Must see hotels in Israel

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    Lishansky Since 1936

    Built in the Bauhaus style in 1936 by the family of a famous WWI spy, this place retains its original architecture, interior design and furnishings. The…

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    Villa Carmel

    Gramophones and antiques set the nostalgic tone of this one-of-a-kind hotel. Rooms feature a tasteful mix of original art, dangling clocks, fleur-de-lis…

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    Shkedi’s Camplodge

    A wonderful place to linger for a couple of days, this desert retreat is especially enchanting at night, when owner Gil Shkedi and his guests hang out…

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    Fauzi Azar Inn

    Hidden away in a gorgeous, two-century-old stone house in the Old City, this place has oodles of charm – and so do the staff. The 14 rooms are simple but…

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    Villa Tehila

    At this fabulous B&B, 19th-century stone courtyards shelter bubbling fountains, glittering fairy lights, stained glass and a veritable menagerie – llamas…

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    Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel

    This delightful low-rise campus, lushly planted with exotic trees and plants (including two immense baobab trees), offers a luxurious on-site spa and a…

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    Genghis Khan in the Golan

    Hosts Sara and Bentzi Zafrir offer the warmest of welcomes and a fantastic independent-travel vibe here. Inspired by the yurts (gers) used by the nomads…

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    Abraham Hostel

    This mammoth hostel is one of the best places to meet other travellers, and it has some of the cleanest and best-kept budget rooms. It offers excellent…

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    Poli House

    Boldly bursting onto the TLV scene in 2017, the 40-room Poli House is the latest creation from the owners of Brown TLV. Slightly different from the other…

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    Rothschild Hotel

    Ofra Zimbalista's sculpture of choral singers on the exterior is but one of many whimsical features at this exemplary boutique hotel. Predating Tel Aviv's…

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    Efendi Hotel

    With the same proprietor as world-famous Uri Buri restaurant, it's no surprise this boutique hotel is the ultimate in Ottoman luxury. The Efendi inhabits…

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    Ohn–Bar Guesthouse

    Perched on a terraced hillside, these 14 wooden units come with a balcony or yard, spa bath, fully equipped kitchen and cable internet (rather than…

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    Arbel Guest House

    Moshav Arbel is just 8km northwest of central Tiberias, but this tranquil B&B feels a world away when you’re lazing in a hammock by the 12.5m pool or…

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    Pilgerhaus Tabgha

    Opened in 1889, this 72-room German Catholic guesthouse – geared to Christian pilgrims but open to all – is a tranquil place with glorious gardens, right…

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    Norman Hotel

    Housed in two restored 1920s Bauhaus buildings, the Norman is awash in midcentury opulence and the most royal of Tel Aviv’s boutiques. No detail is…

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    Midbara

    Midbara offers 13 stylish, comfortable and well-spaced mud cabins scattered along a small wadi planted with fruit trees. All have kitchens, a few have…

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    Hotel Montefiore

    A truly classy choice, the Montefiore occupies a heritage-listed 1920s villa in a tree-lined street off Allenby St. The 12 elegant rooms have high…

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    Hapina–Shel–Michal Hotel

    Within a buttercream-coloured building, this spotless guesthouse is ideally located for road-trippers exploring the Judean Hills: it's just over 30…

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    iBex Hotel

    The iBex's slogan is 'selling the experience, not just the room' and this convivial place does just that. Hosts and keen cyclists Aviva and Menachem offer…

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    Al Mutran Guest House

    Adjacent to the residence of Nazareth’s Greek Orthodox mutran (‘bishop’ in Arabic), this family-run gem, with 11 rooms, occupies a gorgeous, 200-year-old…