Culinary Experience

The Mediterranee Lounge

Guests staying in one of The Setai Tel Aviv Suites will gain access to the Mediterranee Lounge, a plush, stylish and serene space for those seeking a peaceful respite throughout the day for both work and/or pleasure. Wine and beer are served daily Newspapers and reading materials are provided along with comfortable seating areas.

The Setai Tel Aviv celebrates the best of Israeli food culture, while also honoring the culinary heritage of Jaffa and the property’s Turkish roots.  Whether dining privately in their guest room or at one of the two signature restaurants, guests will be treated to the best in seasonal, thoughtful, local fare.

Jaya Chef Restaurant

Jaya, The Setai Tel Aviv’s lobby-level chef restaurant opens up onto a tree-lined courtyard with daily breakfast and lunch/dinner menu. Fashioned in exclusive interior design by Baranowitz & Kronenberg, The Setai hotel Tel Aviv celebrates the best of Israeli food culture, while also honoring the culinary heritage of Jaffa and the property’s Turkish roots. Guests will be treated to the best in seasonal, thoughtful, local fare in an unparalleled, stylish setting that will serve as a destination in itself. 

The Kishle Bar

The Setai Kishle Bar, the beating heart of The Setai Tel Aviv, is located just off of the lobby, serving hand-crafted cocktails and fine international and Israeli wines and dressed with a custom Brazilian blue marble, designed by Baranowitz & Kronenberg architects, and interior design furnishings and accents by Ara design. 

Location & Things to do in Tel Aviv on Your Trip to Israel

Hotel’s address: 22 David Raziel, Tel Aviv.

Hotel’s telphone: +972-3-6016000.

Reservation Dep. res@thesetaihotel.co.il

Located at the top of the Jaffa Clocktower Square overlooking the Port of Jaffa, the Mediterranean Sea, and Tel Aviv coastline, The Setai Tel Aviv presents an unparalleled hospitality experience in one of the most vibrant and culturally-rich beach cities in the world. Below is a curated selection of establishments, things to do in tel aviv and experiences recommend by our guests in our micro-metropolis, including:

Restaurants/Bars: From high-end establishments to authentic eateries with home cooked specialties:

• Kalamata Restaurant: Famed fish and seafood-focused Greek restaurant perched in an original edifice built into the old city of Jaffa, offering a selection of tables with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean. 10 Kikar Kidumim.

• Cassis: White-clad seaside restaurant in Jaffa’s famed Givat Aliyah Beach, offering seasonal dishes focused on local ingredients from the Mediterranean, and produce from the Levant. 44 Kidron St.

• Container: Jaffa’s undeniably cool restaurant and venue housed in a repurposed boat hangar directly on the port, featuring a weekly lineup of art and cultural events and musical performances. 2 Namal Jaffa

• Beit Kandinof: A new addition to the Jaffa culinary scene housed within a stunning industrial-chic space with exposed brick walls and mood lights, offering fresh Mediterranean fare and weekly art and cultural workshops bookable in advance. 12 HaTsorfim St.

• Puaa: A unique café-cum-restaurant decked in vintage flea market decor that is one of the longest standing establishments in the Jaffa Fleamarket, and which boasts an informal setting and contemporary menu of home cooked, local dishes. situated in the vibrant streets of the Jaffa Flea. 8 Rabbi Yohanan St.

• Joz v Loz: A Tel Aviv culinary institution ocated on a small street off of Yafo Boulevard
on the cusp of Jaffa, featuring a menu of Israeli rustic/Middle Eastern-style cookings. Interiors are dark and dimly lit, yet elegant, and there is a quaint courtyard with al fresco seating out back. 5 Gvulot St.

• Abu Hassan: Considered to be the best hummus in all of Tel Aviv, Abu Hassan’s secret recipe keeps patrons coming back for more. The restaurant is constantly packed and opens early in the morning but often so be sure to arrive before the lunchtime rush to enjoy savory dishes of fava beans, chickpeas and tehina atop perfectly seasoned hummus. 1 HaDolfin St.

