Tel Aviv is finally catching up with other cities in the number of chic boutique hotels. This is a welcome development, as the mainstream chain hotels in Tel Aviv are massive, old-fashioned and characterless buildings with poor service, catering mostly to tour groups. Many of the new boutique hotels are located in the historic core of the city in old buildings that have been renovated. Here are some recommendations:
On a quiet street close to the hip Neve Tzedek quarter, the design of the Brown Hotel Tel Aviv is a blend of “traditional gentlemen’s club” and 1970s glam. They took a 1950s bank building and created an intimate “private club” feel with dark wooden floors, leather couches and a library. They have 30 rooms that feature large beds, art work by local artists.
In Neve Tzedek. All suites have a kitchen, WiFi, washer-dryer, air conditioning (necessary in the steamy Tel Aviv summers), and flat screen TVs. Varsano is just a stone’s throw from the Susan Dallal Center where you can see many theatre and dance performances.
Alma Hotel & Lounge is a 15-room high-end boutique hotel located on the historic Yavne street, a few blocks from Rothschild Boulevard. Each room has its own unique eclectic design and the owners also operate three top restaurants in Tel Aviv: Herbert Samuel, Tapas 1 Ha’am and Yavne Montefiore.
Spread over six floors of this elegant recently-renovated Bauhaus-style property, The Diaghilev boasts 54 individually-furnished suites in proximity to many cafes and restaurants on Rothschild Boulevard.
Located at 71 Rothschild Boulevard, “The Rothschild” is all about comfort, intimacy and class, whether you are in Tel Aviv for a business trip or for pleasure. Conveniently situated in a renovated ‘International Style’ house built in 1934, “The Rothschild” offers 25 suites.
Hotel Berdichevsky is a new 23 room boutique hotel, located only a few steps from Rothschild Boulevard on a quiet street in the hear of Tel Aviv’s cultural center. Design is “classic European”.
More Mapplr articles about Tel Aviv: check out our reviews of other boutique hotels Tel Aviv