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

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By Jennifer Greenberg |
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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.

Essential hotels in Israel

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Nachsholim Holiday Village Kibbutz Hotel

Nachsholim Holiday Village Kibbutz Hotel has a peaceful location on the beautiful seaside of Israel's Mediterranean coast. The property features a private beach area 30 metres from the main building. Parking is free.Accommodation comes with air conditioning, an LCD TV, and a fridge. All rooms are set on the ground floor, and have a patio with tables and chairs. The apartments are located near the beach.Nachsholim Holiday Village is 10 minutes' drive from Zichron Yaacov, and 25 minutes from Haifa.An Israeli buffet breakfast is available each morning at the restaurant on site. A grocery shop is located within walking distance.

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The Scots Hotel

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On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, The Scots Hotel is set in a historic building overlooking the Golan Heights. This former hospital is now a luxurious hotel with swimming pool.The Scots Hotel's rooms are divided between the old and the new wing. They are all air-conditioned and come with a fridge and a tea/coffee maker. Some rooms overlook the lake.You can tour The Scots with a guide who will tell you its long, fascinating history. There is also an art gallery on site.The Torrance restaurant serves rich gourmet food, including Galilee specialities. The wine cellar is stocked with local and international wines.

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Hotel Montefiore

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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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The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

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Featuring a rooftop swimming pool overlooking the ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is set at the Herzliya Marina right above Arena Shopping Centre. It offers elegant rooms, spa and wellness centre, free Wi-Fi, as well as various on-site restaurants and bars.All rooms feature a balcony with Mediterranean Sea views and a spacious marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower. Standard amenities include a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, a minibar and a safe. Some come with a living room.At the Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya guests can enjoy Herbert Samuel Restaurant serving urban Mediterranean kosher cuisine. The Lobby Lounge & Bar invites to relax and offers light food with fresh and innovative beverages. There is also the Rooftop Pool Bar & Lounge with Mezze Mediterranean food concept and signature cocktails.Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, ballroom, fitness centre, Turkish hamam and dry sauna. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding, windsurfing, yacht sailing and fishing.Herzliya Beach and industrial area of Herzliya with numerous restaurants and cafés are a 10-minutes walk away. Tel Aviv can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Herzliya Train Station is at a distance of 2.8 km.

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Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv by Isrotel Exclusive Collection

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Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is located on the Tayelet Boardwalk, between Hayarkon and Herbert Samuel Street. This modern and luxurious hotel offers an outdoor pool, an à-la-carte restaurant and bar, a Spa and Wellness Area, an Executive Lounge and a fitness centre. Wi-Fi is provided throughout.All rooms are luxuriously designed and fitted with top quality furniture. They all include a luxurious bathroom with free toiletries, a work area, an LCD TV with connection to Israeli and international channels, a minibar and seating area.The Hotel is home to the West Side Restaurant, a gourmet kosher restaurant, which serves both fish and meat dishes. A full Israeli breakfast buffet is served each morning, and includes pastries and bread, fish dishes, eggs and a selection of hot and cold beverages. The lobby bar offers kosher food and drinks.Room service is available 24 hours a day. Concierge service is also available.The Spa and Fitness Area offers saunas, massages and Turkish baths, while a fitness room is also available. Meeting and banquet facilities are available, as well as car rentals and a shuttle service.The hotel is set just 500 metres from the Carmel Market and Nachalat Binyamin Street Market. The Main Bus and Train Station is 3 km away, while the Ben Gurion Airport can be reached in 16 km.

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Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem

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Boasting a wellness centre with an indoor pool and sauna, Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem offers luxurious accommodation located just 800 metres from Jerusalem Old City. Guests enjoy a restaurant and free WiFi.All air-conditioned rooms and suites display elegant décor and flat-screen TVs. Junior suites feature a seating area with sofa.The Herbert Samuel Hotel's restaurant serves lunch and dinner, guests can also enjoy drinks at the bar. A continental breakfast is served daily.The wellness and spa centre comes with an indoor pool and sauna. Massages can be booked. Other facilities of the property include a business centre and free bike rental service.The Western Wall is 2 km from Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem, while the Great Synagogue is a 10-minute walk away.

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