Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel
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Fabulous Hotel! Overnight stay dinner, and walk along the beach.
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Not that great, but professionally managed and good location.
The rooms are small. It is right on the beach. The breakfast is decent with a beautiful view. The parking is pretty bad, but the bellmen will take care of your car for a reasonable and preset cost. Basically valet parking, but a little on the relaxed side.
I probably wouldn't book there again due to the room size and lack of stuff to do close by, except for the beach. Doesn't mean you shouldn't. Just don't go in with huge expectations.
The manager took impeccable care of us and was a consumate professional.
Wonderful service and Staff
We stayed at the Tel Aivi Renaissance Hotel from July 12, 2006 through July 18, 2006 and were very satisfied with our stay and treatment from all the hotel staff. The rooms were immaculate although definitely out dated, and the lobby comfortable with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean. Food in the hotel was reasonable and nearby beach restaurnants were plentiful with excellent menus. The location right on the beach and only a block from Ben Yehuda Street, with its many shops, markets and still more restaurants couldn't be better. The only negative was that the rooms and fitness/pool areas were in definite need of an update but the friendly and concerned staff more than compensated.
Great Location; Good Service; Good Rooms
We stayed for a night in Tel Aviv at the Renaissance and wished we could have stayed a few more nights. The rooms were dated, but nice and comfortable. Every room has a balcony and view of the Meditteranean that cannot be beat and the hotel has direct access to the beach. The beach scene and restaraunts were great fun and the city's hot spots were a short walk from this hotel. The staff was accomodating and overall we were very pleased with our short stay here.
Very good hotel
Was there in June for a day with wife and kids. Hotel is very nice, with very good quality rooms. The whole hotel is in very good condition with beatiful view overlooking the sea.
the facilities are ok, maybe an outdoor swimming pool is missing but easy access to the beach directly to the Sand without crossing streets is a big advantage.
Also balcony in the room was nice even though the hayarkon street behind the hotel is highway style but that's true of all hotel facing the sea in Tel Aviv I guess since they are all on that street.
Staff was very nice, with room service being efficient and staff giving my kids free desert and nice attention.
I would definately go again and recommend it.
I am a not infrequent visitor to Israel having been here with my wife on thirteen previous occasions and this was to be our third stay at the Renaissance in Tel Aviv.
Let me preface this review by saying up front that I stay in hotels, mostly Marriotts, about 75 nights a year. So I know what I'm saying when I make the statement that this is absolutly the worst Marriott I have stayed. After five days in the Renaissance, let me paint the picture...
Friendly, great location, good food
The great advantage of this hotel is that you dont' have to cross the road to get to the beach. It has one of the better Business Lounges (of course, you have to book a more expensive business room to get access) with decent food and drinks. I understand all rooms will be renovated; those that have been are nice, the others still OK. Pity there is no outdoor pool as indoor pool not a place to spend hours in or by. Overall a pleasant hotel.
I am giving this above average for the location,staff,breakfast buffet and amenities in the room such as an iron and hair dryer which were not in the 2 other hotels we stayed in during our israeli vacation.
the breakfast buffet is similar to all other israeli buffets but better tasting in our opinion.
the room was stuffy but there is a balcony so nice breeze when the door was opened though lots of traffic noise in our location.
I would definately stay there again.
My daughter and I stayed here in January. While the lobby is in very good shape, the rooms are quite worn. The carpet could use replacement. The beds, two "twin", were very small. We pulled them apart so we could sleep in separate beds. The air conditioning was turned off as many Israeli hotels do for the winter. When we were warm, we had to open the balcony door which was effective, but very windy. The bed was hard, the mattress was old and slightly tilted, but my back felt fine, so maybe this was not an issue. The pillows were flat. The bathroom was newly renovated, but the shower door was only a "half door," which I really don't understand. Water was on the floor after each shower.
The hotel is rather dated and could use touching-up. The breakfast is not very Western; lots of salad, small cereal selection and bread. We stayed at the Renaissance in Jerusalem as well and the breakfast was similar, so I believe this is just an Israeli thing. The beachfront is nice and there are several restaurants a very short stroll from the hotel. There is internet access in the lobby which I believe accepts a credit card. However, a couple blocks away there is an internet place which is cheaper. I'd stay again, but only if the price is right.