Five-star amenities, three-star pricing (thanks to not-hard-to-find internet discounts): That’s the key to the popularity of this sea-facing 1980’s hotel. True, the beach here isn’t the best for swimming, but the hotel does have a pleasant, sunny pool overlooking the Mediterranean. And Old Jaffa, with superb restaurants and atmosphere, is only a 15-minute walk away. Guests also appreciate the enormous breakfast buffet (it outdoes those at more expensive hotels) and the well-equipped fitness room with a Jacuzzi. Now for the bad news: Except for the executive floors, most guest rooms and baths are dated and bland, though each room has a balcony and views are terrific above the 5th floor. Plus free Wi-Fi is available only in the lobby—in standard rooms it costs a whopping $20 per day and that’s per device, so if you’re traveling with more than one, the charges can mount up. We think the top floor executive rooms are worth the extra money, as guests have the use of a lounge that features a tasty light buffet (many sub it for dinner). The hotel gets numerous groups and families with children over holiday periods.
- Frommer's Staff