Just came back from a weekend at the Efendi Hotel. I must say, this was an experience!!! The hotel is set in two renovated old houses in the old city of Acre!! The hotel includes restoration of the original designs and decorations in the old houses. It was renovated during 8.5 years with experts from around the world. As you enter, you feel the amount of efforts, patience and money spent to bring out the splendor in these glorious houses. Each room is different in its size and decor but they all provide the most gracious comfort and luxury required of a boutique hotel. We ate at their wine bar (open on Thursdays and Fridays only) and had a glorious tapas meal which accompanies two bottles of red wine!!! Exquisite wine from a selection of 2,400 bottles as suggested by Elinor the wine sommelier. Breakfast is another matter!!! Freshly squeezed orange juice together with a selection of breads, cheese and eggs (mad to your choice) with fresh coffee give you the kick start required for a great day. The communal areas of the hotel are very spacious and roomy and give a wonderful feeling to just sit down and relax. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. We spent 2 hours in an interesting conversation with Ali, the night receptionist. Uri Buri did a great job in this hotel and we shall be back for sure. Highly recommended!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the picturesque narrow lanes of Acre, the Efendi Hotel overlooks the historic city walls and the magnificent Mediterranean Sea beyond. The unique structure of this hotel combines two ancient houses that have hundreds of years of history stored within their walls. These houses were meticulously reconstructed and merged into one building before being converted into a boutique hotel.. Complex preservation and restoration work over a period of eight years gave birth to a gorgeous, breathtaking pearl that was truly a labor of love. Thought was invested in each and every detail of the preservation work, which was performed under the supervision of the Antiquities Authority. Artisans were specially flown in from Italy in order to undertake this delicate work, as well as the restoration of the beautiful ceilings.All rooms in the hotel are furnished and equipped to the highest standards, and each room has its own unique character and style. Some rooms' ceilings feature illustrations, while others are made from preserved wood. Most of the windows offer sea views, while others look out over the ancient city of Acre and the scenic mountains of the Western Galilee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Efendi Hotel Israel/Acre