Jaffa Hotel - White Rock Palace On Top Of Tel Aviv's HillJaffa Hotel  

Long before Tel Aviv's skyline grew from the dunes, Jaffo was a bustling port city. The ancient part of Tel-Aviv-Yafo (this latter refers to the two cities' marriage) was established in 1800 BCE.

Jaffa is the longest continuously inhabited city in the world, and it was built on 130 feet (40 meters) high ridge overlooking the Mediterranean coast of the biblical land.

Old Jaffa is quickly becoming Tel Aviv's most fascinating spot, where history meets modernity, and large crowds enjoy its unique architecture and fresh seafood in its renovated port.

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Marriott's latest hotel in Jaffa has opened in a restored 19th-century Neo-Renaissance building. Formerly it functioned as French Hospital and monastery.

Old Jaffa Tel Aviv  Panorama

It's located on the top of the hill and has unobstructed views of the 4,000-year-old port and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Jaffa Hotel White Rock Building

The Jaffa Hotel Green Walls

The modern lobby features a quirky detail; the remnants of a 13th-century Crusader bastion wall.


Another nice touch is the Sheshbesh (backgammon) tables, where you can play the traditional game that was popular among the merchants of the Jaffa market.

The Jaffa Hotel Lobby

Golda's Deli is a Brooklyn-style café with classic bagels and top-notch coffee.

The Jaffa Hotel Golda's Deli

The Jaffa Hotel Monastery

British designer John Pawson contrasted the grand interior with colorful mid-century furniture.

The Jaffa Hotel Monastery Bar

The Jaffa Hotel Dining

The massive stone walls hide an aesthetically pleasing minimalist interior design.

The Jaffa Hotel Room

The beautiful white walls of the hotel are home to 120 rooms and suites and 32 luxury residences.

The Jaffa Hotel Royal Bedroom

Pawson's eye for detail and respect for heritage becomes apparent when you spot the beautifully made patterned screens in the rooms, known as Masharabiya.

The Jaffa Hotel Room With Private Garden

They nod to traditional Middle Eastern architecture and elevate the luxurious rooms to another level.

The Jaffa Hotel 1 Bedroom Executive Suite

The Jaffa Hotel Bathroom

The 1,389 square feet (129 square meters) King David Suite is on the top floor in the historic wing, and it has a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean sea and Tel Aviv's modern skyline.

The Jaffa Hotel King David Suite

The Jaffa Hotel Royal Suite

The Jaffa Hotel Executive Suite Balcony

The Jaffa Hotel Balcony Sea View

The Jaffa Hotel Rooftop Terrace

The U-shaped building has a charming courtyard where green canopies offer a welcoming shade to Israel's grilling hot sun.

The Jaffa Hotel Courtyard

Two restaurants (Don Camillo, a classic Italian restaurant, and Golda's Deli) share the outdoor space, and there is plenty of room to relax in this green oasis.

The Jaffa Hotel Courtyard Restaurant

And as you would expect from a five-star hotel, there is a picture-perfect outdoor pool dotted with sun loungers.

The Jaffa Hotel Outdoor Oasis With A Swimming Pool

Tel Aviv's Skyline At Night

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2 Louis Pasteur, Tel Aviv, 6803602, Israel