Overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, just a ten-minute walk from Jaffa Gate, the contemporary and luxurious Mamilla Hotel has 194 modern and minimalist rooms and suites, an award-winning spa, and an atmospheric indoor swimming pool.
Named after Jerusalem’s historic Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, this small, modern, and laid-back hotel is located in Nachalot, the historic but now gentrified area that attracts artists and musicians to its leafy and residential streets. The hotel has 37 stylish guest rooms, all of which reflect its strong artistic influence and offer contemporary decor and bespoke artworks. The design theme continues throughout the hotel, with works by local artists showcased in the public spaces.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a communal breakfast area and a small, partially-covered outdoor courtyard. There’s also helpful staff who will assist with restaurant recommendations, a complimentary daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm (except for Saturday), and free-to-use bikes for cycling around the city. Alternatively, if you prefer to explore on foot, the bakeries, cafes, restaurants, and numerous food stalls of Mahane Yehuda Market are just a ten-minute walk away.
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Designed to reflect the hotel’s artistic influences, the 37 guest rooms spread across six floors are stylish and tastefully appointed. All feature contemporary decor, muted hues of greys and blues, beds dressed with white linens, and refined artwork. Modern amenities include flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and en suite bathrooms with showers and luxurious toiletries. Some of classic rooms are available with a balcony or terrace.
The central location makes it an ideal base for visiting the city’s sites, many of which are just a short taxi ride or a 15-minute walk away. You’ll also be a ten-minute walk from the famous Mahane Yehuda Market, a bustling spot filled with food stalls, bakeries, cafes, and restaurants. The hotel offers free-of-charge bicycles to use around the city.
Food and drink
While there is no on-site restaurant, a buffet breakfast with à la carte options are served daily in the communal dining area. The hotel hosts a complimentary happy hour between 5pm and 7pm every day except Saturday. There’s also a small, partially-covered outdoor terrace for summer drinks.
Facilities and activities
Free-to-use bikes are available for hotel guests.
We love the artistic references at this boutique hotel in Jerusalem’s Nachlaot area, a ten-minute walk from the Mahane Yehuda Market. It is also an intimate base from which to explore the city’s main sites.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A tranquil base near the heart of Jerusalem yet away from the bustle of the Old City, The American Colony Hotel has 94 individually designed rooms and suites, several dining options, and an outdoor swimming pool. The Damascus Gate is a ten-minute taxi ride away.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Towering above the Judean Desert and accessed by cable car, the Masada fortress offers panoramic views, Roman engineering and a poignant history. Nearby, the Ein Gedi nature reserve offers a complete contrast, with hiking trails that lead to spring-fed waterfalls and swimming holes.
Discover religious and historic sights on a guided walk around the labyrinthine streets of Old Jerusalem, taking in the Temple Mount and Western Wall, as well as the lively bazaars, before heading to the Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane.