Cinema Hotel

, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Cinema Hotel

, Tel Aviv
4 star

Rooms: 82

1 Zamenhof Street - Tel Aviv - 64373 - Israel Hotel Website | | 3 5207100
330 Traveller

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7/10
Great Staff and Interior Design
Submitted by: katie in 24/08/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The cinema hotel is in the heart of downtown Tel Aviv at Dizengoff center less than a kilometers walk from the beach. This boutique hotel's best feature is that it is NEW. The hotel used the Bauhaus design of the building and its origin to bring a modern reminiscence of the 30's cinema and is nicely appointed. The rooms are small as well as the breakfast dining area and parking. It is a comfortable stay but not luxurious with helpful and attentive desk staff. The typical Israeli breakfast included is the usual breads, salads and fruits. I would definitely stay there again more for the value and cleanliness for Tel Aviv's high season prices rather than for the amenities of higher priced beach hotels. I did not have time to visit the business lounge and sunroof terrace which offers drinks, snacks and a view.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Cinema Hotel

An absolute gem!

from Scotcityboy
We spent 5 nights at the Hotel Cinema and were well impressed. We took a chance and avoided the big chains by the beach and were not disappointed. Located right in the middle of Tel Aviv. Five minutes from the Dizengoff Shopping Centre and ten minutes walk from the beach.

An original Bauhaus cinema carefully and sympathetically transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel, with tasteful displays alluding to its former life.

Staff were amazing. We travelled overnight from Heathrow and arrived there really early. Regis on reception still managed to get us into our room for 10 o'clock, 2 hours ahead of official check in.

Rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast room was a little tight for space, but la piece de resistance was the wide sun terrace where free nibbles and cakes were provided every day at 5pm!

Forget your Hilton and Sheraton, its the Cinema for me!

Drew & Mark, London

Room 316

from EllieChicago
While the hotel was pleasant and centrally located, Room 316 was a closet. We called two times to ask if they had bigger rooms. Both times we were told all rooms were the same. When we were checking out, we passed by other rooms being cleaned. They were all bigger. Do not let them put you in Room 316. Do not believe them when they say all rooms are the same size. Other than that, our stay was very pleasant.

great central location

from gowk
Stay the last week in November and found the hotel to be very good and in the middle of everything.All the brand name hotels on the sea front looked very run down and scruffy outside and lacking in atmosphere,they are also a long way from any entertainment(in November,may be the time of year).
Next to the Cinema Hotel is a very good Indian restuarant,and round the corner on main road,there is a cafe bar called Havana which is very,very good.
Found every person that i talked with in Tel Aviv extremely friendly,exept taxi drivers,who dont even know their own city,take a map,show them the place you want to go on the map,and they still dont know were they are going!
Sitting on an afternoon having a beer(Goldstar,superb)on the beach in November is a great experience,not to be missed.
When going on any trips to Jerusalem i would recommend that you go on an organised trip,we went by local bus and found if you go off the beaten track the locals are very unfriendly,and unhelpfull(i'm sure everyone is not like that),but we met no friendly locals even the police wouldnt help with direction to the bus station.
All that aside loved Israel and the Israelies(Tel Aviv ones!)

Jolly Nice Hotel Indeed

from iidee
My one week stay in Cinema Hotel was very, very nice. The room was clean and spacious, the staff were friendly and the breakfast wonderful.

The hotel has been a cinema 1939 - 1994 and it is loaded with old photos, film posters, vintage projectors and switchboards. It is located on Kikar Zina Dizengoff, a square on the main shopping street, Rehov Meir Dizengoff. As the surroundings are pretty lively, it might be a good idea to have ear bulbs with you.

If you want to know the city by your feet, this is an ideal base, as most of the sights are situated only a walking distance away. Don't miss the Ben Gurion house just a few hundred metres away.

I find the hotel to be well above the official three star rating.

