Israel warmly welcomes tourists. That means that there are a myriad of hotels to choose from in the country – whether you’d like one located in a contemporary or a historic building – ranging from budget hotels and famous chains to luxury and boutique hotels. There is most certainly something for everybody’s taste and budget. We’ll focus here on some of the most unique and attention-grabbing hotels in Israel.
The Norman Tel Aviv
Situated in the center of Tel Aviv, the Norman Tel Aviv consists of two 1920s, brilliantly restored buildings at Nachmani Street, fusing the early 20th-century elements with the 21st-century technology and comfort. Between the buildings, you’ll find a wonderful, fragrant citrus garden. The hotel features a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a wellness area, free Wi-Fi, free use of bicycles, a free shuttle service to the beach, beautiful and comfortable rooms, and much more. It’s located just 200m from Rothschild Boulevard and just a walk away from Shenkin Street, the Independence Hall Museum, and Nachalat Benyamin Pedestrian Mall.
The Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
The Beresheet Hotel is beautifully situated on a cliff at the edge of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon. Its rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a balcony with the most amazing views. Some have a private pool too. Guests can relax in a wellness center and an outdoor pool, and rent bicycles and segways. The hotel is close to the Avdat archaeological site and Sde Boker, and it offers numerous desert activities, such as Jeep tours, camel rides, hiking, bicycle trips, rappelling, hot-air balloons, and much more. Also available are the Yeladudes kiddos club, and an interactive space for teenagers with advanced gaming and multimedia facilities. The hotel has two disabled-friendly rooms.
Cramim Resort & Spa by Isrotel Exclusive Collection, Judean Mountains
The modern Isrotel Cramim Hotel is situated in the peaceful wine region of the scenic Jerusalem hills, just 13km from Jerusalem and 40 minutes from Tel Aviv. The rooms combine contemporary style with ultimate comfort and unique features of the area. Guests can enjoy its superb Carmel Forest spa complex, which includes modern body, fascial, and beauty treatments, the unique grapevine treatment, Jacuzzis, and the solarium – all with a view of the beautiful rolling hills. The hotel also features a wine boutique, a fireplace, a bar with a DJ booth and contemporary music, snacks and wine tastings, etc.
The David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, the David Citadel Hotel has wonderfully designed and spacious suites and rooms, a large swimming pools, a free gym, a modern spa, year-round heated pool, exquisite banquet halls and reception rooms, a range of dining facilitates, and more – all with a lovely view of the Old City. The rooms have free Wi-Fi, bathrooms with both a bath and shower, an LCD TV, a pillow menu, and black-out curtains. The hotel is near numerous major attractions. It stands just opposite the Alrov Mamilla Avenue and is a walk away from the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Templers Boutique Hotel, Haifa
Situated in the most beautiful area of Haifa, in the historic German colony established in 1868 by the German Templers, the Templers Boutique Hotel is housed in a 19th-century building. It offers individually decorated rooms with air conditioning and whirlpool bathtubs. Some have a kitchenette, and all have a flat-screen TV and, of course, free Wi-Fi. The hotel is in the heart of Haifa’s German Colony, so you’ll have a wonderful time exploring the area. Other major attractions are also nearby, like the Bahá'í World Centre, with the Shrine of the Báb and the surrounding gardens, the view of which you can enjoy from the hotel as well.
Isrotel Yam Suf, Eilat
This hotel is situated by Eilat’s famous Coral Beach Nature Reserve, which makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and diving. Manta Diving Center is next to the hotel, while hotel guests enjoy special diving packages, such as introductory diving for all ages, day camps for kids, professional courses, etc. Also available are wonderful kids and adult pools, tasty food, comfortable rooms, various relaxing treatments at the hotel spa, free fitness room, free Wi-Fi, and more. The hotel is set in a quiet location, and it’s easy to get to Eilat city center from it, or go on day trips to the brilliant Timna Park, hike in the Eilat Mountains, and explore the Arava.
Palacio Domain Boutique Hotel, Safed
This charming and elegant hotel is located in the Galilee region, in the historical city of Safed, in the Artists’ Colony. As if that’s not amazing enough, it’s housed in the unique Palatial Mansion, superbly restored to the magnificence of the 12th-century palace it once was. Palacio Domain includes spacious lounges, a massage room, air-conditioned and brightly decorated suites with works of art on the walls, and much more. The hotel is near the art galleries and ancient synagogues of the Old City, and you can also explore the Galilee area, including Mount Hermon, Tiberias, and the Sea of Galilee.
Topics: Israel Travel