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No visit to Israel is complete without spending time in the country’s most dazzling city – Tel Aviv.

Whether you just want to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea or take in some of the city’s history and culture, you’ll be surprised at just how much this small big city has to offer.

Tel Aviv is a city for all ages and all visitors; solo travelers, couples, families and business travelers will all enjoy themselves. Whether it’s discovering new foods, making new friends or just enjoying the many activities that always seem to be going on in the city; you’ll love making memories in Tel Aviv.

Visitors who have more expensive taste will find a large selection of luxury hotels in Tel Aviv, from the acclaimed Normal Hotel to the first luxury hotel to be built in the city, the Dan Tel Aviv, which has hosted celebrity guests, such as Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, U2, Lady Gaga and Sharon Stone.

These large, hotels offer discerning guests top notch service and are luxury sanctuaries in the middle of the bustling city. With inviting atmospheres and elegant designs guests in Tel Aviv’s luxury hotels enjoy unsurpassed service, superb cuisine and all the exceptional amenities that they could ask for.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a top destination that offers a wonderful mix of modernity, history and culture. This happening city is never dull; you can enjoy a lazy afternoon at the beach, get pampered at your hotel’s spa, spoil yourself with some shopping in one of the new designer shops or just wander the quirky streets exploring the city and discovering the markets, restaurants, and shops.

Tel Aviv is full of museums and galleries and you will almost always be able to catch a classical music, opera or ballet performance or visit an art exhibition. Known for its fabulous festivals, check out what’s on while you’re in town, whether you’re a music lover or a foodie you won’t want to miss a festival in Tel Aviv.

Tip: visit Tel Aviv’s famous artisan market on the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall or check out the design shops in the Hatachana complex (the old train station) to buy one of a kind gifts to take home.

Food and Drink

You will be spoilt for choice of excellent restaurants in Tel Aviv. Some of Israel’s most celebrated chefs have restaurants in the city. Here are a few of our favorites:

Taizu – Asia Terranean Kitchen, 23 Menachem Begin St. Chef Yuval Ben Neriah

Claro, 23 Ha’Arba’a St. Chef Ran Shmueli

Alena, the Norman Hotel, 25 Nakhmani St.

Location, location, location  

Most of Tel Aviv’s luxury hotels are located on the beachfront, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. These hotels are close to most of the city’s attractions, which are only a short walk away.

Jaffa, the historic Old City, is home to some of Tel Aviv’s newest luxury hotels. If you are looking to add some romance to your vacation, a stay in picturesque Old Jaffa is a must.  

Rothschild Boulevard is one of Tel Aviv’s iconic streets, it was one of the first to be built in the city. The street is lined with Bauhaus architecture with a mix of modern buildings. It is a major commercial center, where you will find restaurants, and even Tel Aviv’s main theater. This area has evolved over the last decade or so into one of the city’s most trendy areas, and it also houses some of Tel Aviv’s newer luxury hotels.  

Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Center, a complex of skyscrapers in the center of the city is also home to one of the city’s luxury hotels – Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center. Although this hotel is not located right on the sea shore, it does offer free shuttles to the beach.

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The following is just a small selection of Tel Aviv’s luxury hotels.

Norman Hotel Tel Aviv

Since opening its doors in 2014, the Normal Hotel has been named the best boutique hotel in the world. This elegant hotel is located right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of where ever you want to be.

The hotel is housed in two historic pre-Bauhaus Tel Aviv buildings on Nachmani St., one pale yellow and the other pale blue, which look much like the other buildings on the street until you enter the hotel lobby.

The Norman has a rooftop patio and infinity pool, a fitness center and a wellness area, and a selection of different sized rooms and suites.

5 Star hotel. Price Range: $632 – $1,260 (based on average rates for a standard room)

Dan Hotel Tel Aviv

Located on Tel Aviv’s seafront promenade, the Dan Tel Aviv was Tel Aviv’s first luxury hotel.

The hotel’s convenient locations allows visitors to walk to nearby shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spa. The Dan offers a lavish Israeli breakfast and its restaurant offers guests the best kosher culinary experience in the city.

Although a little on the old side, this hotel is a winner for location and excellent service.

5 Star hotel. Price Range: $232 – $602 (based on average rates for a standard room)

Royal Beach Tel Aviv

This luxurious hotel is part of the Israeli Isrotel Hotel chain.

Located right on the beachfront, the hotel houses 230 rooms and suites with fabulous views and stylish contemporary designs, each room type and size suitable for different visitors; business travelers, honeymooners, families.

The Royal Beach is located conveniently just a short walk away from the city’s main entertainment sites.

The hotel has a spa and a stunning outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the sea. It also has a large lobby with a bar, a wonderful kosher restaurant and a business lounge that offers a range of different office services, perfect for business travelers.

5+ star hotel. Price Range: $204 – $508 (based on average rates for a standard room)

Hilton Tel Aviv

Located in Tel Aviv’s Independence Park, on the shore of the beach named after the hotel, you’ll find the Hilton Tel Aviv.

The hotel has 560 spacious rooms with sea views. The Tel Aviv Hilton’s spa and wellness center features a well-equipped fitness room and various treatments and massages. The Hilton has a large, salt-water swimming pool for guest use. Guests have a choice of five first-class restaurants on site.

5 Star hotel. Price Range: $386 – $632 (based on average rates for a standard room)

This is just a small taste of the luxury hotels that Tel Aviv has to offer. Click here to see more luxury Tel Aviv hotels.