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The Best Boutique Hotels in Israel

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Updated: 19 December 2017

In recent years, Israel has witnessed a booming growth in its variety of boutique hotels, with new cosy and stylish options opening up around the country. Whether you are looking for a luxurious mountain retreat, an urban getaway or a beach resort, Israel’s got the answer.

Alegra Boutique Hotel

This charming boutique hotel, set in the heart of the picturesque Ein Karem neighbourhood, is a perfect combination of old and new Jerusalem. With 13 luxury suites, a chef restaurant, a spa, and a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem’s mountains, this is one of the most romantic hotels in Israel.

The Efendi Hotel

The Efendi Hotel is set in an old restored building in the heart of Acre’s old city, a historic walled port city in Northern Israel that has remained almost intact since the 12th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The boutique hotel is known for its remarkable design, combining the old and the new in each one of the 12 different luxury rooms, its one-of-a-kind spa, terrace, wine bar and dining hall. 

NEA Resort & People

The recently opened boutique hotel NEA provides a much-needed accommodation option for the ultimate Northern Israel getaway. This small hotel is intimate, stylish, fun and relaxing, a perfect choice for a quiet vacation with friends or a romantic getaway. It’s very good value for money and lies just half an hour north of Haifa.

Mamilla Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World

Design lovers will surely appreciate this gem of a hotel, located in the heart of the old town of Jerusalem. It provides the ultimate combination of modern, contemporary style and the traditional charm of the city and is one of the first luxury design hotels in Israel. With incredible comfort, an amazing location and spectacular views, along with a restaurant, wine bar, rooftop bar, Mirror Bar, and the luxurious Akasha Wellbeing Centre, Mamilla Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in the country.

Poli House by Brown Hotels

Designed by world-renowned Karim Rasheed, Poli House Hotel by Brown Hotels is an outstanding piece of design in the heart of Tel Aviv. While the rooftop bar is home to some of the city’s hottest parties, the location – on the beautiful Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian street – is perfect for exploring the best that this city has to offer. In short, the funky, lively and unique design and vibe in this hotel make it one of the trendiest boutique accommodations in Tel Aviv.

Beresheet Hotel

This luxury five-star complex may not be a boutique hotel per se, but Beresheet resort hotel, located in Ramon Crate in Southern Israel, provides one of the most relaxing and luxurious getaways you can get. Each of the hotels’ private suites offers spectacular desert views, large open rooms and even private pools.

The Norman Tel Aviv

One of Tel Aviv’s most-talked-about boutique hotels, the Norman offers an upscale, relaxing and cultural stay. The classy European design of the hotel is set in a restored 1920s building on Nachmani Street and is home to two of the city’s favourite fine-dining restaurants – Alena, a contemporary bistro, and the Tel Aviv branch of London’s Dinings – as well as the upscale Library Bar. This hotel is a perfect place to sit in the courtyard with a cup of coffee and indulge in a good book or some people-watching.