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King David Review
The grande dame of Israeli luxury hotels opened in 1931 and has successfully (and self-importantly) defended its title ever since. Some of the more recent renovations include a handsome gym with the latest generation of fitness equipment and a spa area offering soothing treatments. The ceilings, columns, and walls of the bustling lobby and lounge are decorated in "ancient Mesopotamian" geometrics. Airy guest rooms are elegantly orchestrated in cream and gold, with old-fashioned writing tables adding a gracious touch. Pricier rooms have views of the Old City, and suites have balconies facing the same direction. Shaded by palm trees, the landscaped pool area is a winner. An in-house French-style restaurant, La Régence, completes the picture.
Pomp and Politics
There are other luxury hotels in Jerusalem, but none possess the historical significance and elegant surroundings of the landmarked King David. From the dignified lobby filled with travel guide-toting visitors and diplomats making notes for their next meeting, one can feel the energy of the momentous events that have taken place here. Sit on the flower-filled terrace overlooking the city's loveliest pool and sip a glass of mint tea while gazing at the stately walls of Jerusalem's Old City. Many rooms, some sumptuously renovated, face those ancient walls whose golden reflection bathes the hotel during sunrise and sunset. And when you're eating the famously excellent breakfast, don't be surprised if you bump into royalty, world leaders, or rock stars.
- Address: 23 King David St., King David St., Jerusalem, 94101
- Phone: 02/620–8888
- Website: www.danhotels.com
- Location: Rehavia, Talbieh, King David Street, and Yemin Moshe
- 198 rooms, 35 suites.
- Rate includes breakfast.
- Credit cards accepted.
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