Taste TLV: Top 5 romantic hotels in Tel Aviv

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day by taking them to one of Tel Aviv’s many luxury boutique hotels.

Pastries 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Pastries 311
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Hotel Montefiore Due to Hotel Montefiore's elegance and fantastic restaurant, it sits safely at the top of our list for favorite hotels in Tel Aviv. With fine attention to detail and crisp finishes, a night at Hotel Montefiore will never be forgotten. The detail and care of Hotel Montefiore's staff extends itself to the downstairs restaurant where the waiters and kitchen staff serve delicious plates with an aesthetic twist of elegance.
Romantic touch: Each room is quaint and cozy, featuring the works of a contemporary Israeli artist. Also complete with a personal room library, it’s the ideal place to cuddle up next to a loved one and peruse the old classics complete with leather bound covers.The food: Whether you take a seat at the bar, or reserve a table for an elegant dinner, the menu at Hotel Montefirore is sure to please even the most discerning palate. We recommend the full brunch for a pampering treat on the weekend, complete with fresh pastries, your choice of Israeli style breakfast or a more French fare.
Dining at Hotel Montefiore during dinner hours is a unique Tel Aviv experience that no one should ever miss. With a menu fusing brasserie staples with Vietnamese flavors, any choice for dinner or lunch will be a savory take on dishes offered. The cod infused with lemongrass, as well as the sirloin steak with mushrooms are both excellent options for main course. Desserts from the Iconic Coffee Bar and Brasserie easily top off what is sure to be a delicious evening for you and your company.
36 Montefiore St., Tel Aviv (03) 564-6100 www.hotelmontefiore.co.ilBrown Hotel
One of the best things about Tel Aviv is the blend of grunge and sophistication. These two opposing dynamics in the form of high-end restaurants that expose graffiti splattered walls, are what make Tel Aviv intriguing and amusing to residents and tourists alike. To experience the ultimate union of urban and elegance, meet the Brown Hotel located at the crossroads of Nahalat Binyamin, Allenby and Rothchild. It’s just south enough to feel hip while being close enough to Neve Tzedek to feel posh. With its glamorous yet comfortable rooms and the swanky outdoor bar surrounded by the battered South Tel Aviv buildings, Brown in the best place to soak in the spirit of the city.Romantic touch: The Brown hotel is already popular for its magical spa accented with glimmering, mystical lights and beautifully placed flowers. The couples’ package including a relaxing massage for two makes for a great romantic urban getaway.The food: During a stay at the Brown hotel you will receive a complimentary breakfast at one of three restaurants in the neighborhood depending on the vibe you’re looking for: Tazza D'oro in NeveTzedek, Birenbaum Cafe on Nahalat Binyamin and Espresso Bar on Rothschild Boulevard. Each delicious getaway offers its own personality.
25 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv (03) 717-0200
Nina Suites Hotel
Located on Shabazi Street, the main stretch of trendy restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars in Tel Aviv’s most historic and arguably most charming area, Neve Tzedek, the Nina Suites Hotel offers a classic boutique getaway experience wonderful for a variety of occasions. Inspired by her treasured time living in Paris, owner Eliza Zibi envisioned a warm, European-esque retreat where businessmen and tourists alike could enjoy authentic ambiance, high quality service, and delicious food.Romantic Touch: With the authentic European furniture and small touches you’ll really feel as if you’ve been swept away to Paris for a romantic evening with the love of your life.
The food: The hotel boasts a cozy café restaurant across the street (serving complimentary breakfast to hotel guests) that attracts both local Tel Avivians and tourists day and night. Guests are just minutes away from trendy Rothschild Boulevard, the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theater, the bustling Carmel Market, and some of Tel Aviv’s highest rated restaurants and bars, all within walking distance.
Shabazi 31, Tel Aviv (03) 510-5239 ninacafehotel.com
Hotel Alexander
At the Alexander Hotel a perfect formula of elegance, comfort and functionality are blended to give guests a luxurious yet homey experience. In 2007 the entire hotel went under renovation, adding new amenities for the hotel’s guests and bringing a more modern twist.Romantic touch: Dine on a rooftop restaurant overlooking the sunset on the magnificent Mediterranean Sea for one of the most romantic experiences in the city. Luckily the restaurant serves non-guests all day long so anyone can take part in experiencing the good life.
The food: The restaurant stocks an abundant variety of fresh ingredients to serve your every craving. While the cuisine is mainly Italian and dairy, we highly suggest taking a fish dish with a glass of dry white wine to enjoy while bathing in the glimmering gold rays of the setting sun. The food and service is well respected therefore making this restaurant one of the top kosher (Mehadrin) restaurants in Tel Aviv.
3 Havakuk St., Tel Aviv (03) 545-2222
Artplus Hotel
Tel Aviv is known for its beaches and artistic flare. The Artplus Hotel, located one minute from Tel Aviv’s famous Bugrashov beach, created a retro, yet modern retreat with a focus on Israeli art that tourists from around the world could appreciate. The hotel is filled with beautiful pieces by five spectacular local and international Israeli artists.
Each floor boasts its own unique décor, while the lobby features sculpture and video art created by world-renowned Israeli artists, Zadok Ben-David and Sigalit Landau. Free Wi-fi in every room, free parking, and complimentary snacks and refreshments served every evening are a few of the hotel’s appealing amenities.
Romantic touch: The beautiful rooftop is a cozy nook where couples can relax after a fun day in Tel Aviv and feel the sea breeze.
The food: Guests can enjoy a delicious full Israeli breakfast in the hotel’s library, an open room lined with books and magazines.
Ben Yehuda 35, Tel Aviv 03-542-5555 atlas.co.il/art-hotel-tel-aviv