The Efendi Hotel
Located on a picturesque street in the Old City of Akko (Acre) in Northwest Israel, this 12-room boutique hotel overlooks the Crusader Walls and the Mediterranean Sea. It comprises two houses – now joined together and meticulously restored – that were built on the site of ancient buildings from the sixth and 12th centuries and were transformed into palaces of Ottoman rulers in the 19th century. Although the rooms are modern, they retain the charm and features of the original structures. The rooms come fitted with king-size beds, marble-lined bathrooms and the finest linens. The hotel has a wine bar located in the building’s cellar and a restored 400-year-old Turkish hammam and spa.