The Poli House
What We Love
- Neon interiors by the renowned Egyptian-Canadian designer, Karim Rashid
- The “Tel Aviv Breakfast”, which includes hummus, chopped salad, and shakshuka, at the hotel-adjacent café
- A laptop-size safe in all guest rooms
- The complimentary bottle of arak, a local anise-based spirit, presented upon arrival
What To Know
- The hotel’s rooftop pool is open year-round
- Middle-category rooms don’t all offer bathtubs
- Well-insulated windows keep the Allenby Street noise to a minimum
- Though there is no gym onsite, guest passes to a nearby facility are available upon request
- Free WiFi
Repurposed Bauhaus beauty with 40 futuristic rooms in Tel Aviv’s artsy Florentin district
When an avant-garde interiors whiz was tasked with reimagining a 1930s Tel Aviv edifice, you can bet he went bold. From a street-level art gallery (which serves a never-ending stream of champagne and coffee) to egg-shaped loungers in the lobby and digital art splashed along the LED-screened corridors, Karim Rashid brought his signature whimsy to the storied boat-like building, once home to local businesses like a shoemaker and a printing press. Rooms, dressed in bright yellows, blues, and greens, are a crash-course in geometry with their slanting shelves, U-shaped desks, and circular basin sinks. For a bird’s-eye view of the White City, take the transparent elevator up to the glossy panoramic rooftop, where you can choose from an exhaustive list of globally sourced beers and poolside tapas to enjoy while you sway to the tunes of a local DJ.
In the Area
If you ever tire of this funky funhouse, you’ll realize you’re just a five-minute walk from Carmel Market, Tel Aviv’s most famous open-air market crammed with a kaleidoscopic array of fresh produce stands, bakeries, and street bars. The visually arresting Bialik Street is also within strolling distance, home to a museum that was formerly the residence of Israel’s national poet. Because there is no official restaurant on-site, the attentive Poli House staff is at-the-ready with local guidebooks. For a memorable night on the town, opt for bar hopping across nearby Rothschild Boulevard, teeming with acclaimed nightclubs like Alphabet and BuXa.
How to Get There
I enjoyed the position of this hotel which is exactly at the main entrance of the Carmel market. Everything is walking distance and the pool on the roof top is great! The staff is friendly and the cocktails at the bar are great!
A beautiful boutique hotel, very conveniently located in the heart of Tel Aviv. (we stayed there twice).
The PEOPLE at this hotel are amazing. Superbly accommodating and were doing their very best to please.
Breakfast is at a near-by restaurant, with a beautiful little garden and a good menu to choose from.
Hotel is located right on the street fare (which is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10AM-6PM).
This street fare is very artistic, has all original arts, many of them are most unique and beautiful.
It is also right next to the famous most colorful Carmel Market, which is an experience by itself! (open daily till approx. 6PM except Saturdays).
This hotel is steps away from Byalik Street, which is a quite unique, beautiful, tiny streets, with two small museums and beautiful restored buildings.
Stayed.here for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. The hotel is very centrally placed and convenient for markets, shopping, restaurants, bars and not too far from the beach. The hotel is modern and the rooms very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed spending time by the roof top pool and starting our evening in the bar enjoying the cocktails. It's not possible to single out one member of staff as all were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed one week in the hotel and enjoyed the hospitality of the friendly and cool staff in the Poli House. From consierge to bar service, from the pleasent breakfast garden to conversations with the manager - It was a very nice and interesting experience. The hotel has a perfect location in the city and a distinctive and vigorous interior. The bar on the roof is worth a visit in itself AS the fun and dedicated bartenders will make drinks with whichever twist you desire.
Thank you guys - hope to see you again!
We had a lovely large room with a very comfortable bed. The pool was lovely, the cocktails were great and the outside rooftop area was lovely. Jellybeans in the room and free Liquor were a lovely welcome. Would recommend and would definitely stay again. We were sad to go.
Couple of tiny points for improvement - a shower curtain that was floor length would help with the very wet bathroom floors and the daytime staff weren’t as strong as the night time staff in terms of communication. I called one morning about having a spa treatment and it didn’t really work out well as they couldn’t explain that the person wasn’t in until 12:30pm - was a little harder than it needed to be ;)