Tel Aviv’s first modern luxury hotel set the tone in the city with striking art works and installations.
Before the Royal Beach opened its doors, hotels in Tel Aviv tended to be more towards the traditional end of the design scale. With interiors conceived by the same designer as the race circuit-spanning YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi, you know that this beachfront retreat was created to make an impact. And an impact has certainly been made, particularly on the fourth floor where you’ll find one of the most striking hotel pools. It has a unique indoor-outdoor concept and makes the most of the spectacular sea views. The spa, restaurants and other public spaces are contemporary in style with eye-catching elements such as statement light fixtures, unique furnishings and avant-garde art works.
The rooms and suites continue the sophisticated style with clean lines, neutral tones and pops of colour. Some rooms overlook the city skyline while others have attention-grabbing beach and sea views. The main consideration here is if you want some outside space or more space within the room. The majority of the comfy and chic Bellavista Rooms have a balcony while the Studio Rooms and Large Studio Rooms have more space but no balcony. For a guaranteed balcony and a few added extras – including access to an exclusive lounge and free access to the spa (treatments are at an extra cost) – choose an Executive Room.
Each day begins with a traditional Israeli breakfast buffet (dairy products, eggs, hummus and salad are just a handful of the dishes you can expect) at the West Side restaurant. From here, you can head out into Tel Aviv – the open-air Carmel Market is just a five minute walk away and the city’s oldest neighbourhood outside of Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, is not far beyond that. Return to the hotel for some poolside time, a visit to the Carmel Forest Spa, a glass of fizz at R-Bar and more delicious local cuisine at West Side.
Across the road from Tel Aviv’s seafront Tayelet Boardwalk, 5 minutes from Carmel Market
Good to know
The swimming pool is open from April to November. Minimum stay: 3 nights 30 Mar-30 Nov and 22-31 Dec; 2 nights at all other times.
230 rooms and suites
• View the extensive art collection created by up-and-coming Israeli artists at the hotel’s digital gallery • Walk towards Tel Aviv Port along the Tayelet Boardwalk which hugs the beach for around 3 miles.
Restaurant, bar, pool bar (seasonal)
Breakfast at West Side Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge