I loved our days at the King David and it made staying at other hotels in Israel disappointing. We had two adjoining renovated rooms on the upper floors facing the New City of Jerusalem. I was told that if we wanted the Old City views we could not get renovated adjoining rooms. The view of the New City of Jerusalem is pretty and I didn't feel like I missed out. The rooms are not amazing for what you are paying compared to US hotels. Internet service is not included. One of our rooms was nicer than the other. One had a queen headboard but twin beds placed together and the other had a proper Queen mattress. The beds were comfortable and the bedding nice. The rooms were attractive if not large. The bathroom had both a bathtub and shower. While the products in the bathroom were lovely I was annoyed that the shower water did not drain quickly enough. Not a fan of standing in a puddle while showering.
The staff at the King David are great. They arranged for a car service to take us from the airport to the hotel. They were responsive when we needed something. The breakfast buffet is like a feast for royalty. I am not usually a person who enjoys a buffet but this one was so amazing that even I was delighted. Just about everything you could imagine you might want to eat is there and more. There is a staff of arab Israelis at the restaurant and they are very hospitable. The gentleman serving us told us that he had been at the King David for over twenty years. The next morning we had breakfast delivered to our room. It was very good although they did get a few things wrong. We did not call and complain about it because it was not a big deal.
The Hotel is perfectly located. We walked to the Old City one day and it was not far. A lot of the other guests at the hotel were observant/religious Jewish American and French families. The King David is sensitive to their needs so that you can not bring in outside food and eat it in the lobby for example (Kosher laws). The Hotel has a very important history and there are signatures from Presidents and other famous people on tiles in the lobby hallway. The pool is very nice. We swam one afternoon and it was pleasant.
I would certainly return to visit the King David on my next visit to Jerusalem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The King David Jerusalem Hotel is the Israel's most famous hotel stands majestic, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. This landmark hotel is steeped in history and is the preferred choice of world leaders and celebrities alike. This regal and outstanding member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is superbly located within walking distance from both the major historic sites of the Old City, and modern Jerusalem's lively center. ... more less
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