Israel offers ancient sites, beautiful beaches and luxury hotels. We have picked the top 10 best luxury hotels in Israel to help you decide where to stay on your next vacation to this magnificent destination. Our top 10 best luxury hotels all offer the perfect place for your next getaway, whether its a trip to absorb cultural and historic attractions or you just want to relax and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle.
Israel offers more than pilgrimages to holy places like the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall. In Jerusalem, stroll Wohl Rose Garden and absorb the nocturnal light show screened on the Tower of David’s walls. Explore Tel Aviv’s galleries and museums, or take a swim in the Sea of Galilee, scuba dive in the Red Sea, or take a tour to the Dead Sea and float about in this crazily buoyant water. For action try windsurfing off Beit Yanai Beach. The opportunities to enjoy yourself are endless!
Wherever you decide to stay, in Israel or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more.
Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a gorgeous beachfront hotel is located in the Marina overlooking the Mediterranean in the affluent residential area of Herzliya. Gaze upon Israel’s largest marina and the Mediterranean from your balcony. Indulge in spa treatments by renowned beauty brand: Christina Cosmetics. Enjoy sunset cocktails at the Rooftop Bar, or dine at the distinguished Herbert Samuel restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton’s first kosher restaurant.
At Herzliya, you’re very centrally located within an hour’s drive of Jerusalem and two hours from the remarkable Dead Sea. The Pete Dye–designed Caesarea Golf Course also lies nearby.
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a unique elegant oasis, featuring 115 guest rooms and 82 suites including studios, one-and two-bedroom suites and the presidential suite. The tranquil sea influences all elements of this urban resort, from the soft hues in the room decor to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Being the first luxury resort in Israel, this beach hotel offers stunning rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the mesmerizing Mediterranean Sea. An elegant lobby bar features a wide variety of signature cocktails, but it is the 12th-floor outdoor rooftop swimming pool with an outdoor bar, which offers the best sea view.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa features 6 luxurious treatment rooms, Hammam, Swedish sauna, ocean-view relaxation area, a spacious 24-hour gym overlooking the ocean, plus there is plenty of meeting space including a ballroom, meeting room, and business center. Unlike most Ritz-Carlton hotels, while it is one of the best luxury hotels in Israel, this hotel is one of the best Ritz-Carltons without a club lounge.
2. Beresheet, Mizpe Ramon
Negev Desert covers nearly half of Israel, but perhaps no stretch is as dazzling as the dozen acres that encircle Beresheet. The combination of breath-taking desert scenery together with the unique architecture and top quality service makes Beresheet one of the most extraordinary hotels in Israel.
Built on the rim of Makhtesh Ramon, the world’s largest crater, hotel Beresheet, Mizpe Ramon masterfully blends into the silent landscape, with a scattering of one- and two-story buildings housing 111 contemporary rooms. Our tip is to book a room with a balcony or with your own pool overlooking the crater.
The gourmet restaurant, which serves locally sourced, organic cuisine, appears to be suspended above Makhtesh Ramon.
Carmel Forest Spa is a luxurious and spacious spa and includes treatment rooms, a sauna, a hot tub, relaxation areas, Turkish Hamam (steam room) and over 70 body and beauty care treatments. You can choose from a variety of massages that bring release and balance. Shiatsu and Reiki treatments are also available.
Explore the crater on a 4×4 safari or cycling tour, or simply appreciate its grandeur from the infinity pool. Other activities you can enjoy from this hotel include hiking, cycling (you may rent bicycles at the hotel), RZRs and ATVs trips (off-road vehicles), abseiling and hot air balloons.
3. The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Jaffa is set in the Old City of Jaffa, which is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world with over 4000 years of history. The Jaffa is also located in an exclusive area where only artists can reside.
Boasting stunning views of Jaffa’s ancient port and the Mediterranean Sea, The Jaffa is adjacent to the small streets of the artists’ quarter and is within proximity of the Jaffa port, the old city’s art galleries, as well as the famous Flea Market and its abundance of restaurants and nightlife.
The hotel pays homage to its historical surroundings, seamlessly blending a section of the 13th century Crusaders Wall from the courtyard into the contemporary lobby. Signature chef restaurant, Don Camillo, infuses international dishes with indigenous flavors and serves a daily Israeli Italian breakfast.
