I've stayed here several times and continue to like the property. Dining room staff really make you feel at home here. Newly renovated rooms on the 6th floor are very nice but each room is different even though they charge the same rates in a category; room 643 on the corner is really nice and costs the same as room 642 which is a fraction of its size and value. Food is excellent; gym is OK but nothing like the Mamila and Citadel down the street. They have two massage rooms with excellent therapists but could use a real spa considering the size and prestige of the hotel. Pool area is very good with a wading pool for the kids. There are no electrical outlets in the bathrooms on this newly renovated 6th floor and no dual voltage outlets so bring your adapter. Amazing how stupid the renovator was to leave this out and a perfect example of how things operate when you really don't have competition. Here you get a concierge who knows his stuff, a rarity in Israeli hotels. Be sure and ask for connecting rooms if you need them -- adjoining doesn't mean connecting here. The E-Dan discount doesn't apply to all food and beverage outlets in the hotel, such as the pool area. This is a hotel which will benefit from the coming competition by the Waldorf Astoria. Reservation department is more apt to say no than yes, especially at Dan Hotels central reservations, and don't expect that anything you put into the reservation record will be there unless you call the hotel directly. Hotel forces you to take a second room if you have any kids along with two parents and in a suite they also charge heftily for the kids making a club suite nonsensical; so this hotel can be very expensive for families with kids. We had a family suite in the Mamila Hotel for half the price. There a few family suites at this hotel but they were sold out when we were to be there. Also, meals in the dining room are outrageously expensive for kids so we just gave them room service for dinner and ate at the pool for lunches (very good, by the way) and skipped the buffets. Doesn't make sense to pay $100 a kid to bring them to lunch for them to eat pasta and jello. Over Passover it got difficult to find food for the kids in the hotel as the menus were limited but otherwise it's fine and within 2 hours of Passover ending, there was fresh bread and cakes in the coffee shop (pretty impressive!). When you exit the hotel, you will pay more for taxis because the ones that are there are pre-screened and waiting around for you so they want to be paid for that, but at least you know you are getting into a good taxi. Nevertheless, if you want the gardens and the grandest experience in Israel along with the old city wall view from your room all in one, you can't beat the King David.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC