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Orchid Tel Aviv
Ranked #55 of 100 Hotels in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
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“Stay somewhere else!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

As soon as you step into the hotel is like being back in the early 90's, it is tired. The staff is extremely unfriendly and unhelpful so the check-in process is painful.
We reserved and paid a room with seaview but got a side view of the street and sea, so technically is had a seaview but not what your expect as seaview.
The room was ok, nothing to remember, but the bathroom was horrible, looked cheap, dirty and was sort of smelly.
We had to catch an early morning flight so in the afternoon we asked the receptionist on the time she suggested for us to leave for the airport and, being 5 people (4 adults and 1 baby) we wanted a big taxi as regular taxis only allow 3 people. She told us to request it at the reception in the evening and they would make sure a big taxi was requested. The next morning, we had to take 2 regular taxis at 4am because they did not call for the big one. Beware of the taxis as you will believe they will charge for the night fee as published at the front desk (as they do not want to use the taximeter) but then, they will make you pay additional fees for your luggage (which did not happen with the taxi we took from the airport, with taximeter and luggage was even cheaper than what was originally quoted at the front desk). At the end, you leave the hotel unhappy because they did not fulifilled what was offered, cheated because it all looked as if they were in accordance with the taxi drivers and robbed because at that time there was no police at the airport to complain to, so we just had to pay for the extra, and incorrect, fees to that thief of a driver.
The hotel is not cheap so I suggest you to stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

This hotel has a nice position on the seafront but the rooms are tired. There is free wifi through out which is good except it is nor reliable and doesn't work in all rooms. The international calls don't work from all rooms either. I ended up sitting in reception to keep up to date with em and yes I did let the reception know there was a problem each day I was there but they couldn't fix it.

Breakfast is good, plentiful, good variety, nice views from the restauarant.
Some tlc needed to bring this hotel up to speed, next time I'll try somwhere else.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

This was my second stay at the Orchid - six nights for a journalistic assignment business trip. It was fully booked, meaning I couldn't upgrade to a room in the newer tower nearer the sea. However, my "single room" in the other one still had a very comfortable king size bed, a sea view, fast internet, free international phone calls, a decent desk, a kettle and plentiful supplies of tea and coffee. The airy, peaceful lounge bar was a handy venue for interviews. I was working some very long days, a couple of times not getting back until well after midnight, and the smooth, welcoming service I experienced throughout was just what I needed, while the excellent location means there are good restaurants very close which stay open until the early hours of the morning. On my last day, when I had to file a long article to my paper before leaving for the airport at about 3 pm, they let me keep the room, although they were full again that night: this was much appreciated. I am surprised by some of the negative comments here. Look: if you want to pay $500 a night, to be sure, you will find somewhere more luxurious. But I don't plan on staying anywhere else on my next trip to Tel Aviv.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Do not book in this hotel as they do not guarantee your room, inspite of asking for your credit card number.
I have booked two rooms for my colleague and I and received a written confirmation.
Once we arrive tonight, they told us the hotel was full and sent us to another hotel, very bad, but almost the same price without any compensation.
DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We had 2 connecting rooms which was more than enough space for our family of 6. What I loved about this hotel:
~amazing location across from beach - gorgeous views from our rooms
~WIFI worked excellent throught hotel (and was free)
~even though breakfast wasn't included, had breakfast in the lobby which was delicious and very reasonable
~comfortable beds, clean room
~we needed a refrigerator so after getting to our room and calling they had someone bring one up within a few minutes
~exercise room, swimming pool with a beautiful view

Would love to stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Orchid Tel Aviv

Property: Orchid Tel Aviv
Address: 79 HayarkonStreet, Tel Aviv 6343236, Israel
Region: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Tel Aviv
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv
#31 Family Hotel in Tel Aviv
#36 Luxury Hotel in Tel Aviv
#42 Romantic Hotel in Tel Aviv
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,739 - ₹ 22,449
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchid Tel Aviv 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchid Hotel Tel Aviv Ha-Yarkon St 79, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 63432, Israel Orchid Tel Aviv Park Plaza Orchid Hotel, Tel Aviv's business and leisure hotel is centrally located on the promenade and shores of the city that never stops, with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers 202 rooms and suites, ensuring guests maximum comfort in an exclusive and luxurious design. Each room is equipped with high standard facilities including flat-screen TVs, iPad docks and more. The hotel is ideal for business people, families and tourists - for both long and short stays. The hotel has a business center that provides a variety of services and facilities. Computer stations, a printer and photocopier. Business people are invited to relax in the hotel's business lounge with breathtaking views of the sea, light snacks and refreshments and dedicated, professional and courteous staff waiting to assist you. The hotel offers a range of complimentary services for the benefit of hotel guests that include high-speed Wi-Fi access, international calls from rooms and lobby, and more. Apart from business, it is important that our guests enjoy and relax. The hotel offers fine Israeli cuisine served throughout the day, from luxurious Israeli breakfasts to bar-style dinners served at the lobby at sunset. The hotel's spa offers a variety of luxurious and rejuvenating beauty treatments and massages given by professional therapists and masseurs. Keep in shape at the hotel's well-equipped, modern and state of the art gym, belonging to SPACE fitness center or at the swimming pool. The hotel also offers complimentary bicycles for guests seeking to explore the city on two wheels. The hotel's prime and attractive location in the heart of the promenade allows guests to enjoy Tel Aviv's attractions, nightlife and entertainment, restaurants, museums, art galleries, shopping malls, theaters, water sports, hiking and cycling trails - no doubt an unforgettable and unique urban experience. *Smoking in the hotel and it's grounds is strictly prohibited. * Please note that pets of any kind are forbidden in the hotel, other than guide dogs for guests who are registered disabled ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Park Plaza Orchid Tel Aviv Hotel Tel Aviv
Park Plaza Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Park Plaza

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