I travelled on business in early November, staying 5 nights. The weather at the time was lovely - about 30°C and sunny.
The first thing to say is that construction work was/is going on on 2 sides of the hotel. On the left a new building is being constructed, and they are just doing the foundations. On a huge site covering the rear of the hotel, earthmovers are arriving and leaving from early in the day to prepare the site for...probably more large buildings. I don't know, I can't read Hebrew.
Once inside the hotel reception, everything is pleasant enough and English is spoken. Check-in was without drama. The rooms are functional and clean. I was on the 8th floor, with great views of the building site at the rear, although to be fair there were other things to see. It's too far from the beach to be able to see the sea.
Best thing about the room was the bed, a king-size jobby with nice firm mattress and good pillows. But as with many hotels nowadays, only a thick duvet was offered, despite the fact that it was 30 degrees C outside. I looked around for a sheet and thin blanket, but there was none. So I did the usual trick of taking the duvet cover off and using that. Every morning, the cleaning staff put my duvet back in its cover and I took it out again.
Bathroom was clean, shower worked, but the water pressure was low. Toiletries were provided, but each day I got a DIFFERENT random collection of grey tubes containing shampoo, lotion, conditioner, etc. One nice touch was a digital weighing scales.
Being the "Leonardo" hotel, every room had some Da Vinci motif, and mine was a recreation of one of the great man's madonnas where a bed headboard would be, with her eyes cast downward benignly smiling at the sleeper. Kinda weird, but I slept well. Until the construction work started early in the morning.
I think the hotel faces south, so my room at the back faced north. The blackout curtain was therefore not really tested, but I have no complaints about stray light getting in.
Internet was via wi-fi (extra charge). Connection speed is good and I had no problems using it, ONCE I got online. A password is provided at check-in time, and seems to be different for every room. It took so long from choosing the hotel's wifi network until the time I was able to enter these credentials in a browser that I called reception. A techie called me back within a few minutes, by which time the browser had responded. Like I say, once connected, bandwidth was good.
Breakfast was interesting. Much variety, but I didn't recognise much of it, and kept to the safe choices of fruit (not an inspired bowl of fruit salad), muesli or smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels (I've had better in Brick Lane).
Service in the breakfast room was surly at times, with enquiries about lack of coffee cups or glasses met with grunts, and in some cases staff just walked away.
I did not try the restaurant. There is a shuttle service to various places available - free of charge it seems. I took their shuttle to the beach. In fact there were only two of us and the shuttle consisted of a taxi instead of a mini-bus. Even better!
Checkout was simple and quick. The bill is presented to you in US Dollars. They had not tried to stitch me up with anything taken from the mini-bar as some places do. The internet charge ($78 for 5 nights) was removed corrected, as arranged with my employer, so I was happy.
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