit Al Yasmeen and experience the pleasure and comfort of our quality services. Our slogan and guiding principle is to be Simply Authentic. Hotel Rooms Each room has a bathroom, direct-dial telephone, a separate line for internet connection, satellite television with 50 channels, heat, air-conditioning, and all other related facilities. All furniture is locally handmade with simple designs inspired by local tradition, and each room bears the name of one of the old quarters of Nablus Old City. Room service is available 24 hours a day. An Nasr Room An air-conditioned banquet hall ideal for conferences, ceremonies, and other special events, with a seating capacity of 250 persons. Al Manshi Restaurant and Terrace Enjoy the delicacies of Arabic cuisine while enjoying the view of the Old City Streets. Jesr Al Manarah An indoor bridge connecting the two parts of the hotel where you can enjoy the wonderful view of Nablus Old City, Al Manarah Ottoman Clock, An Nasr Mosque, and Jerzim mountain to the south, the Gold Market and Ebal mountain to the north, while drinking a cup of traditional mint tea. The atmosphere is both serene and nostalgic.

Alyasmeen Hotel P.o.Box 1944 Nablus - Paletine Tel: +970 9 2333555 Fax: +970 9 2333666 email: http://www.alyasmeen.com. Al Yasmeen Hotel is located in the heart of the Palestinian Old City of Nablus, in the commercial center adjacent to the northern entrance of the historically famous and exotic Khan Al Tujar where stores are still lively with shoppers from all over Palestine. The hotel is also close to major historic and religious sites: Jacobs Well and Tel Balata (Five-minute drive). Sabastiya (15-minute drive). The Samaritan Community on top of Jirzim Mountain (Five-minute drive). Location Type: City-Town Centre, Business Area, Shopping Area, Park Nearby Towns: Jenin 40 kms, Ramallah 40 kms, Jerusalem 63 kms Places of Interest: Jacob's Well 1.6 kms, Sabastia - ancient city 12 kms, Old town, Mount of Gerzim 2 kms. Airports: Ben Gurion 61 kms, Gaza International 134 kms, Queen Alia 100 kms Bus-Coach Station: Nablus 0.5 kms Numbered Road: 60 0.5 kms. Travelling: from Tel Aviv on the Trans-Samaria Road, towards the Jordan Valley, Nablus is a 15 minute drive North. Travelling from Jerusalem, toward Ramallah and the Jordan Valley, Nablus is a 45 minute drive to the North.

Today, Nablus is considered the major commercial, industrial, and agricultural center in the northern region of Palestine. The city also encompasses a wealth of religious, cultural, and touristic sites. For example, Jacobs Well, in the East Side of the city, is the site where Jesus met the Samaritan woman who offered him a drink of water and believed in him. On the other hand, Nablus Old City is a lively market, or Souq, with impressive mosques, Turkish baths, Kenafa shops, and traditional soap factories. Al Yasmeen Hotel and Souq is one of the first unique tourism investment projects that are being built as a public-private partnership between Nablus Municipality and the privately owned Yasmeen Investment Company. This venture pioneers as a sincere and concerted effort to revitalize and upgrade the tourism sector in Nablus. Al Yasmeen Hotel and Souq consists of two floors. The first comprises of two sections separated by a street. connected by a pedestrian bridge, the first of it's kind in the city of Nablus. The second includes Middle Eastern Resturants as well as Rooms Suites Hotel. P.S. Yasmeen, in Arabic means Jasmine.

An Arabic-style restaurant that offers traditional meals using clay-pot-cooking and served Fresh from the Oven to the Table. Different kinds of Palestinian pastries (Manakeesh) are offered on a daily basis. The food is tasty and healthy and the renovated six hundred years old building makes the ambience both interesting and pleasant. Take home and delivery services are also available.

The Canaanites in mid 3rd millennium B.C founded the ancient city of Nablus. It became citystate according to the Canine Political system. Due to its favorable geographic position, and abundance of water, the city prospered and became an important economic and strategic center. In the 5th century B.C., the City was destroyed on the hands of Egyptian pharaohs. To be followed by consequent invasions of several peoples: Assyrian - Hebrew Tripes, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks, in 63 B.C.the City fell in the hands of the Romans. They destroyed major parts of the Old City and built a new one to its West calling it Neapolis (the new city). In 635 A.D. Musilm Arabs Librated the town changing it's name to Nablus. Following Amer Ben el'A'ss' conquest of the City, it took an islamic Arab character. The City was occupied by the Crusades from 1099 - 1187 AD. It was recapured by Salah El-Deen, in 1187 A.D. In recent history Nablus witnessed a period of control by the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan and a Twenty Eight year occupation by the Israeli Military Forces. It was liberated in 1995 and the Palestinian National Authority took its control. Nablus is currently characterized by its historical markets, arches and houses in the Old City which are still inhanbited in despite the continuous developments in the New City. Additionally, the special location of Nablus between two mountains added to its special character. Nablus is famous for its traditional industries like the soap factories and the special sweet (Kunafah). It is surrounded by tourist attractions and historic sites like Wadi Al-Badan with its rich natural spring and Sebastia village with its Roman ruins.

Since the start of construction, the management took a policy of deep commitment to renovation and restoration; the mixing between aging the stone with pecan and tea liquid to steel structure method to decrease weight on existing building makes this project both ambitious and challenging. The designers of the project were extremely keen to restore the old existing building and connect it with the new one using eastern architectural designs that reflect the spirit of the architectual multiplicity of the old city of Nablus.

Al Souq (the market) is located on the first floor consisting of 34 retail stores selling various things, the managment shall upkeep this project and provide the necessary maintainance, security, cleaning, as well as landscape in order to give visitors a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.

Photos and Paintings. Al yasmeen Hotel Now. Nablus Commercial Center
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