Israel is an exciting destination for visitors from all around the world. There is something for everyone from breathtaking views, to intriguing architecture, religious sites, archeological finds, and so much more. For those who wish to travel in luxury, Israel offers up some fantastic hotels that are on a par with the world’s best. Here are our picks from around the country. Israel is an exciting destination for visitors from all around the world. There is something for everyone from breathtaking views, to intriguing architecture, religious sites, archeological finds, and so much more. For those who wish to travel in luxury, Israel offers up some fantastic hotels that are on a par with the world’s best. Here are our picks from around the country.
The White City
Tel Aviv is the famed white city that never sleeps. It offers a fast-paced, energetic vibe, with an unsurpassable cosmopolitan feel. After painting the city red, you’ll want to come back to your hotel for some well-deserved relaxation.
The Norman Tel Aviv takes luxury to a new level and is ideally located in the heart of the city. The rooftop pool, wellness area, and fitness center will cater to your bodily needs while the beautiful architecture and elegant avant-garde suites with superb amenities and many perks, will do the rest.
The White Villa is also right in the heart of the city and offers extravagance at its best. Relax poolside, lap up luxury in your ultra-modern room with all the bells and whistles, and sip coffee while enjoying the breeze from your private balcony or patio. Step back in time at the Jaffa Hotel and feel the unique history of the Jaffa Port with its local flea market and amazing gastronomic scene. The hotel’s lavish design and generous amenities perfectly combine history with the ultra-modern.
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The Dead Sea is the ultimate destination for relaxing and getting away from the hectic pace of modern life. The focus is on chilling out, floating in the Dead Sea while getting the ultimate selfie, and having as many spa treatments as you can fit into your stay. Not for shopaholics or those who enjoy trying different restaurants. Most hotels have a private beach, indoor/outdoor pools, a superb restaurant, daily entertainment, and a focus on wellness and fitness. Though each also offers something unique.
The Daniel Dead Sea Hotel has workout classes including Zumba, Pilates, and Yoga, a restaurant and pub, and fantastic sea or mountain views from the deluxe rooms. The all-inclusive Leonardo Club Hotel Dead Sea is an elite hotel that is also family-friendly with a mini-water park for the kids – and for the parents, a 24/7 bar offering free drinks. At the Herods Dead Sea, you’ll love the sulfur and indoor pools, Turkish bath and hot tub in the spa area, panoramic sea views from your room, wellness amenities, and basketball and tennis courts. The whole nine yards.
Want a Kotel view? Five- star service? Boutique stay? These first-rate hotels have you covered. While in Jerusalem you’ll experience the amazing Old City, jostle your way through the lively market, sample local cuisine or dine at the finest restaurants, and feel the thriving nightlife. There’s nothing better than to end the day at an exclusive hotel with all the trimmings.
The Mamilla Hotel is a world-leading, stylish hotel with a panoramic rooftop view of The Old City. It’s a stone’s throw from the Jaffa Gate and other famed attractions. You’ll be treated to live music at the hip Mirror Bar, local specialties at the top restaurants, a wellness center, hi-end amenities in the modern luxury rooms (pure Egyptian cotton sheets), and everything else you can imagine to make your stay perfect.
Attention to detail and customer service reign supreme at the American Colony Hotel with its gourmet restaurants, swimming pool, hi-tech fitness center, a light rail to whisk you to the city, and luxurious rooms to welcome you on your return – did we mention the Italian bed linen?
Also extremely central is the David Citadel Hotel that offers a vast swimming pool, gym, wellness center, several restaurants, banqueting halls, and it’s a hop, skip and a jump to the Mamilla shopping area.
Into the Desert
Eilat is Israel’s beach resort town that is lined with hotels all competing for visitors coming for the all-year sun, vibrant nightlife, water sports, and impressive beaches. Some take the cake like the upmarket Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba Hotel. In this luxury hotel, you’ll find 480 rooms, a spa and gym, four restaurants, and a shopping mall.
Isrotel’s exclusive collection brings you the Royal Beach Eilat. With 353 rooms, each with a balcony, three pools and a private beach, you won’t be disappointed. Also from Isrotel is the unforgettable boutique hotel Agamim. Don’t miss a chance to stay in one of the ground floor suites which each have a secluded terrace with direct access to canals leading onto the pool.
For a unique all-inclusive experience, the U Coral Beach Club is beyond par. It’s a step back from the city center, offering a relaxing retreat with a private beach, five all-inclusive meals a day, fantastic entertainment for adults and kids, many sports and marine activities, and so much more.
Exploring the Galilee
Experience the galilee in style by including one, or more, of these de-luxe hotels in your itinerary. There is nothing more enjoyable than soaking up some of the most breathtaking scenery in Israel, and exploring unforgettable landmarks, and coming back to a luxurious place to rest. In the heart of the upper Galilee in the Biria Forest is the Bayit Bagalil – “Home in the Galilee.” This luxury 33 suite hotel is equipped with a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center, spa, basketball and tennis court, and a Galilean-style restaurant. If you book the 85-square-meter Villa Royal suite, you’ll have a private pool and Jacuzzi.
For a luxurious, intimate experience, the Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature has 184 unique rooms and suites with many extras from a sculpture garden to a nature trail. The hotel is built on the remnants of an Ottoman-era winter palace and is surrounded by springs, streams, a waterfall, a restored windmill, and a spice garden. Of course, there are all the trimmings you’d expect from a fine hotel from a wellness and sports center to a superb restaurant. It’s nice to know that the hotel has ecology in mind with recycling stations and food and equipment are donated to local welfare groups.
Pinhas and Gaston raises the bar if you’re seeking a heavenly vacation in the Western Galilee. This holiday estate has just four beautiful guesthouses with fully-equipped kitchens, carved-wood beds with down quilts, a private hot tub, a wooden deck with sea views, access to the pool, and many wonderful touches that will make you feel right at home. You can order a personal chef and pampering treatments too.
Israel doesn’t only offer an opportunity to explore its historical and religious gems, experience breathtaking views and famous archeological sites, but to stay in some of the world’s finest hotels to make your stay truly unforgettable.