As the newest entry in Atlas chain’s arsenal of boutique Tel Avivian properties, the Shalom Hotel and Relax represents the culmination of years of experience in hotel, design and customer service. Though situated steps away from the Mediterranean, the property harkens to a secluded lodge type fantasy – the kind set in the weather beaten beaches of Massachusetts or Maine. A maritime style theme of blue and white appears throughout, while aged wooden planks and layers of pebbles provide flooring for the property’s outdoor areas. rnThe rooms aren’t particularly large but the décor’s effortless charm more than make up for it. Works of famous Israeli artist Michael Argov grace the walls. Every room features an LCD screen-connected computer; there’s WiFi throughout. And free daily massages as well as a daily happy-hour come as an added bonus. For a really relaxing special stay, try the spa rooms, which feature a Jacuzzi complemented by a breathless seaside view.