We sampled this newly opened hotel for one night, as we were curious as to how the very first Indigo hotel in Israel would look like.
We were glad we did.
This proved to be a really charming hotel.
The hotel is located within a walking distance from the diamond stock exchange in Raman Gan.
Calling it "Indigo Tel Aviv" is a bit misleading, as Tel Aviv is a 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel and the hotel is located in a nearby city.
The location of the hotel is excellent if you are here to trade diamonds.
Tourist-wise, the location is far from ideal – the neighborhood where the hotel is located is uglier than ugly (you can see just how much if you look down while on the hotel's rooftop).
While Tel Aviv's major park and some eateries are within a walking distance, the area does not feel tourist-friendly at night.
Parking in the hotel's vicinity is extremely limited during the weekdays, but is adequate during the weekend.
A big pro, however, is that the hotel is as distant as possible from Tel Aviv's noisy and crowded center.
The hotel looks absolutely beautiful.
A lot of work has been done to design a modern boutique (yet classic) look, and everything looks beautiful and brand new, with a very distinct dark blue color everywhere.
The lobby has a beautifully designed lounge, with shelves containing dozens of books, board games and other chic items.
We checked-in on Saturday, in the early afternoon. Being IHG Platinum gave us an upgrade (make sure you write the hotel about that prior to arriving).
We received 2 drinks and snacks coupons. Upon reaching the room, we also got a nice bottle of Cava.
We were on a dinner+breakfast+spa package, which proved to be a great deal.
We've booked a regular room and were upgraded to a Deluxe room on the 5th floor (room 504).
The room was tiny – 27 square meters, but beautifully decorated, with two single beds, an HD TV, a shower and toilet (no bath tub), a coffee machine with 2 capsules, a sink and minibar (do note, this is not a regular fridge, so you cannot put your food/drinks in it).
The beds were very comfortable.
The view from the room consisted of the neighboring building – not a pretty sight (but this is Ramat Gan, after all...).
The room service menu was rather minimal and included only a few dishes. I am not entirely sure one could order hot dishes during the weekend.
The hotel offers a pool on its rooftop (10th floor).
The pool is open until the early afternoon.
The pool itself is tiny, more of a plunge pool, and 10 people being in it at the same time would find it crowded.
However, the view of Tel Aviv's skyline is beautiful (especially around dusk).
Make sure not to look down from the rooftop, as all you'd see are the utterly ugly rooftops of nearby buildings.
There's a nice bar next to the pool and we took our complimentary drinks and snacks over there.
There's also another level to the rooftop, with some more chairs and tables.
The hotel also has a gym, which is apx. 20 square meters in size (tiny).
We then went to take our spa treatment, which was part of our rate.
The spa is located on the first floor and includes five treatment rooms, a dry sauna and changing rooms.
We chose a Swedish massage and a Reflexology treatment (both 1 hour long).
The treatments were absolutely wonderful and the masseurs were both professional and nice.
The atmosphere in the spa was tranquil, with some fruit, juices and tea served after the treatments were over.
All the staff in the hotel were very nice and were fluent in English as well.
The staff's smiles appeared really genuine, which is something that can only be achieved in small boutique hotels.
Our rate included a 3-course dinner at the Blackstone restaurant.
The restaurant (located next to the lobby) is also beautifully decorated.
Dinner was absolutely amazing, with dishes catering to both carnivores and vegetarians alike.
Service at the restaurant was very good, as well.
Our fear of a less-than-good food quality due to the restaurant being Kosher disappeared the minute we tried our first dish.
Everything was very tasty and beautifully presented (I'll write a separate review about the restaurant).
While there were some construction work being done in the hotel's vicinity, the noise did not reach our room, and with those comfy beds, we slept very well.
Breakfast, which was also included in our rate, included a tiny buffet and made-to-order eggs, squeezed juices and coffee.
I wouldn't call it a full breakfast, but with the breads, cheeses, eggs and drinks – you will not leave the restaurant feeling hungry, that's for sure.
Again, all the food was beautifully presented.
This is a truly lovely hotel that is bound to give you a very nice experience.
While it is not a hotel for people who want to be in the center of Tel Aviv, it is perfect for couples/families seeking some peace and quiet from the big city, and of course, to diamond dealers as well.
Add this to a brilliant restaurant and lovely spa – and you get a great boutique experience.
I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank Ms. Dana Harel, the front office manager, for her wonderful assistance before, during and after our stay, Ms. Melody Dagan, the spa manager, for taking such great care of us, and last but certainly not least – Mr. Liroy Ramzi, the restaurant manager, for his lovely hospitality.
Despite the fact I live 5 kilometers from the hotel, I cannot wait to come back. And hopefully, I will.
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