Last updated August 11th 2020
Take a well-deserved luxury break without needing to get on a plane. We’ve compiled a list of the best luxury hotels in Israel, sorted by taking an average rating from popular hotel booking websites.
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Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:
- $$$$$ >$500/ night
- $$$$ >$400 / night
- $$$ >$300/ night
TEL AVIV – The Norman Hotel
Nachmani Street 23-25 | Swimming pool | Boutique | $$$$$
Ok, so its going to cost you an arm and a leg to stay here… but if you can afford it, this is the best hotel in Tel Aviv at the moment. Located two minutes from Rothschild Boulevard, the hotel is set in a converted and enlarged 1920s mansion, specked up to the highest standards, with a beautiful infinity pool on the roof, a top-class restaurant, and the best customer service in Israel.
For more of the best luxury hotels in Tel Aviv, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Tel Aviv!
JERUSALEM – King David Hotel
King David Street 23 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Dan | $$$$$
Built in 1920s, and refurbished most recently in 2013, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem has a history befitting of such a special city. It is often used for state banquets and to host world leaders and famous personalities.
The 5 star hotel comes complete with a beautiful outdoor pool (one of the few in Jerusalem) surrounded by amazing gardens, a tennis court, and all that while being a 15-minute walk from the main city attractions. The amazing gardens are also the place for you to enjoy an Israeli restaurant. If you choose to eat indoor the King David hotel also offers 4 more restaurants for you to dine in.
For more of the best luxury hotels in Jerusalem, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem!
EILAT – Royal Beach Eilat
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Isrotel | $$$$$
The Royal Beach Eilat is positioned as the most luxurious of Isrotel’s eight Eilat hotels – and is also one of Isrotel’s five ‘Exclusive Collection’ Hotels. The hotel has 353 rooms all with balconies, 3 pools, and a private beach.
For more of the best luxury hotels in Eilat, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Eilat!
MITZPE RAMON – Beresheet Hotel
Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | Mitzpe Ramon | $$$$$
Escape to this beautiful spa resort in the middle of the Negev Desert, rated as one of the best in Israel. Opened in 2011, and part of Isrotel’s Exclusive Collection, the hotel has 111 rooms, many overlooking the spectacular Mitzpe Ramon crater.
Celebrity guests have included Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, who booked out the whole hotel over Pesach 2014 for a cool $450,000. Guests can go on guided walks in the crater, or take rides on bikes, open-top jeeps… and camels! Or you can just switch off in the hotel’s spa, kosher restaurants, and hotel pool – which overlooks the crater!
For more of the best luxury hotels in the Desert, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in the Desert!
THE CARMEL – Carmel Forest Spa
Swimming pool | Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Isrotel | Carmel |$$$$$
This special Spa Hotel is nestled in the middle of the Carmel Forest, just south of Haifa. The ideal place to recharge and renew, you will quickly forget the hustle bustle of city life. The resort has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, wet and dry saunas, a Turkish bath, and over 60 different spa treatments from some of the best masseurs in Israel.
Guests have a wide choice of activities including nature walks, aerobics, yoga and meditation. The restaurant serves delicious healthy food, including kosher options, and all 126 rooms are spacious and lovingly designed.
JUDEAN HILLS – Cramin Resort and Spa
Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | Judean Hills | $$$
Nestled in the Jerusalem hills, 20 minutes drive from the Old City, is the beautiful Cramim Resort and Spa.
Part of the exclusive Isrotel Executive Collection hotels, the resort has 155 magnificent rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, hot-tub, and a Turkish Bath, 26 spa treatment rooms, and an excellent restaurant specilising in local produce.
HAIFA – Schumacher Hotel Haifa
Boutique | Luxury | $$
Schumacher Hotel Haifa provides concierge services, nonsmoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge.
The property is set 1.4 mi from The Quiet Beach, 1.4 mi from Rambam Medical Center Haifa Israel and 1.4 mi from Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome. The hotel offers city views, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk.
For more of the best luxury hotels in Haifa, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Haifa!
AKKO – The Efendi Hotel
Boutique Hotel | Luxury | Akko |$$$$
One of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels located in the best location of the old city of Acre. The building is a historic Ottoman building that has been restored and renovated.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable; there is a large terrace with one of the best views of the Mediterranean Sea; a Turkish bath for a relaxing session; and a world-class restaurant that offers traditional Israeli breakfast, plus delicious fresh food all day.
For more of the best luxury hotels in the North of Israel, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in the North of Israel!
SEA OF GALILEE – The Scots Hotel
Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Tiberias | $$$$$
Stay at a beautiful historic building overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights and explore all the history behind the Scots Hotel. The once hospital is now renovated into a beautiful and luxurious hotel with a swimming pool, old (but renovated) and modern rooms, a gourmet festival with a delicious breakfast. The perfect location for your trip to North Israel.
For more of the best luxury hotels in the Sea of Galilee, check out our Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in the Sea of Galilee!
CAESAREA – Dan Caesarea Resort Hotel
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Dan | Caesarea | $$$$$
Conveniently located between Tel Aviv and Haifa just few hundred yards from the coast, lies this beautiful estate offering luxurious ambiance in the heart of Caesarea’s 18-hole golf resort. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
The Dan Caesarea offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities including a swimming pool and children’s pool, tennis courts (day/night), table tennis, volleyball, football and mini- football pitches, basketball courts, water basketball, mini golf and cycling.
HERZLIYA – The Ritz Carlton Herzliya
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Dan | Herzliya| $$$$
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool overlooking the ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is set at the Herzliya Marina right above Arena Shopping Center. It offers elegant rooms, spa and wellness center, free Wi-Fi, as well as various on-site restaurants and bars.
All rooms feature a balcony with Mediterranean Sea views and a spacious marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower. Standard amenities include a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, a mini-bar, safe and Nespresso coffee machine. Some come with a living room.
This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Jerusalem, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv.