Gordon Hotel & Lounge0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed for 2 nights in April 2018, the room was good, comfortable and clean. There were coffee and tea sachets etc, but no jug to boil water (??). Had to get one from the front desk. We had a small balcony and so could open the balcony for fresh air which was nice as the weather was warm. But we copped a lot of traffic noise from outside. Drivers in Israel drive with one hand on the horn and give long blasts every few seconds. Breakfast was a la carte and we had a nice breakfast the first morning but the cook didn't start until 8am so no breakfast on the 2nd day as we had a tour booked. I would have thought he should be at work at 5am getting things going in the kitchen. The hotel itself seemed to be undergoing a slow and laborious renovation in the foyer / lounge area. Had a lovely hot shower the first morning, no hot water the second morning (we were leaving anyway) so just a cold shower (the weather was warm luckily). Front desk staff were young and friendly and very helpful. I booked this hotel myself from the web, unless it changed dramatically I wouldn't do so again.
We stopped by here for lunch at their beachside lounge. It was comfortable and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was plentiful and delicious and the cocktails very good. Great spot for people watching too.
Pros: Great location. The women at the desk are phenomenal. Cons: Apparently the 28 year old son of the owner took over managing the hotel about a year ago, and from another repeat guest the place has gone downhill dramatically since. The staff do their best with no support from the manager. If there are health inspections in Tel Aviv, this place would fail. Bathroom sink faucet was loose, looks like there has been no touch up paint in a long time. There is a kind of beat charm to the place, however if not maintained, will soon turn to dilapidated. We stayed there 4 nights, and because of the staff, booked a 5th night a week later before flying home. Our first room, the AC did not work. The staff had an empty suite room on the same floor, and let us use that to sleep until our AC could be fixed the next day. Our second room, the AC was struggling. From personal experience, I know if the air intake filter is clogged, there is limited airflow and AC will not work. I identified the air intake, took a picture showing it was completely clogged, and asked the front desk to call a maintenance person in to clean the filter, knowing that would likely fix the problem. She tried, but the 28 year old punk of a manager would not do anything about it. Recognizing how hard she tried, and how awful she felt, I suggested we tackle the problem together. Sure enough, I stepped up on a chair, swiveled the clips holding the air-intake grate in place open, and there was about a 3/4" inch thick layer of dust in front of the clogged filter. I vacuumed what I could, left the filter off, and the room was then cooling off in a matter of minutes. The front desk woman was almost in tears apologetically and said she would call her manager to ask that he do something about the rate we were paying for that night's stay. In the morning we were told that the 28 year old punk of a manager said that we should not have tried to clean the filter, that the AC in the hotel works fine. When I asked the front desk to call the manager so I could speak to him, for almost 3 minutes he kept saying to the front desk woman that he had no time to speak with me, that I could leave my number and he would call me back in a couple of days. Truth is I already realized the manager/owner would not do anything about the rate, rather wanted to state it isn't ok to put his dedicated staff in repeatedly awkward positions with guests, and PS by not cleaning the AC filters he was likely paying hire electricity bills as a result. I'm torn. The owner is going to ruin a charming place through ignorance and pride, and it pains me to think of him profiting on his bad management. The women working the desk are so amazing, not supporting the hotel could put them out of a job. I am not the only guest that feels this way. My guess is if the women working the desk all walked out, nothing would change at the hotel. If they walked out, and emailed every guest with whom the worked about what new hotel they were at, 95% would follow them. Lastly, what is sad and hysterical, is the 28 year old punk of a manager wants to put in a kosher sushi restaurant at the hotel. If this guy doesn't believe his guests that repeatedly the AC is not working right, and doesn't think to clean air filters which is HVAC 101, I can't imaging what he would do to the raw fish he thinks he will serve guests.
No bar, no restaurant, what lounge. And the breakfast: a true, but not fun, joke. When I came back to the room the second evening it had a strong synthetic smell that I thought was for hiding something. I opened all windows but still it gave me headache. In the morning they said it was for a good smell !?! The glass door to the bathroom (with window) made the room very light from early morning. Something obviously happened since last years reviews, but they forgot to match the price to the standard. Close to the beach yes, but that’s it.
Room in the DELUX standard had nothing to do with DELUX: fungus in the shower, technical failures, door not closed, dirty windows, dirty mirror rubbed with a dirty cloth from the floor, gray curtains unchanged for years ...the view was supposed to be to the sea, attached the view from the balcony, which illustrates some scaffolding, not the sea, a tiny room;) None of the pictures of the room shown in the website description reflects what I found on the spot. Neither does it show a bathroom, which is almost inserted into a room behind a glass pane, which additionally spoiled the comfort of staying in the room. Unfortunately, I gave it a stretch. The photos are colored so much that they really congratulate the artist on the photographer.
