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“Modern Amenities Without Losing It's Historical Charm”

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The American Colony Hotel
Ranked #11 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2007

Shalom y'all! This hotel is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. Right from the start, arriving late at 1am, we received a refreshing drink, pleasant, attentive staff, and an unexpected upgrade to a suite. SWEET! Additionally, the staff hurriedly fixed us something to eat with a smile. Although the prices are a little high for the area, it was well worth it and I will definitely return. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean, with robes, slippers, thick, fresh towels, hot water, big bath-top notch. The buffet breakfast had a variety of treats and filled my belly every morning. If you go to the Cellar Bar, you never know who you will run into to, from movie stars to world dignitaries, but it wasn't snooty; only drawback, the food wasn't that great, but not horrible. It may have been better in the main dining room, but we didn't have time to eat there.
Try to get room 408 if possible-it has a huge balcony! The location is great too-about 10/15 minutes walk to Jaffa Gate.

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Reviewed December 19, 2006

This is a gem of a place in East Jerusalem, just a short walk to the Old City. The staff was great-- friendly and helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help us with all of our travel plans. They arranged an unbelievable walking tour of the Old City with a fantastic guide who knew everything about the history there. The hotel itself is charming-- beautiful gardens, well appointed rooms, and a lovely restaurant that is popular with hotel guests and locals alike. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 30, 2006

The American Colony is one of the most special hotels in the world. As a foreign correspondent for a major news organisation I spend a lot of time in hotels and few have the character of the Colony. This year I have spent around ten weeks in the hotel - and I still love it!

It has a few faults (the room service menu could be bigger, some of the rooms are a little noisy) - but those are minor flaws when you consider the location, the staff and the character of the building.

If you can't afford to stay here - and it's not cheap - do go for lunch or supper in the courtyard of the colony (in the summer)..it is a must for any visitor to Jerusalem.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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7  Thank ABC1973
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Reviewed November 13, 2006

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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8  Thank DaveJ36
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Reviewed September 16, 2006

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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8  Thank SamYes
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Reviewed May 30, 2006

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9  Thank babyonboard23
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Reviewed May 13, 2006

  • Stayed: May 2005
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7  Thank ChristianeN
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Additional Information about The American Colony Hotel

Address: 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem 9720071, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > American Colony
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Jerusalem
#5 Family Hotel in Jerusalem
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jerusalem
#8 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: $234 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The American Colony Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant, historical Boutique Hotel with complimentary hi speed WiFi in all guest rooms and public areas, complimentary use of business centre and 20 minutes free local & international calls. ... more   less 
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