A luxurious hotel in a cosmopolitan corner of Jerusalem, with easy access to the city’s key sites.
Orient Jerusalem is in the German Colony, a quaint district south of the Old City. The area was established in 1868 by German settlers and is known for its series of 19th-Century Templar buildings – Isrotel has made every effort to ensure the hotel blends in, with a pair of beautifully restored heritage residences at the entrance whose ornate stonework and immaculate terracotta roofs match the neighbourhood’s attractive architecture. The hotel is a little further out from the Old City but still only a 20-minute walk to the Jaffa and Zion Gates, and it’s easy to stop off at sites including King David’s Tomb en route.
This handy location means you can explore some lesser known parts of Jerusalem. Round the corner you’ll find colourful markets and stalls at The First Station, while the leafy Liberty Bell Park and historic Mishkenot Sha'ananim – Jerusalem’s first Jewish settlement outside the Old City – are both a leisurely stroll away. The German Colony’s main street is now a hub for places to eat and drink; back at the hotel, tuck into breakfast spreads in the dining room’s courtyard, and enjoy à la carte service among plush seating and modern chandeliers at the dairy-focused Khan Restaurant. There’s also a spa and rooftop infinity pool.
The standard Orient Rooms are contemporary in style and generous in size, with light interiors and a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower – they’re also available with views over the German Colony or Old City. Colony Rooms in the Templar buildings have high ceilings, painted floor tiles, arched windows and bespoke vintage furniture, as well as extras including a tour of Jerusalem and access to the 8th-floor business lounge.
Near the heart of Jerusalem’s German Colony neighbourhood, a 10-minute taxi ride from the Old City
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243 spacious rooms and suites
• Indulge in one of Isrotel’s renowned Carmel Forest Spa treatments at the on-site spa* • Take a 10-minute walk north to Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the first Jewish settlement built outside the walls of the Old City on a hill near Mount Zion • Visit the historic First Station, Jerusalem’s former railway station which has since been converted into a popular cultural spot full of shops, markets and restaurants.
Breakfast in the dining room.
*Denotes local charge