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Alas, our time in the holy city of Jerusalem is now over. We are packing and getting ready to have our last Israeli breakfast (they're impressive!) at the King David. We’ve got a private car/tour coming to pick us up at 9am to take us down to the Dead Sea and Masada and then we’ …
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We only stayed here for two nights and it was very different to our experience in Tel Aviv. It was a city hotel with a beautiful classic design. You could see that it was a 5 Star Hotel. I absolutely loved the breakfast. There were amazing buffets and there was a beautiful view of the city, we could really feel the holiday.
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Best Breakfast Buffet in the World
The King David was superb. The pool was wonderful, the location good. But the breakfast buffet will spoil you for anywhere else you go.
Fantastic Hotel, I recommend it to everyone
This is the best Hotel I stayed at while in Israel. The staff is friendly, service is great, and rooms are renovated and beautiful. We reserved a standard room but they upgraded us for free to deluxe room. Upon check-in we were given fruit, water, and free complimentary drinks.
The pool is excellent, it was very clean.
My wife did not want to check out.
If you want luxury and service this is the place to stay.
After my less than happy experience at this hotel's sister hotel in Tel Aviv (Dan Tel Aviv - see my review) I was expecting the worst from the King David. As it turned out, this was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in the region. The King David is the Grand Dame of hotels in Jerusalem with an excellent location on a hill top overlooking the old city of Jerusalem. It is a 15 minute walk to the Jaffa Gate entrance to the city. The rooms are large and very comfortable to international standards. We were in Room 310, and had french doors onto a small terrace. We overlooked the new City side of the building but nevertheless had a pleasant view. Paying extra for the "old City" view is a waste of money in my opinion. The new City view is just as charming.
Hotel is living off it's past reputation as a luxury property. The public spaces and amenities are generally good but a little tired. It's a solid 4 star (European Standard) if you are in a modernized room, 3 star if you are in one of the older rooms. The outdoor gardens and pool and still great though.
King David Hotel
The hotel has beautiful grounds and pool and our room on the first floor had been nicely modernised. Although acceptable and with better views, the rooms on the sixth floor would be better if modernised.
This is a nice hotel, but I would not choose to stay there again.
Beautiful in Jerusalem!
We stayed here with our children. The rooms were exquisite. My kids especially loved the "James Bond-like" drapes. You could open and close them with bedside controls! We did not pay extra for a room with a view, but our view was still beautiful! The breakfast and dinner was great. The staff was great. The location was great. Our shower did have a problem, but they fixed it within a reasonable amount of time. They gave us complimentary cookies that said "Shabbat Shalom" and chocolate covered strawberries. That was a nice touch. We would all highly recommend this hotel.
Great location , Great hotel!
Service could not have been more friendly. Breakfast is wonderful and the short walk to the Old City is quite convenient. A first-rate hotel in all respects....
Loved the King David
Stayed at the King David this past week and found the hotel to be elegant,
comfortable, with excellent service, great location, lovely breakfast buffet.
Spent 2 weeks in Israel travelling all over the country and never felt the least bit concerned about safety. I had the opportunity to also visit 4 other hotels in Jerusalem and the King David would still be my first choice.
The most excuisite hotel we have traveled to in a long time! The King David hotel is simply beautiful! The entrance is grand and feels like royalty yet strangely enough it also feels very welcoming. The rooms are very clean and one could almost eat off the floors! (Not that we even attempted)
Check in was speedy and the gentleman at the desk was quite curteous. Especially since my 4 year old was very exhausted after a long journey. He offered her a lollipop and the nicest room in the hotel! We were all VERY pleased and we will DEFINITLY be no strangers to this beautiful welcoming country. We are sure to be back and stay at the KDH!
Thank you for the BEST 2 week vacation we could EVER have experienced.
N.M and Family