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David Citadel: Majestic Gateway to Jerusalem

Each year millions of people visit the ancient city of Jerusalem to explore what many call “the center of the world.” One of the best ways to enjoy the city is with a stay at the five-star David Citadel. This majestic hotel, originally designed by famous architect Moshe Safdie, was recently fully renovated by the Italian designer Piero Lissoni.


One of the hotel’s best features is its location in the heart of the Mamilla neighborhood, home to a vibrant pedestrian avenue lined with trendy shops, restaurants and art galleries. It is only a short walk away from the bustling Mahane Yehuda market, the landmark YMCA building and Jerusalem’s holy sites.

The David Citadel faces the Old City Walls, offering sweeping views of the Tower of David and the many steeples, domes and minarets that define the city skyline. You can sit on your terrace or by the pool and take in the everchanging reflections of sunshine and nightlights that illuminate the ancient city walls.

Old City at Night


The hotel offers 385 guest rooms and 41 suites, including 7 grand suites. The spacious rooms are appointed with parquet floors and wall panels, and feature seating areas and a king size or two twin beds. The large marble baths have separate showers and deep soaking tubs. Amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, L’Occitane toiletries, plush robes and his and her slippers.

Hotel Room


Start your day at Seasons Restaurant with the famous Israeli buffet breakfast. Sit indoors or on the terrace and delight yourself with the large selection of smoked fish and herring, salads, local cheeses, hot dishes, breads, cakes, and fresh fruit.

Later in the day, head to the spacious Lobby Lounge, a perfect place for a light meal or full dinner. On the menu you’ll find several delicious appetizers and salads, along with vegetarian and fish entrees.


Following a day of sightseeing, indulge yourself at the David Citadel Spa by L’Occitane, a serene Feng Shui space offering soothing massages, beauty treatments and pampering rituals.

Relax by the heated outdoor pool overlooking the Old City walls. The pool is also open after dark so you can enjoy glorious sunsets, refreshing night breezes and a swim under the stars.

The Pool

If you stay in a premium room you can access the hotel’s award-winning Executive Lounge where you’ll be treated to complimentary continental breakfasts and hors d’oeuvres.

The Executive Lounge

So the next time you travel to the Holy Land, book the David Citadel. You’ll be happy you did.

For additional information and reservations call +972-2-6212121 or visit



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