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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

The AL Hotel
A boutique hotel near the beach and the bustle of Rothschild Boulevard, The AL Hotel offers chic, comfortable rooms and an atmospheric wine bar.
The Rothschild 71
A chic boutique hotel in the White City area of Tel Aviv, The Rothschild 71 offers stylishly-decorated, light-flooded guestrooms with high-end amenities.
Hotel B Berdichevsky
A boutique hotel near the centre of Tel Aviv, the Hotel B Berdichevsky offers 23 contemporary guestrooms, a wellness area, and cocktail bar.
Carmela Ba’Nachala
A market-based restaurant dreamt up during the chef's days in Stuttgart.
Chandra
Healthy thalis in simplistic surroundings cater to local workers and recovering backpackers.
Gedera 26
Sweden meets Iraq in this tranquil escape by Carmel Market..
Isrotel Tower
This all suite skyscraper offers spacious alternatives to standard Israeli provisions.
Melody Hotel
Provisions are plentiful at this 'work and play'-themed familial pad.
Cordovero
This Spanish-inspired tapas and wine bar is a wondrous little gem, all the more for its secluded setting down a walkway in the trendy Florentin neighbourhood.
Varsano
Intimacy and authenticity abound in this quaint, somewhat eccentric part of town.
Cinematheque
Retrospectives, festivals and lectures make this the city's premier art-house cinema.
Brown Hotel
With sundeck, spa, and Egyptian cotton, the stylish Brown Hotel caters for luxury.
Tomas
Jazz and Latin American beats blend with a dressy, mid-thirties crowd, particular about their wine selections.
ShuShu
This 'private club', hidden behind a frozen yoghurt shop, is leading the way for Tel Aviv's neo-speakeasy scene...
Shila
A leading light in Tel Aviv's gastropub revolution.
Chadar Ochel
Fine dining, diverse, traditional and sharing plates are rarely associated.
Foxy Salon
New York-inspired pamper parlour for men and women.
Villa Spa
Serene scenery and a wide range of services - what more could you want from a luxury spa?
Bugsy
Tucked neatly into the arty, ripped jeans attire of the trendy Florentin neighbourhood, Bugsy (named after a famed Jewish gangster) flourishes with its simple menu and quaint tree-lined views.
Maoz
With an apartment styled backroom (complete with shower and kitchen), this world-music flaunting haunt is something of a sanctuary for informal hipness.
Otto 45
A super-sized version of your casual, neighbourhood-type bar (complete with pool table) that's been so successful it's spawned two further sites across the city.
Patio Bar
Chilled out vibes outside.
Hotel Diaghilev
This certainly lives up to its self-titled 'live art boutique hotel' moniker.
Bin 281
Wine lovers rejoice! This boutique, bar and ballroom all focus on one thing.
Mashousha
Mashousha offers a simplistic menu of Galilean inspired delights, highlighted by the eponymous mashousha, a bowl of thick hummus topped with soft chickpeas, the freshest olive oil and a finely-chopped basil spread.
Roni Kantor
Vintage threads get a modern makeover at this Rothschild Boulevard boutique.
Ozen Bar
Local touring acts, international underground talent and movie screenings make this the natural option for a laid-back night out.
Jaffa Bar
Jaffa Bar is a bit of a way from where most visitors spend their nights. And that is just where its charm lies.
Cheloush Gallery
Rooftop events and a ground floor café come as welcome additions to this recently moved avant-garde art hub.
Cycle TLV
All types of two-wheeler demands are met at this full service bike rental centre.
Tepale
Trip-hop, funk and huge windows add to the ambiance at this Jerusalem-style neighbourhood bar.
Habasta
The latest addition to Tel Aviv's Slow Food movement.
Rothschild 12
Get past the rough exterior of this Rothschild haunt and you'll find slick, minimalist furnishings with the city's most stylish and sexy to match.
Shaqued
Celebrities, tourists and local alike all flock to this place for its traditional seafood and 'salatim' (tapas-style) dishes.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Tola’at Sfarim
Design, architecture and psychology are literary specialities at this cherished bookstore and café.
Bauhaus Center
Did you know that Tel Aviv is UNESCO-listed as a site of Bauhaus preservation?
Bellini
A heady Tuscan love-affair sets the tone at this rustic hideaway.
Bertie
Pick and choose from local flavours in this little, wood panelled hot spot.
Peacock
Jeans and flip-flops are as standard as the chalkboard menus at this place, attracting the less trend-hungry Tel Avivians for a staple of beers, beats and Israeli microbrews.

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