Mamilla Hotel – The Leading Hotels of The World
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Stunning views of Jaffa Gate and Mount Zion from the rooftop restaurant/lounge
- Jerusalem’s most exclusive shopping street is adjacent to the hotel
- Guests staying Saturday through Wednesday receive a 10 percent discount at the ethereal Akasha spa
What To Know
- Children are welcome, but the hotel is better suited to couples and business travelers
- Restaurants serve a restricted menu during Shabbat hours (Friday night to Saturday lunchtime)
- Rooms have picture windows but no balconies
- WiFi is an additional cost of $15 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Even with 194 rooms, the Mamilla Hotel has a boutique feel. The spacious lobby strikes a note of moody sophistication with its central fireplace, clusters of chairs, modish lighting and espresso bar. Italian designer Piero Lissoni’s style-forward flair takes on a palette of plums, grays and Indian reds to enhance creamy Jerusalem stone walls, which are dotted with vintage black-and-white prints of the area. Up on the rooftop sundeck, loungers are surrounded by lush herbs and shrubs, and the Old City views just can’t be bettered.
Bed and Bath
Minimalist furnishings are contrasted with natural elements: wood underfoot, rough stone walls and arched windows. Mirrored dressers, drop lights and pleated side lamps, black lacquered headboards and white sliding walls set light against dark. The verbena-infused stone bathrooms have rain shower wet areas, plus angular tubs with racks stacked with L’Occitane toiletries. A standout feature is the state-of-the-art liquid crystal wall that separates bathroom from bedroom — it turns from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch. Suites even have mini LCD screens set into the bathroom mirror. Slippers in both his and hers sizes are a sweet touch.
The flagship Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant — a pleasing mishmash of white wicker chairs, sofas dressed in bright fabrics and glass goblet–strewn tables — serves Middle Eastern–inspired dishes (spring chicken with apricots and dates, saffron-infused ravioli, almond sahlab for dessert). Breakfast, served in the stately Dining Room, is a dainty array of Israeli specialties with a modern twist; the seared eggplant dipped in yogurt is sensational. The Mirror Bar draws in Jerusalem’s socialites, with hot tunes from the nightly DJs and a mixologist behind the back-lit alabaster bar. There’s a state-of-the-art gym on-site, and guests receive a 10 percent discount at the ethereal Akasha spa, where the hammam and watsu pool complement an enticing massage menu. The subterranean pool has indigo cube tiling and spot-lit orchids, resulting in an under-the-sea vibe. Prior to guests’ arrival at the Mamilla, a host gets in touch to offer assistance and remains on hand during the stay; call anytime for a restaurant tip when out and about in the Eternal City.
How to Get There
The Mamilla is the perfect Hotel to explore the fabulous City of Jerusalem with several eateries including a panoramic rooftop bar and restaurant and a fish restaurant with tables on bridges overlooking the Mamilla Mall below for people-watching. The first-class position of this Hotel provides easy access to the Old City as well as being part of an amazing shopping Mall with dozens of shops and cafes and with artworks for sale by Israeli artists displayed at intervals along the route which included many bronzes and other statues which could be touched and examined closely. The Jaffa Gate into the Old City is a few minutes walk from the Hotel and gives access to the Holy sites and fascinating buildings in the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters.
On a trip to the Holy Land we stayed in the lovely Mamilla Hotel. I accidentally left a ring there. I emailed the hotel and not only did they find the ring but sent me a picture to verify and then sent it to me. I cannot thank them enough - Nati Hazi who is in charge of security was extremely forthcoming and it was so fabulous to have such service and honesty!!!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Jerusalem.
My husband and I spent two nites at the Mamilla hotel and loved everything about it. The hotel rooms are modern, the lobby has peaceful feel and decor, staff was friendly, and there is a nice fitness room available to hotel guests. The location is outstanding - Mamilla pedestrian mall is right out front, and it is a short walk to the Old City or into town. Highly recommend.
Beautiful hotel in great location. Wonderful service. Rooms flash and interesting design (although suspect designed by a guy as bathroom missed some female practicalities like hooks and easy place for makeup, no iron, no place to recharge phone by bed, hairdryer in corridor etc)
When I contacted the Mamilla hotel via email about apparel that was left at the hotel the management was quick to respond to my email and arranged for the items to be shipped to me in the U.S. Security Department Supervisors Nati Hazi and Daniel Zaken were professional and courteous throughout the process.
The food at the restaurant is wonderful, the spa is great too! Front Desk staff and bellman were always courteous.