Cinema Hotel, Tel Aviv
Reviews - Cinema Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Cinema Hotel
An absolute gem!from Scotcityboy
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 316from EllieChicago
great central locationfrom gowk
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 Indeedfrom iidee
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 Reportfrom rictheater
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 servicefrom RonFinlay
Delightful stay at The Cinema Hotelfrom SSMLondon
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 hotelfrom AnotherMark
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 Digsfrom calgalLosAngeles
Second roundfrom AZZenny
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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