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Best Hotels in Israel

Holy Land Luxury Hotels

So you got your tour guide and almost everything booked! But what are the best hotels in Israel?! Where should you stay to spend the ultimate vacation? So here giving you the latest fine hotels worth staying at while touring the Holy Land! 

Tel Aviv – Jaffa Area 

The Norman Luxury Hotel, Tel Aviv 

So if we talk about luxury in Tel Aviv, the Norman Hotel is the place to experience it! It´s important to mention it right at the start, the Norman is not cheap! But you get what you pay for! The location is great just off Rothschild Boulevard. Even valet parking is hard to find in Tel Aviv but they have it all! Moreover, the staff is outstanding and gives it all and truly from the heart. The hotel staff understands fully that they are committed to the best service possible. In other words, for the well-traveled and those that stayed in many top hotels all over the world; The Norman Hotel is for you! If you can afford it you should book the garden suite. 

‪The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv‬.

The former School of the Sisterhood of St Joseph and the 19th-century French hospital is today one of the best hotels in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. In spite of the slightly remote location from downtown Tel Aviv; it’s worth it! The British designer John Pawson combining forces with Israeli studio Ramy Gill Architects and Urban Designers made it a fabulous luxury hotel! Probably one of the best hotels in Israel! So don’t think about it much visit their website and book it! 

In the historic buildings, Pawson preserved the historic details and juxtaposed them with modern furnishings. Restored elements include stucco, stained glass windows, and stonework that dates back to the 12th century. For dining options, the hotel contains Italian restaurant Don Camillo and Jewish deli Golda’s Delicatessen. Both are located in the basement of the 19th-century building and feature original vaulted ceilings.

The Drisco – Jaffa’s First Luxury Hotel Comes to Life! 

Another hotel that is for sure one of the best hotels in Israel today is the Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv. The Hotel was the first-ever luxury hotel outside of old Jaffa. It operated between the years 1870 and 1940 and had 57 rooms. It is located in the historic American Colony that soon became known also as the German Colony. Moreover, the hotel is an important landmark in the development of Jaffa in the second half of the 19th century by being the first hotel outside of Jaffa’s city walls.

Later the Hotel in 1869 was then owned and operated by Ernst David Hardegg, son of Georg David Hardegg. It flourished and served both pilgrims and dignitaries who came to visit Palestine. Mark Twain was a guest during his time as well as Thomas Cook who reached a special arrangement with the hotel to house his guests and clients.

Following a huge investment and over a decade of intensive work led by architect and interior designer Ari Shaltiel, the hotel re-opened its doors in early 2018, presenting a unique blend of old-world elegance and modern, luxury comforts. No doubt is one of the best hotels in Israel. 

The Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv was named so in tribute to the Drisco brothers, who arrived on the shores of Jaffa over a century and a half ago, sharing a dream which never quite came to fruition.

The Sea of Galilee Area 

The Setai Sea of Galilee 

If you’re looking for a new luxury hotel right on the shores of the Sea of Galilee so the Setai Hotel should be on the top of your list of the best hotels in Israel.

Airy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines and minibars, plus sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Villas add living rooms, and balconies offering sea views, as well as hot tubs or private infinity pools. Room service is available.

Breakfast and loaner bikes are complimentary. There’s a bright restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and a chic lobby bar. There’s also an infinity pool and a spa with a 24-hour gym, an indoor pool, and Turkish baths.

Beresheet Hotel, Negev Desert 

So in the Negev Desert honestly I don’t think there is any other option but to stay at Beresheet hotel. Truly it is really the only option for those who wish to have the ultimate experience in Israel.

A vacation at the Beresheet ensures an extraordinary hospitality experience that encircles the highest standards of service; fine dining; a luxury spa; spacious rooms, a magnificent pool; and, of course, panoramic views of the incomparable desert landscape.

The Beresheet Hotel covers an unbelievable 50,000 square meters, with 111 guest villas spread across the property. All of the 39 ground-level rooms have their own private pool! While the upper rooms feature large balconies where guests can marvel at breathtaking views. You can put this outstanding hotel at the top of your list as one of the best hotels in Israel! 


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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