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The American Colony Hotel

The American Colony Hotel

The hotel's pleasant Courtyard Garden

The historic American Colony Hotel, a landmark retreat in the heart of Jerusalem, has been providing luxurious hospitality for more than 120 years.  With its classic Arabian architecture and elaborate furnishings this elegant boutique hotel prides itself in offering guests an enchanting ‘east-meets-west’ experience in a tranquil and romantic setting. Its lush gardens, world-class restaurants and old-world charm have earned the American Colony its distinguished reputation and the hotel has won a string of awards for its excellence, including being voted ”Best Hotel in the Middle East” for two consecutive years (2003-2004) by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

The American Colony is a member of the prestigious 'Leading Small Hotels of the World' collection.

There is a total of 86 rooms located in three separate buildings.

 Superior Rooms
Located primarily in the newer sections of the hotel. Recently refurbished to meet the most exacting standards, they all have electronic safes, hairdryer, interactive TV, cable with in-house video and Broadband Internet access. 

Prices for the itineraries featured on the World Discovery Website are based on this category of room.

The American Colony is proud of its reputation for haute cuisine, superb service and the ambience you will enjoy in each of the dining facilities.

The Arabesque
Continental and Arabic food is served, with a variety of frequently changing special dishes. Careful attention is paid to quality and freshness.

Val’s Brasserie Lounge
Val’s Brasserie is open from lunch through late dinner all year round. Situated beside the pool and the Cellar Bar, guests will enjoy favorite local dishes, continental specialties and quick snacks in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
Afternoon tea, a British classic, is served here daily from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with tea, variety of sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and fresh strawberries or English cake.

The Courtyard
This is the ‘heart’ of the American Colony Hotel, the famous, intimate courtyard where so many personalities have escaped the city to relax and where many films have been made. You will be captivated by the Turkish fountain and green tropical plants rustling gently in the breeze. Open when weather conditions permit, this is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Treat yourself to cocktails in this romantic garden while savouring the fragrance of fresh flowers.

The Cellar Bar
An intimate and relaxing retreat, combining all the amenities of a modern bar with the ambience of the 19th century East.   The Cellar Bar is still floored with the same warm pink stone that has been in place for the past 130 years.  An enchanting place for visitors and residents, and popular meeting ground for journalists from across the world.

The Lobby
Relax and enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Light refreshments are available.