On the verge of entering the list: Lear Sense, Gedera
Aria Hotel Eilat
Formerly the Meridian Hotel and now the Aria Hotel. The best of the six Astral Hotels With reasonable prices and great sea views. The pool is clean and can also be comfortably sampled in winter time.
Very good location, very courteous staff. As befits an Israeli hotel in Eilat, sometimes a bit crowded and the rooms did not get a design that will blow you away, but the food is tasty, the atmosphere is pleasant and the value for your money is good.
Isrotel Agamim Eilat
The first and not last representative of the Isrotel chain on the list. A notable attraction of the hotel is the lagoon-shaped swimming pool. In Isrotel Agamim it is called a tropical island. Other rooms allow direct access to this artificial but compelling paradise.
The prices of the rooms go according to the level of pampering, rooms with access to the pool ask for a higer price.
The hotel commits to a chill-out atmosphere and helps realizing it by organizing festivals and shows on the hotel grounds. About 0.2 mile from the Ace Mall in Eilat, with a lot of positive reviews and some options for vegans at meals.
Beresheet, Mitzpe Ramon
Comfort and cleanliness are two clauses that are not compromised in Beresheet, which also belongs to the Isrotel chain. The staff and the wonderful location also get a high score. Room prices are not for every budget.
The view to Mitzpe Ramon is worth mentioning and re-mentioning, the rooms are nice, each with a balcony and wildlife can reach as close as the rooms themselves.
When the design is so impressive, the small showers will not bother you. There are also rooms with a private pool that will add a few more steps to the level of pampering. In Beresheet, they demand payment in advance for almost everything, which is a bit of a pity, but overall, a hotel that easily entered our list of best hotels in Israel.
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Isrotel Kedma, Sde Boker
Another representative of the Isrotel chain was located just a few meters from Ben-Gurion’s hut. The chain has invested about NIS 120 million in the construction of the new hotel in order to attract Israeli and foreign tourists to the desert and also to boost tourism in the Negev.
Bicycle tours, 4X4 and night safaris are some of the activities the hotel offers in addition to spa services, a gym and a restaurant. The design of the hotel is following the ancient tradition of the Nabateans and the colours were picked to match the desert.
The hotel has 163 rooms, including a standard room with a balcony, a large family room with two toilets and a 47-square-meter suite with a balcony, a kitchenette and two toilets. There is also a spa suite and the largest is a family suite measuring 51 square meters (550 square feet)
Next to the old station complex in Jerusalem, a relatively new hotel located in the German Colony. A prominent attraction is the rooftop pool from which you can overlook the Old Town. There is also an indoor pool that usually offers a less crowded bathing experience.
The hotel’s facilities are modern, the elevators are comfortable and the various spaces in the hotel are well-kept, aesthetic and inviting. The breakfast and the beds both get positive scores. The rooms themselves are relatively large, with a shower and a bath inside a beautifully designed bathroom.
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
Addresses vacationers with a medium to high budget. Well located, next to the well-known and open shopping boulevard of Mamilla where you can walk during the pleasant hours and also not far from the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
As befits a hotel that takes the needs of its vacationers seriously, the spa area is upgraded and the swimming pool is indoor but well worth the visit.
The hotel boasts a bar and a roof terrace with a sunbathing area. You will also enjoy a great view towards the Old City of Jerusalem. The breakfast is superb and offers a wide variety of tastes. Refreshments and drinks are served at the lounge at no extra charge.
Quiet, clean and tidy hotel. Occasionally the hotel offers performances, yoga classes, Shabbat reception ceremonies and other activities.
Gordonia Maale ha’chamisha
One night at the Gordonia Suites Hotel in Ma’ale Hahamisha will cost you about NIS 6,000 per couple, but in return you will enter a private suite with an area of 65 square meters, a huge double bed, pool and personal Jacuzzi (in some suites), music system, treats and more.
The hotel, which is adults only, offers great breakfast and dinner that will not disappoint you even if you come with high expactations. The main idea there is less meat and more dairy or fish foods. There is also a living room like reception area that is a substitute for the regular lobby.
