The Vibe: Saulful.
The Area: Tchernichovsky Street is one of the tastiest stretches in Tel Aviv, with street food joints like the famed Sabich and Falafel Johnny, alongside chef restaurants like the veteran Tchernichovsky 6 and trendy Sahki Sahki. On the street you will also find a variety of beauty salons, a gym, kiosks, a historic photography shop and a second-hand bookstore. Plus, the beach is a short walk away.
The DNA: A former office building from the 1940s has reinvented itself as Hotel Saul. Named after the great Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichovsky, this boutique bolthole chronicles the city’s compact but colourful history. The ornamental grandeur of the art deco period is alluded to with brass tiles; further nostalgia is incorporated with restored street lamps, vintage balcony railings, and wood panelling. Yet don’t be fooled into thinking this is a heritage-style property. Architect Dan Troyim has catered to design-conscious urbanites with a decidedly contemporary interior that contrasts whitewashed brick walls and exposed concrete against the sleek lines of walnut furniture. While the pared back furnishings are pure bachelor pad, homely splashes of colour are added by framed geometric prints, the verdant leaves of a potted plant, and the smoky blue of handwoven Turkish linen. The Barvazi cafe in the lobby serves gourmet sandwiches with home-smoked meats and cheeses. Head to the fourth floor for board games.
Suite-Me-Up: There is a number of accommodations to choose, from cozy singles to a deluxe room with terrace or patio.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 34 rooms (14-22m) (151-237 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture & interior design: Dan Troyim • bathroom amenities: HaMa’apilim • parking possible nearby (charged) ✅ pets allowed on request, no charges • 24-hour front desk