The American Colony in JerusalemThe American Colony, the American Colony in the city, is indeed a luxury hotel and restaurant, which hosts diplomats, UN personnel and journalists from all over the world, but in fact it is one of the most spectacular buildings in Jerusalem.
There is a real charming corner, which includes Arab arches, painted ceilings, colorful stone floors and a pleasant European garden. During the Mandate period, Winston Churchill and General Allenby were guests of this hotel. It's easy to understand why. It is also pleasant to just stroll around the hotel corridors.
The cosmopolitan bar here once served as a wine cellar and was converted into a bar, offering a variety of intimate and cozy kiosks. On summer evenings he goes out to the patio, the cozy inner garden, with the old fountain outside.
Outside, the hotel's popular restaurant, Arabesque, also operates. You can eat Middle Eastern gourmet food here like the giant hummus-lamb dish, two of which can be quietly divided, as is the steak made of entrecote chunks. Both cost around $25 per serving.
TipsAll the waiters here speak English, so no need to break your teeth in broken Hebrew.