Many reviewers and others before me have discussed at length the wondrous restoration & creation project which resulted in the "Efendi-Hotel".
I can just say that no amount or quality of photography would be able to capture the true magic of the place, the beautiful rooms, the amazing public areas and balconies and the fine details which adds up to the best boutique hotel in Israel and a worthy counterpart to the best Chateau Hotels in the world.
Another aspect of the "Efendi-Hotel" which I found to be particularly endearing is the fantastic service which operates in complete harmony with the palatial surroundings. Just a few staff members are able to supply a smiling, comfortable and no stress service which transforms the stay in this hotel into a dream like experience.
One single episode would serve best to demonstrate that impeccable service. We have spent the night at the hotel with a few friends, celebrating my wife's birth day. One of ours friends bought a watermelon while touring the market in Acre and brought it with him. We were sitting on the northern balcony, about to check out when the hotel receptionist who noticed our friend's watermelon suggested he leaves it with her and she would have it carved and brought to us. And so we were treated to a freshly carved watermelon resting on ice cubes just like that, a spontaneous and heart warming gesture shown to us as we were about to check out.
So, pack a suitcase (not a big one though, parking is an issue) and get going to the Efendi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the picturesque narrow lanes of Acre, the Efendi Hotel overlooks the historic city walls and the magnificent Mediterranean Sea beyond. The unique structure of this hotel combines two ancient houses that have hundreds of years of history stored within their walls. These houses were meticulously reconstructed and merged into one building before being converted into a boutique hotel.. Complex preservation and restoration work over a period of eight years gave birth to a gorgeous, breathtaking pearl that was truly a labor of love. Thought was invested in each and every detail of the preservation work, which was performed under the supervision of the Antiquities Authority. Artisans were specially flown in from Italy in order to undertake this delicate work, as well as the restoration of the beautiful ceilings.All rooms in the hotel are furnished and equipped to the highest standards, and each room has its own unique character and style. Some rooms' ceilings feature illustrations, while others are made from preserved wood. Most of the windows offer sea views, while others look out over the ancient city of Acre and the scenic mountains of the Western Galilee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Efendi Hotel Israel/Acre