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“The most famous hotel in the Middle East, exuding charm, comfort and beauty. With its lovely courtyard restaurant, an oasis of tranquillity close to, yet outside, the hubbub of the historic Old City of Jerusalem.”

“The most famous hotel in the Middle East, exuding charm, comfort and beauty. With its lovely courtyard restaurant, an oasis of tranquillity close to, yet outside, the hubbub of the historic Old City of Jerusalem.”

Hotel Review

It is not clear what the original colonists, a millenarian Christian sect, who came to Jerusalem in the 19th century and became beloved philanthropists, would make of it but for the modern traveller the American Colony Hotel is entirely delightful. Staff are friendly and helpful, bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the restaurants on the ground floor and downstairs serve delicious food, and the swimming pool, pleasingly screened but liable to be shaded when the sun is low, provides refreshment after the hectic bustle of the Old City, ten minutes walk away. With its trees and flowers, the exquisite courtyard is somewhere to linger, and the public rooms are beautifully furnished and feature photographs and documents that illustrate the history of the most prized city in the world. Access to the fascinating archive can be arranged. The combination of elegance, period architecture and whiff of a colonial past is irresistible. THE place to stay.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • The American Colony Hotel boasts classically elegant accommodation with Persian rugs, contemporary bathrooms and domed arches
  • Romantic Break
  • With gorgeous rooms, a range of dining options and massages available, it's the ideal romantic getaway
 

Written by Michael Osborne

Recommended For

  • Museums
  • Jerusalem's home to plenty of museums: Israel Museum, Tad Vashem Holocaust Rememberance Center, Tower of David Museum and more
  • City Style
  • The American Colony Hotel boasts classically elegant accommodation with Persian rugs, contemporary bathrooms and domed arches
  • Sights nearby
  • The American Colony Hotel's not far from the Western Wall, Garden of Gethsemane or the Holyland Model of Jerusalem
  • Romantic Break
  • With gorgeous rooms, a range of dining options and massages available, it's the ideal romantic getaway
  • Great walks
  • Wander around Jerusalem's historic Old Town and take in the area's magnificent sense of history
  • Local markets
  • There are a wide array of street and flea markets to check out - just get ready to haggle!
  • Romantic
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Downtown
  • Charming
  • Chic
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Free private parking possible on site
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Massage
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Museums
  • Jerusalem's home to plenty of museums: Israel Museum, Tad Vashem Holocaust Rememberance Center, Tower of David Museum and more
  • Sights nearby
  • The American Colony Hotel's not far from the Western Wall, Garden of Gethsemane or the Holyland Model of Jerusalem
  • Great walks
  • Wander around Jerusalem's historic Old Town and take in the area's magnificent sense of history
  • Local markets
  • There are a wide array of street and flea markets to check out - just get ready to haggle!

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The American Colony Hotel

"A tranquil, romantic, colonial-era hotel in Jerusalem, with beautiful gardens, spacious rooms and an excellent choice of restaurants, a short tram ride from the Old City. Private spas, sunken baths and dark-wood four-poster beds have enticed the likes of Robert De Niro and Natalie Portman in recent years."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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"Another iconic Jerusalem hotel, the American Colony was built around an Ottoman pasha’s mansion."

Originally published by Forbes (view article)

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"For those who take the risk, the American Colony is the address of choice. There's a real sense of romance about it that transcends the tragedies of the city."

Originally published by Independent (view article)