When a glass of Champagne is in my hand within seconds of stepping foot in the door, it’s a pretty good indication I’m going to have a great stay. And that was definitely the case at the new boutique-urban-cool Brown Beach House Tel Aviv, sister hotel to the Brown Tel Aviv.
Actually, it was my second glass of welcome Cava since my taxi driver first dropped me off at the Brown Tel Aviv. A common mistake the front desk assured me, since Brown Beach House Tel Aviv opened only a few months ago. I was offered a glass of Cava and a bottle of water while I waited for my driver to navigate the one-way streets back to the hotel.
As the taxi pulled up, I double-checked for the hot pink neon flamingo the staff at Brown Tel Aviv told me to be on the lookout for. I was definitely in the right place and that neon pink flamingo would help me navigate Tel Aviv’s streets back to the hotel on more than once occasion since you can see it from several blocks away.
The hotel is located one block away from Trumpeldor beach, a popular spot for locals to hang out, and a short walk from attractions like Carmel Market.
The 40 rooms and suites are fun, yet elegant. My deluxe suite had a separate living room with a canary yellow sofa bed that made the room pop. The bedroom had a comfy king size four posted bed and the Miami-chic feels carried into the decor with golden pineapple lamps on the bedside tables.
The bathroom was spacious with a walk-in rain shower. My only complaint is that the bathroom didn’t have a single outlet, but there was an outlet conveniently located near the full-length mirror in the bedroom where I could plug my hairdryer and flatiron in.
My deluxe suite also had two balconies; one smaller balcony off of the bedroom and a spacious balcony off of the living room with a daybed with sunshade and view of Trumpeldor beach.
There were cute touches like the usual do not disturb/make up my room hangers instead said recovering/gone surfing. The slippers that are sometimes just wrapped in plastic come in bags declaring Mr & Mrs Brown for his and hers. I also found a beach bag in the closet and there were beach towels available for guests at reception.
The hotel’s Flamingo Bar offers cocktails, Israeli beers, wine and tapas. Since I arrived late in the evening after a long day of travel, I was hoping to just dine at the hotel bar. Only cold tapas are available on Friday nights since it’s Shabbat though, and the reception staff made some excellent recommendations only a short walk away from the hotel.
Breakfast is a delicious affair. It was here at the Brown Beach House that I was first introduced to Shakshuka.
Sundays may be the day to brunch in the US, but in Israel Saturdays are for waking up late and lingering over a long brunch. As I made my way down for breakfast after luxuriously sleeping in at 11am, I was thankful for the first ever hotel I’ve ever stayed in that offered breakfast well in to the early afternoon.
My waitress told me all about shakshuka and also said if I didn’t like it I could order something else. It came with a tower, much like an afternoon tea tower, with breads, cheeses and salmon and a top tier with various dips for all the bread. I definitely did not need lunch…or probably dinner.
The lobby has a lending library with all sorts of different books in a variety of languages, perfect for grabbing a book to take to the nearby beach and relax with.
The hotel also has a small spa with a jacuzzi available to guests at their request, though there’s not a pool since the beach is steps away. Unfortunately, my stay was just short enough that I didn’t have time to try out any of the spa treatments, though one of the various massages available sounded wonderfully relaxing.
Brown Beach House was in a fantastic location for getting around the city and I’d definitely stay again!
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