Gay Jerusalem Jerusalem City Guide City Guides > Israel > Gay Jerusalem Jerusalem Curation by Jamie McGhee, words by Ian PackhamMuch of what is written about Jerusalem talks of division: political, ethnic, and religious. However, in many ways it’s better to speak, if not of unity, then of integration. Thousands of years of history are intertwined within the modern cityscape; religions have been brought together by the city’s sanctity to Jew, Christian, and Muslim adherents, and east and west not so much collide as envelop each other, with democracy and civil rights as important as the souqs and coffee houses. Conservative and orthodox it may be, but it’s also vibrant and liberal, as our Jerusalem travel guide will show. Jerusalem Pride has grown and grown since it was first staged in 2002, leading to an increase in gay-safe spaces, while homosexual relationships (if not gay marriage) have been legal since 1988. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in JerusalemWith an enviable position a short distance from both the new and old sections of the city, the five-star Inbal Jerusalem blends effortlessly into its surrounds through the use of traditional Jerusalem stone, while providing exquisitely modern facilities. In addition to an indoor and outdoor pool, there’s an impressive fitness centre and spa, while the spacious interiors and large windows douse the entire building with natural light throughout the day. As one of the city’s best-known hotels, the King David has sumptuous gardens with views to many of the most important Jerusalem points of interest, along with equally impressive interiors. It has an old-world charm – ornate ceilings, fine wood furniture, and gently-ageing oriental carpets – that matches the city perfectly. Contrasting the King David is the contemporary Mamilla Hotel, designed by Italian architectural maestro Piero Lissoni. Ten minutes from Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances into the Old City, it has a rooftop terrace boasting unmatched views over the area, and an airy and contemporary vibe throughout.To the north of the Old City, just over a mile from Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, Sergei Palace Hotel certainly lives up to its palatial name, and although some of the interior decoration may not be to everyone’s taste (ask to check out the kitsch religious iconography of the meeting room to see what we mean), the modern take on the traditional, and the spacious enclosed garden more than makeup for it. As modern as they come, Hotel Yehuda on the hills west of the historic centre is a great option for those seeking a little more tranquillity, while this family-friendly establishment also boasts a supervised children’s play area among its many facilities. The well-finished rooms pack in a lot, though the pièce de résistance has got to be the 25-metre outdoor pool. Photo: Cole KeisteriRecommended hotels in Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem The Inbal Jerusalem The Inbal Hotel is located in Jerusalem’s city centre, a short walk from both modern Jerusalem and the Old City. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the entire property. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Sergei Palace Hotel Featuring interior gardens, a restaurant and a bar, Sergei Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem, 1.7 km from the Dome of the Rock. Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout and air-conditioned rooms. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Mamilla Hotel Mamilla Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World features a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. This stylish hotel was designed by architect Piero Lissoni and is 10 minutes’ walk from Jaffa Gate. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Hotel Yehuda Hotel Yehuda is on Jerusalem’s Massuah hill slope and features elegantly furnished rooms and a semi-Olympic sized pool. Israeli buffet breakfast is included, set a 15-min drive from central Jerusalem. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem King David Hotel Jerusalem One of Jerusalem’s most famous hotels, the King David offers luxury décor, panoramic views and an outdoor pool. The spacious gardens overlook the Old City, a 15-minute walk away. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem Boasting an outdoor pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers, Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem is located 800 m away from the Old City and provides air-conditioned accommodation. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Jerusalem - Jerusalem Herbert Samuel Hotel Boasting a wellness centre with an indoor pool and sauna, Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem offers luxurious accommodation located just 800 m from Jerusalem Old City. Book on Booking.com Discover more places to stay like this in Jerusalem View on Booking.comPowered by Booking.comThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The perfect South Africa 2-week itinerary While it would take a lifetime to see this vast country’s wonders, two weeks is enough to pack in several diverse highlights of South Africa. Our two-week itinerary shed light on how you can pack exploration, serenity and pure bliss into your South Africa trip. 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