As Tel Aviv is both a holiday resort and Israel’s leading business centre, there is a huge variety of accommodation options to choose from, ranging from boutique hotels to deluxe five-star establishments. All of the deluxe accommodation, with the exception of the Sheraton City Tower, which is in the business district of Ramat Gan, is on the coast. Hotels such as the Dan, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and the Hilton are right on the beach and a sea view room is recommended; the higher the floor, the better the view. Here are some of the best luxury hotels that the area has to offer.
Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv
One of the most instantly recognisable buildings in Tel Aviv, the Carlton Hotel towers over the marina and seafront. This glamorous Oceanside location treats guests to private beach access and a wide range of luxurious touches that are sure to impress. There are 258 rooms spread across fifteen floors and the best picks can be found on the upper floors, where there are huge suites to choose from complete with huge ocean facing balconies.
The Jaffa Hotel
Set in a former hospital and monastery, the Jaffa Hotel is steeped in rich history that can be seen in the dramatic architecture. This grand hotel boasts modern interiors that feature plenty of artistic touches, while the complex features a collection of elegant restaurants, cool cocktail bars and a tranquil pool area for guests to make use of. Luxury lovers can choose from the original rooms or the recently renovated offerings with their more modern décor, although all options are sure to impress. The emphasis is on relaxation and guests are treated to backgammon boards in their rooms and plenty of space.
The Setai Tel Aviv
History lovers are sure to be in their element in this grand establishment, which boasts more than nine hundred years of history. The Setai Tel Aviv started life as a notorious Ottoman prison and a stone-clad fortress and an Ottoman prison before being transformed into a luxurious five star urban retreat. This establishment is famous for its enticing rooftop swimming pool where guests can enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean while they splash around. There are 120 rooms and suites to choose from and the huge bathrooms are the real highlight as they feature LED partitions and impressive showers.
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Located conveniently close to many of Tel Aviv’s top attractions, Dan Panorama treats guests to an experience that they will never forget. As the name suggests, this elegant establishment treats guests to stunning views of the coast and the huge outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind. The buffet breakfast is another big highlight as it is simply huge and contains are staggering collection of treats that will set guests up for the day. Guests should make sure that they secure one of the south facing rooms so that they can enjoy stunning sunsets over the Mediterranean from their balcony.
The Norman Tel Aviv
With its bright and breezy character, the Norman is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Both classic and contemporary details infuse the establishment’s two restored pre-Bauhaus buildings, while there are also two reputable restaurants, a spa and an enchanting rooftop infinity pool. Each of the fifty rooms here is decorated in pastel tones and comes complete with a minibar stocked with a selection of gourmet treats as well as a Tivoli Bluetooth radio and iPad to make use of.
Brown Beach House Tel Aviv
Famous for being the first boutique hotel to grace the seafront in Tel Aviv, the Brown Beach House still attracts lovers of luxury from all over the world. There are forty rooms to choose from in total that feature an iconic black, white and yellow décor and first rate furnishings. For the optimum luxury, only the penthouse suite will do. Guests will have the chance to take in views of the beach and ocean from their own private hot tub and there will be no need to move a muscle as room service is provided while guests unwind in style.
The Poli House Tel Aviv
This stylish and very funky boutique hotel provides guests with a laid-back yet very luxurious stay in the very heart of Tel Aviv. Guests are treated to convenient access to a wide range of local attractions including Carmel Market, Rothschild Boulevard and the beach. There are forty different rooms for guests to choose from that are decorated in a black and white minimalistic style with splashes of colour thrown in for contrast. It is worth booking a session in the rooftop sauna for the view alone, while guests can also soak up the scenery from the waiting waters of one of the hot tubs.