Nothing says vacation like a good pool. What could be better than gazing out at the beautiful blue Mediterranean or the pristine White City, drink in hand, from one of the city’s rooftop baths? Warmed in the winter and just right in the summer, here are the best hotels with the rooftop pools in Tel Aviv.
The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel is a classic five-star hotel in a high-rise tower overlooking Tel Aviv’s docks and the Mediterranean, only a few minutes from the beach. With all the great facilities you would expect from an international hotel, the Carlton stands out thanks to its amazing rooftop pool, which offers an unparalleled view of both the sea and the city. When visibility is good you can almost see the mountains of Jerusalem, and with a great restaurant in the hotel, you’ll barely want to leave.
Poli House by Brown Hotels
The newest and hottest of Tel Aviv’s already trendy boutique hotel scene, the Poli House was designed by so-called “starchitect” Karim Rashid. Located in the dead center of Tel Aviv yet somehow still only a few minutes from the beach, the Poli House is the hotel for those looking to experience the hipper side of the city. The cherry on top of this campy yet stylish hotel is its rooftop pool and bar, a great place for a summer splash and night cap.
The Norman Tel Aviv
Among the more prestigious of Tel Aviv’s boutique hotels, the Norman is a beauty. Located inside Tel Aviv’s Lev Ha’ir District, it sits on a green side street and square previously known only to locals. Home to one of the best brunches and bars in the city, the Norman’s style and finesse is outdone only by its neighboring suite-only hotel. It’s roof is home to a great pool that allows you to see the White City from above and from up close, while enjoying a world-class cocktail.
Alexander Tel Aviv Hotel
This is among the lesser-known of Tel Aviv’s international seaside hotels. The Alexander, in northern Tel Aviv, offers a great view of the sea as well as all the classic amenities fine hotels offer, from a great spa to in-room espressos. But the gem is its roof, with great posh breakfasts served for free and a pool with a view of both the city and the sea.
The flagship hotel of one of Israel’s most prominent hotel groups, the Isrotel Tower sits parallel to the sea and offers an upscale experience perfect for families and business-people. It’s just minutes from the beach and from the old center surrounding the Dizengoff Center Mall. In addition to a gym open around the clock, the hotel has a great rooftop pool overlooking the Mediterranean, which you’ll never forget.
Perched above Tel Aviv’s Marina, the Leonardo Art is an upscale hotel geared towards families, tourists and business travelers. There’s easy access to the beach and great room service, and the hotel’s roof offers a fine complimentary breakfast buffet and a large pool on which enjoy Tel Aviv’s famous sun.