The Norman Tel Aviv

A stylish boutique stay in Tel Aviv

Formerly a 1920s mansion, The Normal Hotel Tel Aviv is now one of the city’s most stylish boutique stays, composed of two history-rich buildings that blend art deco design with a touch of contemporary chic.

Amid the White City’s eggshell-colored early 20th-century Bauhaus buildings (the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the wellness-focused hotel offers gorgeous outdoor gardens lined with citrus trees, a picturesque rooftop with an infinity pool overlooking the city and two destination restaurants.

With its dreamy courtyard and stylish, homey touches, this city-center property might just make you forget that you’re a stroll away from some of the hottest streets in Tel Aviv — though you won’t need to leave the hotel for a flavorful bite. Food lovers will revel in the outstanding dining options, from the Japanese tapas bar incorporating the best of local produce to chef Barak Aharoni’s Alena, a Mediterranean bistro serving up local cuisine and a not-to-be-missed breakfast spread.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Staying at The Norman Hotel is a wonderful way to discover the city by foot. Rothschild Boulevard — a stroll-worthy street for trendy restaurants and bars — is just around the corner, as is Israel’s national theater (Habima), Dizengoff Street for shopping and the massive Carmel Market.
  • The rooftop infinity pool is one of the most stunning in the city and is exclusively available for hotel guests.
  • The luxury hotel is known for its rich culinary scene. Dinings is one of the finest spots for sushi in the city, and Alena is a chic Mediterranean spot with world-class cuisine.
  • Art lovers will revel in the details — the stylish hotel’s harmonious pieces are showcased all over the walls, from paintings and sculptures to photography. The art concierge can help you purchase from the collection to take a piece home.
  • Wellness is at the core of the The Norman. In addition to the plethora of spa services, you’ll find a slew of tailored experiences, including a personal trainer and a detox juice fast for those who are ready to cleanse while they lounge.

Things to Know

  • The swanky Library Bar is a comfortable nook for catching up on reading or browsing the collection of cookbooks while enjoying cocktails and nibbles at any time of the day.
  • Though Tel Aviv’s food scene is often associated with kosher cuisine, many locals do not keep to the strict dietary guidelines. Unlike many of the city’s hotel restaurants, The Norman is not kosher, but it does showcase the city’s unique culinary style with a side of creativity.
  • The Tel Aviv hotel is known for its wealth of knowledge about Israeli culture and local life. Simply ask the concierge to arrange anything from a museum tour or theater tickets to a beach transfer.

The Rooms

  • The 50 rooms and suites at The Norman manage to merge antique glamour with modern style. High ceilings, an abundance of natural light and neutral tones of crisp white, beige and gray give the accommodations an airy feel.
  • Here, elegance meets retro-chic down to the luxurious details — think pastel-colored macarons for tea time, fresh flowers, 300-thread-count Frette linens, Nespresso coffee machines, rain showers and deep-soaking tubs.
  • For a more vintage feel, opt for one of the Garden Suites, two-room arrangements with historical charm and direct access to the private garden and a beautiful balcony view. Get some work done at the writing desk or dip into the fully stocked wet bar, all in the comfort of your 700-square-foot space.

The Restaurants

  • Alena is a respected bistro known for its exquisite local ingredients and cuisine with influences from Southern France and Italy. Chef Barak Aharoni has managed to pull off artistic plates with a relaxing vibe, alongside a breakfast buffet that is a cut above the rest.
  • Dinings, the boutique hotel’s izakaya and sushi bar, is legendary in town, sporting stunning views of the city and an intimate open kitchen for connecting with the chefs. Be sure to check out the sake list — the bottles are imported exclusively for use at this Japanese-inspired venue.
  • The Library Bar is where to cuddle up with a book (and there are plenty to choose from) and sip creative cocktails from a team of talented mixologists. The vibe changes from day to night, from cozy lounge to nighttime bar.
  • Curated by sommelier Shira Tsiddon, The Norman’s cellar is made up of European and Israeli varietals. With a wide range of Burgundy wines, the list also features local bottles from the Golan Heights and the Negev desert as well as one of the most extensive champagne selections in the country.

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Getting There
23-25 Nachmani Street, Tel Aviv, 6579441 Israel
TLV (16-28 min)  
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