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Destination of the Month: Jerusalem

City of David, Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the centre of the world.

The meeting point between east and west, of inspiration and innovation. Undoubtedly one of the most historic cities in the world, rich in stunning architecture and a fascinating religious past.

In recent years, Jerusalem has become a city of international tourism and culture, offering visitors a variety of festivals, cultural happenings and international sports events such as the Open House Festival, Open Restaurants Festival, Light Festival and many more.

Boasting over 200 attractions, including 60 museums, the city has everything for lovers of culture and culinary - theatres, cafes and lively restaurants.

While many think of Jerusalem as the city of gold, when the sun goes down, there is still plenty that shines. In the city centre, Mahane Yehuda Market, German Colony and the Russian Compound, offer visitors a vibrant nightlife.

The Old City has been standing for around 3,000 years, surrounded by a city wall. Within are important holy sites of three major religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For a spectacular insight into the Old City’s history, The Night Spectacular at The Tower of David is a fascinating show of sounds and light, cast along the walls of the Citadel.

In the late 19th Century the construction of the new city’s Jewish neighbourhoods began and today some still have their original personality and charm. The new city is buzzing with hotspots for nightlife, known for its trendy restaurants, bars and high-end boutiques.

Tours are generally centred on the city’s history, taking visitors to The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Israel Museum and Dome of the Rock (undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings on earth).

Buzzing with energy year-round, March sees Jerusalem come together for the International Marathon - drawing thousands of locals and tourists who come to watch amateur and professional runners alike. September brings a magnificent six-day festival calling musicians from across the globe and Christmas in Jerusalem is a truly unique experience, with thousands of pilgrims coming to the city to celebrate where it all began.

Enjoying long, warm, dry summers between May and September, and with over three million visitors every year, the city is home to a range of world-class hotels and accommodations to suit every style and budget. Here are a few of our favourites…


Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel

Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel

The trendy and chic lodging has creative, personal touches such as screens showing animation art by Bezalel Art School students. Facilities include a fitness room, a terrace with spectacular views of Old and New Jerusalem as well as D Bar, where guests can relax with a drink and try their hand at pool. Dan Hotels is a chain spread throughout Israel with four hotels in Jerusalem including The King David Hotel, The Dan Panorama Hotel and The Dan Jerusalem Hotel. A hotel room for two will cost around £110 per night.

King David Jerusalem Hotel

King David Hotel

One of Jerusalem’s most famous hotels, the 5-star King David offers luxury décor, panoramic views and an outdoor pool. The spacious gardens overlook the Old City, a 15-minute walk away. The hotel is also a landmark piece of Jerusalem history. The majestic building has been around since the 1920s, hosting myriad heads of state and celebrities, notably US presidents and Madonna. It is the place for pure elegance, old-world charm, and impeccable service. A room for two will cost around £350 per night.

Mamilla Hotel

Mamilla Hotel

A sleek, trendy and minimalistic hotel with great dining options, one of the city’s swankiest bars, and the stunning Akasha Wellbeing Center, meaning guests just need to walk steps from their hotel room to enjoy the best in Jerusalem cuisine, nightlife and pampering. It is also ideal for keen shopaholics who will love the selection of local and international design stores on the Mamilla Avenue shopping strip, en-route to the Old City. A room for two adults will cost around £350 per night.

Villa Brown Jerusalem

Villa Brown Jerusalem

The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel property. Located five minutes’ walk from Jerusalem's Old City sites and situated in the heart of the bustling city centre with its trendy cafes, high-calibre museums and the famed Mahane Yehuda food market. The hotel itself neighbours the stunning Russian Compound and new Bezalel Academy of Design and Arts, while its rooftop offers a bird's eye view of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. A room for two will cost around £250 per night.


For further details or to make a booking, contact us on or 020 8989 9445.

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