Other areas to stay in Tel Aviv
Jaffa represents the ancient city centre and port area and therefore is in demand in terms of tourists wanting to stay here, which is a very safe area and is well connected to the rest of Tel Aviv. Jaffa was once used as the main settlement for some of the first occupiers of the land and today is home to the highest concentration of Arabs in the city. There are plenty of attractions to see including churches, cathedrals, fortresses, bridges, gates and many little narrow cobblestone streets and alleyways.
There are museums with the most famous being the Ilana Goor Museum, which contains work by international and Israeli artists and the neighbourhood has several markets and bazaars that sell anything and everything that you could possibly want. The best streets to eat, drink and sleep are either Yefet, Tirza and Eilat and are the best areas to visit at night time.
Hotels in Jaffa
Arty, trendy and increasingly fashionable, Neve Tzedek is in the south of the city and sits on the Mediterranean coast – making it the perfect place to stay. Nave Tzadek is an attractive oasis in the city, as it has quaint narrow streets for wandering and oriental architectural styles to admire, Shabezi Street is the district’s main thoroughfare. Following the area’s rejuvenation (1960-1980), there are many stylish pastel-coloured houses with contemporary architecture and property here is much sought after.
You can stop and browse in designer shops, boutiques and handicraft studios and galleries. In contrast, there is a delightful weekly market in HaTachana – the restored railways station. If you fancy a leisurely stroll along the sea front, it takes just 15 minutes to reach Jaffa. There are restaurants serving European cuisine, trendy bistros and elegant coffee shops. Neve Tzedek has the hottest night scene in Tel Aviv with a wide range of entertainment including several jazz clubs with live music.
Hotels in Neve Tzedek
The Yemenite Quarter is Tel Aviv’s most charming neighbourhood and a great place to stay. Many of the small hotels lie very close to the sea. There are a maze of narrow winding streets to explore that are surprisingly tranquil compared to the hustle and bustle of nearby Allenby Street and the Carmel Market. There are a number of small workshops with talented young artists creating craftwork and vibrant textiles. The Yemenite Quarter (also known as ‘Karem’) is authentic and unpretentious and known throughout the city for its numerous excellent little restaurants which serve traditional Yemenite Jewish dishes at amazingly good prices.
The best hummus is made in the neighbourhood in a number of small workshops run by fourth generation families and these places are always popular! Lachuch is another local delicacy and is a delicious yeasty pastry sold by housewives straight from their kitchen windows!
Hotels in Yemenite Quarter