Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

The Norman
A five star, luxurious boutique hotel near the beach in Tel Aviv, The Norman offers superlative service and surrounds, as well as a rooftop pool.
Luck Spa
Pedicure couches were enough to have us re-booking at this lively neighbourhood spa.
Vicky Cristina
Relaxed tapas wine bar where you can while away a sultry evening under fig trees.
Carmela Ba’Nachala
A market-based restaurant dreamt up during the chef's days in Stuttgart.
Herods Tel Aviv
This is Leonardo Hotels' tribute to the city's golden days under the British mandate of the '30s.
Carlton Tel Aviv
An extensive face-lift has restored Carlton's glory as the safe choice for a luxury hotel experience.
Shila
A leading light in Tel Aviv's gastropub revolution.
ShuShu
This 'private club', hidden behind a frozen yoghurt shop, is leading the way for Tel Aviv's neo-speakeasy scene...
Herbert Samuel
Mediterranean food with a sea view by a rising star chef - ample reason to venture out of Tel Aviv's hedonistic center.
Mul Yam
French-inspired treats from a Les Grandes Tables Du Monde entrant.
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.
Catit
For the foodie traveller, Catit's molecular gastronomy should be added as both restaurant and attraction.
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.
Cordelia
Classic French cuisine in an intimate, if idiosyncratic, venue - a welcome addition to Tel Aviv's busy tendencies.
Dan Tel Aviv
This is the original luxury hotel in Tel Aviv and hasn't been surpassed yet..
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Brown Hotel Bar
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, an abundance of easily accessible rooftops, and an excess of hedonistic tendencies, Tel Aviv has more or less perfected the art of the memorable roof top party.
Hatachana Complex
History meets consumer heaven at this renovated train station in Jaffa.
Shampina
The best cure for a mid-summer night’s heat is champagne.
Clara
A massive deck overlooking the sea, several lounge areas and hammocks by the shore make this the hottest spot all summer.
Sublet
If you're in Tel Aviv for the summer season and in the mood for an alternative to the standard club scene, Sublet is your venue for the night.
Rokach 73
Provencal-inspired fair in a quiet, pastoral setting to the northern edge of Tel Aviv.
Dizzy Frishdon
This central hotspot keeps its preferences unique, opting to uphold the indoor smoking ban and keeping its lights well and truly shining -the perfect pit stop for a drink and some friendly flirting.
Laor Inc.
Personally-tailored toiletries by one of Israel's leading biotech start-ups.
Hilton Tel Aviv
The Dizingoff
Breaking trends of typically outskirts sites, this movie-star owned mega-bar with its mainstream electronica sounds continues to attract the crowds
Cat And Dog
This blacked out den offers the best in Israel's electonic DJs, marking it out as the place for people whose day starts only at sundown.

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