One of the most stylish hotels in Tel Aviv which has been painstakingly restored over more than a decade.
At this Tel Aviv hot spot, the grand 19th-Century architecture of a historic French hospital meets a 21st-Century minimalist interior style. In the lobby, an excavated section of a 13th-Century wall built by the Crusaders sits side by side with a couple of Damien Hurst paintings and George Condo bronze sculptures, while in the exquisitely renovated (and deconsecrated) chapel – now a tres chic bar – light pours in through stained glass windows and statement Botolo chairs are the furnishings of choice. When it comes to design, the attention to detail here is second to none.
This is the sort of place that you’ll be eager to return to after a long day of exploration, whether to relax in the lobby over a game of backgammon, order a drink from The Chapel Bar or to retreat to the L. RAPHAEL Beauty Spa. This Swiss-based beauty brand has spas in world-class hotels in Cannes, New York and Beverly Hills so you know you’ll be in the best hands. There’s a delightful, tree-shaded courtyard surrounded on three sides by the historic neo-renaissance building and on one side by a newly-built wing where our featured rooms are located. The Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Sea View Rooms have a wonderfully calm atmosphere with neutral tones and a king-size bed that just invites you to fall back on, starfish style.
The hotel’s restaurant, Don Camillo, specialises in cuisine from a thousand or so miles away across the Mediterranean and was inspired by those celebrated Italian restaurants across the Atlantic in New York City. On warm summer nights, there’s nothing quite like dining on fresh dishes designed by Israeli chef, Roi Antebi, in The Jaffa’s candlelit courtyard. Staying with the New York influence but with more of a casual vibe, there’s Golda’s Deli where you can order dishes such as salmon and cream cheese bagels, cheese burgers and triple decker sandwiches.
In the heart of the port city of Jaffa, the oldest part of Tel Aviv, close to the waterfront and the famous flea market
Good to know
Minimum stay: 4 nights 19-27 Apr, 13-21 Oct and 21 Dec-01 Jan.
• Spend the evening at the popular Tel Aviv nightspot, The Chapel • Experience peace and tranquillity at the heart of the city while enjoying a treatment at L. RAPHAEL Beauty Spa*
• Explore the famous Jaffa Flea Market.
Restaurant, deli, lounge & bar
Breakfast at Don Camillo.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £109 • Breakfast and dinner at Don Camillo.
*Denotes local charge