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
The Poli house is a smaller design hotel which is centrally located in next to the carmel market. Close to restaurants and right in the middle of the city center. The staff is super friendly in helping you around in the city and pointing out the good places (to eat or visit). For me the most friendly I have come across in my travels the last 5 years. At the top of the hotel there is a cocktail bar and pool which are not that huge but are very nice to chill.
As a conclusion, I would say look no further if your are looking for a nice hotel which is not one of the big chain ones! It's worth the visit!
Perfect location in the beating heart of Tel Aviv. Cool atmosphere, young environment and a very healpful pleasent staff. An hotel like this one, makes business a pleasure ( :
Better to avoid coming with a car... Fameus old trafic & parking problems of TLV ) :
This could be a cool hotel. But while we were there, they were undergoing renovations that they did not warn us about and still charged high prices, without even an apology, or a free drink or something. The hotel should have been shut down - literally the lobby floors were partly gravel/ cement. Plus the rooms were kind of showing age (surprising for such a newly reopened hotel), and the room was also very loud. Staff was somewhat friendly but totally unapologetic. No lobby space, the breakfast area was closed, construction dust was everywhere. Not what you’d expect from a 5-star hospitality experience. I get that renovations happen, but they did an extremely poor job of setting expectations or making up for the inconvenience. Also is it even legal to have that much construction dust in the air while operating?
Don’t pay for this place. I’d recommend the Royal Beach for a pool experience or the Vera for a cool boutique vibe instead. Same price.
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is situated in a central location, near Hacarmel market. There are a lot of good restaurants around. The hotel was designed by Carim Rashid, it is very modern and colorfull.
The room is small but well planned. The bed was comfortable but the room was noisy. From 5:30 in the morning we heard the truck s stopping near our room.
Breakfast was served in a near by coffee. I think it is better to take the room without breakfast and eat whenever you like- better than this coffee house.
In the roof there is pool and nice bar.
At first sight (we arrived in the late evening) the hotel is located in an odd location, in comparison to the big chains which are located at the coast/beach. However very quickly you will realize that its location is very central, close to all areas by foot, and quite hip.
Loads and loads of restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés around the hotel, very cool market just in front.
Hotel itself is nice with friendly staff and a few cool features: cool rooftop swimming pool and bar, nice in-house breakfast area, art-deco kind of buidling.
Two remarks though: the rooms could be cleaner and/or repainted, and there can be a lot of noise on Thursday night as the rooftop bar is then quite busy and popular. A quick call to the reception did help as the people shouting in the hallway were asked to leave the building.
Good overall experience, happy with he location and the services offered