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About the property Arabesque is a newly restored and renovated Ottoman building in the ancient city of Acre (Akko/Akka) on the northern Mediterranean coast of Israel. Nearly 300 years old but with some stones dating back one thousand years to the Crusader period, Arabesque boasts a Great Hall with a baby grand piano and chef’s kitchen for events; a cozy courtyard with a trickling savil fountain; and three sumptuous suites all with high vaulted ceilings, original stone walls, tile floors, antique furniture, artwork, and all the amenities of a modern hotel room: TV, a/c, comfortable furnishings, a kitchenette. Arabesque is situated in the very middle of the Old City and is only a few minutes’ walk to the suk (market), the Crusader Knights’ Hall, the Templar Tunnel, the Al Jazzar Mosque, the Turkish bathhouse and all the other major tourist attractions. Its central location also means that the experience of a stay at Arabesque is one of being a part of the local community and not apart from it. About us Arabesque is owned by the father-and-son team of Evan Fallenberg (artistic director) and Micha Fallenberg (manager) and staffed by locals. Evan is a novelist, translator and professor of creative writing and literary translation at Bar-Ilan University; Micha is a trained tour guide and adventure sport enthusiast. For them, Arabesque is more than just a charming place to spend a few nights; it is a venue designed to serve the local community through hosting cultural events, promoting local talent, and welcoming artists of all kinds to engage in dialogue through the arts. About the neighborhood Arabesque is located at the very center of the Old City of Acre, one of the oldest inhabited cities on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Conservation Site. Once the capital of the Crusader kingdom, Acre is today Israel’s second most popular tourist destination, with its colorful market, unique culinary traditions, marina, beaches, museums, festivals, mosques and churches. The annual fringe theater festival is the most important of its kind in the country. The main tourist sites include buildings and ruins from the Hellenistic, Ottoman and Crusader periods, such as Al-Jazzar Mosque, the Order of St. John, the subterranean Crusader city and enchanted garden, the Khan al Omdan and Sultan’s Clock Tower, Hamam Al Basha (Turkish bath-house), the Hospitaller fortress, and the Templars Tunnel. There are unique museums, like the Underground Prisoners Museum, the Okashi Museum and the “Treasures in the walls” Museum for Ethnography and Folklore of Acre and the Galilee. The city itself is a living museum offering walks that track Crusader, Ottoman, Napoleonic, Jewish or Bahai points of interest, though getting lost in the city’s maze of alleyways is often the greatest treat of all.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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We greatly enjoyed our weekend (2 nights) stay at Arabesque! The hotel is wonderful - well designed, clean and comfortable. The team's' attention to each and every detail shines through - from the nana tea at the lobby to the yummy and fresh breakfast menu. The professional team
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We stayed a night at Zidan Sarai - the apartment which is part of Arabesque. This is an absolutely unique and gorgeous self contained apartment with it's own Hamman, kitchen, double shower + more! Its is stylish and beautifully presented. Add to this the most incredible host
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This magnificent building has been loving restored and is beautiful. The staff is helpful, friendly and got to know all of the guests since is so small. Breakfast was prepared well and the space was conducive to meeting new people. Sunset the swallows roost right outside of
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It's not the first and not the 2nd time my clients enjoy their stay at Arabesque hotel very much. Comfortable, cozy, very clean, great staff and a special location. The old buildings were renovated amazingly!
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Micha and his team at Arabesque exude a type of warmth that makes guests feel immediately at home. The building is nearly 300 years old and the restorations respected the original charm: exposed stone walls, airy arches and intricate tile work. The team is able to make
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Wow everybody saw the question before me. Thanks for the quick response. micha.
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יש אפשרות ל- 4 מבוגרים להתאכסן בחדר אחד ? אם כן - איזה מיטות יש בחדר כזה ?
יש לנו חדר אחד שיכול להכיל 4 מבוגרים. בחדר יש מיטה זוגית וספות מעט צרות מהנורמה אבל מתאימות גם למבוגרים. בברכה, מיכה פלנברג
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Is it too hard to find? Does it have some place near to the hotel to park the car?
The best place to park is the lighthouse parking lot. From there it's about 4 minutes into the hart of the old city to Arabessue. It's not hard to find if you do some homework and copy a map. And there is always someone who can pick you up
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"Stay more than one night... and be sure to hear about the construction and see the before and after album!"
"All rooms are quaint and very individual. All off quiet courtyard, Take pit luck!"
"The Peacock Room"
"With only 3 rooms, each room is exceptional!"
"Three bedrooms - one very large."
$180 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IsraelNorthern DistrictAcre
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