A day at the David Citadel Hotel
swimming pool may be on the pricier side but watching the play of light
on the Old City whilst floating in the water or relaxing on a decadent
deck chair is a unique and memorable experience.
The pool is
heated making it suitable for year-round use, but it’s still cool and
refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Umbrellas and large, luxurious towels
are provided at no extra cost, and drinks and light meals are on hand
from the Pool Grill Bar. Parents with toddlers will love the toddler
pool in a quiet corner and those looking for some blissful R&R will
love it too.Cost: Adult: NIS190 a day; Age 2 – 12: NIS110; Underage 2: freeOpening hours: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (summer) Address: 7 King David StreetPhone: (02) 621-1111Ramat Rachel
Surrounded by manicured lawns and other sports facilities, the Ramat Rachel Hotel
Swimming Pool makes a fun day out with the family. The hotel is
uniquely located on a kibbutz adjacent to the city, which lends the
swimming pool area a unique, laid-back and country-like atmosphere. The
pool is open long hours all week long and is loved by those looking for a
work-out as well as those who just want a little splash.Cost:
Adults: NIS70(Shabbat & holidays: NIS75); Pensioners, soldiers
& students:NIS60 (Shabbat & holidays: NIS65); Children age 2-10:
NIS50 (Shabbat & holidays: NIS55)Opening hours: 5:30 a.m. –9:45 p.m.Address: Kibbutz Ramat RachelPhone: (02) 670-2555Jerusalem Forest Pool
Zippori Center in the heart of the Jerusalem forest has a beautiful
outdoor swimming pool area that is surrounded by enchanting mountain
scenery. A perfect place to retreat to on a hot summer’s day, the
Jerusalem Forest Pool is easily accessible and is just minutes from
Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem.
The Pool offers a lap pool anda big
children’s pool, and has both separate sex and mixed swimming hours.
There are grassy areas at the side of the pool, a trampoline and a place
to buy drinks and snacks.Cost: Adults (regular): NIS50; Student, handicapped & senior citizens: NIS40; Age 1-3: NIS20; Age 3 – 12: NIS40Opening
hours: Mon – Sun: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sun, Tues and Wens:1:30 p.m. –6 p.m.
women only; Mon and Thurs: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. men only)Address: Zippori Center, JerusalemPhone: (02) 675-2911Dan Jerusalem
The Dan Jerusalem
on the slopes of Mount Scopus offers a large and well equipped spa and
wellness center with two pools – one outdoor (seasonal) and one heated
indoor pool. A day at the pool allows you the use of a number of
facilities – wet and dry saunas, several jacuzzis, a Turkish bath, and a
gym. Religious guests will be happy to know that there is a jacuzzi and
sauna only for women.Cost: NIS120 (NIS150 Fri and Sat); Ages: 3-12: NIS90 (Fri & Sat: NIS100)Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (weekdays); 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Fri and Sat)Address: 32 Lehi StreetPhone: (02) 533-1234American Colony
Usually only accessible to hotel guests, the stylish American Colony
Hotel is open to the public for the month of August as a special
promotion. The heated swimming pool was redesigned and rebuilt last
summer using the most advanced energy, filtration and water saving
technology and is made out of Jerusalem stone,lined with Italian glass
tiles and landscaped with waterfalls and hanging gardens.
out in neutral, cream-colored hues, the area is both chic and relaxed.
The price allows you access to the fitness center that overlooks the
garden and pool, as well as to the small sauna. Cost: Adults: $40 plus Vat; Children: $20 plus VatOpening hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.Address: 1 Louis Vincent StreetPhone: (02) 627-9777ITravelJerusalem.com is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.