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
My wife and I stayed at this hotel recently for one night. What a lovely little hotel in central Tel Aviv adjacent to the Carmel market. The whole hotel is very quirky and trendy. Rooms are small but beds are comfortable and showers are good. There is a lovely roof top bar and pool if you want to chill out. My only negative comment would be the lack of double glazing in the rooms on the front of the hotel, making them a little noisy from traffic. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay at the Poli House.
The Poli House is a gem in Tel Aviv . It s a beautiful boutique hotel located by Carmel Market. The hotel is amazing with a beautiful rooftop pool overlooking Tel Aviv . The rooms are so stylish. The staff is amazing : they polite , kind , helpful and very friendly. A special thank you to : Maor and Danielle ( bartenders at pool bar ) for their kindness . Also to Daniel at the reception . ( you so nice and kind ). The whole staff is amazing !!! Thank you to all of you for making our stay so nice . Ciao.
Fantastic stay at the Poli House
Great location, we will definitely recommend it to our friends
Very central and warm mindset of the staff. Definitely a great vibe in the city
Free bicycles available to discover the neigbourhood
This hotel is more style than substance. It looks good, and the pool terrace is perhaps the best thing going for it. Really enjoyed spending time there.
We found the service quite slow and not particularly good, though generally, and only generally, pleasant.
The rooms are very small. And the hotel is in a very noisy location.
Breakfast is not at the hotel but at a nearby café.
It is an expensive hotel, especially considering service and rooms.
Hotel is in a cool restored Bauhaus building but we weren't impressed. Room was very poky and small. Very little space to move around comfortably with two bags. The fridge in our room was very noisy so my husband unplugged it. Behind the fridge he found nuts. The cocktail mixer was sort of damp/mildewy. Rooftop bar is nice and location is good. But for a "boutique" hotel and for the price you pay, you'd expect more.