We stayed for one night in August 2013. We arrived early so weren't able to check-in, but were able to leave our bags at the front desk. The front desk clerk highlighted on the map the various markets that were close by (ie. VERY close) and a recommended coffee shop. Later on after check-in, they were also helpful with restaurant recommendations for dinner.
We loved the location - its a bit of a walk to the beach, but very close to the markets - which we were lucky enough to be there on Friday, so got to go to the Artisan's market which we found much more enjoyable than the Carmel market. The rooftop with the tables and chairs was also very nice. The coffee shop where they provide the voucher for breakfast, was very good - we visited twice. The front-desk arranged a taxi for the airport and was very clear not to pay more/tip, etc.
The room was average but clean - the walls and carpets highlighted the age of the hotel. We also didn't like that there was no additional lock on the room door (ie. deadbolt or even just latch/chain) - earlier in the evening, everytime the neighbours went to open their door, it sounded as though someone was trying to get into our room, and given there was no lock from the inside, this kept us up. It is a small hotel - so make sure to have a map to highlight to any drivers - as no taxi driver that we had (or friends had) knew where it was, as it is a small hotel and not on the main drag. Given the small rooms and old
Given the prices of other hotels in the city, we were happy with our choice for our overnight stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to THE GALILEO HOTEL TEL-AVIV, The most exciting, location oriented, budget place in town. Located on 8 Hilel HaZaken St, Only 5 Minute walk from Tel-Aviv's beach, surrounding with the newest edged clubs and hip nightlife, this location is best to sense the true vibe of the City That Never Sleeps. If you fancy to scout the hidden places of Tel Aviv, everything is a short walk away: The colorful Carmel Market, the Pedestrian zone of NaChalat Binyamin or the renewed Sheinkin St. With its boutique shops. You can also use the vast public transportation options available nearby. Each of our rooms features Comfortable bed, Working station, A/C, Cable TV, Coffee / Tea, Mini-fridge and a Safe. Our reception is manned 24/7 and our staff will assist you with anything. If you are looking for a small, comfortable, real value for money hotel with the charm and intimacy of a guesthouse, we look forward to welcome you here at THE GALILEO HOTEL TEL-AVIV ... more less
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