The Vibe: Quietly residential.
The Area: Located on leafy Ben Tsiyon Boulevard in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City.
The DNA: White Villa is a chic boutique hotel set in a former private mansion. The property, built in 1948 by Samuel Barkai, a disciple of Le Corbusier, underwent a five year restoration returning original details giving the hotel lots of character. Many of the original features were kept intact, including the grand foyer, fireplaces, and the street-facing veranda. Today, the former Silberstein mansion of the Silberstein family is considered a rare architectural icon in the heart of Tel Aviv. 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.
Suite-Me-Up: 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.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 18 rooms (18-50m2) (194-538 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 2016 • architecture & interior design: Stefano Dorata • bathroom amenities: Erez Belinsky Rozen • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible