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“Wonderful hospitality and clean, comfortable living area” 5 of 5 stars
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The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   56 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv 65789, Israel   |  
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Free breakfast and HUB!
Ranked #1 of 85 Hotels in Tel Aviv
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful hospitality and clean, comfortable living area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Had a carefree one-night stay at this creative and unique boutique hotel. The living room to our suite was huge, clean, and very comfortable with a large leather couch and big open area. The bathroom, also clean, was equipped with a nice rainfall-style showerhead. One grip is the bedroom. We had two twin beds (as requested), but they were really quite small and the bedroom itself was not very big, which was inconsistent with the very large size of the living room. This was perfectly fine considering all the living room space, but do consider that the twin beds are really not very big, possibly smaller than a US-style twin.

What really set this hotel apart, though, was the service. Anat and her team took every care of us that you could imagine. They offered a drink upon check-in, accommodated specific requests related to service and local restaurants, even stored our luggage for 24 hours after we checked out. They greeted us like old friends whenever we came back home and it is just so rare to feel appreciated like that. Next time in Tel Aviv, we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I expected quite good things given other Trip Advisor reviews plus this wasn't the cheapest hotel in Tel Aviv.

We arrived at the tail end of one of their coldest periods. However, the rooms were freezing. If only I had been told of the heater on the balcony area outside the room, it could have been a bit better.

The next morning, whilst running a bath, I shaved. i noticed by the end of my shave that the hot was water was now almost cold. I checked the bath and, sure enough, that was running cold. I had about an inch of tepid water in which to bathe.

I met my colleagues for breakfast. We ordered tea/coffee/orange juice and some croissants. The croissants hadn't arrived "yet", apparently. Unfortunately we didn't have time to wait as we were on business and so, no breakfast.

I advised reception that the room was cold, that I had no hot water and that my colleagues had told me that both the bed and the duvet were too short (which was correct) - not a good thing in such a cold room.

The next evening I brought the heater I had found into the room and switched it to full. By the next morning it wasn't so bad, although still cold since the heater could not heat such a large area. The water was the same as the previous morning. But I was wiser and managed to stop the water before it got cold.

My colleagues didn't bother to come down for breakfast, not believing that it would be better than the day before - although I did notice they had croissants the second day. The barman that morning was arrogant and there are ways of asking for payment/room number that are both polite and successful. He obviously hadn't heard about them.

That evening, we were at the hotel earlier and so the heater was on for longer. By the next morning it was acceptable. The third morning I didn't shave and, so, had a few inches of warmish water.

I will never, ever use that hotel again, even if it was the last hotel in Tel Aviv. It should have been a lovely stay but, instead, I suffered doubly in that it was not a pleasant stay plus I had booked it for myself and my two colleagues (who both disliked the hotel).

I only want basic things when I travel - clean, warm rooms, a good bed and hot water in the morning. The rooms seemed clean is the only thing that matched my basic criteria.

Never, never again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DiaghilevTelAviv, Owner's Representative at The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Andy D,

In response to your review, we would like to emphasize that during your stay Tel Aviv underwent an extreme storm, which might strike once in 40 years.
If that is what matters for you while choosing and evaluating a hotel, you would have found the majority of the hotels in Tel Aviv as inappropriate during these cold days.

We are very sorry about the storm and for the negative experience you faced as a result. However, you might understand that this storm was beyond our control, like any other natural disaster that occurs around the globe, causing people inconvenience and difficulties

We wish you all the best in your future travels!

Kind regards,
The Diaghilev Team
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Beijing, China
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is my first visit to Israel, knew nothing about the destination. Anat (the owner) gave me much assistance, even help making business appointment for my team. The room is nice and comfortable. the staff is friendly especially a young guy named Teddy (hope I made the correct spelling). I got the feeling of home there, and will definitely come back soon. Thanks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Everything about this unique Hotel was incredible.
The staff was friendly and went out of their way to assist you.
The owners Anat & Avi are involved in the day to day operations and to ensure that your stay is first class.
The hotel is located in the perfect area. Close to restaurants and coffee shops, but away from the traffic and noise.
It also is within walking distance of many tourist areas such as the Nahalat Binyamin art and craft fair, Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art , and the Sarona Project.

Room Tip: The rooms are the large and comfortable. Make sure you ask for one with a balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I highly recommend this boutique gem.Quiet,centrally located,it is well-run,staff well-trained & English speakers.The sophisticated,casual,artsy vibe adds to the comfort of the rooms & the experience. It was so welcoming to return to the warmth of the room/apartment at the end of a long day. I particularly liked the airiness and light from all the windows, and the spaciousness of the accommodation. It will certainly be my pleasure to return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The Diaghilev Art Hotel is, like a fine work of art, a real original, offering a unique combination of attributes that add up to a boutique hotel unlike any other. It's a boutique for real adults. The decor is simple, not overly stylized or trendy and the bar is comfortable, not a scene. Creativity is evident throughout, particularly in the works of art for sale in the rooms as well as public areas, by contemporary Israeli artists. Most rooms are mini-suites, closer in size to a small apartment than a standard hotel room and featuring kitchenettes. Service is as personal as at a bed and breakfast and cleanliness impeccable. The location, just off Rothschild Boulevard, makes all of Tel Aviv readily accessible and the Boulevard itself is the City's nicest for travel by foot. There is no better value if this hotel fits suits your tastes. Anat, the owner, is a constant presence, so I'm sure others will be greeted with the same warmth and hospitality which greeted me there.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a really great hotel! The most noteworthy thing was just how friendly and helpful the staff were - it really felt like I was staying with friends and nothing was too much trouble! The room was incredibly spacious, offering separate living space, and free wi-fi throughout was a bonus. The location is absolutely perfect - a very quiet street yet just off the fabulous Rothschild Boulevard. I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 56 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv 65789, Israel
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Location: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 85 Hotels in Tel Aviv
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Diaghilev is a bohemian boutique hotel that offers an extraordinary and exceptional cultural experience intensified by an excellent personal service.The hotel features an art gallery exhibiting over 500 artworks that change every 6 months, unique and mostly radical decor items, a collection of hand made rugs from all over the universe, most of which are ancient and therefore reflect the aged cultures they originate from. The Diaghilev has recently established a HUB for Start-ups and integrates a wide activity in such fields as design, fashion and technology. The uniqueness of the hotel brought it into prominence among internationally acknowledged artist visiting Tel Aviv and the world of technology and start-up. Many employees of the leading corporations in the world choose the Diaghilev as their base in Tel Aviv.Built in the purest Bauhaus the Diaghilev invites its guests to experience a World Cultural Heritage site rich of hundreds of Bauhaus buildings and get a taste of the “White City”.Our uncommon nocturnal concept was designed taking account of a recent scientific research that showed evidence that black beddings cause intensive production of Melatonin hormone, which results in deeper sleep, stronger immune system and increased anti-aging effect. The Diaghilev is an eco-friendly hotel, committed to a continually expanding list of operating practices that aim to maintain minimal environmental impact.The toiletries at the Diaghilev are of outstanding quality. They are produced from natural materials created from plants cultivated for this purpose in the hills of Jerusalem. These products are produced and packaged at a small factory that employs people with disabilities and integrates them into the labor market. Our creativity-support concept lead to the establishment of the HUB - a shared work environment that is more than a physical workplace for creative entrepreneurs: It is designed to nurture a community in which creators will be able to collaborate with one another in order to produce innovative projects and initiatives. ... more   less 
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