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“The Place to Stay in Akko”
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Akkotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Acre
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, VA
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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“The Place to Stay in Akko”
Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed in the Akkotel for two nights. The hotel itself is an historic gem, built inside the walls of the Ottoman fortress. There could be no better place to stay in an ancient city that bears the imprints of 4,000 years of history. The hotel has thick stone walls that stay cool and dry, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Elia and his staff take excellent care of their guests. They are hospitable and helpful. The restaurant in the hotel serves an excellent meal. On the evening my wife and I dined there, it was quiet (as December in Akko tends to be), and so the kitchen put together a meal to order for us. The ingredients were fresh and the food was beautifully prepared. The staff is friendly and polite. The Akkotel is perfectly suited to help guests capture the romance and wonder of an ancient city that was at the center of world trade for centuries and remains an archaeological treasure.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

The accolades that the Akkotel has received on this site are well deserved. The owner has designed an intimate hotel that integrates the stone walls of an old Turkish Police Station into every space. In our room the rich dark brown furnishings and four poster bed made us feel as if we were staying in an elegant inn during the Ottoman Empire but with a remote control for the flat screen TV. The Israeli buffet breakfast was simple but tasty. The owner was very helpful, liberating a parking space in front of the hotel where our car remained for our two night stay as we walked to all the sights in Akko. He recommended we stop at a Tunisian Synagogue on our way out of the city whose interior is completely lined with beautiful mosaics, a sight missed by most tourists. When I mentioned to him the reviews on Tripadvisor, he took great pride in showing me the certificate that he had on the wall attesting to the excellent recommendations on the website. When we first entered Akkotel, the sight of the Christmas tree contrasted with the sound of Shabbat songs coming out of the dining room. It seemed to set the tone for a peaceful and beautiful stay. Needless to stay we recommend the Akkotel highly and would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

There have been so many rave reviews here, it almost doesn't seem worth adding another one. We stayed in the Akkotel for five nights with our family of four - parents and children aged 9 and 7. We had a family room, which was not enormous, but seemed larger because the kids had a mezzanine floor (which they loved), with a ceiling too low for adults. The hotel was very quiet while we were there, which meant that we often got our own personal buffet breakfast, with no request too much trouble for our lovely hosts.

The hotel is built into the walls of the old town, which makes it a fantastic location for seeing anything you would like to see in the old town. Akko is also a good base for northern Israel, if you have hired a car (we saw Haifa, Rosh Hanikrah and Meggido from here). Very few people seem to stay overnight in Akko, but this hotel makes it worth it!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Great hotel - cool to be staying in such an old structure. Very nice amenities, decent breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed January 13, 2011

impressive,clean and wonderful. Location Location Location this hotel has it. I enjoy the hotel so much I try to come back every year. I was very blessed to stay there. Hilk Canada

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed December 30, 2010

We stayed at the Akkotel for three nights in December, 2010, and would go right back there again. This little gem is an ideal location for seeing Acre (Akko), as it is convenient to the marvelous sights of the city. Our room was very comfortable and cozy, and the service was friendly and very personal. Our arrival was delayed by snow in the US, and they waited up for our rather late arrival. The breakfasts are good, and one night we had a memorable dinner of fresh grilled sea bream and salad in the dining room. It was maybe the best meal of our ten day visit to Israel.

Tom and Mary Jones

PS: Don't miss the great view of the old city from the roof of the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Venice
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

We were travelling through the cost and were not sure how much time we wanted to spend in Acre, but we soon realized that the town was worth more tha a couple of hours.
So we gave a try to Akkotel and got a decent room rate (Israel is generally not a cheap place for hotels) from the family that runs the hotel.

The hotel is embedded in the old city walls, so in a very convenient location for food, sightseeing and also with enough parking spaces in front. In any case the old town is very small and can be crossed in less than 10 minutes.
Most rooms overlook the road, but Acre is a very quiet town at night.

The rooms are small but nicely decorated and furnished, in general the hotel feels quite new, despite the building itself being very old.
Breakfast is simple but with all what is needed.

And if you do stay in Acre, make sure you go for dinner at Uri Buri. Probably the best fish restaurant in Israel in the most unpretentious setting.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Akkotel
Address: Salahuddin Street, 1 | Acre (Akko) Old City, Acre 24112, Israel
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Location: Israel > Northern District > Acre
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Acre
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Number of rooms: 16
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