The view comes complete ready with Abu Ghosh on the horizon and the excellent air at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level.
Stay inn Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Stay Inn is a very colorful and happy hotel that invests not only in beauty but also in cleanliness, breakfast and comfort. In the not-too-distant past this was a hostel but as of today the Stay inn is marketed as a hotel. There are still signs from the happy days of the hostel, such as a dormitory room for women with four beds.
The extra rooms feel more like a regular hotel with names like Standard and Superior. There are double or family rooms and in all of them, as in the rest of the hotel, a lot of wow effect. The accessibility to recreation and leisure areas as well as to the holy sites of Jerusalem will not disappoint you and for those who still want to be pampered in the hotel, there is also a courtyard on the roof.
Especially suitable for tourists who want to vacation in Jerusalem but on a reasonable budget. Somewhere between a boutique hotel and a hostel with a lot of charm.
Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea is one of those hotels where extra care is taken to keep it clean. Along with the excellence in this section, breakfasts excell in a prominent way. The dining room is excellent and pleasant to eat in and it remains only to hope that you are not at the end of the queue for breakfast, which sometimes tends to lengthen.
As with other hotels in the Dead Sea apart from the standard pool there is also a sulfur pool and all the pools are clean and well maintained. The large pool also gets just the right amount of pool furniture, so there is no way you will go wandering without a place to sit. The shading in the pool is also good and allows for a more pleasant bathing in the afternoon.
Parking requires improvement but after you park you can refresh in one of the two bars, in the lobby or in the pool. We will also mention the gym and the proximity to the Dead Sea shopping centers. Very good hotel, even if not the best on this list.
The Vera Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Vera Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in Tel Aviv. An intimate boutique hotel with a lot of care being taken in the small details. The location, on Lilienblum Street, ensures maximum proximity to Rothschild Boulevard and Neve Tzedek. You can also walk to the Carmel market.
The hotel’s big surprise is a self-service, unlimited wine bar. With a glass of wine you can go up to the roof of the hotel and save yourself the search for seats in one of the bustling and busy entertainment areas of the city.
A Tel Aviv boutique hotel that will deeply impress you, even if you only come for one night. Do not expect a spectacular view from the windows, as such does not exist, but when you are right inside downtown, the view is most probably not the most important thing for you to enjoy your vacation.
Subsidized paid parking in the Rothschild 1 car park, very close to the hotel. Recommended more for couples and perhaps less relevant for families. Classic room, starting from 1,200 NIS per night and for a breakfast add 90 NIS.
Rothschild 22, Tel Aviv
The Rothschild Hotel 22 (part of the Fattal Hotel chain) is located in one of the most popular locations in Tel Aviv, a few minutes away from the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, Nahalat Binyamin, Sheinkin Street and is surrounded by a variety of cafes and restaurants.
In the rooms, autonomous air conditioning, a large 48-inch TV, a large shower and also L’occiatane scented soaps. We will also mention the right choice of pleasant colors in the rooms and the large window facing the sea (in the rooms that offer a sea view). The Rothschild 22 elevators, which are new and fast and will not delay you in moving from the parking lot to the hotel lobby, are also an advantage.
The hotel offers on-site parking for an additional fee and if you do not want to spend much of your holiday looking for a free parking space, you should take advantage of this option.
In terms of room types, a double boutique room with an area of sixteen square meters including breakfast is offered to guests at a price of 730 shekels per night, a double deluxe room in an area of 23 square meters, priced from 800 NIS, an executive room starting at 1,000 shekels and a club room with sea views starting from one thousand and one hundred shekels.
Lighthouse, Tel Aviv
Adjacent to the Jerusalem beach and the promenade of Tel Aviv is the Lighthouse Hotel in the historic lighthouse building, whose lobby is located where EL AL offices used to operate. Lighthouse’s restaurant also replaces what was once a Tel Aviv nightclub. On the roof is a Sky Bar that offers a nightlife scene for hotel vacationers and guests.
The rooms are large, even compared to other hotels in the city and the beds are Queen or King. Aside from a standard TV, Marshall speakers will help you produce a perfect sound. 12 of the rooms in the lighthouse offer larger balconies and an additional Jacuzzi and another 12 are suites that have a separate living room. Only some of the rooms face the sea while others will allow you to enjoy the cityscape of Tel Aviv.
