The coolest hotels in Israel

We know, there are A LOT! But these hotels are the coolest in the Middle East heat by a landslide

By Time Out Israel Writers
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While there are many things to do in Israel it is essential to cover all the bases and find a place to relax after a long day of travel. While the big hotel chains like the Carltons, Sheratons, and tons of anything-that-ends-in-tons are a safe bet when you visit Israel, sometimes you want to spice things up. These hotels in Israel offer funkier one-of-a-kind stays that truly have you feeling like you’re in a different world. From kick-ass hotels in Akko to boutique hotels in Tel Aviv, throw caution to the wind and live a little with the coolest places to stay in Israel.

Funky hotels in Israel worth a stay

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The Norman Tel Aviv

White City

The Norman Tel Aviv is a luxury hotel set in the centre of Tel Aviv, near the Rothschild Boulevard. It features a rooftop pool, fitness centre and a wellness area, Free WiFi access is available throughout the property. Guests enjoy free shuttle service to the beach. The Norman Tel Aviv is housed in two historic buildings that are restored to their unique architectural heritage. Offering city views, each room is elegantly appointed with a flat-screen TV, desk and a seating area. Other amenities include a Nespresso machine and air conditioning. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower and a hairdryer. At The Norman Tel Aviv you will find a bar, 24-hour room service, shared lounge area and a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage facilities. Free use of bicycles is offered, as well as valet service. The hotel is located 200 metres from Rothschild Street, 400 metres from Shenkin Street, 500 metres from Independence Hall Museum and 600 metres from Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair. Ben Gurion Airport is 12 km away.

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The Poli House Hotel

Shuk  HaCarmel

Offering a terrace with a rooftop pool and views of the city, The Poli House Hotel is located in Tel Aviv's Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair. The hotel has a spa centre and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All units are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Each comes with a private bathroom, which includes bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. The Poli House Hotel features free WiFi in all rooms. The hotel also offers room service and free use of bicycles. Shenkin Street is 50 metres from The Poli House Hotel, Designed by Karim Rashid, while Meir Park is a 5-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Ben Gurion Airport, 24 km from the property.

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The American Colony Hotel

East Jerusalem

With its swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, landscaped gardens and a high-tech fitness centre, The American Colony Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World offers a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city of Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel. Rooms at The American Colony are located in 4 buildings; the Main House, the East House, the Palm House and the Cow Byre. Luxurious and spacious rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV and Italian "Frette" bed linen. The modern bathrooms are equipped with designer amenities. You can enjoy a selection of international and local savoury products in the garden, in the bar and or in the patio. The hotel wellness centre includes an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and a well equipped fitness room. The business centre is at your disposal for free. The American Colony Hotel is less than 2 km from the Old City. The nearby light-rail can take you to Jerusalem's modern city centre. Free on-site parking is available.

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The Efendi Hotel

Acre

The luxurious Efendi Hotel features a beautiful terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the historic centre of Acre. Haifa is a 30-minute drive away. Only a 10-minute walk from the beach, this hotel is surrounded by picturesque alleys and is 100 metres from the promenade. The Jezzar Pasha Mosque is 200 metres away. Set in 2 buildings, rooms are all modern and air conditioned, and overlook the mountains and the sea. Each has free WiFi, and a living area with an LCD satellite TV and DVD player. The restaurant at Hotel Efendi specialises in fresh seafood and local recipes. A varied Israeli breakfast is served and includes eggs, salads, bread, and hot and cold drinks. A relaxing session in the Turkish bath or in the massage rooms is not to be missed.

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Beresheet Hotel

Mitzpe Ramon

The Beresheet Hotel is set on a cliff at the edge of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon. Featuring characteristic stone walls, it offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a balcony and panoramic views. The elegant rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker and a seating area. Some have a private pool. Bicycles and segways can be rented on site. The restaurant features large glass windows that offer lovely views of the surroundings. The property also features a wellness centre and a summer outdoor pool. Providing free private parking, The Beresheet Hotel By Isrotel Exclusive Collection is 22 km from Avdat Archaeological Site. Sde Boker is a 30-minute drive away. Two rooms are adapted for disabled persons.

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Brown Beach House

Tel Aviv City Center

Offering a spa and hot tub, Brown Beach House by Brown Hotels is located in Tel Aviv, 100 metres from the seafront. It has a Kosher café-restaurant, free WiFi and air-conditioned rooms and suites. Accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels.Some have terraces with Mediterranean or city views. Free bikes are provided. The Flamingo bar is popular with both guests and locals. Carmel Marketis 1 km from the property. The Bauhaus Foundation Museum is a 7-minute walk away.

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Hotel Montefiore

White City

Set in a 1920s White City building in Tel Aviv’s centre, the Montefiore is a unique design hotel with a Vietnamese fusion restaurant. It offers elegant rooms with an iPod docking station and original artwork. Featuring original Bauhaus architecture, Hotel Montefiore was Tel Aviv’s first boutique hotel. It provides a relaxed, informal atmosphere and free Wi-Fi throughout. Fitted with modern furnishings, rooms have luxurious bathrooms with soft bathrobes and slippers. Each room has an LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, together with a multilingual library and tea/coffee maker. An Israeli breakfast of eggs, vegetables and cheese is served daily. The restaurant serves a mix of French and oriental specialities, such as Tom Yum seafood casserole and their Tarte Tatin "Brasserie". Rothschild Boulevard is 200 metres from the hotel. A shuttle is available from/to Ben Gurion Airport, a 20-minute drive away.

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Alma Boutique Hotel

White City

Located in the heart of Tel Aviv's White City area, Alma Hotel and Lounge is next to the Rothschild Boulevard with numerous restaurants, shops and cafés. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The beach is a 15-minute walk away. The spacious rooms are individually decorated and feature a seating area and a private bathroom. Standard amenities include a flat-screen cable TV, iPod Docking Station and a minibar. Some come with a balcony. The Alma’s rooftop with a lounge area, where guests can also enjoy al fresco dining, invites to relax. A local bus stop can be found in the vicinity. The markets of Bezalel and Carmel are a 10-minute walk away. The Main Bus and Train Station are a 15-minute drive from the Alma Hotel and Lounge.

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Florentin House

Florentine

Located in the Florentin district in Tel Aviv, 600 metres from Suzanne Dellal Dance Show Centre, Neve Tzedek, Florentin House is a eco-friendly property with a restaurant, a shared lounge area with kitchen, and free WiFi throughout. 

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Villa Brown Jerusalem

Jerusalem City Center

Located in the Jerusalem City Centre district in Jerusalem, 1.5 km from Dome of the Rock, Villa Brown Jerusalem features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a sun terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Free use of bicycles is available at this hotel and the area is popular for cycling. Western Wall is 1.5 km from Villa Brown Jerusalem, while Church of All Nations is 1.8 km from the property. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km away.

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