Amazing building, beautifully prepared rooms -- even if the pictures on the website promise perhaps a little more than what you find in reality. Definitely check out the wine cellar and the breakfast room is gorgeous as well. We didn't use the Spa. The staff was very friendly and helpful and booked us a table at Uri Buri (which was a disappointment, however, both in terms of food and atmosphere). The only downside is the neighbourhood around the hotel, which didn't feel particularly comfortable after sunset (quite dirty, few people as it was off-season, no streetlights). That might be a different story during the summer months, however.
- 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