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“Close to the beach but not for a longer stay”
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Deborah Hotel
Ranked #76 of 100 Hotels in Tel Aviv
Warsaw, Poland
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65 reviews
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“Close to the beach but not for a longer stay”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We did not make any reservation in Tel Aviv and this hotel was the only one in vicinity that had vacancies. As compared to other places in Tel Aviv (see my other reviews), this hotel was the best choice.
As for the pros, the hotel is located close to the beach and to pubs and shopping areas in Tel Aviv (which does not help you if you plan to visit Tel Aviv during Shabbat; also you get the noise from very busy Ben Yehuda street). It seems to be the budget option as compared to the hotels in vicinity (we paid USD 200/ 3 persons with breakfast; although at the checkout they were trying to get additional USD 80 from us). Breakfast offered a good selection and was quite tasty. There was a free wi – fi in the room. The room also had a fridge and a large wardrobe. Hotel lobby looks very nice.
As for the cons: rooms are dirty, walls look like they have been painted years ago, furniture is old and stained. Our room had a terrace (which was advertised by the reception staff as a big advantage) but it was so dirty that we could not make any use of it. The bathroom had an ugly sewer smell and when we requested a staff member to do something about it or to give us another room she did not react at all (we dealt with the smell by ourselves). The staff seems not to care much about the guests; also we had to request them several times to fix the A/C.
Although, as mentioned above it was the best choice out of any other choices in the city, next time, I would not book a room there and would rather look for some other option in advance.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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RACHELsales, Manager at Deborah Hotel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Margeta, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your in depth report on our hotel. All comments help us provide the best service and amenities for our guests. That being said, we are sorry that you did not receive the reception that you should have. I will forward your review to the staff as they are trained to provide helpful and friendly service. Additionally, your experience with the front desk and the housekeeping is abnormal and will be checked on as well. We hope you will give us another chance next time you are in Tel-Aviv.
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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Rooms are old and feel dirty. The food was horrible! I would never stay here again. The bathroom was old. There is no bars of soap, only liquid soap dispensers. Mthe hair dryer is ancient. The only good thing is the location and the free wifi.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Absolutely awful hotel in every sense! The bathroom and bedroom was filthy as if it needed to be disinfected and deep cleaned. There was mould between the tiles in the bathroom and a pathetic shower curtain that did not touch the lip of the bath so all the water went onto the floor anyway. Not to mention the toilet that did not flush - it was then fixed only to overfill with water and flood our bathroom floor. Disaster after disaster and not terribly friendly staff either. They serve breakfast until 10am and if you are caught in there from 945 you'll end up having breakfast with the entire contingent of staff - not very professional! Only good thing is the location but not even at the price!

Room Tip: Dont stay in 507 - noisy next to the fire escape and filthy dirty!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The last time I visited Israel with my mother, we looked up for a hotel just located in the heart of the city. It was a rainy day and we found this hotel. From outside it does not look like a Hotel. I mean it looks like they builded this place for another reason but changed it to Hotel.
The lobby area is well enough to have your visitors to sit and talk. We had a room at the moment. It was located nearly on one of the top floors. That night we really had a terrible sound outisde like a loudly engine is working. We asked them to change our room immediately. On the other floor we had another room next to the elevator. We also had a trouble with that room as the shabat elevator makes noise (ding ding ding) all the time till the next day. It stops on evey floor automaticall for religious people. We were not plased with that room as well. All rooms ver noisy. I wanted to make a phone call from room but it was not possible. I went down to the lobby to ask why I can not make phone call. ! THe lobby attendant ladie directly asked my credit card. I asked why ? I will stay 3-4 days more and why give the credit card info just to make a simple phone call. She treated us like we are going to make the phone call and live the hotel without paying for it ! Unexpectable and very rude behavior ! I directly asked the manager of the hotel. She arrived immediately and said sorry for the rude behavior of the hotel attendant lady. Breakfast was poor. The only postive thing about this hotel was the location. It was just located in the middle of Tel-Aviv. The rest was terrible at all. Our trip date was January 2007.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Terrebonne, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

As with other reviews of the hotel, some good and some bad aspects. A great location, free wifi, and a great breakfast are the good features. The room was small and the bathroom needs much work. The room was clean, but sparse. Just a tired hotel!! The staff was pleasant and having wifi in the lobby was a plus. The breakfast was great with many choices and was very tasty. The location was a real advantage, walking distance to the beach, Old Jaffa, and many of the attractions of Tel Aviv.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Appleton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The room, particualry the bathroom, was not clean, there was no toilet paper and the shower curtain was nasty. When I went to talk to the manager he apologized and admitted that the hotel is not being kept up they way it should. They are having a hard time getting the help they need.

On the good side - the location was great, the breakfast good and the Wifi the best of the trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Greg B
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Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We (2 adults and 4 children) stayed for one night at the Deborah Hotel on a half board basis. The hotel is in an excellent location, being within a short walking distance to the beach. It took us about 45 minutes to walk from the Hotel to the Jaffa. The food for supper and breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Deborah Hotel
Address: 87 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv 6343701, Israel
Region: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Deborah Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1-block to beach, 30 min from airport. Offering guests the appealing combination of a prime location in the center of Tel Aviv and walking distance from the sea. ... more   less 
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