This relative newcomer on the boutique hotel scene, is in, our opinion, also among the best. In the middle of hectic Lillenblum Street — in what was a maternity hospital a century ago, then an office building in the 1950s—the Vera is a five-story building with an unassuming exterior. But step inside the lobby and you’ll find an open bar, offering some of the best local wines, which you can take up to the rooftop, with stunning views of the city at night and free yoga and pilates classes in the morning. The hotel produces an in-house magazine highlighting some of the most compelling people and trends in the city. The friendly staff are awash with tips for the shopping and foodie hotspots, located just outside the hotel's doors. Throughout the hotel, the decor is an equal balance between clean black, white beige and grey industrial palettes, wooden framed beds and bespoke designed furniture, all of which create an ambience of softness and comfort. The smaller rooms are bunker-esque, but, with their clever use of natural hues and strategic furniture placement, don't feel small. All rooms have extremely comfortable beds fitted with Egyptian sheets, and offer bowls of local fruit and aloe vera plants, which you’re welcome to use in case you spent too much time at the beach. The artisanal, 100 percent organic bath products from the Israeli company, Arugot, are a real indulgence, as are the rain showers, and the sleek, freestanding, egg-shaped bathtubs included in some of the larger rooms.