Anyone who's traveled a fair amount knows that one hotel, even within the same chain, is not the same as the next. There are some real gems out there that can really make your stay and I recently discovered that the Hilton Tel Aviv is one of them. My stay there in late January of 2007 proved to be a highly satisfactory one and I'd recommend it to not only business, but leisure travelers as well. I must point out though that staying on their "Executive" level is worth every extra penny you pay. The extended service and amenities afforded that level really make your visit a memorable one. From the time you check in at their 17th floor Executive desk to the moment you depart, you realize that you have everything you need.
The guest room size is ample, though I was disappointed with the small area for the bathroom. I would have preferred a double sink and more counter space but there were some other features which made up for these shortcomings. I am one of those people that MUST have their tea/coffee in the morning - first thing, and Hilton provides one of those dependable and fast electric tea kettles with which to heat your water. I also appreciate having a proper-sized safe as well as enough hangers in the closet, an iron and ironing board, and a comfortable workspace for my computer.
I was impressed with the response time on each of my phoned requests (ex: room service, housekeeping, etc.). My call for extra towels was answered practically before I hung up the phone. The hold time for connecting to various services in the hotel was minimal in my experience, and that's a big plus for travelers that are on a fixed time schedule.
But, I'm saving the best for last... Hilton Tel Aviv's executive lounge on the 17th floor, which is included with an executive level room reservation, is far none, INCREDIBLE. The guest has access to breakfast in the morning, afternoon snacks at 4:30pm, and light dinner from 6pm to 9pm every evening. All of this served in their very comfortable and scenic lounge with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea coastline looking both north and south. It's the perfect way to start a day, or end one after a full day of touring or business meetings.
Give Hilton Tel Aviv a try on your next visit to Israel. You will find yourself settling in with no effort and not wanting to leave.
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