On the first as well as the final leg of my trip to Israel I stayed in The Diaghilev hotel. It’s called a “Live Art Boutique Hotel” and I’d say that is a very accurate description.
My first room, which I stayed in the longest, was definitely the best of the two.
In both suites:
- the rooms were simplistic (but cool)
- extremely large (but oddly cozy)
- there were complementary large bottles of juice and water were given in the lovely kitchenette
- the bathrooms were fully stocked with plush robes
- all natural toiletries were given (which were made by local members of the community who have autism)
- the art in each room is gorgeous and available for purchase.
The first room had no issues at all, however, the second room had an outlet falling out of the wall with exposed wires. I was only in that room for a day when I discovered this, but it did take me asking the front dest twice before someone came up to fix the problem (and it never truly was resolved). This really was my only criticism.
There is breakfast included that is made to order in the restaurant. The breakfasts are hearty and come with juice and coffee. Meeting my group in the restaurant for breakfast was probably my favorite ritual with my fellow Vibe Israel team members. (And it didn’t hurt that “Regulators” was playing on the their satellite radio station almost every morning.)
The same restaurant also turns into a bar/lounge in the evening. The vibe is low-key and kind of cool. And its because of this that the vibe carries it from day to night, effortlessly.
For some odd reason, all but one blurry photo of the hotel were deleted, but here is a professional image that gives an accurate depiction of what the restaurant is like inside:
And here is my one blurry photo of breakfast:
I know, it’s bad, but if you squint, you can see the charm of the raw/reclaimed wood theme.
If you’re looking over an over-the-top luxe hotel experience, this is not your place. However, if you’re looking for something extremely cool, modern, and functional in the heart of Tel Aviv, this is your spot.