The DNA: The Levee is a palatial 1913 villa turned ultra-contemporary aparthotel in Tel Aviv’s hip southwest. The boutique eight-apartment property features ample home comforts and cutting-edge interiors. Walls have been stripped back to reveal the original century-old concrete, raw wooden floors run throughout and a polished stone staircase plunges through the centre of the building. The traditional reception is traded out for an impossibly clutter-free bureau in the central hallway, decorated with a single bouquet of artfully arranged flowers. The Levee offers visitors lots of space, 24-hour service and a taste of local living in one of the city’s most desirable districts, Neve Tzedek.
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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 8 apartments (127-470m2) (1,376-5,059 sq ft) • hotel opened: April 2019 • architects: Bar Orian • interior design: Yael Siso • bathroom amenities: Molton Brown ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible