The Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv is a deluxe hotel that guests rave about. The rooms, the service, the view, the food and everything else!
The Carlton is located along the beachfront just near the Tel Aviv Marina. You can bike or stroll along the 10 mile boardwalk. Or relax at the Tel Aviv beach, watching the surfers and sun worshipers or taking a dip in the Sea.
Service at the Carlton Tel Aviv is unbelievable!
By all accounts, the Carlton hotel staff are friendly, accomodating and efficient, from the front desk, to the room maid, the doormen and the waiters.
All the rooms and suites at the Carlton Tel Aviv are large, comfortable and decorated richly. Make sure to request a renovated room.
All the rooms facing the sea, park or city view are quite nice. But if you can afford it, a surcharge for a room facing the sea with a balcony has the most exquisite views.
The Carlton is equipped for families with adjoining rooms. The parent’s bedroom has a king-sized bed while the children’s room has two double beds.
The best ‘executive’ rooms are on floors 11-14. They have free access to the Royal Executive Lounge which offers free WIFI, newspapers and refreshments.
There is a beautiful rooftop pool at the Carlton with an amazing view of the Marina.
You also get free access to the Gordon pool just nearby. Gordon Pool is a very big (and clean) pool with an area for lap swimming and a play area for kids and toddlers.
As in most 5 star hotels in Tel Aviv, the Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv has an excellent Spa where you can enjoy a variety of massages – Swedish, Thai, Indian, hot stone and Shiatsu, to name just a few. The 5th floor gym is small but well-equipped, with modern machines for working out.
You should be aware that as in most Tel Aviv luxury hotels, the Carlton charges about $15 per night for Wifi. Don't be surprised.
Possibly the only negative thing I can say about this really excellent hotel is that during peak season, when there are large tour groups, the Carlton can feel a bit crowded at the elevators and in the dining room.
In the hotel dining room or even better, at ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ - enjoy a delicious Israeli breakfast buffet outdoors with a huge and variety of homemade breads and cakes, fruit, vegetables, freshly made eggs, pancakes, cereals and granola, cheeses with freshly made espresso or cappuccino coffee!
Carlton is home to two of Tel Aviv's best gourmet restaurants, the only two that appear on France’s La Liste of the world’s best restaurants.
They are both kosher, and are operated by well known chef Meir Adoni. On the fifteenth floor rooftop is Blue Sky Restaurant serving dairy and fish, and overlooking the beach is Lumina Restaurant, serving meat and fish. They are pricely, but excellent.
I highly recommend the Carlton if you're looking for a luxurious 5-star hotel near the Tel Aviv beach.
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