Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
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TODAY IS PURIM! Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrating how Queen Esther saved the Jews in Persia. People both young and old dress in festive costumes. We saw many cavemen, princesses, superheroes, and of course, Queen Esthers.
We spent today touring Tel Aviv and Jaffa with our guide Eva, who will be with us for the rest of the trip.
We just arrived at our hotel in Tel Aviv.
The trip was entirely uneventful, and the flights were lovely.
Collectively, we watched: 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Austenland, and An Adventure in Space and Time.
On our flight to London, we saw many familiar faces, as …
... and customs, we went outside and grabbed a cab to the hotel. We apparently got the angry driver because he said a few times how terrible it was that he waited for 3 hours to get a customer and they "only wanted to go to Avia" and he should just go home. Between the complaining and the very erratic driving, I was a little nervous we wouldn't ever get to our hotel, but we managed to make it.
We then waited to check in because ...
... of a little girl (not dressed appropriately per religious standards) searching a soldier.
Across from the famous graffiti was a famous hotel. It was fancy. We didn't get a tour of it, but the bathrooms were very nice.
We made a stop at Solomon's Pools. These pools were built (supposedly by Solomon, but if not, by somebody around that time period) to supply Jerusalem and nearby cities with water. The three of them collect the water, and then it ...
... mexican afficionados, were impressed. I am sure you are not surprised when I tell you we had to have a pitcher of margaritas, and they went down real fine.
From there we walked north up BY, stopping along the way for a coffee and pastry as this new corner bakery, very trendy, very good. We cut east one block to Dizengoff Blvd, which sort of runs perpendicular to BY. It is lined with great bars and restos, and trendy stores. Something ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Nice hotel but very dated
I'm wondering if we were in an older section of the hotel than the other posters. Our room was "deluxe" so it was large, but we felt like we were in a hotel from the 1970's. Lots of formica, and the decor was very out of date. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was good but we were spoiled from the King David and Dan Eilat breakfasts. The juices are fresh squeezed at these hotels, so getting what tasted like Tang at the Dan Tel Aviv was disappointing. Overall the hotel was clean and pleasant, but really in need of an update.
My wife and I had a great time at the Dan Tel Aviv, we went to Israel with a small group and we extended our stay at the Dan Tel Aviv for few nights. we had such a good time that we wanted to send the message to everyone. we came in the evening and the guys at the front desk waited for us. it was a very warm welcome, they upgraded us to the sea view room that the bathroom is bigger then our bedroom at home.
It was so great we cannot even express our feelings in words.
What a great stay..
My advice is to skip Tel Aviv. Stay at the King David in Jerusalem instead. This was our first trip to Israel and my 29th country to visit and I have fallen in love with Jerusalem. We started out at the Dan King David for 5 nights and had exceptional rooms overlooking the YMCA which is a gorgeous historic building, and we also felt that the service, breakfast, rooms, and ambiance of the King David was worthy of 5 stars. We asked the King David concierge for dinner recommendations and reservations were made at wonderful amazing restaurants. When we asked the concierge at the Dan Tel Aviv for dinner recommendations, she sent us to really BAD touristy places that were terrible, notibly Chez Romy, where not only was the food bad but the wine was too! They had a wonderful wine list--but it was ONLY on paper. When we started ordering wine, we found out that they didn't have any bottles older than 2004, which in our opinion, was a scam. We were dissapointed in the Dan Tel Aviv. The rooms were much smaller, the shower leaked and we ended up with a small pond afterwards on the floor -and we were in the remodled, superior rooms. However, the service and selection for breakfast were almost identicle to the King David, which is saying a lot. Next time, we will skip Tel Aviv and stay in Jerusalem because compared to it, Tel Aviv is just another big city.
This hotel is a member of the supposed 'Leading Hotels Of The World" club.
We went to this Hotel and reserved a Standard Room. We did not realize until we checked in that the Hotel has two wings. Old wing which is 3 Star, that is where all the Standard Rooms are located, and a new wing which has all the other room types.
I booked a "City View" room at this hotel for 2 nights as the "sea view" rooms were a lot more expensive. I paid US$230 p/night (booked on Expedia).
Hope to Return Soon
We just spent two nights at the Dan Tel Aviv in a room with a view of the Mediterranean Sea and access to the King David Lounge. We found this hotel to have an excellent, professional staff and our room to be extremely comfortable. The hotel is extremely well maintained. Our rooms included complimentary amenities of a bottle of wine, candy and water, as well as bath products. The lounge was well staffed and included free internet access. On the morning that we checked out at 5:00 am, we found hot coffee and fresh orange juice waiting for our party of four in the lobby. We would definitely stay here again.
Accompanying my husband on a business trip, I recently stayed at the Dan, Tel Aviv.
Great old school business hotel, very nicely maintained, but some downsides
The Dan Tel Aviv reminds me of an old school business hotel. Its very nicely maintained on the inside, but wouldn't be my first choice for my next visit. However this is the only hotel I've stayed in Tel Aviv.
Pros are great location right on the beach, attached to the King David Hotel (one of the best hotels in Israel), proximity to some great restaurants (try the Italian restaurant just across the street from the lobby entrance), friendly hotel staff and nicely updated rooms.
Cons are half the rooms face the courtyard and don't have any view, beach view rooms are significantly more expensive (I was quoted an additional $115/night) and the parking garage smells terrible. However if you don't care about these, its certainly a great choice.