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King David Hotel of Jerusalem

Updated on June 1, 2009

You are immediately transported back into time when entering the grounds of the King David hotel. Here, Old World elegance and Modern fashion converge to create the perfect experience for every traveler and tourist. With ornate walls and ceilings, plush gardens, and Victorian and Modern styled rooms, the King David is perfect for the history enthusiast and contemporary devotee alike. Most importantly, with one of the best views of the Old City that Jerusalem has to offer, the King David hotel of Jerusalem is the top stay for dignitaries, celebrities, and tourists.

View of the garden and pool area of the King David Hotel
View of the garden and pool area of the King David Hotel
Fitness Center
Fitness Center


Fitness center and recreational sports: With the state-of-the-art workout equipment, you can work your stress off. Featuring 3 Run 700 Treadmills, 1 crosstrainer, 1 Move, 1 Recline Bike, and 1 Concept 2 Rowing machine the guest has many choices to work out and relax. All treadmills feature built in t.v., radio, workout programs, control panel, and slots for iPods.If you prefer to strength train, the fitness center features a Kinesis Machine, bench press, Lat machine, leg curl selection, leg extension selection, adjustable bench, and free weights. And, for the recreational sports lover, there is a tennis court and swimming pool that you can access during the summer months.

Personal trainers are on higher for an hourly wage.

Hotel Spa: After a long day in the city, you can relax and be pampered in the hotel spa. With over 12 different choices of massages, you can always find one that is right for you. Open Sunday through thursday 7:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.

Kids Activities:  For the kids there is a kid's pool and an adjoining playground that can be enjoyed during the summer months.

King's Garden Restaurant
King's Garden Restaurant


 La Regence Grill Room:  With understated elegance this restuarant appeals to the meat lovers.  Famous for their lamb cutlets with Province fries or potatoe and lamb puree, travelers can enjoy a subtle taste of Middle Eastern cuisine.   Open from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every night except Friday and Saturday.

King's Garden Restaurant:  Keeping in mind the kosher dietary laws is a high priority at the King David hotel.  At the King's Garden Restaurant, overlooking the gardens and pool, one can find dairy fish, and vegetarian style dishes. With a dish for every palette, the King's Garden Restaurant is known for their supreme dish of crispy sea bream served with sun-dried tomato and lemon sauce.  Open from 11:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. daily.

The Oriental Bar: For scotch lovers, there is an impressive selection of whiskey and malts, and for the wine connoisseur, a selection of wines from all over Israel.  Travelers can enjoy the intimate atmospher of the bar after a long day of touring the city.  Open from 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. daily.

Poolside Snack Bar: After an invigorating swim, one can refresh themselves with a light meal or drink from the bar by the pool.  Only open in the summers from 9:00 a.m. until closing hours.

Hotel Services

  • Concierge 
  • 24 hour room service
  • Free private parking
  • Laundry/dry cleaning
  • Shopping and arcade
  • Taxi service
  • Cable TV
  • CNN 24 hour news
  • Internet connection in rooms
  • Rooms wifi capable
  • Fax/modem/pc connections in rooms
  • Voic mail system
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom scale


  • Gift shop and newspapers
  • Jewellery
  • Art gallery
  • Beauty Salon
  • Car Rental
  • Business Center

Lobby in the King David Hotel
Lobby in the King David Hotel
Suite in the King David Hotel
Suite in the King David Hotel

Famous Guests

  • King Hussein
  • King George V
  • Queen Beatrice
  • Richard Nixon
  • Gerald Ford
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Bill Clinton
  • George W. Bush
  • Barak Obama
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Winston Churchill
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • John Major
  • Tony Blair
  • Prince of Wales
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Richard Gere
  • Neil Young
  • Ralph Laurent
  • Madonna
  • Warren Buffet
  • Stephen Hawking


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    • My Inner Jew profile image

      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      Oh I am glad neither succeed in doing each other in! Then there may not have been you and your other half :(

      I should add that history to that part of the is fascinating

      and definitely not cheap! But it is so beautiful!

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      It's a wonderful hotel, not cheap, though!

      In the 1940s, my grandfather was stationed in Jerusalem for a time. My other half's great-uncle was trying to blow up British soldiers, fortunately he didn't get my grandfather (-:

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      My Inner Jew 8 years ago

      It is a very beautiful hotel...I should add a history section because this was the only hotel in the world to have been bombed by a future prime minister begin

    • ReuVera profile image

      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      Great information. It was very interesting to read, as I don't know much about Israeli hotels....