Israel is a unique country so we thought we’d put together this list of the most unique places to stay in Israel. All offer high quality accommodation, but a totally different experience to what you might expect to find in a typical hotel. Spread across the country, the key to being included in this list is that they offer something that you are likely never to forget. Here are some of the most unique places to stay in Israel.
Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
Who does not dream of swimming an award-winning pool with a breathtaking view over the desert? The five star Beresheet Hotel is set in a spectacular location, overlooking the ‘Makhtesh Ramon’, a unique geological feature of the Negev Desert. Its outdoor pool won the prize of “Coolest Pool in the World” by Travel Agent Central Magazine 2018“. But there are many other reasons to stay at Beresheet Hotel: the propriety consists of one hundred private villas, many of which featuring a private pool; the rooms spacious and luxury; the hotel offers a luxury spa, a gourmet restaurant and flawless service.
King David Hotel, Jerusalem
The King David is not just the most famous hotel in Jerusalem, it is a landmark. It is rare to find a hotel so filled with history, and here history is in full display: the many heads of state and celebrities who chose this hotel as their accommodation now adorn the walls in pictures, and the floors are paved with tiles carrying the signatures of these big names, from Barack Obama to the Dalai Lama. But the Kind David is not only fame. With beautifully decorated rooms, a stunning pool, a quiet garden, a 5-star level service and the proximity to the Old City, the hotel consistently ranks amongst the best hotels in the world.
Ein Gedi Hotel, Dead Sea
Ein Gedi Hotel was born originally as a kibbutz, and turned into a hotel in 2012. Ein Gedi Hotel offers deluxe rooms, a Synergy Spa, a restaurant, a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool, but the most unique feature is probably its location. In desert oasis of Ein Gedi, a short distance away from the Dead Sea, the hotel is surrounded by baobab trees, Bengal figs and the beautiful Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens, in a stark contrast with the bare desert background. St.George Monastery or Masada made for amazing day trips, followed by a dip in the Dead Sea and some spa relaxation at the hotel.
Mizpe Hayamim Spa Hotel, Rosh Pina
Mizpe Hayamim Spa Hotel is a beautiful resort near the towns of Rosh Pina and Safed. The rooms are opulent and fully-equipped, offering a scenic view on the Sea of Galilee and lush surroundings. Rich vegetation surrounds the resort, which boasts flower gardens, herb gardens, streams, organic milk production and organic vegetable garden to supply the in-house restaurant and bakery. The local hosts will be glad to show you around the farm or, if you prefer, to offer cosmetic services at the local spa.
The Setai, Sea of Galilee
The Setai Sea of Galilee consists of a spectacular collection of 158 villas, many of which feature a private pool or private outdoor jacuzzi, with views on Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. The hotel offers also a huge communal pool, a luxury SPA (the biggest in Northern Israel), a sophisticated restaurant and bar, a gym and a meeting/conference room. The Setai is a renown brand for luxury hotels, and this new propriety in the North of Israel is an unmissable gem.
Dave Gordon – Son of Brown Tel Aviv
Just five-minutes walk from Gordon Beach and three-minutes from Dizengoff shopping street, Dave Gordon – Son of a Brown Hotel is the quirkiest of Brown’s propreties, and our choice for a unique stay in Tel Aviv. The hotel is located in a preserved Bauhaus building and its interior design is truly captivating, as it’s funky, vintage-style, and at times slightly weird. Dave Gordon offers the same quality of the Brown family coupled with a fun, young atmosphere.