The Best Resorts in Israel

Infinity pools, spectacular spas and fresh Middle Eastern cuisine are part of the package at the best resorts in Israel
Infinity pools, spectacular spas and fresh Middle Eastern cuisine are part of the package at the best resorts in Israel | Courtesy of Beresheet Hotel / Expedia
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15 January 2021

Whether you’re a family seeking an easy-breezy week in the sun or a loved-up couple keen to pair buzzy urban nightlife with a stint on the beach, Israel nails the resort lifestyle. No matter where you choose – be it city, desert or even the Dead Sea – infinity pools, spectacular spas and fresh Middle Eastern cuisine are bound to be part of the package. Here’s our round up of some of the best resorts Israel has to offer.

Beresheet Hotel, Negev Desert

Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury
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Beresheet Hotel, Negev Desert
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At the edge of the Ramon Crater, in Israel’s sun-baked Negev Desert, the Beresheet offers proper remote luxury. Infinity pools – a full 39 of the ground-floor rooms have them – let you splash while soaking up the view of the inhospitable surrounding wilds. There’s a spa with a comprehensive list of pampering treatments to choose from. Grab a seat on the Rosemarine Restaurant terrace at breakfast and you’ll enjoy sweeping golden-hued landscapes with your morning shakshuka.
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Herods Dead Sea, Ein Bokek

Chain Hotel, Luxury, Resort
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Herods Dead Sea, Ein Bokek
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The Dead Sea delivers for both wellness-seekers and families, and Herods is a stylish, relaxed place to take it all in: think private beach space, aquamarine tones in rooms and multiple restaurants, bars and pools (including a sulphur one, especially beneficial for those with skin conditions). Grown ups, do make time for the spa, which includes a striking cream-stone hammam and hydrotherapy treatments to really help those shoulders unclench.
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Dan Accadia Hotel, Herzliya Pituach

Resort, Chain Hotel
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Dan Accadia Hotel, Herzliya Pituach
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Perched on a powdery west-facing beach, just 20 minutes to the north of Tel Aviv, this resort gives you the best of a city break with a spell of low-key relaxation. Built in the 1950s, Dan Accadia has been given a facelift with a choice of garden- or water-facing rooms bathed in the gentle tones of sand and sea. Intersperse dips in the pool with a beach buffet, then, come evening, uncork the Israeli wine as the sun sets above the waves.
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Hilton Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

Chain Hotel, Resort
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Hilton Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
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From top restaurants to scene-y beaches, Tel Aviv is the place for urban thrills in Israel – and the Hilton is right in the thick of the action. Hilton Beach, right outside the hotel, has a thriving gay scene, while surrounding Independence Park is a popular spot for watching the sun set. The best of the city, including restaurant-stuffed Carmel Market and the Bauhaus buildings near Rothschild Boulevard, is all within walking distance.
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Casa Nova – Boutique Hotel, Jaffa

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Casa Nova – Boutique Hotel, Jaffa
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Jaffa is one of the world’s oldest ports, and a stay in this stylish 17th-century house immerses you deeply in its ancient atmosphere. Enter from one of the city’s narrow, cobbled alleyways and you’ll discover a gorgeously styled array of suites with period features. A two-bedroom apartment with a fully equipped kitchen has a spectacular roof terrace with sweeping views out over the Mediterranean and neighbouring Tel Aviv.
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  • King David Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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    King David Jerusalem, Jerusalem
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    When celebrities or international leaders come to Jerusalem, they book into the King David: a luxurious stay in honey-coloured stone, complete with grand dining areas, a lounger-lined pool and rooms adorned with fresh flowers and books for thumbing. And, as you’re just 15 minutes’ walk from the old walled city core, there’s no limit to the time you can spend exploring world-famous sights such as the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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    Daniel Dead Sea Hotel, Dead Sea

    Chain Hotel, Resort
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    Daniel Dead Sea Hotel, Dead Sea
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    Why do we love this spot so? For the contemporary bedrooms splashed in sunshine-yellow, prettied with potted orchids; the poolside grill with rambling lawns, on which to enjoy creamy hummus or sizzling burgers; and the powdery beachfront. This family-friendly Dead Sea resort has all you need for a dream holiday in the sun. Children will enjoy the kids’ club, decked out with a video arcade, offering plenty of activities; parents can relax at the tranquil al fresco solarium.
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    Orient Hotel Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    Chain Hotel, Resort
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    Orient Hotel Jerusalem, Jerusalem
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    Who says a historic break in ancient Jerusalem can’t come with a little modern-day fun? Blessed with a sprawling rooftop pool, a decadent spa boasting over 70 treatments and cool, contemporary design, Orient Hotel brings a fresh vibe to balance out all that heavyweight sightseeing. Rooms come with brushed-copper-hued sinks and rainfall showers, not to mention, in some cases, balconies – all that and the fascinating old city core is 1km (0.6mi) away.
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    Orchid Eilat

    Resort, Hotel, Villa
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    Orchid Eliat
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    Famed for its brilliant beaches, Eilat is Israel’s finest Red Sea resort, home to Coral Beach, a diving hotspot. And the Orchid hotel, with its Thai inspiration, has all you need to make your stay memorable. Terraced rooms overlook the sparkling waters, while palm-lined villas have private plunge pools and enough space for the whole family to spread out in comfort. Top tip: be sure to rise early, and you’ll witness a spectacular sunrise over the surrounding mountains.
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    These recommendations were updated on January 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.