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The American Colony Hotel
Ranked #9 of 98 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Caracas, Venezuela
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“Graceful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is a beautiful, graceful, quiet, colonial type hotel.
Once you enter the hotel, you feel immediately welcome, from the doorman/bellboy to the receptionist. It is apparent from the pictures on the walls of the lobby that a substantial number of personalities have stayed there throughout the years.
The room assigned was spacious with a king size bed and excellent linen. All kinds of good quality amenities were provided in the bathroom which had separate shower and bathtub. You also receive as guest a book detailing the history of the hotel. Free internet Wi Fi was available throughout the hotel facilities.
The restaurant served a carefully chosen, excellent quality buffet breakfast as well as an a la carte dinner in a very pleasant open space area. The atmosphere was elegant, subdued and relaxing which made the dinner even more enjoyable. The service was impeccable.
The hotel has beautiful manicured gardens with all kinds of plants, trees, flowers and fresh spices. There is a pleasant bar and sitting area in the main garden.
The hotel carries a stiff tag but is worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed there for one night in October, for business needs, the booking was done in the last minute.

A very relaxing atmosphere of typical Jerusalem site, great service, rooms are very unique, it is a walking distance to the old city and other attractions of the city.

the staff is very friendly and we managed to get a room although we asked for a room at the same day, it is suitable for business and for visiting Jerusalem too.

Defiantly book if you are looking for a luxurious vacation either alone or if you are a couple.



the breakfast was great too.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

This hotel, while not cheap, is worth every cent and superior to any other hotel in Jerusalem. Every corner of this hotel is designed with perfect taste and been thoroughly thought at, the beautiful pool-side, the bar, the small botanical garden and of course the rooms which are incredibly large, welcoming, luxurious and actually gives the feeling of a colonial master, especially with a working desk, old-style, in the middle of the room and the huge wooden doors...our room faced the pool which was very beautiful and pleasant at evening on the small balcony. Staff is very friendly, breakfast is rich and if the weather is nice can be eaten at the lovely garden. The hotel has also managed to keep the place up to date and modern while still keeping the uniqueness of this historical building on every corner. we really wished we could have stayed another night.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

The American Colony Hotel is among the very top Hotels of Jerusalem, with splendid service and a very attentive staff. Rooms are in general of a very high standard, and contains all what you need for a comfortable stay. Food in restaurant is very good, dining in the backyard garden put an extra dimension to the experience (open in summer months). Breakfast also very good. Very nice and newly upgraded swimming-pool area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

I did not stay at this great hotel, but to use the bar and ate here on one occasion in the bar.
Walking in through the gates you can tell this is a quality hotel, which matches the prices you will pay.
The reception and lobby are immaculate and colonial, which just makes it very impressive.
The bar is reached by walking down a flight of stairs and into a dimly lit room with rooms off it for chairs, or choose to sit at the bar. Sadly smoking is allowed and if you remember the morning after smell of tobacco then you understand how unpleasant that is.
The food served here is not cheap, but is good quality and plentiful, with a fair option
The options as far as drinks go are good, also when you first think your paying over the odds, with a bit of research and seeing what others charge pro-rata for quality/quantity, it is actually fairly priced for this area/Jerusalem
I really would recommend popping in here, even if you cannot stay for a glass of wine and meeting the friendly staff

Room Tip: If you can afford it, it is worth it
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Unfortunately we did not stay here on our visit to Jerusalem but we will do next time!
We enjoyed a drink in the garden bar which is very stylish and relaxed. The tables are well spaced out, the service was quick and very friendly (see my review of Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv) and the price of drinks surprisingly reasonable given the hotel's status and reputation.
It is clear that the Swiss management is having a significant impact on the standard of service.
We had already eaten so only saw other clients' food but this all looked good and seemed to be going down well. The wood-fired pizza oven situated near to the bar was used constantly during our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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State College, Pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a classic hotel with great service and facilities. We stayed 5 nights. The room, the upgraded pasha suite was beautifully appointed and spacious. Beautiful black and white bathroom. The room was quiet and private. Great staff and service. Great breakfasts.

Room Tip: Pasha suite number 55. Quiet and private with balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The American Colony Hotel
Address: 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem 9720071, Israel
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Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > American Colony
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Jerusalem
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jerusalem
#5 Family Hotel in Jerusalem
#7 Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The American Colony Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 93
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