Drisco Tel Aviv
The Drisco Hotel is located in a building that was allocated for conservation and offers an enhanced Tel Aviv urban experience. Upon arrival you will realize that you have come to the right place. The staff will treat you with a lot of respect and also offer a drink, until check-in is complete. Apart from the beauty and aesthetics of the hotel from the outside, the rooms have also received special treatment and you will witness a lot of care that was put in details alongside comfort and practicality. For the benefit of breeze and atmosphere lovers there is a roof terrace with a promising view.
The breakfast is no less than excellent, and to this you can add the staff and the service level which is one of the best in Israel. A successful link between a historical place and a sense of the here and now. The marketing line that Drisco boasts, one of the leading hotels in the world is a little too boastful but it is still an excellent hotel with a very good numerical ratio of staff to guests and overall a sense of pampering that local and international tourists who come to Drisco know to appreciate.
Some accommodation places have learned to offer a level of cleanliness which is above average or even well above average and Hotel Saul is one of them. The rooms are luxurious, but more importantly the location of the hotel, right in the middle of the city. A few minutes walk from Meir Garden and close to endless attractions. You can park in a nearby parking lot for NIS 55 per day.
You can have breakfast at the hotel’s café downstairs. In addition, there is a special area for coffee and snacks, and a beautiful roof awaits upstairs. On the way to the sea you will get beach towels and you can also rent a bike. The staff is courteous and will answer every request.
There is no lobby nor Jacuzzi in the public space of the hotel, but for a city break Hotel, Saul provides full value.
Sam & Blondie
Located in a historic building that has been renovated and maintained, at 20 Sheinkin Street in Tel Aviv, Sam & Blondie offers you four types of rooms: a deluxe room, a deluxe room with a balcony, a studio and a studio with a terrace. This is a beautiful hotel that apart from the great location allows you to enjoy a lot of space and comfort. The hotel staff is very helpful and breakfast can be eaten in a cafe next to the hotel or in the cafe opposite.
The balconies of the Sam & Blondie are not large and there is no separation between them so you will not have much privacy there, but you can hide behind the pots or concentrate mainly on the interior design of the rooms, their cleanliness and fittings. They will not disappoint you for a moment. On the roof there is a Jacuzzi with umbrellas and deck chairs and in the lobby a coffee machine and cookies are waiting for you.
Very suitable for those who must have their vacation right in the middle of Tel Aviv but want to do it in a prestigious atmosphere, and against a very Israeli background.
Alma, Zichron Yaacov
Many years ago it was a convalescent home and today, a hotel and a renewed cultural center where you can go on a guided morning tour following the artwork scattered throughout the hotel.
The hotel has two pools, one indoor, one outdoors and a spa. The target audience of the hotel is more prone to adulthood but of course there are also families and couples looking for romance and all together can enjoy spectacular sunsets facing the sea.
The rooms are pampering and relaxing, inspired by the hotel’s artistic line. Guests receive robes and flip-flops as befits a hotel that also beckons in the niche of boutique hotels. From time to time, artist workshops are also held. like wine workshop with tastings.
Donna Kassel, Tiberias
A no-children hotel that will throw you into an atmosphere of a dream and not necessarily because it is for adults only, more because it is located inside an ancient fortress. When you stay in a 450-year-old building, it does not feel anything like a room that was designed on the computer in an architects’ office, but rather like a deeper and more authentic experience.
Helping to boost the experience are the meals that you will dine on the roof of the castle, with a view of the Sea of Galilee and Mount Hermon. Expect colorful dreams on the first night here.
This is not a big hotel, but everyone who comes in here gets VIP treatment. You should take a room with a balcony and of course, do not forget to take lots of pictures. Donna Castle has no pool, but as a guest you will receive a voucher entry to the pool of the Scottish Hotel which is just across the road and is also the next hotel on our list.
