The Norman Tel Aviv
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Boutique
- Daily à la carte breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A 15-minute stroll or a free shuttle ride to/from the beach
- Surrounded by Bauhaus buildings, bars and restaurants
What To Know
- An 18 percent tax will be charged at the property for Israeli citizens
- Just 50 rooms but an impressive array of amenities including two restaurants, a bar, a pool, a gym and a wellness area
- The hotel can provide yoga and pilates instructors
- Free WiFi
- The hotel is non kosher
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 15-minute stroll from the beach in a neighborhood full of beautiful Bauhaus buildings and hip bars and restaurants, the Norman is a 50-room boutique with a rooftop infinity pool. Set in two 1920s residences (one lemon-yellow, one powder-blue), the property overlooks King Albert Square. The rooms have a serene urban loft feel, with hardwood floors, pastel hues, floor-to-ceiling windows and midcentury furniture. Book a Loft Suite for a lounge area, a large bathroom with a tub, and a balcony. Head to the rooftop for a dip in the pool and views of Tel Aviv’s skyline. Treatments are available in the wellness area, and the gym is open 24 hours a day. Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in the Library, a colonial-style bar that serves cakes made by the hotel’s own pastry chef. In the evening it turns into a sultry drinking den. Dine on Mediterranean sharing plates at the Norman restaurant (head to the secluded garden for alfresco bites) or tuck into Japanese tapas dishes at Dinings, which features a central sushi counter.
In the Area
The Norman is close to Tel Aviv’s choicest dining spots; head to the Social Club, an evenings-only bistro, or to the Art Deco–inspired Yavne Montefiore. Bialik Street’s Bauhaus buildings are just a stroll away, with cute little museums dotted along the way; the Rubin Museum is a delight. For a bigger culture fix, it’s a short cab ride to the cutting-edge Museum of Art; afterward try traditional Israeli cuisine at the informal Dining Hall restaurant. And, of course, the spotless beach is a 15-minute walk away, with ancient Jaffa at its southern tip.
How to Get There
I have been fortunate to stay in some wonderful hotels all over the world , and have stayed in various hotels in Israel over many years , all of them generally average but WOW The Norman has just blown me away ! The design, and the quality of its fixtures and fittings are truly outstanding . The staff are so helpful and friendly . The quality of food and service are exemplary . Our bedroom was simply beautiful , so tastefully furnished and fitted , the bathroom large and well appointed . Even the lighting was fantastic. I can not praise the hotel enough . The location is perfect , everything was perfect ! Its such a refreshing change to stay in a independent owned hotel, rather than a chain where the attention to detail has been so well thought out. I truly cant wait to return
We were in Israel to celebrate our anniversary. The Norman is simply an elegant, and understated fabulous hotel. From the rooms, to the scrumptious breakfast. But what really makes this hotel stand out, is the unparalleled customer service. A special shout out to: Maya, Julia, Ezra, Andrea, Amir, and Yaron and who made our visit so incredibly special. TODA! Leslie and Carolyn.
Unpretentious luxury. Sophisticated and stylish with perfect attention to detail and the most attentive but discreet and courteous staff. We absolutely loved our stay here and can’t wait to return!
We stayed in a deluxe room on the first floor which was perfect, and although the shower room was tiny, we expected this, so it wasn’t an issue.
This is our second time staying at The Norman as we enjoyed the first time so much. The hotel is beautiful, uplifting and bright and the assistance is always cheerful and helpful. I love our room there as there are large windows and so much light and brightness. The food is amazing, fresh, inventive, and the staff attentive and helpful. We will certainly stay there the next time in Tel Aviv.
This is a happening place. Great location, rooms were well appointed and the breakfast buffet amazing. The problem is the noise! The bar is open late and the noise travels because the windows are not sound proofed. There was also a wedding while we stayed there and the noise of the crew dismantling the set was excruciating at 2AM. Very hip and the library bar is cool. But I would have second thoughts.