The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel is the first deluxe hotel ever built in Tel Aviv.
The Dan Tel Aviv is expensive, but you get what you pay for. It’s the hotel of choice for many stars and VIPs that visit Israel.
This classic luxury hotel in a perfect location across the street from the Tel Aviv beach, midway between old Jaffa to the South and the Tel Aviv Port area to the north.
You may also want to read about the Dan Panorama Hotel, an excellent value Dan hotel in southern Tel Aviv. Both hotels are part of the excellent Dan Hotel chain in Israel.
The Dan offers a mix of standard, deluxe and executive rooms and suites.
All rooms have excellent toiletries from Israeli Dead Sea and Sabon bath products.
The standard rooms that have been renovated are a bit on the small side but comfortable, decorated luxuriously with classic dark woods and super modern bathrooms.
The deluxe and executive sea-view rooms are spacious and beautiful.
The executive rooms include access to the executive lounge – great value if you can afford to splurge. The lounge serves complementary drinks and appetizers all day long which are superb. A bit of a shame that there is no free wifi in the lounge, only in the lobby.
My best advice – reserve only a recently renovated room and you won’t be disappointed. The older rooms, even the executive ones are a bit worn.
And as I always recommend when booking rooms in Tel Aviv, ask for a higher floor with a sea view. Besides having a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea and the beaches, they offer more light and are quieter than rooms facing the street and Molly Bloom’s – a fun, but noisy Irish pub just across the street.
The Dan is one of the few Tel Aviv hotels with two large swimming pools - both an outdoor saltwater pool overlooking the sea and an indoor fresh water pool. Most Tel Aviv hotels close their only outdoor pool during the winter months, so if you’re planning a winter visit, this can be a big advantage.
The spa facilities are nice with a Jacuzzi and sauna, a small but adequate fitness center and you can order the usual assortments of massages and facials.
During Passover and August, the Danyland Kid’s Club is open and offer activities, arts and crafts, plays and more for your kids. There is also a small toddlers pool.
Israeli hotel breakfasts are usually good, but the Dan Tel Aviv breakfast is a cut above the best!
You'll find all types of breads and pastries, freshly squeezed juices, piles of fruit and vegetables, eggs to order, smoked fishes, cheeses, halva and cakes and the best coffee- filter, espresso, cappuccino and latte.
In fact, all the dining options at the Dan are really good.
The Rafael Bistro restaurant at the Dan complex is one of the best gourmet restaurants in Israel – read our review at Tel Aviv Restaurants page.