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“This hotel serves as Israel's hotel staff training school!”
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Tadmor Hotel
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Herzliya
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Shocking but true. The rooms are old, dirty, and very poorly maintained. The breakfast is plenty, but infested with cockroaches, especially if you arrive to the breakfast room as one of the first guests in the morning. The staff seems unmotivated.
Since hotel staffs of many hotels in Israel begin their training / careers at this hotel, In order to secure the best possible future hotel staffs in Israel, the big 4 and 5 star hotel chains of Israel should make a joint effort (venture) to completely core the building and to renovate the Tadmor into a 5 star hotel. They should also get a Swiss trained hotel / school general manager to run it for them. They should however, leave the building structure as it is, because the Tadmor is a landmark of Israel. It would be a shame just to tear it down.
With good will and extensive renovation work, this hotel has the potential of becoming one of the most charming hotels in Israel.
I give the hotel 3 stars in value for money because the overwhelming majority of the hotels in Israel are relatively poor value for money (too expensive).

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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5  Thank Frank_F_2010
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed here with my wife and son 1st week of September, having stayed here myself in February. As usual all the staff were polite and very friendly, all in all great hospitality. The food is very good, as attached to the hotel is a cookery training centre. Selection of food for breakfast is great and the wonderful attentive service from Maurice who is always obliging to the guests - nothing is too much trouble. The only downside is that generally no food is available for lunch or dinner, and particularly for Friday night. The reception staff suggest a local retirement home "7 Stars" for dining on Friday night for a reasonable charge, and booking by Friday morning is recommended. At present the swimming pool is not in operation, but the surrounding grounds are pleasant for outdoor relaxation. The beach is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel along Basel Street.
There are good local eateries, pizzerias, and coffee shops within a 5 minute walk to the central square, where a Bank Leumi is located with ATM's and also a Bureau de Change, a grocery store,chemist, and a hairdresser/beauty salon.

The rooms were adequate, as we spent most of the time out. A refurbishment of this hotel is planned in the very near future. I rate this a 2 star by UK standards.

Room Tip: Best rooms are at the rear of the hotel with a view to the sea. All valuables should be deposited w...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Hi to you all,
I stayed at this hotel for three weeks because I had some problems to solve in Israel. I chose it because it was cheap ( by Israeli standards, not by European Standards), having to stay for so long. It is dirty, smelly, the staff is rude, noisy and with no respect for the customers. Everything is dirty, dirty, dirty. The vegetables and fruits you get at breakfast are not washed ( oranges are FULL of dust and dirt and you are supposed to make juice of it!) The juicer is half a century old and half a century dirty ! Breakfast is KOSER and on Saturday you won't get any coffee or oranges or scrambled eggs ( the only hot thing on breakfast anyway). The kitchen manager is very dirty and he often recycles food: he takes it from the table of the people that have already eaten and are gone and is so kind as to bring it to your table as a gesture of hospitality. :( Do not accept it! Actually all food is recycled every morning, you get the one you had the day or days before until there is no more and they have to bring some new one.
The forks, plates and glasses are also very dirty and it takes some time until you find clean ones. Everything is sticky!
The carpets and the bathrooms are full or stains and they smell awfull. Internet you will only find in the hotel lobby, although they say that the signal is very good in your room when you check in ( you will find all guests in the lobby with their laptops as they only have one access point). They give you " Do not disturb" signs only if you ask them at the reception and the cleaning ( if it can be said like this) takes it from your door so you have to ask it back from the reception. If you get blocked in the elevator, the reception will tell you that there is nothing they can do ( after you finally get out of there by yourself),, you have to wait and see what happens ( maybe something happens without anyone doing anything!) Occasionally you will find bugs, in your bed or in the hotel lobby.. who cares anyway?
The pool is old and tiny, not new and shiny like they describe it and they keep it closed probably because it is so difficult to take care of it! You actually have to do something! Move for example.. :))
Except for one receptionist, the only normal and nice lady over there, they are all either stupid or very stupid. And of course dirty so to fit in: their hair, their clothes have not seen water lately! ( I am not exaggerating!)
It is probably like this because the hotel is cheap for Israeli standards: a room in Herzylia is above 200 dollars so they probably think they are doing you an offer! The big surprise is that they have a hospitality school so they will preach dirtiness to as many young professionals as they can!
If you can, don't go there! It is a two stars hotel the most!

Room Tip: Ask for another one when they give you your room! First floor seems a bit cleaner.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank amelia b
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 1 week in early February 2012. Contrary to the reviews I read beforehand, I found this hotel adequate and clean, with a very good Israeli style breakfast selection available from 7:00 to 10:00 daily, including fresh oranges to make your own drink, cranberries, apricots and fresh figs, various egg dishes.
I was on a business trip, so most of the time I was out and about. I found my room clean and tidy, although this, including the bathroom, and the hotel in general, could do with a good facelift. As it was cool at night when I entered the room, I used the air conditioning on HEAT setting and it worked very well. For extra comfort, additional blankets and pillows are supplied in each room.
Also the staff were helpful and friendly at all times. As a frequent business traveller I would rate this hotel as **Star by UK standards.

Room Tip: For security, I recommend you use the hotel safe facilities for valuables, i.e electronic items or m...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Maurice2012
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

The only reason this hotel is still in existence is because various governments use it for cheap lodging for their "employees". It should be condemmed...Russian employees are cussing at each other in the lobby while Muslim guests are having a family reunion in a dark corner of the same lobby. Don't ask for anything before 7 am or after 4pm.. toiletries or coffee because you won't get it from the hotel. You get what you pay for. I wish I had a side arm with me.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank realitysrikes
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

My understanding is that Israel, and Herzliya in particular, is a very expensive place to stay. However, I was surprised at the disparity in the quality of this hotel and the cost. I stayed here as part of a conference, and this hotel was recommended as part of the conference package. We payed the standard rate, which was US$160/night, twin share. However, the quality of the hotel was very average. The rooms were basic, and very old and a bit grotty. In addition, the staff were VERY rude and reticent to help with anything. On the plus side, the location was very close to the beach (about 5 minutes walk) and the breakfast was good (included at US$10 per day per room), and the rooms did have working air conditioning and comfortable (albeit small) beds. I am not sure if there is better in the area for cheaper, but be warned that you do not get anywhere near the same value here as you would expect for the price!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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5  Thank tardigrades
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

Had a bad time at this hotel and certainly would not recommend it. The staff is very rude, it's overpriced, the place is in very bad shape and rooms are not very clean (I found huge cockroaches in my room). And besides all that I had TWO laptops stolen from our room. When we contacted managment they did absolutely nothing!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Tadmor Hotel

Address: 38 Basel Street, Herzliya, Israel
Region: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Herzliya
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Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Herzliya
Hotel Class:3 star — Tadmor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel offers its guests comfortable rooms, delicious cuisine and friendly staff who tend with individual attention to every guest. All 58 rooms are air conditioned, with cable TV and Wi Fi connection free of charge. situated a short distance from beach. 15 minutes driving distance from the center of Tel Aviv, 30 minutes drive to Ben Gurion International Airport. A verity of restaurants, bars, two shopping centers. Our banquet facilities and convention rooms are suitable from 10 to 170 persons. ... more   less 
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Tadmor Hotel Israel/Herzliya

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