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David Citadel Hotel
Ranked #12 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
Feltham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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“Definitely top class!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had a short stay at the David Citadel and were very impressed with the luxurious interior. Staff were very helpful and efficient. Breakfast was superb with a wide choice and the pastries were to die for. Dinner was excellent and a great menu.
The location is terrific. Overlooking the old city which is a short walk away.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: I should have booked a room with a balcony which is more pleasant for those of us who prefer not use...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.Thank you for taking the time to write your review and praise. I will pass on your warm comments to the entire stuff,especially the Chef and his team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Lovely hotel experience from start to finish. Terrific location within walking distance of the Old City (Jaffa Gate) and Mamilla Mall. Nice rooms...consider splurging on one with a balcony overlooking the pool and Old City. Buffet meals not to be believed. Fantastic variety, beautiful presentation, great service including offers to bring cappuccinos to you. You may have some tour groups checked in (and see their bus) but the hotel never felt overly crowded even during a sold out week. Highly recommended

Room Tip: If the budget allows, check out the junior suites on the concierge level facing the pool.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write these warm words.
Hope to host you again in the very near future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Since the David Citadel opened as a Hilton 10-15 years ago, I have stayed there several times, most recently 1-4 May 2013. I note happily that service has actually improved over the years, in contrast with many other Israeli hotels, where the service has deteriorated over the years.

Many of their staff members are exceptionally gracious and hospitable, comparing favorably to the highest standards of hospitality worldwide.

I especially want to commend Ata Bayah of the dining staff. During my stay, Ata made my breakfasts a delightful opening to every day. He was friendly and engaging, without being subservient. He made sure that everything was prepared properly, whether it was coffee or an omelet. Ata was attentive without being overbearing. He interacted intelligently and non-intrusively.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Many thanks for your review and compliments; I am delighted we provided the service we believe you are entitled to,and we strive to provide.
I will forward your warm words to Ata and the entire stuff. We look forward to host you again again soon.
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Location is great. Most of the employees are terrific. The food is delicious. The new chef is excellent & really tries to make a new & exciting eating experience with each meal. This is assisted by the ever helpful wait staff, Said being the top, & all those that he has helped to train with him. The friendliness of all you meet, from maintenance upward, is what helps make this a home away from home. They greet you with warmth, & for people like us, that come frequently, the fact that they remember you & try to remember your likes & dislikes, makes it a perfect picture. Of course there are a few people that don't meet their high standards, & I'm sure they will not be around long. The only black marks are that not enough time is given to orient & train new employees, so you become the guinea pigs of the on the job training, & the never ending problem with expedient & efficient service in their lounge restaurant. The food is much better both in taste & appearance, but to wait for 15 minutes or more for a drink or a soup, is not acceptable.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you for such a rewarding review. We do try to exceed expectations and provide the very best service, so it’s really good to hear we’ve succeeded. We will forward your great comments to Said and the entire stuff. We do take seriusly the comments regarding our trainees,and will update our trainings acordigly. Hope to see you back soon.
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This hotel has a great location, great service, and breathtaking views of the old City. I had to change my stay three times while I was there, and the front desk staff, especially Manuel and Munir, showed a level of flexibility and concern for the guest which is refreshingly old-world. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking Jaffa Gate is not to be missed, and a swim in the pool with the Armenian Quarter in the distance should be on everyone's bucket list. A five minute walk to both Jaffa Gate and the nightclub district -- well worth a stay!

Room Tip: Rooms are somewhat smallish, but given the location this is to be expected.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and compliments for our front desk team; I am delighted they provided the service we believe you are entitled to,and we strive to provide.
We look forward to see you among our guests again soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Incredible experience. Walking distance from the "Old City", great restaurants, and night life. Hotel is immaculate and the rooms are comfortable. They clearly pride themselves on service. Food was amazing as well.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Many thanks for your review .We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to host you again soon.
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Have stayed at this hotel many, many times. Rooms are very tired and in need of upgrading. Showers in poor condition. Lounge, pool and public areas are however very comfortable, food good and reasonably priced. Service in dining room is exceptional and I need to make special mention of waiter Said, who offers service above and beyond what is required. He goes to great lengths to ensure that he remembers guests requirements and delivers every time. Also dining room manager Abed who will go the extra mile to provide service. Best location in Jerusalem. Walking distance to Kotel and most 'must see' sights.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ofra A, Executive Secretary at David Citadel Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write those important comments. We are actually at the begining of a renovation plan that we beleive will take our property to a higher level. As we beleive that our goal is to provide you with the best service, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the great service provided by Said. We look forward to hosting you again soon,hopefully by the end of renovations so you can enjoy the experience even more.
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Property: David Citadel Hotel
Address: 7 David ha-Melekh, Jerusalem 9410119, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Jerusalem
#4 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
#7 Romantic Hotel in Jerusalem
#9 Family Hotel in Jerusalem
#10 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — David Citadel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 384
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The David Citadel Hotel, with a majestic view of the Old City, is within walking distance from the city center and is situated directly across from the Alrov Mamilla Avenue and other major attractions. The hotel boasts 384 impeccably designed suites and guestrooms, fine cuisine, a luxury gym and a holistic innovative spa, year-round heated pool, and private Executive Lounge. The hotel's exquisite modular banquet halls and reception rooms host a variety of social and business gatherings. ... more   less 
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