Beach Hotels in Tel Aviv, Israel
BY Lee Saunders DATE 11/01/2022
With a Mediterranean coastline of more than 200km, life in Israel is very much like a day at the beach. Among the hotels in Tel Aviv near the beach, the Dan Hotel Tel Aviv and the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv are two well-renowned and longstanding luxury hotels, iconic landmarks on the Tel Aviv landscape, yards away from the shimmering sandy beaches and the inviting blue waters of the Mediterranean. These two Tel Aviv beach hotels hold out outstretched hands to the sea, just a few minutes away from your bedroom. As the temperature begins to rise from April, take full advantage of these golden, sun-kissed hotels to bronze yourself in the Middle Eastern sun, after the challenges of the last few years.
Dan Tel Aviv: An iconic landmark in its own right
With its famous rainbow façade virtually kissing the Mediterranean Sea, a two-minute walk away, Dan Tel Aviv is one of the most recognizable hotels in Tel Aviv. Synonymous with excellence, Dan Tel Aviv was the first luxurious hotel to be built in Tel Aviv, tracing its roots back to the 1940s, and has sat proudly on the seafront ever since, with its first-class hospitality regularly enjoyed by stars from the world of film, music and entertainment. Overlooking the city’s famous seafront promenade, the beauty of the Dan Tel Aviv is its central location – as one of the best hotels in Tel Aviv on the beach – and at the crossroads of Tel Aviv life, bustling with locals on foot and tourists on e-scooters, who set out to explore both ends of this city that never sleeps. With almost 300 rooms, there are a wide range of options for your stay, with each of the charming, stylish and refurbished rooms, contemporary with a classic elegant twist. You can enjoy the hotel’s prizewinning Israeli breakfast and quality food prepared by some of the best chefs in the country, before taking advantage of the perfect pillow after a long day at the beach.
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv: Where the modern overlooks the ancient
The southern beaches of Tel Aviv are often the playground for guests enjoying the warm hospitality of the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Hotel. Sandwiched between the modern city of Tel Aviv and the ancient port city of Jaffa, a 20-minute walk away, Dan Panorama Tel Aviv offers a magnetic and enchanting ambiance, and as a major Tel Aviv beach hotel, it features outstanding views as far as the eye can see. Furnished with contemporary flair throughout, head to the Executive Lounge on the top floor of the hotel and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks all day, with outstanding views over the city skyline and sea. Switch off and unwind in the newly refurbished indoor spa area with treatment rooms and Jacuzzi, as well as a large open-air pool. The elegance of the guest rooms is mirrored by a host of excellent in-house amenities, from a glorious sun deck, premium leisure facilities, and the city’s largest hotel pool. Take a stroll through the small meandering alleyways and boutique stores of the nearby neighborhood of Neve Tzedek and head south to as-old-as-time Jaffa, a short walk away, enjoying the city’s ancient port, in use since the Bronze Age and you can still watch the fishermen going out to sea.
Tel Aviv beaches are the jewel in Israel’s crown
From sunrise to sunset, Tel Aviv’s always-active beaches are often considered by many the jewel in Israel’s shimmering crown. The entire western side of the city boasts one long shoreline of more than a dozen beaches playing center stage to joggers, cyclists, swimmers, surfers and people watchers. There is capoeira, volleyball at Gordon, a family-friendly atmosphere at Metzitzim and big waves for the surfers at the extremely chilled Jaffa Beach. Apart from the sound of ‘tac’ by players of matkot (or Israeli paddleball), the city’s beaches are ranked among the best in terms of environmentally friendliness, with a ‘Blue Flag’ and continue to lure sun-and -sea worshippers each year. Top up your suntan, forget the words ‘lockdown’ and ‘variant’ and enjoy life at some of Israel’s spectacular beaches and two of the best hotels in Tel Aviv.
Written by Lee Saunders