Jaffa Cultural Sites

• Old Jaffa: A destination in itself, this charming district of Old Jaffa boasts antiquities and original structures spanning the Byzantine, Crusader and Ottoman-eras, and where travelers can tour the winding alleys boasting artisanal shops, art galleries and craft boutiques, or unwind with a walk thru Kedem Square — home to St Peter’s Church — or view the glistening Tel Aviv coastline while perched at HaPisga Garden or Kedem Square.

• Jaffa Port: One of the oldest ports in the world that is mentioned in the Bible, guests will discover a bevy of restaurants, cafés, shops and cultural events across the Jaffa Port — a Mecca of entertainment for both locals and visitors alike — with an authentic Mediterranean flare that exists only here.

• Jaffa Flea Market: A must for all visitors to Tel Aviv, the Jaffa flea market has transformed into an epicenter of design, fashion, food and culture in Tel Aviv, boasting authentic vintage shops and vendors of retro furniture and items and local eateries by day, and by night, one of the hottest nightlife spots in the city that never sleeps.

• Noga Complex: A quaint, village-like neighborhood on the cusp of the Neve Tzedek neighborhood and Jaffa that is teeming with homegrown Israeli design and fashion boutiques that are operated and managed by the artists themselves, including: Gelada Studios, Naomi Maaravi, Craft + Bloom and more.

• Ilana Goor Museum: A multi-leveled exhibition space and creative studio by one of Israel’s most famed artists, Ilana Goor, who showcases her brass sculptures and metallic art pieces in an incredible display that culminates with a rooftop “art terrace” overlooking the Mediterranean. 4 Mazal Dagim St

• Na’Lagat Theater and Restaurant: A one-of-a-kind experience for those openminded travelers who wish to experience the ingenious work of blind and deaf Israeli actors and performers conducting original performances and scripts, and who create the waitstaff at the pitch-black restaurant adjoining the theater itself.

• The New Gordon Gallery: The third iteration and newest space of Gordon Galleries brings the bustling South Tel Aviv art scene even further South into a changing industrial neighborhood bordering Jaffa. The ultra-sleek location designed by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture houses an exciting Contemporary art exhibition schedule with big names from the local and International scene, most recently a solo show by legendary artist Louise Bourgeois. 6 HaPelech St.

• The Block, Godfather of Tel Aviv’s nightlife scene, located in the far end of south Tel Aviv in the Central Bus Station. Plays host to the world’s Top DJs/artists arriving in Tel Aviv (James Blake, Diplo, Gilles Petersen), also hosts late night parties and events with well-known local DJs. Many DJs from abroad who perform at The Block describe it among their favorite in the world! 157 Salame Road.

Hyperlocal Experiences in Jaffa

• Yafo Yoga: High-end yoga studio with options for both group or private lessons, located in an original residence in the Old City of Jaffa, and replete with Japanese-style Tatami flooring. 26 Mazal Dagim St.

• Yoko Kitahara: Japanese spa with specialty, holistic therapy treatments and aroma therapy massages housed in a restored Eclectic Architecture-style building on a picturesque street in Jaffa. 22 HaShahaf St.

• Jaffa Culinary Tour with Matkonation: Embark on a culinary tasting tour of Jaffa’s culinary gems, led by local food stylist and food photographers Deanna and Danya of Matkonation, who are experts in the best tasting treats in and around Jaffa.

Shops & Boutiques

• Sharon Brunsher: Boutique and studio featuring the sophisticated pieces by the homegrown Israeli designer, and where guests can shop for clothing, jewelry and other accessories just a short stroll from The Setai Tel Aviv. 13 Ami’ad St.

• Elemento: Furniture, home design and lifestyle shop by Yossi Goldberg, featuring an in-house design label and eclectic pieces and items sourced from top-tier designers from around the world. 15 HaTsorfim St.

• Israël Abou: From home furnishings like Matte black, all in one, desk like high definition acoustic loudspeakers to pieces from his own men’s wear line, Homecore, which promises the coveted feeling of wearing a second skin, Israël Abou reminds you of the sort of man you wish to be. 2 Sharabi St.

• Zielinski and Rozen: Tel Aviv’s very own perfumery where patrons can custom make their own scents for body oils, soaps, home diffusers, shampoos, body washes, candles and more. Erez Ronen, the founder/owner of Zielinksi and Rozen, meets with guests to to consult their own natural body pheromones, the climate, their personality and the desired energy to tailor made a fragrance. 5 Olei Zion St.

