I spent a week here on business recently and this seemed to be only hotel in the area of town I was meeting with my client so I stayed here. Overall the experience was average, but I'm a hotel snob. That said, I'll start with the good:
+ the queen size bed was comfortable. Nice mattress (good balance between firm/soft), down pillows, and comforter.
+ the breakfast buffet was high quality and had a nice variety of meats, fruits, cereals, egg dishes, breads, and an omelet chef. It was also reasonably priced. A tip here - the buffet it a lot of food - if you want something small there are a few cafes within walking distance of the hotel. I enjoyed both.
+ there are a number of cafes and restaurants in walking distance. There's also a chocolate bar up to street which my colleague really enjoyed.
+ there's a (small) fitness center in the building and a running park behind the buildings across from the hotel. The park had a family-friendly, safe feeling to it.
+ good quality soaps, shampoo, lotions, etc. if you care about such things.
And now the not so great:
- CONSTRUCTION: every weekday (in Tel Aviv that's Sunday - Thurs) I was awakened at 7am by the loud sounds of the large construction project next to the building. Not something the hotel has control over but until this is complete I would recommend specifically asking for a room on the other side of the building.
- The floors in the hall and rooms are a rough black, lacquered material which is uncomfortable to walk on. There are slippers in the room, but they would only fit someone with a small foot. The other unfortunate side-effect of this material is that it doesn't absorb sound so you here every noise outside the room.
- My room was an adjoining room which normally wouldn't have bothered me, except again because of the flooring and door materials, you can every word, ahem sound, from the room next to you. My last night was the worst with 4 or 5 guys talking loudly and laughing until very late. I recommend unless you need the adjoining room you specifically request NOT to have it.
- The hotel lobby and business center use an overwhelming amount of cologne in the ventilation system. It literally smells like an Abercrombie store. I couldn't stand it for more than a couple minutes at a time.
- The location of the hotel was good for my business trip, but this isn't a good location for Tel Aviv itself. It's quite a distance from city center and the beach. A taxi ride to the beach was 50-70 NIS depending on traffic and where on the beach you go.
- I didn't care for the style of hotel, but I'll give them credit for trying to be different than the usual bland hotel decor.
If you want to stay in this area it's a reasonable choice and maybe the only choice. Personally, on my next trip I think I'll choose to stay in the city center or beach and commute to the office.
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Thank you for taking the time to write down your constructive comments regarding your stay at the Leonardo boutique hotel .
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that has occurred during your stay with us.
As specified to the hotel does not have control over the building site but soon it will be quieter
The hotel design include the black floor and the smell ta the lobby and business lounge
At your next staying here you could ask not to be next to a connecting door and ask for larger Slippers
The hotel provides a shuttle three times a day sea one-way on the hotel bill
Guest's satisfaction is something which is taken seriously.
We hope that you will choose to give the Leonardo boutique Hotel another chance upon your next visit to Tel Aviv,
we would be very happy to see you visit us again very soon and to provide you with a rewarding experience
Galit Cohen kapon
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