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The David Citadel Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband recently stayed at this hotel (as he has many times before). Revital Carmeli and Mariana Nazy went above and beyond to make his stay comfortable. He was upgraded to an alcove room with a terrace, overlooking the pool and the walls of the Old City. The breakfasts were outstanding and delicious and the breakfast, omelet chef was extremely efficient. The pool grill food was exquisite. The housekeeping staff are hard working and made sure that the room was neat and clean, everyday. Lastly, Rodney G. Sanders, interim general manager, was able to make the time to discuss hotel issues with my husband, even as he welcomed a Latin American delegation. My husband appreciated his personal attention.

Attractive, well designed structure in fantastic central location. Easy to walk to the old city and the central areas of Jerusalem. Mamilla pedestrian mall is right across the street. Nevertheless, the hotel is quiet and pleasant. Old city facing rooms/suites offer great views over the rooftops. Pool, gym and other common spaces are all very good as is the breakfast buffet. Staff are accommodating. Only suggestion is hotel would be further enhanced if they offered little bottles of cold water as guests entered the lobby, which is an extra a hotel of this high caliber might consider.

This hotel is modern, comfortable and just blocks from the walled city of Jerusalem. The views of the city and gorgeous, the food and service are terrific. We were treated well with all our needs met from extra towels to a very good breakfast buffet. The room was well-appointed with a great shower and very very comfortable.

Had a wonderful tourist stay of four nights at the David Citadel Hotel. Perfect location right next to the Mamilla Mall and a (long) block from the Jaffa Gate. Facilities were beautiful. Deluxe Queen room with old city view was spacious and very comfortable. Terrace off room on fifth floor added significant extra room to the accommodations. Housekeeping was efficient and very pleasant. The pool was very spacious and gave a wonderful respite for an hour or two after a long, hot day of touring. The daily breakfast was AMAZING! There's nothing bad I can say about the David Citadel Hotel. If it is in your budget, definitely stay there!

The hotel is recently renovated , the rooms are modern and confortable , the location is the best , you are walking distance from the old city and also close to ben Judaea street which is full of life , I will soon return , Thank you all for the great stay

We were upgraded to a room with a sitting area upon arrival (always a nice touch). The rooms are beautiful and well designed for Israeli hotel rooms (even when you are paying for a luxury hotel in Israel there are always things that remind you that what's 5 stars in Israel does not always equal 5 stars in the US or Europe - good to keep in mind so you don't get frustrated, not just here but anywhere in Israel). For example, the window in our room did not quite shut all the way which led to increased street noise audible in our room. We called to have it fixed a few times, but nothing was done. No big deal. Other times we asked for extra towels or shampoo and the service was fast and friendly. The location cannot be beat, very close to pedestrian malls, Mamilla, Jaffa road, the Old City, etc. Views from the veranda where they serve breakfast are breathtaking, as is the pool. More of a corporate/ business feel than the Inball.

The hotel is very well located, right next to the Mamilla walking mall that leads to the Joffa gate of the old city. East to walk to that Mall, the old city or the "hip" part of the new city. From our room, the old city was framed by the two sides of the hotel: has to be one of the best views in Israel. We had an "Alcove room facing the old city" on the 7th floor. I recommend floor 6 or higher, as that affords the best view. The included buffet breakfast is wonderful, with a great spread, though I recommend getting there before 9 AM to avoid the crowds. The rooms have free bottled water and a little espresso machine. There is also a mini bar for charge. The water pressure is good as is the air conditioning. The night restaurant I expect would be very good, given the quality of the breakfast, but we never ate there. There is a large outdoor pool. This of course has a lot of kids, which were "cute" for my wife and I, though you have to tolerate kids jumping all over your lounge chairs, bumping into you, and getting you wet on occasion. Standard "lots of kids" fare at a pool. The kids are not as well monitored by parents here as in some countries. There was also some "ding dong ditch" that went on at night: where kids would ring our doorbell or the doorbell's of our kids' rooms and then run. That was a little annoying. Never had that at other upscale hotels, but, again, there were a lot of kids. Perhaps they could have disabled our room's doorbell, I don't know: we didn't ask. For the most part, and compared to other European hotels, this was an excellent hotel for us.

My family visited the David Citadel during our visit to Jerusalem in July. A beautiful, picturesque, incredibly well located property close to the Old City, shopping, and everything good. The rooms are incredibly luxurious, common areas are breathtaking, and breakfast is just phenomenal. As good as the facility is, the staff is better. We were greeted by an extremely engaging gentleman at the front desk, Garo, who repeatedly greeted us by name throughout our visit. Avi, the food and beverage manager, again went out of his way to make sure my family felt special at every meal. The gentleman who took care of our room, Saleh, made sure to check with us several times a day to assure that everything was just right, plenty of towels, toiletries, and even an iPhone cord. I know that there are other marquis properties in this area, but the David Citadel is by far the finest Jerusalem has to offer.

The decor at the hotel was beautiful & modern. Breakfast buffet was huge and lovely. The service (as we discovered everywhere in Israel) is very pleasant but inefficient & slow so bring an extra dose of patience. A lot of families and weddings/bar mitzvahs happening almost every day. My only annoyance were the poorly behaved children everywhere, but certainly not the fault of the hotel!

This was the second time we have stayed in this hotel. Super nice rooms that were just remodeled and great amenities. The update is beautiful. The hotel staff was really friendly and has great service (except on the Shabbat breakfast) and the pool area is incredible. The hotel also has a Kids Club which my children loved!! Definitely staying here again!!! Congratulations!!!

7 King David St Jerusalem

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mamilla Mall and Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

The David Citadel Hotel places you next to Mamilla Cemetery and Pool and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Mamilla Mall. This 384-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Jerusalem, the hotel is also a short walk from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All of The David Citadel Hotel's 384 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

The David Citadel Hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Junior Suite with Balcony and Old City View

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Alcove Deluxe with Balcony and Old City View

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Deluxe with Balcony and Partial Old City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Alcove Superior

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1997 reviews