Mingle with stylish locals at the destination Chapel Bar and sample New York classics at Golda’s Delicatessen. The Jaffa houses an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and a world-class spa. World-renowned designer John Pawson’s signature minimalist style, custom furniture, sumptuous beds, lavish bathrooms and luxurious amenities characterize the 120 rooms & suites, presenting the fine comforts of a lifestyle hotel, designed to harmonize with the historical architecture of the 19th-century building stunningly restored by architect Ramy Gill.
4. Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel, part of the Leading Hotels of the World, is located in the heart of Jerusalem, with magnificent views of the Old City walls and the Tower of David. It can also be found alongside Jerusalem’s shopping experience, Mamilla Avenue.
The sophisticated design of Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem was conceived by renowned architect Piero Lissoni brings superior design and lifestyle hospitality to Jerusalem.
The hotel guests enjoy prestigious accommodations together with exclusive restaurant and bar venues; an award-winning Holistic Wellbeing gym and spa; and banqueting venues, all blending luxurious, modern, international style with the spiritually rich culture of the city.
The Mamilla Hotel rooms and suites mix the best modern comforts with original pieces. The hotel’s ingenious liquid-crystal bathroom walls are a masterpiece of design and space, going from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button, allowing for combined or segmented spaces.
Akasha Wellbeing Center offers a unique wide range of holistic practices, rejuvenation and beauty treatment experiences. By integrating innovative western and eastern practices with natural healing techniques, Akasha creates a fresh approach to support modern wellbeing needs.
The Gym boasts the most advanced and cutting-edge fitness equipment, Kinesis™ machines, a spacious aerobics room, and a private training room.
The Rooftop Outdoor Lounge & Restaurant is a relaxed, informal brasserie with breathtaking views of Jerusalem’s Old City. Happy Fish Restaurant serves up a variety of Mediterranean fish dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients and Mirror Bar and Cigar Lounge is popular among both local Jerusalem residents and hotel guests, offering a unique combination of classic drinks, cocktails, and gourmet bar food as well as high-quality sound system, making it one of Jerusalem’s top nightspots.
5. Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Discover all of Jerusalem’s famed historical sites while enjoying excellent service at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Designed in an elegant, late-1920s style mixed with lavish modern luxury.
Ideally located for discovering Jerusalem’s cultures and religions, the inspirational environment within the hotel lends rich character to one of the world’s most ancient and holy cities. Designed by award-winning Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar, this relaxing retreat offers legendary True Waldorf Service and elegant accommodations, creating unforgettable experiences to last a lifetime.
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is a Conde Nast 2017 Best Hotel in Israel (for the third consecutive year) and a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award recipient. Travel + Leisure’s 2018 Best Awards for the “The 10 Best City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East”.
Experience outstanding service, luxurious rooms and fine dining. Spin and take in the stunning open-space atrium. Climb the grand staircase and escape to one of 225 luxury guestrooms or suites, the largest in the city. Delicious Mediterranean cuisine in sophisticated surroundings is the order of the day, with a choice of two restaurants. Sophisticated conference and event facilities, including meeting rooms and a magnificent Grand Ballroom.
6. David Citadel Jerusalem
Overlooking Jerusalem’s old city walls, the David Citadel hotel enjoys a stunning location in a city steeped in thousands of years of history, culture and tradition. The timeless alleyways of the Old City, the Western Wall and Tower of David, the bustling Machne Yehuda market, the Mamilla Avenue and an abundance of New City attractions are all within easy walking distance from this landmark hotel.
David Citadel Jerusalem boasts 385 impeccably designed suites and guestrooms, fine cuisine, a modernized gym and a luxurious spa, year-round heated pool and a private executive lounge. The hotel’s design fuses past and future evidenced in the local-limestone walls, and in the curved steel and soaring glass-domed lobby. A highlight is the al-fresco Terrace, which overlooks the ancient city walls and Tower of David.
Diplomats, prime ministers, celebrities and artists arrive regularly to the hotel and enjoy the luxury, elegance and comfort the hotel offers to all its guests.
The David Citadel hotel was recently renovated under the skilful hands of world-renowned architect Piero Lissoni. The renewal of the well-established hotel included the redesign of the public spaces, suites and guest rooms, as well as the lobby, the pool, the spa, the gym, the banqueting spaces, the dining room, and the executive lounge.
