Choosing the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv is becoming more difficult every year. Now, in 2020, eight years after our first such article, over 50 boutique hotels have opened in Tel Aviv. Many of them are located in some of Tel Aviv’s greatest Bauhaus architectural gems, particularly in the White City and Neve Tzedek areas. The best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv vary in location, size, and price, but all have one common feature – they create their own idea of what hospitality is and offer an alternative to the mainstream. If you stay in one, there’s a good chance that you’ll never want to make the switch back!
Hotel Dave Gordon – Son of a Brown
Hotel Dave Gordon, “Son of a Brown” is a 27-room hotel near the Levinsky market. It’s a new, affordable hotel offering innovative design and has a perfect location is in one of Tel Aviv’s best neighborhoods, right next to Nachalat Binyamin Street and just between Rothschild Boulevard and Levinsky Market.
Nahalat Binyamin St 85, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Vera is one of the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Situated just steps off of the famous Rothschild Boulevard, the Vera Hotel is a testament of collaboration and design bringing together local designers in an innovative way. Along with the stylish hotel, guests are intended to experience a more local experience, connecting with shops, bars, and local brands. There is also a vending machine inside the lobby that offers guests locally made cocktails and drinks. The Vera boutique hotel is a mix of industrial style, keeping the charm of the original 1950s building and adjoining it with modern elements.
Lilienblum St 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The newest boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, The Drisco opened its doors in June 2018 in the American Colony neighborhood of Tel Aviv, just steps away from Yafo. The building itself dates back to 1866 and was once a hotel during the Ottoman Era. Today, it has been restored, yet it still maintains the charm by incorporating various decor elements, while paying homage to the Ottoman history. The hotel is built from limestone, showcasing original stone arches and carries these details throughout. The Drisco offers guests 42 rooms that are a fusion of Turkish and European details, providing a deluxe and intimate boutique hotel experience in Tel Aviv. Situated near many restaurants, shops, cafes, and the Beach, the Drisco is a great location for travelers looking to enjoy a little bit of everything.
Auerbach St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Shenkin Hotel is a centrally located hotel in Tel Aviv, right next to Shenkin Street, Carmel Market, and Nachalat Binyamin. This is the perfect hotel for people on a budget who are looking for a boutique hotel experience.
Brenner St 21, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Deborah Brown of the Brown Hotel chain will be opening its doors to guests in Spring 2021. The 90-room luxurious hotel is on Ben Yehuda street, steps away from Gordon beach, the beach to see and be seen at in Tel Aviv. The hotel will offer a breakfast cafe, a kosher high-end grill restaurant, a rooftop pool & terrace, and a spa and fitness center.
Ben Yehuda St 87, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Brown’s unique Bauhaus themed boutique hotel, The Theodor, is designed with the modern traveler in mind. Part of the Brown Hotel chain, the 34-room boutique is located in one of the hottest and most centralized streets of Tel Aviv, right on the corner of Herzl St. and Rothschild Blvd. Unwind with a good book in the hotel’s private garden and freshen up in your outdoor terrace shower. The hotel’s posh atmosphere and trendy bar & spa will give you the vacation you are looking for in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. The hotel is set to open in January 2020.
Herzl St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Perhaps the most distinguished boutique hotel in Tel Aviv is Hotel Montefiore. This is a sophisticated property with an air of quality throughout, set in the heart of the White City just a few steps from Rothschild Boulevard. When the Rolling Stones came to Tel Aviv it was at the Hotel Montefiore’s restaurant that they decided to dodge the limelight and spend an evening. In fact, the owners of Hotel Montefiore are some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurateurs, with four other restaurants which have reached the level of local institutions. The quality and high level of service are some of the key elements which separate Montefiore from its competitors.
Montefiore St 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Opened in 2014, The Norman was the first super-luxury boutique hotel in Tel Aviv. With its beautifully renovated 1920’s buildings and the charm of a by-gone era, this new hotel certainly did not disappoint. The first boutique hotel in the city to offer a swimming pool (this time, a rooftop pool), The Norman hosts two restaurants, one of which, Dinings Restaurant, is the Israeli sister of one of the most established eateries in London. Beautifully appointed and timelessly elegant, The Norman is a hotel that offers it all.
Nachmani St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Market House Hotel
Located just a few moments away from the Mediterranean Sea, the Market House Hotel is the first boutique hotel to open in the port of Jaffa. This charming hotel is set in a historic building which has been meticulously renovated. As the latest hotel from the Atlas group, guests can expect the usual Atlas hotel’s ‘happy hour’ every evening with free drinks and snacks for all guests to enjoy. For those looking for a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv that is in a comparably different location to all other boutique hotels, the Market House is an excellent choice.
