Arriving The Ritz Carlton Herzliya, you feel like you’ve entered a quiet and remote respite of luxury, but, in truth, you’re only 15 minutes from all Tel Aviv has to offer. A fun and dynamic city, Tel Aviv is drawing people from every corner of the world – whether Jewish or not, to soak-in its beaches, architecture, shopping and foodie scene. Here you are just a hop away from all of that, and it feels like the perfect balance.
The hotel is modern, with clean lines, understated decor and a lot of glass. The focus here is on the Mediterranean Sea and the marina just outside the front door. I arrived in the late afternoon from New York and was led into the open lobby and straight to a two level room with outdoor terraces, a full kitchen and living room. I was in heaven.
The staff at the hotel are all attentive and kind – hailing from various parts of the world. They are young and fun, some from Russia, South Africa and even the United States. After a good night’s rest, take-in breakfast with a view on the lobby level – full of Israeli breads, homemade egg dishes, sweets, exotic fruit and more.
You can lunch in the lobby of the hotel, or jump in an Uber to explore Tel Aviv. I stayed close to home and indulged in a spa treatment. A massage at the spa at The Ritz Carlton Herzliya is unforgettable. The therapists are body experts and the environment is enough to make all your troubles literally melt away and into the sea outside.
After the massage, take a nap and grab a glass of wine at the lobby lounge or head outside to one of the restaurants on the Herzliya marina or in the small mall attached to the hotel.
Your early evening should include a sunset cocktail or maybe an early dinner before heading into Tel Aviv for a night out. Staying at The Ritz Carlton is always good, but here it’s different. It’s so well-placed and perfectly aligned to the traveler looking for a bit of luxury, with a bit of quiet within an arm’s reach of all that is exciting in this special destination.