The American Colony Hotel

A former palace of a pasha transformed into a hotel in 1902. While keeping the historical building intact, the interiors are stylish and comfortable. It is also home to some of Jerusalem's most unique and fine dining experience as well as legendary bars.

Jerusalem, Israel
The American Colony Hotel
  • An intimate hotel with only 94 rooms and suites

  • The former palace of pasha, a historic building that transformed into a hotel.

  • The courtyard, with its leafy gardens, old stone walls and dreamy atmosphere had hosted many famous guests

  • The Arabesque restaurants serves a full non-kosher menu on Sabbath

Located near the Old City of Jerusalem, The American Colony Boutique hotel is the perfect start off point to the history of Israel.

A total of 94 rooms spread out over the 4 buildings of the hotel, each has its own character. The Main House comprises the original American Colony building and the New Wing where all the thematic rooms are located. The Palm House contains the luxurious room, some with spectacular painted ceiling. Adjacent to the Palm House is the East House where some of the historical older rooms are located as well as the classic Pasha, Deluxe Pasha and the Penthouse suites are. The Cow Byre is an agricultural building that have been preserved and incorporated into the newly restored rooms and suites, several of which have their own private patio or terrace.

The American Colony also host some of the best restaurants and bars in Jerusalem. Start of the day with a warm breakfast at the famous Courtyard and end your day with a charcoal grill meal under the stars in the Summer bar or a mix of Middle Eastern and international fare at the Arabesque. Not forgetting to enjoy some wine at the hotel's award winning wine cellar. 

The various gardens in the hotel are also a highlight to be mentioned. Adjoining the East House is the edible garden, a functioning herb garden where the chef picks up ingredients for the kitchen's daily use.

Other facilities include the sauna, swimming pool, fitness center and a massage room.

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Jerusalem, Israel

The American Colony Hotel is located in the Jerusalem Old City and is walking distance to the major sights and 5-minutes walk to the nearest Tram station. The journey from Ben Gurion International Airport to the hotel will takes about 45-minutes drive.

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