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
Parking on site
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Designer digs in Jerusalem's historic heart, with a holistic spa and rooftop restaurant overlooking Mount Zion
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.