As you enter the impressive lobby of The Jaffa hotel, one is immediately struck by a large perfectly round painting hanging on the far left hand wall.
Its vivid colours swirl in a marble like fashion, its contemporary vibe juxtapositioned against a thirteenth century Crusader wall which runs through part of the hotel vestibule and was uncovered in the hotel’s building. The painting is an original Damien Hirst, and it sets the standard for the hotel: this is not a place where shortcuts have been taken. A dialogue between the ancient and ultramodern sets the theme which recurs through the hotel. For example, even the rooms in the ‘historic building’ – originally a nineteenth century hostel for French pilgrims, with their six metre high ceilings, are fully fitted out as smart rooms. Rooms are split between the historic building and the new building – if budget allows then we do strongly recommend the historic building for its character and ambiance. The Jaffa is at its very best in its public areas: it’s beautiful Mediterranean terrace of lemon trees and lavender, its generous and attractive pool area, its upscale spa, its winning restaurants including a New York style deli and smart Italian restaurant, and The Chapel Bar – the hotel’s piece de resistance. The hotel is of course situated in Jaffa, well located for touring, and just a short taxi ride away from Tel Aviv’s attractions.
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