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David Citadel Hotel
Ranked #11 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Sydney
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26 reviews
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“Beautiful, but could have been better!”
Reviewed March 30, 2007

We stayed here as part of a large group. Check in went smoothly. The room we were given didn't look over the old city - it overlooked a construction sight. Thankfully we were there during shabbat so it was quiet, and time spent in the room was limited anyway.
The dining areas are very pleasantly furnished and breakfast was good, but not as good as the Hilton Tel Aviv. Breakfast is what I call a 'feeding frenzy' (if you go down to the lower floor)- people and plates of food going everywhere. For me, it's a bit much first thing in the morning.

The bedrooms had some weird light switch problem/ setup. Which meant that if you wanted to use the bedside lamp to read, in order to turn it off, you had to get out of bed and go to the main switches at the door to turn it off? Who designed that? Bathrooms were very plush and comfortable. The bedroom we had was quite compact compared to other places we had stayed.

The position of the hotel is quite central.

  • Liked — The joinery.
  • Disliked — The lightswitch setup.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 17, 2007

We were lucky enough to attend a wedding at the hotel and decided to make a long weekend of it. The hotel staff are friendly and check in was certainly better than most of our experiences.

We had booked a room on the 10th floor with a view and were not disappointed. We would recomend this for anyone staying at the hotel.

The room is large, modern and comfortable. In truth, we could not have expected much better. The only negative (as with most hotel rooms) is that the hair dryer is puny and not up to the job for anyone other than a balding man.

The food in the hotel is acceptable, but by no means great. We also found that over four days, we battled for choice and the hotel could benefit from an addional restuarant or extended menu. We also noted that their premium drinks - such as whiskey were actually more of the run of the mill labels sold at premium prices. I would not plan to eat in the hotel for more than one night.

The hotel is great for its location which is a few minutes stroll from the old city, and also a few minutes from the main shopping areas in Jerusalem. The area around the hotel is clean and walking feels comfortable and safe.

The service is generally a bit slow and random. Once we accepted that this was part of the package, we enjoyed a fantasic weekend.

No doubt we would consider going back next time we are in Jerusalem.

  • Liked — Views and the room
  • Disliked — Pretty much everything was good. Food choice could be better.
  • Stayed March 2007
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Reviewed February 2, 2007

What a lovely hotel, its in a great location, the rooms and interiors are bright, clean and modern. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. The pool area is small but clean and comfortable. It overlooks the old city and it makes you really feel like you are living in a part of old history. You are only a short walk away to amazing historic sites and a taxi ride away to some shopping. There are some great restaurants and the inforamtion desk at the hotel really were helpful and knowledgable on the area. I would stay there again, I loved it.

  • Liked — its modern, bright and comfortable
  • Disliked — We had to leave after 3 days!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
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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
#9 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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