Hotel de la Mer
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... on low-cost airlines, such as Wizzair, Easy Jet, and Norwegian.
After going through the typical Ben Gurion questioning before check-in, I proceeded directly to passport control and the security check because I had already checked in online (Wizzair charges extra for checking in at the airport). I also traveled with only a backpack, as Wizzair charges for both checked in luggage and carry-on luggage stored in the overhead bin (sounds like ...
... of Israel.
In the afternoon, we returned to the hotel and 2/3 of us slept after being a long, cold, and rainy day of sightseeing. Dinner was at a small Greek restaurant in Jaffa, where we ate salad, kebabs, small fried fish, and eggplant spread. The hostesses at the restaurant were all dressed as pirates for Purim!
Tomorrow we head north to see ROMAN RUINS! (that's for you, Mr. B.)
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de la Mer Tel Aviv
Nicest little hotel in Tel-Aviv
All the rooms facing the street (either north or west) are attractive and comfortable. Those facing the back are less so. I arrived on Saturday evening, at the end of the Israeli weekend, and was given the only available room: No. 212, which is probably the very worst in the hotel. Avoid this room at all cost.
I demanded a better room and was given one the following day. My weeklong stay was quite pleasant. Breakfast is ample and made to order with the freshest ingredients. The best place to have it is on the patio in front of the hotel (where you can talk to the breakfast chef) or on the roof terrace. The breakfast room is tiny (I've never seen anyone eat there) but coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and cookies are available there around the clock at no charge.
We stayed at the De La Mer for two nights, Sept. 19 and 20, 2005. We chose the hotel because it was small and just a block from the beach. This is all true, but the hotel should not advertise a "sea view" as all rooms facing the beach overlook a large parking lot. The room we had was very small with no closets. I guess this is consistent with the "Feng Shui" concept. Sounds good, but doesn't make for a comfortable stay. The stall shower was not only small, but flooded our bathroom floor. The breakfast food was just adequate compared to other places we stayed in Israel. The staff was helpful, but they put us in a room that would be best suited for just one person. We thought we had made a great choice with the De La Mer, but it was not to be. There are several other small hotels (such as the Maxim) just a few blocks away, for about the same price, that looked like a better place to stay. We would not recommend this hotel.
We booked into this hotel because of its good location close to the beach and other hotels. There was limited parking but 2 pay car parks opposite. We arrived late and we found that one of the rooms for our party not made up but we were given another room instead. The rooms are a good size and furnished to a high standard. There was free coffee and iced water 24/7 The staff are very friendly and speak good English and didn't mind our grandson running about. We had breakfast on the roof terrace and the fact that they were different to the usual run of the mill Israeli fare combining Continental and European styles. Unfortunetly we had our bag stolen on the beach and the staff helped us with sorting this out. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who dislikes marble palaces and prefers small and friendly but good quality hotels. When we enquired about availabilty they replied straight away compared to other hotels that took several days.
Stayed for just one night, when we arrived around 5 pm only one of the 2 rooms we had booked was ready, so we left our things there and went to dinner, when we returned at 8 pm the second room still wasn't ready! In spite of that both rooms were lovely, clean and very nice decor. The staff let us keep one room until 6 pm the next day since we had a late flight. we figured they had done the same thing for someone else the previous night, which was why our room wasn't ready.
Great service.....great breakfast......the ony but is the size of the room....a bit toooo small
The views of the ocean from the oceanview room are breathtaking (we didn't stay in that room, but we had a chance to peek in there), the service is very attentive and the breakfasts are fabulous. We got to know the guy who makes breakfasts, and he made all the breakfasts so personal, that it felt almost like it was our Mom cooking for us each morning.
Nicely decorated, close to the beach.
We stayed with our two children in the Hotel de la Mer. It has a perfect location, close to the beach, sea side restaurants and Shinkin area. The decoration of the room is low key but tasteful. The rooms are quiet, no problem sleeping. Staff is nice and helpful.
A real find!
I loved everything about De la Mer--its location, its Bauhaus architecture, its Feng Shui design, and the breakfasts cooked to order. To top it off, we were checking out on a Saturday but I did not need to get to the airport til 9:30 pm. Even though we had checked out alreaady, we had use of our room til the time we left, allowing us to get a nap in the afternoon!
Really recommend this hotel.
Be worn! We arrived here in the beginning of January 2005, expecting a lovely, clean "gem", as described by another reviewer, boutique hotel.
This smallish hotel by the beach on HaYarkon Street is a congenial alternative to megahotels. The hotel rooms are small but ample, with comfortable beds and bedding. The bathrooms are very small with showers not baths. We had two rooms; one for parents (king bed), one for our three kids (2 connected twins plus a rollaway). The decor is a light modern (feng shui); the facility itself is clean and nice. The price is very reasonable especially considering the high quality of the hotel.