My love of boutique hotels is no secret. It’s an integral part of my travel experience, and is more than just a ‘place to stay.’
So, when I was asked to review 3 boutique hotels in Jerusalem, it took me less than a millisecond to say yes.
3 beautiful boutique hotels in Jerusalem
1. Bezalel Hotel
Bezalel Hotel is located in a quiet residential street, yet within close walking distance of nearby attractions. Mahane Yehuda market is approximately 10 minutes by foot, and buzzing Agripas Street is only 3 minutes away.
The second you enter the reception area, you immediately see the individual style you don’t find in larger chains.
There’s a familiarity and personal touch about the place, which is something I frequently find when staying at a boutique hotel.
Like many good boutique hotels, Bezalel Hotel offers elegant accommodation at reasonable prices.
There are 36 classic rooms in the hotel — all rooms come with either a classic terrace, or a classic balcony.
I’ve seen them both, and, the classic terrace is by far my favorite. As well as the comfortable surroundings of the room, you can also enjoy far-reaching views of Jerusalem.
Bezalel Hotel only have 3 terrace rooms available, so if you like it, book one before they’re gone.
What’s also clear about Bezalel is that the style, art and ornaments all reflect Israeli culture and design. As you can see from the photos, even the lighting is adorned with the colors of the Israeli flag.
The dining room is where breakfast, and more important, happy hour takes place (4-7pm). Guests can enjoy the complimentary wine, drinks and nibbles on offer.
Address: Mesilat Yesharim St 1, Jerusalem, 9458401, Israel
2. Harmony Hotel
If you’re looking for an incredibly chic rest stop in the center of Jerusalem, you’ve found it.
Harmony Hotel is within walking distance of the Old City, tourist sights and the superb Mamilla Mall.
It’s a firm favorite with travelers to the city, and I totally get it. From the moment you enter, you’re welcomed by a chic, clean and simply elegant decor.
The lobby/lounge area is stylish enough to admire, but not stiff and museum-like, that you can’t relax.
Harmony Hotel is exactly as the name suggests: its tranquil environment is a welcome from the buzzing activity outside its double doors.
The sleek decor extends to the bedroom and bathroom. It’s individual in design, and just the type of place you want to come back to after a long day.
Harmony Hotel also offers its guests a complimentary happy hour every day. Other perks for guests include free use of the PC and internet in the lobby, and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
Address: 6 Yoel Moshe Salomon Street, Jerusalem
3. Hotel Malka
Hotel Malka is the baby of the 3 hotels. At the time of visiting, it’d only been open for 3 weeks, but occupancy was already full, with weekend bookings especially popular.
Despite its status as a new player in the market, the hotel’s already receiving impressive guest reviews on major booking websites.
On visiting, you can understand the buzz. Its location off Jaffa Street, is in a quiet, yet nice neighborhood, making it easily accessible to guests.
The entrance to Hotel Malka is unmissable: just follow the empty beer barrels turned plant pots outside.
Upon entering, it’s modern, yet with a rustic feel. Yoram, the hotel’s owner and manager, explained the reason behind this.
The building’s 130 years old, and was once a shop for Russian pilgrims and long before that, an ice cream store.
It was a 4-year project to re-construct the building, along with the original stones and the structure of the roof.
Yoram’s so proud of the history and building efforts that went into Hotel Malka. All around the hotel are photos of the before and after to show guests.
There are 22 rooms in total and include, double, deluxe and twin rooms. Bedrooms are elegant, personal and rustic in style, particularly with the original stone features.
Breakfast isn’t included in the price, but there’s an option to request it if desired.
Address: Heleni Hamalkah 15, Jerusalem, 91010, Israel
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