Israel

Waldorf-Astoria Jerusalem Review

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 12:50 pm by .

It had just started pouring with rain as I got out of my taxi, but this didn’t deter the doorman of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem one little bit. Clearly a man of magical abilities, he deferentially removed his top hat, gave me a beaming smile, greeted me like a long lost family member and made an umbrella appear all at the same time.

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The Clock Apartments Jaffa

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 7:07 pm by .

Early morning in the ancient city of Jaffa and the streets are coming to back to life; the smell of freshly baked bread, car horns bleating from impatient drivers going to work, the sound of shop shutters being raised, a faint chant of a far off muezzin calling to prayer. This is the beating heart of old Jaffa and I love it.

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The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya

Monday, March 17th, 2014 4:07 pm by .

“We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen” so says Gadi Hassin a hotel General Manager well used to Israel’s high end hospitality vagaries we have all come to reluctantly accept; construction not quite finished off properly, landscaping with the odd bit of piping sticking out and service lacking a simple smile or two.

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Brown Hotel. Tel Aviv

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 1:34 am by .

Carmel Forest Spa. Haifa

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 9:22 pmThis entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Haifa, Hotel Reviews, Israel, Trip Reviews and tagged , , , on by .

Israel’s Carmel Forest Spa Resort, set in a national forest close to the country’s third city, Haifa, has taken on a challenge. It has set out to dispense relief to the stressed and demanding residents of one of the most dynamic nations on earth. But it has done so with relish since the late 1990’s to become the nation’s top wellness resort.

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The Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 11:01 amThis entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Israel, Trip Reviews and tagged , , on by .

You know, it’s a great feeling swimming outside fourteen floors up. For a start, you’re fourteen floors nearer the sun, and secondly,  the view is just incredible. Well it is from the roof of The Carlton in Tel Aviv that’s for sure.

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