Feeling lucky? You will be when you check into this horseshoe-shaped hotel (designed by architect Moshe Safdie of Yad Vashem fame). It is filled with every luxury imaginable and lies just a short stroll from the Old City. Rooms are opulent in the extreme, large and bright and outfitted with Fendi furnishings and superbly comfortable beds swathed in Frette linens. Almost all have balconies, many with dramatic views. The pampering continues in the hotel’s award-winning spa; at its many inventive restaurants (which include the fabulous Scala as well as a kosher sushi bar); and in each and every interaction with the staff, a group of menches (Yiddish for “good people”) who bend over backward to make sure that all requests are accommodated. This may sound like an adults-only type of place, but the Citadel is wonderfully family-friendly, thanks to those large rooms (with alcove rooms, for those sharing digs with their kids); the hotel’s large, all-season, heated pool; and its dedicated, whimsical, and well-equipped playroom.
- Frommer's Staff