A beautiful weekend at the Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem
Did you ever have to set up a surprise birthday party for your best friend or for a close one ? It’s certainly the hardest thing to do, not because it’s hard but probably because you have to do it once a year, every year. So, about two months ago, I started to think about what I could do to surprise my best friend, Anat, on her birthday. A weekend in Europe ? A massage ? Birthday party ?
10 minutes were enough to understand that flying to Eilat from Tel Aviv was as expensive as flying to New York during Summer. YES. That’s exactly when I thought about Jerusalem and the many childhood visits that always gave me the taste for more, and reminded me that a 45min drive to this phenomenal city is enough… Here’s the plan: A peaceful weekend, from Thursday to Saturday evening, with my two best friends (and Reouven is staying at home, of course).Perfect to relax from the tiresome life routine and enjoy what the city has best to offer.
The Inbal Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem, in the Talbieh neighborhood which is in a walking distance of the city’s hottest attractions, excellent for those who prefer not to struggle with a car. Beautiful and quiet roads, trees and flowers, the Jerusalem Windmill and the views of the Old City are here for you. You can walk straight to the Mahane Yehuda Market, the Mamilla, the Old City and its wonderful secrets of history and culture, and all the trendy Jerusalem neighborhoods.
It doesn’t take more than one step at the entrance of the Inbal Hotel to feel its warm atmosphere. Service is the keyword and the staff is very nice and helpful. The interior design cares about details, and the spacious and cozy areas are decorated with floral arrangements that provide a fresh and welcoming look. Welcome.
We stayed in a Double Premium Room located in the new wing of the Hotel. A spacious, well-furnished bedroom with a huge and luxurious king-size bed, a two sinks bathroom, bath&shower, and a beautiful balcony offering a view over the Old City walls. We had the pleasure to find a few attentions for us such as a beautiful fruit plate, fresh cookies, pastries and even a beautiful and delicious birthday cake for Anat. For having stayed in a lot of different hotels around the world I can guarantee it didn’t happen a lot.
And the most important part : the breakfast. Absolutely the best I’ve ever had. A varied, rich, fresh and colorful food buffet. Salads, fresh vegetables, fruits, pastries, cakes and cookies and much more. At this point, I almost broke my diet. But it was totally worth it. From there I went to the pool, a large, pleasant, very clean and ideal location to relax for a few hours. The Inbal offers additional services such as a gym, a pampering spa and business lounge that allows guests a quiet, pleasant and comfortable corner to work. The lounge serves a dairy-eating buffet throughout the day and overlooks the old city’s landscapes.
This weekend was amazing and fast. We got back to Tel Aviv with a good enough reason to go back to Jerusalem. The hotel has risen above all expectations, the staff was prepared for all our requests, highly recommend !