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Efendi Boutique Hotel

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Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel
Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel
Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel
Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel
Efendi Boutique Hotel
Tucked into the ancient, magical maze that is Old Acre, the Efendi Hotel looks out onto the city walls and the sea just beyond. Combining two Ottoman palaces, this labor of love from celebrity chef Uri Jeremias—whose nearby restaurant, Uri Buri, is practically a foodie pilgrimage site—took restorers and artisans the better part of a decade to complete under the watch of the Antiquities Authority. The layer cake of history beneath the hotel includes a 12th-century Crusader cellar, where you should head for a wine tasting, and a 400-year-old hammam, where you should book a Turkish bath. Also not to be missed at the Efendi: the 19th-century fresco commemorating the debut of Istanbul’s Orient Express station, the gorgeously preserved ceilings, and the rooftop bar (be sure to go at sunset, when your drinks will be accompanied by a chorus of Muezzin calls). Though you’ll be tempted to linger over the sublime views—and fresh dates—in your room, get out during the day and explore the surrounding alleys, mosques, synagogues, markets, tunnels, fortress, citadel, and port.
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Efendi Boutique Hotel
The loveliest moment of my trip to Israel was here, on the rooftop at sunset, watching the swallows dart through the air as the evening call to prayer rose up from a nearby mosque. This says quite a bit, given how spectacular the surroundings are in the 12-room hotel itself. The Efendi is a painstaking restoration of two Ottoman mansions, its ceilings hand-painted and its rooms sparely but beautifully furnished with reclaimed wood tables and inlaid mother-of-pearl chairs from Syria. There’s a small hammam, and a Crusader-era cellar where you can sample regional wines and cheeses. Keep an eye out for the engaging owner, Uri Jeremias, and his spectacular white beard. A local legend, he spends much of his time between the hotel and his nearby restaurant, Uri Buri.
Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel

Efendi Boutique Hotel
The Efendi Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel, has an original 400-year-old Turkish hamman used for special bath and spa treatments. The hotel is the pet project of Uri Jeremias, chef-owner of the famous seafood restaurant Uri Buri, who purchased two adjacent Ottoman-era palaces in the Old City of 'Akko (or Acre). The gorgeous 19th-century painted walls were restored, and the Crusader-era cellar is stocked with the finest Israeli wines. The Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an enchanting mix of markets, mosques, and narrow lanes.
Efendi Boutique Hotel Acre  Israel

Louis HaTshi'i St, Acre, 24124, Israel
+972 74-729-9799