The fabled King David has one of the most stunning views of the Old City and is in the exclusive Yemin Moshe neighborhood. The palatial European-designed limestone building, completed in 1931, was built by the Egyptian-Jewish Mosseri family. Its dignified public spaces are adorned with Assyrian, Hittite, Phoenician and Muslim motifs evoking a sense of history, fitting for a hotel which has been the setting for many world changing events. The vibe itself is totally serene, with landscaped gardens and pine trees surrounding the city’s largest pool. Suites (including four duplexes) have private terraces and sweeping Old City vistas. Grandest are the sprawling Presidential and Royal Suites on the upper floors.
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Our cousin from Canada stayed here this week and chose the smallest room, which cost $550 a night (double occupancy). Obviously this hotel is not for the working class. The room was nice, the bath room a little small, and the service was quick when the hair dryer broke down. Strangely enough the same room costs $643.50 per night in booking com – I would have expected booking.com to be cheaper.
Lunch on the terrace overlooking the pool and the old city walls was disappointing. The bread and spreads were spartan. We even had to ask for butter and drinking water. The miniscule salmon served was bland with only samples of vegies on the plate: all this for $39. I think I shall leave this hotel for President Obama.
- Oriental Bar, lobby lounge. Shopping arcade. Meeting rooms, convention, and banquet facilities. 24-hour room service. Butler service. Fully air-conditioned. Cable TV, CNN, In-room safes. Business center. High-speed Internet connection in guest rooms.
- Pool, tennis, and fully equipped fitness center, with exercise room and masseur. Children’s pool.
- Meetings & Events
- Fitness Center
- Historic Landmark
- Tennis Resort
The King David
23 King David Street Jerusalem 94101, Israel
35 minutes from Ben Gurion Airport
(USA & Canada) Call 1 800 745 8883
(UK) Call 00800 10 10 11 11