7. Dan Tel Aviv
The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel was the first luxury Tel Aviv hotel in Israel’s first Jewish city. The Dan Tel Aviv has always been a prime venue for statesmen, politicians and artists who gathered here from the earliest years of the State of Israel.
This luxury hotel overlooks the Mediterranean and the splendid beaches bordered by the city’s famous seafront promenade. Designer stores, commercial centers and the city’s famed after-dark attractions are all on the doorstep.
Luxurious guestrooms and suites face the sea or city and combine thoughtful details with cutting-edge technology. Guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Mediterranean. They also have air-conditioning, LCD screen, cable TV, room safe, alarm clock, mini bar, two-line telephones with voice mail, hairdryer, wireless internet access, and more. As of May 2019, 60 of the 100 Executive Sea View Rooms have been completely and beautifully renovated.
HaYarkon 99, the flagship restaurant of the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, accommodates up to 40 guests in a cosy ambience. HaYarkon 99 was designed with classic and traditional motifs. Restaurant chef, Ilan Lazmi, created a menu using the best local ingredients, with a solid personal touch. The D Restaurant offers an innovative menu that blends classic Mediterranean simplicity with the colorful flair of the contemporary Israeli kitchen and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.
The bar & lounge provides an intimate atmosphere and a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. It served a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as home-made pastries.
The Spa at Dan Tel Aviv will pamper you in new treatment rooms. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, a sun deck overlooking the beach (summertime only), a children’s pool, fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, and of course, the glorious beach across the street. The Danyland Children’s Club is open during the Passover holidays and during August.
8. King David Jerusalem
The King David Hotel Jerusalem, one of the world’s legendary hotels, is a major landmark in a unique city. Blending the past and old world refinement, the King David Hotel is unquestionably the most famous of all Jerusalem hotels. S
Built in the 1920’s at the meeting point of the historic Old City and dynamic New Jerusalem, the King David Hotel delights the eye with stately pink quartz exteriors and exotic public rooms decorated with motifs that recreate a bygone romantic era. Superbly located on an elevated site, the King David Hotel Jerusalem offers incomparable views of the walls, minarets and domes of the Old City.
Other features of the King David Hotel are the spacious private gardens that enclose green lawns, tennis court, adults’ and children’s swimming pools (heated in the season), as well as a children’s playground and quiet corners for relaxation. The new Fitness Centre offers a unique harmony to the training environment, featuring state-of-the-art training equipment. Adjoining the Fitness Center are the luxurious treatment rooms. Our Spa offers a comprehensive menu of skin and body treatments. Free use of WiFi in the public areas and in the rooms, up to three devices per room.
Guest rooms and suites of the King David Hotel are a harmony of elegance and luxury, distinguished by solicitous attention and devotion to detail. The official venue in Jerusalem for banquets and state occasions, the King David Hotel is the hotel of choice for world leaders and famous personalities.
9. David InterContinental, Tel Aviv
Soaring 25 stories above the beautiful Mediterranean and Tel Aviv’s burgeoning urban center, the David InterContinental is set on the beachfront promenade in the SoHo of Neve Tzedek, the heartbeat of Tel Aviv.
Visit the fascinating ancient sites and lively restaurants of nearby Jaffa; spend an afternoon at the HaTachana complex, housing beloved local artists and designers; and enjoy the city’s renowned nightlife.
An elegant retreat in the heart of the city, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool; a wellness center, THE Spa; celebrated dining options; meeting facilities; and a premier setting for special events.
The David InterContinental has 555 guestrooms, including 39 suites. Guestrooms feature air-conditioning, minibars, large work desk with excellent lighting, three phones, voice mail, data ports, high speed Internet access, satellite TV, Italian marble bathrooms, robes, hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, coffee makers, butler service, double glazed windows, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, and more. The Executive Club Level features a business center and a lounge offering a selection of light snacks, cocktail hour and a separate check-in area.
10. The Vista at Hilton Tel Aviv
Enjoy the height of luxury and comfort at The Vista at Hilton Tel Aviv. Located on the top floors of Hilton Tel Aviv, The Vista offers stunning accommodations with private balconies, sweeping views over the Mediterranean Sea and personalized service in the Vista Lounge, and an exclusive top-floor retreat. Guests have access to all Hilton Tel Aviv facilities, including a Thai spa, outdoor pool, 5 restaurants and lounges, a medical center, high-end shops, and conference facilities.
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