My wife Mara and I stayed for 5 nights 22-27/12. Spacious rooms with good housekeeping and well priced. Perfect location to see Tel Aviv and go out at night. Top marks for staff, we were so welcome and looked after! Will definitely not stay anywhere else next time in Tel Aviv. Thank you all. Vaios
I was in Tel Aviv for my birthday during the first week of November. I tried looking for a good hotel and came upon this one. I am very glad I made that choice. The hotel is small, truly a boutique hotel. This is an awesome aspect of the property since it's so easy to get anything at the hotel. When I checked in, I was missing some towels and instead of waiting for housekeeping to show up, I simply went downstairs and one of the guys at the front desk got me some towels. The hotel is situated in a perfect location, near everything, in a very safe part of the city (although I think the whole city is very safe). I love the terrace where you can have a glass of wine or a meal and the rooftop, with Jacuzzi, is a PERFECT addition. You really feel like you have the whole rooftop to yourself. I ate at the hotel twice; breakfast, which was ok, and lunch, which was superb. The rooms are very modern. Not small but not large. My room, B3, had a lovely balcony where I had coffee in the morning and had a glimpse of the sea. Housekeeping kept the room spotless, bathroom was very modern. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this hotel. The staff here is young, hip and very helpful. The bar is very relaxed and on Friday afternoons there is a DJ on the main terrace of the hotel. Really a great vibe. If I don't rent an apartment next time i'm in Tel Aviv then this hotel will be my go-to. I had an awesome stay here, celebrated my birthday, and the hotel just made everything so perfect. Comfortable beds, great bar and the sunsets - AMAZING! Don't hesitate in staying here. You're a block away from Ben Yehuda Street, two blocks from Dizengoff. There are two currency exchange places near by: one on Gordon and Ben Yehuda and the other, with better rates, is a Russian place on HaYarkon, two minutes away going south. There is also an ATM, Bank Leumi, across the street on Gordon St. from the currency exchange place. Lots of cafes nearby and beach front restaurants - La La Land was great. Thank you again to the staff of the property for making my stay so memorable.
Stayed in Room B6. Pros - Beach view. Spacious room (double the size of Shalom - Boutique hotel that I have stayed in previously) - Nice breakfast - Good Internet - walking distance to the hustle and bustle of the beach restaurants and Dizengoff street Cons - B6 was noisy with traffic because balcony door did not close properly. - breakfast didn't start till 8am. Not ideal for business traveller. - No elevator. And front desk did not offer to carry suitcase. Not a problem for me, but might be for older travellers to have to walk up 3 flight of stairs. - Expensive for GBP 200 per night.
We stopped at the Gordon Lounge last Wednesday night, October 27 to have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink and watch the sunset. The food was average, the drink was good and the sunset was spectatular. A couple days after we left and had paid our bill with visa, we noticed we had been charged twice for this evening and had two different bills. Because we are Canadians travelling, it become somewhat of a nightmare to try and straighten this out but we were told that we were charged once and then an hour after we left, they ran our credit card again and helped themselves to a larger amount. Just wanted to warn those headed for a bite, a drink and a good view of the sunset...save yourself some hassle and go elsewhere...not to the Gordon Lounge!,
The hotel is well located. Check-in experience was strange. We had book an ocean-view room. But our room was facing a construction site. Not the ocean. The hotel initial argument was logically valid. Yes, we could see the ocean from a corner little window. The situation got resolved well and quickly. we got reassigned to the ocean-view room we had paid for. The place in not the chick boutique-hotel I had in mind. But, is it proper, clean, modern and well-maintained. Breakfast was ok. It is a la carte (not the Israeli buffet style with five hundred items and thousand of calories). There are about 10 items to select from. But it is tasty and well presented. This hotel has outstanding service! Their staff has always been very professional, efficient and friendly.
- Walking distance to Frishman Beach and Gordon Beach
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Rooftop terrace
Located in Tel Aviv Promenade, Gordon Hotel & Lounge is adjacent to Gordon Beach and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Frishman Beach. This hotel has 12 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Tel Aviv and also close to Dizengoff Centre and Habima Theatre.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.
Gordon Hotel & Lounge's 12 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and desks.
Guests of Gordon Hotel & Lounge enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Self parking is offered for ILS 50 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.
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87.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 296 reviews