TR: Just here Tuesday night and it was a great experience. We pulled in about 1pm they have a parking garage in the basement with free parking. We were escorted with our luggage to the front desk for check-in. We received an upgrade from "Superior room" to the "Deluxe room". They also provided us with free fruits a bottle of wine and a movie on the house because of my birthday
. We were escorted in to the room and showed how everything from the lights to the espresso machine works and only when convinced we were fine she left.
Entrance from parking lot
The room was exceptionally beautiful and the TV was showing a personalized welcome message.
On a seperate wall they have these for connecting anything to the TV
Bottle of wine and pastry.
View from the room
The hotel is situated between the beach and the marina and I wish I would have gotten the marina view instead:
The pool is on the 12th floor (highest floor) with a cocktail bar and unbelievable 360* views (Sorry no pics)
There is a separate beach nearby but depends on the day if for men or for women. I bumped into one of the 3 mashgichim trying to collect a minyan for mincha and maariv and had a really long schmooze with him. He is a Chareidi guy from England and is employed by the U.N. (!!!) as their official Rabbi. Man this guy knows his beans! He told us all his stories about things he caught in the hotel (non-kosher cheese WITH a Hechshor!!) Although the Hechshor on the Hotel is Rabanut he said practically everything is Eidah, Rubin, or Landau. Some of the meat is not Glatt so by the pool we were told not to even get fries but from the kitchen they only use parve equipment (he also said the other mashgichim don't like going up to the pool because of pritzus). So on his word we ate breakfast there he told us what was Chalav Yisrael and what was not. Dinner we tried going to Lechem Bassar on the Tel Aviv port but I failed to make a reservation and the lines were nuts with screaming Israelis so we left and went to a dairy restaurant called Tib's in Herzliya, a 5 min drive from the hotel. Tib's is in the process of changing from Bet Yosef to a better Hechser and the person I asked said that all they are missing is the Teudah so we can eat there. Food and service there was phenomenal!
Taouma Salad (IIRC) really good a bunch of random foods that all fit perfectly
Mushroom Crepe, Fantastic!
Breakfast we ate in the hotel lobby it took a long time and they left a few things out but gave us 20% in compensation.
The air conditioner in the room was not working properly as it was shutting off every 20 seconds until my wife called front desk at 2 am (I was out cold) and someone came up and reprogrammed the system right then! For the inconvenience they refunded whatever was left on our Breakfast bill!
Overall I think this was my best hotel stay so far especially for the $200 I paid for it (.5x40k)