Best Boutique Hotel Rooms in Tel Aviv
1. Poli House by Brown Hotels – פולי האוס
The Poli House Boutique Hotel has a colorful history since it was built in 1934. It started as a commercial office building, served as the hidden printing press of Etzel (אצ”ל) during the British Mandate. Later on, it became the iconic “Naaley Pil” children’s shoe store. After years of neglect, the building has been restored and earned its fame and glory back.
This boutique hotel offers 40 city-savvy rooms and suites featuring exclusive designs by world-renowned architect Karim Rashid. The luxury rooms are equipped with a walk-in shower and rainfall showerhead, king or queen-size bed, work desk, complimentary minibar, free Wi-Fi, 40-inch flat-screen TV, sound system, and much more. The Poli House features two full-service treatment rooms for individual or couples spa treatments. However, the panoramic rooftop pool at the best location in Tel Aviv earns Poli House Hotel, its place as one of the best boutique hotels in Israel.
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2. The Norman – דה נורמן
This stunning luxury hotel is situated in two restored buildings close to Rothschild Boulevard. The design of The Norman takes you back to the beginning of the 20th century and incorporates elements of the original buildings. The Norman is a beautiful boutique hotel with a rooftop pool, fitness, and wellness centers. Free Wifi is available throughout the hotel. In the rooms, you’ll find a flat-screen TV, desk and a seating area. You can leave your hairdryer at home, the en suite bathrooms have it ready for you. The Norman Tel Aviv deserves a spot as one of the best boutique hotels in Israel thanks to its uniqueness. You can see an example of that at the art collection, which features works by leading contemporary Israeli artists with international reputations.
3. White Villa – ווייט וילה
Initially built in 1948, White Villa was home for a family of five. The villa has been recently restored to a luxury boutique hotel with 18 guest rooms. The facade stayed almost the same according to the city’s preservation regulations, and the newly designed interior gives the guest and intimate feeling of the private residence as it once was. Each room has a unique character with a vibrant mix of a clean contemporary design with nostalgic architectural details that reflect the past of White Villa Boutique Hotel.
The amenities include Egyptian cotton bed linens, rain showers and custom-made toiletries with the White Villa signature-scent. You’ll also find an espresso machine and Smart TV in each room. Some rooms offer direct access to the patio or a private terrace overlooking the quaint Ben Zion Boulevard. The location at the real heart of Tel Aviv gives White Villa its well-deserved spot as one of the best boutique hotels in Israel.
4. Hotel Montefiore – הוטל מונטפיורי
The owners of Hotel Montefiore calls it “an oasis of style”. They are not being arrogant, they are just telling the truth. Here you can find luxury and intimacy in a picturesque, Eclectic architecture-style boutique hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv. In just a few steps you’ll reach Rothschild Boulevard and many trendy restaurants and bars in Tel Aviv. Speaking of food, on the ground floor you’ll find the stunning restaurant of the hotel, serving clever and classic cocktails, as well as dishes that will make your mouth dancing.
The amenities include high-speed wireless internet access, flat screen TV, marble bathrooms with large showers, luxurious bathrobes, slippers and custom designed towels, Egyptian cotton sheets. Some rooms have a balcony with garden furniture. But what makes it uniques and gives Hotel Montefiore its spot as one of the best boutique hotels in Israel is the private book library in each room.
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Stunning Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem
5. Villa Brown – וילה בראון
Brown Hotels opened two stunning boutique hotels in Jerusalem. Villa Brown definitely deserves a space on any list of the best boutique hotels in Israel. The soothing rooftop spa offers a luxurious open-air jacuzzi, indulgent treatments, and other services. You can leave your thoughts and worries behind, just breath in the stunning views of the dome of the Ethiopian Church and the silhouette of the Jerusalem Hills on the horizon. Villa Brown is located in a renovated picturesque 19th-century villa in the heart of Jerusalem with 24 beautiful rooms and suites. The design was inspired by the Ottoman and British Mandate eras. The amenities here include a luxurious bathroom with complimentary slippers and bathrobe, flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, and minibar.
