Cool, chic and intimate hotel with a fantastic setting in Tel Aviv’s oldest neighbourhood.
The Market House Hotel, which sits behind a light sandstone façade that’s characteristic of Jaffa, is a unique spot full of charm and soul. With monochrome geometric prints, exposed pipework, marble-topped tables and dark wood features, the interiors wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel in the heart of New York City. What you wouldn’t find in the Big Apple however, are the remains of a Byzantine chapel which can be seen through glass floor panels: these are unmistakably from another age. The cool New York vibe continues into the rooms with light-washed panelling on the walls, beautifully kept parquet flooring and subway-style tiles in the bathroom. The Standard Rooms are cosy and have views
of the city skyline.
Each day begins with a full breakfast spread of Israeli favourites – fresh salads, hard and soft cheeses and fish such as smoked salmon and matjes herring – alongside more traditional pastries, bread and granola. You’re going to want to fuel up before you head out and explore Jaffa and its famous flea market, the adjoining neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek and the city’s Mediterranean-lapped beaches. The hotel has bikes that you can use for free, prefect if you want to take in a lot in a short space of time.
When you return to the hotel, grab a book and a coffee and sink into one of the inviting sofas or arm chairs in the lobby or on the mezzanine floor above. There’s also a daily happy hour (5-8pm; excluding Saturday) where local cheeses, fruits and wines are served. This is a truly special place to call home for a few days.
In the Old Jaffa part of Tel Aviv, close to the clock tower and flea market
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Market House Hotel is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 21st in the Top 25 Hotels in the Middle East category for 2020.
Good to know
Happy hour takes place Sunday-Friday.
• Browse the stalls and shops of Jaffa’s flea market • Take one of the hotel’s bikes and cycle along the waterfront to one of the city’s beaches.
Breakfast area in lobby
Breakfast in the lobby.
*Denotes local charge