End of 2 Week Stay Report

from rictheater
First, I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Tel Aviv, and the only negatives I have are small ones regarding housekeeping.
Its central location, its special rate at Shape fitness center in Dizengoff Center two blocks away, its free in room wireless internet, its daily breakfast which is substantial and in a nice, naturally lighted dining room, friendly staff (especially Alfonso, the desk clerk who saw me return at 3, 4, 5 a.m. many mornings and promised that "what happens in Tel Aviv, stays in Tel Aviv". I think it is an excellent value for the money ($100/night). Three blocks to King George Street, stop in at two favorite haunts HaKosem falafel place and my nightly watering hole, Silone bar--a friendly place, mostly populated by 25-35 ers, but welcoming to older (like me) and with great music & energy.
When I arrived, there were two glasses in "sterile" plastic wrappers and a small pocket kleenex packet. The glasses were never replaced in 2 weeks nor was the pakcet of kleenex. OK, I washed the glasses & had my own kleenex, but that wasn't very professional, I'm afraid. That's really my only negative of my entire stay.
While some past reviews have mentioned noise from the disco at the corner, I never heard anything from my room. One night, there was a storm, and the wind created some strange noises on the building, but that can happen anywhere. And on Hanukah, I could hear the Chabad folks at Dizengoff Square performing songs through my window.
If noise is a major concern, ask for an inner room--no view, which is what I had.

Friendly service

from RonFinlay
A delightful hotel with excellent service, especially notable for Israel! We stayed for four days in April 2007. Arriving at 7am, we knew we couldn't access our rooms until the afternoon, but Reception offered to accelerate this and phone us on our mobile (cell) phone as soon as the rooms were ready. This they did as promised at 1pm. The hotel is well located, close to beach and main attractions, and has personality - not just another chain. Rooms not large, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast very good - wide choice, even during Passover. Would recommend, especially for families.

Delightful stay at The Cinema Hotel

from SSMLondon
A lovely hotel in central Tel Aviv. Having stayed in a number of very
mediocre four star Tel Aviv hotels before, we were keen for more of a
'boutique' hotel feel. The Cinema Hotel is as close as Tel Aviv can offer that we were able to find. A very good location, a quite beautiful building, reasonable but not fantastic rooms, clean nice bathrooms. Being small, the feel of the hotel was very personal - the
staff at reception all knew us and whatever we asked they did with a smile. There is also a fabulous huge sun terrace on the top floor, which has delicious free snacks late afternoon. The Cinema is also incredibly good value. Definitely a hotel we would return to and would recommend to friends to visit.

A little gem of a hotel

from AnotherMark
Based on other positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked 2 stays at this hotel.

We were delighted with the hotel. It is well located in Tel Aviv. The rooms are small, especially the bathrooms, but they are adequate and clean. They are nicely furnished.

The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Every request we made of any staff member was handled to our complete satisfaction. Every staff member we encountered always had a smile and a friendly greeting.

Israel is famous for it's breakfasts. Beyond any doubt, this was the best breakfast we had during our stay. We traveled all across Israel and stayed in hotels ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars.

This hotel is a winner

(Only warning--If you drive to the hotel, it is complicated to find. Get detailed directions for finding it.)

Decent Digs

from calgalLosAngeles
We arrived at the Cinema for our two nights in Tel Aviv . It is a cute, comfortable hotel. As previously noted, the rooms are european- size, small, but nicely decorated. Views are non existant, they have a comfortable roof area, lounge /spa. The hotel is clean and the staff is receptive, breakfasts are plentiful and good. This is a great centralized location and I would stay here again if I had to be in Tel Aviv, however, other areas of Israel were much more to my liking.

Second round

from AZZenny
I returned to the Cinema with a friend, and she loved the place.

The breakfasts are top-notch, which does matter to me, the ambience is great, rooms are clean, and although small and not especially well-lit, they have the right decor for a restored Bauhaus hotel, which is sort of fun, and adequate shelf and closet space. Free Internet with excellent connectivity.

Very pleasant reception staff. (The young woman with straight pale blonde hair REALLY knows her restaurants -- take her advice!) Housekeeping is very competent. The bathroom was pretty good this time, with good water pressure. Beds were fairly comfortable. No views to speak of, but in Tel Aviv that's not my priority.

I love the location, easy to walk to everywhere, and right near several bus lines, but it may not suit everyone. I consider it 'my' Tel Aviv hotel at this point.

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