6. Orient – אוריינט
The German Colony is one of the most beautiful areas of Jerusalem. This prime location is walking distance from countless historic attractions, as well as cultural and touristic sites. The Old City and the Western Wall are just 3 km away. Orient is considerably large compared to most boutique hotels, but it’s 243 luxurious rooms and suites showcase an eclectic design. 39 of these rooms are housed in a restored 19th century Templer building, where guests feel like real VIPs with a personal concierge, private check-in and out, chef’s gift and much more. What makes it a great boutique hotel is the rooftop pool overlooking iconic landmarks in Jerusalem. There’s also an indoor pool on the spa floor near the gym, as well as saunas and Turkish hammam.
7. American Colony – אמריקן קולוני
The American Colony is a boutique hotel is located in a 130-year-old building that has served as a hotel for the past 80 years. Many changes were made to the structure and design over the years, but the local tradition and the vibrant Arab-Turkish design were preserved. Each of the three hotel wings has a unique style, designed in a different language related to the history of the hotel. The Swedish floor, for example, is characterized by bright colors and lots of woodwork. The American Colony Hotel hosts some of the best restaurants and bars in Jerusalem. Customers testify for the excellent cuisine and flawless service.
8. Gordonia Hotel – מלון גורדוניה
Located 16 km outside Jerusalem, in Maale Hachamisha, Gordonia Private Hotel gives you the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the city hectic life. This stunning boutique hotel is for adults only and will take you out from your reality to fulfill your dreams. The exclusive Gordonia hotel is situated 800 meters above sea level, so you can have a clear view of the Jerusalem hills. Its excellent location makes every sunset looking like it was painted just for the guests, and it will take your breath away. The amenities include access to either a private or a shared pool and are fitted with a satellite flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a minibar. In the bathroom, you’ll find bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Some of the rooms have a hot tub if you want to have extra pampering.
Boutique Hotel Rooms in Eilat and the South
9. Beresheet Hotel – מלון בראשית
The concept of the design was assimilation into the landscape, from the height of buildings and the materials to the smallest design details. This boutique hotel is actually a group of houses that don’t harm or threaten the existing topography and nature. The location of the hotel in the desert and the dramatic and breathtaking landscape give Beresheet Hotel its well-deserved title as one of the best boutique hotels in Israel. There’s no other boutique hotel in the desert area which allows the guests to experience nature in its original form.
10. Arava Land – ארץ ערבה
Arava Land Boutique Hotel opened in 2014 after ten years of construction. It is situated in an area of wadis and hills which make its suites the perfect place to isolate yourself from the world. The suites face the landscape of the Nahal Ashush Nature Reserve, and the design has influences from Morocco, East Africa, and the Sinai Peninsula. The courtyard of each suite has a heated pool and the magnificent views of the desert.
11. Herods Boutique Eilat – הרודס בוטיק אילת
Eilat has many hotels, but not too many boutique hotels compared to other parts of Israel. Herods Boutique earned its place at the best boutique hotels in Israel not because of its name, but thanks to the luxurious accommodation in a tranquil and intimate atmosphere. The hotel is located by the Red Sea with a private beach. Each room has a balcony where you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the New Lagoon and the Edom Mountains. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a spa bath, bathrobes, and slippers.
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Amazing Boutique Hotels in the North
12. The Scots Hotel
If you feel like eating well, relaxing in front of the Sea of Galilee and indulging in treatments, the northern boutique hotel is exactly what you are looking for. The original building was the first hospital in Tiberias, a beautiful basalt structure built in 1894. 40 years later, the Scottish Church decided to open a boutique hotel that would serve as a center of culture, faith, prosperity, and peace. The Scots Hotel offers its guests unique packages, such as the Culinary package, a Culture & Music Weekend, or the Sweet Indulging Spa package for two. No matter what package you choose, you’ll understand why the Scots Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Israel.
13. Villa Galilee
An impressive design, a mesmerizing view, and a relaxing atmosphere make Villa Galilee one of the best boutique hotels in Israel. You will have a peaceful and unforgettable experience. Located on Mount Canaan, Villa Galilee is a short drive from the historic city of Safed and Rosh Pinna. In the lobby, you can enjoy relaxing background music, and the spa center offers a variety of treatments, including a dry sauna. Villa Galilee is encircled by the sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, the Mediterranean Sea, forests, and mountains. The ancient city if Safed is within walking distance.