Also called “serviced” or “vacation” apartments, aparthotels offer the best of both worlds: A homelike environment complete with kitchen, living space and one or more bedrooms, along with hotel-like services such as free Wi-Fi, toiletries, guest assistance, luggage storage, in-room safe, and housekeeping (but note that housekeeping may not be daily or may be extra).
THE LEVEE, Tel Aviv
The newly opened Levee “home-tel” is housed in a 1913 vintage villa in the fashionable Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Nine years of meticulous restoration went into transforming it into eight high-ceilinged luxury apartments of 115 to 280 square meters with balconies, including a rooftop-spanning two-floor penthouse with terrace and sweeping views across the White City.
Address: 16 Yehuda Halevy St., Tel Aviv
Six luxury short-term rentals near Carmel Market, in walking distance to the beach, have fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and oven. Configurations include two-bedroom, three-bedroom, duplex for four with a balcony, duplex for four ground floor, and penthouse for two.
Address: 39 Yishkon, Tel Aviv
ECLECTIC, Tel Aviv
With 12 budget apartments (studio or one-bedroom), Eclectic is geared to young travelers with a passion for nightlife. Located near Rothschild Boulevard in a renovated 1923 Bauhaus building with high ceilings, wooden floors, art-deco windows and a music- and art-focused bar at street level, Eclectic offers self-check-in and a communal rooftop area.
Address: 122 Allenby St., Tel Aviv
This boutique apartment hotel in the lively city center — adjacent to public transportation, the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, restaurants, cafés, galleries, mini-markets and nightlife, and a short distance from the Machane Yehuda Market and the Old City — offers 18 apartments with kitchenettes for short-and long-term rental. Sizes range from studios to two-bedroom suites for up to six guests.
Located down the block from Machane Yehuda Market in a modern residential high-rise on the light-rail line, Windows of Jerusalem offers 20 spacious one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens (can be koshered on request), washers and dryers, living rooms, and fabulous views.
In Tel Aviv, Sweet Inn offers 18 luxury apartments, from one to four bedrooms, in the Jaffa Port, Allenby, Florentin, Neve Tzedek, Carmel Market, South Beach, Central Beach and North Beach neighborhoods.
A centrally located Sweet Inn team is available 24/7 at a street-level lobby that offers full concierge services, a business center, beverages and seating areas.
Located in downtown Haifa near the port and a variety of cultural, nightlife and shopping options, Diana Seaport offers 90 apartments in a restored landmark heritage building, each with fully equipped kitchenettes. Options range from a sea-view studio to double occupancy to a mini suite with a balcony.
Address: 5 HaBankim St., Haifa
This new option in Israel’s northern port city is comprised of 15 units in a large residential apartment building, ranging from studio to two bedrooms, all with a sea view overlooking Carmel Beach. Guests even get beach towels.
Address: 10 David Elazer St., Haifa
Both properties are run by students and graduates of the hotel-management program at nearby Ben-Gurion University.
Address: 9 HaAvot St., Beersheva