We have reviewed hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel with the best club or executive lounges, to help you decide on the best choice if travelling as a couple, a family or as a single business traveller. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Israel.
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!
Having already reviewed the best luxury hotels in Israel, I now detailed the best hotel executive club lounges or concierge levels in Israel. 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. 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. This hotel has the best executive club lounge in 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 redesigned Club rooms on the hotel’s top floors deliver the utmost in modern urban design for the discerning traveler. Enjoy state-of-the-art interiors and a stylish marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. These rooms have been recently renovated and have club lounge access. They are the best ones to choose.
Rates for these rooms include access to the exclusive Club InterContinental with private check-in and all-day refreshments. The Executive Club Level also features a business center and the lounge offers breakfast, a selection of light snacks, cocktail hour and a separate check-in area.
In fact, the breakfast, high tea and happy hour, during which there is self-service alcohol, is all very decent in terms of the spread of food and drinks. Service is friendly and good. The views are excellent because of the lounge being located on a high floor, so there’s a nice view of the city.
2. 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.
This executive lounge is the best executive lounge in Jerusalem and is particularly renowned for its excellent staff. They will regularly refresh your drinks and offer food, as well as assisting in printing documents, making copies, and so forth. This is definitely one of the best executive club lounges in Israel.
The award-winning Executive Lounge at the Jerusalem David Citadel hotel is an adults only concierge level lounge, offering a range of complimentary benefits in a relaxed environment.
The exclusive lounge serves breakfast buffet between 7am to 11am and a selection of Hors d’ Oeuvres from noon to 10pm. Light dining and hot and cold beverages are available throughout the day along with complimentary newspapers and magazines from around the world, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and a full range of business facilities.
A separated area provides the perfect space for hosting private business meetings, making it a top choice for dignitaries to meet in a more intimate atmosphere.
The Executive Lounge at the David Citadel Jerusalem hotel won first place at the Passport Awards, initiated by Israel’s leading travel magazine Passport, and was named the Leading Business Lounge in Israel 2014 by travel industry representatives.
3. 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.
Mamilla Hotel’s business executive lounge is located on the entrance level, and is ideal for meetings in the private conference room.
The lounge has an elegant but contemporary design offering all day long light dairy dishes, pastries and drinks. Modern plush sofas and coffee tables blend harmoniously with the antique Chinese and object trouve, ensuring a cozy living space for a relaxing break.
4. The Vista at Hilton, Tel Aviv
The Vista at Hilton Tel Aviv is 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.
This Executive club lounge here is very good and a decent size by Hilton standards. The staff are excellent and the food is also very good, particularly their desserts.
Breakfast is Israeli style, meaning cheese but no meats. There is also a light dinner. Also on offer throughout the day are two coffee machines, orange and grapefruit juices.
5. Sheraton Tel Aviv
Sheraton Tel Aviv is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. It sits on a prime beachfront location, right in the heart of the Herbert Samuel Boardwalk, overlooking the Mediterranean coastline.
The hotel is within walking distance of Tel Aviv’s hotspots, artist’s quarter and picturesque Jaffa. Enjoy their fitness room as well as the unique SPA featuring dead sea treatments. Rooms are nicely renovated with stylish wooden floors and seascape decor and color scheme.
The 7th-floor executive club lounge at Sheraton Tel Aviv is open 0630-2300 daily and offers a decent array of food for breakfast and dinner and excellent desserts along with kosher wine and a limited hard alcohol selection. The staff here are reportedly great. There are snacks and drinks available all day and from lunchtime onward, and there is a full bar (no extra charge). There are newspapers in the lounge and you have access to an exclusive outside balcony, but there is no seating on the balcony.
Note that this lounge, like many in Tel Aviv, has a “no children” policy.
6. Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel
Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel has an excellent location directly on the beach, where you can sink your toes into the warm white sand and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also within easy access to business, shopping and entertainment.
Your comfortable air-conditioned accommodation features a private balcony with fabulous sea views, a well-lit work desk, wireless Internet, in-room safe and mini-bar.
Before enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or rejuvenate yourself in the on-site fitness gym. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, rest your eyes or relax with a good book on our sun deck.
There is an executive club lounge here which is open seven days a week including weekends but is closed on Jewish Holidays such as Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana.
The lounge serves breakfast and evening snacks 6-8pm and free wine, beer and soft drinks. There are free sodas (Coke and diet Coke, Sprite and diet Sprite) and bottled water throughout the day. Daytime snacks include assorted nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruit and cookies.
It is worth noting that you have to be 18 years old or over to access this lounge.
7. Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach
This is a very standard Crowne Plaza hotel in Tel Aviv. Pleasant and clean but not noteworthy, except for the views of the beach from the room, which really are quite special.
The executive lounge is very good here for a Crowne Plaza with excellent food and a generous volume of food too. Expect breakfast, a light dinner and snacks and drinks throughout the day.
8. Crowne Plaza Jerusalem
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem is the worst Crowne Plaza hotels in israel with the worst club lounge in our listing. The hotel is located on a hill at the entrance to Jerusalem. The lobby is spacious with some shops, but the rooms are small and basic and the bathroom amenities are not noteworthy either. The blackout curtains reportedly don’t work with light coming around the edge of them.
The club lounge offers drinks and light snacks but not enough to fill you up, so this hotel does not come highly recommended, even though it does have a club lounge.
The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Tel Aviv by Marriott Bonvoy does not have an executive club lounge, neither does the Publica Isrotel, Autograph Collection even though they both fall under the Marriott Bonvoy umbrella. Note that The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is one of the best luxury hotels in the whole of Israel, but it is also one of the few Ritz-Carlton hotels without an executive club lounge.
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