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Address: 26 King David Street, Jerusalem 91002, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-569-2692

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Beautiful architecture and tasty food

We had dinner with some friends and business meeting there. Had a chance to walk around the Lobby, and see the inside, which is gorgeous. The food was middle eastern and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Gedera, Israel
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Gedera, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with some friends and business meeting there. Had a chance to walk around the Lobby, and see the inside, which is gorgeous. The food was middle eastern and authentic. Good portions and tasty. The background music was a bit loud.

Thank DavidZadok
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 686 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Jerusalem YMCA has beautiful mosaics and ceiling stencils...even in the pool area. It also has art on display and a lovely cafe on the terrace. The location is superior, right across from the Kind David Hotel, walking distance to the Mamilla mall and the Old City. You do not have to room at the YMCA to enjoy this location.

Thank Ann C
Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This YMCA is a lot more than an athletic club for men! It houses an inter-faith preschool, an auditorium for community events and a lot more. But most of all it is a modestly priced HOTEL and a fine RESTAURANT. The architecture and interior lobby are worth a visit in themselves. I rated it 4 stars because my room for... More 

Thank TravelerJohn2
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this amazing structure has had better days and needs millions to renovate to bring it up to standards expected by the best location in town across the road from King David Hotel. Everything is run down, nothing worse than the weight rooms and the lockers and the pools which are finished in commercial terms. The world YMCA seems to... More 

Thank Lenny W
Lisbon, Portugal
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The YMCA is a fantastic building from the same architect of the Empire State Building. It’s a Byzantine meets art deco style in a very well preserved space. Its also a very good option to stay in Jerusalem if you like old school hotels.

Jerusalem, Israel
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458 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Very prominent building on King David Street on the other side of King David Hotel,planed by the architect HARMON the architect of the Empire State Building in New York city,,down two cloisters,nice theater and the first public sweeming pool in Jerusalem,Opened in 1933 still very active with kind of blend between East and West

Thank airport2015
Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

YMCA Is One Of My Favorit "Warm" Hotels. So Modest but With a Huge Glory.The Ancient Toweris Facing Highly above King David Hotel / Street The Wonderful Lighted Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem . The Hotel Offers Splendid Spa / Country Club Attractions.

Thank Arik ISRAELIMOU... S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Used now as a hotel the bell tower of this building has a fabulous view of the city at a 360 degree circle. You can walk up or take the elevator 5 stories up. Just wear warm clothes, it's very windy and cold in the winter months, and just windy the rest of the year.

Thank VisitIsrael
western NY
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is directly across from the King David Hotel. From the outside, you would never think this was a YMCA. When you go inside, it's unbelievable. The lobby and reception areas are beautiful and well maintained. We had dinner there and were pleased with a reasonable and tasty meal. Don't miss it!

Thank imw
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

In the midst of the wave of terrorism we are suffering from in Israel, we were thrillled to be at the YMCA. The building is magnificent, the restaurant lovely and the atmosphere truly one of mutual understanding and tolerance, Jews and Arabs sitting together, working together and showing the world how it could actually happen.

Thank Gabriel L

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