Located on leafy Ben Tsiyon Boulevard in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City, White Villa is a chic boutique hotel set in a former private mansion. The property, built in 1948 by a disciple of Le Corbusier underwent a five year restoration returning original details giving the hotel lots of character.
Rooms are on the small side, though the feeling is light and airy thanks to white-on-white decor and elegant furnishings. Room facilities include air conditioning, a smart TV, an espresso machine, and a rainfall shower. Rooms on the ground floor open to private terraces while a handful of other rooms feature balconies.
There is a lounge decorated with comfortable sofas, a library and breakfast area, where a ✅ complimentary continental breakfast is served. A verdant front porch offers additional seating for a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail while a spiral staircase running through the core of the building leads to the rooftop patio. Fitness room and guests can borrow a white beach cruiser bikes to explore the city.
✅ free Wi-Fi • 18 rooms • hotel opened: June 2016 • architecture: Stephano Dorata • interior design: Samuel Barkai • bathroom amenities: Erez Belinsky Rozen • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk
The DNA: This exquisite mansion was built in 1948 by architect Samuel Barkai for the Silberstein family. Barkai who worked for and was greatly influenced by the famed architect, Le Corbusier, designed this International style White Villa as an urban dwelling which became a unique asset in the Tel Aviv urban scenery. The originally two-story house was designed with an elegant grand foyer and a spacious balcony facing the street. The interior was tailored to provide functionality along with great attention to details. The ground floor was designated for the service personnel while the upper floor for the family members. The west-facing day rooms and the east-facing bedrooms were uniquely characterized and designed to provide an ample living space for the entire 12-member family. Today, the former Silberstein mansion is still considered a rare architectural icon in the heart of Tel Aviv.