** The Hotel Address: 22 David Raziel St.

Business, Events and Meeting

The Setai Tel Aviv equipped with four state-of-the-art meeting spaces and banquet halls that can accommodate any range of private events, from board meetings & conferences to birthdays & bar mitzvahs.

The Hadarim Hall — the largest of the four spaces — sits at 13×14 square-meters and can comfortably accommodate 150 guests. It features a large-scale projection screen that descends from the ceiling, as well as a corresponding video projector. Seating can be arranged banquet-style, theater-style, or in whatever arrangement best suits the occasion.

The three meeting rooms range from 4×7 to 6.5×7-square-meters, the largest of which can fit up to 50 guests with theater-style seating. The meeting rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, transportable podiums and stages, high-speed WiFi and all the necessary audio/video trappings to facilitate a successful event.

Spaces are available for half day rentals (8:00 – 13:00) or full day rentals (8:00 – 17:00) and pricing is contingent upon the number of guests and the catering package. The Setai Tel Aviv’s packages include any preferred combination of breakfasts, coffee breaks and pre-fixe lunches. Guests can customize their catering package according to the day’s itinerary and the needs of the group. Coffee & tea are refilled throughout the day by The Setai Tel Aviv’s attentive events staff. Meals can be served buffet-style, plated individually, or served in the gorgeous lobby-level restaurant. Formal white linens are available upon request.

Evening rentals are also available beginning at 18:00 each day. The Setai Tel Aviv also features a small, on-premise synagogue which is available for use during any relevant celebration.

For additional information please contact Michal: michalg@thesetaihotel.co.il

The Setai Tel Aviv Hotel Spa

The Spa at The Setai Tel Aviv, Israel’s leading luxury hotel, is a serene, urban oasis of wellness and rejuvenation by the sea. With its exclusive menu of classic massage treatments and traditional Eastern experiences, The Setai Tel Aviv invites guests to unwind and settle into a relaxed state of being. Peaceful and quiet, aside from the sound of waves lap-ping up against Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean shoreline, guests can submerge into gentle silence, while customising their treatments to include massages, scrubs, peels, aromatherapy techniques and beyond No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the Setai Tel Aviv spa.

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The Setai Tel Aviv Spa Treatment Menu

Embrace

Deep, focused body treatments designed to deliver a complete sensory experience and introduce optimum relaxation. The Setai Spa, one of the most celebrated Tel Aviv hotels, employs the top practitioners and uses the best quality materials to cultivate a pitch-perfect experience.

Beauty & Scalp

Signature cleansing treatments await guests in the beauty department of The Setai, among the best hotels in Tel Aviv. With a menu of treatments designed to firm, sculpt, shape and scrub, patients leave feeling healthy, supple, and with skin that’s glowing from the in-side out.

Treatment Blends

The Setai Tel Aviv, is the best of Tel Aviv beach hotel, offers signature treatment blends that combine several techniques into a single experience. Expert practitioners blend Eastern and Western traditions to customize a perfection pampering experience according to the patient’s preferences.

Specials

Indulgent supplements can be added to any treatment to complete the experience. You can consult with the treatment coordinator for the appropriate supplement for each massage.

Choose from hot tubs, hot towels, therapeutic musical instruments, additional treatment time, combination treatments, traditional foot peeling, double room treatment with spouse, or meal additions.

Quick Rejuvenation

Quick pampering and relaxation sessions that provide a focused break from the race of life, and help recharge energy and vitality.

Essential Oil Fragrance Treatments

The Setai’s fragrance treatments take patients on a special journey that stimulates all the senses. Guests enjoy a holistic experience full of touch, smell and sensation, resulting in the richest relaxation. Enjoy the ultimate sensory experience at one of Israel’s leading luxury hotels.

Throughout the treatment, patients are wrapped in fresh warm towels that create a sense of calm and security. The use of heat prepares the tissue to absorb the properties of the natu-ral oils and plants that are applied to the skin. Spa practitioners use a combination of round movements and the Reiki technique, using different pressures, textures and aromas to achieve a delicate peeling and an enriched massage.

