The David Citadel Hotel
What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in every room make the most of Jerusalem's skyline
- An unbeatable location, bang in between the old and new cities
- The outdoor pool is heated year-round
What To Know
- A top spot for families and business travelers
- Standard rooms face West Jerusalem’s skyline; you’ll need to go Deluxe to get Old City views
- It’s a kosher hotel, popular with observant American Jews and for bar mitzvahs and weddings
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Jerusalem stone blocks meet glass and steel curves at this monumental hotel just five minutes from Jerusalem’s Old City. From the soaring arched glass ceiling of the fourth-floor Lobby Lounge, which has towering vases, high-back armchairs and giant lampshades, to the spacious rooms and bathrooms, just about everything is on a sweeping scale. A pianist plays in the evenings, American diplomats and savvy tourists chat on the shady terrace, and the sound of church bells rings across the pool, day and night.
Bed and Bath
With huge picture windows, these are the largest guestrooms in the city, and Deluxe Rooms and Suites have balconies overlooking the Old City. The muted natural tones and modern classic furnishings echo the creams and gold of the ancient city walls. Decor is uncluttered, apart from the occasional hand-crafted mosaic framed on the wall, and ambient lighting comes from plentiful lamps. Supersize, sink-into pillows are massed on beds fit for kings, while the option of adjoining rooms makes family time appealing. The polished stone bathrooms come with freestanding showers, deep tubs and L’Occitane toiletries. Slippers and hefty bathrobes are on hand to swaddle you as you patter down to the heated pool.
Scala Chef Kitchen and Bar is helmed by a staff that defines courteous. Maximum comfort is provided by leather seating, and there’s a divine Israeli wine list on offer. The Citadel’s breakfast buffet is served under Oriental murals in the Seasons restaurant; loyal guests enjoy catching up with the staff over constantly replenished platters of mini-quiches, exotic fruits, locally made cheeses, specialty pastries and individual pans of shakshuka. The outdoor pool is heated year-round and is linked by a channel to the hotel’s interior – just drop your robe and swim into the bright blue light — it’s magical, even on a chilly winter day. Children are treated to a shiny playroom stuffed with toys, books and movie screens, while for parents there’s a high-tech gym and a feng shui spa, with 10 treatment rooms and more than 30 treatments.
How to Get There
It is my pleasure to write this review. I had a delicious breakfast together with my family this month. The service given by Mr. Said was excellent. His politeness and kindness were very impressive!
Would love to come back again.
We stayed for 8 nights (2 adults and 2 young children) in a Premium Alcove Superior Room and were absolutely delighted with it. The room was large enough that it felt like we all had our own space and we weren't tripping over one another.
I personally found the reception very helpful and courteous. We were very grateful that they extended our check-out time at no extra cost.
The facilities in the hotel are wonderful and perfect for young kids. Other than going out for a few meals and a couple of outings, there was more than enough for us and the kids to do in the hotel. It is a really relaxing environment and it felt as though there was no request that was too much.
I don't think you could ask for a better location either. It felt as though we were only a 5-10 minute walk from tons of great activities and lots and lots of restaurants. We didn't get a single taxi during our stay there, which was by design as we wanted to make the most of what this hotel has to offer.
I'm pleased we spent a bit more to stay here and would certainly come back.
We enjoyed our dinner in the lobby lounge ,in the terrace next to the old city view, the waitresses staff Yafit,and coral were so helpful,and friendly with their smile, and issa the lobby lounge manager could not do enough to make sure our dinner was pleasant and enjoyable,thank you for a wonderful evening ,would highly recommend this resturant
It is not my first review over this hotel but I feel that I have to right again...
We just returned from a five days family vacation and every time we are visiting the David Citadel Hotel, we find ourselves enjoying even more than the last time we visited.
The hotel location is the best in the city and the view from it is spectacular, the Old City of Jerusalem!
The entire hotel was renovated recently so that all of the rooms except the ground floor are new and modern with all accessories needed.
The breakfast was delicious and the “Scala” restaurant at the evenings serves a very good Mediterranean food.
The girls really enjoyed the hotel pool and the the kids playroom which is beautifully designed.
I have to admit that only bad thing that I can say here is that after we are staying at the David Citadel hotel, we find it very hard to visit another different hotel in Israel... you just can’t compare it!
At last, I would like to say thank you to the entire hotel team and a huge one to Mr. Manuel! that welcomed us when we arrived the hotel, made sure that all our requests are fulfilled and turned this vacation to even a better one than it was.
If you are planning to come visit the city of Jerusalem, this is the place for you!
I got some help during my recent visit to book this great location through my tour Guide Mr. Sam Salem Guide.email@example.com and was able to get a discounted rate for the 4 nights we stayed at the David citadel. The rooms are spacious and the service was friendly and helpful. The waiter at breakfast called us by our names and took very good care of us each day. I believe his name was Sa'eed or Sa'eed .