Tucked in a quiet street in the UNESCO-listed “White City,” a district dotted with character-heavy Bauhaus, Modernist and eclectic-style buildings, this widely-lauded boutique hotel has set the standard for Tel Aviv luxury since it opened in 2014. The hotel is composed of two gorgeously restored buildings from the 1920s, one light yellow, the other pale blue, connected by a citrus garden and terrace as reminiscent of Beverly Hills as the south of France. Staff is polite but reserved, mostly eager to respect guests’ privacy, having hosted many international luminaries. The modern art on the whitewashed walls, the ground floor Library Bar—offering choice wines sourced from across Israel—and the contemporary Israeli restaurant, Alena, all exude a feel of relaxed elegance. Breakfast, included in the rate, offers specialties like roasted eggplant, home-cured okra and vegan Malabi, a Middle Eastern, rose water-infused rice pudding, along with the more standard fare. The rooftop infinity pool has a lifeguard who can shake a mean cocktail. Rooms are on the smaller side, but are outfitted with deliciously comfortable beds and impeccably decorated with vintage pieces. The infinity showers offer surround-sound speakers and artisanal bath amenities concocted by a local perfumer. Note that the beach is about 20 minutes away by foot.