Everything about the hotel feels new and young
TEL AVIV: Tel Aviv is Israel’s most vibrant city. This commercial hub is packed with trendy bars, upscale boutiques, and innovative restaurants. The Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv fits right into this urban scene with its ultra-modern décor and beachfront location.
Atmosphere: If I were to sum up the vibe of the Carlton Hotel in just a few words I would say ‘new age hipster’. Everything about the hotel feels new and young from the shiny blue light on the exterior to its rooftop pool on the 15th floor. Hipster comes from the slightly offbeat furniture including leather padded walls and orange lamps in the lobby.
Rooms: We stayed in a Royal Executive Room on the 14th floor. In contrast to the slight brash design of the lobby the room décor was subtle and elegant with a beautiful wooden desk and chair making up a study area in one corner and an armchair in the other. The amenities were top notch with a huge flat screen TV and fast, free, Wi-Fi. The best part of the room was the balcony that offered a superb view over the harbour and the beach.
Our room also came with access to the Royal Lounge, which served complimentary food and drinks throughout the day.
Bathroom: Compared to the room the bathroom was a little small but there was still enough space for separate bath and shower areas. A soft bathrobe and slippers were provided as well as a range of tailor made toiletries.
Dining: I was very taken with the breakfast buffet at the Carlton. It is served right by the sea and the buffet spreads out across several rooms. Everything you can think of and more is on display, including the ever-essential caviar and sparkling wine!
Sadly we did not get a chance to try the other restaurants but if you were to have time then one can choose from the bistro style Lumina restaurant serving Jewish cuisine as well as Western options such as burgers and fish and chips. For a more upscale affair there is the rooftop Blue Sky Meir Adoni restaurant run by renowned Chef Adoni.
During the summer time Esperanto Bar at the beach is a lively spot for beachfront cocktails and light bites.
Facilities: Rooftop Pool!! Need I say more? Actually I can top it, how about rooftop pool AND cocktail bar? This is really what made the Carlton. I loved this part of the hotel, the atmosphere was so relaxed and the view at sunset was fabulous.
Other than the pool there is a full spa and health club.
Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Carlton Tel Aviv. I thought the service was exceptional, when my companion went to the gym upon his return to the room he found a health food bar and a note from the gym saying keep up the good work. I have rarely seen a hotel that pays such attention to detail and this alone is worth going back for. If I were to have a criticism it would be that the bathroom was a little small, but on the plus side the room was very spacious and had an unbelievable view. All in all, an excellent stay and I look forward to returning!
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