The Efendi Hotel lies nestled in the picturesque narrow lanes of Acre, overlooking the historic city walls and the magnificent Mediterranean Sea beyond. The unique structure of this boutique hotel combines two meticulously reconstructed ancient houses that have hundreds of years of history stored within their walls, resulting in a perfect blend of past, present and future that conveys a stylish intimate ambience.
Each room has a unique style and character designed to elicit different emotions. They contain the finest facilities and modern conveniences without sacrificing the enchanting authentic atmosphere. Some rooms’ ceilings feature ancient 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.
For maximum relaxation and enjoyment, the hotel features a spa treatment room for couples, as well as an original 400-year-old Turkish bath. Another Highlight of the Efendi Hotel is the enclosed Uri Buri restaurant, which is, after over 20 years in business, an Acre institution. Housed among the walls of a 400-year-old Ottoman house on the shores of ancient Acre, head chef Uri Buri, is serving the best fish and seafood the sea has to offer, and it is not by chance that its reputation has spread far and wide as one of the best fish restaurants in the country. In addition, the hotel houses a 900-year-old wine cellar, which contains remnants from the days of the Byzantine Empire. Exquisite tapas and small appetizers are served along with Israeli wine tastings.
The boutique hotel has twelve special rooms spread out over three levels, each of which has four guestrooms and a central communal salon with appealing sitting areas conducive to rest and relaxation. Guests can also go enjoy the sea air from the large terrace on the northern side of the hotel and enjoy the scenery from one of the luxurious lounging areas. The Deluxe Rooms are 24 to 27 m², with a restored wooden ceiling and beautiful views of the Old City and the Galilean hills. The Grand Deluxe and Royal Rooms are 33 to 36 m², featuring the same wooden ceilings and views. In addition there is a sitting area and a bathroom equipped with freestanding bathtub and separate shower. The 44 and 48 m² huge Presidential Suites feature original marble floors, illustrated ceiling, and stunning sea views. All have spacious sitting areas and bathrooms equipped with a freestanding bathtub and separate shower.
Rates start at USD 320 per room and including breakfast.
RECOMMENDATION & AWARDS
The Efendi Hotel was awarded with the 2013 Fodor’s hotel award in the category creative conversion. Travel & Leisure Magazine awarded the Efendi as one of the best new Hotels of 2012 and one of the world’s greatest hotel of 2013. Winner of the World Luxury hotel awards 2013 in the category best luxury historical hotel in Israel.