Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and is visited by more 2.5 million people every year. Known as the ‘city that never sleeps’, it is home to a thriving nightlife that offers a diverse range of bars, clubs and restaurants that will keep you entertained until the early hours, or those who prefer a more relaxing experience can unwind on one of many award-winning beaches. Whatever your preference, all of the boutique hotels listed here guarantee a first-class service that will make you feel right at home.
1. The Diaghilev Live Art Boutique Hotel
Located in the heart of the White City, this a haven for art lovers who can feast their eyes on the hotel’s wide selection of handmade furniture, sculptures, paintings, and oriental rugs, and all of the items are created by independent artists and available for purchase. Guests can stay in one of 54 uniquely designed rooms which all feature an art collection from a local artist.
2. Cinema Hotel
Part of the Atlas Boutique Hotels franchise, this unique 82 room hotel is housed in an original Bauhaus style building overlooking Dizengoff Square and was originally home to the first movie theatre in Tel Aviv. Some of the original movie projectors and movie posters still line the spacious lobby which screens classic movies for guests to enjoy with complimentary popcorn.
3. Al Boutique Hotel
Nestled in the heart of Tel Aviv’s ‘Soho’ district, this stunning 1930s inspired hotel consists of only 10 suites, and its neutral colour palette and sophisticated décor make it the perfect retreat for both business and leisure. Run by an exceptional staff, Al Boutique Hotel offers a warm welcome and dedicated service that will keep guests coming back for many years.
4. Shalom Hotel and Relax
Despite the quirky name, this hotel has a relaxed ‘beach house’ vibe and is situated a mere 5 minute walk from the beach. Visitors can stay in one of the unique spa rooms which feature a hot tub facing the magnificent sea view, and all guests are treated to a 15 minute complementary massage on the sunroof terrace.
5. The Rothschild HotelPhoto: rothschild-hotel.co.il
For those wishing to soak up the history and culture of Israel, the Rothschild Hotel pays homage to Baron Edmond De Rothschild, a Zionist supporter who’s generous donations helped to create the State of Israel. This luxurious hotel is considered to be the finest in Tel Aviv, and its spacious premier rooms will impress even the most seasoned business traveller.
6. Townhouse Tel Aviv
Couples will enjoy staying in this elegant retreat located just a few steps from Rothschild Boulevard. Housed in a landmark 1930s building, the Townhouse offers a unique experience in any one of its 19 rooms, and guests can also make themselves at home in The Living Room which offers complementary tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day.
7. Brown TLV Urban HotelPhoto: browntlv.com
The ultra-trendy Brown TLV Hotel is Tel Aviv’s only hotel which holds the distinction of being a member of the Design Hotels brand and blends a lively urban style with all the amenities you can expect from a luxury hotel. Guests can party all night in the rooftop bar featuring an open-air Jacuzzi or unwind with a hot stone massage in the hotel spa.
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8. Hotel Montefiore
Located in one of the most beautiful spots in central Tel Aviv, Hotel Montefiore offers guests a luxurious experience in opulent surroundings. Each room contains a variety of gourmet snacks, private library, entertainment centre with free DVDs, and black marble bathrooms with custom-made bath products.
9. Hotel Berdichevsky
This stylish hotel is tucked away in a quiet side street in the centre of Tel Aviv, and the dark and sombre décor sets the tone for the guests’ experience. Hotel Berdichevsky provides a low-key escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and guests can seek sanctuary in the hotel’s stunning spa and sauna.
However you choose to spend your time in Tel Aviv, returning at the end of the day to a warm welcome and the genuine hospitality that can only be found in boutique hotels will make your experience all the more memorable, and the unparalleled level of service will keep you coming back year after year.