The fragrance contains purified green tea and ivy leaves, combined with the joyous aromas of lavender blossoms, and the Pachouli flowers known to balance the skin. To finish the treatment on a euphoric note, oil is poured on the third eye to connect to the intuitive sixth sense, while practitioners give a delightful scalp and neck massage for optimal relaxation.

General information and important information

We recommend that you make an appointment with our specialist for information regard-ing our variety of treatments.

The price of the treatment includes free admission to the spa and its facilities (in accord-ance with its hours of operation).

For your convenience, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each treatment.

In order to enjoy the spa experience, we ask that you do not operate mobile devices in the spa and help keep the area quiet.

Cancellations must be made up to eight hours in advance. Cancellation without prior notice or a non-arrival will result in a 50% charge for the requested transaction.

We will be happy to provide you with a personal locker and spa accessories. The management is not responsible for any loss or damage to valuable property.

There may be changes in the range of treatments.

Admittance to the treatment & spa area (and fitness center) requires the signing of a health declaration.

The entrance to the spa area is for guests age 18 and above.

For further information please call the spa at 03-6016014 or direct extension 014 from your room or by email: spa.tlv@thesetaihotel.co.il

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The Setai Tel Aviv

The Setai Tel Aviv, one of the best hotels Israel has to offer,  is an urban resort with 120 luxurious rooms and suites, housed in a meticulously restored Ottoman-era building overlooking Jaffa’s ancient port and the Mediterranean coastline.

Situated along the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv coastline and Jaffa Port, The Setai Tel Aviv is a prestigious five-star hotel offering sophistication and tranquility at the crossroads of modern and ancient Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Housed within a historic Ottoman building, once used as a jailhouse, The Setai Tel Aviv offers an enviable entryway to the wonders of the Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv’s full beach coastline and steps away from the city’s bustling boulevards and urban hub.

The 120-room luxury property comprises five buildings of the former and historical Ottoman prison and police station, imaginatively transformed with contemporary touches and classic refurbishments. The Setai Tel Aviv’s marble and stone corridors connect the buildings and converge within a central courtyard. Original design details and stonework harmoniously compliment modern accents, converging with the restored Turkish Hamam Spa and infinity rooftop pool overlooking the entire Tel Aviv skyline – for breathtaking views from sunrise to sunset.

Located in the heart of the ancient port city of Jaffa, The Setai Tel Aviv, one of the best hotels in Tel Aviv is as historic as the neighbourhood that surrounds it. Authentic, sophisticated and welcoming, The Setai Tel Aviv merges the history and heritage of Jaffa with the lavish trappings of a modern-day metropolis.

Architecture and Restoration

Originally constructed as a fortress during the Crusader period and used as a prison during the Ottoman period, the site of The Setai Tel Aviv is drenched in history, culture and architectural heritage of the ancient port city of Jaffa. The original building has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur during a 20+ year preservation process spearheaded by the Israel Antiquities Authority, including extensive archeological digs that unearthed artifacts dating all the way to the Crusader period (12th-century). A large archway is the crux of the building and stands at its entrance, bearing the original seal of Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

The original “Kishle” has been restored or recreated to the highest standard of preservation by Feigin Architects, including woodwork and ironwork on the facades of several of the rooms and windows of the property’s dining facilities. The front and rear courtyards throughout The Setai Tel Aviv were restored by expert smiths of stone, iron, and woodwork.

Today The Setai Tel Aviv is comprised of its existing structures from the Crusader period, and two additional floors along with as a new auxiliary wing designed to reflect the style of the historic structures. Signs of the building’s fascinating antecedents can be found throughout the hotel, from the 12th century cobble work thru the Crusader and Ottoman times up until today in modern Israel.

Accommodations

The Setai Tel Aviv accommodations are among the most spacious and well-appointed in the city. The 120 guest rooms and suites offer glistening views of various iconic vantage points from the Mediterranean Sea, to the historic Jaffa Clock Tower Square, or the property’s lush inner courtyards brimming with olive and citrus trees.

Accommodations at The Setai Tel Aviv were designed to the highest standards of international luxury, featuring rich walnut furnishings, sea stone walls, custom brass fixtures, Middle Eastern fabrics that evoke the hotel’s history with modern comforts. Guests take their first step each morning onto authentic Oriental rugs, adding purposeful pops of color to the elegant, earth-tone decor.