The Scottish Hotel, Tiberias
The Scottish Hotel in Tiberias will remind you of a castle in Europe. The rooms are large and some are very unique. The beds and the bathroom all come in big sizes, but the greatness of the place is not only in the dimensions but also in the building itself, in the food, the service and the general atmosphere. You should know before booking a holiday at the Scottish Hotel that the hotel is built on a slope so the stairs have to be used to go up and down. The climb and descent add interest but there are those for whom this may be a burden.
An impressive, well-designed and clean hotel with lots of greenery and lovely corners. The staff is very kind and helpful and may even surprise you with chocolates in the room. We mentioned the food, so not only does breakfast excel but also dinner.
The Scottish Hotel is housed in ancient buildings (there are several wings) and these have a lot of history. You can hear the story of the place with a guide on a special tour around the hotel.
The price is not for every budget and if you are a tub lover you should know that using it involves an additional fee, but other than that, you will probably have no complaints.
A well-known and popular hotel that enjoys an organic farm with a dairy center and growing fields. There is also a shop for buying fresh produce straight from the ground. The hotel’s spa also uses plants and olive oil from the organic farm. Another attraction that can not be found in spa hotels in the center, is a gallery with artists who work on jewelry and ceramics.
The hotel has a vegetarian restaurant and another more traditional one, both under the supervision of the Safed rabbinate. Other kosher restaurants are not far from the hotel. The observatory has undergone a major renovation and today vacationers can enjoy spacious rooms. Peace, quiet and of course a great view. The staff is courteous and meets the requirements of the vacationers, for the most part.
You should try the tour of the spice garden and if you have money left over in your budget, also take a cheap smoothie by the pool.
The Effendi Hotel, Acre
A boutique hotel recommended for couples with a strict adherence to the cleanliness and services of the staff. A little expensive, but the atmosphere and the designed rooms with a sitting area, a balcony, a bath, a shower, a coffee machine, a minibar and even dates, will try to make you forget about the price. Breakfast is superior in comparison with breakfasts in some other boutique hotels.
The gap between the beauty of the hotel and parts of the city of Acre itself may be noticeable during the holiday but the hotel is not alienated from the city as it is housed in an ancient structure that has been carefully restored.
A great view of the Mediterranean Sea awaits you from the roof of the Effendi Hotel and outside, to complete the atmosphere, quite a few stray cats.
The hotel has 12 rooms without balconies and an observation deck overlooking the sea. The hotel does not have a kosher certificate but Effendi says that they prepare food from kosher products.
The hotel was renovated lately.
The village on the Cliff
Not a standard hotel but a collection of luxurious tents called in professional language yurts. In each yurt you will find everything you need for a hotel-level vacation. Toilet, shower, air conditioning and additional complementary equipment. The mattresses inside the yurts are comfortable.
In the center of the hotel complex, a shared kitchen with all the necessary equipment and even more. A surprising combination of hospitality, cleanliness and natural scenery. Recommended for families with children especially due to the unlimited space. The pleasant air will not disappoint you even on summer evenings.
In conclusion, a vacation that is something between camping and a hotel pampering.
The village on the Cliff is in Givat Yoav, east of the Sea of Galilee.
Lear Sense, Gedera
Tzachi Tzuk is the owner of the surprising hotel in an equally surprising location. It is not easy to set up a hotel south of the large hotel ring of Tel aviv. In this case, the bold bet was successful and this boutique hotel is making its way up to the top of the rankings. With a strong emphasis on comfort as well as originality, the Lear Sense Hotel has managed to create a compelling hospitality experience that focuses on the five senses. This is not just a marketing ploy but a hosting philosophy that makes sure guests enjoy it as much as possible.
On the roof of the hotel is a pool that is not large but compensates, among other things, thanks to the adjacent bar. There is also a wine room, a chef’s restaurant called Aberto that is suitable for sophisticated dinners, a not very sophisticated gym and a spa that bears the interesting name, Shia.
A well-designed hotel that invests a lot of thought not only in how it looks but also in how it feels (the beds are comfortable and large). A variety of room types are offered to Lear Sense guests, including garden rooms and suites.
Price per night, from 900 NIS to 1,500 NIS for the luxury loft. Prices of course may vary depending on the season.