In their own unique ways, the ancient city of Jerusalem and the Israeli culture capital of Tel Aviv are loaded with history, activities, the best restaurants in Israel, and attractions. With so many things to do each month, your itineraries will be so jam-packed that by the end of the day, if your feet aren’t begging for mercy, you aren’t touring Israel as you should be. It’s time to rest those weary legs; check into one of these top Tel Aviv and Jerusalem hotels for some much-deserved shut eye. And don’t forget to dine at their hotel restaurants where some of the best chefs in the Holy Land are elevating fine dining to new exquisite extremes and pairing their cuisine with exquisite Israeli wine lists.
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem hotels worth the stay
One of Jerusalem’s most famous hotels, the King David offers luxury décor, panoramic views and an outdoor pool. The spacious gardens overlook the Old City, a 15-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is provided.King David Hotel Jerusalem features air-conditioned rooms with LCD TV and marble bathrooms. Many rooms have views of the Old City and Mount Zion.Traditional Israeli food is served outdoors in the popular King's Garden restaurant, just one of Hotel King David's 4 dining facilities.A tennis court and a modern fitness centre are just some of King David's sport facilities. The outdoor swimming pool and children's pool are open during summer.Recommended by many travel-guide books and magazines, Hotel King David offers a central location. The Yemin Moshe neighbourhood and the Mamila Mall are a short walk away.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, 500 metres from the Jaffa Gate and Jerusalem's Old City, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is housed in a building whose design blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman motifs. It offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi.The rooms are air-conditioned and feature a smart 46'' LED TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels, a minibar and a coffee machine. The bathroom is equipped with both a bathtub and shower. Free toiletries, towels, linen, slippers and a bathrobe are included in the rate.The Palace Restaurant serves an Israeli buffet breakfast in the mornings. After noon it turns to a French Brasserie that offers various meat dishes. The King's Court is a gourmet restaurant and bar that serves Italian food.The Waldorf Astoria has a huge dividable ballroom, and next to it, a large foyer that can be used for cocktails and pre-function events.Upon check-in, all guests receive a personal tablet. The tablet can be used for checking the email, turning on the air conditioning and TV, as well as calling for room service.The Mamilla Shopping Mall is 250 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the hotel. The Waldorf Astoria has 12 Mercedes cars for picking up guests at the airport, which can also be rented.
Mamilla Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World features a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem's Old City. This stylish hotel was designed by architect Piero Lissoni and is 10 minutes’ walk from Jaffa Gate.The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, including the trendy Mirror Bar with live music and the seasonal brasserie with city views. Mamilla Café restaurant serves local specialities.Rooms at Hotel Mamilla are equipped with LCD TV, pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and modern-style décor. Some bathrooms feature a transparent glass wall that can be switched on and off.The modern Akasha Wellness Centre includes a spa and an indoor swimming pool. A sauna, fitness room and massages are also available on site.Set within the Mamilla shopping area, the property is a 20-minute walk from the Western Wall, while the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is 750 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 48 km from the Mamilla Hotel.
With its swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, landscaped gardens and a high-tech fitness centre, The American Colony Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World offers a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city of Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.Rooms at The American Colony are located in 4 buildings; the Main House, the East House, the Palm House and the Cow Byre. Luxurious and spacious rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV and Italian "Frette" bed linen. The modern bathrooms are equipped with designer amenities.You can enjoy a selection of international and local savoury products in the garden, in the bar and or in the patio.The hotel wellness centre includes an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and a well equipped fitness room. The business centre is at your disposal for free.The American Colony Hotel is less than 2 km from the Old City. The nearby light-rail can take you to Jerusalem's modern city centre. Free on-site parking is available.
The Norman Tel Aviv is a luxury hotel set in the centre of Tel Aviv, near the Rothschild Boulevard. It features a rooftop pool, fitness centre and a wellness area, Free WiFi access is available throughout the property. Guests enjoy free shuttle service to the beach. The Norman Tel Aviv is housed in two historic buildings that are restored to their unique architectural heritage. Offering city views, each room is elegantly appointed with a flat-screen TV, desk and a seating area. Other amenities include a Nespresso machine and air conditioning. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower and a hairdryer. At The Norman Tel Aviv you will find a bar, 24-hour room service, shared lounge area and a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage facilities. Free use of bicycles is offered, as well as valet service. The hotel is located 200 metres from Rothschild Street, 400 metres from Shenkin Street, 500 metres from Independence Hall Museum and 600 metres from Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair. Ben Gurion Airport is 12 km away.
Set in a 1920s White City building in Tel Aviv’s centre, the Montefiore is a unique design hotel with a Vietnamese fusion restaurant. It offers elegant rooms with an iPod docking station and original artwork.Featuring original Bauhaus architecture, Hotel Montefiore was Tel Aviv’s first boutique hotel. It provides a relaxed, informal atmosphere and free Wi-Fi throughout.Fitted with modern furnishings, rooms have luxurious bathrooms with soft bathrobes and slippers. Each room has an LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, together with a multilingual library and tea/coffee maker.An Israeli breakfast of eggs, vegetables and cheese is served daily. The restaurant serves a mix of French and oriental specialities, such as Tom Yum seafood casserole and their Tarte Tatin "Brasserie".Rothschild Boulevard is 200 metres from the hotel. A shuttle is available from/to Ben Gurion Airport, a 20-minute drive away.
Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is located on the Tayelet Boardwalk, between Hayarkon and Herbert Samuel Street. This modern and luxurious hotel offers an outdoor pool, an à-la-carte restaurant and bar, a Spa and Wellness Area, an Executive Lounge and a fitness centre. Wi-Fi is provided throughout.All rooms are luxuriously designed and fitted with top quality furniture. They all include a luxurious bathroom with free toiletries, a work area, an LCD TV with connection to Israeli and international channels, a minibar and seating area.The Hotel is home to the West Side Restaurant, a gourmet kosher restaurant, which serves both fish and meat dishes. A full Israeli breakfast buffet is served each morning, and includes pastries and bread, fish dishes, eggs and a selection of hot and cold beverages. The lobby bar offers kosher food and drinks.Room service is available 24 hours a day. Concierge service is also available.The Spa and Fitness Area offers saunas, massages and Turkish baths, while a fitness room is also available. Meeting and banquet facilities are available, as well as car rentals and a shuttle service.The hotel is set just 500 metres from the Carmel Market and Nachalat Binyamin Street Market. The Main Bus and Train Station is 3 km away, while the Ben Gurion Airport can be reached in 16 km.
The David InterContinental is in the fashionable Neve Tzedek district, known as Tel Aviv's SoHo. The hotel offers views of the Mediterranean Sea and Jaffa. It features gourmet restaurants and a wellness centre and spa with modern training equipment.Each spacious room and suite overlooks the sea and the city, and features a satellite TV. Some rooms also include free access to the Executive Lounge.The David InterContinental Tel Aviv comes with the spacious Atrium Lobby Bar, which also has an executive lounge. The Aubergine Restaurant serves international cuisine, while the Inca Casa del Habano Cigar Bar offers various drinks. The Lobby Lounge bar offers an outdoor terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.