Tel Aviv has been nicknamed the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ and the ‘City that Never Stops’; more and more tourists are flocking to this coastal city every year.
Tel Aviv is a foodie city and also a party city. It has a rich history, which you can explore through the local museums, galleries or by taking walking tours, don’t forget – it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The non-stop city has cultural events happening all the time, from concerts, to operas and festivals. There’s always something new and exciting going on.
Tel Aviv’s Boutique Hotel Trend
The boutique hotel trend started in the 1980s and it’s still going strong. After all, what better way is there to really get to know a city you’re vacationing in than by staying where the locals live?
Boutique hotels are by definition smaller than traditional large chain hotels, and usually only have between 10 and 100 rooms. These upscale hotels have a contemporary, individualistic look, and are uniquely designed to fit in with the local décor.
Most boutique hotels are contemporary, fun and quirky, which seems perfect for a city as quirky as Tel Aviv.
Boutique hotels are all the rage in Tel Aviv and you’ll find them scattered all over the hippest areas of the city. If you want to get a feel of life in the big city then a stay in one of the boutique hotels situated in the city’s different neighborhoods is the perfect way to do so. Prices of Tel Aviv boutique hotels span from about $190 – $740 a night, so be on the lookout for good deals.
Besides the convenient locations of Tel Aviv’s boutique hotels you’ll enjoy a high level of service at each hotel. Most of them offer fun extras like a spa, a rooftop terrace or even a swimming pool, and delicious local cuisine.
You’ll find some of Tel Aviv’s finest boutique hotels in different areas, some that are more touristy and others where a few years ago you would not have found many tourists at all.
The popular beachfront area boasts a few boutique hotels, as you’d expect, as does Old Jaffa. But, today you will also find these chic urban hotels in the heart of the city, in Rothschild and even in Dizengoff.
Here are a few examples of some of Tel Aviv’s most unique boutique hotels to show you what we mean:
Brown TLV Urban Hotel
The acclaimed Brown TLV Urban Hotel opened in 2010 and has become a landmark in Tel Aviv’s hospitality scene. Brown is the perfect hotel for business travelers and tourists alike. The retro chic hotel offers 30 stylish guestrooms, a spacious living room, a spa, a rooftop sundeck with an open-air Jacuzzi tub and an equipped boardroom.
Situated at the heart of this vibrant city, just a 10 minute walk from the beach, the Brown is the perfect location for the tourist who wants to get the most out of the city.
The hotel’s rooftop bar is considered one of the best in the city, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Market House Hotel
This gem truly captures the spirit of Old Jaffa.
An eclectic designed hotel that boasts 44 stylish bohemian rooms and serves a wonderful Israeli breakfast. The Market House Hotel is located next to the famous Jaffa Clock Tower and right opposite the Flea Market. It is built on the archaeological ruins of a Byzantine Chapel which can be seen through the glass floor of the hotel lobby.
A short walk will bring you to the beach, restaurants, and the Tachanah (Old Train Station complex). Don’t forget to spend a few hours in Jaffa’s flea market, you never know what treasures you’ll find there.
If you’re looking for a hotel with an arty vibe? Then look no further than the Vera.
Located in Tel Aviv’s hip Neve Tzedek neighborhood this 39 room haven is the perfect spot. The hotel offers guests a locavore Tel Aviv hospitality experience with artisanal amenities by local purveyors.
The Vera also has a spa, a rooftop sundeck and a buzzing bar. And, did we mention the free coffee and wine on tap? Need I say more?
Even if you don’t book a room at the Vera, stop by to see the amazing artisan work and check out the bar.
The Diaghilev Live Art Suites Hotel
The Diaghilev Live Art Suites Hotel is one of Tel Aviv’s most unique bohemian boutique hotels. Housed in a Bauhaus building that was built 1934 by architects Joseph and Ze’ev Berlin, and was previously used as the first printing house for the Israeli newspaper “Haaretz,” the building now serves as a hotel and art gallery.
Every room is bright and spacious with a view of the White City, but no two rooms are decorated alike in this fascinating building. Guests enjoy an outstanding cultural experience coupled with excellent personal service from the moment they check in.
Cinema Hotel – an Atlas Boutique Hotel
This quirky hotel is housed in an authentic 1930s Bauhaus building which was once home to one of Tel Aviv’s first movie theaters – the Esther Cinema.
The cinema underwent a total renovation and has been turned into one of Tel Aviv’s most interesting boutique hotels, the Cinema Hotel, with 83 spacious stylishly designed rooms.
The hotel refuses to part with its rich history, and this is apparent in its nostalgic décor and atmosphere; with displays of memorabilia all over the hotel. Guests can also enjoy screening of classic films, with popcorn, in the hotel lobby.
The hotel serves a delicious Israeli breakfast and complementary refreshments are served in the evening up on the rooftop and in the lounge.
The Cinema Hotel is located in one of the most well-known areas of Tel Aviv; right next to Dizengoff square with its famous fountain. On the bustling Dizengoff street, home to many of the city’s finest boutiques and restaurants, and Dizengoff Center.
In the heart of the city of Tel Aviv you will find the luxurious Hotel Montefiore.
Housed in a building that was previously a private residence this boutique hotel, located in one of the city’s trendiest areas has an amazing atmosphere and some say the most comfortable rooms in town. The hotel serves a delicious Israeli breakfast and has spacious, stylishly decorated rooms and a friendly staff. It’s no wonder this hotel has been voted a “best value for money” hotel by its guests.
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