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My wife and I enjoy staying at nice hotels and feel that at $300-$400 per night, you should be able to stay at a great hotel. When traveling in the states, we feel that a Westin is a nice hotel, but isn't fancy. The Ritz Carlton is a GREAT hotel - but sometimes is too pricey. I am a 32 year old professional - married, living in NYC. My wife and I are active - enjoy working out and eating well. We feel that $25 per entree should denote a nice restaurant and $10 is a fair price for a drink at a nice restaurant.
The Intercontinental David Hotel in Tel Aviv is an average hotel. I would compare it to a Marriott or a Westin in the US, but with substantially higher prices. The hotel costs about $275-$300 per night, but charges you ridiculous fees for anything additional.
The issue with the Intercontinental David is that once you get there, nothing is included. Internet is $22 US dollars per day or $10 US dollars per hour. I'd rather they add this cost into the price of the room as it makes you feel like you are being nickeled and dimed. The Fitness center is not quite adequate. it's small and dirty and is not up to par with American Hotels.
The hotel bar is absolutely over priced - a Grey Goose vodka (on the rocks) is $22 us dollars. If you want a grey goose and soda, you're looking at $25 us dollars.
The israeli breakfast was the least impressive of all the hotels we stayed at. We spent 12 nights in Israel and were blown away by other hotels breakfast. We were not impressed with the David at all.
The concierge were not up to par. When we asked for a nice Fish restaurant - they sent us 20 minutes away to a restaurant comparable to Red Lobster. When we asked for some art galleries and shops to buy some things to bring home - they sent us to the equivalent of a flea market.
My wife and I travel a decent amount and I would highly advise not staying at the Intercontinental David.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm Israeli welcome awaits you at your home in the 'SoHo' of Tel Aviv. Ideally located between the city's main cultural centers, Neve Tzedek, the beach, and Old Jaffa, the David InterContinental offers the perfect starting point to exploring the city. Spend the day experiencing Tel Aviv like a local and return to the serenity of the David InterContinental boasting the best of Israeli hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental David Tel Aviv Hotel Tel Aviv
- Intercontinental Tel Aviv
- Tel Aviv Intercontinental