The David Citadel Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

The hotel

An oasis in one of the most celebrated cities, the David Citadel puts you right in the core of Jerusalem. Sophisticated dining, a serene spa, and a heated pool overlooking yellow-stone rooftops — relaxation may just be high on your agenda here. It’s not all about down-time though. Step out of the grand entrance and be taken back to Old City living. Wander through streets of fascinating culture, and end up at some of the oldest historic sites known to man.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking and a short stroll to the Old City, the main historical sites are within walking distance. Mamilla Mall is also a short walk away (the only open-air mall in Jerusalem). Transfer time from Ben Gurion Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms and suites have TV, New City views, complimentary newspaper, WiFi access*, complimentary bottled water and Bvlgari bath amenities. Superior Rooms are 323 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe - Balcony and Old City View Rooms are 323 sq ft and have a private balcony showcasing views of the Old City and pool. With 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Family Rooms are larger at 430 sq ft, with a large sitting area and 1 king-size bed or twin beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Alcove Deluxe Rooms are 430 sq ft and have a private balcony with Old City views, with a large sitting area and 1 king-size bed or twin beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are 506 sq ft and feature a private terrace with Old City views, a large sitting area and marble bathroom, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

 

Scala (local cuisine, open for dinner). Sushi Bar (open for dinner). Seasons (buffet dining, open for breakfast, lunch on Saturdays and dinner on Fridays). Grill Bar (poolside light meals). Lobby Lounge (sandwiches and light bites). Outdoor heated swimming pool. Spa* with wet and dry saunas. Gym. Children's play centre.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Located near the old city of Jerusalem

Mar 14, 2020 KellyW2842 Custer, South Dakota

This was an awesome hotel! Staff were very friendly and helpful. We were there with a large group and they accommodated us well. Food was delicious and plentiful. Location was ideal - you could literally walk across the street, stroll through a high end mall, and come out at the Jaffa Gate to the old city.
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Mar 11, 2020 HannahFromFlordia

This was my 7th trip to Jerusalem and David Citadel is the best of the best (This was our first time at this hotel but we had scoped out the David Citadel on our prior trip) . Someone walked us to our room when we checked in and provided explanations along the way. The hotel is is walking distance from The Old City, Mamilla and Ben Yehuda St. … Read more
This was my 7th trip to Jerusalem and David Citadel is the best of the best (This was our first time at this hotel but we had scoped out the David Citadel on our prior trip) . Someone walked us to our room when we checked in and provided explanations along the way. The hotel is is walking distance from The Old City, Mamilla and Ben Yehuda St. The accommodations were amazing. I loved the closet and shelving and the way the bathroom is situated! It offers privacy. I even liked the way the shower had floor to ceiling glass so it did not fog up the bathroom when showering! The breakfast buffet is a real treat and our waiter Samir definitely knows how to treat guests. This hotel really knows service and they have the location and accommodation to boot. David Citadel made our trip to Jerusalem. Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 CrazyPoodleMom

The location is great. The hotel is gorgeous. The staff is good. The management is awful! I’d give it a minus 100 stars if I could. The bathrooms had mold in the shower and on the counter around the sink. The bathroom sink did not hold water. We called four times to have it repaired! They came and put the broken stopper back in the sink! The… Read more
The location is great. The hotel is gorgeous. The staff is good. The management is awful! I’d give it a minus 100 stars if I could. The bathrooms had mold in the shower and on the counter around the sink. The bathroom sink did not hold water. We called four times to have it repaired! They came and put the broken stopper back in the sink! The shower drain was clogged and flooded the room. They never repaired it even when we changed rooms. The new room had the same problem. Everyone in our group had the same problem. They tried to double charge us for meals that were included in our tour. They ‘forgot’ to credit us the charge when we returned the Shabbat key. It’s a shame this hotel is poorly maintained and managed. It is a beautiful hotel! Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 sydniew2020

Great hotel, great food, great experience! Said at breakfast was very attentive, rooms were very clean, turn down service was offered, location was exceptional as well. Would definitely recommend David Citadel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious rooms, impeccable service

Mar 10, 2020 792ellenm Jericho, United States

I can't imagine a better choice in Jerusalem than the David Citadel. Our room was pristine and comfortable, and the service was outstanding from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The buffet breakfast is a special standout, and I'd like to offer particular props to our server, Samir, who was so friendly, helpful, courteous and… Read more
I can't imagine a better choice in Jerusalem than the David Citadel. Our room was pristine and comfortable, and the service was outstanding from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The buffet breakfast is a special standout, and I'd like to offer particular props to our server, Samir, who was so friendly, helpful, courteous and professional. We always knew we were in good hands when Samir was on duty! Read less