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Tel aviv visit

Traveling with my sister to visit our sister in tel aviv. Want a really comfortable room with 2 double beds. What do you suggest.

We have 8 days, what shouldn't we miss?

Edited: 11:18 pm, April 08, 2013
Ottawa, Canada
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for Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv
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1. Re: Tel aviv visit

With 8 days you may want to split your time so you can see other sites in Israel. What about 3 nights in Tel Aviv, 1 night in the Galilee and 4 nights in Jerusalem.

There is a lot to see and dividing your time between different locations will give you more opportunity to see and experience more of the country. The modernity and excitement of Tel Aviv is contrasted with the rural beauty of the Galilee and the ancient stones of Jerusalem.

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2. Re: Tel aviv visit

Our older sister is not well, so day trips will have to do. She lives in tel,aviv.

Tel-Aviv
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for Tel Aviv
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3. Re: Tel aviv visit

Here are some suggestions for Tel-Aviv:

Look at the City of Tel-Aviv tourism web site; it has a lot of information and gives the addresses and hours of the tourist information offices:

http://visit-tlv.com/

Note these two pages:

1. The city offers five free walking tours every week:

visit-tlv.com/…

2. and has a discount package for attractions, restaurants, stores, etc:

iandm.co.il/Campaign/…city_Pass.pdf

There is also a lot of information in the monthy "Time Out" magazine, Tel-Aviv edition:

http://digital.timeout.co.il/english/

One of the highlights in Tel-Aviv is the old "Bauhaus" neighbourhood, centered mainly along Rothschild Blvd. The city offers a free tour every Saturday morning (see above) but if that day is not convenient you have two choices:

1. A guided tour or audioguides offered by the Bauhaus Center on Dizengoff St:

http://www.bauhaus-center.com/tours.html

2. A self-guided tour:

http://www.white-city.co.il/english/index.htm

Click on [Tourism] and print out the brochure for each street.

The second major attraction in Tel-Aviv is the old city of Jaffa. The main sites to see are:

- the old port

- the Old City, above the port (churches, artist studios, etc). There is a Visitors Center in the main square.

- the clock tower square (Yefet Street), to the east of the Old City

- the flea market, on the east side of Yefet Street.

This web site gives a good summary:

igoogledisrael.com/2012/…

The major museums in Tel-Aviv are:

- Jewish Diaspora Museum:

http://www.bh.org.il/visitors-center.aspx

- Palmach Museum (must be booked in advance):

info.palmach.org.il/show_item.asp…

- Rabin Center:

rabincenter.org.il/Web/En/Museum/Default.aspx

- Eretz Israel Museum:

http://www.eretzmuseum.org.il/e/

- Tel-Aviv Museum of Art:

http://www.tamuseum.com/

There are many more smaller museums (e.g. Independence Hall, Ben-Gurion House, Rubin Art Museum, etc). You can see a list here:

http://ilmuseums.com/

Markets:

There are three big outdoor markets in Tel-Aviv:

- Jaffa Flea Market (see above) - daily, except Saturday.

- Nachlat-Binyamin Arts&Crafts Fair - every Tuesday and Friday.

www.nachlat-binyamin.com/en-Default.aspx

- Carmel Market (food, clothing, housewares, etc) - daily, except Saturday.

www.youtube.com/watch…

Entertainment and restaurants:

There are two sites that have been developed as entertainment areas with many restaurants, pubs, clubs, etc:

-Tel-Aviv port, in north Tel-Aviv (not to be confused with the Jaffa Port):

http://www.namal.co.il/en/default.aspx

- HaTahana (the restored Old Turkish train station) in Neve Zedek:

http://www.hatachana.co.il/Home

Israel
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4. Re: Tel aviv visit

>>Want a really comfortable room with 2 double beds.

From this I understand that you are looking for a hotel, and not staying with your sister who lives in Tel Aviv. If that's the case, what is your budget? Also, it might be difficult to find one room with two double beds. I know bed terminology differs - had this discussion elsewhere - but to me a double bed means a bed for two people, so you are looking for a room that sleeps four people in two beds, yes?

NYC/Israel
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for Israel
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5. Re: Tel aviv visit

The way I read it is you are looking for a room that has two larger beds, one per person for the room you are sharing with your sister. Note: you are not going to find a hotel in Israel having rooms with two double beds. ( well maybe at an expensive luxury hotel, but even then--no likely) Israeli hotels have two twins pushed together or two Israeli --which are narrower than twins, pushed together. ( all can be separated)

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6. Re: Tel aviv visit

I cannot thank you enough for your input. Now I can't wait to get there!

Israel
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7. Re: Tel aviv visit

You haven't answered the question about the beds. Each bed is for ONE person or TWO people? (Don't say "double bed" because as you can see from posts 4 and 5, this expression means different things to different people.) It matters, when it comes to recommending hotels! And again, what's your budget for a hotel?

israel
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8. Re: Tel aviv visit

For two people sleepinng in the same room is 2 beds you need what we call a twin room. Check Sea Executive and Lusky Suites. Well located.

London
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9. Re: Tel aviv visit

I was disappointed with our stay in the Lusky Suites last summer.

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10. Re: Tel aviv visit

Two separate comfortable beds each for one person.

Is the david intercontinental OK?