Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is regarded sacred in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. While it remains a contentious issue between Palestine and Israel, what remains settled is that it is an important cultural centre of not just Middle East but also the world. Because of its such status, it receives many tourists, particularly pilgrims, every year contributing immensely to its economy. Thus, tourism is of vital importance to Jerusalem, and this reality provides a fertile ground for the establishment of luxury hotels.
The holy city is home to some of the world’s highest-rated luxury hotels. Over here, you will very easily find internationally renowned luxury hotels which ensure that every need of their guests is met with absolute care and professionalism. All you need to do is to decide what kind of accommodation will best suit your itinerary. Luxury hotels over here come with all kinds of perks; some offer brilliant views of the Old City, some with eye-catching interiors and spectacular dining options, and some have the best spas in the city. There is everything you may ask for.
To ensure that you make a well-informed decision, I will enumerate 10 luxury hotels in the city which have amassed great reputation and would not disappoint you in case you decide to choose any of them.
- King David
Address: King David St 23, Jerusalem, Israel
King David is best placed for exploring the old and new parts of the city. It operates from a building constructed in the early 20th century and features many old-world artworks. The rooms available here are spacious and opulent in every manner possible. Majority of them come with either twin beds or King-sized beds, and there are all necessary amenities in the room. Your culinary experience will only get better and better with a good range of dining facilities serving a variety of menus. There is also a fitness centre just in case you want to sweat it all out. And, if you need any help, the staff is readily available and is very professional.
- The David Citadel
Address: King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
The award-winning David Citadel may be a new entry in the competition, but it has managed to achieve considerable success in a short period of time. It comes with 384 extra-spacious and well-equipped rooms and suites. Besides, there is everything you can ask for in this hotel: a synagogue, function spaces, a fitness centre by the name Cybex Spa and Health Club, and a large outdoor swimming pool. The hotel houses the finest of kosher restaurants in the city—which means you are in for overwhelming gastronomic delights.
- Waldorf Astoria
Address: Gershon Agron St 26-28, Jerusalem, 9419008, Israel
The Waldorf Astoria is a palatial hotel with a beautiful courtyard which will strike you immediately. The staff responsible for the management is professional and polite and ensures that all your needs are satisfied. The rooms available here are comfortable and private in nature, with in-mirror televisions, sleek bathrooms, and an iPod docket station. There is a series of Kosher restaurants which serve delectable food and a huge buffet breakfast. The place has been designed keeping in mind people with special needs.
- Inbal Jerusalem Hotel
Address: Ze’ev Jabotinsky St 3, Jerusalem, Israel
Situated right next to the famous Liberty Bell Park and in close proximity to mainstream tourist destinations, Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is a package deal. It is an award-winning luxury hotel with super-comfortable rooms, a massive outdoor swimming pool, many function spaces to organise all kinds of social and business events, a spa facility and onsite and offsite dining options to choose from. The hotel also organizes recreational activities such as hiking.
- American Colony Hotel
Address: Louis Vincent St 1, Jerusalem
With a legacy of more than 100 years, the American Colony Hotel is an epitome of opulence and world-class hospitality. Offering a blend of Arabian and American in the form of luxurious accommodation, the hotel has seen many notable personalities as its guests such as Sir Winston Churchill and Richard Widmark. Aside from its rooms being absolutely comfortable, the hotel comes with a wide range of services such as children’s programs, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and high-speed internet. You will also have the option to indulge in recreational activities such as biking and ecological tourism.
- Mamilla Hotel
Address: Shlomo ha-Melekh St 11, Jerusalem, Israel
Featuring contemporary interiors and elegant bedrooms, Mamilla Hotel is a treat to the eyes and mind. Its rooms, as noted above, are elegant with big windows and wooden floors. The bathrooms are sleek and spacious and have been separated from the rooms through a glass. There are 4 restaurants one of which offers rooftop dining facility. Other services include a fitness center, steam room, swimming pool, bar serving trippy Israeli wines, and spa center.
- Dan Panorama
Address: Keren HaYesod St 39, Jerusalem, Israel
Another hotel offering exquisite hospitality, Dan Panorama is what you need after spending hours travelling places. Its guestrooms come with all necessary facilities including marble bathrooms, branded toiletries, coffee-making kits, and minibars. Its restaurants serve both local and international cuisines, though it is recommended that you give Mediterranean cuisine a try here. The hotel has disabled access, children programs, outdoor swimming pool and function spaces.
- Villa Brown Jerusalem
Address: Ha-Nevi’im St 54, Jerusalem, Israel
Operating from a 19th-century Ottoman building, the hotel is a blend of Arabian and British influences packed together in harmony. While it may be a small-sized hotel in comparison to others in this list, it surely offers services on a grand scale. There are 24 guestrooms which come with red carpets, golden bedside tables, and remarkable stonework. The bathrooms come fitted with rain showers and branded toiletries. While there are several dining options, breakfast steals the show here and should most certainly be tried. Other facilities available here include Spa and fitness centre.
- Alegra Boutique Hotel
Address: Derech HaAhayot 13, Jerusalem, Israel
Alegra Boutique Hotel has a history of its own, and this is reflected in its interiors. You will get spacious rooms featuring stone walls and magnificent Persian rugs. The dining options available here are top-class, with seven-course dining provided every evening. If you want to go ‘extra’, then it is recommended that you relax in its outdoor swimming pool or sign up for a soothing spa treatment. Or, you can simply jump on the cozy bed in your room and gaze at the majestic Ein Karem Hills.
- Mount Zion Hotel
Address: Hebron Rd 17, Jerusalem, Israel
If you do not mind staying a little farther away from the Old City, then Mount Zion Hotel is a good option. It is a boutique hotel embodying Ottoman opulence supplemented by modern-day services. There are 117 guestrooms, 1 villa, and 20 suites to choose from and each of them comes with stone walls and picturesque views of the outside. Its services include spa centre, outdoor swimming pool, Turkish hammam, airport transfers, and function spaces. Oh, while you are here, do not miss breakfast—it is one of the best things to have here.
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