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David Citadel

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • five minutes from Jaffa Gate
  • welcomes families
  • year-round outdoor pool

    Cons

  • feels like a business hotel
  • events sometimes intrusive

Fodorite Reviews

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David Citadel Review

Talk about a great first impression—this hotel's lobby, by noted Italian architect Piero Lissoni, is elegant and welcoming, as is the soothingly decorated lounge and terrace one floor above. There are views of the Old City from many of the spacious guest rooms, which are decorated in soft tones of beige and cream. Well-appointed bathrooms add to the appeal. Scala may tempt guests to stay in for dinner, particularly if preceded by a treatment at the hotel's expansive spa. The magnificent Children's Play Center has plenty to keep the younger ones entertained, and there are video game systems for older kids.

    Hotel Details

  • 381 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-16-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Horrible experience

    David Citadel has an unbeatable location and is a beautiful property, but it has serious flaws. First, the Internet service is horrible - you must purchase daily use cards at reception to use in your room, and if you're lucky, the internet will work in your room, albeit at very slow speeds. Even the hotel admitted the internet service is a problem. Second, the beautiful marble has a cost - the hotel is incredibly noisy, especially the rooms on the ground (3rd) floor. Refuse room 313 - it is above a very loud garage gate that sounds like a tank going by when it opens and closes at night - I had to move rooms it was so bad. The manager was sympathetic and service generally was good. However, in my opinion, this is not a 5 diamond hotel and is a terrible value.

    by ajlatta, 7/12/08

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