(jul and nov 11)
I was there twice in 211.
Hotel is quite nice, with terrace, solarium and daily free massage and newspapers in english.
friendly and helpful... except the owner (I guess, the old man that is usually on reception in the early morning) that seems grumpy... especially if you ask him to call a taxi from a company that has no agreement with the hotel (and that costs less than the taxi they offers).
Room: july room was very nice, november was a lot smaller but I paid the same price... and when I asked why they say that july one was an exception as they were full. All rooms were with sea allure and furnitures in shades of light blue and white.
Bed: very confortable.
Minibar: empty. You must go to a neighbour small market to buy something (afternoon staff will direct you to a cheap one that is very near).
Toilet: small but good, some with shower other with bathtube. Rooms with shower were smaller.
Breakfast area & breakfast: breakfast area is nice, with few tables of various kind and size. In it they serve breakfast and - when planned - the appetizers and drinks included in the "happy hour". Continental breakfast is quite good, including cow and sheep milks and yoghurts, omelettes, various kind of vegetables, etc...
Sun terrace: very nice... and you can enjoy a good sight of the sky and sea, even if interrupted by the Hilton buliding.
Booking and payment:
booking was done by a local contact with an agreed price on both my stays... The local contact ask me to cancel my reservation as the price I can obtain from him can be lower... at the end this lower price was without taxes, mine was with and so I payd around 10 EUR more on each night. So doublecheck if prices are with or without tax. Moreover on the first stay, at checkout they asked me a lot more money than agreed price (+20-25% +tax over the increased price). When I show them the confirmation fax they needed around 20 minutes to solve the issue to my (partial) satisfaction (agreed price + tax on the previously overpriced price).
This was totally unexpected, especially because in November the agreed price was the same as for end of july/beginning of august and I was fully aware of the +tax.
...It's true that the hotel expenses are on my company and not on me... so it is a problem only if you don't respect the budget...
Around area: a park, a beach, some shops and by 5 minutes walk very good restaurants (ask the staff for "Babunia" if you like fish or "Benedict" if you like eggs & breafast food served all day)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shalom Hotel & Relax offers 51 rooms designed to pamper guests that want to enjoy the resort atmosphere of Tel Aviv, Israel. Some rooms feature attractive sitting areas; others feature bathrooms with a view of the beach, while unique romantic spa rooms welcome guests with an indulgent Jacuzzi facing the magnificent view. All guests are welcome to enjoy the amazing rooftop lounge: is the perfect spot for an afternoon of relaxation. ... more less
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