Beit Eshel St 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Brown Beach House
While the White City area of Tel Aviv around Rothschild saw a huge wave of boutique hotel openings in recent years, the beachfront area barely saw any change away from the larger chain hotels which dominate the scene. That is, until the Brown Beach House, sister to the Brown TLV Hotel jumped in and introduced its rather gutsy design to brighten up the options in this area. This hotel is set in a unique new building which features a huge indoor atrium that is home to one of the city’s most interesting bars. With a fabulous spa, Brown Beach House has quickly become the hotel of choice for Tel Aviv’s beach area and is set to lead a wave of transformation to one of the city’s most underrated neighborhoods.
HaYarkon St 64, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Poli House
The Poli House hotel is a fun, futuristic hotel with a striking design that sets it apart from the rest. The hotel was the vision of architect Karim Rashid and boasts a beautiful rooftop pool with 360-degree views of Tel Aviv. Each room features a walk-in shower, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary minibar with yummy treats. The contemporary rooms boast bright colors mixed in with black and white furniture for added sophistication. And if you still have enough time after exploring the city, treat yourself to a luxury massage before plunging into the heated rooftop dinner.
Nahalat Binyamin St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo
This quaint boutique hotel is set in a classically renovated villa that dates back to the Bauhaus period. The rooms here take their influence from sophisticated Italian design with white and wooden décor. There are only 18 rooms in the property so guests will receive an attentive and intimate service. A charismatic spiral staircase acts as the spine of the building, taking guests up through the two-floor property. There is also a pretty porch where breakfast is served each morning and guests who stay on the ground floor will benefit from their own private terrace. The White Villa is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is just a short walk from the popular areas off Dizengoff Center and Rothschild Boulevard.
Ben Zion Boulevard 25, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Try a newer addition to Tel Aviv’s design hotel scene with a visit to the CUCU Hotel. Located directly on Dizengoff Street, when staying here guests can expect to experience the best of the city’s thriving nightlife. With popular restaurants, bars, and shops literally on your doorstep, you will have time to enjoy one of the hotel’s spa treatments which include fabulous options for couples. This hotel is all about Israeli contemporary design and the rooms reflect this with bold furniture and large open spaces. This hotel is dedicated to providing a chilled out place to stay – something that will be truly welcomed after a long day of sightseeing.
Dizengoff St 83, Tel Aviv-Yafo
A historical hotel in a historic neighborhood, the Nordoy Hotel dates back to 1925 and is nestled in Nachlat Binyamin, home to the popular local arts and craft market of the same name. As the longest-running hotel in Tel Aviv, the Nordoy is a destination hotel and a tourist site in its own right. To really make the most of this classic neighborhood, guests at the Nordoy can take in idyllic views of the area from the comfort of the trendy Rooftop Lounge with a specially crafted playlist of soothing sounds. There is also a spa, and the hotel is currently in the process of building a Jacuzzi for added relaxation. From the stylish Deluxe Room to the outstandingly impressive Penthouse Suite, every room has a unique interior and luxury toiletries from the Dead Sea. With such a big reputation, a stay in the Nordoy will be an experience in itself – so sit back and relax in this historic gem.
Nahalat Benyamin 27, Tel Aviv.
The A23 Boutique Hotel
The A23 Boutique Hotel is a Tel Aviv boutique hotel with a touch of Italian elegance and charm. Located on Arlozorov in the Old North part of the city, A23 Boutique Hotel is close to the Hilton beach and many surrounding restaurants and shops. Offering guests an intimate experience juxtaposed with the urban surroundings, A23 Boutique Hotel provides luxury rooms, as well as a restaurant and hotel bar, perfect for evening cocktails. A23 Boutique hotel also offers free bicycles for guests, making it easy to ride down to the beach or explore all that Tel Aviv has to offer. One of the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv in 2019, A23 Boutique also has a secret garden and a luxurious spa.
Arlozorov St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Margosa Hotel is a stylish hotel with funky designs and a vibrant location. This quaint boutique hotel is nestled in the popular area of Jaffa, close to the flea market where guests will find a range of local handmade products. The rooms at the Margosa are generous in size and include high-quality showers and baths. Jaffa is a popular area in Tel Aviv with plenty of historic sites, interesting shops, and a beautiful port. When staying at the Margosa, guests will not need to venture far to experience the best attractions in the city.
Avraham Even Shoshan 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Rothschild Hotel
Located on Tel Aviv’s swankiest street, The Rothschild Hotel is Tel Aviv’s first luxury boutique hotel. The hotel combines elegance and class and is even more environmentally friendly with most of the furniture built by local craftsmen. The location, in an iconic building on Rothschild, can’t be beat. The rooms are luxurious and eclectic.
Rothschild Blvd 96, Tel Aviv-Yafo
It is important to note that in Tel Aviv, the term ’boutique hotels’ has become widely used, to describe almost any small hotel, and not, as in much of the world, to describe a standard of hospitality and design. Our selection of the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv has, therefore, had to become more and more procedural as we have sought to ensure that only the most relevant, and deserving properties make the grade.
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