Grand Beach Hotel0.0 out of 5.0
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nice hotel friendly staff nice pool on the roof with great views of the city
You can't beat the location of this hotel. Staff was kind. Well-priced.
We had to stay last minute in Tel-Aviv because our flight was delayed. The person at the desk complicated our lives with extra tax charges and with copying our passports, a process which took a very long time at the late hour we entered the Hotel. He then put clean sheets on the counter, such that they were no longer as clean :-( and told us to CARRY THESE TO THE ROOM OURSELVES !!! The room was OK, except for the A/C which was not cooling the room. In-fact, the air outside was colder then inside. We called the front-desk but he said there is nothing that can be done and that the thermostat in the room does nothing. In addition, there was some mix-up with the number of real beds in the room. Never again!
Great friendly and helpful staff, Hotel is located close to the beech. Breakfast is phenomenal!
Certainly far from the worst hotel I've stayed at but I think the place may have been a much better experience one...perhaps two decades ago! Rooms and entire hotel is overdue for a renovation but they charge about the right price for what you get. Decent buffet breakfast and dinner choices and worth the cost if not already included in the package. Location is not bad also (one block away from the beach. So book if you'd like, just don't expect the Ritz Carlton.
The hotel met the expectations expected. Could improve care being friendlier with customers. We were on vacation trip to tour and we had difficulty finding places tips to know, places to park the car. We were fined two times for not be read in Hebrew, the hotel could be advised us about it.
First night we arrived, the room was dirty and the phone wasn't working at all. Reception asked us to use the public phone in the middle of the night. We requested a new room and same situation with the phone line but the room was more modern and cleaner. Hotel lobby and halls need major renovation. The breakfast was absolutely great except that they stopped serving bread a week before Passover! The location is great, close to Dizengoff st and across from the Hilton Beach. Staff at reception not very customer oriented. .
Great location close to a beautiful promenade and good restaurants. Polite staff, ready to help and answer any quarries. Rooms are small but in continuous upgrade. Mine had a stained carpet but a beautiful sea view. Business center small but well equipped with two computers and a printer. Excellent breakfast buffet for a day, two,........but boring for two weeks. Same stuff over and over again! Great to have the option of making your own freshly squeezed orange-grapefruit juice. Pomegranate would be a great addition. Overall, good bang for your bucks. I do not hesitate to recommend it, specially because it is in constant effort for upgrade. I shall return.
check in was a breeze. room was nice and clean not a 5 star but not a dive. breakfast bar was great. location across the street from ocean. lots of place to eat a block a way. staff was very helpful
Room is clean and big enough to accommodate two persons even though I am traveling alone, not sure why some reviews say the room is small and old? Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very good location, 5 minutes walk to beach, can get a bit noise in the morning because a local main road is just under the hotel building. For the price I paid, I am extremely happy.
The room was clean and comfortable. The location was pretty good, near the beach though a bit north of the ideal location. The hotel was very crowded, could not get into the breakfast room when we were there. All in all, an adequate hotel for the money.
Crowded, slow elevators that stop on each floor for religious reasons; reception never answers phone. All electric kettles were removed from rooms for religious reasons.
I chose this hotel based on price and the promise of free wireless access. It's located on the north end of the Tel Aviv beach. Wonderful beaches are across the street. At first there was a problem with internet access in my 9th floor room. The staff immediately upgraded me to a room on the 12th floor where the wireless worked fine for the remainder of my eight day stay. My final day was Yom Kippur ... a day when nothing is open in Israel and no cars are allowed on the roads. The staff let me stay in my room until 9 pm without charging me for another day. (At sundown, on this holiday, taxis are allowed on the roads again and they called me a cab to get me to the airport for my 11 pm flight.) ... lastly .... this place has the most amazing breakfast I have ever seen. Lots of healthy food ... fish, fruit, vegetables, squeeze your own OJ, omelets cooked to order ... every morning from 6-10 am ... all part of the price of a room. The Grand Beach is a gem.
We read the reviews about the wonderful breakfast they serve and the reviews were correct - a wonderful breakfast. For us it was an overnight stay on our way back to the USA after being in Israel for a month. We had a lot of luggage and they had no one to help us get it to the room. They also have no clock in the room. On the other hand the hotel was nice and the room clean, the staff was very helpful and friendly. I'd use the hotel again if I were back there. Just one other thing [...]gave us the wrong address, it is located at 250 Hayarkon, not at 115 Hayarkon.
We made Tel Aviv our base of operations for a week-long stay to visit friends and family in the vicinity. The hotel was clean and quite what one expects for a tourist hotel in Tel Aviv. We enjoyed wonderful Israeli breakfasts (although not the extravaganza you'll find in the "big" hotels), quite comfortable beds and good room size, a lovely, deep bath tub, and a wonderful view of the sea and of the northern suburbs. Internet via Wi-Fi is available, but only for a fee that I felt was excessive.Be aware that parking in Tel Aviv is a major consideration and difficult (essentially impossible in the evenings) to find on the streets. The hotel has no parking facility, but there are several small parking lots within 2-3 blocks. Despite the business in the nearby (and recently developed) Port of Tel Aviv area, there was always a spot to be found in one of the lots. In the beginning of April 2011 (our visit) the parking cost NIS 15 from 7PM to 7AM, and if you leave the car there later than 7 the next morning you'll give the attendant another 15. WHEN YOU ARRIVE: Beware that [...]listed the hotel's address as 115 Hayarkon, which is actually another, much larger 5-star hotel located about a kilometer south along Hayarkon. The correct address for the Grand Beach Hotel is 250 Hayarkon. It is located across the street from Gan Ha'atzmaut (The Independence Garden) which has been drastically improved and re-landscaped in recent years. Be sure to visit and enjoy the overlook from north Tel Aviv all the way down the coastline to Yafo (Jaffa). There is a lovely walkway that now runs from the port all the way along the beach to Yafo. And if you enjoy seeing dogs indulged with a beach of their own, there's one located about midway between Gordon Street and Nordau, where the hotel is located.If you rent a car be aware that you may only park where the curb is striped blue and white; park in a red and white striped area and you're as likely to be towed as ticketed, and tickets are expensive. If you don't read Hebrew, have someone show you the various no parking signs. Some give the hours when you are allowed to park, but there is often additional text saying that you much pay (only NIS 6 per hour) during those periods. Where and how to pay? you ask. Either purchase cards that you hang in the car's curb side window after scratching off the data and time that you parked, or use the kiosk vending machines that you'll find in some (but not most) busy streets. This is all largely academic, as there is RARELY a space to be found. But Tel Aviv is a wonderful city to walk, and the buses go everywhere.Our last most recent visit to Tel Aviv was eight years ago, and we found it now to be even more clean and well tended than before. Enjoy your visit!
We were told that the hotel address was 115 HaYarkon but the real address is 250 HaYarkon. It cost us a litttle extra for the taxi to locate the hotel. The hotel was clean and average. The location was not far from bus stops and just a few blocks from a money exchange. The staff was attentive.
No fitness center, sundeck and pool closed for the season, WiFi expensive. Best breakfast ever good bath and view
Traveling to Israel is expensive. The hotels certainly aren't cheap. The Grand Beach hotel has small, minimally equipped rooms, but they are competent. The hotel provides a great breakfast with lots of choices and has a good location. Last but not least, you'll save some money.