The Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv is part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection of resorts, and it is not difficult to see why.
The address of this 23 story establishment, a block away from on the white sandy beach is Herbert Samuel Street, and the Royal Beach can proudly boast that all its rooms face the azure Mediterranean Sea. Central to all the tourist attractions, restaurants, museums, markets, galleries and business districts that Tel Aviv has to offer, this has been one of our favorite places to stay.
First impressions are everything and the introduction to this hotel spoke volumes.The lobby looked inviting and uniquely, vastly spacious with seating in the form of benches and chairs that could easily accommodate one hundred people or more.
We were welcomed by a staff member with a refreshing beverage infused with cinnamon and citrus.The hotel also had a bar that provides a good spot to meet friends or business acquaintances and a smaller whimsical area complete with a cello just for decoration.
Furnished in tan leather, gold, burgundy and an imaginative use of marble and wood; the lobby colors contrasted well with the black and metallic accents and the arrangements of orchid vases and light fixtures.
The property’s dramatically broad corridors with big black curtains between room doors gave the impression of curtain calls as one walked between the rooms and elevators, with each floor displaying a unique art piece by the mirrored elevators.
Our room on the 12th floor was beautifully decorated in a minimalistic and elegant style. Hues of tans, light wood, and bronzes gave the room a very modern and open feel.
From the coffee maker and minibar to the more than adequate power sockets generously and practically situated near the bed, desk and 45 inch TV; it was clear that guests’ comfort and needs were a priority in this establishment. The maximum occupancy of this room was two persons, but the property does offer bigger rooms for families.
There was a big nightstand next to the comfortable bed, reading lamps as well as a very functional desk with a lamp making the room comfortably lit. Furthermore, The room boasted double sliding door curtains for both light and dark settings according to guest preference.s
The hardwood floors rendered the room aesthetically pleasing and easier to keep clean; eliminating dust and dirt; all good news for allergy sufferers.
Neatly situated behind a texturized sliding door made from plexiglass was the room closet, while the safe was hidden in the shelving section of the wardrobe with additional storage space.
As guests opened the door to the room, the bathroom was located on the right with an original door set up separating the facilities from the room.
Large, bronze textured subway tiles and textured wallpaper line the room gave it an elegant urban feel. The well-appointed amenity kit and a top-of-the-line rainshower showerhead along with a handheld attachment completed the luxurious feel.
From the room, there was a door leading to a small balcony complete with outdoor furniture.
I would recommend that children be accompanied by an adult at all times since some might lean over the banister and be in danger.
As you might expect; the views were spectacular, and as Tel Aviv is known as the city that never sleeps, guests would enjoy looking at it both in the day and night time
And speaking of views, the Executive lounge too, had a splendid view of the Mediterranean and the ancient port city of Jaffa to the south. The food, as well as the décor in that room, was luxurious and my breakfast there was memorable.
The morning spread included a variety of crudités, dried fruit, cut fresh fruit, white and yellow cheeses, fresh fruit juices presented in old fashioned bottles, smoked and pickled fish and jelly filled danishes.
The Executive Lounge also had a Happy Hour that extended well into the evening and boasted a lavish display of appetizers, desserts including cheesecakes and malabi along with selected wine, beers, and hard liquor choices.
The dining room is enormous and luxurious decorated with artifacts in boxes which makes for a lovely touch.
Just like the other public spaces in the hotel, the dining hall is spacious and well lit, and since the kitchen is open visitors can watch the staff preparing the food.
Like most properties in Israel, this is a hotel with a kosher license, so this means that patrons can’t have meat and dairy products at the same meal.
Generally speaking, the morning meal is dairy and the evening meal meat. There are selections for everyone including for travelers who follow vegan and vegetarian diets.
The Breakfast Buffet was sumptuous and delicious.
The lavish display included pastries, dried fruits, juices, cut up fresh fruit, vibrantly colored salads, cereals, milk, yogurts, an assortment of nuts and a honeycomb which was not only decorative but also dripping with syrupy goodness.
The hot food station offered eggs prepared in different ways well as shakshuka which is a poached egg in a spicy tomato sauce.
The buffet also featured a variety of yellow and white cheeses and an assortment of smoked and pickled fish like herring, mackerel, and salmon. The bread baskets were overflowing with rolls, bagels, challah and pita.
Pool, Spa, and Fitness
This hotel sports a unique outdoor partial covered shallow swimming pool with an enormous cement deck area, where guests can comfortably spend time admiring the Tel Aviv sunsets after their day trips.
There is also a full-service spa and a fully furnished gym available to paying guests with state-of-the-art equipment.
Autism Travel Tips
- As mentioned before the room doors to open air balconies should be a concern for parents.If you are traveling with young kids or kids on the spectrum, contact the front desk to ask for help or bring your door lock
- The property does not supply an anti-slip mat for bathrooms, so you need to bring your own.
- Be aware that the executive lounge staff does enforce the age restriction rule, so kids under 18 aren’t allowed in.