From brand name luxury Tel Aviv hotels and Jerusalem hotels like the Ritz Carlton and King David with chef quality hotel restaurants, to boutique hotels in Tel Aviv like the Montefiore or the Norman with incredible hotel bars and Israeli breakfast, Israel has some truly outstanding hospitality picks. Whether you plan on heading to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa or anywhere in between, here are the best hotels in Israel to rest your head at night - because after a day of shopping in Tel Aviv, sightseeing in Jerusalem, eating at the best Haifa restaurants and partying it up with Eilat's excellent nightlife, you can’t lay down just anywhere.
The top hotels in Israel
After a long day of touring the country, you’ll be grateful to rest your head at one of these essential hotels in Israel
Essential hotels in Israel
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.
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.
Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is located in Zikhron Ya‘aqov. Free WiFi access is available.Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. There is also a coffee machine. Featuring a spa bath, private bathroom also comes with a bath or a shower. Extras include a free minibar and both satellite and cable channels.At Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel you will find a spa and wellness centre, a restaurant and a fitness centre. The property offers free parking and luggage storage.The property is located 7 km from a sandy beach. Ben Gurion Airport is 65 km away.
Mamilla Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World features a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem's Old City. This stylish hotel was designed by architect Piero Lissoni and is 10 minutes’ walk from Jaffa Gate.The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, including the trendy Mirror Bar with live music and the seasonal brasserie with city views. Mamilla Café restaurant serves local specialities.Rooms at Hotel Mamilla are equipped with LCD TV, pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and modern-style décor. Some bathrooms feature a transparent glass wall that can be switched on and off.The modern Akasha Wellness Centre includes a spa and an indoor swimming pool. A sauna, fitness room and massages are also available on site.Set within the Mamilla shopping area, the property is a 20-minute walk from the Western Wall, while the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is 750 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 48 km from the Mamilla Hotel.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, 500 metres from the Jaffa Gate and Jerusalem's Old City, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is housed in a building whose design blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman motifs. It offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi.The rooms are air-conditioned and feature a smart 46'' LED TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels, a minibar and a coffee machine. The bathroom is equipped with both a bathtub and shower. Free toiletries, towels, linen, slippers and a bathrobe are included in the rate.The Palace Restaurant serves an Israeli buffet breakfast in the mornings. After noon it turns to a French Brasserie that offers various meat dishes. The King's Court is a gourmet restaurant and bar that serves Italian food.The Waldorf Astoria has a huge dividable ballroom, and next to it, a large foyer that can be used for cocktails and pre-function events.Upon check-in, all guests receive a personal tablet. The tablet can be used for checking the email, turning on the air conditioning and TV, as well as calling for room service.The Mamilla Shopping Mall is 250 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the hotel. The Waldorf Astoria has 12 Mercedes cars for picking up guests at the airport, which can also be rented.
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.
One of Jerusalem’s most famous hotels, the King David offers luxury décor, panoramic views and an outdoor pool. The spacious gardens overlook the Old City, a 15-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is provided.King David Hotel Jerusalem features air-conditioned rooms with LCD TV and marble bathrooms. Many rooms have views of the Old City and Mount Zion.Traditional Israeli food is served outdoors in the popular King's Garden restaurant, just one of Hotel King David's 4 dining facilities.A tennis court and a modern fitness centre are just some of King David's sport facilities. The outdoor swimming pool and children's pool are open during summer.Recommended by many travel-guide books and magazines, Hotel King David offers a central location. The Yemin Moshe neighbourhood and the Mamila Mall are a short walk away.
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.
With a unique location right in the middle of Carmel Forest, this luxury resort offers gourmet cuisine, extensive spa facilities and spacious rooms overlooking 15 acres of gardens and forest.Each room at Carmel Forest Spa Resort is air conditioned and features deluxe fabrics and designer furniture. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, a minibar and a flat-screen TV.Guests have a wide choice of activities including nature walks, aerobics, yoga and meditation. The spa offers a range of relaxing massages and therapies in over 28 treatment rooms. It also includes Turkish baths and saunas.Healthy food is very important at Carmel Forest Spa Resort by Isrotel Exclusive Collection. The restaurant serves a mix of international cuisine and Israeli Kosher specialities.With a peaceful forest location, the hotel is 15 km from the centre of Haifa. The nearest beaches are around 15 minutes away by car.
Set amidst vineyards on a peaceful countryside location, the Cramim by Isrotel Exclusive Collection has a 3000 m² spa area with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and 23 treatment rooms. You can enjoy wine tasting and tapas at the stylish wine bar. Cramim's elegant rooms have private balconies boasting views of the Jerusalem mountains. Air conditioning, minibar and flat-screen cable TV are standard equipment. Guests benefit from free access to the entire spa area, which also includes a hot tub, Turkish bath and a fitness centre. The à la carte Shiraz Restaurant serves various local and international specialities. Cakes, pastries and coffee are offered at the dairy lobby bar. The surrounding area is filled with vineyards and hiking trails. Segway excursions are possible within a 1 km radius. Cramim by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is 2 km from the town of Abu Gosh and 12 km from Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is 50 km away.