If you’re looking to spend your time exploring the best things to see & do in Israel while in the lap of luxury, you couldn’t really go wrong with any of the luxury Israeli hotels featured in our list. We’ve had the pleasure of staying in a few of them, and are willing and able to visit the rest on the list!
You might be surprised at just how luxurious you can get in Israel, as over the last few years the standards in hotels in Israel have greatly improved. And with Israel fast becoming a tourist Mecca with record breaking numbers of visitors month on month, our list of the best luxury hotels in Israel will give you a heads-up as to where to really enjoy yourselves…
Originally built as a palace, the American Colony Hotel is one of the very best places to stay in Jerusalem, and for many good reasons. It offers a unique, tranquil ambiance that will ensure your stay is supremely comfortable. Security is at its finest, and other amenities like a fitness center and swimming pool are all of the highest quality. Enjoy scrumptious meals from the gourmet restaurant or travel around and find your favorite Jerusalem eating spot. It’s no real surprise that this quality hotel, which has been hosting guests for over a hundred years, includes names like Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, Tony Blair, and Bob Dylan among its clientele.
Located at Kaufman Street in Tel Aviv and facing the lapping waves of the Mediterranean, the InterContinental David Tel Aviv hotel is a superb choice if you’re looking for a fusion of comfort, adventure and culture. The InterContinental David Tel Aviv offers magnificent views of Jaffa and the Tel Aviv shoreline, while all the rooms and suites are spacious and packed with modern amenities. For food and drinks choices, you can enjoy international dishes at the Aubergine Restaurant and various drinks at the Cigar Bar & Lounge. See our full review here.
With its luxurious interior design, a spacious pool, and breathtaking panoramic views, the King David Jerusalem is truly an excellent choice if you’re looking for luxury in Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi is provided, as per most luxury hotels, but the best thing here is that you can enjoy your Wi-Fi outside in the hotel’s spacious gardens, while the King David also serves traditional Israeli food outdoors at the King’s Garden restaurant. If you’re done being in awe of how spacious and classy your room is, you can proceed to exploring nearby sites like the Yemin Moshe neighborhood and the Old City, which is 15 minutes away by foot.
You’ll be hard pressed to beat the views that the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem can offer. Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, this place is definitely worth every buck you’ll spend. It also offers an array of amenities – from spas and swimming pools, to fitness center and children’s playing centers – making this hotel not just a typical luxurious stay but a kid-friendly one too! All rooms are spacious and bathrooms have generous spaces as well. You’re not going to be disappointed with a stay here!
The Dan Eilat hotel is a bit of a legend in the world of Eilat hotels, best known for its unique design and setting the bar high for grandiose amenities, including its freeform pool with a slide, outdoor hot tub, and squash courts. After a tiring day of touring around the area or soaking up some of those amazing Red Sea beaches, the Dan’s modern wellness facility will have you covered. With 14 different types of rooms, you’ll surely find one that’s perfect for all your needs – though if you can, splurge on a suite for stunning views and access to the Executive Lounge. Read our review here.
The Efendi Boutique Hotel located in Akko is so rich in culture it could be a tourist spot in itself. This luxury hotel gives its guests panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by magnificent alleys you’ll fall head over heels for. Aside from the not-to-be-missed Turkish bath, you should also consider trying everything (okay, almost everything) on their restaurant menu; the hotel specializes in seafood but they sure know how to add a twist to their dishes!
The Waldorf Astoria is a fairly new addition to the rank of luxury hotels in Jerusalem, but definitely one to add to that must-try wishlist! Located in the heart of Jerusalem, and home to the breakfast of champions, the Waldorf is a truly classy and stylish place to stay – and let’s not forget the personal tablet assigned to each and every guest, which lets you control room temperature and even chat to room service.
There’s a good reason why the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem is considered one of the world’s leading hotels. It doesn’t just offer the usual 5-star luxury hotel amenities and features, the Mamilla also boasts a unique stylish design by none other than architect Piero Lissoni. From the pure Egyptian cotton-bed linen to the transparent glass walls in the bathroom that you can switch on and off, and from the modern Akasha Wellness Center to the number of restaurants at the hotel, every guest is made to feel like a king/queen here!
The Beresheet Hotel is part of Isrotel’s Executive Collection and is nestled on the Ramon Crater’s cliff edge. Yep, you can expect stunning desert views that make spectacular an understatement. Each room is equipped with everything you can ask for, including a comfy seating area for your mid-day chill out sessions. Some rooms even come with their own private pool! Created with stone walls, this place is definitely full of character. There’s also an outdoor pool complete with the infinity effect, but you really don’t need to go outdoors to see the stunning views!
Offering modern interior designs, rooms with balconies, and views of the Red Sea or Jordanian mountains, you’re probably going to have a difficult time choosing a room if you plan to stay at Herods Palace Hotel & Spa, mainly because their rooms are all so gorgeous (there’s 297 rooms in this hotel!). Only 3 minutes away from the beach, this is the perfect hotel for all beach bums out there looking for some winter or summer sun in Eilat. Their 4 restaurants are also likely to appease any fussy foodie requirements!