At a glance

  • Great range of dining options including Sushi Bar
  • Excellent location overlooking the Old City walls
  • Horseshoe design with outdoor courtyard and pool

David Citadel


An instantly recognisable hotel with high-quality cuisine, a great spa and Old City views.

David Citadel is one of the most well-known hotels in Jerusalem – it’s built from local limestone in the shape of a horseshoe with an open courtyard at its centre, home to a large pool with views over the walls of the Old City. The grand interior, courtesy of Piero Lissoni, includes a lobby with an innovative beamed ceiling in the shape of a sunrise and stained glass-style arched doors, as well as a glass roof which lets loads of light into the lounge next door. The building is the work of Moshe Safdie, the Israeli-Canadian architect famous for designing the experimental and internationally acclaimed Habitat 67 complex in Montréal.

Tuck into robust buffet breakfasts at Seasons Restaurant, enjoy regionally inspired vegetables, meat, fish and skewers at Scala and work your way through the Sushi Bar menu, with creative concoctions including crispy vegetable futomaki and sushi orange soy leaves. If you’re celebrating a special occasion then we’d recommend a trip up to the hotel’s exclusive terrace – it overlooks the Tower of David, with glass-fronted balconies to maximise views over the surrounding architecture. There’s also a feng shui-focused spa, which is warmly lit and offers a range of deep tissue massages comprising Balinese, Chinese and Swedish techniques.

The rooms here are very spacious and tastefully furnished, with glossy wooden desks and tables, oak parquet flooring, intricate panelling and white marble bathrooms. Upgrade to an Alcove Deluxe Old City View Room, for your own small private balcony and direct views over the Old City.

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Key information

Round the corner from Alrov Mamilla Avenue and a 15-minute walk into the heart of the Old City

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes by private car from Ben Gurion airport
Rooms: 385

Good to know

Minimum stays apply. Half Board supplement unavailable during Jewish holidays (18-28 Apr, 30 Sep-02 Oct and 10-23 Oct 2019).

Accommodation information

385 luxurious rooms and suites


• Head to David Citadel Spa for a wide selection of treatments including body wraps, hot stone massages and Ayurveda therapies* • Let off some steam in the hotel’s fitness centre with classes including yoga, core, Pilates and cycling • Visit the on-site Avi Luvaton art gallery to browse the collection of beautiful jewellery and Judaica (Jewish ceremonial art).


4 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Seasons Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £63 • Lunch or dinner at the main restaurant.

*Denotes local charge