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
This small boutique hotel is located in the center of Tel Aviv so it's perfect for touring the city by foot. The rooms are beutifully designed in modern style as is the entire facility. The staff are very friendly and willing to give help and advice. The bar on the roof and the view are outstanding.
wonderful hotel in the middle of the city.
Loved the roof pool.
Very friendly staff.
Breakfast is served at few surrounding cafe's.
We had the circle suite and it was very convenient for family of 4.
We were at the Poli House for 3 nights as part one of our 2 week israel trip!
Location - perfect! the hotel is right next to the camel market, 8mins walk to the beach and a short stroll to shops and restaurants.
Service - good service for Israel but don’t expect anyone to help you with your luggage.
Room - SMALL but do-able for two people, just make sure your luggage aren’t too big because they don’t fit all into the closet.
Pool - wonderful rooftop pool but there aren’t enough sun chairs for guests because they are also open to public.