The Rothschild Hotel restaurant specializes in fish, sea-food and vegetarian dishes of the highest quality. The restaurant uses local ingredients, some native to this land and others adopted and cultivated with the founding of Israel. We like to call it "Zionist cuisine with a French accent".
The restaurant's chef, Tzvi Avisar, studied at Hofmann cooking school in Barcelona where he graduated with honors. He later worked at Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona such as Lasarte and Drolma and was also a sue-chef in Nectari, which also has a Michelin star.
The Rothschild Hotel pays homage to the Zionist vision and activity of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. The baron was a man of vision and action, who was able to witness the initial fruits of his labors. We see him as the first Hebrew startup entrepreneur, who made a substantial contribution to creating an economy that developed into a state, while preaching modesty, Hebrew labor and the use of Hebrew as the vernacular.
There are many hints, some subtle and some explicit, of the baron's activity to be found throughout the hotel. Especially prominent are the unique paintings displayed in the rooms that portray the baron's projects: the glass factory at Tantura, the vineyards, the agricultural settlements and more. The paintings, inspired by authentic photographs, were made on oak doors that were dismantled from the old building during its conversion into a hotel. All of the paintings were specially commissioned for the hotel from Israeli artists from a wide range and circle of Zionist backgrounds – from kibbutzim, from the early settlements, from the cities and from the newest waves of Jewish immigration.
The Rothschild Hotel refrains from citing colonialist design. Instead, it combines various motifs – some basic and some more developed – using natural materials such as wood, leather, iron, brass, clay, cotton, stone and wool.
Materials are used holistically in an effort to transform the one-dimensional typography the hotel requires into a three-dimensional one in a variety of ways: indentation, protrusion, embedding, embroidery, cuttings and so on, in accordance with the nature and role of the material. Many of the items were designed by Israeli artists by hand, exclusively for the hotel.In addition to the Israeli artwork, a meticulous effort was made to collect items and furnishings from around the world – Greece, Italy, Holland, Egypt, India and elsewhere – which complete the picture of the hotel's multicultural and eclectic design
The Rothschild Hotel is set in one of the historic and most familiar buildings in Tel Aviv. It is an eclectic structure that is designated for strict preservation. There is no one in Tel Aviv who is unfamiliar with "the building with the choral singers on the balcony" – known for the famous sculpture by Ofra Zimbalista, installed on one of the balconies.The building was built by Abraham Friedman, son of Joseph Friedman who was one of the founders of Rosh Pina. Abraham was one of the first agronomists in the
The Rothschild Hotel provides its guests with toiletries and spa products of outstanding quality, produced in a small factory that operates from a farm in the Jerusalem hills. This factory, named Es-sense, took upon itself a mission to integrate population with special needs in the labor market by employing autistic workers as an integral part of its team. Together, the factory's workers make high-quality toiletry products from natural materials produced from plants, many of which are grown on the farm.
The Rothschild Hotel is happy and proud to provide its guests with top-quality products while supporting this mission to enable the special needs population to enjoy its rightful share in the productive workforce.
The Rothschild Hotel was renovated with close attention to the environment. The hotel building, which is designated for strict preservation, features advanced ecological systems designed for optimal environmental protection:
Heating/cooling: A state-of-the-art system employing VRF technology and capable of heating and air-conditioning at the same time, transferring heat from places that require cooling to those in need of heating, and vice versa. The efficiency of this system reduces the consumption of electricity and, consequently, reduces the air pollution and waste of energy that characterize standard heating and cooling systems.
Hot water: The hotel uses heat pumps that are three times more efficient than electric heating elements. This is a relatively new technology (operating in a way that is similar to the heating/cooling system described above) and enables the supply of hot water, day and night, with a high level of energy efficiency and without emitting pollutants.
Gray water: The hotel features a system to separate gray water, enabling its reuse for gardening. The hotel aims to provide water from this system for irrigating Rothschild Boulevard and the adjacent Elalouf Park with treated gray water.
Conserving resources: The selection of furniture was made according to their materials and quality, and with the aim of choosing furniture that will serve the hotel for many years, growing old with charm, and without requiring replacement or massive renovation for many years, as in the world's venerable old hotels.
Recycling: The hotel views recycling as an essential activity and does its utmost to excel in this area. The use of the oak doors from the old building as part of the new design serves as a message and as an example of the hotel's readiness to recycle and create something new from something old.
The Rothschild Hotel provides its guests both services and facilities of top quality:
Our lounge serves a verity of luxurious breakfasts such as bread-pudding with crème fraîche and caramelized apples with cinnamon, and Israeli breakfast that includes eggs, fresh vegetables, assorted cheeses, bread, jams, juice and coffee or tea.
Besides Breakfast, our lounge also serves coffee, pastries, drinks and delicacies such as roots salad with blue cheese and basil vinaigrette, and tuna fillet sliced thinly with dry herbs crust, aioli sauce and a small salad. Our lounge also holds a collection of boutique Israeli wines, following the Rothschild family tradition.
The Rothschild Hotel offers private meeting rooms for up to 4 people.
You are most welcome to order any of our lounge's delicacies or drinks directly to your room.
Our staff is hand-picked and will be happy to assist you with everything you might need during your stay, whether it's restaurant reservation, information about culture events or "Tel Avivian" tips for the city.
Laundry & Ironing
We'll do our best so you'll look your best. Please note: this service is not available on Saturdays.
VIP Airport Shuttle
Welcome to Israel, may we help you with your bags? Please note: this service is available only with prior reservation.
Tell us where do you need to go and when, and we will find you the best solution.
Every room is equipped with a mini-bar full of refreshments.