Photo by Shiran Carmel, courtesy of Hotel Montefiore
Though it sits squarely in Tel Aviv’s Lev Ha’ir (the heart of the city), Hotel Montefiore feels almost hidden away, not least because of the fact that greenery shrouds much of the restored 1922 mansion. Gaze out the window of the lobby restaurant (where you should, without fail, order the Tunisian eggs for breakfast) and you’re as likely to find yourself leaf-peeping as people-watching. The hotel feels all the more intimate with its grand total of 12 guestrooms, each cozily appointed with well-stocked book shelves and retro armchairs. The vibe here isn’t strictly old-timey, however. You’ll also find a striking modern art collection and a DVD library that (almost) rivals the book selection. As tempted as you may be to binge-watch or read in your down-draped bed, don’t skip a nightcap in the downstairs bar, which is the picture of international style, whether you’re talking about the crowd or the menu offerings.
By Abbie Kozolchyk, AFAR Local Expert
If you happen to be in Tel Aviv and looking for a unique experience and a great hotel in a premium location, I highly recommend to check out and check in to Hotel Montifiore. The Hotel, which has only 12 rooms, was originally a residential house (1929) that combined the Bauhaus style and elements of the 19th century European buildings. The Hotel is well located. Just a step away from Rotschild Blvd, Habima Theater and a walking distance to Neve Tzedek.
By Sivan Askayo, AFAR Local Expert
In full disclosure, I have not stayed at the Hotel Montefiore, but I have had great dinners there on a number of occasions. Hands down a lovely, classy place with tons of local atmosphere – perfect for a romantic stay. Located in a beautiful neighborhood close to Sderot Rothschild Blvd.
By Nina Dietzel, AFAR Ambassador
Montefiore St 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Sun - Fri 7am - 12am
Sat 7am - 1am