Cinema Hotel

1 Zamenhoff Street, Dizengoff Circle, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 64373, Israel
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5 star services at 3 star prices

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 28, 2008

I just stayed in this hotel 2 days ago and let me do it short! 5 star hotel services, 5 star hotel breakfast and a 3 star price. The hotel is amazing. In the middle of Tel Aviv, in a fantastic and so different location: an old cinema. What i loved the most was the service: i can not say anything but GREAT.
I totally recommend it!!!

Unique Quality: Great location, Great staff

Nice Modest Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2008

The Cinema Hotel is a basic hotel centrally located in Tel-Aviv. The room was clean and met our needs, nothing fancy. We were within walking distance of the Beach and shopping on Dizengoff. There's a raised square, just outside the hotel, that's ideal for people watching. There was a fountain there, but when we asked about it, we were told there wasn't money for repairs.

Unique Quality: The hotels uses a movie theatre motif. The breakfast buffet was excellent. From desk staff was attentive and very helpful.

Directions: Dizengoff Square

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Central and Stylish

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 29, 2008

Very centrally located on Dizengoff Square. Extremely cool exterior and interior design. Friendly staff. The room was a tad on the small side and didn't fully match the architectural stylishness generally present in the hotel. Breakfast good for international standards, but not that special for israeli ones.

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Cinema Hotel..nice place

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 11, 2006

I stayed just one night. Only complaint was that it was getting cold and the hotel had not turned on the heating system in the hotel yet. so i was freezing at night and morning. Other than that, it was a nice place..good value at only $ 94 a night..nice location in the middle of a neighborhood and not far from a really nice mall that i visited a few times.

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Classic Place

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 28, 2006

Pleasant enough except for the surly Russian desk Clerk. This is a boutique hotel with a cinematic theme.

The building was constructed in 1930 , in the best tradition of the Bauhaus style, as the Esther Cinema - one of the first theaters of Tel Aviv. The building was recently restored and renovated to became an elegant and unique hotel. As an historical building, they preserved the characteristic exterior and, amongst others, the beautiful, original staircase and chandeliers. As you browse through the hotel, you will notice some of original projectors, movie posters and theater chairs. Classic movies are screened in the lobby, along with popcorn to complete the nostalgic atmosphere.

Unique Quality: Nice balcony

Stylish Boutique Hotel in Tel Aviv

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 3, 2005

When an impromptu trip brought me to Tel Aviv after many years, I decided that I would forgo the tourist-towers of Hayarkon and try to find somewhere that approached the more quirky and individual ‘boutique’ style hotels that travelers have come to know and love throughout the US, Europe and eleswhere.

A search brought forth the Cinema Hotel on Kikar Dizengoff, which during the seventies and eighties was the bustling epicentre of Tel Aviv’s café-culture.

The hotel is within a sensitively converted Bauhaus-inspired 1930’s cinema where I remember seeing Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange back in 1972!

The original façade, lobby and staircases have been retained and there is a wonderful collection of cinematographic artefacts and original memorabilia from when it was a cinema. Old black and white movies are continually screened in the lobby. To complete the movie theme, popcorn is freely available at the reception desk.

Unique Quality: My single room was fairly small, the bathroom tiny but perfectly functional and everywhere there were echoes of the hotels past. Importantly, I found the bed to be particularly comfortable. Everywhere was immaculately clean.

Up on the fourth floor there is a business lounge (free wi-fi) sauna and gym opening out onto a spacious roof terrace. If a hotel can be judged by its outdoor furniture, then this one passes with flying colours for the loungers, tables and chairs were all high quality teak.

My past experience of Israeli hotels has sadly, not been very encouraging, the service often surly and unhelpful. You get the impression of the staff that it is definitely not their chosen professional. But the folk at the Cinema Hotel dealt with all of my questions, queries and needs swiftly, cheerfully and efficiently. Here’s an example. Arriving back at the hotel one night at 1.30 am, I realised that my phone needed charging and I had no charger. The night manager rooted around in the office for a suitable one but did not find one. He then called another hotel and it arrived within minutes.

One critism that I hope this hotel will address is its baffling system of higher rates for tourists and lower rates for Israelis. When challenged on this, their explanation was that they were trying to encourage local tourism by offering preferential prices. This egregious policy can be neatly circumvented by getting an Israeli friend to do the booking for you which instantly trims 10% off the price.

The Cinema Hotel is a welcome and refreshing lodging alternate in Tel Aviv with comfortable, well-appointed rooms and fascinating public area which stylishly demonstrated to me that the words ‘customer service’ still exist within the Israel vocabulary.

Directions: 1 Zamenhoff Street
Dizengoff Circle
Tel Aviv 64373
Israel

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A unique butique hotel

by written on April 13, 2005

One of the loveliest hotels of Tel Aviv.
The Cinema Hotel used to be a very famous Cinema Just a few decades ago, it was rebuilt and turned into a real cute Butique hotel which designed by the inspiration of that Cinema. You'll see the old slide projector in the Lobby and many more stuff of those old days including many photographs from the old times of Tel Aviv showen all everywhere the hotel.
You can check out the website i've added here to get some impression of the hotel.

As about its Location, well just as i wrote above regarding the Center hotel its the same here as they are just near each other. In the real Center of Tel Aviv, few min' walk from the beach and basicaly in a walking distance to most places.

Absolutely recommended.

Cinema Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 10, 2005

As the name suggests it, this place used to be a ...Cinema.

The rooms are nice and clean, just a bit noisy though.

Greatly located off dizengoff square.

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Cinema Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2002

One of the friendliest hotels in Israel and excellent value for money. Rooms are on the small side (except the front corner rooms - but downside of these is the fact that they overlook the main square. Not much traffic noise but sound of people does penetrate - but that's also the penalty for windows that open :))

Unique Quality: Refurbished International Style/Bauhaus building overlooking the Kikar Dizengoff - protected from the noise of the main street by trees. Not as glam as the beach hotels, but the personal touch alongside the price make it one of the most attractive hotels in the city (along with the rooftop bar!). Very friendly, easy going, very clean but with all the en-suite extras you would expect. The public areas are 'littered' with movie paraphenalia (it was once a cinema).

If you want somewhere reliable, clean, serves great breakfasts and is central and fairly cheap without succumbing to formica bedrooms, this is the place.

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Amenities at Cinema Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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