Fodor's Expert Review Mamilla Hotel

11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 9418238, Israel Fodor's Choice

With clever and soaring architectural flourishes by starchitect Moshe Safdie and a restrained yet luxurious modern interior design by Piero Lissoni, the Mamilla is a sleek and comfortable haven with bars and restaurants that appeal to locals and travelers alike. All rooms include wood floors, black metal headboards, espresso machines, and richly textured drapes, while the übercontemporary bathrooms boast deep rectangular soaking tubs and see-through walls that frost over for privacy. The dining establishments—the Winery, the Mirror Bar, and the Mamilla Rooftop—offer stylish surroundings, as well as appealing menus. Be sure to try a "wine flight" with the head sommelier. Take a dip in the underused underground pool, tiled in navy blue mosaics, and then head over to the award-winning Akasha spa. Don't skip the in-house breakfast, as Mamilla takes the Israeli morning repast of eggs, cheeses, and salads to a whole new level.

PROS

  • contemporary design
  • central location
  • good service
  • notable dining (especially breakfast)
  • great spa

CONS

  • some may not like the glass-walled bathrooms
  • Happy Fish restaurant is uncharacteristically mediocre

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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Sophisticated
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-548–2222

HOTEL DETAILS

194 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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