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Review of The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Suites Hotel

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The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Suites Hotel
Ranked #8 of 98 Hotels in Tel Aviv
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice, but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

Stayed here with my wife for one night to have a night away (just got back). Saw all the great reviews here and called to book.
The lady on the phone recommended that I pay extra and get a room with a balcony, which I did.
Upon check-in, rooms weren't ready yet, so we waited, was told that we had been given room 505 and that we had been upgraded. We were then taken up to room 102 - a room with no balcony and no view. I asked the lady who took us up to the room why we had no balcony when I had booked a room with and was told that this was a "very big room" - which didn't answer the question.
This start left me feeling a little unhappy with the hotel as I had not received the room type I had paid for and was trying to make this short get-away as special as possible.

Room is large, just missing a few touches - bathroom wasn't well laid out and the shower was flooding the bathroom as it was in the middle of the bath. Bedroom basic with no TV in there (no great loss), but has the outlets for it sticking out of the walls.

Not sure how else to describe it apart from almost there - hotel has all the potential to be great, but misses out on details.

Staff were great though and very attentive and fun.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank iaru
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DiaghilevTelAviv, Owner at The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Suites Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
Dear iaru,

To begin, I would like to thank you for your feedback.
We were happy to hear you felt you were in a warm, fun and attentive environment.

It is our deepest concern to ensure that every guest feels satisfied and cared for. I assure you that your case wasn't any different:

As you might know, our official check in time is 15:00 (3pm). As you have arrived a couple of hours earlier, the suite that was initially blocked for you, wasn't yet ready for check in. Wishing to assist you and not keep you waiting, the receptionist has checked suites availability and was offered 2 suites, one of which was Superior One Bedroom Suite, which is of a much higher standard than the one you have booked and where you finally were accommodated. This much more spacious suite features a bigger bed and bigger TV. You are completely right telling that the suite you have got was lacking the balcony you have requested - that was a very serious mistake resulted by a misunderstanding. On the teams behalf I am asking you to accept our apology for that matter.

We are happy you were ready to give us a second chance and took us up on the offer to come and stay with us "on the house", to experience the real Diaghilev hospitality and care.
We truly hope to change your mind during your future stay.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Boston, Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Local friends suggested this hotel and I could not have been more pleased! Three easy blocks away from the dynamic Rothschild Boulevard with its busy shops and plenty of cafes, the Diaghilev offers lovely studio apts, each well appointed with unique art. I had a lovely one bedroom apt. with a balcony, everything spotless and functioning well, attentive staff and free wifi in the rooms. I would recommend to other travelers who enjoy 'spreading out' and don't want or need the services offered by chain hotels.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aripacks
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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed at The Diaghilev Live Art Hotel, having discovered it quite by accident in 2010 when it first opened. Now it is the only hotel we will stay in when we visit with our daughter in Tel Aviv. It's location is perfect, within walking distance or bus to anyplace in Tel Aviv. The rooms are uncluttered, yet clean and comfortable. There is a kitchenette, for those who want to go to the shuk and get fresh fruit and other delicacies. This time we had a balcony that overlooked the city. Every room, every floor, the entire lobby is filled with art by contemporary Israeli artists, so this provides some familiarity with the culture of this booming city. The staff is friendly, helpful, kind, funny, with enormous attention to detail so that our stay was impeccable.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Hazel W
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

I have stayed here 3 times in the last 6 months. The hotel staff are the most friendly and helpful I have ever come across. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
The rooms are spacious, well equipped, and beautifully decorated.
The only possible negative is that no food/drink is served in the hotel - but there are so many restaurants close by that this is not a problem for me; the location, off Sderot Rothschild, is simply superb. All in all, a terrific hotel, and one to which I look forward to returning.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lomu
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

I have been there with my family (mom and brother) for three days and I want to say that it was the best hotel I have ever was in Tel Aviv.
It has a great location, only few minutes walking from the main touristic street - Rothschild Boulevard. Also they have own parking, where I parked the car. In our room was a real kitchen, where our mom was able to cook some sandviches and salat :)

The room service is also amazing, we found in the room free bottle of the champaigne (actually champaigne wasn't so good, but anyway it was pleasant), on the last evening they brought free orange juice and cookies.

The Diaghilev hotel is modern and is full of artistic charm. On every floor I found a lot of contemporary arts, like a pictures, photos, and some art installations. Even in the room was some nice contemporary pictures.

It was very nice to stay in Diaghilev hotel and I will stay there again when I will be in Tel Aviv.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrey B
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

It really felt like our own apartment in the middle of Tel Aviv, it was very comfortable to just sit in the bright, spacious room. The people at reception were so cheerful, it was a pleasure just walking into the hotel. I genuinely can't fault the Diaghilev, I have no doubts about where I will stay in Tel Aviv in future, even the car park was well thought out and spacious!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aidan B
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St. Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

I have visited the Diaghilev Hotel three times over the last year and I am on my way back in two days. I have to admit - I have a hard time describing my experiances there. It truly is - not another family - but friends. The rooms a well attended. Amazing art both in the rooms and halls. They laugh with you, fuss over you if you don't feel well (can we say homemade chicken soup? NOT kidding). As the other reviewers have stated - no doorman, pretensions. Just an amazing staff, amazing location, incredible rooms. Look out guys! See you soon!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Queeniehill
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Property: The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Suites Hotel
Address: 56 Mazeh Street, Tel Aviv 6578906, Israel
Location: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 98 Hotels in Tel Aviv
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Diaghilev, LIVE ART Suites 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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