No doubt about it: we really enjoyed the design concept (except the bar, for some reason). We stayed first in one of their small rooms (305) which are, even by TLV standards, small. Think Paris. Then think smaller. Later on we stayed in a larger room (210) with a sofa and desk. Be wise and get a bigger room. The little extra makes all the difference between disappointment and general satisfaction.
The layout of the small room was not thought through: why have a rather spacious shower (even for two people very comfortable), but absolutely no place to put your toiletry bag? Or no place to open your suitcase except on the bed? Apart from that, there isn't much of design in the small room except the brown color concept and the questionable experience of only glass seperating bathroom from the rest of the room. (Obviously only designed for those sleeping alone or not having to get up during the night...) Because of the glass walls of the bathroom, from the bed you could see the glue lines on the back of the mirror and the grout from the sink through the glass. Not the best design feature either.
But what mostly caught our attention in both rooms were the finish and upkeep of the place: limescale in the corners and the showerhead, missing knob on the shower fixture, dust on doors and handles. This and a few dents and scratches in the walls and ceiling suggest that the hotel needs better maintenance and a bit of renovation.
Apart from that: location of the hotel is great, the staff is very helpful. They did listen to our comments and tried to compensate.
The idea with having breakfast outside the hotel is nice (Lulu was good, Coffee house not so), but it doesn't substitute an on-site option.
There is a construction site right accross the street. You might want to avoid a room facing the street.
All in all, even for a design hotel, design only is not enough, especially giving the prices they charge. There are other design hotel options in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There's a new color in town. In the heart of Tel Aviv's urban scene, at the crossroads of the charming Neve Tzedek quarter and trendy Rothschild Boulevard and a ten minute walk from the beach, the Brown TLV Hotel is an ideal choice for the seasoned business traveler as well as the lifestyle-driven individual eager to access the vibrant city. Arts and culture, dining and nightlife are all outside our door. The Brown boutique hotel caters to the value-minded, yet stylishly discerning guest. Combining unique retro design, stylish ambiance and personalized service, Brown TLV is an award winning hotel recommended by international magazines such as NY Times, Wallpaper, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue and Time Magazine. ... more less
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