The Setai Tel Aviv
What We Love
- Sultry skyline vistas from the rooftop infinity pool
- The blue Brazilian marble bar at Jaya, the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant
- Israeli breakfast on the al fresco patio
- Ottoman-accented fabrics in the public spaces
What To Know
- Guests are provided beach bags and hotel-branded hats
- Expect VIP treatment at the Sunset Lounge, where hotel guests can enjoy gratis wine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts
- There is a synagogue onsite
- All guest rooms are equipped with Nespresso coffee makers
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Jaffa’s most sophisticated stay isO an overhauled medieval fortress with Turkish-inspired rooms, a sumptuous spa, and a show-stopping rooftop pool
Twelfth century artifacts exist alongside sleek flat-screen televisions at this stylish seaside perch. Though the Setai brand is best known for its splashy Miami Beach edition, its latest outpost, spread across a complex of five historic buildings in Tel Aviv’s historic Jaffa district, stands on the shores of the Mediterranean. The dramatic restoration saw the metamorphosis of a Crusader kingdom fortress (which was also once a kishle, or Turkish jailhouse) that took over a decade to complete. Remnants of the past are subtle but effective—you’ll see sea-stone wrapped corridors; exposed archways visible from the treadmills at the gym; and a pair of perfectly manicured, glass-encased courtyards previously used as prison yards that are now lined with olive and citrus trees. The 120 Turkish-inspired rooms come with chrome-tinted glass pendant lamps, bed frames featuring textured Arabesque patterns, oak and walnut wood furnishings, and bijou balconies (understandably, Sea View Rooms are the most sought after). After some poolside pampering, be sure to treat yourself to the subterranean spa, where you can choose from a variety of rejuvenating Eastern-accented options like a vanilla and rosewater-scented massage or a Turkish Hamman treatment, whose vigorous 25-minute scrub will leave you silky smooth and refreshed.
In the Area
The alleyways of Jaffa, Tel Aviv’s ancient port city, are now the site of art galleries and bohemian boutiques. During an engaging (and free) two-hour walking tour, you’ll pass by stops such as Andromeda’s Rock (which played a significant role in Greek mythology) and the Arab Hebrew Theater, a celebrated multilingual venue. For souvenirs, be sure to stop by the local flea market, or shuk, which hawks everything from beaded jewelry and Arabic pottery to freshly squeezed vegetable juices, open every Friday to Sunday.
How to Get There
We visited the hotel Spa and we had to wait for our massage.
We went to sit by the pool and one of the staff came to attack us and send us away as if he has caught some thieves!!
We where treated very rudely and felt ashamed !!
I don’t think the staff of a luxury hotel should behave like that !!!
Exceptional and historic hotel in Jaffa. Great location next to old Jaffa and overlooking beaches/seafront of Tel Aviv. Room was spacious and very clean. Public areas such as the pool, lounges and outside seating areas were well designed. Restaurants close to hotel or a more lengthy walk into Tel Aviv restaurant areas - which we happy to do.
Excellent hotel at a beautiful location. Great breakfast, and staff with an eye for the finest detail, making you stay the best!
Room was great, balcony, rain shower. And not to forget the infinity pool, overlooking the beach, the sea and the Tel Aviv skyline.