Accommodation in the Old City is limited, but the five-star Mamilla Hotel is reached via a short pathway. One of the leading hotels of the world, it is a luxurious place to stay if you want to be close to popular sites. As well as two restaurants, there’s a spa, indoor pool, nightclub and bar.
The Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel
With its futuristic design and laid-back vibe, The Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel sits in the city centre. A 20-minute walk to the Old City, it boasts a bar, restaurant, fitness centre, spa and a rooftop sundeck with spectacular city views.
Bezalel Boutique Hotel
The Bezalel Boutique Hotel is also in the heart of the city near the historic Bezalel Academy and trendy Mahane Yehuda Market. Its 37 rooms are housed in a restored landmark building. Among its facilities are a buffet restaurant, free WiFi and bike loan.
Herbert Samuel Hotel
Complete with a wellness centre containing an indoor pool and sauna, Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem offers luxurious accommodation 900 yards from Jerusalem’s Old City. The hotel’s restaurant serves imaginative cuisine and guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. WiFi and a bike rental service are both free. The Western Wall is 1.2 miles away, while the Great Synagogue is a 10-minute walk.
A modern hostel close to Mahane Yehuda Market, the Stay Inn features colourful wall art, mixed-gender and female-only dorms and en-suite shower rooms. Guest laundry facilities and WiFi are complimentary. Other amenities include a communal kitchen, a lounge and terrace.
Villa Brown boutique hotel
The upscale Villa Brown boutique hotel is set in an elegant 19th-century stone villa, a four-minute walk from the Jaffa Centre light rail station. As well as stylish rooms, there’s a garden cafe, an underground bar and a rooftop terrace with hot tub, spa treatments and city views.
Post Hostel Jerusalem
Post Hostel Jerusalem occupies the 1930s Central Post Office building. This trendy hostel is a nine-minute walk from Jaffa Gate, one of the stone portals of the Old City walls. Mixed-sex and female-only dorms come with shared bathrooms, while private rooms have flat-screen TVs. A complimentary Israeli breakfast is served in the lounge, which also has a bar. There’s a shared kitchen, rooftop terrace and recreation room.
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
For unashamed luxury, the Orient Hotel Jerusalem in the centre of the German Quarter is a five-star-plus hotel. A 17-minute walk from the Tower of David in the Old City, this posh hotel boasts chic rooms, some with balconies, bathrooms with heated floors and copper sinks. Amenities include two restaurants, a garden, a synagogue and a rooftop pool with views of the Old City. The spa has a hammam, a gym and indoor pool.
The Little House in the Colony
The Little House in the Colony is an affordable B&B, ideal for those on a tighter budget. Built in the early 20th century, it sits in the heart of the German Colony within walking distance of the city centre. The cosy rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Room service is available and coffee and tea are free. Kosher breakfast is served in an airy dining room overlooking the garden.
Another stylish hotel in the German Quarter is the Villa Ba’Moshava. In a leafy area close to restaurants and cafes, freebies at this stately stone hotel include breakfast and afternoon buffets, Wi-Fi and bike loan.
A fascinating city of contrasts
Jerusalem may be most well known for its historical charms, but it’s also got heaps of street art to admire, buzzing nightspots, museums and bustling markets to bag a bargain.
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