Mendeli Street Hotel
I’ve traveled to Israel several times this year and many more times during the past few years which has allowed me to stay at the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. More recently, I have become obsessed with staying at the Mendeli Street Hotel, and it has become my go-to hotel when visiting Tel Aviv- a place I look forward to visiting again and again.
Just moments from the beach, the Mendeli Street Hotel has sixty-six sophisticatedly designed rooms that reflect the contemporary spirit of Tel Aviv and the casual atmosphere of the beach. The rooms, while not large, offer bright adequate spaces with cool, crisp lines providing comfort and serenity from the never-ending Tel Aviv nightlife. Since the 1960’s the hotel has incorporated the latest local art and design trends from talented Israeli’s which has kept the public spaces feeling fresh and unique.
While the hotel is welcoming and comfortable, the continuous allure of Mendeli Street Hotel is their restaurant, Mashya, which is one of the best in Tel Aviv and one of my all-time favorites (anywhere). On the ground floor of the hotel, a visit to Mashya lets you experience authentic local cuisine that emphasizes freshness and the highest quality ingredients, but in a profoundly unique, and creative way.
Mashya is a restaurant with a focus on design, where the bright, clean look is trimmed with the rough and rugged textures of locally-sourced natural materials, helping it blend with the spirit of the nearby outdoor market. At night, Mashya transforms the ground floor of the Mendeli Street Hotel into a lively, energetic culinary scene filled with a chic and eccentric crowd. If you know you are going to be staying with the hotel, make a reservation with the restaurant immediately or you may not get a table for dinner or drinks.
You can eat at Mashya any time of the day and while the dinner is beyond amazing, you will never forget the breakfast- probably the best I have ever had at a hotel. If you can, leave yourself some time for breakfast before you rush off to a business meeting or to the beach. The Mashya breakfast buffet is in a league of its own- unrivaled by any hotel in the world. You will never see another breakfast buffet like this and you can enhance the experience by ordering off the menu and allowing the chef to work his magic with a morning-style menu.
Boutique hotels are typically known for having quality restaurant and bar experiences, but rarely am I more excited to eat at a hotel than stay there. I am counting down the days until my return to Mendeli Street Hotel and Mashya. Until then, I will be running daily 10k’s to work off the calories and prepare for my next meal there.