The best hotels for a weekend in Israel

North, South, East or West coast, there’s always something to do and somewhere to go to in Israel. It’s an incredible country to live in and to feel, and the Israelis understood it. I’m always amazed by the fact that you can find so many different things and moods in one single country. Desert & sand ? 2 hours drive to the south, mountains and green? Just go up North. This country might be small, one life isn’t enough to go through its thousands of years of history. You might be looking for a nice place to visit for a weekend with your loved one, for a special occasion or a weekend off, and we have selected for you the best hotels and places for a weekend in Israel to have a nice moment with someone you love.

The Jaffa Hotel –

the best hotels for a weekend in israel jaffa hotel marriott
the best hotels for a weekend in israel jaffa hotel
Photo – Jaffa Hotel

The Jaffa is a luxury hotel located in the ancient city of Jaffa, Tel Aviv. A 5-star property set within a 19th-century edifice that used to be a French Hospital, situated near the Mediterranean Sea, right next to the Historic part of Jaffa. A walk away from the iconic Shuk Hapishpeshim, Jaffa’s flea market (visit it two times, one time during the day when it’s open, and come back in the evening, when all its tiny streets have closed their shops to reveal their best bars and restaurants). The Hotel is home to two restaurants, the Golda’s Delicatessen and Don Camillo, and a spa. A wonderful hotel if you want luxurious and elegant memories. Design by John Pawson. The excellence of a Marriott Hotel.

2 Louis Pasteur Street, Tel Aviv – Jaffa
The Jaffa Hotel, Marriott

The Setai Galilee – Tiberias Lake, North

the best hotels for a weekend in israel the setai galilee north
the best hotels for a weekend in israel the setai galilee
Photo – Setai Sea of Galilee

Situated on the side of the famous and historic Tiberias lake, in the peaceful green mountains of the Golan Heights, the Setai Sea of Galilee opens the doors of its beautiful and peaceful villas to enjoy the tranquility of Nothern Israel and its breathtaking views. Private pool for each villa, luxurious and qualitative spa, fine-dining restaurant, this hotel is ideal for those who look for modern luxury and ancient history. The Setai is located right next to archeological ruins and stunning nature reserves, a truly beautiful and romantic place to discover Galilee. The nearby Israeli wineries are also a must-see (and taste), as well as the city of Tiberias and all the activities that you can do on the lake and around.

Tzeelon Beach 1290005, Sea of Galilee
The Setai Sea of Galilee

Beresheet – Mizpe Ramon, Negev Desert

the best hotels for a weekend in israel the beresheet
the best hotels for a weekend in israel the beresheet hotel
Photo : Beresheet

The Beresheet Hotel is certainly one of the most famous and best hotels in Israel for the breath-taking view it offers to its guests. A 5-star hotel with unique architecture and top-quality service, a gourmet restaurant, and a luxury spa, and certainly one of the only hotels in the world with a view of its kind. Made of 111 private villas of one or two stories, the Beresheet offers private pools, balconies with crater views, and unique weather (the hotel is situated approx. 800 meters above sea level). A must for special occasions and for a weekend in Israel. The Beresheet has also won the prize of the Coolest pool in the world by Travel Agent Magazine.

Beresheet 1, Mitzpe Ramon
Beresheet by Isrotel

The Norman – Tel Aviv

the best hotels for a weekend in israel the norman tel aviv
the best hotels for a weekend in israel the norman tel aviv
Photo : The Norman

It might be my french identity, but The Norman Hotel makes me feel at home. Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, in the very cute area of Montefiore, this contemporary designed hotel is a dreamy sanctuary allowing its guests to enjoy an elegant and comfortable stay in the city that never sleeps. A perfect coupling of old & new, famous for its breakfast and fragrant citrus garden, that will take you out of the beating metropolis. The Norman reflects the luxury and style of the grand hotels of the early 20th century. Its stunning rooftop has a beautiful infinity swimming pool with a crazy view of the city’s tallest buildings and the sea. Welcome to Tel Aviv.

Nachmani Street 23-25, Tel Aviv Yafo
The Norman Hotel

Elma Hotel & Arts – Zikhon Yaakov

the best hotels for a weekend in israel ELMA arts complex
the best hotels for a weekend in israel ELMA arts complex
Photo : Elma Hotel

The Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel is a very special place built around the concept of staying with art, the hotel has galleries showing up the work of several Israeli artists and a big symphonic theatre. The Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel. Situated atop the hills of Zikhon Ya’akov on 27 spectacular acres overlooking the Mediterranean was constructed in 1968 as a Sanatorium and gained worldwide recognition for its innovative design. The building embodied the essence of the 1960s Israeli design by its will to create a world-class center for the arts and boutique hotel. A very nice and special place to stay for those who love arts and comfort. A real experience.

Yair St 1, Zikhron Yaakov
Elma Arts complex & luxury hotel