Welcome to Tel Aviv’s trendiest hotel, a place so hip, its rooftop terrace attracts as many locals than guests most evening (who can resist a place with a bar, great views, “massage hut” and hot tub?). The lobby can be a scene, too, with its retro-chic rocking chairs, pop-up Souvenir design stand (featuring artsy pieces crafted by locals) and huge blown-up, vintage Playboy magazine covers for decoration. As for the rooms, they’re tight at just 110-square feet for the cheapest standard ones, but so well-designed—chocolate walls, plush beds, rainfall showers in black marble bathrooms—that guests don’t mind the squeeze. Especially since each floor contains a room for a variety of massage treatments, and there’s a relaxing sundeck with a cooling outdoor shower. Larger (and more expensive) “Relax” rooms include their own double Jacuzzis. Though the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, guests are given a voucher for breakfast, good at a number of local restaurants. And unlike most design-savvy, boutique hotels, this one accepts children as guests.
- Frommer's Staff