Jaffa is a historical and unique area of Tel Aviv boasting beautiful beaches, a bustling flea market, happening restaurants and bars, and the Jaffa Port with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
It’s no wonder why recent years have seen an upwards trend in the number of visitors and boutique hotels being built—making Jaffa a must see on your next trip to Tel Aviv.
Here are the top five hotels in Jaffa you have to experience:
Hotel Margosa Hotel Margosa is located in the heart of Jaffa, only a few minutes walking distance from Old Jaffa and the flea market on the famous “Margoza Yehuda Street”. The street is named after Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, also known as Judea Meragoza, hence the name of the hotel, which was erected on the very site where Rabbi Yehuda’s citrus orchard once stood. The patio leading to the entrance of the hotel pays homage to the citrus trees by planting a few citrus trees of its own.
Guests enjoy 20-30 square meter hotel rooms, uniquely designed, each with a spacious balcony overlooking the flea market. For an authentic and eclectic experience of Jaffa, Margosa Hotel is the place to go.
Market House Hotel
The Market House Hotel is situated next to the historical Jaffa Clock Tower, taking inspiration for its design from the unique and authentic atmosphere of ancient Jaffa. The glass floor lobby features a view of fascinating archaeological ruins of a Byzantine Chapel, reflecting the ancient magic of the city.
Visitors can enjoy one of the 44 stylish guest rooms, designed to give you a bohemian yet urban vibe, overlooking the flea market and bustling city beneath. The rooms include chic tile bathrooms and balconies with sea views.
The Setai Tel Aviv
The prestigious Setai Hotel will give you a taste of luxury overlooking the Jaffa Port. The sophisticated hotel gives guests a sense of peace and tranquility, combined with the essence of ancient Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The building itself is a historical Ottoman building (interestingly once used as a jailhouse) that features 120 luxurious rooms that harmoniously preserve original design details along with contemporary design touches and classic refurbishments. You do not want to miss the fabulously restored Turkish Hamam Spa and the gorgeous rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline.
The Drisco Hotel The Drisco Hotel is a member of the exclusive collection of the Leading Hotels of the World, thereby offering a distinct and one-of-a-kind experience to savvy travelers. The restored property draws upon the bold history of the 1866 Ottoman grand site and combines it with contemporary design elements.
Architect and Interior Designer Ari Shaltiel set out to design a hotel that mixes old world elegance with new world comforts, fittingly naming the hotel after its original founders, the Drisco brothers—American brothers who dreamed of building a luxury hotel on the shores of Jaffa over a century ago.
Ruth Daniel Residence As Jaffa experiences a transformation in recent years with newly renovated attractions, vibrant food and culture, and a population of students and young professionals moving in, the Ruth Daniel Residence has begun to thrive. The Ruth Daniel Residence center’s vision is to bridge the gap between the Arab and Jewish populations of Jaffa by bringing visitors from Israel and abroad to learn about the area’s rich history and enjoy the impressive sights.
The center serves as an educational, religious and community center with 60 accommodating guest rooms for groups and individuals. If you are in search of an enriching and educational experience of Jaffa, the Ruth Daniel Residence is exactly the place to go.