Gilgal

Tel Aviv, Israel

The hotel

For intimate service in a quiet setting just a flip-flop's throw from the beach and treasures of Tel Aviv, look no further than the Gilgal Hotel. It's boutique and quirky, with inspirational quotes and biblical artwork lining the walls. And what better way to start your day here than with a tasty breakfast in the glass-walled rooftop dining area. Choose to eat out on the terrace while taking in the views of the city and sea before you head out – it's definitely a must-do.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just 2 minutes' walk from busy Ben Yehuda Street. Historic Jaffa and its lively market is 30 minutes away on foot. For shopping, the Dizengoff Centre mall, Carmel Market and the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood are all within a 20-minute walk. Transfer time from Ben Gurion Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

50 individually decorated rooms, named after Israel's historic sites. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron and board, hairdryer and safe. Economy Rooms have 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Rooms have large windows, with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Superior City View Rooms overlook the city, with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger corner rooms with large windows and partial views of the Meditteranean Sea, and 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms overlook the Mediterranean Sea, with 1 double or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rooftop dining area with terrace (open for breakfast). All-day tea and coffee in the lobby, cookies and sweet treats each afternoon. Small library. Newspaper stand. Laundry facilities*. Complimentary WiFi in public areas. 24-hour reception.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (495)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Small Room but good

Jan 18, 2020 RosBondi Bondi, Australia

Small room but has everything you need. Bed was firm, good and comfortable. Soap was in dispensers and small bottles of shampoo & conditioner. Shower was hot with 2 shower roses to choose from but small cubicle. Towels were on the small side although this seems to be common in the hotels where we stayed in Israel. No bath. Coffee & tea with a… Read more
Small room but has everything you need. Bed was firm, good and comfortable. Soap was in dispensers and small bottles of shampoo & conditioner. Shower was hot with 2 shower roses to choose from but small cubicle. Towels were on the small side although this seems to be common in the hotels where we stayed in Israel. No bath. Coffee & tea with a nespresso pod machine, some halva & dates and 2 bottles of water on the 1st day but we had no problem drinking the tap water. Also has a small desk, tv, 2 small wardrobes & a bar fridge. Wifi good. Breakfast was included with our deal and was quite extensive & great which you could eat inside or out looking at the view. Free for guests there is coffee & tea in the lobby and at 4 pm there is cake and biscuits. Hotel is a block away from the beach & close to a lot of things. We walked everywhere. Would definitely recommend staying here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value in Tel Aviv

Jan 13, 2020 Happiness61891405323

Glreat location, immaculate rooms, friendly staff, and the free snacks and water were a nice gesture. Fine, fresh breakfast with view of the city from the 6th floor. Thank you for a great visit! If we return to Israel, we’ll stay here!
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Jan 8, 2020 857edwinas

Very nice, clean, accessible to the beach, stores, shops, but had to walk away to Ben Huda. The room I shared with my son was small, seem like a bomb shelter. Am clostaphobic so I was uncomfortable. Good tea and coffee. Very knowledgeable staff members.
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Jan 6, 2020 947eduardo

Gilgal is located near the beach. The hotel is clean and the breakfast is amazingly complete. No meat, it's a kosher hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. No parking, they have a deal with a parking nearby. It works nicely.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent Boutique Hotel

Jan 4, 2020 Joe N

The Gilgan is conveniently located near Ben Yehuda and Allenby Streets in Tel Aviv. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The included Israeli breakfast buffet is generous and was better than some of the 5 star hotels we stayed in, There's also free coffee and tea in the lobby 24/7 and cookies and cake at 1600 daily. My only issue was the rooms are… Read more
The Gilgan is conveniently located near Ben Yehuda and Allenby Streets in Tel Aviv. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The included Israeli breakfast buffet is generous and was better than some of the 5 star hotels we stayed in, There's also free coffee and tea in the lobby 24/7 and cookies and cake at 1600 daily. My only issue was the rooms are small even compared to Israeli standards. There isn't much storage space and no place to keep luggage. The shower also makes quite a mess in the bathroom. If you have a lot of bags (we had one carry on and one large case each) you may have to live out of them because there's not enough storage, drawers, or shelving in the closets to put things and no storage space anywhere, even under the bed, for the cases. Read less