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 Best location in Jerusalem

Mar 20, 2021 hankn Israel

With Israel exiting Covid-19 lock down, we booked a 2 night stay over the weekend. Parking is under the hotel and the deal including free parking. There is no other parking in the area. Check-in was easy since the hotel had just reopened that day after being shut down for a number of months. We had the Alcove Deluxe room which was perfect. … Read more
With Israel exiting Covid-19 lock down, we booked a 2 night stay over the weekend. Parking is under the hotel and the deal including free parking. There is no other parking in the area. Check-in was easy since the hotel had just reopened that day after being shut down for a number of months. We had the Alcove Deluxe room which was perfect. Slippers, robes, and all the other usual swag one would find in a 5 star hotel. The digital scale in the bathroom had a dead battery - something a 5 star hotel should check in every room. The minibar is the pressure sensitive kind which I dislike since it reflects a distrust for customers. The staff were all extremely helpful and happy to have clients once again. Breakfast was fine although they were already kosher for passover which meant no cakes and breads. They did have 2 types of smoked salmon which is always a good indicator. The meals were also all excellent, although at lunch on Shabbat they ran out of lamb shoulder very quickly which should never happen. All in all and excellent choice especially for the location which can't be beat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel but the room wasn't what we expected

Sep 6, 2020 questd Shoham, Israel

Planning this vacation we were looking specifically for a hotel with Old City views and two queens beds for us and our teenage children. According to pictures on multiple sites the room we picked had just that. (Superior family room) and I of course paid the high price. When we arrived it was a room with one bed and one pull out sofa bed that was… Read more
Planning this vacation we were looking specifically for a hotel with Old City views and two queens beds for us and our teenage children. According to pictures on multiple sites the room we picked had just that. (Superior family room) and I of course paid the high price. When we arrived it was a room with one bed and one pull out sofa bed that was impossible to sleep on. and the view was of a backstreet with nothing else. Thinking a mistake was made - the front desk informed me that the room I received is the room I overpaid for and nothing more. I do not fault booking.com. I fault the hotel for giving them the wrong pictures to display for this room. While at the front desk a young man next to me had the same issue and complaint of his room. He too could not believe this mistake and was upset by it. I was promised someone would contact me from the hotel after our stay but a week has passed - and nothing. very disappointing from a hotel of this quality. Besides this, the service at the dining room and the location was perfect. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very disappointing, poor service

Aug 26, 2020 Anna C Tel Aviv, Israel

Came 2 families for 2 birthday celebration, very disappointed in the welcoming staff, poor servise, such ashame. The hotel itself is very nice. Not enough workers, i blame it on the managers not the staff. Not going to come back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst service I’ve ever got!!

Aug 14, 2020 KohavTal Haifa, Israel

Me and my family (3 rooms) spent two nights in the hotel. The breakfast was terrible! It was very chaotic and not clean. When we wanted to inform the manager about it, we spoke with the manager Ze’ev that was very disrespectful, shameful and rude! He barely listened and claimed that every thing we say is not true which is not appropriate and not… Read more
Me and my family (3 rooms) spent two nights in the hotel. The breakfast was terrible! It was very chaotic and not clean. When we wanted to inform the manager about it, we spoke with the manager Ze’ev that was very disrespectful, shameful and rude! He barely listened and claimed that every thing we say is not true which is not appropriate and not expected from a manager. We are very disappointed from the service! Really not worth the money, we are not going to come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worth every penny

May 31, 2020 nadia-theresa Zurich, Switzerland

I stayed here with my mom a while back. It is probably one of the best hotels I’ve ever been to. What makes your stay so memorable is the staff, they truly care. They go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay.