HOTEL HIGHLIGHT: The Jaffa, Tel Aviv’s newest Luxury Hotel.

Although the world has not recovered yet from the CORONA Virus, it doesn’t stop us from dreaming about when we can all travel freely again.

The Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel is one of the most talked-about hotels in the world right now. A quick glimpse into the 5-star property’s central location, exquisite suites, lavish amenities, and New York-style fine dining make it clear why the Jaffa Tel Aviv has made a name for itself — and fast. 

So when we are able to travel with ease again, please keep reading to discover everything you need to know about The Jaffa, Tel Aviv’s newest luxury hotel.

Overview

Before we dive into the specifics, let’s provide some background information. The Jaffa is housed inside a 19th century building that formerly served as Jaffa’s French Hospital. Even more, the hotel has an unbeatable location, situated near both the Mediterranean Sea and the hotel’s namesake: Jaffa, an ancient Israeli port city. Despite the property’s historic beginnings, the sleek hotel seamlessly blends ancient and modern design to create a space that is a feast for the eyes at every turn. 

One-of-a-Kind Luxury Suites

The Jaffa comprises 120 rooms and suites. Guests have the option of choosing accommodation in the hotel’s contemporary wing or historic wing, the latter of which is in a restored part of the building that was built centuries ago. Rooms feature neutral tones and stone floors that are at once on-trend and calming, as well as modern furniture from famous British designer John Pawson. Combine that with smart technology, rainfall showers, marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and 300 thread count sheets, and you’ve got yourself one of the dreamiest hotel rooms in existence. In essence, each space is your very own urban oasis (some suites even come with private balconies and sea views). 

New York Dining in Tel Aviv

We bet you didn’t expect to find New York-style fine dining in the heart of Tel Aviv, but The Jaffa has made that dream a reality! Outstanding dining is the property’s specialty, which is why guests will find two eateries on-site. The first is Don Camillo, The Jaffa’s signature restaurant. Don Camillo is bursting with American-Italian flair and is the product of a collaboration between Chef Roi Antebi and Major Food Group. The restaurant serves authentic and classic Italian dishes, from meat to fish. Meanwhile, if you’re after something a little more casual, you will fall head over heels for Golda’s Delicatessen, a Jewish-style deli that will transport you straight to midtown Manhattan. At Golda’s, you can munch on everything from sesame seed bagels with lox to egg salad sandwiches. While these two eateries are The Jaffa’s standouts, the hotel also offers poolside dining and 24-hour room service. 

State-of-the-Art Leisure Facilities
Finally, no stay at The Jaffa Tel Aviv is complete without checking out their state-of-the-art leisure facilities. Amenities at this 5-star hotel include the L. Raphael Beauty Spa, which is made up of six private treatment rooms and four saunas. Here, guests can indulge in everything from a customized massage to a mani-pedi. For those looking to keep fit while on holiday, you will be delighted to learn that The Jaffa’s fitness centre is open 24 hours a day and features top of the line equipment. (You can even book a personal training session upon request.) Lastly, you won’t be able to resist lounging by The Jaffa’s outdoor swimming pool which is surrounded by chic lounge chairs and luscious greenery.

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.